Established at First Presbyterian Church in 1952

Troop 171 meets at the First Presbyterian Annex in Boulder, Colorado. The Annex is located at 16th and Walnut, across the street from the main church. Meetings are held on Monday nights from 7:00 to 8:30. Please check our calendar and contact information to confirm a meeting night and location. Summer hours and locations will vary. Contact Troop 171 here. Location map here.

Troop 171 Linked Girl Troop and Boy Troop

Troop 171 was started in 1952. As of 2018, 201 Scouts have earned the rank of Eagle Scouts. Now, girls have the opportunity to join Scouting BSA and earn the rank of Eagle Scout as well.


Our troop is two troops in one. Troop 171 BT (Boy Troop) is joined with Troop 171 GT (Girl Troop). We function as two separate troops under the same sponsor, Adult Committee and a shared Scout Leader Staff.


Troop 171 has a very active program teaching Scout skills, advancement and outdoor activities. Troop 171 offers age-appropriate backpacking treks and other adventures in Colorado and Utah. We attend a week-long  Scout camp each summer. Our high adventures include wilderness treks, ice-climbing, and sea kayaking in Alaska and scuba diving in the Caribbean.


Boys and Girls both are invited to come visit anytime. We suggest that parents of interested Scouts contact us first to confirm our meeting time, location and the scheduled activity.

Invitation to Visit or Join Either Troop 171 GT or Troop 171 BT


Troop 171 Information Brochure


Spring Break 2019 - Trip Descriptions and Information

There are three levels of spring break trips:

• Desert Slots

• Paria Canyon

• Desert High Adventure


Click HERE  for more information about each adventure.


FLAMING GORGE SUPER SUMMER CAMP - SIGNUP IS OPEN FOR SCOUTS AND ADULTS!

Flaming Gorge is one of our favorite summer camp locations. It is unique in that the troop puts on the entire camp. We bring all of our own food. Parents serve as camp counselors for all the merit badges that are offered.

Making Flaming Gorge a success is a logistical challenge! To help get the organization going, we need everyone who is planning on going to get signed up ASAP!
The signup site is open!
    • Scouts - this trip is open to all Scouts!
    • Webleos and New Scouts - it is especially important for you to get signed up for summer camp!
    • New Members of Troop 171 GT [Girls Troop] - this will be an AWESOME first summer camp!
    • Parents - we NEED staff members for this trip. If you are going, please sign up via the link sent by email.

Merit Badge signup for Scouts - that will come after we find out what the adults can counsel. Stay tuned!

    • IMPORTANT - the signup form sent by email is for SIGNUP ONLY! The actual permission slip will come out closer to the trip.

    • MEDICAL FORMS - it is important to start scheduling physicals at the doctors office. BSA now requires a signed physical annually for Scouts AND adults attending summer camp. The Health and Medical Record page is linked below. Click on the "Four-Part Form" for the actual physical. Required for camp:

Online Scout Application Link


 
As of September 1, 2017, no unit may re-charter without all leaders being current on their Youth Protection Training. Registrars no longer have the ability to approve charters without full compliance.

Effective June 1, 2018, adults accompanying a Scouting unit who are present at the activity for 72 total hours or more must be registered as a leader, including completion of a criminal background check and Youth Protection Training. The 72 hours need not be consecutive. 
Altogether, it's a bold new approach that will serve as just one part of the BSA's ongoing effort to enroll the entire community in the fight against child abuse both in and out of Scouting.
 
An updated youth protection training is available for staff, leaders and parents (Youth Protection Y01). The training includes a three-module course that all leaders will be required to complete by September 30, 2018. The training encompasses Venturing and Exploring Youth Protection, therefore those videos are no longer available. 



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CU Wizards!
What a great resource - CU Wizards programs have been presented by the University of Colorado science departments for over 30 years. Now, there is a link on the CU Wizards Website to match upcoming Wizards shows to BSA merit badges (thanks Candice). Just click on the "Scouts" link at the top menu bar. CU Wizards program dates are now on the troop calendar. Enjoy!
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Troop Merit Badge Counselor Sign Up

This is just a reminder that we need merit badge counselors. You only need 4 things to be a merit badge counselor.
  1. BSA Adult Application (you only need one copy of the info page)
  2. Merit Badge Counselor Information Sheet [download and open in Adobe]
  3. Youth Protection Training Certificate of Completion
  4. A desire to help our Scouts. There is no link for this one!
Check out the troop list of merit badges and Merit Badge Counselors

NOTE – all forms go to Barb Allan. She will make sure they get to Greeley with the appropriate troop signatures.
Campout Schedule
           Camping 2019         
• June 15 - 22, 2019: Flaming Gorge Summer Camp!

Other Dates and Events
• Apr. 20, 2019: Merit Badge University (MBU): 

Adult Committee Meeting Schedule
All interested adults are invited to attend the Adult Committee Meetings. Please contact Todd Vogel for details.
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