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Welcome to Troop 63



Troop 63 is a smaller unit with Scouts from Rodney Thompson, HH Poole, AG Wright, St. Wm. of York, North, Colonial Forge, and Mountain View. The youth lead troop meets most Wednesday night, and plans weekend activated monthly.

Troop 63 went to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, NM. Twelve Scouts spent 15 days in Colorado and New Mexico. They hiked and backpacked over 130 miles. They reached an altitude of over 14000 feet and were snowed o...n in June at the top of Pikes Peak. At Philmont most boys received all four awards: Philmont Arrow Head Patch, Duty to God, Wilderness Pledge and Trail of Courage. They also completed the Hiking and Backpacking Merit Badges.

The younger scouts attended Camp Tuckahoe Scout Camp in Dillsburg, PA. Most boys were challenged to earn up to 5 merit badges in there week long summer trip. Boy Scout camp is by far the best value for your money, a week long adventure under $400. All the new scouts who joined this year have already attained their Scout Rank, and are quickly approaching their Second and First Class Ranks.

Benefits of Joining Troop 63



Click here to meet some of our Eagle Scouts.

Scouting provides youth with an opportunity to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence, and reinforce ethical standards. These opportunities not only help them when they are young but also carry forward into their adult lives, improving their relationships, their work lives, their family lives, and the values by which they live.

A 2005 study by Harris Interactive found that 83 percent of men who were Scouts in their youth agree that the values they learned in Scouting continue to be very important to them today. Eighty-seven percent of men who remained in Scouting five or more years attribute some of their self-confidence in their work to their Scouting experience. Half of the group say Scouting had a positive effect on their career development and advancement, and 83 percent say there have been real-life situations where having been a Scout helped them be a better leader.

As youth, Scouts are taught to live by a code of conduct exemplified in the 12 points of the Scout Law, and they continue to live by these laws in adulthood.

  • Trustworthy: The majority of Scouts agreed that Scouting has taught them always to be honest (75 percent) and to be a leader (76 percent).
  • Loyal: Eighty-eight percent of Scouts are proud to live in the USA, and 83 percent say spending time with family is important to them.
  • Helpful: Eight out of 10 Scouts surveyed believed that helping others should come before their own self-interest.
  • Friendly: Eighty percent of Scouts say that Scouting has taught them to treat others with respect and (78 percent) to get along with others.
  • Courteous: Almost nine of 10 Scouts (87 percent) believe older people should be treated with respect.
  • Kind: Most Scouts agree (78 percent) Scouting has taught them to care or other people, while 43 percent say their skills in helping other people in need are “excellent.”
  • Obedient: Boys in Scouting five years or more are more likely than boys who have never been in Scouts to reject peer pressure to hang out with youth they know commit delinquent acts (61 percent vs. 53 percent).
  • Cheerful: Overall, Scouts are happy with their schools (78 percent) and their neighborhoods (79 percent). However, because Scouting builds such high ideals in youth, Scouts are less satisfied than non-Scouts with the state of the world today (47 percent vs. 52 percent).
  • Thrifty: More than eight out of 10 Scouts (82 percent) say that saving money for the future is a priority.
  • Brave: Eighty percent of Scouts say Scouting has taught them to have confidence in themselves, and 51 percent rate their self-confidence as “excellent.”
  • Clean: Nearly the same number of Scouts (79 percent) agree that Scouting has taught them to take better care of the environment and that Scouting has increased their interest in physical fitness.
  • Reverent: Scouting experience also influences religious service attendance. Eighty-three percent of men who were Scouts five or more years say attending religious services together as a family is “very important,” versus 77 percent of men who had never been Scouts.

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Troop 63 Meets Wednesdays at Kate Waller Barrett Elementary School from 7:00PM-9:00 PM.  Please click the "Contact Our Troop" link at the top of this page, to hear about what we are doing and where we are going.

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