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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.

Important dates for Scouts on the Trail to Eagle!

Posted by godfreyc on Sep 26 2021 - 2:07am

***Please remember to ALWAYS bring your Scout Handbook to Troop Meetings & Campouts! *** 

Sept 28 - PLC Meeting @6:00, followed by Committee Meeting @7:30 - via Zoom

Oct 5 - Troop Meeting @7:00
Oct 8-10 Haunted Forest Campout
Oct 12 - Troop Meeting @7:00
Oct 19 - Troop Meeting @7:00
Oct 26 - Troop Meeting @7:00

An environmental award program launched by EPA and BSA

Posted by godfreyc on Aug 10 2021 - 7:56pm

8/8/21 - Updated the link to the application:  http://www.scouting.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/512-09821_EPAAward.pdf

1/19/21 - 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/

Original Story:
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

Merit Badge App Testers Needed

Posted by godfreyc on Feb 5 2021 - 1:22pm

You could send it out in an email blast or post it on the troop’s social media page, but as time marches on, the link likely would get lost in those busy channels. If only there was a source that would collect and prioritize helpful information in a handy digital format. The BSA is seeking Scouts to beta-test a new app designed to do just that. It’s called the Merit Badge Helpers app.

Scouts ages 14-20 can apply here – https://bit.ly/3oPTziu

They will need parental permission and any emails will also be sent to parents. Scouts should expect at least a four-hour commitment testing the app and providing feedback. Initial design allows users to post links connected to merit badge requirements. These can be videos, social media permalinks, webpages — anything that Scouts could find helpful. Users can rate the usefulness of each link, increasing its ability to be seen. Every link will be reviewed before it goes live.

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

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