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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:
"Scoutcraft is a means through which the veriest hooligan can be brought to higher thought and to the elements of faith in God; and, coupled with the Scout's obligation to do a good turn every day, it gives the base of Duty to God and to Neighbour on which the parent or pastor can build with greater ease the form of belief that is desired." Robert Baden-Powell

Recruitment Promotion

Posted on Mar 9 2018 - 1:47pm

Rainbow council is running a Spring recruitment drive and is offering a free movie ticket to see "Avengers Infinity War" at the Emagine theater on May 20th. This applies to any scout who joins before May 4th. The scout who recruits him gets a free ticket as well.

Summer Camp

Posted on Mar 5 2018 - 7:53pm

I know that Spring is not yet officially here, but it is time to start talking about Summer Camp. Please see the attachments for information on camp cost, merit badges, and the permission slip. The early bird rate ends on April 15th (interesting that they made the deadline the same as tax day). We will talk a lot more about Summer Camp and merit badge registration in the coming weeks. For now, take a look at the programs being offered and make plans on which you would like to take. Note the pre-requisites for each as well.

World Jamboree

Posted on Mar 2 2018 - 1:09pm

If anyone is interested in the World Jamboree in 2019, Mr. Reid has asked me to inform everyone that he is going as a Scoutmaster with a contingent that will consist of scouts from Rainbow concil, the south half of PTAC council, and the old Calumet council. He said this will be the least expensive World Jamboree for a U.S. scout, and it is only the second time the World Jamboree has been on U.S. soil.

April Campout

Posted on Feb 18 2018 - 9:27am

Our April campout will be the Grant Pilgrimage in Galena, IL. We will be camping at Chestnut Mountain ski resort, which is nearby. You can find information at this site: http://www.blackhawkscouting.org/usgrantpilgrimage

2018 Pancake Breakfast Show and Sell Sign-up

Posted on Feb 14 2018 - 8:59pm

To assist in ticket sales for the upcoming 2018 Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 4th at the American Legion, the following Show and Sells slots are available for sign-up. Please log onto Troop 63’s website and have your scout sign-up for a time slot.

March Cabin Camping at Hoover

Posted on Jan 28 2018 - 4:56pm

In March we will be cabin camping at Camp Hoover in Yorkville. Attached is the permission slip.

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