As far back as 1927, the Scouts that became Troop 61 gathered at “The Central Congregational Church”, where Deacon John C. Hall, a schoolteacher from South Sudbury, chaired the Troop Committee. Records show that for a time the Troop was chartered by the “Sudbury Men’s Club”, and then by 1934, BSA Troop 61 was meeting regularly at Memorial Congregational Church. We’re grateful for our long-time Scouting home, and these days you can find us here at MCC each Wednesday night.
In early years the Troop was much smaller. Today our roster counts 50 or so Scouts and more than 20 adult leaders. Numbered among our youth leaders are several Eagle Scouts, and a handful of adults have completed Wood Badge, Scouting’s most advanced training. Recent Troop activities have included participation in the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, climbing Mount Monadnock, crewing boats at Florida Sea Base, biking on Cape Cod. We also created a Scouting-skills competition called Zombie Apocalypse that was featured in Boys’ Life last year!
For over a century, Boy Scouts of America programs have helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The BSA believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
Troop 61 – continuing a proud Scouting tradition in Sudbury since the 1920s … except now with more Zombies.