Welcome to Adventure!
Hiking, camping, snow sports, canoe trips and much more ….
Scouting with Troop 130 provides camaraderie, fun, excitement and opportunities to develop new skills, through outdoor activities, useful service projects, leadership training, discovery and guidance.
Troop 130 welcomes boys * between the ages of 11 and 17 of all nationalities and religions.
* For info about girls joining Scouts BSA see How to Join & Info page
Our thriving troop is uniquely international, with scouts from all over the world. Most are multi-lingual and are happy mixing with people of all backgrounds and cultures. They attend many different schools in the Geneva – La Côte area of Switzerland and neighbouring France. Troop activities are conducted in English.
Founded in 1975, Troop 130 is part of the Edelweiss District and follows the Scouts BSA program.
Over the years hundreds of scouts have passed through our troop, with over 50 achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.
When & Where
[ The below applies to usual times. During the current covid situation we are meeting at various alternative locations. ]
We meet every 2 weeks on Mondays from 19h00 to 20h30 at the La Châtaigneraie campus of Ecolint, Chemin de la Ferme 2, 1297 Founex, Vaud.
There are monthly one or two day outdoor activities on weekends. Winter activities include the Klondike Derby at the International Scout Center in Kandersteg, Switzerland and our annual snow shoe hike with an overnight cabin stay.
In the summer scouts can attend a one-week summer camp also at the Scout center in Kandersteg.
The scouts did a great job cleaning out the local camel stables. One of many projects we do to serve our community.
21 scouts enjoyed a fantastic weekend of skiing in Leysin, Switzerland. The scouts made a delicious dinner in our lovely chalet. Thanks to all the parents for driving and supporting the weekend.
Cardboard box campout fun included making a giant catapult. Well done scouts for raising lots of money in the fundraiser for the troop and the soup kitchen in Geneva!
The scouts camped at St Cergue with a stunning view of Lake Geneva! They cooked their own meals organised by patrols.
Troop 130 Vision and Purpose
The creation of the Vision and Purpose was a scout-led initiative, where the key process steps were the following:
• Building awareness in the Troop for the need of a Vision and a Purpose
• Scouts and supervising adults having discussions and then drafting a statement of Vision and Purpose.
• Inviting each scout and adult in the Troop to pursue the Purpose and Vision, and let it come true for Troop 130.
We, Troop 130 Geneva, strive to achieve the goal that Baden-Powell first set for scouts in the early 1900s when he was initiating the scouting movement:
“Prepare you young people for the adventurous life that lays ahead”
Through scouting, we want to develop the fundamental values of outdoor intimacy and social craftsmanship. We aim to acquire the valuable skills of leadership and followership. All these points will help us stand strong in the good times and in the bad times that lay ahead.
To achieve our Vision, we rely on a Purpose to get us there. We want to build our scouting events on the following points, which together, form our Troop’s Purpose:
Learn how to be more reverent when surrounded by the glory of nature
Learn the skills needed to survive in the outdoors
Teach how to be aware in society
Understand the implications of obedience and loyalty
Encourage scouts to apply the Scout Oath and Scout Law in their everyday lives