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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

Annual Health/Medical Forms - check here BEFORE you go to the doctor!

Posted on May 2 2015 - 12:39pm


BSA requires that all Scouts have a completed Health and Medical Form on file. There is a new Health Form for 2015, so make sure you download the new form.



Troop 463 Honored by Georgia House of Representatives

Posted on Mar 24 2015 - 3:11pm


Troop 463 was at the state Capitol in Atlanta on Monday, March 23, 2015 where they were honored by the Georgia House of Representatives. House Resolution (HR) 604 honors Troop 463 and SSUMC on the Troop's 50th Anniversary. The resolution was introduced in the Georgia House of Representatives on Monday, March 9, 2015. The sponsors of the Resolution are Sandy Springs Representatives Wendell Willard and Joe Wilkinson and Mike Jacobs of Brookhaven and Matt Dollar of Marietta. To read the Resolution, go to http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20152016/150598.pdf.



ScoutMaster Minute

Posted on Mar 10 2015 - 2:21pm


ScoutMaster Minute (re-starting a Troop 463 tradition)… for those new to the troop I will do my best to summarize the troop meetings and make announcements of future activities and program your son should be interested in participating…



Court of Honor February 23.

Posted on Feb 1 2015 - 9:32am


February 23 - 6:30-9PM


Event Details:

The Troop will conduct a Courts of Honor on February 23, celebrating achievements of our current Scouts. The ceremony will be held in the SSUMC Fellowship Hall> Refreshments will follow.



Troop 463 at Bert Adams Winter Camp

Posted on Jan 11 2015 - 12:55pm


A hardy group of Scouts and adults from Troop 463 were at Bert Adams Scout Reservation for 5 days and 4 nights, December 26 to 31. The Scouts camped at one of America's premier camps and worked on earning some of the over 30 merit badges that were offered. In addition, there were games, cracker barrels, "Yukon Quest" (an epic Klondike Derby) that Troop 463 won for the second year in a row, "Chugach Challenge" (for 2nd year winter campers), cold weather camping activities, unique adventure programming, campfires, and Ookpik Overnight.



Merit Badge Counselors

Posted on Dec 8 2014 - 9:51pm


There are more than 130 merit badges offered by the Boy Scouts of America. A Boy Scout may earn any merit badge he is interested in at any time. The requirements for each merit badge are established by the Boy Scouts of America. To begin work on a merit badge, the Scout talks to the Scoutmaster about his interest in earning a merit badge. He then obtains a merit badge application (the "blue card") from the Advancement Chair or another adult leader. Once it has been signed by the Scoutmaster or his designee, the Scout contacts the merit badge counselor. Merit badge counselors are registered adult leaders with special knowledge in their merit badge subjects.



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