Boy Scout Troop 31 
Rochester, New York

Mission and Vision of B.S.A.

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is 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.

The Vision the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare every eligible youth in America to become a Responsible, anticipating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.

Membership in the Boy Scouts of America is open to all boys and young adults who meet the joining requirements.Membership in Scouting, advancement, and achievement of leadership in scouting units are open to all youth without regard to race or ethnic background and are based entirely upon individual merit.

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.

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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

Visions of Scouting

In 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was founded to help young people grow into responsible, well-rounded citizens. As a result, more than 100 million Americans have experienced the traditional, values-based program offered by the BSA. Below, a celebrated American shares their thoughts on the Scouting experience:

“The Boy Scouts of America stands for a set of principles. These principles have a lot of staying power. The values you learn as a Scout are like a compass. They can help you find your way through difficult and sometimes unchartered terrain. The principles of Scouting give you a sense of what’s important. I feel I owe the Boy Scouts a great deal, both personally and professionally.”
Bill Bradley, former U.S. Senator, New Jersey

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Saturday,  April 11th

Merit Badge EVENT

Citizenship in the Nation

Time 10:30 am to 12:30 PM
Location: The Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, 17 Madison Street, Rochester, NY  14608
Cost: $8 per scout

Contact Mr. Basile at  the next Scout meeting if interested

#2 = The Boy Scout needs to complete b. c. or d.  We will complete “a” together here at Susan B Anthony's house. ("b" is a Capital building, “c” is the Federal building tour, "d" is a Monument)

#3 = Boy Scout should be able to summarize national news results to me from a 5 day cycle.

#8 = Boy Scout should be able to name their elected government officials at the national level.  And the boys should bring a copy of a letter sent to one of said officials about an issue of concern.


March 28th-April 1st 

Fayetteville, WV

  • Meet at School #1 (85 Hillside Drive, Rochester 14610 - see attached map) on Saturday, March 28th at 6:15 am with expected departure time of 7:00 am. 
  • We should arrive at camp in West Virginia (2000 Boardwine Road, Fayetteville, WV 25840) between 4:00 - 6:00 pm. 
  • All medications should be clearly marked with written instructions. Mr. Folwell will be handling/dispensing the medications for this trip.
  • One duffle bag per person (space will be tight). Please refer to the packing list at the bottom of this email. 
  • Temperatures will be anywhere from 20 degrees to 60 degrees, so bring appropriate winter clothes/rain gear. 
  • We recommend $20-$40 spending money. We will have one of the adults act as “banker” using standard interest rates and nominal transaction fees.
  • Full Class A uniforms with Troop 31 neckerchiefs are required for the trip down and back.
  • Spring Trip tee shirts will be distributed upon arrival in West Virginia.
  • Electronics/music players will be permitted on the way down and back 
  • Bring a lunch and snacks for the trip down.
  • Make sure you pack your scout handbook for any rank advancement sign-offs.

Pictures from the Annual Winter Patrol Cook Off

  Courtesy of Craig & Bob Watt

April Campout

Lean-too Camping & hiking
April 17th-19th

The Troop will be doing a hiking/backpacking camp-out at Camp Cutler.  There will be an opportunity for three hours of Trail restoration service projects (clearing trails and marking trail heads), exploring Camp Cutler, and learning how to cooking dried foods (aka Mountain House).  Friday night, the troop will camp at the South Lean-Too entrance off of Clement Rd.  Saturday morning we will head to base camp to pick-up trail tools and paints to mark trail heads.  Saturday afternoon, we will set-up camp at either Green Area or Fawn Haven Lean-too.  Both nights we will have campfire programs teaching troop songs and skits.  

Monday, April 6th

Weekly Troop Meeting

Another Eagle Gets his Wings

I am happy to report Brian Tyndall is our newest Eagle Scout. Brian was very relaxed and confident today and he comfortably engaged the Board members in conversation. Brian told the Board members how much he appreciated the support of his parents, his scoutmaster and staff, and his fellow scouts. Please convey the good news to the Troop 31 family so they may congratulate Brian.
- Stan, ommittee Chairman