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 Joe Carrasco
August 11 – Advancement Meeting Due to all the Merit Badges and advancement work done at summer camp, we are holding a 2nd advancement meeting. There will also be scouting activities for those not needing any advancement work.
August 18 – Advancement Meeting at the Sandpiper Community Center classroom/picnic tables. You can work on requirements, get completed rank requirements signed off in your handbook, and request a Scoutmaster Conference & Board of Review.
August 20-21 – Troop 7 mile intermediate hike (recommended for scouts 12 years and older) & overnight at Juniper Campgrounds at Mt. Diablo Park. Click here to register and for more Info.
August 25 – Troop Meeting at the Sandpiper Community Center classroom and picnic tables.
The Eagle Project, is the opportunity for a boy scout to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of his community. This is the culmination of the Scout’s leadership training, and it requires a significant effort on his part. The project must benefit an organization other than the BSA and is a requirement in order for Boy Scouts to attain the Eagle Scout Rank. Troop 61 Scouts have the following active Eagle Projects. Please feel free to support by donating time or funds to support these projects. Caleb Ahn – Tree Planting / Rohan Patel – Stop Hunger Now
July 7 – Troop Meeting at the Sandpiper Community Center and picnic tables. You will be competing in the Troop-Olympics like sack races or an army obstacle course.
July 14 – Advancement Meeting at the Sandpiper Community Center and on the picnic tables. You can complete requirements, get completed rank requirements signed off in your book, request a Scoutmaster Conference and Board of Review.
July 15-17 – Boulder Creek Service Project Campout for Joel to complete one of his Woodbadge tickets and will be a joint event with Pack 32 from Santa Clara. You will be helping Boulder Creek Scout Reservation rebuild their campfire bowl.
July 21 – Troop Meeting at the Sandpiper Community Center and picnic tables . There will also be a Camp Winton pack check for the July 24-30 Summer Camp and a final Q&A for the scouts, adults and parents.
July 24-30 – At the Camp Winton Summer Camp you can have fun and work on many different merit badges.
June 2 – Dutch Oven Cooking and outdoor activities at Marlin Park. Several scouts will be making desserts and meals. Please remember to bring your headlamp.
June 10-12 – Advancement Campout at Del Valle Regional Park, Cedar Campground. This campout will focus on Trail to First Class requirements.
June 23 – Advancement Meeting at Sandpiper Community Center and on the lunch tables. You can complete requirements, get completed rank requirements signed off in your book, request a Scoutmaster Conference and Board of Review.
05/12 – Troop Meeting – Backpacking dinner prep & First Aid – We will be preparing Backpacking dinner for the May 14- May 15 EZ Backpacking trip. We will also be doing First Aid related activities.
05/14 – Backpacking to Boulder Creek Outpost – This is an EZ Backpacking trip from May 14 – May 15. We will be sleeping under the stars with no tent, only on top of a tarp and in a sleeping bag.
05/19 – Advancement meeting – You can get rank and some merit badge requirements signed off here.
05/26 – Troop Meeting – TBD, PLC to decide.