Boy Scout Troop 61
Presbyterian Church of Bloomingdale
Meeting Time: Monday Nights 7:30 – 9:00
The Troop meets every Monday evening from 7:30 - 9:00 PM at the Presbyterian Church of Bloomingdale 710 Bloomingdale Ave. East Valrico, Florida. All Scouts are welcome to attend anytime, new, old and potential Scouts alike.Scoutmaster Vision
Troop 61 is a boy-run troop. Boy leaders plan and execute their own program, with parent and adult leader participation and support. New Scouts begin with small jobs under the guidance of more experienced Scouts. As their skills and knowledge improve, new responsibilities are given to them. Our program offers Scouts the opportunity to enjoy successes while learning how to deal with occassional failure. We have a Road to First Class program which provides the structure to help Scouts to get to the First Class rank.
Learning leadership skills is one of the most important products of being a Boy Scout. Troop 61 has a Junior Leader Training program for the boy leaders. Each Scout will learn the skills needed to carry out his job in the Troop and will learn how to pass those skills on to other boys.
The Patrol Leaders' Council consists of the members of the Leadership Patrol (SPL, ASPL, Troop Instructor, and JASM) and the Patrol Leaders of each patrol. This group meets monthly with the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters to plan Troop meetings and outings.
Troop 61 has a year-round outings program, with an outing every month planned by the Scouts themselves. In addition, the Troop or any of the patrols may plan other activities during the year. See our calendar for a taste of the program planned by the Patrol Leaders' Council and the patrols.
The Troop outings program is designed to provide the Scouts with fun, new skills, and advancement. In addition to meeting requirements for advancing in rank, outings provide opportunities for earning merit badges, including Camping, Hiking, Cooking, Backpacking, Pioneering, Orienteering, Wilderness Survival, and many others.
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
As an American, I will do my best to --
Be clean in my outdoor manners,
Be careful with fire,
Be considerate in the outdoors, and
A Scout is ...
Do a good turn daily.
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