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Developing Self Reliance, Confidence and Leadership

Welcome to the Scouting BSA Troop 1855 website!  Troop 1855's Troop of Boys and Troop of Girls are chartered by Journey Church in Folsom, California, and part of the American River District of the Golden Empire Council.  We serve youth in Folsom and the surrounding communities to further the mission of the Boy Scouts of America:  To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Both our Troop of Boys and Troop of Girls meet on Mondays at Journey Church, Folsom. PLC meets on the 1st Monday of the month. Troop Committee meets 1st Thursday of the month.

Troop 1855 is grateful for any donations.  Your donation will go directly to assist our scouts to have an exciting and educational year-round program. Please note the purpose of the donation in the comment section of your payment, ie: Christmas tree recycling, John Doe scout account, etc.  You can make a donation at http://paypal.me/boyscouttroop1855

If you have any questions, please call or email:
     Christmas Tree Recycling: Andrew Tweet, (916) 216-8705, xmastreerecycling@troop1855.org  
     Treasurer:  Mike Damico, (916) 716-4616, treasurer@troop1855.org 
     Committee Chair:  Laurel Raleigh-Klimowicz, (714) 809-4451, committeechair@troop1855.org 

2021 Spring Camporee

Posted on Apr 22 2021 - 8:42pm

This was my first Camporee and I enjoyed it a lot. It was on Saturday, April 17th at Sly Park at Scout Hill. There were many fun activities we did from archery to STEM. Many Troops from around the area attended. Everyone was wearing masks but we still had lots of fun. Events included Orienteering course, Charades on a “Twister” tarp, Flag Retirement Ceremony, Tomahawk Throwing Course, Archery Course, First Aid Quiz Station, Stretcher relays, Battle Ship and Stem Activities Station. The Space Seagulls and Aces patrol got third place in Twister charades! 

SAVE THE DATE: First Class Trail Campout April 30 to May 2

Posted on Apr 15 2021 - 6:11pm
All Scouts and Parents:  Below is the announcement for our annual First Class Trail Campout April 30 though May 2. This is one of our most important Troop Camping Events of the year, particularly for our newer Scouts. As usual, we will be tackling some of the most important, and fun, Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class camping skill requirements including knife, saw, axe and fire safety, knots and lashings, and map and compass skills.  The event is now a Day camp with some virtual camping and cooking. 

Order Your Class B Apparel by 4/25/2021

Posted on Apr 15 2021 - 11:57am

It's that time again...Time to order your Class B Troop Apparel.    Class B items are Troop Logo gear that we wear when we are out camping, doing service project work, or during the summer Troop/Patrol meeting - so that we don’t get our formal uniforms any dirtier than they otherwise might.  Purchases are not mandatory, but it is particularly nice to have a couple of the youth Ts for your Scout. You too can look good when out with the Troop. The Fleece jacket is nice to have at colder times of the year and is a popular item.  You can place orders through order forms found on our site Calendar (you will need to be signed in to access the link)

Troop 1855 Resumes In-Person Patrol Meetings

Posted on Feb 5 2021 - 8:38am

As of 2/1/2021, Troop 1855 will begin meeting in-person again at the Cohort level.  Troop in-person meeting guidelines are found under Files, COVID-19.  Please review the guidelines and pre-screening information prior to meeting in-person with your Cohort. 

Christmas Tree Recycling Drive Saturday January 9th (One Day Only)

Posted on Dec 23 2020 - 2:22pm

https://www.troop1855.org/node/6541

If your home falls within the map in the above link, then BSA Troop 1855 will be collecting trees in your
neighborhood for recycling. Put your Christmas Tree in the street by the curb by 8 a.m.
Saturday, January 9th. The Scouts will take it to be recycled into wood chips for the City’s
parks and landscaping. This year, a special emphasis is being placed on safe, contactless
pickup and donations with scouts wearing gloves and masks and working with their family
group only.
Suggested donation is $15 per tree, but is not required. We do this as a community and
environmental service. Please make checks to ‘Boy Scout Troop 1855’ and attach to your tree.
Cash is accepted. For a safe online option, visit https://www.PayPal.me/boyscouttroop1855 and
attach a note to the tree so we know you donated online. Your donation helps each scout enjoy
exciting activities that develop character and leadership even in these difficult times.
To be linked directly to our PayPal page, point your phone camera at the QR code below and
select the link that pops up.

Troop 1855's COVID-19 In-person Meeting information

Posted on Nov 1 2020 - 7:49pm

Sacramento County has been cleared for small, in-person meetings, and Scouts BSA is allowing in-person meetings that comply with national, state and local rules. As a result, our Scoutmaster, Committee Charter, and Charter Organization have approved detailed guidelines for in-person meetings, which will shortly be posted on the troop website under Files within the COVID-19 folder https://www.troop1855.org/taxonomy/term/1387Please review the guidelines before participating in an in-person meeting. Please know that the safety of our scouts, our adult volunteers, and their loved ones is our primary concern.  We would not plan in-person meetings if we did not firmly believe they are both as safe as possible and good for our scouts.  We intend to make every reasonable effort to pursue both of those goals. That said, we understand that not every scout or adult may feel comfortable meeting in-person.  For those who are uncomfortable, please do not feel pressured to meet in person before you are ready.  This is a choice that each family needs to make for themselves.  No scout should feel left out or left behind, and we plan to continue having virtual meetings so that all scouts and their families can be included in the activities of this troop.

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