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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 LGI Room, 7:00 - 8:30pm.  Visitors are welcome to join us at any Troop Meeting.

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

Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor Coronavirus Shall Stay OUR Scouts From THEIR Trail to Eagle!

Posted by godfreyc on May 29 2020 - 4:00pm

Have you tried out Calendar Sync?  Click on the link to the left titled Calendar Sync and follow the instructions.
This feature will let you keep your personal electronic calendar in sync with the Troop website calendar. As events are added/deleted/changed on the Troop website, your personal electronic calendar will automatically be updated. No more need to manually add Troop events to your personal calendar.


*** All Meetings going forward will be virtual until it is safe to meet in person again! ***

Tuesday, June 2 - PLC Meeting @6:00, followed by Troop Meeting @7:00

Tuesday, June 9 - Committee Meeting @6:00, followed by Troop Meeting @7:00

1,000,000 Pieces of Trash

Posted by godfreyc on Apr 7 2020 - 4:09pm

1,000,000 Pieces of Trash
A Hornaday Award/Summit Award Project
Coordinated by John-Aaron Bozanic
Crew 774, Orange County Council

As a nation, we are experiencing what I perceive to be the most widespread and debilitating event to impact our country during my lifetime… the COVID-19 pandemic, and associated quarantine in place recommendations. This virus has impacted all of us, just not here in the United States, but globally. Schools and non-essential businesses closed down, concern and uncertainty in the face of economic slowdowns, looming fears of all enveloping disease felling broad swaths of our community.

Boy Scouts of America and other youth organization activities have essentially been frozen. Various national, state, and local health and governmental bodies have recommended or mandated limiting group meeting sizes to a few as ten persons. While many councils are encouraging virtual meetings to promote fellowship and advancement, my opinion is that this is merely a placeholder, an excuse to keep Scouts treading water until the situation changes.

Scouting should be bigger than this. Scouting IS bigger than this!

In times of emergencies, Scouts have the training and knowledge to step in and help. Sometimes we help directly, by providing first aid and other care. Other times we support local services and communities with tasks like directing traffic or distributing water. This is a time when we should be helping.

We cannot directly do anything about the virus, or its spread. Apart from handwashing recommendations and limiting contact with others, our options are limited. But we can still promote mental health in this stressful time, by providing a purpose to the youth (and adults) in our country.

Pollution and ecological health is a continuing challenge facing mankind. We have a unique opportunity to improve this. While large meetings are eschewed, while many people are idle because of school or business closures, we all have the ability to make a difference. Let’s get out and clean our neighborhoods, our parks, and our wilderness areas!

It has been shown time and again that stress levels can be reduced by providing individuals with a sense of purpose. Being outdoors has also been shown to help. Too many people are feeling despondent and shut in, staying in their homes, wondering what the future will bring. Let’s solve that NOW! We HAVE a purpose, and we CAN be outdoors!

Summer camp documents

Posted by mhachig on Jan 25 2020 - 11:15pm

It is not too early to start thinking about summer camp.  The attached file contains information about summer camp 2020, including the merit badge schedule and pre-requisites. If you will be going to summer camp, please plan to meet with Mr. Price during a Troop meeting to choose what merit badges you will take.

Troop T-shirts & Caps and Uniform Exchange

Posted by godfreyc on Nov 6 2019 - 2:16am

Take a moment to look at the left side of the Troop website, specifically T-shirts and Caps, and Uniform Exchange

They are similar - both opportunities to put your hands on Scout clothing.  Here's the differences:

- T-shirts and Caps is where to look for new Troop gear, including new and/or current Class "B"/Activity T-shirts and Caps - there is a cost, but it's the cost the Troop paid - this is not a fundraiser!

- Uniform Exchange is where to look for THRIFTY/gently used Scout clothing - anything from uniform shirts to t-shirts to pants to shorts to belts and socks - there is no cost, but we do ask that, if possible, you trade an old piece of Scouting gear in to keep the exchange up and running!  Super-saver hint:  Some of it is brand, spanking, new, also-known-as unused!

If what you need and what we have in terms of a Uniform Exchange aren't a match, there's a bigger Uniform Exchange available at the Council office in Detroit.  Give 'em a call at 313-897-1965 to see if they can help!

When You Know the Boys had a Good Time Camping...

Posted by godfreyc on May 12 2019 - 3:04am

Clearly, these guys had a very busy weekend at the Order of the Arrow (OA) Section Conclave last weekend at Gerber Scout Reservation in Twin Lake, MI.
This is what happens on the way home when Scouts have "too much fun!"

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