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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:
"A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens." Robert Baden-Powell

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.

Website Suggestions

Posted on Mar 7 2017 - 9:34pm

Hello Troop 63 this is your webmaster Jake Zacharias. I am encuraging all scouts to tell me at a meeting, call me, or even email me some ideas for the troop website. 

Summer Camp

Posted on Mar 5 2017 - 2:29pm

I realize it is only March, but it is never too early to start planning for summer camp. This year we will be heading to the Pioneer Scout Reservation in Ohio for an awesome camp experience.

May Campout - RSR Spring Camporee

Posted on Mar 5 2017 - 2:06pm

Our May campout will be the spring camporee at the Rainbow Scout Reservation in Morris, IL. You can find more information at this site:


April Campout - Lincoln Pilgrimage

Posted on Mar 5 2017 - 1:51pm

Our April campout will be at Camp Illinek in Springfield, IL. We will be taking part in the Lincoln Pilgrimage. You can find information in the 2017 planning guide attached to this message.

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