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About Troop 97

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Why Choose Troop 97?

Sailing in the British Virgin Islands
Sailing in the British Virgin Islands

Caving by Lantern Light in South Dakota
Caving by Lantern Light in South Dakota

The Troop 97 Program of Adventure

2016 Summer Camp Summary
Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch, Elbert, Colorado

2016 Annual "Trek" Summary
2016 "SuperTrek" to the British Virgin Islands (12 days)

Value of Parent Involvement

Why do we insist on parental involvement? Because our experience tells us boys with involved parents are more likely to be successful in Scouting and in life.

Do we kick out boys whose parents cannot or will not meet our involvement standards? No, of course not (they need Scouting more than most). And we rejoice when Scouting helps such a boy along. But it is also disheartening to see unrealized potential that only a parent's loving involvement can bring out.

Our experiences with over 500 Troop 97 Scouts since 1978 shows a Scout will accomplish the following on average:

If one parent is a uniformed leader or active committee member, the Scout will:

If his parents are less involved, the Scout will:

"Why I Like Troop 97" (a brief story written by a 12-year-old Scout; PDF)

2016—2017 Camping Plans

Weekend Campouts
(camping, backpacking, swimming, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, cycling, service, fishing, ...)

Summer Camp (8 days)

Mt Zirkel Wilderness Area backpack trek (7 days)