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In Scouting, a boy is encouraged to educate himself instead of being instructed. ~ Robert Baden-Powell

Boy Scout Troop 130 is a committed group of Scouts and Scouters, boy-led and organized to maximize the scouting experience with a solid, well-rounded program of outdoor adventures, Scouting advancement, and community service. The unit was formed in January 1958 and has been going strong for over 50 years. We've produced over 100 Eagle Scouts, with many more travling the Scouting Trail.

Troop 130 is an active troop, with many fun activities happening every month. From camping in the Rockies to hanging U.S. flags on national holidays, from canoeing the Colorado River to helping in our neighborhood food bank, from hiking Philmont to participating in Easter Sunrise at Red Rocks - our troop stays active in the scouting program and in our community.

Year 'round, our troop is always on the go! Want to join in on the fun? Contact Us for more information! You can find a copy of our Activities Calendar here.

Rafting Trip - July 22-24

Posted on Jun 30 2016 - 10:53pm

come join us for a weekend of fun, centered around a great day of rafting down Clear Creek. We will leave Friday, July 22 from FUMC and head up to columbine campground in Central city for the night. In the morning, after breakfast, we shuttle down to Idaho Springs for rafting. The evening ends with dinner and a campfire. We return Sunday at 10:00-10:30 to FUMC.

Final Summer Camp Swim Test Opportunity - June 12 from 3-4pm

Posted on Jun 8 2016 - 10:58am

Summer Camp swim tests!

Meet at the Golden Rec Center pool from 3-4PM to take your summer camp swim test. Cost is $3.75/person if you're getting in the water. Please bring your swimsuit & towel.

NEED EARLY NUMBERS - 25 miler

Posted on May 19 2016 - 10:04pm

In order to get permits we need numbers soon! Sign up early to show interest!

Come join us for an EPIC foray into the world of Continental Divide Hiking!!! We will spend 6 Days, and 5 Nights on the trail, for roughly 25 miles from near Grand Lake on a small section of the CDT (Continental Divide Trail for those old salty dogs), Arapahoe Pass Trail, and finishing at Fourth of July Campground up behind Nederland. What a way to finish up the summer!!! All ages welcome. This will be a great introduction to the possibility of a "50 Mile Hike" in the future. We will utilize patrol style camping, and leadership structure for both boys and adults. 

RESCHEDULED - Summer Camp Swim Tests

Posted on May 9 2016 - 7:08pm

Summer Camp swim tests have been rescheduled. We will also be havnig a makeup date sometime in June for those who cannot make this Sunday. Future date to be announced.

Trail to First Class Campout - April 22-24, 2016

Posted on Mar 28 2016 - 2:13pm

The troop has grown, scouts are advancing, and it's time for our TRAIL TO FIRST CLASS campout (formally or also known as Shakedown). This event is to help knock off requirements for Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, and 1st Class, and to give new/inexperienced scouts a taste of what it's like to camp with Troop 130! This is our once-a-year advancement focused event (not counting summer camp), and is a great opportunity to wrap up the previous Up-to-First Class Requirements that you have outstanding before the end of the 2016 calendar year.

Fulford Cave Trip - May 21-23, 2016

Posted on Mar 28 2016 - 2:10pm

In the Fall of 2014 many of you missed the opportunity to explore the Fulford Caves. Well it is back! We plan to leave FUMC at about 5:30 Friday night, drive to Eagle and set up camp, and spend Saturday exploring the cave, and return Sunday morning at FUMC at approximately noon. Due to new cave rules, this trip is limited to 16 people total. Fulford Cave is a popular destination for many cavers and spelunkers alike. It is not a very difficult cave, but does create challenges and common sense is advised when exploring the cave. 

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