Scouts BSA: Troop 171 B and Troop 171 G
- Boulder Daily Camera [4/24/2019
Once a week, the Scouts BSA Troop 171 can be found at the First Presbyterian Church Annex in Boulder, wearing their khaki uniforms. Each meeting begins with a member marching down to the stage in front, carrying the American flag, while scouts salute as it passes. Then, in unison, they recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
This year, that group of kids looks different. Standing beside the big group of boys stand young girls. They, too, are dressed in the traditional khaki uniforms. On a recent Monday, the boys and girls all raised three fingers in the air, reciting the Scout Oath and Scout Law. “On my honor …” they begin.
Boulder’s 67-year-old Troop 171 welcomed a girl’s troop as of Feb. 1, along with all the Boy Scouts of America troops around the country. Members are now calling the organization Scouts BSA to include their female members. Click the link above for more of the article and pictures.
Troop 171 meets at the Grace Commons Church (formerly First Presbyterian Church) Boulder, Colorado. During COVID, the meeting entrance is into the outdoor courtyard on Walnut, between 15th and 16th Street. 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. Location map here.
For more information for either troop: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.