BSA Covid-19 Guidelines
Troop 76 Camping & Community Service Guidelines during Covid-19
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Upcoming Weekly Meetings:
Tuesday, September 22nd
Tuesday, September 29th
Patrol Leaders Council Meeting
Scout meetings may be attended on-line. To join the meeting virtually, log on to the Zoom call using this info every Tuesday. Additional log-in information is available in the weekly newsletter that's e-mailed.
Philmont Planning Meeting
There will a brief meeting for Philmont scouts and parents on Monday evening, 9/21 at 6:00 p.m. at Scoutmaster Trotman's backyard (44 Wilton Rd E). Troop parents who are going on the trip and at least one parent of those scouts attending solo need to attend. We will be starting the planning process and use the momentum from our first training hike. Checks for the second payment for the trip will be due at the meeting. Any questions, please reach out to Scoutmaster Trotman.
Parents: Please help the Troop
Our Troop is strong because of active parent participation in campouts, organizing special meeting activities, Merit Badge counselors or volunteering on the Troop Committee. Scoutmaster Trotman requests that parents sign up for a month to help facilitate the activities that the scouts plan. The Carlsons kindly volunteered for the month of September. Please help the troop in October by sending an e-mail to email@example.com and attend the 9/29 PLC meeting.
We also need parents for November and December as we need to start the planning for those campouts soon rather than later. Scouts are counting on parents to keep our troop the best in town.
Searching for a place to Meet every Week
The troop is looking for a weekly indoor meeting space. Soon, it will be too dark and cold to meet outside. Our sponsor, Jesse Lee Church, adopted pandemic guidelines prohibiting the use of the Carriage House at this time. And all school facilities are closed to outside groups. The Boys & Girls Club and town facilities are being contacted. If you have other ideas, please reach out to Troop Committee Chair Tiffany Carlson. We'll continue offering the hybrid option for meetings - in person and virtually via Zoom.
Sign up for Community Service projects on the activities page
Covid-19 and Troop Activities
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.
Also, please review the "Restarting Scouting Checklist" known as S.A.F.E. This checklist outlines several minimum guiding protocols that adult leaders/ volunteers must consider while working with local and state health departments, local councils, chartered organizations and Scouting families on when and how to resume meetings, service projects, camping and all other official Scouting activities
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.
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
Our troop needs parents to become
Merit Badge Counselors. We need counselors for the following
Merit Badges: Citizenship in the Community, Nation, World,
Environmental Science, Cooking, First Aid, Emergency Preparedness to
just name a few. There are many many other badges as well.
If you have any interest in becoming a Merit Badge Counselor, please
reach out to Scoutmaster Trotman.
Merit Badge Info
76 Parents Guide
Troop 76 Uniform Policy
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
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