Welcome to Boy Scouts of America Troop 285
San Antonio’s gateway to high adventure
We are a high adventure-focused Boy Scout troop based in San Antonio, Texas with more than six decades of experience.
Troop 285, chartered in 1954, has a rich history of leadership development and a tradition of service to the community. Here, Parents and Scouts work together having fun and adventure in the great outdoors while living the principles of the Boy Scout Oath and Law to build leaders of character for the next generation.
A significant number of our Scouts achieve the rank of Eagle Scout — a rank attained by fewer than 2% of all youth who enter the Scouting program.
The Troop follows the principles of a “boy-run troop” where Scouts, through their elected leadership, plan and execute the meetings, activities and outings. The adult leaders act as an ever present resource to help, advise and support them in achieving their goals, which they have indicated are:
- Make sure that Scouts have fun and learn at the same time.
- Keep scouts interested in advancement and stay involved in Scouting.
- Guide boys in planning the troop program.
- Provide leadership training and developmental opportunities for scouts.