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Troop 61 Website!

See the list of available online scouting activities below.

Upcoming Events

February 2021

  • 05 — Art MB, Citizenship, Open advancement

  • 07  — Cancelled: Winter Hike at Lapham Peak - Prairie Path (Five Miles)

  • 12 — Troop Meeting

  • 19 — Scouting Heritage MB

  • 21 — Scout Mass at MGC

  • 26 — Scouting Heritage MB

March 2021

  • 05 — Troop Meeting

  • 07 — Hike Outing

  • 12 — Troop Meeting

  • 19 — Troop Meeting

  • 26 — Troop Meeting - Big buddy meeting - Troop master Meeting
     

April 2021

  • 02 — No Meeting - Good Friday

  • 09 — Troop Meeting

  • 16 — Troop Meeting

  • 22 — Troop Meeting

  • 24 — Hike?

  • 30 — Troop Meeting
     

May 2021

  • Covid is over!!! (We're trying to be optimistic)

  •  Spring Family Canoe Trip on Wisconsin River? Mid-May
     

June 2021

  • 19 - 26 — High Adventure Trip to BWCA for Old Scouts 
     

July 2021

  •  24-31 — Summer Camp at Jag Lake

Other Merit Badge Opportunities

07:00 troop meeting @ scout house

Online Merit Badge clinics offered by Three Harbors Council.

These are NOT sponsored by Troop 61, but scouts are welcome to register and attend if interested.

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Weather Online Merit Badge Clinic

Tuesday, February 9th

 

The clinic will run from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. and is hosted by the National Weather Service.


After you sign-up, you will receive a link for the Google Meet before the clinic starts.  Several requirements will need to be completed outside of the clinic.


Click here to register

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Environmental Science Merit Badge Clinic

Thursday, February 25th

 

The clinic will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.After you sign up, you will receive a link for the Zoom call the evening before the clinic. Several requirements will be due after the clinic.

Click here to register

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American Labor Online Merit Badge Clinic
Saturday, February 27th

The clinic will run from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Several requirements will need to be completed before the clinic. After you sign up, you will receive a link for the Zoom call the evening before the clinic.

Click here to register

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Citizenship in the Nation Online Merit Badge Clinic
Thursday, March 11th

The clinic will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Several items will need to be completed after the clinic. After you sign up, you will receive a link for the Zoom call the evening before the clinic.

Click here to register

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Collections Online Merit Badge Clinic
Wednesday, March 17th

The clinic will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please complete requirement 1 before the clinic. After you sign up, you will receive a link for the Zoom call the evening before the clinic.

Click here to register

Eagle Project for Trevor

For my Eagle Project I am organizing a drive-through food drive for the benefit of Tosa Cares food pantry and I was hoping for your help.

 

Saturday, February 13, 2021
Starts: 9:00  Ends: 12:00
Location: Scout House

Saturday, February 20, 2021
Starts: 10:00  Ends: 1:00
Location: Mt. Zion Church

 

If you can help out check the e-buggle for details and contact Trevor.

ALL HANDS ON DECK!

Christian and William have had the work portion of their projects put on hold since November due to Covid restrictions and have recently been granted a small window to get their projects completed.

 

They need your help Sunday, February 28, 2:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

The projects:

  • Painting bleachers in the gym

  • Repairing walls/painting sacristy

 

Location:

Inside Mother of Good Counsel

 

We will be working with oil paints which will stain so wear appropriate work clothes. The scout house will be used as a staging area to assign work, take snack breaks, etc.

 

Covid practices will apply so there will be no more than 10 people in a room to maintain distancing, latex free gloves provided, and bring your face masks!
 

If you can help out check the e-buggle for details and Christian and Will.

Virtual Campfire -
February 22

HELP NEEDED:  Joe and Reed are working on Communications Merit Badge and will be hosting a short "virtual campfire" at the end of an upcoming Troop Zoom meeting. Scouts and adults can participate. Can you help?  

Please send us a video of you doing one of the following:

  • telling a joke

  • acting out a short skit

  • telling a campfire story

  • singing a campfire song

  • teaching a campfire skill

  • playing an instrument

  • reading a campfire poem.  
     

Videos should be under 2 minutes and should be recorded in landscape (wide view).  

Check the e-buggle for details and contact Reed and Joe.

High Adventure Trip -
June 2021

June 19-26, 2021

This year, a select group of scouts and adults will travel to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northern Minnesota.

All scouts currently in eighth grade or above who will be junior leaders at summer camp this year are eligible to attend this year's high adventure as long as they are meet advancement and attendance requirements by May 1 of 2021.  

 

  • If this is your first High Adventure Trip a scout must be First Class by May 1, 2021.  If you are not yet Friday Class we will help you get there by May 1, but a scout must commit to attending at least half the meetings between now and then. 
     

  • If this is not your first HAT a scout must earn additional merit badges, be active in the troop, and show leadership.  
     

A trip into the Boundary Waters is the experience of a lifetime. This wilderness area is unique, untamed, and like no other. Scouts can enjoy some of the best fishing of their lives, or indulge in wilderness photography, or simply relax while soaking in the breathtaking waterfalls, rivers, lakes, and prehistoric rock formations. The water is so pure and clear you can see to the bottom of most lakes. 

The trip will take place the second week of June after school lets out and will last 8 days. The cost of the trip will be between $300 and $350. Adults are welcome to join.  We have room for 18 people total.

To express interest in this year's High Adventure Trip check the e-buggle for details

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For The eBuggle!

Stay in the loop with troop! Events and weekly meeting updates are all here.

 

This is a must-do if you have a scout in the troop!

Leadership Positions

Boy Scout have many opportunities to learn leadership skills.

Leadership positions are also needed for certain rank advancements.

Click here to visit our page on leadership positions and how to get involved in one. 

Things we do

We are keeping a blog of the "Things we do" so you can follow our adventures.   

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Youth Protection

True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting.

All Scouts. Please complete BSA Cyber Chip.

We remind all scout and parents of the importance for all scout to be safe when online whether interacting with people online whether it is a class, merit badge or just communicating with others. Please download and complete the cyber chip workbook with your parents. Email your completed  pdf workbooks to Couselor@troop61.com. Use "Cyber Chip for (Scouts Name)" in the subject line when you email the completed workbook.

Check your Advancement in Troopmaster.


Wonder how your scout is advancing? Well now you can check on their progress online through Troop 61's Troopmaster.  Watch the how-to video

Login to Troopmaster

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Use PAY PAL to pay for Troop Activities. 


Making a payment with PayPal is a fast and simple way to pay for Scouting Activities. Follow these simple how-to instructions to get started.