Welcome to the Online Home of Scouts BSA Troop 85 & Venturing BSA Crew 85


 "We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it."

Quote from the founder of Scouting: -Sir Robert Baden-Powell


Troop Meeting & Activity planner

Posted on Aug 19 2021 - 9:00am

 TROOP ACTIVITIES - see calendar for information

  • AUGUST - 21,22,23 Quarry - view calendar for details
  • SEPTEMBER - ?? 18 or 24 weekend??
  • OCTOBER 22, 23, 24  - DISTRICT Camporee


Emma Halla Eagle presentation

Posted on Aug 13 2021 - 2:41pm

Emma belongs to girl Troop 312 of Rochelle

Troop 85:  All Scout families are cordially invited to Eagle Court of Honor for Emma Halla.

Take note of these 11 key changes in the 2021 Guide to Advancement

Posted on Aug 12 2021 - 8:01pm

In Scouting, it’s said that feedback is a gift.

It’s also a critical component of the Guide to Advancement

Feedback from volunteers from across the country was incorporated into the new and improved 2021 Guide to Advancement, available now.

OA chapter meetings normally 1st Wednesday each month

Posted on Aug 2 2021 - 11:53am

Reminder that Gohkos OA Chapter Meetings at Camp Lowden the first Wednesday each month at 6pm. Ple Dates are;

April 17
May 15


Posted on Jun 16 2021 - 4:20pm

ROCKFORD SCOUT SHOP in the lower level of the BSA Blackhawk Area Council office is out closest source.

Located in the Lower Level of the Tumilowicz Center For Boy Scout

Covid Rules - expecting June 11 Illinois upgrade to Phase 5???

Posted on Jun 7 2021 - 10:53am

??  Phase 5 expected June 11 watch the NEWS for updates ??

New guidelines are complicated but may be somewhat doable. Listed MY Short - interpretation of rules. FULL list below my short evaluation.

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