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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.

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 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

Class 'B' Uniform

Posted on May 22 2017 - 3:26pm

Now that the weather is nice and we are going outside more for meetings, scouts may wear their class 'B' uniform. The class 'B' is any scouting related shirt along with scout pants or jeans. You may wear shirts from summer camp, high adventure trips, cub scouts, or any shirt that is official BSA merchandise.

Scrip Fundraising!! It's all year!

Posted on May 21 2017 - 2:28pm


Scrip fundraising is still going this summer!     Just sell or purchase gift cards at face value and get a rebate right to your scout account.    This week there is a 5% special rebate on gas and groceries.   This includes Speedway, Meijer, and Jewel.    Easy!

2017 PSR Summer Camp Merit Badge Offerings

Posted on Apr 13 2017 - 1:31pm

Hello Troop 63,

If your scout is planning on attending this year’s summer camp, he will need to have his desired merit badges choices submitted by the Tuesday April 25th meeting. Any late submissions will have a diminished chance of obtaining their desired choice. So in order to help the process along, I pulled together a few steps. I also includes the merit badge offerings for this summer’s Pathway to Eagle campout in August. This way your scout can compare offerings from both experiences.

Summer Camp Leaders and Parents Guide

Posted on Mar 30 2017 - 11:19am

This is the link to the leaders and parents guide from camp frontier. You can use this to see which merit badges are offered for summer camp (There is also a ton of other useful info for parents and scouts). Pay close attention to the section that lists the merit badge prerequisites, rank requirements, and age requirements. Also note that there is an extra cost for some of the merit badges.

Scrip Fundraising!!

Posted on Mar 25 2017 - 9:33pm

Scrip fundraising is an easy way to add to your scout acount.   Click on Gift Card Fundraising or go to www.shopwithscrip.com for Troop 63.   Use gift cards for everyday purchases.  There is a short term special right now for 5% from Meijer for example (ususally it is 3%).  All rebates go to your scout account.   If there are any questions contact Ed Cryer at edcryer@gmail.com  or 708-334-1991.

Seabase Deposit

Posted on Mar 16 2017 - 12:21pm

There was a question asked about the Seabase deposit, and whether or not it was refundable. I checked the participant guide and found this:

Cancellation Policy Please notify Sea Base immediately if your crew intends to cancel.  Early notification of cancellation may result in the loss of the minimum amount of fees and will allow other Scouts the opportunity to attend Sea Base.

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