Supporting Youth through

Scouting for 103 years 



Boy Scout Troop 31​ 
Rochester, New York

​​​​​Welcome from Our Scoutmaster


After 103 years, our parents and alumni are proud of the 170 scouts who have earned their rank of Eagle as members of Boy Scout Troop 31.   The troop remains and focuses it's leadership to be truly "a 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 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.     


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.

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
Scoutmaster@Troop31BSA.org to set up appointment to visit Troop 31.

Yours in Scouting,
​Kenneth Hellstern 
Boy Scout Troop 31
39th Scoutmaster


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 staff invite you to visit and share any photos you may have of any past or present events.

Click here to visit the http://boyscouttroop31.shutterfly.com/ 

site.  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.  If you have any other questions please contact the Webmasters at webmaster@troop31bsa.org