About Our Troop

We are Scouts BSA Scout Troops 69B and 69G, based in Louisville, Colorado.

Our troop has been active for over 70 years (chartered in 1942) and many Boulder County citizens are past members. Troop 69 was the first in Colorado to receive the William P. Hornaday Conservation Award for distinguished service in natural resource conservation.  We continue to maintain a high profile in the community through service projects and participation in local events like the Louisville Memorial Day Parade, American flag retirements, and fund raising for natural disaster victims.  Service projects conducted by Troop 69 Eagle Scouts have benefited local churches, the Historic Walker Ranch District, Louisville and Lafayette open space, and project YES.

Our current Troop membership is between 60 and 70 Scouts ranging from first-year (age 11) boys and girls pursuing the Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, and 1st Class ranks, to more seasoned scouts (up to age 18) who have achieved or are about to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.  We engage in all sorts of activities, from ice skating to bouldering at a local rock-climbing gym, from leisurely summer camping at established BSA camps to rugged winter camping in the mountains.  Our older scouts participate in annual High Adventure programs, including COPE, Philmont, Double-H, Northern Tier Canoe Base, OKPIK, and Rocky Mountain High Adventure Base (to name a few). 

We are a Scout-led Troop , which means that many decisions about Troop activities are made by our Scouts serving in leadership positions.  Meetings and outings are also planned and run by the Scouts.  The scout-led Troop philosophy can, at times, appear quite chaotic to unaccustomed adults, but it challenges the Scouts to grow as leaders while providing them the opportunity to learn from their mistakes in a safe setting.  Our adult leaders (Scouters) are always there to give advice, set expectations, ensure safety, and help our Scouts be responsible for themselves and their equipment, be respectful to nature and their peers, and to care about their community.  The expectation is a progression towards maturation through the building of self-confidence, leadership skills, and the ability to communicate clearly with other Scouts and Scouters.  Older Scouts are encouraged to teach Scouting skills to the newer Scouts as part of their function as Troop Guides or Instructors. 

Adults participate in our Troop in many ways , from our BSA-trained Leaders (Scouters) to driving Scouts to and from camping trips.  Our Troop Committee meets monthly to discuss Scout-proposed activities, finances, recruitment, and other organizational topics.  Many adults also assist the Troop by serving as Merit Badge Counselors, outing organizers, fund-raising directors, and community service advisers.  Although we do not require Scout parents to serve as adult Leaders in our Troop, we do strongly encourage their participation. Without substantial parental participation our Troop cannot offer the extensive array of activities that we consider essential to the Scouting program.