Troop 130

Scouts BSA

Geneva Switzerland

Adventure !

Hiking, camping, snow sports, canoe trips and much more ….

Scouting provides boys with camaraderie, fun, excitement and opportunities to develop new skills, through outdoor activities, useful service projects, leadership training, discovery and guidance.

Troop 130

Troop 130 welcomes boys between the ages of 11 and 17 of all nationalities and religions.

Our scouts attend many different schools in the Geneva – La Côte area of Switzerland and neighbouring France.

Founded in 1975, Troop 130 follows the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) program.

When & Where

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.

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 we offer a one-week summer camp also at the Scout center in Kandersteg.

Recent Events

January 2020

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.

November 2019

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!

September 2019

The boys camped at St Cergue with a stunning view of Lake Geneva! The boys cooked their own meals organised by patrols.

May 2019

Troop Bike Trip to a campsite in Rolle! We camped overnight and feasted on a delicious Indian meal prepared by one of our Scout Moms....mmmm!

Scouting Activities

During meetings the scouts plan their next outdoor activities, learn various skills and have fun.

The scouts advance through ranks which indicate a boy's level of mastery of various concepts and skills in scouting.

Troop 130 is Boy-Led ....

The scouts decide their calendar of activities and organize themselves in smaller groups known as patrols, with the experienced scouts acting as leaders and role models for the younger scouts.

.... with Parent Support

All parents support the troop in various ways, as scoutmasters providing guidance, or helping with logistics, and form a warm and social community.