In light of the coronavirus, the Troop
is determined to keep scouts advancing and involved
For example, we're looking at
Merit Badges that can be earned at home and conducting meetings via
Zoom. We're all looking forward to the day when we can once
again have fun as a group, to go camping and enjoy other adventures.
Troop 76 remains committed to providing an active scouting program
that's run by scouts and supervised by adults.
By the way...did you know that the two Captains of the USNS Mercy,
the U.S. Navy Hospital ship docked in Los Angeles, are Eagle Scouts?
And that the Scouts BSA Handbook is available for Kindle? Read
about these and other stories on
on Scouting, the official blog of scouting magazine.
Virtual Scout Meeting, Tuesday, April
"Show up" for the Zoom meeting at 7:30 p.m. in your comfy clothes,
bring your favorite dessert and chat with your fellow scouts and
leaders. We'll be having two special guests talk to us about
Info for the Zoom meeting is below. Parents please know that our
Zoom platform is secure, participants have to be "let in" to the
meeting. We should not have the Zoom issues that have been in the
news recently. Scouts, please remember to mute yourself when
you are on. No video or screenshots of the meeting
Zoom meeting info:
Ridgefield Troop 76 is inviting you to a
scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Tuesday, 4/7, Troop Meeting
Time: Apr 7, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 218 192 0000
Earn an Eagle-required Merit Badge:
Scouts working on the Sustainability
Merit Badge learn to conserve energy at home and think about how
their food, housing, and consumption choices impact society at
large. They make a plan to use the Earth’s resources more wisely.
They also learn how the Scout Law and the Scout Oath promote more
Either Sustainability Merit Badge or Environmental Science Merit
Badge is required for the rank of Eagle. Each Scout who signs
up will be e-mailed a copy of the BSA booklet and accompanying
Sign up here. Scouts meet
weekly for three sessions to earn the badge: 4/9, 4/16 and 4/23
starting at 4:00 p.m. Completing pages of the worksheets
before each workshop is required to participate. Signing up
on-line also acts as your blue card request from Scoutmaster
Out troop is fortunate to have
Woodcock Nature Center educator Sam Nunes join Mrs. Hogan and
Mrs. Carlson in moderating the discussions.
Recruiting Committee Needs Your Help
We're taking a different approach to recruit new scouts. We
plan to reach out to local churches, community organizations and
others to see if any boys are interested in joining Troop 76.
If you have a contact in any of these organizations, please inform
Scoutmaster Breitenbach. And our Recruiting Committee
could use help, so contact Troop committee Chair
Tiffany Carlson if you would like to join.
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.
Check out a
new series of short videos from Boy Scouts of America about
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 SM Breitenbach.