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 

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


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.

Grover Hot Springs

Posted on Mar 9 2020 - 6:06pm

"Wow! This was my first time snow camping and it was also my favorite camping experience. We got to the Grover Hot Springs Campsite at about 7 p.m. Friday night and the first thing we did was set up our tents. After we were done with that and we were all set up we ate dinner, had a little bit of hot cocoa or cider, got cozy in our sleeping bags and went to sleep. When we woke up we were in for a surprise, it was snowing everywhere! We had a delicious breakfast of pancakes, turkey sausages, and orange juice. Next was the highlight of the trip, the hot springs! The kids walked to the springs early and waited for the parents a little way above the hot springs and learned how they worked. When the parents finally got there we were ready to get in the water and get comfortable. We got in line and when we got in, we changed into our swimming clothes as fast as we could and got into the hot water. Ssssss, it was so warm and comfortable. After getting warm in the hot pool some people went to the cold pool and played around. Eventually, we had to get out and go back but we felt super refreshed. When we got back we ate turkey dogs, chili, chips, and pink lemonade and played around in a nearby river. When we got tired we came back and went on a hike to a waterfall. It was really beautiful. When we got back we made a fire and cooked our dinner with dutch ovens. While the dinner was cooking we played 20 questions and Mafia. Oops, the bread that we needed for our desert was accidentally used for dinner. Well, at least we had more dinner! When the dinner was finally ready we paused our Mafia game and got up to eat our dinner. It was soo good! We had Dutchaladas (Chicken Enchiladas made in a dutch oven) and Cheesy Garlic Rolls. We went back to our Mafia game only to find out the adults had found out how to made monkey bread but they changed the recipe and made a new dessert named "Buttery Pecan Pudding Bread" which was, in my opinion, better than the original dessert, Monkey Bread. After dessert, we sat by the fire a little longer and went to sleep. Sunday morning it wasn't snowing but it was cold nonetheless. We had a classic breakfast of oatmeal, croissants, and muffins. We packed up our stuff and put away the tents and did a trash sweep. Finally, we left camp and played 6-7 rounds of disc golf just north of Markleeville. It was sunny and a lot of nicer weather than at camp. All in all, this camp was one of the best camps I've been to in my life!"

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