Build an Adventure



Our inclusive, conservation minded Troop welcomes all youth ages 11-17. 



Explore. Lead. Serve.

Our inclusive Troop welcomes all youth ages 11-17. You will learn how to create, organize, and execute adventures as a team, handle knives and axes, build fires, serve the community, learn new skills, and push your limits.

Scouting is a journey. With each experience, you grow in confidence and mindfulness. You’ll make friends, embrace the outdoors, learn new skills, and be your best self.

Try it all: high ropes courses, backpacking treks, cooking in the wild, orienteering challenges, and so much more!

This is a youth lead organization. You and your Troop choose together where the next adventure lies. The adults guide, help, and support. Bring your ideas to the next meeting and build your Troop’s next adventure.

Our Unit


From age 11 to 17, youth lead, explore, and serve on their own. Adults book the Scout-designed adventures, provide transport, and ensure safety. Otherwise, they get out of the way. 

At Troop 285, the youth grow into mindful, capable adventurers, leaders, and advocates.  



From age 5 to 10, Cubs explore the outdoors in a family style adventure program. Our Pack is the largest in the Skyway District with ~65 youth including 16 girls.

At Pack 285, we’re ‘Born to be Wild!’

Chartered Org

Palm Lake Christian Church, our Chartered Organization, supports many diverse groups in the community, including our Pack and Troop. We’re so grateful for the space and beautiful grounds they provide our Unit.

Adult Leadership

Scoutmaster Harvey





















Palm Lake Christian Church

5401 22nd Ave N, St Pete, FL 33710