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 2020 is July 12th to July 19th! Everyone please make sure you have your bunk deposit in by February 10, 2020! Final Summer Camp payment is due by April 27th, 2020!
For more information look at our summer camp page!
2020 Fish Fry Fundraiser!
On Friday, March 13th, 4-8pm, our Troop will host our annual fish fry fundraiser. Join us for an evening of fun and fellowship. The cost is $13 for fish and $11 for chicken. Each dinner will include potato salad, cole slaw, roll and dessert coupon.
Dine in or Carry Out!
Prizes will be available during our basket raffle!
Summer Camp 2020
2020 Fish Fry Fundraiser
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….