On rappel (abseiling)
Under Sail in the British Virgin Islands
Canoeing under the Midnight Sun:
Canada's Yukon Territory, near the Arctic Circle
Welcome to Adventure!
Colorado Rocky Mountain Scouting
for boys & girls
Troop 97 BSA
Troop 97 is more than double the size of the average BSA troop, and our Scouts earn Eagle Scout (the BSA's highest award) at several times the BSA average.
Ever watched the sun set at midnight? From your canoe? Our Scouts have.
Backpacked the only one-way trail in North America?
Tried your best to sleep after seeing a bear prowling for food 15 feet (5 m) from your tent?
Been to the only place in the US where cars drive on the left?
Backpacked from one country into another? How about by canoe? Ferry? Train? Bicycle?
Slept on board a tugboat? In a railroad sleeper car? Sailing ship? In an old miner's cabin?
Snorkeled a shipwreck? Ridden a train going 180 mph (300 km/h)?
Pedaled a bike 425 miles (680 km)? Paddled a canoe 250 miles (400 km)? Backpacked 100 miles (160 km)?
Swum 1 mile (1600 m)—in a chilly high-altitude lake?
Had a foot (30 cm) of new snow half-bury your tent? In August?
Troop 97 meets in Fort Collins, Colorado, but also draws members from nearby Laporte, Loveland, Severance, Timnath, Wellington/Waverly, and Windsor.
Scouting is a Game with a Purpose.
It's more than Fun; it's an Adventure.
Sometimes tough, often challenging, always rewarding.
Want to visit a meeting or outing?
Just , and he'll be happy to tell you about our upcoming activities. email the Scoutmaster
Troop 97 is actually 'linked' troops (one for boys & one for girls), out of the 26 troops in two
Bighorn District, one of seven districts in
Greater Wyoming-Longs Peak Council, one of about 250 local councils of
Boy Scouts of America (BSA), one of about 200 National Scout Organization members of
World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).
[For more information about the surprising variety of Scouting organizations around the world, see our page.] World Scouting
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potential or future members of our troop
the Scouts and leaders of other BSA units
Scouts and leaders from around the world
anyone else interested in Scouting or Troop 97
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27 July 2021
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