Troop 63 Meetings

Weekly meetings are the glue that holds a Boy Scout troop together. Troop 63 meets weekly during the school year on Thursday evening from 7:00 pm to 8:30pm at Our Lady of Fatima Parish located at 160 Concord Road in Sudbury Massachusetts.

Our troop welcomes any boy who meets the age requirement: be a boy who is 11 years old, or one who has completed the fifth grade, or earned the Arrow of Light Award and is at least 10 years old, but is not yet 18 years old. A boy who is interested in Scouting may visit any weekly troop meeting together with a parent or guardian.

Meetings begin with an opening ceremony conducted by the Scouts. There are a variety of fun activities which follow the opening ceremony. The mix of activities will vary each week.

  • Skills Instruction: New Scouts who have not yet achieved the rank of First Class learn basic Scouting skills with instruction provided by senior Scouts.
  • Activity Nights: Each month, a troop meeting is devoted entirely to an Activity Night theme chosen by the Scouts, such as Movie Night, Video Games, Sports, or Board and Card Games.
  • Merit Badges: Senior Scouts are offered the opportunity to earn merit badges under the guidance of adult merit badge counselors, including the merit badges which are required to become an Eagle Scout.
  • Patrol Meetings: Our troop consists of several groups of Scouts called patrols. Each patrol elects a Scout to be their leader. The patrols have meetings to make plans for activities and outings.
  • Patrol Spirit: Activities are organized which build team spirit within the patrol. Each patrol creates a unique identity including a flag which they have designed. Competitive events between patrols are a popular patrol spirit activity.
  • Physical Activity: Opportunities for physical activity may include games such as dodge ball, or fitness competitions with sit-ups, pull-ups, push-ups, and running.
  • Good Turns: The Scout Slogan is Do a Good Turn Daily. We organize a troop-level Good Turn community service activity each month, and some of these occur during weekly meetings.
  • Court of Honor: Scouts are formally recognized for achieving advancement goals during this official ceremony, which occurs several times each year.
  • Eagle Court of Honor: Scouts who have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouting, are formally recognized during this very special public event.

The meeting concludes with a closing ceremony conducted by the Scouts. During the closing ceremony, the Scoutmaster will present a short story based on Scouting's values. This is called the Scoutmaster Minute.

Recent News

  • Leaf Raking Fall 2016 +

    Many of the boy scouts in our troop assisted in the raking of leaves for elderly in our community. On a Saturday, the troop went to two houses in Sudbury with large yards that needed to be cleaned. All of the scouts involved had Read More
  • Hiking Mt Lafayette 2016 +

    On October 1st, our troop went on a hiking trip up Mount Lafayette. We got up the mountain in good time and, although it was slightly chilly the higher up we got it was quite nice out. We got up to the AMC hut Read More
  • Ice Climbing Trip January 2016 +

    Snow may only now be coating the streets of Boston, but when Sudbury scouts recently ventured north to try their hand at ice climbing, it didn’t take long for them to discover winter was already in full swing. For the 33 members of Boy Read More
  • Fall Court of Honor 2015 +

    Congratulations of everyone who advanced, or received merit badges during this court of honor.   Read More
  • Memorial Day Parade 2015 +

    On Memorial Day 2015, Troop 63 marched proudly in the Sudbury town parade. People of all ages smiled and waved at the young boys in their uniforms. In the line of scouts, two boys were holding one flag each. One of the flags was Read More
  • Troop 63 honors two new Eagle Scouts +

    The list of Troop 63 Eagle is now a bit longer. Vikram Gopal, a senior at Lincoln Sudbury High School, and Liam Dunphy, a recent L-S graduate, were awarded the Boy Scout of America’s highest award on Saturday, Feb.7 (2015) at the Goodnow Library Read More
  • Troop 63 Elections Tonight +

    Today 3/26/2015 members of Troop 63 will vote on their leaders for the next year. Positions to be voted on include SPL, ASPL and individual patrol leaders. Read More
  • Eagle Scout Inspires Captain America +

    Chris Evans, who plays the lead character "Cap" in Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, says his character was modeled after a Troop 63 Eagle Scout he knew from growing up in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Here is a quote from a recent interview with the Read More
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