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.

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

​​Visions of Scouting

In 1913, The first local council charters were issued to first-class and second-class councils. Local supervision was facilitated by dividing the United States into eight districts-the forerunner of 12 regions. Scouting, the official magazine for Scouters, was started. Boy Scout Week was observed. A registration plan for Scouts was adopted. Scouts demonstrated the motto "Be Prepared" in first aid during spring floods in Ohio and Indiana. Scouts rendered service at the 5oth anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg reunion of veterans. The first Children's Book Week was observed. Membership during the year, 115,364. Total members to date, 188,964.​

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May Campout

Parent/Scout May 15th-17th

Mendon Park Youth Camping Area

  • traditional scout vs. parent softball game
  • orienteering course
  • campfire programs & flag retirements,
  • hiking & fishing

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Monday, May 18th

Weekly Troop Meeting

 Advancement & SM Conferences 

Monday, May 18th

No Meeting

 Memorial Day Weekend

Coming in June

  • ​Medical forms for Massawepie due Monday, June 1
  • Spring Court of Awards is Monday, June 22 at Seton Catholic School gym 

2015 
Louis & Sally Langie
Eagle Scout Scholarship
​Tyler Borrelli


The Scholarship is given by Louis and Sally Langie to an Eagle Scout who is pursuing a college degree, has displayed high academic achievement in high school and has a demonstrated financial need. The $12,000 Scholarship is distributed over four years.  


Congratulations to Troop 31 Eagle Scout Tyler Borrelli on receiving the 2015 Louis and Sally Langie Eagle Scout Scholarship Award. 

Two more Wood Badge Tickets

Finished! 

Wood Badge is Scouting's premier training course. Baden-Powell designed it so that Scouters could learn, in as practical a way possible, the skills and methods of Scouting. It is first and foremost, learning by doing. The members of the course are formed into patrols and these into a troop.  The entire troop lives in the out-of-doors for a week, camping, cooking their own meals, and practicing Scout skills. 

The uniqueness of Scouting is the patrol method. The use of the natural gang of six or eight boys who elect their own leader and plan and carry out many of their own activities is a democracy in microcosm. Here young men learn the give and take of working with people as they must surely do all their lives. Here, too, they are given leadership and learning opportunities which prepare them for their future roles as citizens. It is for this reason that it is so crucial that all adults understand thoroughly the patrol method. 

Troop 31 congratulates Dr. Deane and Mr. Hellstern on their completion of their Wood Badge Tickets and the fantastic Beading ceremony lead by Scouter Everything...Mr. Finger.​

Mrs. Ryan Rappels "21 Stories for Scouts"


Congratulations to Mrs. Ryan for completing her 21 story rappel.  Mrs. Ryan 

has raised just over $1,125 for urban scouting.  If you would still like to support this great cause and Hiedi please Go directly to Heidi’s page:
https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/HeidiMcGee-Ryan/2015​