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Welcome to the Troop 1701 website.  Troop 1701 is chartered by the volunteers of Fire Station No. 2 in Troy, Michigan.  The Troop was first chartered in 1926.  We meet on Tuesdays during the school year in the Leonard Elementary School Cafe, 7:00 - 8:30pm.  Visitors are welcome to join us at any Troop Meeting.

For more information, please contact us at Webmaster@Troop1701.org.

What's coming up next:

Posted by mhachig on Mar 29 2017 - 7:56am

Please remember to ALWAYS bring your Scout Handbook to Troop Meetings, Campouts, etc!      

March 28 - Troop Meeting

April 11 - Court of Honor

April 18 - Troop Meeting

April 21-23 - Earth Day Camporee

April 25 - PLC and Committee Meetings

Locked In!

Posted by admin on Feb 12 2017 - 1:49am

Six grueling hours of intense (non-physical) training - with a payout of 18 hours of video games, movies, Benito's Pizza and caffeine & sugar-filled 'healthy' foods - highlighted by a late-night trip to the local 7-Eleven.

Was it worth it?  Well, this isn't the first year the Troop's youth leaders selected this activity for a middle-of-winter weekend event, and it probably won't be the last.  The training is an annual event, an essential first step in a Scout's leadership training.  Revisiting the training not only reinforces the lessons learned, but as Scouts step into new leadership roles in the Troop, they learn what's expected of them.

This year, 12 Scouts (and 4 adults) spent 24 hours "locked in" the Boys & Girls Club of Troy, MI (the "jail break" to the 7-Eleven being their only taste of freedom!)  Because of the persistent nighttime rain, Troop Leaders opted to drive them to the 7-Eleven - to stave off any possibility of sleep (and to avoid the alternative - wet Scouts that wanted a trip to 7-Eleven more than they wanted dry clothes!)  Upon returning from the 7-Eleven, the Scouts constructed a "fort" in the Teen Room to share a movie marathon experience.

Visits by several parents during the event were greatly appreciated and helped keep the four "24 hour" adults sane - more or less.

Reports of the Boys & Girls Club being condemned after the event cannot be confirmed at this time...

The O.A. Elections

Posted by GavinV on Feb 5 2017 - 3:43pm

Last tuesday, we had a few guests from the Order of the Arrow, or OA, come in to help with the election of scouts into the OA. The three scouts that were elected in were Gavin, Nathan and Gabriel. Good luck to them and hope they stay on target (pun intended) and make it through initiation.

Lean-to? Or three? Or four?

Posted by GavinV on Nov 27 2016 - 1:28pm

This of all of the camp outs is the best. This is the opinion of most people in the troop. The
lean-to Campout is a campout that is like no other from the sleeping situation to the stuff you do. First, you don't need to sleep in tents, though some still choose to, you either sleep out under the stars or, for the second night you sleep in a lean-to. Second, you BUILD your lean-to. Unlike setting up a tent, you have to gather the materials, then you make it from scratch. Third, you sleep with from three to eight different people instead of the casual two. I hope I've explained enough of the Campout for you to get at least a picture of what we do. But trust it is about five billion times as fun as it sounds! Hope to see you at the next one!

The Rendezvous: meet you there

Posted by admin on Oct 8 2016 - 7:52pm

Our troop arrived on Friday. We set up our tents, though we had boundary issues, we overcame it. On Saturday some of the activities we participated in were BB gun free shooting, geocaching, water balloon launcher, The Ultimate Ninja Course and to rap it all up in a big red bow, a concert to close the day. We had a few bumps and bruises, but total it was an overall success. Next time we'll be there we'll be older, wiser, stronger and more prepared than ever.

Posted by GavinV

Introducing our New Leaders!

Posted by GavinV on Sep 15 2016 - 7:23pm

Bsa First Meeting
The first meeting of the year is one of a kind. First off you get to meet your fellow scouts after a long (most likely hot) summer! Second, you can get leadership positions. “What is so important about leadership positions?” You may be asking. Without leadership positions, everything would be in chaos. Third you can get new patrols. Now you're probably asking yourself, “what is a patrol?” A patrol is a group or two that the scouts make for at times of group or patrol activities if you will, such as the war canoe. Oh yeah! Almost forgot, congratulations to Ryan on getting SPL (Senior Patrol Leader) and also Cameron on getting ASPL (Assistant Senior Patrol Leader). Patrol leaders are also congratulated and are as followed. The Vikings patrol leader is Huron and the assistant patrol leader being Owen. The Flying Eagles patrol leader is Gabriel and the assistant patrol leader is Gavin. Nathan B. is our LNT (leave no trace). Nathan H. is our QM (quarter master). Luke is our librarian. Jeremy is our historian. Colin is our scribe. Phil is our Chaplains aid. Christopher is our OA Rep. And Gavin is the webmaster. Thank you for reading this.

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