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.


Starting a NEW YEAR of Camping at Chimney Park Scout Ranch! Click here for more pics!

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First Aid Classes - Open to All age 14 and above.

HISTORY and PURPOSE – BSA requires at least one adult on every trip to be trained in a recognized first aid and CPR course. We strive to do better. Our ultimate goal would be ALL adults and Scouts who are active in the high adventure program to have the basic or advanced certification.

Historically, our Scouts and leaders have been involved in numerous serious first aid situations including first on the scene of a major two vehicle wreck in rural Wyoming. Their training allowed them to treat the victims for over twenty minutes before EMS arrived. Even then, they worked side-by-side with the first responders caring for six victims. It is important that we keep this tradition going.

Each year, we organize and sponsor one or more first aid classes. If you are an older Scout [age 14 or above] or an adult in the troop, we strongly recommend either of the classes listed below. This is especially important for any adult who will be camping with the troop in the next year. This can include weekend trips, summer camp, Philmont, spring break 2018 or other adventures. Finally, this is a little step towards “Be Prepared” for both Scouting and your family. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A REGISTERED SCOUT LEADER TO TAKE THESE CLASSES!

NOTE: this TWO day, Advanced Wilderness First Aid, CPR and AED certification class is open to the public, not just members of the troop. Please feel free to let others know it is available. PLEASE REGISTER ASAP DUE TO THE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE SIGNUP.

OPTIONS:
  • #1 Wilderness Advanced – recommended for all Scouts age 14 and above and all interested adult.
  • #2 Wilderness First Aid with NOLS and REI – recommended for anyone who wants to go above and beyond with back country first aid situations, scenarios and advanced techniques. This is a class that gives you skills to save lives when EMS is a long way away!

DETAILS and SIGNUP LINK
FIRST AID and CPR – required by BSA for at least one adult to be currently certified in both. Troop requirement is that as many adults as possible. Best case scenario is all adults and older Scouts certified. 
  • COLORADO FIRST AID [provider]
    • WHAT: WILDERNESS ADVANCED FIRST AID, CPR and AED Certification
    • WHERE: Boulder Community Health Foothills Hospital - Tebo Family Medical Building Cancer Center at 4747 Arapahoe Avenue
    • WHEN: Saturday, June 3 AND Sunday, June 4. Both days are required.
    • TIME: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • COST: $130 <— Pay direct online when you register. IMPORTANT: extra funds from Scout accounts may be used for this. See Kathy Brown for reimbursement
    • WHO: Trip leaders, parents, Scouts age 14 and above, and any others you may know who would benefit from a advanced level, two-day first aid class. Especially good timing for adults leading trips in the future!
    • REGISTRATION: because this class is taught by Colorado First Aid, you must register and pay via their website.
    • REGISTER and PAY HERE: Link to Colorado First Aid Registration
    • IMPORTANT: this is a public class. Please feel free to forward to others.
    • NOTE TO SCOUTS: although hosted and organized through the troop, this is not a troop event. Please do not wear your Scout uniform. Trip shirts or other shirts are fine, just not a Scout uniform.
    • FIRST AID MERIT BADGE: Scouts – if you do not have First Aid MB and are age 14 or above, you should consider attending. This class plus a personal first aid kit and teaching a younger Scout will get you First Aid MB.
    • STRONGLY ENCOURAGED FOR SCOUTS WHO ALREADY HAVE FIRST AID MB and are at least age 14 so as to continue their training and expertise.
PLEASE register as soon as possible if you are planning on this class.

ANOTHER OPTION  Wilderness First Aid with NOLS and REI
Questions, please ask!
 - Scott

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Troop 171 Major Adventures and Camps
Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch!
• It's not too late to sign up for Summer Camp in the Black Hills of South Dakota!
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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
  3. Youth Protection Training Certificate of Completion
  4. Desire to help our Scouts. There is no link for this one!
Checkout 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 2017         
• May [no campout]
• June 10-17: Medicine Mtn. Scout Ranch, SD.

Other Dates and Events
• Spring Court of Honor: May 7, 2017

Adult Committee Meeting Schedule
• Tue., April 25 [7:00 PM]: Steere Family