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.


Mountain View Memorial Park Flag Placement

As part of the 2018 Memorial Day Weekend activities, the Troop 171 Scouts, their families, and their friends will place American flags on the military veterans’ graves at Mountain View Memorial Park in Boulder.  This is a great opportunity for Troop 171 Scouts, their family members, and their friends to honor the over 1,100 veterans who are buried in the cemetery.  I encourage Scouts, parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, etc. to participate in placing and/or removing the American flags.  

These activities qualify for either the service project requirement or the troop/patrol activities requirement needed for rank advancement. 

Place Flags – Friday, May 25: Please sign up on this Google Doc

Time:         4:00 pm – please participate even if you plan to arrive after 4:00 pm.

Uniform:     Scout uniform shirts.

Dinner:       Pizza and drinks will be provided.

 

Remove Flags – Tuesday, May 29: Please sign up on this Google Doc

Time:         4:30 pm – please participate even if you plan to arrive after 4:30 pm.

Uniform:     Scout uniform shirts.

 

Location:   Mountain View Memorial Park (3016 Kalmia Ave, Boulder, CO 80301; located north of the Diagonal Highway (CO 119), between 30th Street and Foothills Parkway) at the cemetery buildings in the northwest corner of the cemetery property; access is easiest from Kalmia Avenue, the road on the north side of the cemetery property.  Someone from Troop 171 will be at the entrance to direct you where to park.

 

 Take care,

Greg Brown, Troop 171 Assistant Scoutmaster

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Spring and Summer Adventure Info and Signup Links

It is time to signup and begin making plans for spring break and summer 2018! Here are some info links for upcoming activities. There are deadlines for many of the events.









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Personal Fitness Merit Badge
IMPORTANT - Before you can begin working on Requirement 6 on January 22, you need to complete Requirement 1a. Print off the Personal Fitness merit badge worksheet and write your answers to Requirement 1a on the worksheet. Then, you can either: [1] scan and email your answers to me; or [2] bring your worksheet to the YMCA on January 22 (or show it to me between now and then).

This merit badge has two general types of requirements
  • Physical = Requirements 6 and 8.
  • Non-Physical (= writing and talking) = Requirements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 9.
Location: Mapleton YMCA Address: 2850 Mapleton Avenue, Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: (303) 442-2778
Wear: Exercise clothes and running shoes (or tennis or basketball shoes)
Cost: $3 per visit
Dates: The dates we will meet at the Mapleton YMCA so that you can work on Requirements 6 and 8 are:
  • Monday, January 22 – Requirement 6 – Baseline fitness tests -- Reminder: Requirement 1a must be completed before you can start working on Requirement 6.
  • Monday, February 5 – Requirement 8 – Note: Requirement 7 must be completed before you begin working on Req. 8.
  • Monday, February 19 [6:00 PM] - Requirement 8 <-- NEW DATE
  • Monday, February 26 – Requirement 8 <-- CANCELLED
  • Monday, March 5 – Requirement 8
  • Monday, March 19 – Requirement 8
  • Monday, April 2 – Requirement 8
  • Monday, April 16 – Requirement 8 – “Final” fitness tests where you need to show improvement in all the tested areas to complete Requirement 8.
Time: 6 pm to 7 pm
Questions: Contact Greg B.

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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 2018         
• June 10 - 16: Summer Camp at Ben Delatour Scout Ranch

Other Dates and Events
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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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