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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

May 2017

May 11 – Troop Meeting at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Purpose room.

May 13th – Eagle Service Project – 9am-1pm Redwood Shores Elementary School

May 18 – Angel Island Pack Check & Advancement Meeting at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Use room, scouts can complete rank requirements, attend Scoutmaster Conferences, and get Boards of Review.

May 20 – Troop Campout, Service Project & Hike at Angel Island, we will also be doing a service project.

May 25 – Troop Meeting at Marlin Park. <— Note change of location!

  • Please not that this location has changed again!  This is no longer a regular troop meeting, but a drop-in meeting for boys wanting help with requirements.

June 1st – Dutch Oven Cook-Off – 7pm Marlin Park in Redwood Shores

Service Projects 2017

One of the rank requirements for Boy Scouts is to perform service.  Sometimes the service is Troop sponsored, other times the Scout can participate independently.  Below are two excellent local opportunities for Scouts to get outside and give back to our wonderful parks.  Please be sure to record your service hours using our log sheet.

CA State Parks Foundations Park Champions Program holds volunteer work days in state parks across California. Park Champions projects improve the quality, safety and preservation of our state parks. Projects in the past year have included trail repair, invasive plant removal, habitat restoration, the rehabilitation of an historic orchard, fence construction, bridge construction, and re-painting park structures. If you enjoy volunteering outdoors, want to work with a fun group of people, and you want to make a difference in our state parks, then become a Park Champion and join us for the next work day happening near you!

San Mateo County Parks Stewardship Corps – Make a difference through volunteering with the Stewardship Corps. Volunteers and park staff work together at different locations each week to restore native habitat and beautify the San Mateo County Parks. Come explore the . . . → Read More: Service Projects 2017

February 2017

February 2 – Troop/Parent Meeting

February 9 – 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 12 – Urban Hike was originally scheduled for February 12, but has been postponed until a new date can be determined.

February 16 – Troop Meeting at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Use room, we’ll practice meal planning for camp outs, and will complete Tenderfoot Fitness Requirement part 2.

February 11 and 18 – Rise Against Hunger will be having a Drop in day for volunteers on February 11, and a grand reopening for service hours on the 18th. The 11th is not a troop event. Sign up for the 18th here.

January 2017

January 12 – Troop/Parent Meeting at Redwood Shores Elementary School.  Important Klondike information!

January 19 – Advancement Meeting at Redwood Shores Elementary School. Scouts can get completed rank requirements signed off, attend Scoutmaster Conferences, and Board of Reviews.  Also Family Life merit badge.

January 26 – Troop Meeting at Redwood Shores Elementary School. Snow shelter building and cold weather first aid for Klondike.

January 28-29 – Join the fun and competitions at the 2017 Klondike Derby. Spend the night in the snow shelter you built.

Ryan Fong Eagle Project

Support Ryan and his project to improve RWSE school library.