Our Roots in History
Boy Scout Troop #63 is part of the Chief Okemos District, within the Michigan Crossroads Council.
Troop #63 is sponsored by the Williamston Kiwanis Club and has been continuously active since 1928. Troop #63 has over 130 Eagle scouts.
What Do We Do?
Troop #63 and its members have participated in numerous campouts and high adventure excursions, including the Michigan High Adventure program ‘Prevailing Winds,’ Philmont Scout Ranch, Northern Tier High Adventure Base, Florida National Sea Base, Bluesprings Caverns, USS Silversides, Northwoods Scout Reservation, Michigan International Camporee, Camp Grayling, Mothers Day weekend backpacking trips, explorer ski weekends during the winter months, bike trips throughout the summer months, winter camping weekends, fishing trips, pre-camporees, camporees, SCODs, and much more.
Troop 63 scouts participating in the Order of the Arrow have the opportunity to attend section conclaves, ordeals, lock ins, March brotherhoods and NOACs. OA members participate in numerous fundraising events to help improve their local scout camps, which range from setting up and taking down seat backs at the MSU football stadium to working the concessions stand for MSU home games.
Other activities that Troop #63 scouts participate in are the local Food Bank, community newspaper drives, the Haunted House, the annual Pancake Breakfast, Red Cedar Jubilee activities and kids games, flag raisings for the high school football team, and CROP walks.
Troop #63 strives to teach and stress the importance of the ideals and purposes of Scouting in its members and throughout said members’ everyday lives and interactions with others.