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

Hydraulics & Pneumatics Initiative

Posted on Apr 4 2014 - 11:03am
During recent meetings Troop 63 has been working on a project demonstrating hydraulic and pneumatic principles.  Mr. Sowatzke is part of a team that is putting together documentation that is hoped will turn into the Hydraulics and Pneumatics Merit Badge.   The BSA Hydraulics & Pneumatics Subcommittee of the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) Education Committee feels that they have a “good chance for success” and plan on submitting an official application to create the badge later this fall.  Thanks to Mr. Sowatzke Troop 63 has been hosting the experimental programs to ascertain the interest level among Scouts.  To read more on this initiative check out the following link at the Fluid Power Society website:http://www.ifps.org/docs/news/detail.aspx?id=8a2736f9-a180-4305-8590-ab9f3f849a77

Vertical Endeavors - Summary

Posted on Mar 29 2014 - 4:46pm

On March 29th, eight scouts met and traveled out to the Vertical Endeavors facility in Warrenville, IL.  By the end of the day, each of those same eight scouts had finished the Climbing Merit Badge!

BSA Leave No Trace Trainer Course

Posted on Feb 18 2014 - 5:45pm

Three Fires Council (the BSA council just to the north and west of us) will be sponsoring a Leave No Trace Trainer Course on April 11-13.  Information about this event is in the pdf which is attached.

Arctic Blast

Posted on Feb 18 2014 - 12:34pm

We have been told that Arctic Blast was the most successful winter event for Rainbow Council in the the past 25 years!
Thank you again for everyone that helped with this event. 

Troop Election Results

Posted on Dec 19 2013 - 10:20am

Congratulations to our elected Troop youth leadership for 2014!  

Senior Patrol Leader - Jack M
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader - Danny C
Spartans Patrol Leader -  Charlie E
Purple Platypus Patrol Leader - Nic S
Farmers Patrol Leader - Chuck A
Iron Hawks Patrol Leader - Donovan P  

Zach Sowatzke Earns the Eagle Scout Rank

Posted on Nov 19 2013 - 12:42pm

 EAGLE SCOUT ALERT!    Monday, November 18, 2013 Zachary Sowatzke sat for his Eagle Scout Board of Review and became the 61st Eagle Scout in Troop 63's history.  The evening was Troop 63's second in recent memory where two Scouts earned the rank of Eagle in one night!  This evening included a pizza, homemade pumpkin pie and cookie party. Congratulations to Zach for reaching the pinacle of the Boy Scouting program! Zach's Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project was a safety and beautification project at the Shady Oaks Camp for individuals with cerebral palsy in Homer Glen, Zach led a team that installed a roadside fence and created a new flower bed. Congratulations to Zach and his family on this "double your pleasure" day!

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