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Welcome to Troop 61

Milwaukee, WI

If you are looking to join Boy Scouts...we invite you to stop in for a visit

Upcoming Events

July 2022 

21 (Thur) Pack the Truck

22 (Fri) Bring Gear to Scout House

23-29 Summer Camp at Jag Lake (Saturday-Friday)

August 2022 

5, 19, 26 No Troop Meetings

1 (Mon) Cleanup Gear Away from Summer Camp

September 2022 

5 (Mon) Labor Day

9 (Fri) Troop Meeting - Open Advancement

11 (Sun) Bike Hike

16 (Fri) Troop Meeting

23 (Fri) Troop Meeting

30 (Fri)Troop Meeting

October 2022 

7 (Fri)Troop Meeting - Campout Prep

14 - 16 (Fri-Sun) Devils Lake Campout

21 (Fri) Troop Meeting

28 (Fri) Troop Meeting

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.

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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

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Summer Camp 2022 at Jag Lake 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Saturday July 23 to Friday July 29 

Permission Slip and Summer Camp Details - Forms are due Friday, May 20th

Checklist

  1. Mark the last week of July on your calendar

  2. Download the Health Forms (see below) and make an appointment for a physical for Part C

  3. Let us know about any food or other allergies on the Permission Slip (see below)

  4. Turn in your permission slip!

Summer Camp Time!
All scouts are encouraged to attend Summer Camp, always the highlight of our scouting year, and our annual opportunity for fun and advancement in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.
 
Camp is held at the DNR Jag Lake Group Campground near Boulder Junction, Wisconsin.  This is a great opportunity to experience scouting's finest. Dads and moms are welcome and encouraged to attend - even if it's only for a weekend.
 
Health Form
All scouts and adults are required to complete an annual health form. Health forms will be available next week, and must be completed by licensed health care provider.

  • The Form is available at the scout house or at this link:  Health Forms Parts A, B, C  (Link has been corrected)

  • Parts A, B & C are all we need.  Parts A & B are completed by parent.  Part C is complete by health professional. The health professional can be a doctor, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner.

  • The health form is good for one year and must be redone every year per national BSA policy. 

Note: We are contacting a local PA and Troop leader to see if he will once again offer free Scout physicals at the Scout House. If so, we will let you know the dates when they will be offered. 
 

Rifle/Shotgun Shooting at Summer Camp - Permission Slip Needed to Participate


During summer camp we offer scouts going into or attending high school (with parent permission) an opportunity to participate in firearm safety and shooting at two area rifle/shotgun ranges located near camp. An adult leader is present and directly supervises each firearm station.  Scouts that participate will have the opportunity to experience trap shooting and target shooting.

In order for your scout to participate, print and sign the firearm permission slip in the link below and must have it turned in by the day we leave for summer camp.  If you have any questions, please call me (414) 573-4955 or email me at: mhauman@gmail.com.
 
Download permission slip

Summer Camp Jobs for Adults and Junior Leaders


Since 1971 we have been proud and lucky to be among the elite Scout Troops who self-host a week-long Summer Camp in the northwoods. Jag Lake is an oasis of wilderness, adventure, learning, and fun, and it's each year because of our family of adult leaders. Our volunteers provide the smarts, backbone, and muscle that make our programs possible. 

We need help in key areas. If you are curious about any of the following for all or part of the week of July 23-29 please reply to this email . 

  • Load Master (for packing the truck on Thursday July 21)

  • Truck Driver Saturday July 23 - up to Camp

  • Truck Driver Friday July 29 - back from Camp

  • (The truck driver is welcome to stay all week, or we can help arrange transportation back to or from Milwaukee. You do NOT need a CDL to drive the truck.)

  • Waterfront Director

  • Food Shopping prior to camp

  • Commissary Director (hand out groceries and / or prepare meals three times a day)

  • First Aid Manager (nurse, doctor, PA, NP, RN, EMT, or other First Aid Training)

  • Lifeguard at the waterfront

  • Campfire Planner

  • Campfire Song and Skit Leader

  • Insect Study Instructor

  • Cooking Merit Badge Instructor

  • Camping Merit Badge Instructor

  • Environmental Science Instructor

  • Swimming Instructor

  • Lifesaving Instructor

  • Wilderness Survival Instructor

  • Canoeing Instructor

  • Rowing Instructor

  • Sailing Instructor

  • Fishing Instructor

  • Frisbee Golf Course Manager

  • Rocketry Instructor

  • Program Area Manager (games, resources, and supplies)

  • Crafts Instructor

  • First aid Instructor

  • Communications Instructor

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Guidelines for any in-person meeting at the Scout House.

 

If you are meeting in person for a special reason at the scout house along with observing 2 deep leadership you must also...wear masks at the meeting and social distancing must be observed.
 

We will keep air circulating in all rooms using the heaters. Doors and windows will be opened to provide additional ventilation.

We are limited to 20 people inside. In the event that more than 20 people show up we will ask adults who wish to hold discussions to gather outside. Priority for indoor space will be given to scouts and adults who are actively engaged with scouts. 

Parents and all adult leaders must complete and sign this Covid-19 release and checklist before coming to meetings. It's straightforward and simple. Print it out and take one minute to complete and sign.

We will plan for activities, advancement, and board of reviews to be done outside where possible.

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. 

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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.

Things we do

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

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