Williamsville, New York
Boy scout Troop 85 has been around for more than 70 years! We are based out of the Williamsville United Methodist Church, located at 5681 Main Street, Williamsville, New York 14221.
We meet on Mondays at 7:15 pm. from September to June. If you would like more information, please contact us!
Whitewater rafting at Letchworth State Park!
June 9th, 2017
The goal of a Boy Scout is to achieve the highest rank, Eagle! When you join scouts, you become a Scout. As you complete your requirements, you rank up to Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, and finally with honor, you will achieve Eagle Scout.
Learn more about ranking up in Troop 85.
Summer camp is approaching!
Be sure to get your final camp payment in by April 23rd, 2018!
More more information look at our summer camp page!
Summer Camp Registration
What it means to be a Boy Scout
It’s not the destination, it’s the journey. That is the philosophy of Troop 85 and is where the real lessons are learned. At face value, perhaps, the boys see an event as described on paper. A trip to the top of Whiteface Mountain, for example, is not just a hike in the Adirondacks, it’s a chance to push them to do something remarkable through teamwork and determination. Many of our events carry with them a sort of ulterior motive or “moral to the story” that allows them to really grow and mature over time. They learn by doing, by experiencing these tasks hands-on. Everything has a lesson and, in the end, they are stronger from it.
Think about these things the next time Scouts go camping. Think about what they are learning and how it might impact them outside of Scouting. We need to be sensitive to that and allow them their space to really develop the characteristics of teamwork, independence, creative problem solving, patrol unity, and citizenship. Remember, your boys are not only six or seven years away from kindergarten, they are also six or seven years away from college. The more experiences they have and the more freedom they are given to do so will prepare them for the next chapters of their lives and the adulthood that grows closer every day.
The journey continues….