Welcome to the Troop 61 Website

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

Temporary Changes to Advancement Requirements https://www.scouting.org/coronavirus/covid-19-faq/

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, November 2nd
Zoom Troop Meeting

Friday, November 6th - Sunday, November 8th
Astronomy Campout

Monday, November 9th
Troop Meeting - In Person @ 6:45 pm

Monday, November 16th
Zoom Troop Meeting

Monday, November 23rd
No Troop Meeting - Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 30th
Zoom Troop Meeting

Saturday, December 5th
Party in Bethany Field - Time TBD

Monday, December 7th
Troop Meeting - In Person @ 6:45 pm

Monday, December 14th
Court of Honor - In Person @ 6:45 pm
Calendar Events for 2020

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 2020
Snow Ski Trip

February 2020
Orienteering Campout

March 2020
Fishing / Cooking Campout

April 2020 - CANCELLED
Advancement Campout
Silver Comet District Camporee

May 2020 - CANCELLED
Gun Safety Campout

June 2020 - CANCELLED
Summer Camp at Camp Thunder

July 2020 - CANCELLED
Kayaking Campout

August 2020 - CANCELLED

September 2020 - CANCELLED

October 2020
Rocketry Campout

November 2020
Astronomy Campout

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

February 2020 / Scout Skills Practice
Troop 61 spent Troop meetings in February practicing their Scout skills including fire building, knife sharpening, and more.  Click here for photos.

February 2020 / Scout Sunday at Bethany United Methodist Church
Troop 61 and Cub Scout Pack 61 celebrated Scout Sunday at their Chartered Organization, Bethany United Methodist Church.  Click here for photos.

January 2020 / Ski Trip to Cataloochee
Troop 61 spent a weekend hitting the snowy slopes in the Cataloochee Ski Area located in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.  Click here for photos.

December 2019 / Advanced Backpacking Campout
Troop 61 hiked a mountain from Winding Stair Gap for five miles up 1500' to the Siler's Bald shelter on the Appalachian Trail.  Click here for photos.

December 2019 / Court of Honor
Troop 61 Scouts and their families came together to celebrate their achievements over the last few months with their quarterly Court of Honor.  Click here for photos.

November 2019 / Beginner Backpacking Campout
Troop 61 attended a beginner backpacking campout on the Pinhoti Trail in the Talledega National Forest.  Click here for photos.

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

  • Astronomy Campout Friday, November 6th - Sunday, November 8thPannell Property https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A4FAFAC22A02-troop2Drop off scouts at Scout Lodge NO LATER THAN 7pm Friday.  Pick up scouts at ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2020, 4:44 PM by Sharla Stewart
  • Scouting for Food - Special Thanks! Special thanks to all who participated in the Scouting for Food drive last week.  A very special thanks to Jayme Smith, Jeremy Hendrick, and Mitchell B. for working hard making ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2020, 4:35 PM by Sharla Stewart
  • Sign-Up for Summer Camp Today! Summer Camp this year will be at Camp Thunder in Molena, GA from Sunday, June 14th - Saturday, June 20th.The total cost is $350.  Please sign-up and pay $100 ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2020, 5:26 PM by Sharla Stewart
  • Camp Cards are Now Available! Scouts can earn their way to camp by selling Camp Cards again this year.  The cards will be ready to pick up on Monday, January 27th.  Please bring a ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2020, 4:45 PM by Sharla Stewart
  • Recharter Informational Meeting It is now time to renew Troop 61's member registrations by rechartering for 2020.  Therefore, we need to know which Scouts and Leaders will continue as registered members next ...
    Posted Oct 28, 2019, 11:43 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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