A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind,
obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

We Are BSA Troop 465

WELCOME to scouting in Troop 465! Many of you may be familiar with Scouting from your experience as a youth or your son’s Cub Scout involvement. Some of you will be joining Scouting for the first time.

Troop 465 is a member of the Golden Empire Council, which covers a large part of northern California. The Council is divided into Districts and our Troop is within the El Dorado District, which covers Folsom and El Dorado County west of Echo Summit.

All BSA Troops must have a chartering organization that sponsors them. The Chartered Organization for Troop 465 is the El Dorado Hills Rotary Club. They provide us support, equipment, fundraising opportunities and approve our adult leadership. They “own” the troop. Without a chartered organization, a troop cannot exist. The Rotary Club provides a Chartered Representative to act as liaison between the Troop and the organization. Our troop meetings are held at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church unless otherwise noted on the calendar.

Scouting is much more than just a wholesome and enjoyable activity. Active Scouts develop initiative, leadership, self-reliance, and self-confidence. Scouting helps boys become good citizens of strong character, who will be leaders and achievers in the adult world.

Who Can Join?

Troop 465 welcomes any interested boy of Scout age (between the ages of 11 and 18) that meets one of the following requirements:

  • have completed the 5th Grade OR
  • have earned the Arrow of Light and be at least 10 years old, whichever occurs first.

A boy does NOT have to graduate from Cub Scouts or Webelos to become a Boy Scout.

Positions of Responsibility

Scouts can take an active role in the leadership of the troop or their patrol. These leadership positions count towards rank advancement. MORE »

New Scout Registration

Scouts typically join the Troop when they bridge over from their Cub Scout program. This is not a requirement, since boys often join without having previously participated in Cub Scouts. Registration requires filling out a Scouting Application and paying the annual registration fee. The fee is prorated depending upon the month you register.

Our troop website contains a wealth of information about scouting and all the forms you will need (with the exception of the scouting application itself which is available from the Troop Committee Chairman).


Monthly Meetings

Monthly Meetings

1st Sunday

Troop Meetings, 7:00 – 8:00 pm at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1001 Olson Lane, El Dorado Hills.

1st Sunday

PLC (Patrol Leaders Council Meeting). Troop Committee Meeting, 6:00 pm at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church.

3rd Sunday

Troop Meetings, 7:00 – 8:00 pm at St. Stephen’s Church, 1001 Olson Lane, El Dorado Hills (unless a campout or activities has been scheduled, please check the calendar). ASM (Assistant Scout Master) meeting, 6:30 pm.

5th Monday

Courts of Honor are generally held several times a year, on the 5th Monday of a month. Please see the Troop Calendar page for the next scheduled Court of Honor.

Troop Activity/Campout

Third weekend of every month to be hosted by a patrol. See Calendar for more information.


Event Calendar

Event Calendar

Don't miss out on these great Troop 465 upcoming events:

Be sure to fill out an Outing Permission Form — required for ALL Troop & Patrol outings, and for ALL particpants, both youth and adult.


Outing Registration

Outing Registration

Online registration is required for all Troop 465 outings. Registration deadlines are typically 7–10 days prior to the outing start date. Check out the Calendar for details on all outings, and be sure to register your scout early.


Eagle Scouts

Eagle Scouts

Eagle Scout is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America and an extraordinary achievement. To earn this rank, a scout must advance through all the ranks in order: Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, Eagle. Among other challenging requirements, he must also plan, develop, and give leadership to a service project for an organization, school or community, and successfully complete an Eagle Scout Board of Review. Needless to say, we are extremely proud of our Eagles!