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BSA Covid-19 Guidelines

Troop 76 Camping & Community Service Guidelines during Covid-19

Help the Troop:
Volunteer and Join BSA

QM Room:
- Procedures
-
Requisition Form

- Menu Planner &
   Duty Roster

Scout Oath, Law, Slogan and Motto

Service Projects

How to:
- tie knots

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

Troop and Personal Gear (where to get scout stuff)

Weather Forecast

Interested in joining
or visiting Troop 76?
Send an e-mail to info@troop76.org


Upcoming Weekly Meetings
Tuesday, Oct. 20th - Regular Troop Meeting

Tuesday Oct 27th - Patrol Leaders Council Meeting/Board of Review
- Only uniformed leaders, scouts with leadership roles and parent volunteer for November need to attend.
- Scouts who have completed a Scoutmaster Conference for rank advancement please contact Advancement Chair Mr. Holland for a Board of Review time.


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.

Troop Family Registration for the Scouting Year 2020-2021
Please complete the Troop 76 Family Registration Form as soon as possible. Adults are required to volunteer to help support the troop.  An important part of scouting is Youth Protection. At least one adult family member must complete Youth Protection Training to participate in any scouting activity. Date of completion is a required field on this form.

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 scoutmaster@troop76.org 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. 


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. 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

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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Privacy & Legal Info

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, October 14, 2020 10:47:08 AM.  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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