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



Posted on Jan 5 2022 - 10:53pm

JAN. 3 MEETING HAD ONLY 3 SCOUTS ATTEND. We will postpone future meetings till Jan. 24th

TO GIVE PEOPLE TIME TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL AND HOPEING THIS SURGE IN COVID POSITIVE TEST decreases in next couple weeks we will pospone resuming Troop Meetings until January 24th.

Troop Meeting & Activity planner

Posted on Jan 5 2022 - 10:42pm

 TROOP MEETINGS & ACTIVITIES - see calendar for information

    • January - 3 ,,,,, Plan for Sledding - Discuse Swimming at YMCA - Shirt Logo Approval
    • CancelledJanuary - 10   RESUME JAN. 24

OA chapter meetings normally 1st Wednesday each month

Posted on Jan 3 2022 - 4:51pm
  • Reminder that Gohkos OA Chapter Meetings at Camp Lowden the first Wednesday each month at 6pm. 
  • January - No Meet - see OA Banquet

2022 cost to be a Scout BSA member

Posted on Dec 21 2021 - 12:25pm

FYI information I should share.

Troop 85 paid members cost to be a Scout the past couple years (2020 & 2021 and now 2022) using past fund raisers funds.  This covered remaining troop membership following the decline caused by covid and scouts aging out. Those reserves are diminishing and wont last forever.

Troop Meeting UPDATE Time - Pre-meeting 6:00 to 6:30 still ends 8:00

Posted on Dec 8 2021 - 2:46pm

To help advancement and Troop business Leaders will start pre-meeting at 6:00 This will give time for Scout Master conferences and other advancement work without interfering with Normal Troop Meeting schedule.   

Covid Rules - NOV. 1, 2021

Posted on Dec 8 2021 - 2:02pm

The Blackhawk Area Council is happy to provide this latest update for COVID Guidance for Blackhawk Area Council Units.

  • Masking: Masks must be worn indoors (regardless of social distancing), and outdoors when not socially distanced.
  • Tenting: 2 people per tent is permitted as long as the individuals are opposite of each other (head to toe layout)
  • Carpooling: Use of all seats is permitted. All passengers must wear masks in vehicles unless traveling with only members of their own household.
  • Patrol style cooking: Those who are cooking must wear masks and gloves while cooking.
  • Family style / buffet meals: Permitted
  • Mess kits / reusable dishware: Permitted while ensuring proper sanitation is done during cleanup.
  • Water jugs: Permitted

As COVID-19 continues to have changing implications for Scouting across our Council’s twelve counties, this page is here to offer resources for units and families to successfully continue Scouting from home, online, or in small groups. This is also where you will find important updates from the Blackhawk Area Council and our national Boy Scouts of America office.

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