Welcome to Troop 63's website!


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. On the 'Files' page you can find Duty Roster sheets and menu planning sheets. There are also pages for Merit Badge Opportunities and Leader Training Opportunities. Please check these and take advantage of them. This is YOUR website, so please use it, and be sure to offer your input and thoughts.

If you are a visitor to our site and would like to find out more information about Troop 63 and the Boy Scouts of America, please use the form under the Contact Us link on the menu to let us know.  Be sure to visit the "About Us" page to learn about Troop operations.

Scouting Quote:
"Scouting rises within you and inspires you to put forth your best"

Wreaths Across America

Posted on Nov 22 2022 - 1:43pm

On Saturday, December 17th, we will take part in the ceremony and lay wreaths at Lincoln cemetery in Elwood for the 2022 "Wreaths Across America" event. You can find more information on the public ceremony and wreath laying at Lincoln cemetery here: https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/16036/Overview/?relatedId=150000

January Camp Wokanda 2023 Cabin Campout Permission Slip

Posted on Nov 22 2022 - 11:19am

We will be traveling to Camp Wokanda in Peoria for our January campout.  We will meet at Young School at 5pm on Friday, January 20th and we will return Sunday, January 22nd around 11:00 am to noon.

Fort Dearborn Hike

Posted on Oct 27 2022 - 7:17pm
Please see the attached permission slip for the 2022 "Fort Dearborn" hike. We have not been able to do this the past two years due to Covid, but it looks like we will be ok this year. For those who have not yet taken part in the Dearborn hike, it involves taking the Metra train to downtown Chicago for an all day urban hike. Adults are welcome, and encouraged, to come along for the fun and help wrangle the group if we have a large number of scouts attending.

Script Cards

Posted on Dec 1 2020 - 9:34am

Thanks ED CRYER for managing the Scrip Cards for so many years.  After much deliberation, Ed has decided to pass the torch to me, Ray Michalski.  Here is Ed’s Formal ANNOUNCEMENT….

OA Members - how to keep up with Lodge events

Posted on Dec 13 2016 - 5:18pm

Keep up to date with Waupecan Lodge by liking our Facebook page as well as following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. Also keep checking the website at www.oa197.org Keep up to date and come to Lodge Events!

Triple Crown of High Adventure

Posted on Oct 24 2016 - 10:54am
The Triple Crown award is earned by participating in high adventure trips to 3 of the 4 BSA High Adventure bases.  We have 5 members of the Troop that have now earned this award with our trip to Sea Base this past summer.  Congratulations to Scouts Adam K and Danny C, and to adults Kunal Berry, Ed Cryer, and Pat Klein.