Welcome to Troop 130

Troop 130 welcomes all boys between 11 and 17 inclusive, regardless of nationality, language, or religion, or of which school they attend.

While English is the most actively spoken language of the Troop, a good understanding of the language is sufficient. The Troop typically has between 30 and 40 boys registered at any time, with varying backgrounds, ages and nationalities.  

Troop 130 aims to provide boys with camaraderie, fun, excitement as well as opportunities to develop new skills, through a wide Scouting experience that includes adventurous outdoor activities, leadership training, discovery and guidance. Scouts are encouraged to advance to their full potential through the Scouting principles and advancement programs.

We are part of the Edelweiss District of BSA’s Transatlantic Council (TAC), the European headquarters for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).  

Our Troop meets every other Monday from 19h00 to 20h30. Contact us to find out when our next meeting is!

Meanwhile here are two handy guides and the equipment list to get you started:

Parent Guide: Information Pack

Parent Guide: Getting Started Pack

Parent Guide-Basic Uniform and Equipment SM approved

New Scout Year 2016-17 to Begin

On Monday, 5th September 2016, 19h00-20h30, our Troop will welcome all interested and existing Scout members with their parents during the Information Evening and first Troop Meeting for 2016-2017. This will take place in the Buvette of the New Sports Hall (Jura building) on the campus of La Châtaigneraie, International School of Geneva in Founex.  While the boys are kept busy with the Troop, ALL parents are requested to attend an information session where they will be given details on the coming year’s program. Registration will also be open for new Scouts that evening.

Our next Troop meeting will be held on Monday 12th September at the same location. If you miss signing up during the Information Evening, it’s never too late to join. You can come along to any Troop meeting and you can be registered on the spot!

Meanwhile here are two handy guides, and the equipment list, to get you started:

Parent Guide: Information Pack

Parent Guide: Getting Started Pack

Parent Guide-Basic Uniform and Equipment SM approved

New Scout Year 2015-2016 Update

On Monday 7th September 2015 our troop welcomed new Scouts and their parents during the Registration evening for the coming year 2015-2016.

Our first Troop meeting will be held on Monday 14th September at La Chataigneraie International School in Founex. We are expecting all new and existing Scout members to attend and we request parents of ALL our Scouts to also be present that same evening for a parent meeting.

If you missed signing up on the Registration evening, it’s never too late to join. You can come along to a Troop meeting and you can start your registration on the spot!

August 2015 update

We’re pleased to announce that a new scouting year is just around the corner! Have a look at some photos of some of the more recent activities some of our scouts have been involved in, including white-water rafting in the French Alps, summer camp in Kandersteg, Switzerland, and the National Youth Leadership Training camp at Gilwell Park in England.

The Scout year 2015-16 is starting to take shape and our calendar of activities for the year has now been posted. Note that our registration evening takes place on Monday, September 7 at La Chataigneraie International School, Chemin de la Ferme 2, Founex. Are you up to the challenge of being a Boy Scout? New members are always welcome. Come and join the fun!

Snowshoe to Rochefort

This weekend we went snowshoing to the Rochefort cabin near St Cergue.

This year it was very hard because we had to make the trail after a night of strong snow fall. When we got there we had lots of fun with games and stuff.

The next morning we all wanted to stay and play in the snow but we had to leave.

The Klondike Derby

The Klondike Derby in Kanderstag was great! On Friday night when we arrived there was no snow – green grass everywhere, but at 8 pm it started to snow and at 10 pm there was already 10 cm. It kept on snowing all night, by the next morning there was more than 50 cm, and it continued to snow all day. The Derby was great and the activities were very fun although it was really cold. The meals were good and Saturday night the campfire event was a bit boring but there were some good skits. The next morning the young scouts said that the sled run was boring until we got to the steep part. Then everyone found it great fun! Everybody wanted to stay but in the end we had to leave. Can’t wait until next year!