Welcome to the
Troop 61 Website!
15 Troop Meeting
22 Buc Night - Prepare for Tree Lot
23 Trees Arrive
29 Tree Lot Opens
1-20 Tree Lot
6 Wreath Money Due
20 Christmas Party
27 Tree Lot Cleanup / Take Down
24-26 Winter Camp at IMR
1 Pine Wood Build Day
Online Christmas Wreath Form
You now have the option of entering your wreath order totals online instead of handing in your sheet in the troop office.
Scouts earn a credit a 20% credit of the sales they can use toward campouts and personal gear.
Remember Order totals are due this Friday October 18th.
Here is a link to the flyer for details and important dates.
Sign up for Tree Lot Shifts
Sign up for your tree lot shifts by adding your name to the Google Spreadsheet. (Link below). 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.
A = Adult,
J = Junior Leader
S = Scout
Scouts should sign up for six shifts.
Junior Leaders should sign up for seven shifts
Parent help is much appreciated. Consider joining your son on his shift by signing up as an adult on the same shift
Do not change someone else's shift on the spreadsheet without their explicit permission.
Tree Lot Schedule: https://tinyurl.com/yyoeapcv
Tree Lot Training Videos
Scouts and Adults must watch ALL 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.
Amazingly Simple Knot for Tying A Christmas Tree to a Car
High Adventure Trip 2020 Boundary Waters Bound
Any scout of high school age as of Fall 2020, who meets the advancement requirements by May 2020 is eligible to attend. This year’s trip is June 13 – 21 and we will be heading to the Boundary Waters in Northern Minnesota near Canada. The trip will venture into the wilderness via canoes carrying all gear and provisions needed for a week long adventure. The trip will cross 30-40 miles of pristine lakes linked by portages, enjoy spectacular scenery and waterfalls, and offer world class fishing opportunities. Our adventure-packed agenda includes a week of camping, exploring, relaxing, and fishing (optional).
In order to participate on the 2020 trip, a $50 non-refundable deposit is due on Friday, January 10.
See the eBuggle for additional information.
Can / Wreath Credit Update
The next can drive will occur very soon (possibly next weekend). Look for details in an upcoming eBuggle extra.
You can look at the most recent eBuggle for the current balances for all member of Troop 61 who have brought aluminum cans to can drives or sold wreaths at Christmas time. These funds can be used to pay for campout or buy camping / scouting related gear.
Registration Scholarships Coming Next Year
The cost of annual BSA registration for next year is increasing due to new costs at the national level. We will supply details in the next eBuggle. To help offset this expected cost increase the Troop committee voted to provide an Event Scholarship of $20 per scout to be applied, $10 per event, to any outing or campout held next year starting with Winter Camp. Again, more details coming next week.
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.