If you are interested in joining, please come to one or more meetings on Thursdays at 7pm at the Palisades Community Church (5200 Cathedral Ave NW).


If you decide to join, 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)

  • Socks

  • Belt

  • 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 (Parts A and B)

They can be found on the "forms" link to the left.

Regarding the Health form, there are 3 Parts. Parts A and B (listed as "All Scouting Events" on the link) are to be filled in by the parents and handed in now, along with a photocopy of your health card (front and back). You may also attach vaccinations instead of filling them out on the form. Part C is only required for summer camp, but needs to be filled in by your son’s physician. Once complete, please give the form to Vicki Burns (Troop Committee Chair).

Annual Dues

We charge $250 for the year. 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.

For more information, see our "New Parent Guide":