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Welcome

Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 61 Based in Redwood Shores, CA.

We meet twice a month at Redwood Shores Elementary School.  Our aim is to provide a safe and challenging learning environment for your son through the methods and ideals of the Boy Scouts of America. We will build character, foster friendships, and nurture citizenship through a dynamic outdoor program that challenges the boys to live by the Scout Oath and Law.

Scoutmaster Joel McCandless

April 2018

April 5th – Troop Meeting at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Purpose room.

  • Lashings
  • Freestyle construction competition

April 7-8  – Moaning Caverns in Calaveras

  • Join us on a trip to Calaveras to visit the famous Moaning Cavern, the tallest vertical cavern in California!  We’ll do a walking tour through the caverns, and hear the interesting sounds that give it its name.
  • We will also enjoy a hike somewhere in the area, and spend Saturday night at the Tuttletown campground on Lake Melones.

April 19 – Advancement Meeting at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Purpose room.

April 20 – Pack 61 Bridging at the Sandpiper Community center

April 26 – Troop Meeting at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Purpose room.

  • Merit Badge Scavenger Hunt
  • Help RWS event clean up
  • Senior Patrol & Patrol Flag design
    • Supplies will be provided

 

March 2018

March 8 – Troop and Parent Meeting at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Purpose room.

March 9 – Pinnacles Campout, fun camp-out and 7 mile loop trail hike or a shorter loop trail, you can work on camping and cooking MB requirements

March 15 – Advancement Meeting at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Use room, scouts can complete rank requirements, attend Scoutmaster Conferences, and get Boards of Review.

March 16 – Pack 61 Pinewood Derby, 5 scouts needed to help from 6:00-8:30pm at the Sandpiper Community Center.

March 22 – Troop Court of Honor at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Purpose room.

March 31 – Mission Peak Hike, Rim Rover 6 mile, night hike, round trip, bring snacks for the trail, bring day pack with ten essentials and eat dinner before coming.

 

February 2018

February 1 – Troop and Parent Meeting at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Purpose room.

February 8 – Advancement Meeting at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Use room, scouts can complete rank requirements, attend Scoutmaster Conferences, and get Boards of Review.

February 15 – Troop Meeting at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Purpose room, we will be orienteering.

February 16 – Pack 61 Blue and Gold Dinner.

February 24 – Merit Badge Midway, earn merit badges you choose from the ones offered.

November 2017 – December 2017

November 9 – Troop and Parent Meeting at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Purpose room, ASPL Election, Backpack relay, Role of PL.

November 11- Scouting for Food, picking up food in the Belmont Area.

November 12 – Mt. Hermon Rope Course, there will be a cost of around $75 and you must be at least 10 years old, 54 inches tall, at least 75 pounds, but less than 250.

November 16 – Troop Meeting at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Purpose room, Cyber chip security concepts, PL Elections, tiny PLC meeting.

November 30 – Advancement Meeting at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Use room, scouts can complete rank requirements, attend Scoutmaster Conferences, and get Boards of Review.

December 7 – Troop Meeting at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Purpose room,  toy drive to collect new unwrapped toys or books, representatives from Redwood City Fire Department coming to talk about fire safety.

December 11 – Gift Wrapping Service Project, wrapping thousands of presents for children of the county for this holiday.

December 14 – Movie Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM at Cipriani Elementary School, 2525 Buena Vista Ave., Belmont, CA 94002

October 2017

October 7-8 – Camping & Fishing Trip 

October 9 – STEM Merit Badge Midway Registration Opens at 9 AM

October 12 – Troop/Parent Meeting at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Purpose room.

October 19 – Advancement Meeting at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Use room, scouts can complete rank requirements, attend Scoutmaster Conferences, and get Boards of Review.

October 20 – Order of the Arrow Induction where the scouts elected go to the induction ceremony, Ordeal, where they will complete tasks to learn significant values.

October 26 – Fall Court of Honor for Scouts and families at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Use room.

October 28 – Caleb Ahn and Jason Chan’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor at the Palo Alto Service center, please RVSP here.

October 29 – Basic Orienteering in Menlo Park, details TBD.