Troop 130

Scouts BSA

Geneva・Vaud・Switzerland

Welcome to Adventure!

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

Scouting with Troop 130 provides boys with camaraderie, fun, excitement and opportunities to develop new skills, through outdoor activities, useful service projects, leadership training, discovery and guidance.

Even during this period of coronavirus restrictions our resourceful scouts continue to work on many skills and meaningful projects independently at home or in groups online.


Troop 130

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

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 Boy Scouts of America (BSA) program.

Over the years hundreds of boys have passed through our troop, with over 50 achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

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, 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 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!

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

Parents also take active roles, teaching skills, or as scoutmasters or on the troop committee. Both scouts and parents benefit from our vibrant, active scouting community.