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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

Reminder: Don’t miss the Summer Camp 2019 registration deadline on Jan 5th

The troop returns to beautiful Catalina Island for a week of fun (Sunday Jul 21 2019 – Saturday Jul 27 2019) as well as rank and merit badge advancement opportunities.

Here are the details and link to register: Summer camp 2019 registration .

NOTE: The deadline for registration is January 5th 2019!!

Reminder: Recharter/Registration due Dec 12th

As a reminder, all scouts wishing to remain on the troop roster for 2019 MUST register before the Dec. 12 deadline. Registration is accepted online through the troop website here: http://rwstroop61.org/returning-scout-registration

December 2018

December 1 – STEM Merit Badge Midway at Ralston Middle School

December 3 – Personal MB class at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

December 6 – Troop 61 Toy Drive at Sandpiper Elementary School

December 13 – Troop & Parent Meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

December 17 – Service Project: Gift Wrapping Party at Red Morton Community Center, 1120 Roosevelt Avenue, Redwood City

December 20 – T61 Rank Advancement SMC/BOR Meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

December 27 – Troop meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

November 2018

November 2 – Trail to First Class at Cutter Scout Reservation

November 8 – Troop & Parent Meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

  • Pick random merit badge for merit badge spy. Opening flags: Screaming Thunder Chickens,
    Jeopardy, and Closing Flags: Wolf patrol.

November 15  – Rank Advancement Meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

November 15 – Personal Management MB Class #1 at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

  • The Personal Management Merit Badge is an Eagle merit badge that teaches scouts the skills to be responsible in taking control of their life.   Scouts will obtain an introduction on how to manage money and finance, as well as time management after completing this merit badge.

November 29 – Troop meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

November  29 – Ladies T61 interest meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

  • Join us for an “interest” meeting for young women to join Scouts BSA (starting Feb 1, 2019)

October 2018

October 11 – Troop & Parent Meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

October  18  – Rank Advancement Meeting at Sandpiper Room 25

October 19 – ILST

  • Location: Boulder Creek Scout Reservation 250 Scout Ranch Road, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
  • Mandatory for all newly elected and appointed leadership positions (SPL, ASPL, scribe, historian, patrol leader, assistant patrol leaders) – regardless of if they have taken ILST before.
  • Mandatory for outgoing leaders to help train new leaders.
  • Highly recommended for all scouts interested in leadership training.

October 20 – Rim Rovers 5.2 mile hike to the peak of Mt. Wittenberg

  • Location: Point Reyes Station, CA

October 25 –  Troop Meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building