Welcome !


 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





North Andover Merit Badge College 2017

Posted by ccuster on Dec 24 2016 - 11:44pm
We are happy to announce NAMBC 2017 registration is OPEN!
Please open your Troop Announcement email and find the attachment and Follow the Instructions to Register.
Avoid a badge selection closing out — register before winter vacation is over!
Do Not Wait until the deadline!
Classes Sizes are Limited. Remember to mark your Primary and Alternate choice for each session.
Classes will be filled in the order of registrations received.
Badges being offered:

  American Business, Architecture, Backpacking, Citizenship in the World*(ER), Entrepreneurship,  Enviromental Science*(ER)

Scout Book Parent's Presentation

Posted by ccuster on Dec 13 2016 - 10:42pm

The Power Point presentation from this past Tuesday's "Scout Book for Parents" has been posted in our Parent's Presentations File

Scroll down our Menu tabs to Files to search and select.

Trinitarian Congregational Church Fall Yard Clean Up

Posted by ccuster on Nov 19 2016 - 4:43pm

Thank You !!!  

To our Saturday Scout Crew of: Antonio Amore, Bobby Caldwell, JJ Custer, Cole Giles, Leo Mamouni, Sathwik Minchala, Daniel Taylor and        Adult Crew of Anne Webster, Matt Taylor, Hari Minchala and Cindy Custer

ScoutBook Troop Forum - Open!

Posted by ccuster on Nov 19 2016 - 4:39pm

Our Private Troop 87 Scout Book Forum is Open!

The glitch earlier due to a duplicate troop number in our district has been resolved and we now have access.

Veteran's Day Parade Nov. 11th

Posted by ccuster on Oct 31 2016 - 9:59pm
Messina's Plaza - across from NA Town Hall

Show your Scout Spirit and appreciation of veteran's service to our country by marching in the Veteran's Day Parade

Community Service Hours

Posted by ccuster on Oct 26 2016 - 12:44am

New Month, New Opportunities! Eagle Project, Friends of Steven's Memorial Library, Community Giving Tree Toy Sale, Conservation Service Hours

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