Welcome to the Troop 64 Website
Welcome to our website! Our membership is currently from Portola Valley and Woodside but we welcome everyone from the surrounding areas including Ladera, Menlo Park, Stanford and Palo Alto.
Troop 64 belongs to the Redwood District, which includes Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, Foster City, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, Woodside, and La Honda.
Redwood is one of three districts in the Pacific Skyline Council, covering San Mateo and northern Santa Clara Counties. There are 91 Boy Scout troops with 2300 Boy Scouts in our council, in addition to 115 Cub Scout packs with 3900 Cubs.
Boys should start work on the Scout badge/joining requirements (Scout Oath, Law, etc., on page 17 of the 12th edition of the Boy Scout Handbook) right away, and can get signed off at upcoming meetings.
Meetings & Outings
We have Boy Scout meetings on the 2nd Wednesday, and 3rd Thursday of the month during the school year from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Portola Valley Town Center in the Alder Room, which is labeled Room A. Patrol Leader Meetings are the first Wednesday of the month. Occasionally an optional offsite meeting is held to cover Scout skills. Regular meetings kick off with an outdoor game to burn off some youthful energy. This is also an opportunity for individual Scouts to have Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster meetings, as time permits. We then move indoors and start the more formal part of the meeting with recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and Scout Oath and announcements. The core of each meeting is typically work on Scout skills or planning for upcoming events. The meeting wraps up with recitation of the Scout Law, important reminders, and the Scoutmaster’s minute. Scouts should bring their Boy Scout Handbooks to all meetings so that completed requirements can be signed off. Each boy’s name should be written on the outside of the front cover for easy identification at a distance.
Courts of Honor
About four times a year, approximately in March, June, September and December we have a Court of Honor in the sanctuary at Valley Presbyterian Church. This is a formal ceremony during which boys are officially awarded rank badges and Merit Badges. Parents and families attend the Court of Honor. When a boy receives a rank badge (a patch), his mother or other family member joins him and receives the corresponding pin, which goes on a ribbon that the mother is given when the boy is awarded the Scout badge.
Youth Protection Training
All Troop leaders and at least one adult on Scout meetings and field trips are required to have Youth Protection Training. There is an online course with useful information and a certification that lasts 2 years. You can register and take the course on line at YouthProtection.
If you are interested in joining Troop 64 please use the following form to contact us.