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Welcome to Troop 463!

Welcome to Troop 463. We are a Scout-led, high adventure troop that meets at Sandy Springs United Methodist Church in Sandy Springs, GA. We meet every Monday night at the Scout Hut from 7:00 to 8:30 pm (excluding holidays and special occasions). We are thrilled to celebrate our 52nd anniversary on April 1st, 2017. Troop 463 is a part of the Phoenix district in the Atlanta Area council. Every year the Troop goes on hiking, backpacking, and canoeing campouts. We also attend Summer Camp at Woodruff Boy Scout Reservation as well as several other Scout camps throughout the region. Durning the meetings we have different activities such as: learning new scout skills, merit badge classes, listening to guest speakers, and games that we play as a troop. 

 

This website is constantly in the process of being updated, so please bear with any issues that you have as they are being resolved. If you have any questions or need to contact us, just click the “Contact Us” link to the left and choose the most appropriate message type. If you have not already given me your email, please send it to me at webmaster@sandysprings463.mytroop.us. And don’t forget to visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/troop463AAC/?fref=ts

 

Alex T., Webmaster

July 3 Troop Meeting

Posted on Jun 26 2017 - 9:40pm

Troop 463 may have a meeting on July 3 primarily for Scouts going to Grimes Scout Camp.  Whether there is a meeting will depend on the Scouts getting everything set for Camp.  The Senior Patrol Leader and Mr. Aguilar will be sending out emails this week that Scouts going to Grimes must respond to. If all of the tasks can be completed this week, the SPL will send out an email indicating whether or not the Troop will meet on July 3.

Camp Grimes Meeting

Posted on Jun 24 2017 - 11:03am

If your Scout will be attending Camp Grimes, he needs to be at the Troop meeting on Monday, June 26, 2017 to discuss / review final plans for summer camp.  SPL Ricardo Ruiz will be leading the Troop at Grimes.  Scouts going to Camp Grimes, and their parents, will depart for Camp Grimes on Sunday, July 9, from the SSUMC (Hinton Activities Center) - lower preschool/gym parking lot.  Load up of Troop equipment will be on Saturday, July 8.  The Troop will return to the Scout Hut on Saturday, July 15 between 1 and 3 pm.  An email with details has been sent to all Scouts (and parents of Scouts) registered to attend Camp Grimes.

Medical Forms

Posted on May 29 2017 - 12:21pm
All Scouts, registered adults and parents who participate in Troop camping events are required to have a copy of their current BSA Health & Safety Form on file with the Troop and on their person during events held away from the Scout Hut. "Current" means that the form must have been completed within 12 months of the event.

Memorial Day Flag Placement, Marietta National Cemetery, Saturday, May 27, 2017

Posted on May 25 2017 - 11:02am

Scouts from Troop 463 & Pack 236 will join over 1000 Boy & Girl Scouts on Saturday May 27 beginning at 8:00 AM to help place flags on 18,000 veteran graves in the Marietta National Cemetery. Eagle Scout & Troop 463 Honor Guard member Steven Butz will the bugler for the ceremony. Scouts and  registered adult leaders can earn up to 3 service hours for this project.

Each year Scouting organizations in our community place flags on the 18,000+ graves of U.S. military veterans in the Marietta National Cemetery. This service project is carried out on the Saturday before Memorial Day. Its purpose is to help prepare the cemetery for the Memorial Day ceremony that takes place on Monday. In addition to community service, it is an opportunity for both youth and adults to learn about and appreciate the service and sacrifices of those who have given their lives in service of our country, as well as the rich history of the Marietta area.

The event originated in the Cobb District of the Atlanta Area Council (AAC) of the Boy Scouts of America, in cooperation with the National Memorial Day Association of Georgia. It is currently hosted by the AAC Foothills District. Since the early 1990's it has grown to include members of both Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting organizations.

Marietta National Cemetery is located at 500 Washington Avenue Northeast, Marietta, GA 30060. The cemetery borders on Roswell Street (120) just a few blocks east of the Marietta Square.

Troop Parents' Meeting

Posted on May 17 2017 - 4:00pm

There was a meeting tonight for all Troop 463 parents on Monday May 13, 2017.  The purpose of the meeting was to discuss Summer Camp (Woodruff & Grimes); Parent Involvement; Troop Committee Opportunities; Service Hours Reporting; and the Annual Planning Campout.  The Parents Guides for Woodruff and Grimes were handed out. Copies of the parent's guides have been emailed to everyone on the summer camp email list.  You can also download them from this site. Go to Summer Camp & Camping Information.

ASM Andy Abrams Receives Meritorious Action Medal from BSA

Posted on Apr 24 2017 - 10:21pm

Assistant Scoutmaster Andy Abrams was awarded the Meritorious Action Medal of the Boy Scouts of America at the Court of Honor held Monday, August 24, 2017 at Sandy Springs United Methodist Church.  The Meritorious Action Medal is presented to Scouts and adult Scout leaders (known as "Scouters:) who have performed an act of service of a rare or exceptional character that reflects an uncommon degree of concern for the well-being of others.  In order for a Scout or Scouter to be honored with the award, application must be made and approved by the BSA's National Court of Honor in the same way as an Eagle Scout Award.

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