Scout Troop 161G in Niwot, Colorado welcomes girls from the end of 5th-grade through the age of 18. One can join at any time and does not have to be involved in the cub scout program prior to BSA Scouts. We welcome scouts from all surrounding areas of Niwot, including Boulder, Gunbarrel, Longmont and Erie.
“To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.”
Our Troop 161G runs alongside our boys Troop 161 which has been in operation for over 60 years. Although we have our own separate Troop, we sometimes come together to work on merit badges, achievements, adventures and community service. Troop 161G is led by Scoutmaster Dana Heather, Committee Chair Duncan Coker (Former Eagle Scout) and Advancement Chair Michelle Law. As per BSA guidelines, there is always a registered female leader or female parent at all events.
The steps in the advancement system help a Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others. Advancement is the process by which youth members of the Boy Scouts of America progress from rank to rank and is the method by which we promote and encourage the ongoing involvement and commitment that keeps members coming back for more!
There are more than 135 merit badges, and any Scout, or any qualified Venturer or Sea Scout may earn any of these at any time. The merit badges have a huge range of interests and it is so enjoyable to have leaders, parents or approved BSA community members work together to assist scouts.
There are more than 150 awards you can earn as a member of Scouts BSA. Whether it’s a rank advancement, merit badge or one of the many other individual awards, there’s plenty for you to set your sights on.