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Scouting for Food Success!

posted Nov 5, 2018, 1:34 PM by Tony Shafer

Thanks to all the scouts and adults that helped pass out flyers and pick up food donations from the Riviera Bay neighborhood the past couple weekends. Food collected from this effort will go into the Holy Family Catholic Church food bank and will go toward putting together Thanksgiving Baskets to help out those families in need.

Congratulations to Eagle Scouts Aaron and Cameron Puffer

posted Jan 30, 2017, 12:52 PM by Tony Shafer

The Eagle Court of Honor for Aaron and Cameron was held on Saturday, 1/28/17.

Aaron tied as the troop's 115 Eagle Scout. Cameron was the troop's 118 Eagle Scout.

Congratulations to Eagle Scout John Shafer

posted Jan 30, 2017, 12:50 PM by Tony Shafer

The Eagle Court of Honor for Johnny was held on Saturday, 11/19/16.

Johnny was the troop's 117 Eagle Scout.

Congratulations to Eagle Scouts Matt Sandburg and Michael Malkiewicz

posted Jan 18, 2016, 6:01 AM by Tony Shafer

The Eagle Court of Honor for Matt and Michael was held on Sunday, January 10th.

They became Troop 263's 111th and 112th Eagle Scouts.

New Rank Requirements for 2016

posted Jan 6, 2016, 1:16 PM by Tony Shafer

As of 2016 there are new requirements for all rank advancement effective 01/01/2016. If a youth was in the process of working on a rank as of that date, he has until 12/31/2016 to complete that rank under the older requirements.

Here is a link to a PDF containing the new requirements (Adobe Reader is required to view and print):

Here is a link to a PDF containing the new requirements as a fold-able insert for the scout book (Adobe Reader is required to view and print):

Congratulations to Eagle Scout Andy Shafer

posted Aug 17, 2015, 6:25 AM by Tony Shafer   [ updated Aug 17, 2015, 6:28 AM ]

The Eagle Court of Honor for Andy Shafer was held on Saturday, August 15th.

Andy became Troop 263's 110th Eagle Scout.

Upcoming Events

posted Aug 17, 2015, 6:17 AM by Tony Shafer

September 18-20   Aqua Academy Camp Soule

For those who have signed up or intend to sign up for the Aqua Academy Campout at Camp Soule on September 18-20, please send Mr. Crooks an email including your first, second and third selection from the remaining merit badge list below.  The campout cost is $35 with the option to purchase an event T-shirt for an additional $10.  Please include your Scouts shirt size if purchasing (AS, AM, AL).

  •  Canoeing (all day)
  •  Crime Prevention (am)
  •  First Aid (am)
  •  First Aid (pm)
  •  Public Speaking (all day)
  •  Radio (am)
  •  Radio (pm)
  •  Rowing (all day)
October 16-18     District Camporee Sand Hill

Upcoming Adult Training

posted Mar 24, 2014, 5:13 PM by Tony Shafer

If you are contemplating holding an Assistant Scoutmaster position with the troop, the council is holding Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specifics Training (SMS) at Camp Soule on April 23rd (part 1) and April 30th (part 2).

There will also be Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) training at Camp Soule on May 2nd - 4th.

More details and registration for both courses can be found at

Holy Family Food Bank

posted Mar 24, 2014, 5:07 PM by Tony Shafer

We are still collecting food donations for the Holy Family Food Bank.  We are asking families to bring non-perishable donations to the weekly meetings.

Spring 2014 Court of Honor

posted Mar 24, 2014, 5:06 PM by Tony Shafer

Monday, March 31 is our Spring 2014 Court of Honor.  

Families are asked to contribute simple refreshments to be enjoyed at the end of the meeting.

If your last name begins with A through L, please bring a beverage (water bottles, jug lemonade, 2 liter soda, etc)

If your last name begins with M through Z, please bring a dry snack (cookies, pretzels, etc)

Cups, snack plates, napkins, and ice will be provided

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