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 A message to new or prospective members


Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 87! 

Whether you are crossing over from Webelos Scouts, transferring from another Boy Scout troop, or entering Scouting for the first time, the experience you are about to embark upon has the potential to be one of the most memorable and rewarding of your lifetime.  And, what’s really unique about this program is that it is led by the boys themselves! 

Troop 87 has a robust program with a very wide variety of activities available to the Scouts.  The troop has a campout almost every month of the year.  One month the troop may be rock climbing and rappelling; another month they may be snow skiing; on other campouts the focus may be on basic Scout skills such as first aid, knot tying, cooking, or fire building.  Frequently our program also includes, at some point in the year, activities focused on shooting sports, wilderness survival, and leadership development.  The activities on the schedule each year depend on what the boys decide to include in their program. 

Summer time offers some even more exciting opportunities.  Typically we organize one or two summer camps for young Scouts and upcoming Eagles alike. For older Scouts (14 and up), high adventure trips are organized that might involve backpacking, sailing, scuba diving, white water rafting, or canoeing.  These are high-octane events that challenge the Scouts both physically and mentally while producing life-long memories! 

Fundamental to the structure of the program is the concept that the troop is boy-led.  This does not mean that the boys are in charge and whatever happens just happens.  Rather, consistent with the original intent of Baden Powell, the founder of the worldwide Scouting movement, it means that the boys lead the troop under the direction of an adult leader.  When the first Scout units were established, Baden Powel observed:  “We then made the discovery that boys, when trusted and relied on, were just as capable and reliable as men.”  At Troop 87, we fully endorse the boy-led concept and are committed to supporting the boy leadership so that they may be successful and effective in their efforts. 

For those who want to enhance their leadership skills even more, Boys Scouts of America (BSA) offers additional leadership training opportunities including National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and Brownsea, offered locally, and National Advanced Youth Leadership Training Experience (NAYLE) at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico.  These two programs provide world-class leadership training delivered in an outdoor setting. 

Parent involvement is an integral part of the Scouting program and key to the success of our troop.  We cannot do this program without the support and active participation of all parents.  We encourage the parents of our Scouts to become involved either on the organization and administration side through participation on our Troop Committee, or as Assistant Scoutmasters working directly with the boys in the program.  

We are excited that you have decided to join the Boy Scouts and in particular Troop 87.  We look forward to working with you and we know you are in for the experience of a lifetime! 

Please feel free to contact us anytime you have questions or need additional information,



Eric Buchholz






Posted by ccuster on May 22 2017 - 9:33pm

2016 SOLD OUT in 3 days; Stay Tuned for 2017 Registration coming in September!

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ShuShuGa Class of 2017

Posted by ccuster on Apr 13 2017 - 6:46pm


   Troop 87 sent a record 7 adults to the ShuShuGa Adult leadership training this year!

YPT update goes Mobile!

Posted by ccuster on Mar 23 2017 - 5:12pm


  Announcement from my.scouting.org

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Posted by ccuster on Mar 6 2017 - 12:23pm

Troop 87 is happy to announce that our application to Sea Base has been accepted and we have been awarded an adventure for 2018!

Vacation Week reminders

Posted by ccuster on Feb 18 2017 - 11:32pm


    We have several things that has Troop 87 hitting the ground running upon return from vacation week!

  •  NAMBC 2017 meets again Sunday February 26th for our Snow Dated session. 
  •  The Lenten Pancake Breakfast is being served the same day (2/26) from 10A -11A. Sign up for service hours!
  •  If you are stay-cationing, spend a day gathering up items for our table at the upcoming TCC Spring Flea Market and
  • Spring/Summer clothing items for our consignment account at Kids Karousel. (We pulled in $116 from our Fall consignments!)
  • Sign Ups are enabled for Snow Tubing Night March 3rd - invite a friend!
  • MBU@ Harvard session 1 is March 4th - if you are registered, secure your parking pass ahead if you need one!
  • Shu Shu Ga meetings begin March 5th - we have several adults registered...carpool anyone?

                                               Have a great February vacation week!


Posted by ccuster on Feb 2 2017 - 1:30am

ShuShuGa Registration Open

Shu Shu Ga is a four-night hands-on patrol program and one weekend skills program. At the end of the program, you will have completed all aspects of Leader Specific Training for Boy Scout Leaders, Scoutmaster and Outdoor Skills Training. 

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