Why Scouts BSA?

Scouting builds character and instills values for a lifetime.

Scouts BSA is the traditional Scouting experience for youth in the fifth grade through high school. Service, community engagement and leadership development become increasingly important parts of the program as youth lead their own activities and work their way toward earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.

The BSA Expands Programs to Welcome Girls from Cub Scouts to Highest Rank of Eagle Scout


“This decision is true to the BSA’s mission and core values outlined in the Scout Oath and Law. The values of Scouting – trustworthy, loyal, helpful, kind, brave and reverent, for example – are important for both young men and women,” said Michael Surbaugh, the BSA’s Chief Scout Executive. “We believe it is critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children. We strive to bring what our organization does best – developing character and leadership for young people – to as many families and youth as possible as we help shape the next generation of leaders.”


We are troop 402! One of the first all girl troops to join the Boy Scouts of America! We are a group of girls learning and growing together, and trying to make our mark in history! Everyone in this troop plays a role and learns skills not only needed in the wilderness, but in every other aspect of their life. We learn communication and leadership skills, and pride ourselves on our close knit community! Everyone is welcome and we would love to have you join us!    SCOUT LIKE A GIRL          Alexia Tzortzis - Senior Patrol Leader

We are an all girls troop in Lafayette California.  We meet every Thursday night in the Historic Boy Scout cabin.  We are a strong troop of girls that focus on leadership, outdoor activities, and community service.  We are proud of our all inclusive, kind and supportive environment that encourages a fun environment for learning while building confidence and independence with all of our members.
We are the sister troop to Troop 204, a Boy scout troop that has been in existence since 1932.  With the combine parent knowledge of scouting traditions and cultures we have developed a completely independent and separate troop of girls creating the same opportunities, experiences and leadership for the girls while running parallel with our amazing brother troop.
For more information about our troop please explore the "About 402" and "Troop Highlights" sections in the menu on top. If you are interested in joining the Troop, please visit our "How do I Join" section or call Heather Tzortzis (925) 878-9699. 
Troop 204 is the oldest Scouting Troop in Lafayette, California.   Founded in 1932, Troop 204 is run with a unique focus on developing leadership, outdoor skills and life long friendships. 
The boys meet every Monday night at the Historic Boy Scout cabin.
If you have a brother or son that is interested in Scouting please explore opportunities with our brother troop Troop 204 by visiting their website at troop204.com
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