BSA Troop # 117

Welcome !

Troop Mission

To help every young man to be the best that he can be.

On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty, to God and my country, to obey the Scout Law, to help other people at all times and to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Troop Meeting Time and Place

The troop meets at 7:00 p.m. every Monday throughout the year at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church

Located on the corner of Dry Creek and Clarkson, in Centennial Colorado

1401 East Dry Creek Road, Centennial, CO 80122-3087

Visitors are welcome at any time.

** Map to St. Timothy's Episcopal Church **

Troop  Philosophy

Program

Troop 117 is a boy-run troop.  The troop uses the patrol system to provide leadership opportunities for all boys within the troop throughout their scouting experience. 

Troop 117 uses outdoor camping and activities as one of the principle vehicles for teaching leadership and life skills to young men.   As a general rule, the troop annually camps once a month throughout the year except for the month of December.  The troop regularly sends a contingent of scouts to summer camp.  The selection of the camp is jointly decided by the scouts and parents in early spring.  A new Venture Patrol is being formed to give older boys the opportunity to participate in a wider variety of high adventure outdoor experiences.

Troop Size

The Parent Committee believes that the size of the troop can have a bearing on the quality of the scouting experience.  The current troop size policy is that the troop should be no greater than 40-45 scouts to assure adequate organization and support of troop activities.

Participation

We believe that boys can grow into men with the help and assistance of fellow scouts, older scouts, adult leaders, and parents.  Older boys have an obligation to pass on what they have learned through scouting experience to younger boys in the troop.  Parents play a critical role in the operation of the troop with every family expected to give time and energy to the troop to ensure proper parental supervision, involvement, growth, and stability of the troop programs.   Parental involvement can come in a number of ways including active participation on the parent committee, merit badge counseling, participation in camp-outs, or assistance in a large variety of committee assignments.  The Parent Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday following the first Thursday of every month.  All parents are welcome and expected to regularly attend the Parent Committee Meeting.  Visit the troop resource form under the form button to explore some of the ways that parents can contribute to the troop.

Belief in God

We believe that spirituality is an important dimension of the scouting experience.  While recognizing a diversity of faiths and beliefs, belief in God, reverence, and living by the golden rule is an expected part of the Troop 117 experience.

Service to Our Community and Country

Serving our community and country is an important part of the 117 experience.  While learning about what our community and country provides to us, we seek to find new and better ways to give back to our community and country.

Youth Protection

Making sure that youth are safe in the scouting environment is fundamental to Troop 117.  The troop actively practices the two deep leadership policy of BSA.  Under this policy, no scout is left alone with only one adult.   In addition, adequate parental participation and involvement is required for all scouting activities or the event will be postponed or cancelled.