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
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 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 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.
Support Ryan and his project to improve RWSE school library.
December 8 – Family Life Merit Badge at Sandpiper. You can sign up for it here.
December 8 – Troop Meeting at Sandpiper, we will also be doing a Toy Drive, and firefighters will be coming to talk about fire safety.
December 12 – Gift Wrapping Service Project at the Red Morton Community Center, 1120 Roosevelt Avenue, Redwood City.
December 15 – Movie Night at the Nesbit Elementary School, 500 Biddulph Way Belmont, CA 94002.