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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

Service Projects 2017

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

September 2016

September 15 – Troop/Parent Meeting at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Purpose room.

September 16 – Cub Scout Pack 61 Scout-A-Palooza at Sandpiper Community Center, Multi-Purpose room

September 22 – Advancement Meeting at the Redwood Shores Elementary School Multi-Purpose room. You can work on requirements, get completed rank requirements signed off in your handbook, and request a Scoutmaster Conference & Board of Review.

September 24-25 – Register for Troop Campout – Briones Regional Park.

September 29 – Troop Meeting at the Redwood Shores Multi-Purpose room; 2017 Summer Camp Presentations & SPL/PL elections.

Troop 61 Eagle Projects

The Eagle Project, is the opportunity for a boy scout to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of his community. This is the culmination of the Scout’s leadership training, and it requires a significant effort on his part. The project must benefit an organization other than the BSA and is a requirement in order for Boy Scouts to attain the Eagle Scout Rank. Troop 61 Scouts have the following active Eagle Projects. Please feel free to support by donating time or funds to support these projects. Caleb Ahn – Tree Planting / Rohan Patel – Stop Hunger Now

 

July 2016

July 7 – Troop Meeting at the Sandpiper Community Center and picnic tables. You will be competing in the Troop-Olympics like sack races or an army obstacle course.

July 14 – Advancement Meeting at the Sandpiper Community Center and on the picnic tables. You can complete requirements, get completed rank requirements signed off in your book, request a Scoutmaster Conference and Board of Review.

July 15-17 – Boulder Creek Service Project Campout for Joel to complete one of his Woodbadge tickets and will be a joint event with Pack 32 from Santa Clara. You will be helping Boulder Creek Scout Reservation rebuild their campfire bowl.

July 21 – Troop Meeting at the Sandpiper Community Center and picnic tables . There will also be a Camp Winton pack check for the July 24-30 Summer Camp and a final Q&A for the scouts, adults and parents.

July 24-30 – At the Camp Winton Summer Camp you can have fun and work on many different merit badges.

June 2016

June 2 – Dutch Oven Cooking and outdoor activities at Marlin Park. Several scouts will be making desserts and meals. Please remember to bring your headlamp.

June 10-12 – Advancement Campout at Del Valle Regional Park, Cedar Campground. This campout will focus on Trail to First Class requirements.

June 23 – Advancement Meeting at Sandpiper Community Center and on the lunch tables. You can complete requirements, get completed rank requirements signed off in your book, request a Scoutmaster Conference and Board of Review.