If you decide to join the Troop, you will need:
Scout Uniform and Handbook
Visit the Scout Shop at 9190 Rockville Pike in Bethesda (at Cedar Lane) and purchase the following (about $100 in total):
- Scout Handbook
- Shirt (most boys have short sleeve)
- Pants (most boys get the one you can zip off into shorts)
- Shoulder epaulettes
The Troop will provide you with all of your patches (Council, World crest, Troop number, Patrol) and at his first campout, your son will be presented with a neckerchief and slide.
We need you to fill in two forms:
New Youth Application; and
Annual Health and Medical Form
They can be found on the "forms" link to the left.
We charge $250 for the year (unless you join in the Spring in which case it is $75). This includes all activities and camping trips, but excludes summer camp. Checks should be made payable to “Troop 61” and mailed directly to our Treasurer Paul Conlon at 4511 Verplanck Pl NW, Washington, DC, 20016. Make sure to write your son's name and "dues" on the check. Financial assistance is available and strictly confidential. Contact Vicki Burns at 301-768-3470.
For more information, see our "New Parent Guide":