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Troop 76 Camping & Community Service Guidelines during Covid-19

Updated BSA Covid-19 Guidelines

Help the Troop:
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QM Room:
- Procedures
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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

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


Upcoming Meetings
Tuesday, January 25: Regular Meeting
Tuesday, February 1: Regular Meeting
Tuesday, February 8: Regular Meeting
Tuesday, February 15: PLC Meeting

All meetings officially start at 7:30 p.m. in the Carriage House at Jesse Lee, unless otherwise specified. With the return of regular meetings, the PLC voted to reintroduce two previous practices from our pre-Covid era:
- Service Patrol: 15 Minutes before the meeting, a patrol will be responsible for opening the QM, collecting the flags and stands, setting up the Carriage House for the meeting. At the close of the meeting, the same patrol will be responsible for putting the flags and stands back in the QM, sweeping the floor and making sure the Carriage House is as neat and clean as we found it (Leave no Trace principles). The patrol responsible will rotate from a fixed list every week.

- Games: 15 Minutes before the meeting, scouts can show up to play group games. This is not required, but the scouts have loved
 doing this in the past
.

Jesse Lee has extra COVID home test kits
Our generous sponsor, Jesse Lee Church, has offered to give Troop 76 scouts and families extra test kits.  If interested, please send an e-mail to Scoutmaster Trotman, no later than January 25th, with your name and requested number of kits, up to four per household.  If the test kits remain available, they will be distributed during the February 1st scout meeting. 

2022 Merit Badge College
Here's a great opportunity to earn merit badges.  The Connecticut Yankee Council again is offering First Class and above Scouts its Virtual Merit Badge College. The MB Counselors are volunteers from across Council.  Certain Eagle Required Merit Badges are offered.  Register soon since class sizes are limited and placement is "first come, first serve".  MB College holds classes on four Saturday mornings, 9:00 a.m. to noon, starting January 29th through February 26th.

If you're interested, please contact Troop 76 Advancement Chair, Mrs.Carlson, for more information and the registration link - carlsonfamily5@mac.com or 203-788-0303.

Winter Campout
The January Campout has been re-scheduled to Saturday, January 29th - Sunday, the 30th.  We'll leave early on Saturday morning and drive to Butternut Resort for a day of skiing, then drive to Camp Sequassen where we'll spend the night. Please click here for details and to signup.

Eagle Court of Honor
Family and friends of Troop 76 are invited to an Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony on Sunday, February 6th. Noon atThe Danbury Elks Lodge, 36 Sugar Hollow Rd. (a.k.a.: Route 7, Danbury Rd.).  We'll recognize the achievements of four Eagles, Griffin B., Samuel B., Jacob M. and Christian T.  (This is an in-person event, Covid protocols to be followed.)

Please RSVP by completing this on-line form or email Mrs. Thompson at dryvettethompson@yahoo.com


Heritage Trip, March 4-6
Our Troop PLC has chosen historic Boston.  Signups available soon.  Here's what we're planning:
- Stay in a hotel, no camping
- We will reserve fully refundable hotels & activities. No financial risk if we cancel due to the pandemic

Schedule: Leave Friday, March 4th in the late afternoon or early evening. Spend Saturday and Sunday touring some of Boston's interesting attractions.  The highlight is walking the 2.5 mile Freedom Trail that passes along historical sites like Boston Common, The Old State House, Faneuil Hall, Bunker Hill Monument, Paul Revere's home, the USS Constitution in Boston Harbor, the Boston Science Museum and more.  Return on Sunday Evening.



Join your friends on this Scouting High Adventure in 2023
Click on the "activities" link above for details




Troop 76 Registration - Mandatory
Every scout MUST complete the annual troop registration at the beginning of the scout year.  Easy to complete on line as soon as possible.

Covid-19 and the Troop
Effective January 1st, BSA has issued an updated set of pandemic guidelines available here.
 In addition to updated state guidelines, 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. 

February is Troop 76's month for Scoutscan.  Please sign up for ScoutsCan and other 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 Yvette Thompson.  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 Monday, January 24, 2022 04:31:53 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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