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

Navigation, or the art of finding your way, is important for every Scout to learn.  Much of navigating involves paying attention to your surroundings, and making good decisions.  With a compass and a map, you'll have the tools to chart routes through the deepest wilderness.  A GPS receiver or other technology will add even more power to your ability to figure out where you are, where you want to go, and the best way to get there.

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, May 20th
Troop Meeting / Court of Honor

Monday, May 27th
NO Troop Meeting (Memorial Day)

Saturday, June 1st
HamFest at Jim R Miller Park

Monday, June 3rd
Troop Meeting

Monday, June 10th

Sunday, June 16th - Saturday, June 22nd
Summer Camp at Woodruff

Monday, June 24th
No Troop Meeting

Monday, July 1st
No Troop Meeting

Monday, July 8th
Troop Meeting

Monday, July 15th
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

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

April 2019 1st Year Advancement Campout - Troop 61's new scouts learn basic scouting skills on a one-night campout at the scout lodge.  See photos by clicking here

March 2019 Visit to Aviation Museum of Cobb & Aviation Merit Badge Clinic - Troop 61 visits the Aviation Museum of Cobb and eleven boys earned Aviation Merit Badge.  See photos by clicking here

February 2019 Visit to Smyrna City Council Meeting - Troop 61 visits 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.  See photos here.

June 2018 Summer Camp at Camp Daniel Boone - Troop 61 spent a week at Scout Camp Daniel Boone in North Carolina.  It's a great camp, even if the lake water is a little chilly.  See photos by clicking here or go to the Gallery page.

June 2017 Summer Camp at Camp Comer - Troop 61 spent a week at Scout Camp Comer in Alabama.  It's a great camp, smaller than most but they have an outstanding program.  See photos by clicking here or go to the Gallery page

June 2016 Summer Camp at Skymont - Troop 61 spent a week at Skymont Scout Camp in Tennessee.  It's a great camp, smaller than most but they have an outstanding program.  See photos by clicking here or go to the Gallery page

February 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.  See Photos by clicking here.

January Snow Skiing Trip - Troop 61 traveled to North Carolina for a snow skiing weekend.  See Photos by clicking here.

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.  To see photos click here.

October 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.  See photos here.

Fishing Campout & Calendar Planning - Troop 61 combined the annual calendar planning with the August Fishing campout.  See photos here.

Summer Camp at Woodruff - Troop 61's summer camp was at Woodruff again this year.  See Photos here.

Appalachian Trail Backpacking Trip - Troop 61's November outing was a backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail.  See Photos here.

Fishing Campout - Troop 61's September campout was at Milner's Glen and the primary activity was fishing... and eating freshly caught fish!  See photos here.

Canoeing Campout - Troop 61's monthly campout in July was a canoeing campout at Camp Allatoona Aquatics Base.  See photos here.

Summer Camp at Woodruff - Troop 61 had a great week at Woodruff Scout Reservation.  See photos of the fun here.

Troop 61 Wins Big - Troop 61 won the Big Trophy at the Spring Camporee at Camp Sidney Dew near Rome, GA.  Photos will be posted to this website soon.

Shooting Campout photos - See photos from the shooting campout here.

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.  See photos here.

Scout Master's Minute (Words of wisdom from our scoutmaster)
Great quotes...

"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

  • 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
  • Merit Badge University Announcing the Atlanta Area Council's 2019 Merit Badge University!Saturday, November 16, 20197:30 am - 1:00 pmCost = $15.00 (includes breakfast)Kennesaw State University, Marietta Campus ...
    Posted May 6, 2019, 2:17 PM by Sharla Stewart
  • May 2019 Advancements We are proud to be awarding the following advancements at the next Court of Honor, being held on Monday, May 20th:Rank Advancements:Tenderfoot (1)First Class (1)Scout (1 ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2019, 11:13 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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