Boy Scout Troop 31
Rochester, New York
For the past 60 years, Troop 31 has been an active participant of Massawepie BSA Camping, outside Tupper Lake in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. We are one the original troops who were present at Massawepie Camp opening and have been attending every year since. This is a tradition that we are very proud of and show by still flying and attending under the Original District Flag of the "Highlanders". This District was originally made up of the
nine troops that were organized and resided in the Highland Park area of Rochester, and had a Troop represent them each week that the Camp was open during the summer. Today Highlanders are only made up from two troops: Troop 31 and Troop 19. We carry the Highlanders banner with pride every year.
Camping at Massawepie is an excellent opportunity for younger and older scouts alike to have fun and to complete advancement opportunities. First Year Scouts are able to participate in the Trailblazer Program which vaults them on their way to achieving the Rank of Tenderfoot, Second Class and even complete some First Class rank requirements. All other scouts have the opportunity to work on and complete between three and five merit badges per week. Scouts 14 year of age and the Rank of Star are able to participate in a special program called "Mountain Fox." Mountain Fox is an off-base program for the Scouts to experience Rock Climbing, Challenge Hike, Whitewater Rafting, Overnight Camping, and Canoeing all within one week. Even older boys have the opportunity to plan and go on a week long Trek into the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains. Summer Camp funding is available to all scouts who have participated in the Tree Sale. If you are interested in Summer Camp, Please contact the Camping ASM at Camping@troop31bsa.org. Forms will be posted in February for the upcoming Summer Merit Badge Program.