Events

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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

November 2017 – December 2017

November 9 – Troop and Parent Meeting at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Purpose room, ASPL Election, Backpack relay, Role of PL.

November 11- Scouting for Food, picking up food in the Belmont Area.

November 12 – Mt. Hermon Rope Course, there will be a cost of around $75 and you must be at least 10 years old, 54 inches tall, at least 75 pounds, but less than 250.

November 16 – Troop Meeting at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Purpose room, Cyber chip security concepts, PL Elections, tiny PLC meeting.

November 30 – Advancement Meeting at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Use room, scouts can complete rank requirements, attend Scoutmaster Conferences, and get Boards of Review.

December 7 – Troop Meeting at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Purpose room,  toy drive to collect new unwrapped toys or books, representatives from Redwood City Fire Department coming to talk about fire safety.

December 11 – Gift Wrapping Service Project, wrapping thousands of presents for children of the county for this holiday.

December 14 – Movie Meeting, Location TDB

October 2017

October 7-8 – Camping & Fishing Trip 

October 9 – STEM Merit Badge Midway Registration Opens at 9 AM

October 12 – Troop/Parent Meeting at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Purpose room.

October 19 – Advancement Meeting at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Use room, scouts can complete rank requirements, attend Scoutmaster Conferences, and get Boards of Review.

October 20 – Order of the Arrow Induction where the scouts elected go to the induction ceremony, Ordeal, where they will complete tasks to learn significant values.

October 26 – Fall Court of Honor for Scouts and families at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Use room.

October 28 – Caleb Ahn and Jason Chan’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor at the Palo Alto Service center, please RVSP here.

October 29 – Basic Orienteering in Menlo Park, details TBD.

 

September 2017

September 9 – CPR Training at the Redwood Shores Library, this is for scouts and scout leaders, but the maximum is 8 scouts and 4 leaders.

September 9 – Jeffrey Chan’s Eagle Scout Project. Redwood Shores Library, 2pm-4pm, Meeting Room A. Making rosaries for missionaries around the world.  If attending, please watch this video before coming: https://olrm.org/how-to-make-a-rosary/. See troop newsletter for how to RSVP.

September 14 – Troop/Parent Meeting, location Sandpiper Community Center from 7:00PM-8:00PM.

September 15 – Scoutapalooza is an event held by the Pack 61 leaders at the Sandpiper Community Center where the cub scouts go through multiple stations and learn stuff from Boy Scouts or leaders.

September 16 – San Jose Earthquakes Scout Night at Avaya Stadium from 7:15 pm to 10:00 pm.

September 21 – Advancement Meeting at the location Redwood Shores Elementary from 7:00PM-9:00PM, scouts can complete rank requirements, attend Scoutmaster Conferences, and get Boards of Review.

September 23 – Rim Rover Hike at Mount Saint Helena, this is an 11 mile hike.

September 28 – Troop Meeting, location Redwood Shores Elementary from 7:00PM-9:00PM.

September 30 – Rise Against Hunger, service opportunity where . . . → Read More: September 2017

August 2017

August 3 – Rank Advancement Meeting at the large classroom at Sandpiper, scouts can complete rank requirements, attend Scoutmaster Conferences, and get Boards of Review. This will also be the Point Reyes prep. meeting.

August 11-13 – Point Reyes Backpacking Trip where you can experience a multi-day backpacking trip.

August 24 – Troop Meeting at the large classroom at Sandpiper.

August 26 – Rise Against Hunger at the Sandpiper Community Center, scouts can earn service hours by helping package meals to accomplish the goal of 75,000 meals.

 

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 8th – Dutch Oven Cook-Off – 7pm Marlin Park in Redwood Shores <— Post-poned from June 1st to June 8th