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Boy Scout Troop 363
(Rancho Cordova, California)
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The Grand Legacy of Troop 363

    Troop 363 has operated continuously since 1959, and is a deep rooted tradition in Rancho Cordova. Troop 363 has been helping boys from the community grow into leaders and productive citizens now for over 50 years and the tradition still grows strong. More than 50 Eagles have also walked the path Troop 363 has brought and more are to come as more boys join our troop seeking the ultimate rank. 

     One of the troop's former scouts include Ken Cooley, whom now visits and helps the troop when needed. 

    The troop meets Tuesday nights at the
American River Grange, located at 2720 Kilgore Road, and can be seen in action doing team-building excercises, scout skills, and various other activities. Other meeting formats include Court of Honors, annual swim-checks, boy scout demonstrations, and seminars on BSA.

    One quality of Troop 363 that the troop goes on throughout the California terrain, from hikes around Folsom lake to camping at Roundtop lake. Some activites include snow camping, backpacking, hiking, bicycling, swimming and canoeing, as well as some sports like archery and tomahawk throwing. Troop 363 is also very well known for putting on the archery event at camporees and other scout gatherings, as well as the famed gourmet camp food such as Dump Cake and Darn Good Chili.   

    The Scout motto is Be Prepared, and that is the very phrase that describes this troop. We have been and always will be ready to help the community in any way necessary. We have helped at such events as the California Air Show, the 4th of July parade, Hagan Park fairs, and have assisted the VFW in Poppy Sales. We also hold annual booths at the Relay for Life in October as well.  

Organizational Information

Troop 363 is part of the Rio Del Oro district in the Golden Empire Council.  Our sponsoring organization is VFW Post 10125

Grange Master Bill Thomas and the American River Grange #172 are an extremely important part of our scouting family.  The Grange is VERY supportive of all of our scouting efforts and has provided the American River Grange as our weekly meeting place. 

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Recent Activities

May 9th: Folsom Lake 6x10 Auburn Dam to Rattlesnake Bar

May 16th: Car Wash - Special Thanks to Ty Rush for organizing this event.  It was very successful and provided funds for our scouting activities.  Ten scouts participated.

May 23-25: Silverfork / Caples Creek Camping Trip - 10 scouts and some adults went on a backpacking trip to Caples Creek.  It was a great time.  We covered 12 miles, ate some great food, and learned how to do search and rescue techniques.  We also retired several flags that had become torn or damaged.



+ Scouts are reminded to drink plenty of water throughout the upcoming summer, as it is important to avoid dehydration.

+ Some scouts recieved a bit of poison ivy on one of our previous campouts, so remember how to indentify this leaf for later campouts and hikes.

+ Reminder to ALL scouts, do not play on the stairs out in the back of the Grange, as they are rotting, and can be dangerous. Stay away from those stairs, as they have already been broken by some careless horse play.

+ Have all gear ready for the upcoming campouts, we are expecting some great campouts!

+ Have Fun!