Troop 63 offers an exciting and challenging outdoor program which includes ten monthly outings each scouting year. In this area of our new website, Scouts will be presenting articles about these fun events.
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 and ate lunch there. Some wanted to go up further but it was cloudy and getting kind of late so we headed back down. The trip provided us with some great views, photos and an overall great experience. Evan L. continue reading
The emergency prepardnes outing was as usual, quite exiting this year! As always, it starts out the night before when we are called and told when and where we will need to be for the next day. This year, the location was at Davis Field. After arriving, we hiked up to a small hill, with all the gear we would have in a real emergency. For the first fifteen minutes or so, it was social time. Some of us made hot choco... continue reading
Ice Climbing this year was different from most years. First, it was different from last year because we did not sleep on a set back ski resort lodge floor, but we slept on a clean floor of a hotel convention room. Yes - we had sleeping pads for both. Second, it was 45° day of. We woke up and ate breakfast excited for the day. Outside, it was not as happy. 35 degrees and rainy. We did not end up going to Frankenste... continue reading
Rock climbing was one of the most exciting indoor outings this year. On Friday night, we left Sudbury and go to the the rock climbing gym. The people taking the merit badge left at 4 and the people just going to climb left at 5. I was in the merit badge class. We arrived at the rock gym and we waited while the leader in charge of the trip sorted out all of the forms and money. While they did that, we got suited up... continue reading