New Permanent Scout Hut

Let's make this happen!

Troop 224 Hut History

The Boys Troop 224B was first registered with the Boy Scouts of America in May of 1953 by a group of parents who had worked with Cub Scout Packs 78, 38, 200, and 220. It is the second-oldest Boy Scout troop in Lafayette, California. In 1961, the Troop Committee incorporated as a California non-profit as “224 Committee, Inc.” Over time, after outgrowing its meeting places, the troop constructed a Scout Hut on Woodborough Road, on land belonging to the Lafayette School District, where the Troop began meeting in 1964.

The Current Happy Valley Troop Hut

The Troop currently meets in the Scout Hut behind the gymnasium at Happy Valley Elementary School under a cooperative agreement with the Lafayette School District. With a new influx of kids, the school district began to review its agreement with the troop and determine that they need the space back at some point.  As a result, the troop has been searching for a new place to build a permanent hut and home.  Thankfully we now have the land and now we need to raise the money for the Hut to go on the property. 

Thanks to Friends of 224 and a very generous family who donated a parcel of land and funded designs for our magnificent new Scout Hut, we can break ground once our construction costs are funded.  The school district has allowed the Troop to stay for an additional year at the Happy Valley location until the new Scout Hut is built. Without the new Scout Hut, the troop will be homeless.

Donate Now!

You can help by donating money to Friends of Troop 224 to help us realize our dream for a new Hut for generations to come. We need everyone’s help to secure funding for Troop 224 Scouts to have a place to call home for now and generations to come.  We have to find the funding to ensure we have a meeting place for Troop 224 activities before our lease with the school district ends.

Buy a Brick

Please buy a brick….

To be placed at the base of our flagpole….

To commemorate your history with the Troop and the joy of scouting!

Proceeds will be used to pay for building our new hut in Lafayette.  It will be used for generations of youth to come…A welcoming place to gather, learn teamwork, and build valuable leadership skills.

New Scout Hut

The New Hut

The Chartering Organization, Friends of Troop 224, is made up of a board of directors. This  Board has worked tirelessly on the Hut project for many years. Shanti Ariker chaired the Hut committee over a number of years and negotiated the deal with the School District with the able help of Bill Lew, who had all the historical background and connections to prior troop families. The Price family generously bought the land and donated it for Troop 224’s use. Former Scoutmaster Rob Lyman has donated countless hours to design this hut and to shepherd it through the Planning Commission.  While we are not there yet, the dream of a new permanent home for the Troop seems within reach now. 

Scout Hut Elevations

A Beautiful Building

This is a picture of what has been designed.  A beautiful, well-thought-out building blending in with the landscape, which will provide a welcoming meeting place for scouting.  This building will be built to support Troop 224 for generations to come.  The building will be used for Troop meetings, Court of Honors, Patrol meetings, Eagle Court of Honors, and many other activities.

Interior Layout

A Meeting Place

The interior of the building will support generations of scouting activities.  Open space for troop meetings, a kitchen for food prep, and ample storage for scout gear. The interior will be built as a flexible space so it can be used for a variety of scouting activities, including troop and patrol meetings, courts of honor, dinners, and other events.