About Troop 64

Here is a quick primer on who we are and what we do:

Who:

We are a boy-led and well-rounded Troop.  Troop 64 is chartered by Heart of Longmont Men's Club (formerly the First United Methodist Church) of Longmont, Colorado. We are part of the Mountain View District of the Longs Peak Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Why:

Lord Robert Baden-Powell said it best: “Scouting is a game with a purpose.  FUN is the game, VALUES is the purpose and LEARNING is the process.”

Where:

First United Methodist Church of Longmont (Wesley Hall) The church is on the corner of 11th and Emery.

Wesley Hall is on the 1-story section on the Northeast corner of the church. (Entrance is off the alley which is east of the church)

When:

We meet every Tuesday from 7:00 – 8:15 PM.  We closely follow the St. Vrain School calendar, thus if there is a school holiday, typically there will not be a Troop meeting.  See the CALENDAR Page for details.

What:

Meetings consist of business, such as planning and evaluating events, working on scout skills, and some game time.  The first meeting of the month includes a Parents' Council, to go over the following couple of months of Troop activities.

Once a month we try to have one outside activity.  These can be district or council events like Rendezvous or Klondike.  Some are troop events like family camping, backpacking or skiing, or some other activity.

A typical year might include tree planting at Fort Robinson, NE, Canoe Derby in NE, summer camp outside our district, rock climbing at a climbing gym, a lock in at the church, snow camping/caving, skiing, serving the men’s breakfast at the church followed by helping with grounds cleanup, and a spaghetti dinner before the church conference.

How:

Parent involvement is vital in a small troop like ours, providing support and leadership.  It is especially important that we all attend parent meetings the first Tuesday of every month.

Our charter year runs from February to January; annual dues are currently $30, plus a $10 charter fee that goes to BSA.  For new scouts, both fees are prorated for the rest of the year.  If the scout is already chartered in another Cub Scout or Boy Scout troop, he pays a $1 transfer fee instead of the charter fee.  The only additional charges during the year are actual costs for activities, such as food and campsite fees on camping trips and summer camp, should he choose to go.

When a Scout joins the Troop, we establish a paper account to hold his share of fund-raising proceeds (such as popcorn sales, car washes, etc.) and any money that he or his parents put into it.  Fundraising money is generally split 80/20 between the Troop account and the participating Scouts' accounts.  Some fundraisers are 20/80.  The money can be used to pay dues, charter fees, costs for outings, merit badge materials that have been supplied by the Troop, or other Scout-related goods, such as camping gear.

For more information on the Troop please or to schedule a visit call Scott Conlin, Scoutmaster at 303-319-9882 or email conlin@hotmail.com.