Welcome to Troop 61

Sudbury, Massachusetts

Troop61 Hold Summer Camp Fun Fest!

Announcements — July 24, 2009 @ 3:59 pm

SUDBURY - From across the lake, and through the darkness the hushed crowd of more than 500 Scouts and parents saw six flaming torches begin to make their way toward the amphitheatre. A minute later, six Scouts in Native American costume reached land, walked through the crowd, and selected the nine Scouts who were to receive this year’s Order of Taunkacoo Honor Camper award. For Troop 61 Sudbury, the 2009 recipient was 15 year old Lincoln Sudbury High School sophomore, Julian Helgeson.

So concluded the final campfire of Troop 61’s annual summer fun-fest week long event at Camp Resolute in Bolton. This year, together with eight other troops from Southborough, Maynard, Natick, Bedford, Westborough and Saxonville, 29 boys and eight adult leaders camped and had the kind of fun which lives deep in the memory for a lifetime.

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Town Honors Sudbury Troop 61’s Newest Eagle Scout

Announcements — June 8, 2009 @ 4:38 pm

SUDBURY - On Sunday June 7, more than 100 members of the Sudbury community gathered at the Sudbury United Methodist Church in Sudbury to honor Jacob Lifschultz, Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School senior, as he received the rank of Eagle Scout.

Nationwide, fewer than 2 percent of Scouts receive the rank of Eagle. Scouting in Sudbury today has more than 400 members and boasts a rate of almost 12 percent expected to receive the rank of Eagle Scout. In fact, Troop 61, the oldest and fastest growing Troop in Sudbury, has graduated 56 Eagle Scouts in its more than 70 year history. Moreover, the interest in, and pace at which Scouts have been earning the rank of Eagle Scout has increased in recent years, with 21 Eagles having been awarded by Troop 61 alone in the last 10 years.

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A Proud Scout for 50 Years

Announcements — March 25, 2009 @ 6:15 pm

SUDBURY - When Alan Williamson joined a Waltham Boy Scout troop in 1959 he discovered an activity that would shape the rest of his life. Those early days camping with his troop at the Hale Reservation in Westwood sparked a passion for the outdoors that he has shared with thousands of young Scouts as he helped them to learn life lessons along with practical skills.

A scoutmaster from the age of 18, Williamson has received local, national and international awards for his work and holds leadership roles in Sudbury Troop 61 and on the board of the Knox Trail Council. The father of three, a Sudbury resident since 1972, Williamson also coached Sudbury Youth Basketball and served on the Park and Recreation Commission.

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Sudbury Boy Scouts Receive Distinguished Leadership Awards

Announcements — February 16, 2009 @ 9:12 am

SUDBURY - The Knox Trail Council recently recognized five Sudbury Troop 61 Boy Scout leaders and one Troop 63 leader with awards for their distinguished Scout service. As a movement whose leadership is overwhelmingly volunteer the Boy Scouts of America acknowledges the invaluable services that men and women give to youth. The Silver Beaver Award is one of Scouting’s more prestigious awards. The award is presented by the National Boy Scouts and is the highest award that a local council can bestow on a volunteer for rendering outstanding service to Scout Youth.

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Sudbury Boy Scout Troop 61 Conquers the Cold

Announcements — January 26, 2009 @ 6:09 pm

SUDBURY - Over the weekend of Jan. 24th, when the local temperature fell way below zero degrees, there was only one place to find the boys of Sudbury Boy Scout Troop 61; they were all deep in the woods of the Nobscot Boy Scout Reservation enjoying their annual Freeze-Out Camporee.

Troop 61 holds a camping trip just about every month of the year. The trips include white water rafting, biking on Cape Cod, hiking in the Blue Hills, high adventure trips to destinations such as Canada, Florida and New Mexico.

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