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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

May 2019

May 9  – Troop and Parent meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

May 16 – Advancement Meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

May 16 – Music and Bugling Merit Badge at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

  • Come join ASM John to kickoff or even earn your Music Merit Badge! Or
  • Come join ASM John to kickoff your Bugling Merit badge: One of the original 57 Merit Badges, and one of the rarest merit badges to be earned by any scout. No previous music experience is needed. If you have a bugle, trumpet, or coronet, please bring it.

May 18, 2019 – Harvey Bear Ranch Campout

  • Join us on a local overnight camping trip. We will leave Saturday morning on May 18, and return before noon on May 19. We will also enjoy a moderate hike in the area to a rare serpentine habitat with stunning wildflowers in Spring. Serpentine in one of the rarest habitats in California.

May 23, 2019 – Troop Meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

May 25, 2019 – Memorial Day Flag Planting at Golden Gate National Cemetery

May 30, 2019 – Troop Olympics at Sandpiper – . . . → Read More: May 2019

April 2019

Apr 11  – Troop and Parent meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

April 18 – Advancement Meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

April 18 – Camping Merit Badge (One Day Kickoff) at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

  • ASMs Joe, John, and Kathleen will be teaching the knowledge portion of the Camping Merit Badge at the Thursday April 18 Advancement meeting. 
  • By participating in this Advancement/Merit Badge session, you will fulfill a portion of the knowledge requirement for this Merit Badge.
  • Scouts who are interested in participating should register on the website.

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

March 2019

March 7  – Troop meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

  • Fugitive X game

March 14  – Troop and Parent meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

March 15  – Pack 61 Pinewood Derby at Multi-Purpose Room, Sandpiper Community Center

March 16 – San Bruno Mountain Park Planting at San Bruno Mountain Park, 555 Guadalupe Canyon Pkwy, San Bruno

  • The San Mateo County park is looking for help to do some planting at San Bruno Mountain Park. This is a conservation service project to help boys meet their requirements. Please print and bring this volunteer agreement with you

March  17 – Second Class Fire Requirements at Marlin Park, Neptune Dr & Cringle Dr, Redwood City 

March 21 – Advancement Meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

March 23  – Point Reyes – Intro to Backpacking at Point Reyes National Seashore, 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station

  • Scouts will hike about six miles (moderate) into Point Reyes National Park to Wildcat campground, setup camp and spend the night before heading back on the same route. Scout will carry all of their personal items, gear, and their own food for this adventure. On Sat after arriving at camp, the plan is . . . → Read More: March 2019

February 2019

February 7 – Troop and Parent meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

  • Klondike presentations
  • Order of the Arrow elections

February 8 – Sweetwood Campout at Sweetwood Group Camp 2213 CA-1 Half Moon Bay

February 14 – Advancement Meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

February 15 – Pack 61 Blue and Gold Large Classroom, Sandpiper Community Center 797 Redwood Shores Pkwy Redwood City

February 28 – Troop Meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

  • Backpacking presentation for Klondike people
  • Activities

January 2019

January 17 – Rank Advancement SMC/BOR Meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

January 17 – Personal MB class at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

January 18 – Aquatics Requirements Session 1 at Redwood City Sequoia YMCA 1445 Hudson St., Redwood City

January 24 – Troop Meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

  • Patrol Flags Check
  • Applying Skills Stations (60 – 15 minutes at each station)
    Bear Bag
    Log Lift
    Out of Reach Essentials
    Mission Impossible

January 26 – Orienteering Course at Bedwell Bayfront Park Bayfront Expressway and Marsh Road Menlo Park