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


On Saturday, October 22, 2016 the Troop went to the lighthouse at Robert Moses State Park.  We went into the depths of the lighthouse to explore the top and we just loved walking up 182 step to explore it (not).  Before ascending to the top of the lighthouse itself, we hiked the North shore along the bay to Kismet the first village to the East of the park.  Once we were there we crossed to the South side of Fire Island to the Atlantic Ocean.

Once we were finished learning about the lighthouse, the island and the other beacons that are used now for navigation, we headed to Jones Beach to complete the hiking for the day.  At Jones Beach State Park, we parked at Field 6 and hiked the 4.5 miles from that lot, following the boardwalk to the other end at Field 1 and back again.  We stopped along the way to talk about the dunes and the boardwalk and what happened to it during super storm Sandy.

Som and Gary

Leave A Comment, Written on November 6th, 2016 , Troop Photos

On Saturday, October 8, 2016 Troop 485 helped Chris W paint a fence at Tanglewood Preserve for his Eagle Service Project. This is a photo of everyone that was there (including me). Everyone there worked long and hard to complete this project. Near the end of the day, we were interrupted by a rainstorm and had to leave, but the paint had already dried by then. And another great part of this project was the gate that the adults helped to put up which replaced the gate that was not that functional. Great job everyone and Chris for a job well done! BULLY!

Som and Gary

1997 – Gettysburg

1998 – Washington DC (Anacostia, AFB)

1999 –

2000 – Annapolis and Baltimore

2001 – Boston Massachusetts

2002 – Annapolis and Washington DC

2003 – Newport Rhode Island

2004 – USS New Jersey and Philadelphia

2005 – Arizona – Grand Canyon

2006 – Gettysburg

2007 – Washington DC – USS Barry

2008 – Cleveland, Ohio

2010 – Boston Massachusetts

2012 – USS New Jersey

2013 – US Naval Academy – Annapolis – DC

2014 – Arizona Grand Canyon

2015 – Boston Massachusetts

2016 – Gettysburg

2017 – Is it Canada or California?

Leave A Comment, Written on November 6th, 2016 , Long Trips, Upcoming Trips

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On October 18, 2015 the troop drove to New Jersey in the Morristown area so we could hike the Jockey Hollow Trail, which is located in the Morristown National Historical Park.  The park was the area where the Continental Army encamped during the Revolutionary War.  The medal in the slideshow is for writing an essay about the Revolutionary War as it relates to the trails at the park.

The hike was fun to do and the weather was good, and we learned about the encampment along the way. During our trip we hiked through much of the trail where the American Army camped, en-route to winning our freedom from Britain. We saw some fields where they camped and how they grew much of their food and learned how bad the conditions were during those winters. A lot of the soldiers were cold and hungry especially during the Winter encampment of 1779-1780, which was the worst Winter of the 18th century. We also got to see much of the forestland that they trekked through and many other interesting things.

We also learned why the continental army used Morristown as a base on several occasions during the war.  It was an interesting day to learn about the history of the beginnings of our country and walking in the footsteps of our forefathers.

Leave A Comment, Written on November 6th, 2016 , Day Trip, Troop Photos

Thanks to the Scouts who lit the campfire after the rain, the adults enjoyed their handiwork after they left to do program at the rifle range. Thanks boys ;-). 

Leave A Comment, Written on July 25th, 2016 , Troop Photos

There are deer in camp. 

. . . . and they pose for selfies. 

Leave A Comment, Written on July 25th, 2016 , Troop Photos

Therese became an important part of our leader team, joining the Troop when Corry bridged from the Pack.  She is an ASM and her main focus is maintain the Troop advancement records and counseling the scouts in their summer camp program choices as well as throughout the scouting year.  Therese has also coordinated the Troop’s annual popcorn sale and has attended summer camp and many, many outings and trips!  She indeed is a “go to” person when anyone needs a hand in and out of the troop :)  Thank you Therese, for all you do and all that you have brought to our Troop / scouts!


Leave A Comment, Written on June 14th, 2016 , Troop Photos

Leader Feature – Dan is a committee member and parent in our Troop!  He came to the Troop with his son and is always one of our “go to guys”!   He participates in many of our activities and camps with us, especially taking a week to join us at Onteora for summer camp.  Dan is a merit badge counselor for our scouts and others, presenting a number of interesting badges.  He sits on Board of Reviews as needed.  Thank you for all that you do for our Scouts!


Leave A Comment, Written on June 8th, 2016 , Troop Photos

Leader Feature – Doreen is an vital committee member and parent in our Troop! She helps us get to outings and activities since “joining” the troop with her son including several camping trips! An opening arose in a committee position with Doreen assuming the role as the fund raising coordinator.  Her dedication to supporting the activities of the scouts of Troop 485, is beyond measure!  Her fun attitude and quick laugh are appreciated by all. Thank you for all that you do for our Scouts!


Leave A Comment, Written on May 31st, 2016 , Troop Photos

Leader Feature

Cheryl joined Troop 485 several years ago when her oldest son, who is currently working hard on his Eagle Scout Project, bridged from Webelos! Since that time, her second son is now an active scout in the Troop.  She is a member of the Troop Committee and serves as our Court of Honor and Banquet coordinator.  Cheryl provides support and assistance wherever and whenever the Troop and Scouts need a hand!  Thank you!


Leave A Comment, Written on May 17th, 2016 , Troop Photos

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