New Scout Information and Registration

Welcome to Troop 171 Girls or 171 Boys!

The following links will help new Scouts and their families get registered in Scouting BSA. Forms and fees to register both Scouts and adults can be found below. Information about Scout uniforms as well.

Please don't hesitate to ask if you have questions.

Troop Contacts

SCOUTS BSA JOINING REQUIREMENTS FOR BOTH 171 BOYS AND 171 GIRLS

  • Completed the fifth grade and are at least 10 years old, OR

  • Have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old, OR

  • Age 11 but have not reached age 18

SCOUTS BSA YOUTH REGISTRATION and FORMS

Steps to register a youth in either Troop 171 B or Troop 171 G. Details and links below:

Step 1: Complete BSA Registration

Step 2: Complete Troop Specific Forms [Roster Update AND Photo Release]

Step 3: BSA Medical [Parts A, B and C] Medical Provider signature required]

Step 1: BSA FORMS - YOUTH REGISTRATION

Troop 171 Boy: BSA Online Application for Troop 171 Boy's Troop [Youth or Adult]

Troop 171 Girl: BSA Online Application for Troop 171 Girls's Troop [Youth or Adult]


My.scouting.org account required for online application


Paper Form Alternative: BSA Youth Application Form for Troop 171 Boys and 171 Girls [PAPER Form - sorry it is not an interactive form.)

Print, complete and mail to Barb Allan - at 816 S Carr Avenue, Lafayette, CO 80026.

Step 2: TROOP SPECIFIC FORMS and INFORMATION PACKET

Form #1: Troop 171 Roster Update Form - Required [this Google Form replaces previous paper version. Don’t need both]

Form #2: Troop 171 Photo/Video Release Form - Required

Step 3: BSA CONSENT, RELEASE, and MEDICAL FORM INFORMATION - For the safety of both our Scouts and adults, BSA requires a new form and medical physical annually.

1. Details and forms are on our BSA Informed Consent, Release Agreement and Health History page.

IMPORTANT: Medical Forms Must Be Delivered In Person. BSA Does Not Allow Them to Be Sent Electronically.

              • Part A [parent signed] Do this part, even if you can’t get parts B and C signed by the doctor right away. Complete as soon as possible

              • Part B [doctor signature required for medications on page B2]

              • Part C [doctor physical required] Do this when you can get in for a physical

SAMPLE Form Showing Common Items Missed on the form

INFORMATION PACKET

Troop 171 Information for New Members - Fast start guide to Scouting in Troop 171

Registration Fees - 2022

UNIFORM PARTS, HANDBOOK, NECKERCHIEF, and PATCHES

Sources of Scout Uniforms, Patches and Other Supplies

Louisville Scout Shop [Reichenberg Service Center] - The best local source of Scout uniforms and Scouting supplies

Location: 1075 E South Boulder Road, Suite 100, Louisville, CO 80027

Phone: 303-447-8511

Important note - the hours are limited and vary greatly. Call first or check their website

The Louisville Scout Shop has the best stock of uniforms available locally


McGuckin Hardware - Limited items available


BSA Scout Shop - Online Ordering <https://www.scoutshop.org/>

Items to Purchase from Scout Shop or Online

            1. Scout uniform shirt - purchase at Scout store or online from BSA Scout Shop. Limited stock may be available at McGuckin Hardware.

                1. Separate styles for girls and boys


            1. Scouts BSA Shoulder Loops [green - same for boys and girls]


            1. Scout Handbook - available at the Scout Store

                1. Separate versions for boys and girls

                2. Please purchase the book, not the digital edition


            1. Scouts BSA Handbook Cover


            1. Patches purchased from Scout Store

                1. Council Shoulder Patch [Greater Wyoming - Longs Peak Council]. Multiple designs usually available. Choose your favorite

                2. Boy Scout World Crest Patch

Patches Available for Purchase From Troop 171 [Barb Allan]

        • Troop 171 Unit Number Should Patch [Example]

        • Troop Neckerchief - Presented by the troop at induction ceremony. Cost included in troop registration fees.

UNIFORMS - OTHER INFORMATION

        • Uniforms - Insignia Locations - BSA Insignia Guide

        • Options For Attaching Patches to the Uniform Shirt

          • Sewing by hand or sewing machine

          • Patch Magic Kit - available from BSA and McGuckin Hardware

          • Lafayette Scout Office - Contact Regina [303-447-8511] - excellent job at a reasonable cost

ADULT REGISTRATION INFORMATION, REGISTRATION and FORMS

HOW PARENTS CAN HELP

  • Parents/Caregivers are always welcome to help or join the troop.

    • Help on Boards of Review [sign up here]

    • Become a Merit Badge Counselor

    • Join as uniformed staff

SCOUTS BSA ADULT REGISTRATION and FORMS

Step 1 (required): YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING (YPT) - The safety of our Scouts is paramount. Normally, this training is only needed for adults registering in the troop. However, the Troop 171 Adult Committee has mandated that all adults associated with Troop 171 successfully complete Youth Protection Training. The goal is that every adult has a complete understanding of the procedures and expectations to keep our Scouts safe. The program is available online at no charge.

Youth Protection Information and Training

Step 2 (optional): BSA FORMS - ADULT REGISTRATION - Parents may choose to register in Scouts BSA as a troop leader. Positions include: Adult Committee Member, Assistant Scoutmaster or Merit Badge Counselor. Completion of Youth Protection Training is required by all adults whether registering in the troop or not.

Step 3 (required if going on campouts): BSA MEDICAL INFORMATION and FORMS - For the safety of both our Scouts and adults, BSA requires a new form and medical physical annually.

Details are on our BSA Medical Forms and Information page.

      • Part A and B [self signed for adults] Do these parts, even if you can’t get part C done yet

      • Part C [doctor physical required] Do this when you can get in for a physical

Step 4 (optional): Troop Merit Badge Counselor Sign Up - You only need 4 things to be a merit badge counselor. Feel free to discuss being a merit badge counselor before signing up.

SCOUTS BSA MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND FORMS

BSA UNIFORMS INFORMATION and PATCH PLACEMENT

Uniforms are available at the Louisville Scout Shop or at McGuckin Hardware. At times, we also have uniform shirts that other Scouts have outgrown. Please let us know if you would like to pursue this option.

  • Louisville Scout Shop [1075 E South Boulder Rd, Louisville, CO 80027] (303) 447-8511

  • McGuckin Hardware [2525 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302] (303) 443-1822

    • Neckerchief: We have our own troop neckerchief that will be presented at either Webelos Crossover or at a Troop Induction ceremony.

    • Troop Number Patch: We have a one-piece 171 patch. This makes for easier sewing. Available from Barb Allan.

    • Uniform Insignia Guide: Proper placement of uniform patches

    • Sewing on Uniform Patches

      • Patch Sewing Service - for a fee, there may be people available to sew patches on uniforms. Check with the Louisville Scout Shop for availability, cost, and turnaround time.

      • Badge Magic - a non-sewing adhesive alternative. Available at the Louisville Scout Shop and McGuckin Hardware.