Boy Scout Troop 31​ 
Rochester, New York


January 30th 

Start Time: 7:30 pm

Troop is happy to announce that all Scouts who participated in the Christmas Tree Sales are awarded two tickets to this weekends Knighthawks game, Please complete registration below for Mr. Folwell


February 1st 

Start Time: 7:15 pm. 


February 8th 

Start Time: 7:15 pm. 

​​Thursday, February 11th 
Start Time: 7:30 pm

Due to the Troop's recent achievements highlighted in the local news, the entire Troop (including all family members) has been invited to attend the Thursday, February 11th, Rochester Razorsharks basketball game at 7 PM at Blue Cross Arena. The game tickets (and possibly the parking) is free. The team would like us to perform the Color Guard. I know it's a school night, but this will be a very fun and enjoyable event to attend. The website will have a sign-up very soon or you can email me now. Please mark the date.  

Please sign-up below if you wish to attend

​​Scout Awarded All 141 Boy Scout Merit Badges Before 18th Birthday

December 2015


A local teen was able to get all 141 Boy Scout merit badges before he turned 18 this year.

Troop 31 scout John Folwell was recognized Monday night with a Certificate of Achievement. Folwell is a senior at McQuaid Jesuit High School. He joined scouting in the first grade. In cub scouts, he earned all 20 pins, then went on to earn every merit badge on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout.

Scout leaders say it's something that doesn't happen very often.

"I think it's a great accomplishment. I think it could be an inspiration to all these other scouts, who are just joining now. They can see someone who's been through it and was very successful at it and it can give them a role model to look towards. Part of it was me enjoying it and learning from the badges, but part of it's also giving back to the troupe and helping these younger scouts," said Folwell

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​​Visions of Scouting

Daniel Carter Beard (1850-1941)
Daniel Carter Beard grew up hearing stories of pioneer days and exploring the woods near his Covington, Ky., home. After attending art school in New York City, he began a long career as a writer and illustrator.

One winter day in New York, Beard came across newsboys sleeping on the damp pavement of Printing House Square. It was this sight that “started me on my lifelong crusade for American boyhood,” he later wrote.

In 1905, in the pages of Recreation magazine, Beard created a loosely organized boys’ program he called the Sons of Daniel Boone. Somewhere between 2,000 and 20,000 boys joined the group in the next few years, organizing themselves in “forts” and “stockades” and taking on the names of heroes such as Daniel Boone (president), Kit Carson (treasurer) and Davy Crockett (secretary). When Beard joined Pictorial Review magazine, he renamed the group the Boy Pioneers of America and published its first handbook.

With the advent of the BSA, Beard shut down his nascent organization and joined the BSA as one of the first national commissioners.

“Uncle Dan,” as he was known, remained involved in Scouting until his death in 1941 — even showing up at the 1937 National Scout Jamboree to light the opening campfire with flint and steel. He was honored with one of the first Silver Buffalo Awards in 1926.

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 

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

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.