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Troop Updates


Next Troop + Parent Meeting on 14 January 2021:

Currently scheduled to go over the new website as well as the registration process to get access to the new mailing lists.

Due to San Mateo County being listed in the purple tier, all in-person events are now canceled. Currently, the following events are affected:

  1. Mori-Point Hike (December 6, 2020)
  2. Drive-in Movie (December 17, 2020)

Please complete your Cyberchip renewals otherwise you WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY VIRTUAL TROOP/PATROL MEETINGS.

Fill in the following Google Form to order Troop T-shirts by December 13 16 23:59. [EXTENDED THREE DAYS]


Old information:

Fill in the following Google Form to sign up for ILST by December 10 23:59

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“Return To Scouting”

From Committee Chair Trish:


Troop 61 Restart Plan

As the troop moves toward holding in person events, activities will initially be selected that lend themselves for best maintaining protocols that mitigate COVID-19 exposure.  The activities will have limits as to the number of participants to enable a manageable group size.  Activities may be repeated to enable a larger number of scouts from the troop to participate.  Scouts will initially be requested to participate in activities with at least one parent in attendance.  

During the initial restart of in person activities:
– events will be limited to outdoors
– everyone present at a troop event (scout, leader, parent, sibling, etc.) will be required to have an updated BSA Annual Medical form Parts A&B on file with the troop.  Medical forms will be required to be on hand at all troop events for each individual present.  Forms will be reviewed by a designated registered troop leader to identify those with potential health risks.  High risk individuals are discouraged from participating in troop events in the near term. 

– the troop will NOT coordinate carpools to events
– troop equipment will NOT be used
– food will . . . → Read More: “Return To Scouting”


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

Re-Charter, Toy Drive, Hike & Camp Events Coming!

Many events and deadlines are approaching, with December right around the corner. Please make sure to register for the following:

Troop Registration/Re-Charter DUE 12/4 – to continue membership with Troop 61 for 2021, please fill out the Returning Scout form found here:
Our Scout leaders have planned fantastic events virtually and socially distant where we can, now is a great time to continue your Scouting journey and give back to your community!

Sunday, 11/29 2-3pm – Holiday Toy & Book Drive – This community service activity replaces Scouting for Food this year.  Any scout making a donation will be eligible to receive The Good Turn for America patch.  We are adding an additional drop off day THIS SUNDAY at the Redwood Shores Library from 2-3.  The final day to drop off donations will be Tuesday Dec. 1 same location and time as above. Address info can be found here:

Sunday, 12/6 9am-11am – Mori Point Hike – cancelled due to Purple Tier status. Will be rescheduled when it is safe to gather outside again.

Thursday, 12/17 7-10pm – Drive-In Movie “Home Alone” – This is a limited capacity event and only your household can . . . → Read More: Re-Charter, Toy Drive, Hike & Camp Events Coming!

Patrol Leader’s Tools

Fill out this form when you have patrol meetings:

Next Patrol Leader’s Council:

Sunday, November 22⋅7:00 – 9:00pm

Appointed Positions application

Hi, Troop 61,

As you all know, the SPL election is now coming up in less than two weeks. This means that it is also time for appointed positions to be changed as well. It is worth noting that PLC has discussed and agreed that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many scouts were unable to serve their appointed positions, or fully execute their duties. Scoutmaster Joel has guaranteed that all Scouts that were serving in their positions actively before the pandemic would get their leadership time. However, starting this term, there will be a more limited number of positions that are available to all scouts.SPL Liam and I have sorted through and determined that some positions cannot be served while we are all in quarantine. Therefore, we will prioritize those that require leadership time first. Thank you for your understanding.
Link to the application form:

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING: 16th October, 2020 at 23:59.

Drive In Movies

Troop 61 is hosting Drive In Movies at the Foster City Scoutshop parking lot.

Sign up now as space is limited!.

10/10 Ghostbusters

11/14 Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.

12/17 (TBD)