Supporting Youth through

Scouting for 109 years 

Boy Scout Troop 31​ 
Rochester, New York

​​Troop 31 Shutterfly 
Photo Site

Come and share your photos of past and present Troop 31 events.  We have created a secure Shutterfly account to store, share, and print photos and videos of our Troop 31 events. Over 50 photo albums and 10,000 photos have been uploaded by scouts, leaders, and families from a number of our past courts, camp-outs, and trips. The troop invites you to visit and share any photos you may have of any past or present events. 

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Since this is a secure site, you will need to register and be approved. Please provide your name and the years associated with the troop. You may invite family members to view the site. Please have them reference your information in their request for access. If the committee has questions, we will email you separately for your blessing before granting permission.  
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​​​​​​​​​​Welcome from Our Scoutmaster

After 109 years, our parents and alumni are proud of the 183 scouts who have earned their rank of Eagle as members of Boy Scout Troop 31. The troop remains and focuses its leadership to be a truly "scout lead and a scout run troop."  

As leaders of Boy Scout Troop 31, the boys manage and control all aspects of the troop operations from planning a simple meal for a patrol, to running a meeting, or planning a Spring trip out West.  Through years of successful programs, Boy Scout Troop 31 has created an environment that challenges boys to learn what it takes to be self-sufficient, self-reliant, and self-motivated while simultaneously caring about and leading others.   We strive for our scouts to search out leadership positions and to obtain training whenever possible.  Our Troop is proud each year to send multiple scouts to NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training) to further develop and hone their basic and leadership skills.    Click here to learn more about our troop and why you would want to join. 

Our adult "advisers" provide guidance to the scout leadership so that they can accomplish the goals they have set for themselves and the troop.  We follow the guidelines and philosophy outlined by the Wood Badge program ideals to mentor scouts in providing programs and activities that strengthen and develop character.  Parents click here to view our parent guide.

If you are interested in visiting or joining Boy Scout Troop 31, we welcome you to visit a troop meeting and experience it first-hand. I look forward to meeting with you; feel free to contact us at to set up an appointment to visit Troop 31.

Yours in Scouting,
​Michael Murphy
Boy Scout Troop 31
40th Scoutmaster -

Congratulations to our 182nd and 183rd Eagle Scouts
​Ian D., September 22, 2020
Jack E., ​December 23, 2020