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Merit Badge Opportunities

This time spent at home provides a great opportunity for all of our scouts to work on merit badges! As we announced previously, the troop is offering three Eagle required merit badges: Citizenship in the Nation, Family Life, and Personal Fitness. We also have merit badge counselors […]

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Spring Troop Court of Honor Update

Our Spring TROOP COURT OF HONOR which had been scheduled for Tuesday, May 12th at the Strongsville High School with the program beginning at 6:30 p.m. might possibly be delayed due to Coronavirus safety. Important dates to save to your calendar are and remind your scouts for […]

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Zoom Meeting Requests

Scouts, please use your actual first name when joining Zoom meetings (and do not change it during the meeting); adults please use your last name if possible. The meeting host uses your login name to place you in the proper breakout rooms; it’s hard to do that […]

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Cyber Chip Reminder

Now that we are holding virtual scout meetings, we want to remind everyone that each scout needs to have an active BSA Cyber Chip. The Cyber Chip training lasts for one year, so if it has been longer than that since you have taken the training, we […]

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“Scout’s Own” Orders Due

Scouts are asked to please turn in their orders for the “Scout’s Own” maple syrup and pancake/cornbread mix fundraiser. Please either email your order form to Kim Brown ( or text her (440-897-0880) how many you need of each product. Please make sure to include your name, […]

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Advancement Night – Tuesday, April 7th

We will be having a virtual Advancement Night on Tuesday, April 7th, from 7:00-8:30 PM. The Fire-Breathing Potato patrol will be meeting as well, to go over a TIP topic, and then will have the opportunity to pass off some advancements. You do not need to wear […]

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Summer Camp Payments in full due by April 7

Although we will know more in the coming weeks about our ability to travel, Troop 701 is still planning to attend summer camp at Heritage Scout Reservation from July 12-18. Heritage delayed the payment deadline, but we now need payments in full ($425) by all of our families (except […]

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Virtual Merit Badge Opportunities

Scouting has many resources that allow you to stay engaged while social distancing. One is a new Facebook group called “Virtual BSA Merit Badge Counselors.” The troop can help you connect to a BSA-registered, Youth Protection Trained counselor for almost any merit badge. There are currently 11 […]

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Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge

Citizenship in the Nation is a great merit badge to work on at home! Here is a copy of the merit badge workbook: Citizenship in the Nation Workbook All of the requirements can be completed at home except 2A/B/C. As you complete each requirement, write down the […]

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Family Life Merit Badge

Family Life is a great merit badge to work on at home! Here is a copy of the merit badge workbook: Family Life Workbook All of the requirements can be completed at home, but there are three main ones to focus on. Requirements 4 and 5 each […]

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