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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

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!

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.

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