Andrew Aranda Soars Into the Clouds

It is with a heavy heart and great sorrow that I share with you of the passing of one of our own Eagle Scouts, Andrew Aranda, who was tragically killed on the night of Friday, August 10, 2018. Some of you knew Andrew and others may not. Those that did know him, knew that he was one of those individuals that had a caring and giving soul. He would help anybody that needed it. He never said anything bad, nor was he a troublemaker. A True Eagle Scout!!!

Andrew was a long time employee of Luci’s Marketplace located at 16th St & Bethany Home Road.  The owners of this restaurant have set up a GoFundMe account to help the family with funeral expenses.  If anybody would like to donate, here is the link:

Brian Cook, Troop 41 Scoutmaster

Venture 2041 and Troop 41 Recycling

Venture Crew 2041 and BSA Troop 41 recycles your aluminum cans. Funds from recycling go straight back into our Venture Crew and Troop programs. On May 12, Tessa Turner and Bella Huchinson from our Venture Crew beautified our collection bin located in the north end of the First United Methodist Church Assembly Hall . The transformation from industrial box to a reminder to recycle and be vigilant of our environment.

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2016 Christmas Tree Lot Info

16_10_31_Tree_LotIt’s back!  The Troop 41 Christmas Tree Lot is located on the northeast corner of 11th Street and Northern. The lot  opens on November 25th and will operate through December 22nd or until we run out of trees.  Hours are Weekdays 4pm-9pm and Weekends 10am-9pm. 

This is Troop 41’s main fundraiser for the next year’s activities including summer camp which is not necessarily a typical Boy Scout summer camp experience.  In the summer of 2016, proceeds from the 2015 tree lot sent nearly 40 kids to Ventura, CA, for a week of camping and surf lessons-some of these kids had never been to the ocean let alone been on a surfboard!  This year we are supporting almost 50% more scouts in the troop and will be going to Camp Geronimo north of Payson.

For many Boy Scouts in our troop, this is their first look at what it takes to run a business and work with customers.  All scouts in the troop will be working several shifts throughout the tree lot’s duration.  Please come by, say hello, and pick up your Christmas tree or trees for 2016.

If you would like to help support Troop 41’s activities, but may not be able to make it out to purchase a tree or want to assist with our start-up inventory costs, our Go Fund Me page allows you to do so. 

To support the Troop, please visit:

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Thank You!

Boy Scouts of America Troop 41


2017 National Jamboree – West Virginia

Our own Scoutmaster (Brian Cook) will be leading one of the seven troops going to the National Jamboree in July 2017. Each troop will consist of 36 boys. Brian is actively recruiting boys for his Jamboree Troop. Any eligible scout in the Grand Canyon Council is welcome to join Brian’s troop. Go to the Grand Canyon Council Website ( to register your scout – Brian’s e-mail address is also listed on the registration page if you have any questions and would like to contact him for more information. Jamboree meetings start Sunday, January 25th at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church (Scottsdale Road & Carefree Highway). Meeting times are from 5:00 until 6:00.

Christmas Tree Sales

It is time once again for our annual Christmas Tree Sales. Our lot is located on the Southwest corner of 14th Street & Northern in Phoenix. Hours are from 4:00pm until 9:00pm Monday through Friday and 10:00am until 9:00pm on weekends.

We have a wide variety of Noble Fir & Doulas Fir.

All proceeds go back into the troop fund and help sends our scouts to summer camp or on our annual summer trip.

Buy Popcorn & Support the Boy Scouts

Starting today (August 1st), you can start placing your popcorn orders online through Trail’s End Popcorn ( 70% of your purchase goes to a Boy Scout that you designate & his local council. Our scouts use their money earned to help pay for summer camp or our renowned summer trips. You can also order popcorn for our Military Troops stationed overseas and it will be shipped directly to them. it’s a win-win for all.