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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

2015 Scouting Year Registration Deadline is This Coming Tuesday November 18th

Posted on Nov 14 2014 - 9:11am

The 2015 scouting year is soon approaching and it is once again time to register your scout.  The registration form which is attached to this message and available on the website under "Files" and was also sent home last Tuesday with your scout.  The fee per scout remains the same this year as last...only $75!  Please complete the form and turn it in with your payment to either Scoutmaster Stan Rea or to Treasurer Danelle Sowatzke.  After November 18, 2014 we will auto debit the fee from the Family Scout Account - unless we are told not to.   Please help us be on time with the Council deadline - bring in the reregistration this Tuesday!  Thanks!

Informational Meeting for 2016 High Adventure Trip to Sea Base

Posted on Nov 14 2014 - 9:09am

We will be having a meeting to discuss our planned trip to Sea Base during the summer of 2016 on Tuesday, 11/18, during the normal Troop meeting.  All Scouts interested in finding out more information need to attend.  Parents are encouraged to attend as well.  We will be discussing costs, fund raising, program choices, etc.  Please keep in mind that Scouts must be 14 years old and First Class rank by the time of the trip.  There are also a very limited number of spots available for this trip.  Find out more about the program choices here -> http://www.bsaseabase.org/Adventures.aspx.

Troop Committee Meeting

Posted on Oct 17 2014 - 2:54pm

If you are interested in joining the Troop Committee please plan on attending the next meeting of the Committee which will be during the Scout's meeting but upstairs on the second lfloor.  We meet at 7pm on the first Tuesday of the month during the school year taking off during the months of July and August.  This coming meeting on November 4th will include an election to fill the Troop Committee Chair position.  Other meaningful positions are awaiting you - see you then!

Declaration of Independence Essay Contest

Posted on Oct 17 2014 - 2:45pm

The Boy Scouts of America, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence form a terrific trio.

So it’s no surprise, really, that the nonprofit Bill of Rights Institute holds an essay contest each year that’s just for Scouts. Well, and former Scouts.

Attention Adult Leaders - YPT Announcement

Posted on Oct 17 2014 - 2:44pm

Rainbow Council is requiring that all Adult Leaders; Troop and Committee whose Youth Protection Training Certificates may expire before December 31, 2014 renew their YPT Training Certificates before the Troop turns in its Charter.  In the coming days each adult that volunteers for the Troop will be notified if your certificate is in this window.  This is important for us because we cannot include your name on the Charter if you are not renewed prior to the deadline of December 6th.  Turning in the Charter by that date makes the Troop to be eligible for Journey to Excellence recognition.

Scouting For Food (SFF) is right around the corner during November

Posted on Oct 17 2014 - 2:43pm

Studies indicate that 50 million Americans including 17 million children go hungry at some time every month.  Scouting For Food is an example of how the Rainbow Council Scouts can improve the quality of life in our communities. The Council is looking for its Units to collect 500,000 pounds of food during the 2014 Drive.  Be on the lookout for Troop 63's details coming soon!

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