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Troop 563 is a part of the Gray Owl District of the Circle 10 Council. The Troop meets every Tuesday night, 7:30 pm, in the Good Shepherd school Music Room. We continue to meet during the summer, except during camp. Boys 11 to 18 years of age, and their parents, are welcome to visit the Troop during any meeting night. <-- Check the Troop calendar for more information. -->
For High Adventure Camping in summer of 2005, Troop 563 enjoyed the special opportunity to be among the limited number of Units to visit the fabled Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. They had a great time in this unique Scout adventure. Wow!The Troop makes an outing at least monthly. Hiking, canoeing, fishing, and orientering are some of the main activities. Another favorite is spelunking (cave exploring). Camp skills, outdoorsmanship, cooking and survival skills are practiced and perfected. Great!
Summer and Winter Camps are well-attended by our Troop. These are occasions for hard-working Scouts to perform merit badge work which can not be over-looked. Good Job!
Previous High Adventure excursions have seen Troop 563 journey all the way to Bissett, Manitoba and then set off into the wilderness of the Northern Tier canoe trek. Fantastic!
Troop 563 belongs to the the Gray Owl District which is a part of the Circle Ten Council of B.S.A.
We invite you to check out the BSA High Adventure Bases such as:
Northern Tier - http://www.ntier.org
Florida Sea Base - http://www.bsaseabase.org
Philmont Scout Ranch - http://www.scouting.org/philmont/
For information about Boy Scouting and how it can benefit your son, surf over to "Building Blocks of Scouting"What does BSA have to say about the Troop Patrol Method? Find out from the source.
Official BSA National Web site.
Order of the Arrow
Please send your comments about the Troop to us at Troop 563 Webmaster