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Troop 63 members, be sure to familiarize yourselves with what is on our site.  Many of the forms required for our trips or events will be found on the calendar with the event or on the files page.  No more scrambling to find a copy, just download and print!  This is YOUR website, so please use it, and be sure to offer your input and thoughts.

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Scouting Quote of the Week:
"A Scout is clean... but not afraid to get dirty." -- Mike Rowe

Aqua Pictures

Posted on Sep 25 2014 - 5:23pm

56 pictures were just uploaded to the Photo Album on the website called "Aqua Campout."  Enjoy!

Troop 63 Selected to Present the New Village Flag to the Mayor and Village Board

Posted on Sep 6 2014 - 8:47am

We have been asked by the Village Manager to present the new flag of Homer Glen to the Village Board at their meeting this coming Wednesday night September 10th (during September only) at Village Meeting Room at 14960 S. Bell Road this coming Wednesday night at 7:15PM.  We will present the colors to open the meeting, we will then officially present the newly designed flag to the Mayor.  Check out the meeting agenda at: http://www.homerglenil.org/agendas/2014/2014-09Sept/AG14-0910-Village%20Board%20.pdf   All Scouts are encouraged to be a part of this honor.  We will begin forming a little after 7PM with a run through at 7:15PM with the Village Manager's Assistant Heather Kokodynsky.  We will be able to leave before the meeting actually gets underway if desired.  More info at Tuesday's meeting.


Posted on Sep 2 2014 - 4:10pm

Our Annual Awards & Recognition Picnic was held on SUNDAY August 24th, 2014 at the beautiful Shagbark Grove Shelter within the Hickory Creek Forest Preserve on Sunday,  August 24th.  We had 79 people come out and enjoy the beautiful weather, great food, games and of course witness the mounds of awards being presented post Summer Camp and post High Adventure Trip to Philmont.  We had an all day Hammer Toss event where it looked like Chuck Aimaro just edged out Mr. Mattingly for the longest toss - over 90 feet.  The watermelon weight was guessed by Patty Klein -She guessed 16# 8 oz and the mellon was 16#, 11oz.  The Bean Bag toss was won by CJ & Craig with Zach and Robbie coming in second place, Dan and Danny came in third place and Chuck and Danny rounding out fourth place.  Thanks to all who helped run the picnic including Mr. Klein, Mr. & Mrs. Carollo and Mr. Sowatzke for his knife skills!

Summer Camp Pictures

Posted on Jun 21 2014 - 10:01pm

There are two places to find lots of pictures of your scouts at this past week's summer camp.  One is on this website.  Click on the "Photo Album" link on the menu and then find the album that says RSR 2014.  I suggest you look at them with your scout and let him explain to you what you are looking at.  These are the pictures I took.

Summer Camp 2014 - Medical Forms - Rapidly approaching the deadline . . .

Posted on Jun 7 2014 - 8:48pm

As is true every year with summer camp, an up to date (within the last 12 months) BSA medical form is required for Summer Camp.  This is parts A, B and C.  Part C has to be signed by a doctor okaying the scout (or leader) for the activities.

Lee Osterkorn Earns Eagle Scout Rank

Posted on Apr 24 2014 - 8:24am

EAGLE SCOUT ALERT! Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Lee Osterkorn sat for his Eagle Scout Board of Review and when it was over Lee became the 63rd Eagle Scout in Troop 63's history.  Congratulations to Lee for reaching the pinacle of the Boy Scouting program!  Lee's Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project was an improvement of signage outside of the Homer Church, our Chartered Organization by placing interlocking paving blocks around the signs creating a nice area for flowers.  Lee also oversaw the planting of flowers there.  Congratulations to Lee and his family!

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