Welcome to Troop 61
Happy New Year From all of us at Troop 61 !
1 (Sat) Happy New Year
7 Troop Meeting Virtual
14 Troop Meeting Virtual
15 (Sat) Pinewood Derby Build Day
21 Troop Meeting Virtual
28 Sledding at Whitnall Park
4 Troop Meeting
6 (Sun) Scout Mass
7 Committee Meeting
11 Troop Meeting - Winter Camp Prep
18-20 Winter Camp at IMR
25 Troop Meeting
4 Archery Merit Badge
7 Committee Meeting
11 Archery Merit Badge
18 Archery Merit Badge
20 (Sun) Archery at West Towne Lanes
11 Aviation Merit Badge
1 Aviation Merit Badge
4 Committee Meeting
8 Aviation Merit Badge
10 (Sun) Pancake Breakfast
15 No Meeting - Good Friday
22 Shotgun Merit Badge
29 Shotgun Merit Badge
2 Committee Meeting
6 Shotgun Shooting
7 Cemetery Cleanup Service Project
8 (Sun) Shotgun Shooting Day
13-15 Campout - Peninsula State Park
20 Troop Meeting
27 No Meeting - Memorial Day
22-29 Summer Camp at Jag Lake
Guidelines for any in-person meeting at the Scout House.
NOTE: We are currently conducting online meetings on Friday nights for the month of January.
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.
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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Sledding at Whitnall Park Friday, January 28th.
Join us for a fun night of sledding at one of the best hills in the Milwaukee area.
All ages are welcome! There is no charge for this event. Scouts, friends, and family members are welcome. Webelos thinking of joining Troop 61 this year should attend.
We checked the weather, and with a little luck we will have a few inches of snow on the ground by next Friday.
Dress appropriately. The current forecast is for temperatures around 30°. There is a building with concessions nearby. The troop will bring a stove and serve hot beverages and snacks at the top of the hill for everyone to enjoy.
If you have your own sled, toboggan, or tube bring it along. If not, the Troop will bring a collection sleds for you to borrow.
6:30pm — Meet at the Scout house at 6:30 and caravan to the Whitnall Park Sledding Hill
7:15pm — Meet us at Whitnall Park. We should be there no later than 7:15.
Winter Camp — FEB 18-20.
Friday-Sunday, February 18-20, 2022
Depart: 6:30pm Friday
Return: 1:30pm Sunday
Winter Fun Camp will be held February 18-20 at Indian Mound Reservation (IMR) Scout Camp on Silver Lake near Oconomowoc.
Pack your Class A Scout Uniform for Mass on Saturday Evening
Meet Friday at 6:30pm, depart when packed
Return Sunday around 1:30pm
Indoor cabins with bunks
Sledding, Cross Country skiing (hopefully), Ice Skating - Bring your Ice Skates!
Indoor Campfire, Ice fishing, Risk (the game), Chess, Scrabble, and your favorite games
Hiking in the snow
Tumbling & Leg Wrestling
A Recitation of the "Cremation of Sam McGee" by ??
Indoor volleyball (over the rafters)
Don't miss it!
Skating: We have a large collection of ice skates of various sizes, but if you have your own, definitely bring them. There's not much snow at IMR, but plenty of ice! Should be a great weekend for hockey and ice fishing (if some of the adults bring their gear.)
Heat: We sleep in a cabin that's heated by a wood stove, so it will be toasty for most of the night but cooler near dawn. We will be outside for parts of each day. Be sure to pack a warm hat, warm gloves, snow pants, heavy jacket, snow boots, and extras of everything.
A check list for the weekend is included in the Permission Slip (check the e-buggle).
Join us! Put in on your calendar today!
Webelos from all local packs are welcome to join us for the weekend.
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.
For The eBuggle!
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.