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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

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

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!!

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