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Troop 76 Camping & Community Service Guidelines during Covid-19

Updated BSA Covid-19 Guidelines

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How to:
- tie knots

- use a compass
- fold the U.S. flag

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Upcoming Weekly Meetings
Regular Troop Meetings to be announced

Spring Court of Honor, Sunday - March 21st. 
Time and location to be announced

All scout meetings are currently virtual only.  Any scout can log on to the Zoom call using the information in the weekly newsletter.

Time to Sign up for Summer Camp at Sequassen
Sunday, July 18 - Saturday, July 24th
Camp Sequassen is preparing for this summer.  The staff is closely following the Governor’s pandemic regulations and will implement any directives such as social distancing, cleaning, etc.

It's a tradition for Troop 76 to spend a week at this fun Scout camp.  This summer, the troop has reserved the week of July 18th - July 24th.  Camp Sequassen is a great opportunity for Scouts to practice skills, earn merit badges and have lots of fun being together as a Troop.

In order to secure our campsite, please sign up on the Time to Sign Up by Tuesday, March 10th.  Scouts who register and pay by March 25th get a free Sequassen hat.  Payment can be made by check made out to Troop 76 and given to Nicole Genna so that we can register as a group.  All final payments are due in full by May 15th.  (Registration/medical/merit badge forms will be linked in a future newsletter)

2021 Sequassen pricing: $470 (first week), $420 (siblings, second week).

Important: any scout signed up by the end of day on March 10th for camp, the troop is obligated to pay Sequassen a $50 non refundable deposit for your attendance.  Once we send the amount to Sequassen we are not permitted any refunds.  Also, be on the lookout for chaperone (adult volunteer) sign ups, as each family with a Scout attending camp is required to chaperone at some point during the week. Summer camp is an opportunity for parents to create some wonderful memories with their sons.

Our troop does offer financial assistance to our scout families, contact Troop Committee Chair Tiffany Carlson for details.  All requests for financial assistance are kept strictly confidential.

The troop's adult volunteer who is coordinating summer camp is Nicole Genna (nsgenna@comcast.net).  Please contact her with any Camp Sequassen questions.   The Connecticut Yankee Council's brochure on Camp Sequassen is available here.

Scoutmaster Announcements
As the troop awaits warmer weather and vaccine-related improvements that will allow more face-to-face events, I’d like to focus energy and attention on strengthening our patrols. 

Sam B. has stepped up to serve as Troop Guide and will work with the Almost Mediocre Patrol to support them in their use of the patrol method. I’d like to encourage the patrols to start thinking about some things they’d like to do together outside of troop activities.  Some options to consider:
- Coordinating Service Projects together, such as Scouts Can or the Trail Clean-Up at Woodcock Nature Center
- Working together on a Merit Badge of interest
- Getting together for ride bikes or hikes

As, always, group activities are subject to each family’s comfort and individual situation with regard to the pandemic.  So please keep this in mind when planning to meet or work together.

The patrols are the foundation of our troop and scouting.  Let’s work to keep the patrols strong and have fun.  If you need help or suggestions on what you can do together, Joey C. and I are here to help.

Covid-19 and the Troop
In addition to state guidelines, the troop leadership developed a set of guidelines for us to follow which allow our scouts and parents to stay safe during our camping and service events.  Please review the troop guidelines by clicking on the link near the top of the left column.

The Troop wants everyone to understand that participation in these in-person activities is completely voluntary and scouts are not required to attend any in-person events.  This is a personal family decision which Troop 76 respects.  We will continue offering virtual gatherings for those scouts who are more comfortable with limited social interaction.

We are hoping these options offer our scouts ways to remain engaged with one another.  Troop 76 leadership is incredibly proud of the work our troop has done during these last three months, we have still been able to come together and offer a scouting program that encourages personal growth and advancement.  BSA and Troop 76 are dedicated to giving Scouts a strong and meaningful program during a pandemic. 

Sign up for Community Service projects on the activities page


Financial Assistance
If a scout family is in need of financial assistance at any time, please contact Troop Committee Chair Tiffany Carlson.  All financial assistance requests are kept strictly confidential.

 

 
Merit Badge Counselors Needed
Our troop needs parents to become Merit Badge Counselors to help scouts earn merit badges.  Most needed is Environmental Science but please go to the merit badge page and please let us know if you're interested in another badge.  There are many many other badges as well.  If you have any interest in becoming a Merit Badge Counselor, please reach out to Ms. Chris Sullivan.

 

 

 


Merit Badge Info

201Troop 76 Parents Guide

Troop 76 Uniform Policy

Frequently Asked
Questions by
New Scouts & Parents

How to Advance in rank, earn a Merit Badge and other useful info

Eagle Scout page

BSA Resource Book...games, scouting glossary, etc.

Hiking Trails in Ridgefield

Boy Scout application

Youth Protection Training

Guide to
Safe Scouting
 

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Troop 76 offers outdoor adventure, friends, fun and leadership training in an atmosphere of support and positive values.  We're an active troop committed to help scouts become successful, independent and morally strong adults.

 

This page last updated on Wednesday, March 03, 2021 05:21:01 PM.  For information, e-mail webmaster@troop76.org or scoutmaster@troop76.org
Troop 76 is a member of the Scatacook District in the Connecticut Yankee Council, and sponsored by Jesse Lee Memorial Church, 207 Main St., P.O. Box 441, Ridgefield, CT 06877

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