Boy Scout Troop 31 
Rochester, New York



Why Scouts and Parents Choose Boy Scout Troop 31

Boy Scout Troop 31 has over 100 Years of Boy Scouting Traditions

* Troop 31 was founded April 1913
* Over 160 Eagle Scouts (Scouting’s highest honor)
* Program emphasizes self-reliance, character building and leadership development
* Experienced Trained Leaders
* Scoutmaster staff - 5 to 8 highly trained adults, each with several years of troop leadership experience
* Troop committee - 15 members, 7 Ex-Scoutmasters, several with over 40 years of Scouting leadership experience


Strong Financial Support
* Over 60 years selling Christmas Trees – our one and only fundraiser

* Troop pays major portion of cost for all Troop activities: including meetings, camping and leadership training
* Financial aid available for families in need


Weekly Troop Meetings

Monday Nights 7:15 - 8:45 September through June
* Third Presbyterian Church - Located at: 4 Meigs Street (corner of East Avenue)
* Visitors always welcome


Camping Trips

* Camping each month September through June, except December
* Massawepie – Summer Camp in the Adirondacks near Tupper Lake for one or two weeks
* For boys with 4 years Scouting experience:
     * Philmont Scout Ranch - New Mexico
     * Canoe Trip - Algonquin Park – Canada
     * Participation in National and World Jamborees
     * Spring Trips: Hiking, Rafting, rappelling, others


Limited Parental Involvement Required
* Two award ceremonies per year

* Two parent meetings per year
* Spring Parent/Son campout
* Participation in Christmas Tree sale in December
* Lots of opportunity for leadership or behind the scenes help if parents want to volunteer