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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 admin on May 21 2017 - 12:35am

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

May 23 - PLC and Committee Meetings

May 30 - Troop Meeting
June 6 - Troop Meeting
June 13 - Troop Meeting

June 16-18 - Biking Campout

July 8-15 - Summer Camp


Conservation Camp Out: Branching Out to the New Scouts

Posted by GavinV on Apr 26 2017 - 8:29pm

This campout was amazing over all. For the new scouts, this was a completely new experience and they did amazing in learning the ropes like setting up our kind of tent and cooking on a grill. On Saturday we did some different nature-based merit badges and we cleaned up sticks from a graveyard as well as a bonfire and hilarious skits and some random hilariousness. Sunday was a day of review and clean up. We all learned our effect on nature and how to save the environment through our different merit badges. We all had an awesome time at the campout and we hope to see you there next year. 

Camp Card Fundraiser is here!

Posted by admin on Apr 8 2017 - 2:54am

Camp Cards are discount cards.  We will be selling them until June 1.  

$5 Camp card includes discounts for BD's Mongolian BBQ, Dave and Buster's, and over $100 in local savings when you activate your membership.

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!

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