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 scouttroop485@gmail.com

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

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Leave A Comment, Written on April 16th, 2014 , Troop Photos

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

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Leave A Comment, Written on April 14th, 2014 , Troop Photos

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Leave A Comment, Written on April 14th, 2014 , Troop Photos

The troop is getting ready to make the journey to the state of Arizona for a visit to the Grand Canyon and other sites.

The trip starts tomorrow April 14 by flying to Phoenix and the first site will be Montezuma’s Castle National Historic Landmark and we will arrive in Flagstaff.  Tuesday we are off to the Grand Canyon National Park to see one of the wonders of the world. Wednesday is a trip to the Meteor Crater near Winslow, AZ and a drive to the Petrified Forest National Park and on to the Painted Desert National Park.  Thursday we will head North of Flagstaff to visit the Sunset Crater and possibly on our way out of Flagstaff, stop at Walnut Canyon.

We will post photos when we can so stay tuned to the site.

Gary

Leave A Comment, Written on April 13th, 2014 , Just for Fun, Long Trips, Upcoming Trips

The Troop Calendar on the web page has been updated to reflect what is coming up for the next few months.  Check it out by going to the Calendar page at the bottom of the home page.

Gary

Leave A Comment, Written on March 26th, 2014 , Camping Trips, Upcoming Trips

Members of Troop 485 journeyed to NJ to camp at Glen Gray!  Some of the activities of the weekend included work on scouting skills:  a compass challenge, backpack stove lighting and use, axe yard and knife safety, a little hiking and most important of all – winter/cold weather camping! For some of the scouts, this was their first overnight in a tent and they did it in snow and 25 degree weather!  For several of our scouts, this was their first overnight with the Troop!  Our older scouts worked on skills with the newer  scouts thru the day!  After a foil pack dinner, one of the leaders surprised everyone with a cake made in our dutch oven AND the bonus, it was green for St. Patrick’s Day!  There wasn’t a morsel left – yum yum!  After a breakfast of pancakes and sausage, our site was broken down, cars loaded up and home we went!  Great job scouts – thank you to the leaders and parents who made it possible!  BULLY to all.

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Leave A Comment, Written on March 17th, 2014 , Camping Trips, Troop Photos

We have been busy adding content to the troop website.  If you haven’t been here in a while you will find items dating back to the beginning of September.

Check out the posts and the slideshows that go with them and enjoy the trips, events and FUN we have been having.

Members of the troop went to Sea Base, Blue Nose, Cabin camping at Durland, and during our meetings we had a Cooking Contest.

We also went to the Cradle of Aviation for the Aviation MB, a Citifield Tour, Camping at Bullowa and Indoor Rock Climbing.

We have definitely been putting the Outing in Scouting!

Check back often for new updates.

Gary

Leave A Comment, Written on March 16th, 2014 , Camping Trips, High Adventure, Troop Photos

P372 held it’s Blue & Gold today and part of the celebration of scouting, was the crossing over ceremony of the 2nd year Webelos! Gary and Jeff were in attendance to welcome Nick and Scott and their families, into Troop 485! Congratulations on a job well done guys! Glad to have as part of our 485 family!

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

Troop 485 made a historic trip to Sea Base on February 16 to 22, 2014.  This marks the first time our unit has attended a National High Adventure base as a unit.  We have had some members of the troop attend Jamborees and Philmont but never as an entire crew.  Eight members of the troop, Zach, Corry, Sean and Connor plus leaders, Paul, Dan, Therese and SM Gary boarded a plane from LGA to Miami to start the adventure of a lifetime.

The crew of 8 enjoyed a week long adventure on a 41′ sailboat named the Quixotic.  The adventure included sailing, swimming, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding and tubing.  The crew had a great time enjoying the warm weather and blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.  Our mate Phillip and our Captain, Steve made the adventure a trip to remember.  Enjoy a few of the moments we enjoyed in the slide show.  We will post a longer version of everything we did.

Gary

Leave A Comment, Written on February 27th, 2014 , Camping Trips, High Adventure, Troop Photos

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