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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)

“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”

March 2020

All events canceled due to the severity of the COVID-19 virus.

Update on Troop 61 Meetings & Activities

Leadership Positions Appointed

Please see the following Google Sheet for appointed positions.
These changes to leadership positions are effective immediately.

Virtual Campfire update

The virtual campfire is on FRIDAY, APRIL 10 at 20:00 (8 pm).

Leadership position update

After a discussion in the PLC meeting on April 5, 2020, PLC has decided to suspend all PL elections (PLs would continue doing their jobs) and move forward with appointed leadership positions.
As a result, I, ASPL, will prioritize those that are IN NEED of a leadership position first before moving on to those that aren’t.

If you are in need of a leadership position or have not been interviewed on February 27, 2020, please email me (Ethan) and Liam (SPL).

Thank you.

Update on April 1, 2020

**Not an April Fools Day joke

Hello Troop 61 Scouts & Families,
Unfortunately we will not be able to meet in person in the near future, however the troop leaders are holding virtual meetings to plan ways we can continue to take part in scouting activities.  The following are planned:

1. April 5 – PLC from 5-7pm
For all those involved in PLC, SPL Liam will send out the details for the virtual Zoom meeting.

2. . . . → Read More: Update on Troop 61 Meetings & Activities

February 2020

  • February 7-9th- Pinnacles Campout– More info here
  • Wed, February 12, 7:00pm – 8:30pm – T61 Leader’s Meeting – 772 Davit Lane, Redwood City, CA 9406
  • Thu, February 13, 7pm – 9pm – Advancement Meeting – Elective Room A&B in the new middle school building
  • Feb 17 – 21, 2020 – School Holiday: Mid-winter Break
  • Thu, February 27, 7pm – 9pm – Troop Meeting – Elective Room A&B in the new middle school building
  • Feb 28 – 29, 2020 – Blue and gold pack 61
  • Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 – Merit Badge Midway

Summer Camp – Camp Oljato 7/19-25

Summer Camp – Camp Oljato 7/19-25

Summer camp deadlines are approaching fast – don’t miss your opportunity to earn merit badges and have a fun time in the mountains and on the lake! Please RSVP by January 10th, 2020 for Summer Camp so that we can book your merit badge classes before they fill up! Reservations and more info can be found on the event page here:

Online Recharter Registration Is Now LIVE

If your son plans to remain with the troop in 2020, please take the time to register online through the troop website sometime between now and DECEMBER 10, 2019. Our updated, online rechartering form is available on the troop web site here:

– All families MUST make known intention to re-register with the troop or drop/transfer by Dec. 10.
– 2020 Troop membership fees will remain at $100
– BSA national fees are $60 per youth and $36 per adult
– Insurance fees are $24 per person
– Boys’ Life subscription remains at $12 and is OPTIONAL
Only those boys who have paid the registration fees in full, completed the online troop recharter form and have a zero or
positive balance in their troop account on Dec. 10 will remain on the troop roster for 2020.
– Anyone who misses the deadline will have additional paperwork to submit in order to re-register with BSA national.

Please keep in mind that if you, as an adult, plan to attend summer camp with the troop or any other event or activity lasting more than 72 hours you MUST register with BSA national as an adult leader (committee member or ASM or MB counselor). This . . . → Read More: Online Recharter Registration Is Now LIVE