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Troop 76 Camping & Community Service Guidelines during Covid-19

BSA Covid-19 Guidelines

Help the Troop:
Volunteer and Join BSA

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

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


Upcoming Weekly Meetings
Tuesday January 19th - Regular Troop Meeting
Tuesday January 26th - Patrol Leaders Council Meeting


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

Virtual Cooking Lesson
As part of our January Campout this Saturday night, January 16th, Mrs. Bagal and Ms. Basker will be teaching scouts via Zoom how to cook delicious Indian cuisine.  All scouts are welcome to participate whether you are camping or not.  The cooking lesson starts at 6:00 p.m.  We need everyone who wants to participate to sign up by this Thursday evening, Jan. 14th.  The troop will provide and deliver some of the ingredients you'll need such as spices, lentils, rice...and we'll let the participating scouts know what ingredients they will need to have on hand.  There will be no eggs or nuts used in the recipes but please let us know if you have any other allergies.

This Friday, we'll send an email to all scouts participating letting them know what ingredients will be needed, the menu and Zoom information.  Only scouts signed up by Thursday evening will receive the bag of troop provided ingredients.

When you sign up, first choose a quantity - this will be the number of people that you are cooking for (this is important so that you get the right amount of ingredients).  Once you enter the quantity, then sign up as usual.  Please reach out to ASM Breitenbach (through Mrs. B abreitenbach@mac.com) with any questions.


Please help low-income students from elementary through high school in Danbury.
Mrs. Snow, the mother of Eagle Scout Charlie Snow, is collecting gentle used winter coats, gloves/mittens, boots, and snow pants for for Danbury Grassroots Academy, a year-round free academic program serving at risk.  To find out how you can help, click on the Activities link above.




Scoutmaster Update
As we continue with our virtual meetings and events, in accordance with the Covid crisis and current public health guidance, we are working to keep virtual activities interesting and engaging. Our recent campout cooking competition and holiday movie watch party represent our pandemic twist on our traditional Thanksgiving and Holiday Stroll/Movie campouts. We are trying to adapt and ask that scouts and their families discuss any ideas they have for making virtual interaction more interesting and diverse. Please share with me and Henry, our SPL, anything you’d feel would be helpful. In this spirit, some future meetings, as per the PLC, will offer instruction and content for some virtual friendly Merit Badges

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. 

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.


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. 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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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 Sunday, January 17, 2021 05:08:30 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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