Welcome to the Troop 61 Website
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The goal of the Troop 61 Website is to provide a central location for information relating to Troop 61.  Forms, event listings with dates, trip info, guidelines, photos and contact information will be posted here and updated as regularly as possible. We ask that you please bookmark this main page and check back often. Updates & notices will be posted here as soon as we get them.

This Month's Emphasis

The outdoor activity for this month will be the Canoeing Campout at the Allatoona Aquatics Base August 9th – 12th.  During the campout, we will be completing the water portion of the canoeing merit badge as well as having fun!  

Canoeing is a great summer time activity because it gives you a chance to get outside and enjoy some time at the lake as well as cooling off in the water.  Don’t miss this opportunity!

Upcoming Events  

The troop Calendar linked above is a Google calendar and you must be logged into Google to see it.  
All T-61 parents should have access to Scoutbook where this calendar originates.
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Monday, August 19th
Troop Meeting

Monday, August 26th
Troop Meeting

Monday, September 2nd

Monday, September 9th
Troop Meeting

Monday, September 16th
Court of Honor

Monday, September 23rd
Mitchell's Eagle Court of Honor

Monday, September 30th
Troop Meeting
Calendar Events for 2019

Your Patrol Leader's council has chosen the follow monthly events for the Troop.  
Dates are subject to change, so check back as time gets closer to the events.

January 2019
Snow Ski Trip

February 2019
Backpacking Trip

March 2019
Scout Challenge at Bert Adams

April 2019
Fishing Campout

May 2019
Troop Day Hike

June 2019
Summer Camp at Woodruff

July 2019
Planning Campout

August 2019
Canoeing Campout

Past Events 
(Relive the event, or see what you missed)

June 2019 / Summer Camp at Woodruff
Troop 61 attended a week-long summer camp at Woodruff Scout Reservation in Blairsville, GA.  Click here for photos.

April 2019 / Advancement Campout
Troop 61's new scouts learn basic scouting skills on a one-night campout at the scout lodge.  Click here for photos. 

March 2019 / Aviation Museum of Cobb
Troop 61 visited the Aviation Museum of Cobb and eleven boys earned the Aviation Merit Badge.  Click here for photos. 

February 2019 / Smyrna City Council Meeting
Troop 61 visited the Smyrna City Council meeting to fulfill a Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge Requirement.  Click here for photos.

February 2019 / Backpacking Trip
Troop 61 hiked a section of the Pinhoti Trail.  Click here for photos.

June 2018 / Summer Camp at Camp Daniel Boone
Troop 61 spent a week at Scout Camp Daniel Boone in North Carolina.  Click here for photos.

June 2017 / Summer Camp at Camp Comer
Troop 61 spent a week at Scout Camp Comer in Alabama.  Click here for photos.

June 2016 / Summer Camp at Skymont
Troop 61 spent a week at Skymont Scout Camp in Tennessee.  Click here for photos.

February 2016 / Backpacking Trip
Troop 61 has a tradition of a backpacking weekend every winter.  This year's trek covered 17+ miles on section 11 & part of section 12 on the Pinhoti National Scenic Trail in Alabama.  Click here for photos.

January 2016 / Snow Skiing Trip
Troop 61 traveled to North Carolina for a snow skiing weekend.  Click here for photos.

December 2015 / David's Eagle Project
Troop 61 boys were directed by Life Scout David in creating a pathway at the Historic Kolb Farm at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.  Click here for photos.

October 2015 / Court of Honor
Troop 61's Court of Honor awarded many merit badges and rank advancements, plus a special award honoring former scoutmaster, Jim Christensen.  Click here for photos.

August 2015 / Fishing Campout & Calendar Planning
Troop 61 combined the annual calendar planning with the August Fishing campout.  Click here for photos.

June 2015 / Summer Camp at Woodruff
Troop 61's summer camp was at Woodruff again this year.  Click here for photos.

November 2014 / Appalachian Trail Backpacking Trip
Troop 61's November outing was a backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail.  Click here for photos.

September 2014 / Fishing Campout
Troop 61's September campout was at Milner's Glenn and the primary activity was fishing... and eating freshly caught fish!  Click here for photos.

July 2014 / Canoeing Campout
Troop 61's monthly campout in July was a canoeing campout at Camp Allatoona Aquatics Base.  Click here for photos.

June 2014 / Summer Camp at Woodruff
Troop 61 had a great week at Woodruff Scout Reservation.  Click here for photos.

January 2014 / Pinhoti Backpacking Trip
Ten scouts and scouters from Troop 61 completed a 17+ mile backpacking trek on MLK Weekend.  It was a little cool but a great weekend for backpacking and for scouting.  Click here for photos.

Words of Wisdom

"You only have to know one thing. You can learn anything" - Khan Academy

"Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it. Lou Holtz

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Recent Announcements

  • Thank You Adults! A HUGE thank you to the adults who stepped up to take our scouts to summer camp this year!  Thank you Randy Thomason, Jeffrey Jackson, and Chuck Stewart for taking ...
    Posted Aug 5, 2019, 3:03 PM by Sharla Stewart
  • Important Summer Camp Notes Drop off Sunday, 6/16/19 at 9:30 am at Hurt Road Park.  Scouts should travel in their Class "A" uniform (minus neckerchief).  Return Saturday morning the 22nd at ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2019, 5:21 PM by Sharla Stewart
  • Health Forms Needed ASAP For all scouts, but especially those attending summer camp, we need current BSA Health Forms. You can download a blank BSA Health form at: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety ...
    Posted May 20, 2019, 7:54 AM by Sharla Stewart
  • Day Hike Information - Saturday, May 18th Troop 61 Scouts, Parents, and Leaders, The following is just a reminder about the day hike at Kennesaw Mountain THIS Saturday. There will be no charge for the day hike ...
    Posted May 16, 2019, 10:29 AM by Sharla Stewart
  • May 18th - Day Hike We have been unable to find adequate available camping facilities for the campout planned for May 17-19 so we have decided to cancel the campout. We will offer a ...
    Posted May 10, 2019, 8:42 AM by Sharla Stewart
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Recent Files

  • Gear advice.pdf   301k - Oct 29, 2013, 7:52 AM by Bob Higgins (v1)
  • BSA Letter of Rec.pdf   57k - Oct 14, 2012, 5:09 PM by Bob Higgins (v1)
    ‎A sample Letter of Recommendation for Eagle Scout Award‎
  • Patrol Gear List.pdf   198k - Jul 25, 2012, 12:48 PM by Bob Higgins (v3)
    ‎This is an inventory of what each patrol should have prior to going on a camping trip‎
  • Patrol Campout Menu Form.pdf   175k - Jul 25, 2012, 12:47 PM by Bob Higgins (v2)
    ‎Use this menu form to plan and shop for camping trip meals‎
  • Campsite Inspection.pdf   109k - Jul 25, 2012, 12:45 PM by Bob Higgins (v2)
    ‎Campsite inspection checklist‎
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