Announcements


Health Forms Needed ASAP

posted May 20, 2019, 7:54 AM by Sharla Stewart

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/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf

If your scout will be attending summer camp, we need Parts A, B, and C plus a copy of your insurance card (front and back). Part C must be completed by certified and licensed physicians (MD, DO), nurse practitioners, or physician assistants. 

If your scout is not going to summer camp, we still need Parts A and B and a copy of your insurance card (front and back) for weekend campouts. 

BSA requires dates to be filled in on the immunization section. If it is easier for you, you may submit a current immunization record and we will fill in the dates for you. 

Adult leaders also need to have current BSA Health Forms and a copy of your insurance card for summer camp and campouts. For summer camp attendees, we need these health forms and copies of insurance card ASAP but NO LATER THAN June 10.

Day Hike Information - Saturday, May 18th

posted May 16, 2019, 10:29 AM by Sharla Stewart

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, and you do not need to wear your uniform. We will meet at the scout lodge at 9:30am on Saturday, May 18. Each person should bring a sack lunch, a water bottle, hat, sunscreen, and daypack. It is supposed to be fairly hot that day, so be sure to bring enough water. If you have a compass, you may bring it as well. We plan to hike about 6 miles. We plan to be back at the scout lodge by 3:00pm.

If you did not sign up on Monday but want to attend, please reply to this email and we will add your name to the list. Parents are welcome to join us.

Thank you, 
Randy Thomason, Scoutmaster

May 18th - Day Hike

posted May 10, 2019, 8:42 AM by Sharla Stewart

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 day hike outing to Kennesaw Mountain instead. 

There will be no charge for the day hike. If you have already paid for the campout, we can refund your money on Monday, May 13 or you can choose to have the funds put into credits for a future campout.

For the day hike, we will meet at the Troop Lodge at 9:30 am on Saturday, May 18. Each person should bring a sack lunch, a water bottle, rain gear, hat, sunscreen, and day-pack. If you have a compass, you may bring it as well. We plan to hike at least five miles so that it will qualify for one of the rank requirements (Second Class 3b).

If heavy rain or thunderstorms are likely, we will cancel the hike. Please sign up on Monday, May 13 if you plan to attend the hike so we know to expect you. You may also reply to this email and we will add your name to the list.

Merit Badge University

posted May 6, 2019, 2:17 PM by Sharla Stewart

Announcing the Atlanta Area Council's 2019 Merit Badge University!

Saturday, November 16, 2019
7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Cost = $15.00 (includes breakfast)

Kennesaw State University, Marietta Campus
1110 South Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060

Merit Badge University is a quality Merit Badge program that helps Scouts learn about different fields of knowledge.  We’ve recruited experienced professional counselors; Scouts will receive an unparalleled experience.  It’s hosted on the beautiful Kennesaw State University - Marietta campus, giving Scouts a great opportunity to experience a college atmosphere.  The $15
registration fee includes breakfast as well as program materials for most classes.  Classes will include Emergency Preparedness, Citizenship in the Nation, Communication and much more!

Check the website for class offerings in late July.  AtlantaBSA.org/mbu

Registration opens August 1.

May 2019 Advancements

posted Apr 29, 2019, 11:13 AM by Sharla Stewart

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)


Merit Badges:
Citizenship in the Nation (1)
Snow Sports (1)
Citizenship in the Community (4)
Aviation (10)

Parent Meeting - Monday, 4/29/19

posted Apr 23, 2019, 9:15 AM by Sharla Stewart

There will be a parent meeting held at 7:30 pm on Monday, April 29th in Lacy Hall at the church.  Please plan on attending if you're able!

E-mails Needed!!!

posted Jan 22, 2012, 7:40 PM by Austin Hibbard

Please help us try and create a list of emails of both Troop 61 parents and scouts by emailing contacttroop61@gmail.com and including your name and email address. If you are a parent please include your scout's name. By us having your emails we will be able to send important information and announcements along with our newly created newsletter directly to you to keep you informed. Thanks!

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