Welcome !

Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 81

Providing Eagle Scouts to lead Chelmsford and America since 1976

The troop meets every Wednesday during the school year  7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

at Aldersgate United Methodist Church  242 Boston Rd.

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Lego Challenge

Posted on Nov 7 2018 - 6:38pm
We will be holding a Lego Challenge at our 11/7 meeting.   This is a memory game where teams of scouts will take turns looking at assembled Lego objects and then have to rebuild them from memory. 
*** This would be a good meeting for Arrow of Light Cub Scouts to attend to check out Troop 81 ***

Turkey Drive & Work Day at the Merrimack Valley Food Bank

Posted on Nov 6 2018 - 11:17pm

Each year Friends of Troop 81 holds a Turkey Drive for the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.   100% of donated funds go to purchase turkeys for those in need.   Scouts will purchase and deliver the turkeys when we work at the Food Bank.

How can you help?

1) Encourage friends & family to donate.  Donations can be brought to a meeting or submitted online using the Friends of Troop 81 website.   Checks should be made out to Friends of Troop 81.   *** Donations are due 11/3/18 ***

2) Help publicize the turkey drive by sharing the Friends of Troop 81 link on social media.  http://www.friendsoftroop81.org/troop81turkeydrive/

3) Help man the Friends of Troop 81 Turkey Drive fundraising table at Lowe's on Saturday, 11/3 in the afternoon.   Sign up at a meeting or contact Matt W.

4) Come out to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank on Monday, 11/12, at 9:30 AM to help deliver turkeys, stock shelves, make up food bags, and other activities to benefit the Food Bank.   This is always a great day that the whole troop enjoys!   Hope to see you there!   *** PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE - 9:30 AM ***

Troop Newsletter

Posted on Nov 1 2018 - 10:48pm

Troop 81 has a new newsletter.   Scouts & families, please see the attachment to learn about:

  • Our 50th Anniversary Celebration & Eagle Plaque Dedication
  • MassJam
  • Upcoming Events
  • Our Wreath Fundraiser


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Orders are due by November 7


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Halloween Events

Posted on Oct 20 2018 - 10:19pm

The Troop Halloween Party will be on Wednesday, 10/24 at 7:15 PM, downstairs at the church hall.   Scouts are encouraged to wear a costume and bring a snack to share.

* * * Arrow of Light Cub Scouts are welcome to attend to get to know Troop 81 * * *

PLEASE NOTE:   We will not be meeting on Wednesday, 10/31, due to Trick-or-Treat in Chelmsford.

Rocket Build

Posted on Oct 9 2018 - 6:30pm

UPDATE:   The Rocket Launch will be held on Sunday, 10/28, at 12 Noon at the McCarthy Middle School.   Model Rocket

The troop has been working on building rockets from raw materials.   The next build night will be at our 10/17 meeting.      There is no need to buy a kit.   Materials will be provided, but please bring cardboard such as cereal boxes to use for fins and other parts.       


*** This would be a good meeting for Arrow of Light Cub Scouts to attend if they would like to learn more about Troop 81 ***


Powder Horn: High Adventure Camping Trips

Posted on Aug 13 2018 - 8:10pm

Friday - Sunday 9/14/18 - 9/16/18: fishing, canoe/kayak, paddle board, sailing, astronomy, scuba, wilderness survival

Friday - Sunday 10/19/18 - 10/21/18: wilderness first aid, shooting sports, low cope, climbing, ATVs, expedition planning, orienteering, conservation