Troop 485 was founded in 1969 in Franklin Square, NY.  Through out the years the troop has helped others in the community with service projects and has had youth members from Franklin Square, Garden City South and West Hempstead.  We continue to build character for our youth members with trained Scout leaders with years of experience.  For more information please contact the leadership via email

Leave A Comment, Written on April 12th, 2012 , Welcome

Troop 485 (Franklin Square) scouts (Thomas, Scott, Ethan, Antonio), several years ago, voted to forgo a gift exchange and instead, use the money to purchase items to be given to a local family to help improve their Christmas holiday. This year, the scouts again shopped at a local Target and purchased clothing and toys valued at over $500, to be distributed to their “adopted family”! AND the bonus – the actual cost was about $370 thanks to a couple of coupons!

Thank you to all who donated their $15 gift money. This is the third year troop 485 has adopted a family.
Special thanks to the parents who drove tonight and helped out
Super special thanks to Carmela for lending a hand to collect and count.
AND super duper special thanks to Therese for coordinating – wrapping and delivering.

Congratulations Troop 485 for continuing to help those who are less fortunate and brightening their holiday season. Bully!

Deb and Chris

Leave A Comment, Written on December 10th, 2014 , Service Project, Troop Photos


The last several years the scouts of our troop have voted to not have a gift exchange but instead,  chose to use the money to shop for families in need in our community, to give them a Christmas.   Tonight our scouts shopped at Target,  purchasing over $500 in clothing and toys to be given to our “adopted family”.  Great job scouts!

Leave A Comment, Written on December 8th, 2014 , Troop Photos


Leave A Comment, Written on December 6th, 2014 , Troop Photos


Leave A Comment, Written on December 6th, 2014 , Troop Photos


Leave A Comment, Written on November 22nd, 2014 , Troop Photos

Zach’s project for the October 25 and 26 weekend has been postponed one week to Nov 1 and 2.

Please let us know if you can still lend a hand by contacting the troop.

Thank you.

Leave A Comment, Written on October 24th, 2014 , Troop Photos

The Troop had a great time this year at camp.  Swimming, paddling, mountain biking, horses, shooting, archery, ice cream, camp fires and ATVs were all in the program.  The boys and the adults all enjoyed many of the camp programs and all had a blast.

Here are the slide shows:




More to come shortly . . .



Leave A Comment, Written on August 10th, 2014 , Advancement, Camping Trips, Onteora, Troop Photos

James and Corry had a meeting with the Eagle Board Chairman on Monday, July 14 and both projects were approved.  Once all the requirements for eagle scout are met, each of them can submit the application to the council office and an Eagle Scout board of review will be scheduled in a couple months.

Zach also met with the Eagle Board Chairman about his proposed eagle project.  Zach has received an approval to start working on his eagle project.  We all look forward to helping Zach complete his project so he can continue on the path to Eagle Scout.

Congratulations all.


Leave A Comment, Written on July 15th, 2014 , Troop Photos


Leave A Comment, Written on July 6th, 2014 , Troop Photos

Are you looking for some adventure while at your favorite summer camp, Onteora? Are you curious about nearby hiking trails close to summer camp? The Onteora Alumni Association has designed a website to explore some of the trails nearby our camp.  The map on the web site can be made bigger or smaller so you can see the Red Trail around camp and some of the adjoining trails out of the North end of Onteora.

Can you find Alder Lake on the map?  Did you know that Alder Lake was also a summer camp for our council during the 1960s?  Did you know back in those days they would hike between the camps, its about 10 miles?

There is a way to hike from New York City, all the way to summer camp if you choose to do so.

Leave A Comment, Written on July 2nd, 2014 , High Adventure, Just for Fun, Onteora

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