Welcome to Troop 61
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2 (Fri) Electronics Merit Badge
5 (Mon) Committee Cleanup
9 (Fri) Electronics Merit Badge
11-14 (Fri-Sun) High Adventure Trip
19 (Fri) Electronics Merit Badge
23 (Fri) First Year Campout Pack
24-25 (Sat-Sun) First Year Campout
15-21 (Sat-Fri) Summer Camp is Early
8-10 (Fri-Sat) Devils Lake Campout
HELP: MGC Food Pantry is running low on food
Due to an increase in need, the Pantry is not receiving enough food to cover all of the assistance requests from people. The food we were able to donate from the Scouting for Food drive has all been distributed.
As a partner to the Food Pantry, we are asking that Friends and Family of Troop 61 over the Summer months spread the word and help donate to the Food Collection we will be doing June 23 to help them out.
Depending on their needs over the summer we may do a collection in July and/or Aug too.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Remember to fill out your COVID-19 Pre-Event Medical Screening Checklist at the beginning of every meeting. Mask wearing is optional. If you would like to have this filled out ahead of time please download the form here.
Next can drive will be in September. Start Saving.
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.
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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Electronics Merit Badge - June 2, 9, and 19
This badge will give us a chance to look at what is "under the hood" of some of the tech that we use everyday and makes our live easier.
While doing the requirements for the Electronics merit badge, Scouts learn to safely repair, change, or build electronic devices. They find out about controllers, audio circuits, and digital circuits. Scouts also explore career opportunities related to electronics.
First Year Camp Prep - June 23
First year Scouts will be given a rundown on what it takes to go camping with the troop as well as learn some fun outdoor skills. We will be packing up gear as well as food shopping. This is a great experience and a taste of what our Summer Camp is going to be.
First Year Camp Out - June 24-25th
Where: Catholic Ecology Center
First year scouts and their parents are encouraged to attend this campout. Scouts will have the opportunity to learn and practice skills they will use at Summer Camp at the end of July including knife and ax, cooking over a fire, hiking, setting up Troop tents. This campout is a great way to tune up camping skills before Summer Camp! (Plus. . . it's just plain fun.)
To RSVP for this campout reply to this email and we'll put you on the list.
Summer Camp July 15-22
All scouts are encouraged to attend Summer Camp, always the highlight of our scouting year, and our annual opportunity for fun, adventure and outdoor education in the north woods 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 encouraged to attend as we have many positions of responsibilities that need to be filled in order to make this a successful camp.
Summer Camp Deadlines
June 9: EARLY BIRD SAVINGS: Permission slip and $20 deposit turned in will receive a $10 discount.
June 10: Permission slip and $20 deposit accepted - full price.
June 30: DUE — ALL PERMISSION SLIPS, HEALTH FORMS and FULL PAYMENT
See the eBuggle for the Permission Slip and Healthcare Form\
High Adventure - Meeting This Friday!
You will be picking out camping gear and setting it aside to go on the trip. Participants will need to be at that one or you will not be getting a tent. All participants will need to have emergency contact information on file.
When packing, remember you will be up north - it can get quite cool at night. Please make sure you have adequate medications for the duration of the trip. The List below is from Wildman Adventures on packing recommendations for the activities we have planned.
See the eBuggle for the packing list.
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.