About our Troop

Troop 268 has been serving Colorado Springs for over 25 years. Our troop belongs to the Frontier District of the Pikes Peak Council, BSA.  We are chartered by St. Patrick Catholic Church, who provides us with space for our weekly troop and Patrol Leader Council meetings on most Tuesday nights throughout the year. In return, the troop performs various service projects for the St. Patrick community; including helping with the Knights of Columbus (KofC) monthly pancake breakfasts; holiday basket distribution; and working at the Parish picnic.

We are proud of our youth leadership development. Troop 268 is a Scout-led troop which utilizes the patrol method.  The troop annually sends Scouts to National-level youth leadership development training programs.  We are very proud of the tradition of excellence that has allowed a high percentage of our Scouts to attain the rank of Eagle, and we encourage every Scout to achieve this lofty goal.

We are equally proud of the continued tradition of exceptional adult volunteers.  Many of our parents are either members of the troop committee, active in leadership roles or volunteer to help with the many events and activities we hold each year.

Perhaps most importantly, Troop 268 is FUN! Each year, our Scouts plan a diverse calendar of trips and activities. In recent years we have gone camping, hiking, backpacking, swimming, canoeing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, cycling, snow caving, ice fishing, skiing, and done many other fun and challenging activities.  We have also participated in the Air Force Academy Eagle Association sponsored Freez-O-Ree, District Scout Camporees, National Scout Jamborees and, of course, our annual Summer Camp.  Our troop has been to places such as Yellowstone National Park, Mt. Rushmore National Park, Comanche National Grasslands, U.S. Air Force Academy; we have hiked Pikes Peak Barr Trail and portions of the Santa Fe Trail; and camped at many other interesting places.  Additionally, Troop 268 has offered opportunities for Scouts to attend BSA High Adventure Camps - Philmont, Northern Tier, Sea Base and Bechtel Summit Reserve.  Come visit our troop to see what great adventures await you this year!