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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 Jan 19 2021 - 8:44pm

January 26 - Troop Meeting @7:00pm via Zoom (unless notified otherwise)
- First Class 5a (plant identification), Tenderfoot 1c (Outdoor Code), Second Class 1b (Leave No Trace Principles)
- Troop Activity:  Minecraft

February 2 - Troop Meeting @7:00pm via Zoom (unless notified otherwise)
- First Class 6b-d (Aquatics)
- Troop Activity:  Pictionary

February 9 - PLC @6pm and Committee Meetings @7:30pm via Zoom

Ideas to consider - talk to your Patrol Leader if you want to attend:
- Skiing Campout/Day event - Skiing at Mt Holly with tent camping available at the nearby Holly Recreation Area
- "Just like my Fathers Klondike Derby 2021" - Feb 6-7 @Carleton Sportsman Club in Carleton INFO
- "Hodag" - Scouts BSA Klondike - March 5-6 @Camp Agawam in Clarkston INFO

An environmental award program launched by EPA and BSA

Posted by godfreyc on Jan 19 2021 - 5:55pm

Another update:  From Bryan on Scouting:  https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2021/01/19/scouts-can-help-protect-the-environment-by-earning-the-new-environmental-protection-agency-award/

Update:  Here's a link to the application:  https://i9peu1ikn3a16vg4e45rqi17-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/512-09821_EPAAward.pdf 

Fantastic news today from the EPA and the Boy Scouts, they are launching an environmental award program.

Here is a quick overview.

 - 4 Merit Badges are needed to be earned:
 - 1 from Animal Sciences - Bird Study, Mammal Study, Reptile and Amphibian Study, Insect Study
 - 1 from Outdoor Activities - Backpacking, Camping, Gardening, Climbing, Canoeing
 - 1 from Earth Sciences - Energy, Forestry, Oceanography, Geology, Plant Science, Weather
 - The final merit badge is Public Health. Plus 6 hours of a conservation / public health service project.

Scouts, you'll need to hurry for this one. There is only a year and half to earn this, must be completed by December 2021.

Have fun & Scout On!

Learn more on this article - https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-boy-scouts-announce-collaboration-environmental-education-award-program-and-special

Here is the link to the video of the announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_6V4fRrGmo

Michigami Lodge 29 Patch Design Contest

Posted by godfreyc on Dec 21 2020 - 8:17pm

In case you weren't on the Webinar Sunday night, it was announced that we have merged the lodges in the Michigan Crossroads Council into a new lodge named Michigami.

We're keeping 29 as the lodge number (formerly Noquet's number).

There's a contest for the new Lodge Flap and below are the details.  It's open to youth and adults (I asked), so get creative!

Recharter fees due

Posted by mhachig on Dec 12 2020 - 9:17pm

Recharter fees are now due for 2021.  These fees go directly to Scouts BSA and are required to be a part of the program. 

Please pay your fees at https://scoutpay.site/checkout/44387

Dues payments due

Posted by mhachig on Nov 28 2020 - 6:21pm

All who have not yet paid the dues for the year should have received an email with the amount due after fundraising.

Would you rather pay with a credit card?  If so, add 3% to your amount due and send to treasurer@troop1701.org

Plans for upcoming meetings and camps

Posted by srujan on Aug 19 2020 - 3:52pm

Upcoming campout is August 28th - 30th. Plan for the campout after that:
 - Hiking at Owen's north cabin backyard

Plan for next meeting (August 25th):
 - First Aid
 - Trivia

Plan for the September 1st meeting: Picnic and Court of Honor
 - Each family must bring their own eating/picnic space (table, chairs, etc)
 - Only one person will be touching and serving the food

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