Welcome to Troop 61
If you are looking to join Boy Scouts...we invite you to stop in for a visit
5 (Mon) Committee Meeting
16 (Fri) Christmas Party
30 (Fri) Tree lot Cleanup
6 (Fri) Leather Working
9 (Mon) Committee Meeting
13 (Fri) Leather Working
14 (Sat) Pinewood Derby Car Build
15 (Fri) Game Night
20 (Fri) Leather Working
22 (Sun) Parent Meeting
27 (Fri) Leather Working Makeup/Open Advancement
15-21 Summer Camp is Early
Dec 10th / Lifeguard training for Youth — (Tosa East pool)
Ever wondered what it takes to become a lifeguard? Well if you are curious come to the "Do you have what it takes to be a lifeguard?" event at the Wauwatosa Aquatic Center on December 10th.
You will get to take the lifeguard pre-test, practice CPR skills, learn what an AED sounds like, practice some water rescue (Woo Hoo), and appear in the latest episode of Baywatch! Okay...Okay maybe not the Baywatch thing but you will get to participate in the test.
Anyone 15 and up that passes the lifeguard pretest can register for the January Red Cross lifeguard class.
If you are interested stop into the Troop 61 scout house office for more details and to register. Registration starts Nov. 14th
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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Your Help is Needed!
Tree Lot Shifts Signup
The Tree lot is well underway. We had a great start but short of help on the coming days! This is our ONLY fundraiser that we do and there are many Scouts who haven’t signed up yet. Remember JL’s in order to go on the High Adventure Trip you must have a min of 8 shifts in before we close.
It's easy to sign up. Add your name to the Google Spreadsheet. If you are unable to work with Google Sheets, email your shifts requests by replying to this email with your name, date, and time of shifts.
Tree Lot Schedule
A = Adult,
S = Scouts and Junior Leaders
C = Adult in charge of Cash Register
All Scouts should sign up for six shifts.
Parent help is very much appreciated. Consider joining your son on his shift by signing up as an adult on the same shift.
Even if you are free for a few hours please sign up now.
Do not change someone else's shift on the spreadsheet without their permission.
Tree Lot Training Videos
Scouts and Adults must watch videos before working shifts.
Cash Register - Basic Training
Cash Register - How to Void / Cancel an Item Scanned Incorrectly
Cash Register - Entering Alternative Price
Cash Register - Entering A Tip
Credit Card Machine - Basic Training
Credit Card Machine - Using a "Chip" Credit Card
Identifying at Fake $100 Bill
Fraud Detection: Mark any $10, $20, $50, $100 bill you receive with the fraud detection felt tip pen under the cash register. The color should remain yellow. If it turns black it's a fake bill. Alert an adult.
ATTENTION - High Adventure Update
The meeting was great for figuring out what trip the boys are interested in doing.
A few options were Rock climbing at Devils lake, White water rafting, and some Backpacking.
The requirements to do the High Adventure Trip are as follows...
1.Going into High School by Summer 2023
2. Rank of 1st class and Above (There was a mistake on our editors part about the requirements for the rank. 1st Class is the rank requirement to join but this requirement must be met by May 30)
3. A rank advancement within the last year
4. Working a Min of 8 shifts at the Tree Lot
We are also looking for a second adult to help assist in the planning of this trip so any adults interested in helping please make yourself known and we will let you know what can be done to help.
There will be another meeting in Dec so watch the Ebuggle for that date soon.
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.
True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting.