Who We Are
Here is some basic information about the Troop
Meets Mondays 7-830
Meets at Arvada Covenant Church, 5555 Ward Road
Goes on outing monthly (All are optional, but highly suggested)
The troop does not meet in December so scouts can spend time with family
Troop 2003 was established in January 2002 as a Boy Scout troop in the southwest Arvada area. Boy Scout Troop 2003 is a troop where scouts will earn life and scouting skills through many types of adventures. These are accomplished by hard work, helping in the community, outdoor activities, and by various projects.
The Boy Scouts of Troop 2003 enjoy the outdoors and scouting. We believe that scouting can offer a young man may great and positive experiences.
Fun with his friends. Learning leadership and teamwork skills
Outdoor experiences, such as camping, fishing, hiking, boating, nature studies and snow sports
Discovering new skills like: First Aid, Emergency Preparedness, Cooking the in the wilderness, knot tying and many other valuable life skills as the scout works towards his Eagle Scout rank.
Knowledge and experiences to help the boy scout become a wise and strong young man. This is accomplished with training in many different areas like: Citizenship classes, fitness and leadership courses.
Troop 2003 Vision Statement
The vision of Troop 2003 is to provide an environment in which, through the framework of Scouting, boys are encouraged to mature into men on Honor, Character and Integrity.
Troop 2003 Mission Statement
Troop 2003 will be a boy led Scout Troop with parental support and guidance, in concert with the guidelines developed by the Boy Scouts of America. Parental involvement is expected and encourages, but the majority of the activities of troop will be primarily led and directed by the boys under the mentoring of adult leaders.
What We Offer
We do at least 11 different outings per year, (every month expect December). We mainly camp, but sometimes we do other fun things, like skiing.
Starting in the Summer 2021, we will be teaching merit badges quarterly at a Merit Badge Saturday so we can focus on scout skills during troop meetings. These merit badges will include both Eagle-required badges and other fun badges.
During the summer months, the scouts plan fun activities for the troop. Past activities include swimming, water balloon fights, parcour, mini golf, and kayaking/canoeing
We go to a resident camp every summer. In the summer of 2017, most of the younger boys (13 and younger) attended Camp Cris Dobbins at PV. We attended Ben Delatour Scout Camp in July 2018 and Camp Tahosa in 2019. Due to COVID, we did not attend a local summer camp in 2020 or 2021
High adventure trips are offered every few years for boys entering high school and older. The older boys did a high adventure trip to Northern Tier Boundary Waters for a 7 day canoe trip in July 2017. We sent 3 crews to Sea Base in 2020 and a crew to Northern Tier again in 2021. We will take a short break from High Adventure for a year or two.
We offer a fun and safe environment for boys from 11-18 to learn leadership and cooperation, among other important life skills