About Us

Crockett has had a long tradition with the Scouts. The first troop started back in 1917 when people coming from Europe brought the movement to Crockett when they came looking for work at C&H Sugar. The boys in town flocked to scouting and at one point there were 3 troops with over 200 boys. Even though Crockett is a small town it had its own scouting council and even had their own summer camp placed in the hills behind Cummings Skyway.

In the 1940s Crockett Council merged with other councils in the area and became part of the Mount Diablo Silverado Council (MDSC), Herms District. Now that Crockett Scouts was part of the MDSC they started going to Camp Wolfeboro where they had a camp site that they named after one of the men that helped a lot with the scouting movement, Mr. Boucke.

Crockett Scout Troops 171 and 173 still have the same proud traditions that made them a strong group for boys. We service the Rodeo, Crockett, and Port Costa area. As of 2019, girls were allowed to join the scouting program. We have had great interest and our Troop is growing!

Every 5 years we try to do a big trip for the scouts. For a time we have been going to Washington D.C. to give the Scouts a tour of our nation's capitol and the history of the great United States of America.