Boy Scouting is about developing young boys and preparing them for adult life.  Part of the program concentrates on developing leadership skills.  This is done by teaching those skills at training sessions and then giving the boys opportunities, whether it be on a community service project or making arrangements for the next camping trip, to practice and hone those leadership skills.  Troop 1785 is a troop that emphasizes the concept, "The troop is run by the boys."  Sure, there is adult supervision, guidance and counseling, but in our troop the boys decide when and where to go camping, what programs will be run and what the meetings and training programs consist of.


Our troop goes camping one weekend per month.  Every other year we alternate between summer camp and a high adventure trip.  Within the past year a Troop 1785 Scout has had the opportunity to do white water canoeing, rafting, mountain biking, snow skiing, swimming, visit historic sites (such as Gettysburg, Antietam, Monticello, The Smithsonian) go rappelling, spelunking (caving), learn to build a fire with only flint and steel, go shooting (rifle & shotgun), bake a cake in a dutch oven, obtain a ham radio license, go horseback riding, go backpacking and camping.



So if camping, hiking, swimming, canoeing and generally having fun while learning leadership skills sounds like the things you'd like to do, then Troop 1785 is the place to be. For more information about our troop, contact us or come for a visit.  We can even make arrangements for you to join us at one of our events so you can get a first-hand look at what we're all about. 

For additional information of the Boy Scout Program in general, please visit the Boy Scout of America Home Page by clicking on Scouts Program (parents) or Scouts Program (scouts).





On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.


A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.