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

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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

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Where to begin – this week our Leader Feature is the Troop’s Scoutmaster – Gary Hansen!  Gary was a scout in Troop 485, earning the rank of Eagle Scout, as a youth also received the Vigil Honor of the Order of the Arrow and as an adult leader has received the Silver Beaver Award.   Over his long scouting career, Gary has served on several National Jamboree staffs, has been a staff member for COPE at the Northeast Regional Camp School, has taken 2 Troop crews to Sea Base and has been to Philmont Scout Ranch 8 times – 7 with Council Crews as the Advisor and 1 time to the Training Center.  He will be returning to Philmont as part of the Council contingent, in 2017 to hike an 8th trek!  He holds a Wilderness First Aid Certification.  His scouting career as a youth and adult, is long and adventurous.  Among his many duties with the Troop and his role as an advisor for the OA Lodge, he has guided many young men in Troop 485 as they attained their Eagle Scout rank and continues to do the same today!  He happily shares his extensive scouting knowledge of hiking, knot tying, camping, backpacking, first aid and more, with the Troop’s scouts and with scouts throughout the Council.  Thank you for being our Troop’s guiding light!

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

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Jeff, like many of our other leaders, joined Troop 485 several years ago when his son bridged from Webelos!  He is an Asst. Scoutmaster with the Troop and served as our trip coordinator for length of time, has counseled several merit badges, attends our many outings including Summer Camp, helping where needed and sharing his knowledge and skills with the scouts.  Jeff also is the District Chairman and works hard to spread the word of scouting thru numerous

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activities that he works with on the District and Council level.  He with others, was instrumental in helping the Troop update and replace a large portion of it’s outdated and overused equipment!   Thank You!

Leave A Comment, Written on April 19th, 2016 , Troop Photos

Part 1 of pauly’s project for jamaica bay wildlife preserve is done – 10 bird houses for the swallows

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Leave A Comment, Written on April 18th, 2016 , Troop Photos

Recently some of our scouts and leaders, participated in a Discover Scuba program which gave them an opportunity to learn the mechanics, safety, gear and much more.

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Leave A Comment, Written on April 12th, 2016 , Troop Photos

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Troop 485 would like to introduce it’s Committee Chairman – Paul!
He was a leader in the Pack that his sons belonged to and when they bridged to boy scouts, so did he.  Not only is he the Chair for the Troop Committee, guiding the leaders, parents and program, he also makes sure that we stay on top of things.  He is also the Board of Review Chair.  In that position, he meets with each scout of the Troop

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to review their advancement, thoughts and ideas about scouting.  He also attends some of the camping trips that the Troop hosts including being part of the crew at Sea Base in 2014 and local hiking and camping. Thank you for all you do.

Leave A Comment, Written on April 12th, 2016 , Troop Photos

Leader Feature

Dan arrived at Troop 485 a number of years ago, with his (at the time) 2 young sons as they each, in turn, bridged as a Webelos into Boy Scouts!  Dan was the Cubmaster at the Pack and joined the Troop as an Asst Scoutmaster.  Over the years, Dan has provided guidance and instruction to the many scouts who are and have been in the troop.  He has assisted with many Eagle Scout Projects, has attended weekend trips – too many to count, has been a constant at Onteora Summer Camp each year and has been a driver on the numerous long distance trips (Washington DC, Grand Canyon, Boston, Cleveland, Baltimore, Annapolis, Gettysburg and more)!  For a period of time, Dan served as the Scoutmaster of Troop 485!  His broad range of knowledge and skills have been invaluable to the Troop.  Thank You!

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Leave A Comment, Written on April 12th, 2016 , Troop Photos

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