12-07TroopDay Hike Old Rag Mountain (no camping)
12-09TroopPLC Meeting
12-11ASMs | CommitteeGoose Creek District Roundtable
12-12TroopTroop Open House
12-12TroopTroop Meeting [Taco Cats]
12-13Taco CatPatrol Meeting
12-14TroopWreaths Across America - Spartan Led
12-16ASMs | CommitteeASM Meeting
12-19TroopTroop Meeting [Taco Cats]
12-23 -> 01-03TroopLCPS Closed
12-28TroopMerit Badge Rally Opportunity
01-01TroopSpartans January Theme: Snow Sports
01-08ASMs | CommitteeGoose Creek District Roundtable
01-09TroopTroop Christmas Party & Final 2019 COH
12-07TroopDay Hike Old Rag Mountain (no camping)
7 people attending
Register before Dec 06, 2019
12-14TroopWreaths Across America - Spartan Led
20 people attending
01-09TroopTroop Christmas Party & Final 2019 COH
14 people attending
01-24 -> 01-26TroopTroop Outing Blackburn :: Taco Cat Led
7 people attending
02-15 -> 02-16TroopTroop Outing Skiing:: Big Turtle Led
0 people attending
03-27 -> 03-29TroopDistrict Spring Camporee:: Da-Wae Led
0 people attending
05-15 -> 05-17TroopNew Scout Campout :: Taco Cat Led
0 people attending
07-05 -> 07-11TroopSummer Camp 2020 Summit Bechtel Justice Camp
18 people attending
Register before Feb 20, 2020
07-11 -> 07-18TroopCamp Boddie Summer Camp 2020
15 people attending

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Scoutmaster Notes

Posted on Dec 3 2019 - 8:53am

ASMs, Committee Members and Parents,

  • I've noticed some confusion among the adults on the new adult supervision requirements published in the Guide to Safe Scouting.  I've copied them below.  In summary, we need two registered adult leaders on all scouting acitivities and there can never be any one-on-one contact between adult leaders and a scout.  

    Scenario:  The activity is an overnight campout. We can only put together two registered adult leaders to supervise.  That's legal.  So, on the campout, one group wants to take a day hike to a creek and the other group wants to stay in camp.  One adult leader goes with the hiking group and the other stays with the group that remains in camp.  Although not ideal for safety reasons, it's legal as long as there is no one-on-one contact. Each group would have to have multiple scouts in it.  

    How do we adhere to the 2 registered adult leader requirement in the car?  It's not required as long as there is no one-on-one contact. So, you are legal as long as you have more than one additional person in the car. 

  • Adult Supervision

Two registered adult leaders 21 years of age or over are required at all Scouting activities, including meetings.  Notwithstanding the minimum leader requirements, age- and program- appropriate supervision must always be provided.

Important Announcements

Posted on Dec 1 2019 - 6:34am


  • PLC approved the Troop outing on Dec 6 - 8 to be replaced with Wreath's Across America December 14th. 
  • If you came home from summer camp last summer, Mrs Shierts consolidated a spreadsheet that shows who has partials and provides a MB counselor suggestion.  
  • If you are interested in attending Philmont or Sea Base next Summer with another Troop, contact SM Frakes.



Posted on Oct 21 2019 - 11:51pm


The majority of the troop voted for James Justice National Scout Camp in Bechtel WV.   Therefore, we have locked in the week of July 5- July 11, 2020 (click here to register). The Troop has an annual obligation to support the Hillsboro Independence day celebration June 28, 2020 so the week of June 28 to July 4 was not an option. 


Posted on Dec 29 2016 - 1:18pm

Troop 961 Code of Conduct approved by Committe in November 2016

Please read with your Scout so that they may be familiar with Troop 961 process. 



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