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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: http://rwstroop61.org/activity/summer-camp-oljato-2020/

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:
http://rwstroop61.org/2020-troop-61-returning-scout-registration-form-recharter/

– 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

October 2019

October 10, 2019 – Troop and Parent Meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

October 11, 2019 – Gold Rush Adventure! at Boulder Creek: Click link for more info

October 17, 2019 – Advancement Meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

October 20, 2019 – Mt Diablo Hike at South Gate, 2675 Mt Diablo Scenic Blvd, Blackhawk : Click link for more info

October 24, 2019 – Troop Meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

September 2019

September 5, 2019 – Dutch Oven Cookout & Campfire Program at Marlin Park

September 12, 2019 – Troop and Parent Meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

September 13, 2019 – Shooting Sports Weekend at Boulder Creek: Click link for more info

September 19, 2019 – Advancement Meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

September 21/22, 2019 – SFBAC: Swimming MB 1/2 day Sat or Sun at the Robert’s Pool/Recreation Area, Oakland : Click link for more info

September 26, 2019 – Troop Meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

August 2019

August 22, 2019 – Troop Meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

August 24, 2019 – Service Hours: RWS Levee Cleanup at Mariner Park: Click link for more info

August 24, 2019 – Service Hours: Rise Against Hunger Meal Packing in RWS at the multipurpose room at Sandpiper

August 25, 2019 – Annual Planning Meeting at the Redwood Shores Library

August 31, 2019 – Labor Day Weekend : Lakeside Fishing and Camping in Tahoe NF CLICK LINK FOR INFO

July 2019

July 7, 2019 – Summer Camp Chawanakee at  Camp Chawanakee 43485 Dinkey Creek Rd Shaver Lake

July 18, 2019 – Scouts BSA All Star Softball game at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle school Building

July 21, 2019 – Summer Camp Emerald Bay at Catalina Island for more information, please visit https://www.campemeraldbay.org/emerald-bay/summer-programs. Please note that registration is already full for this summer camp.

June 2019

June 6, 2019 – Troop and Parent Meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

June 7, 2019 – Advancement Campout at  Boulder Creek Scout Reservation 250 Scout Ranch Road, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. This is a great event for the younger scouts!

June 27, 2019 – Troop Meeting – Game Night at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

May 2019

May 9  – Troop and Parent meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

May 16 – Advancement Meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

May 16 – Music and Bugling Merit Badge at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

  • Come join ASM John to kickoff or even earn your Music Merit Badge! Or
  • Come join ASM John to kickoff your Bugling Merit badge: One of the original 57 Merit Badges, and one of the rarest merit badges to be earned by any scout. No previous music experience is needed. If you have a bugle, trumpet, or coronet, please bring it.

May 18, 2019 – Harvey Bear Ranch Campout

  • Join us on a local overnight camping trip. We will leave Saturday morning on May 18, and return before noon on May 19. We will also enjoy a moderate hike in the area to a rare serpentine habitat with stunning wildflowers in Spring. Serpentine in one of the rarest habitats in California.

May 23, 2019 – Troop Meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

May 25, 2019 – Memorial Day Flag Planting at Golden Gate National Cemetery

May 30, 2019 – Troop Olympics at Sandpiper – . . . → Read More: May 2019

April 2019

Apr 11  – Troop and Parent meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

April 18 – Advancement Meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

April 18 – Camping Merit Badge (One Day Kickoff) at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

  • ASMs Joe, John, and Kathleen will be teaching the knowledge portion of the Camping Merit Badge at the Thursday April 18 Advancement meeting. 
  • By participating in this Advancement/Merit Badge session, you will fulfill a portion of the knowledge requirement for this Merit Badge.
  • Scouts who are interested in participating should register on the website.

April 25 – Troop Meeting at Sandpiper Elective A&B – Middle School Building

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