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Who

  • Troop 4014 is an all girls Scouts BSA troop in Palo Alto, CA.
  • Troop 4014 was founded in 2019, soon after Boy Scouts of America opened its scouting program to girls. We are a small (~10), but growing troop, welcoming all girls ages 11-17.

What

  • During troop meetings, girls learn scout skills such as knot tying, plant and animal idenfication, first aid, and more.
  • Girls use the skills they learn in activities, with an emphasis on outdoor adventures.
  • Outings include hiking at Edgewood Park, and overnight camping at Henry Coe Park
  • More events will be coming as the troop plans its first year. Come join to help drive the adventures!
  • Girls earn topic-specific merit badges where they learn a wide variety of skills. To earn the Eagle Scout Rank, 21 merit badges must be earned, of which 13 are required, and 8 are elective of the scout's choosing.

When

  • The troop meets weekly every Tuesday 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Where

  • The troop meets in the Fellowship Hall at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 E. Meadow Dr., Palo Alto (next to Mitchell Park). map

Why

  • Fun!
  • Girls learn to take care of themselves and their peers. They learn to be better citizens. They learn respect. All of these are life skills that are not easily obtained in normal schooling.
  • Scouting builds experiences that last a lifetime. It's much more than just camping.
  • Earning the rank of Eagle Scout is a tremendous accomplishment that helps Scouts grow, and will be an honor to carry with them their entire lives. Eagle Scouts are often recognized highly by peers, adults, colleges, job applications/resumes, etc.

How

  • Girls grow and mature together by participating in a variety of activities including but not limited to:
    • Camping - Girls experience the outdoors and grow an appreciation for nature. They learn the principles of Leave No Trace, and to be kind to our environment.
    • Hiking - Girls build stamina and endurance while learning how to navigate nature trails.
    • Service - Girls participate in service projects for the benefit their community. Examples include park cleanup and restoration, and honoring our veterans with grave flags on Memorial Day.
    • Leadership - Girls learn to lead a peer group to divide up tasks such as cooking on campout. Girls work together to leverage each other’s strengths and creativity.
    • Citizenship - Girls learn about our Community, Nation, and World.
  • Girls learn to live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law. The Scout Oath embodies three promises:
    • Duty to God and Country
    • Duty to Others
    • Duty to Self