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HIllcrest Vol Fire Co.

Greater Niagara Frontier Council, Red Jacket District

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Note from Home
We are a High-Adventure Troop, where Leadership development though the Outdoor Experience is used to hone skills in Hiking, Camping, Canoeing & Backpacking.
Winter Camping
Most of our week-end camping is done during the "Scout Year" which runs from September to June. As such, camping when the temperature is below 50 dgrees is more likely than above it. Check out Cold Weather Camping for how to prepare and enjoy camping at it's best
Packing for any Camp-Out can be a challenge and the key to enjoying your trip. Packing clothing individually in ziplock bags helps keep things dry and clean until used and makes them more accessable when seaching for something in the dark. Using a magic type marker to identify what's in the bag is also very helpful
Troop 285 is sponsored by Hillcrest Vol. Fire Co. on Ellicott Rd. in Orchard Park, New York.
White Water Rafting
Troop Meetings
are held weekly throughout the School year on Thursday from 7:00-8:30p.m. at Ellicott Rd Elementary School at 5180 Ellicott Rd.