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. 


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Eagle Court of Honor, Monday, November 28

Posted on Dec 2 2016 - 10:33am

Christopher Lane Nottingham and Trevor H Langill were presented their Eagle Scout award on Monday, November 28, 2016 at a Court of Honor held at Sandy Springs United Methodist Church. Christoper and Trevor are the 211th and 217th Scouts, respectively, to earn the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 463.  Pictures of the event have been posted on the Troop's Facebook page.

Den Chiefs Appointed for SY 2017

Posted on Aug 31 2016 - 3:00pm

Six Scouts have been appointed as Den Chiefs for Cub Scout Packs in Sandy Springs.  The new Den Chiefs are:  Sean L. – Pack 236 - Webelos II Den (Spalding ES): Jack M. – Pack 236 – Webelos II Den (MVPS); Luke C. – Pack 1050 – Webelos II Den (HFES); Evan B. – Pack 236 – Webelos I Den (Spalding ES); Steven M. – Pack 236 – Webelos I Den (MVPS); Donald E. – Pack 1050.

Annual Planning Campout

Posted on Aug 24 2016 - 10:37am

Troop 463 held its annual planning campout at Camp Sidney Dew ( August 19 thru Aug. 21.  On Saturday morning, the boys met to plan the 2016 - 17 camping and activity calendar while the parents participate in the "State of Troop 463" meeting.The scouts then presented their proposed camping and activity calendar to the Troop Committee for their review and approval.

Calvin Quick Becomes 207th Eagle Scout

Posted on Aug 16 2016 - 5:18pm

On Monday, August 15, 2016, Calvin Quick received his Eagle Scout medal at a Court of Honor at Sandy Springs United Methodist Church. Calvin is the 207th member of Troop 463 to have earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Troop's 51 year history. Calvin has served as Senior Patrol Leader for Troop 463 and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader for New Scouts. He earned 26 merit badges. He attended Woodruff Scout Camp five times, Philmont Scout Ranch High Adventure, Bahamas Sea Base and St Thomas Sea Base.

Mr. LaBudde’s Knot Award

Posted on Aug 2 2016 - 3:24pm

George Christman became the 118 Scout to earn Mr. Labudde's Knot Award on Monday, August 1, 2016. Mr. LaBudde’s Knot Award recognizes Scouts and adults who master all of the knots that a Boy Scout is supposed to know in order to earn the rank of First Classs plus two other knots. It was created in 1988 by Lynn Labudde, a Troop 463 assistant scoutmaster, as a way to encourage Scouts to master, rather than just learn, basic knot tying skills. 

Eligibility: Any Scout, (Boy Scout, Cub Scout, Venture Scout, Sea Scout, Girl Scout, or a member of a Scouting organization which is a member of the World Scouting Movement [WSM] or the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts [WAGGGS]), or an adult affiliated with a Scouting organization.

Requirements: Correctly tie, from memory, at one sitting, ten (10) knots (9 required, one optional), naming each knot and explaining how it can be used. The knots may be tied in any order. The 9 required knots are: Alpine Butterfly, Bowline, Clove Hitch, Larks Head, Sheet Bend, Square Knot, Taut-line Hitch, Timber Hitch, and Two Half Hitches.

The 10th knot is any recognized, functional knot of the Scout's choice, but it cannot be an overhand knot, shoelace knot, a lashing, or a splice. [A recognized functional knot is one that is listed in Ashley’s Book of Knots.]

The required knots are shown in the attached sheet. The Bowline, Clove Hitch, Sheet Bend, Square Knot, Taut-line Hitch, Timber Hitch, and Two Half Hitches are also found in the current Boy Scout Handbook. Any holder of the knot award will teach the Alpine Butterfly and Larks Head knots upon request.

Troop Elections for Youth Leaders to be Held August 8, 2016

Posted on Jul 28 2016 - 1:31pm

Elections for Troop youth leadership positions will be held on August 8, 2016, as part of the regularly scheduled Troop meeting.  Those elected, with the exception of the Order of the Arrow Representative, will serve a 6 month term of office that will begin when they are sworn in on the evening of August 20, 2016. In accordance with Order of the Arrow policy, the Order of the Arrow Representative serves a  one-year term.

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