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.

                         Upcoming Events  

                    Full Troop Calendar 

The troop Calendar linked above is a Google calendar and I believe you must be logged into Google to see it.  
All T-61 parents should have access to Scoutbook where this calendar originates.
Monday Apr 22                        7:30 pm Troop Meeting
Fri - Sun Apr 26-28                  Fishing Campout 
Monday Apr 29                        7:30 pm Troop Meeting
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Additional May events will be posted soon
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Monday May 20                       Court of Honor

           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.

Jan 19-21                 Snow Ski Trip
Feb 2-3                    Backpacking Trip
Mar 22-24                Scout Challenge at Bert Adams
April 26-28               Fishing Campout

                         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 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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