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

Congrats to the new scouts of 485


Leave A Comment, Written on February 28th, 2015 , Troop Photos


A number of our scouts had to forego a ski trip because of extreme temps and wind in January only to have the same issue arise for our February blue nose camping trip plans so a few of them took matters into their own hands and recently spent an afternoon learning new things and testing their skills while having lots of fun with friends.  Now we are looking forward to March and our upcoming durland camping trip!!

Leave A Comment, Written on February 15th, 2015 , Troop Photos

Please contact Scoutmaster Gary if you are interested in attending Sea Base in 2016. To be eligible a scout must be graduating the 8th grade and at least 13.


Leave A Comment, Written on February 13th, 2015 , High Adventure, Long Trips

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 (upcoming)

Leave A Comment, Written on February 13th, 2015 , Long Trips

James Z. has passed his Eagle Scout board of review on November 28, 2014 and we officially received the final package from the council office on February 12, 2015.

James has officially become an Eagle Scout and can be added to the troop Eagle Scout Honor roll.

BULLY, for a job well done!  We are all proud of you.

Leave A Comment, Written on February 13th, 2015 , Troop Photos

For the first time in 23 years Blue Nose camping was canceled do to extremely cold weather! The weather service was expecting temperatures to be zero and below with high winds dropping the temperatures to -35 degrees around Onteora Scout Reservation. The attendees were looking to find an alternative activity.

Leave A Comment, Written on February 12th, 2015 , Camping Trips, Onteora, Troop Photos

This was our back up plan to our canceled ski trip. On Janurary 31 Chris W, Andrew R, Daniel, and Sebastian along with our leaders Kevin, Jeff, Dan W, Tom, Deb and Gary. Went to Republic Airport and the Air Power Museum. We went on a tour and viewed all the displays. Then we went around the corner for pizza. We then headed to Mineola and bowled three games. It was cold but fun!

Chris W.

Leave A Comment, Written on January 31st, 2015 , Day Trip, Just for Fun, Troop Photos

Here’s a rough calendar for Spring 2015. More to come!

1/12 Troop Meeting
1/19 NO MEETING – holiday
1/26 Troop Meeting
1/30-31 Ski Trip ???

2/2 Troop Meeting
2/9 Troop Meeting
2/14-15 Blue Nose
2/16 NO MEETING – holiday

3/2 Troop Meeting
3/9 Troop Meeting
3/14-15 Durland Camping
3/16 Troop Meeting
3/23 Troop Meeting
3/30 Troop Meeting

4/2-4 Boston ?
4/13 Troop Meeting
4/20 Troop Meeting
4/27 Troop Meeting

Leave A Comment, Written on January 18th, 2015 , Camping Trips, Upcoming Trips

It’s official – Corry’s Eagle Scout package arrived, confirming his final approval
for Eagle Scout Rank!

Congrats to Corry and his family.

Thank you also to all our Troop family’s who supported Corry’s project and helped
him all along the way!

Leave A Comment, Written on December 12th, 2014 , Troop Photos

Troop 485 went to Theodore Roosevelt Council’s Schiff Scout Reservation on Long Island to stay in a cabin. We were in Kniffen Cabin near the parking lot and although the weather was raining the scouts made the journey. The Scouts that went were: Sean, Kyle, Chris N, Mekhi, Daniel, Louie, Andrew R, Thomas, Scott, Andrew T, Nick, and Paulie. The leaders and adults in attendance were Glenn, Deb and Gary.

The evening activities included hanging around the cabin because it was raining and activities were limited to staying indoors. The next morning the weather was clear so the troop was able to get some of the planned activities in. We cooked pancakes and sausage, and our Webelo visitor and his dad showed up as we were cleaning. We set up the tarp, and worked on the fire ring for later in the afternoon.

We then used compasses to navigate our way to the sunken lake trail by the Hayden Hall building. Practice measuring distances and heights was reviewed and taught for rank requirements and as we were completing the trail it began to rain. We headed back for lunch which was grilled cheese, tomato or chicken noodle soup and pudding. It was raining steadily when the troop formed 3 groups to challenge SM Gary to a fire building contest.

Because of the weather, 5 matches were given to each group. The first group to light the fire and burn the string would win. Despite the weather one group successfully started their fire. Congratulations Kyle, Mekhi, Daniel and our Webelo visitor for starting the fire. A li gh twei gh t backpacking stove demonstration was conducted for additional rank requirements later in the afternoon.

The remaining time was spent indoors due to the rain. It was decided that dinner would not be as planned and SM Gary went down the road with Glenn to get pizza from a local place. This turned out to be the highlight of the weekend.

All had a good time despite the weather.

Chris and Gary

Leave A Comment, Written on December 11th, 2014 , Advancement, Camping Trips, Troop Photos

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