In Gratitude,

Boy Scout Troop 163 would like to thank Crossroads UMC for their continued support. Since the 1950s, Troop 163 has helped hundreds of boys to "learn, reach and grow" in their duty to God, service to the community, and service to our country.

Our troop is youth led and mentored by adult volunteers. We aim to promote leadership, character development, responsible citizenship, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities and educational programs.

In addition to our regular community service projects such as Adopt-a-highway, Washington 911 Memorial Service, Memorial Day events and helping Crossroads UMC with grounds clean up our most recent Eagle Scout service projects have included: trail maintenance and building a bridge for Glen Oak Park; a Large Print Book drive for the residents at Moehle Living Center; landscaping and erecting a new outdoor seating area for Camp Good News; building a fire pit for Blue Ridge Farms (a non-profit working farm for children and adults with special needs in Chillicothe); construction of water erosion berms, and reconstructing a series of switchbacks on the Illinois Bluff Trail; the construction and installation of a bicycle repair station along the Washington Trail; beautification, landscaping and installation of signage at the Red Brick church; shelter rehabilitation, grill installation and construction of a bridge at Meadow Valley Park for the Washington Park District; and creation of a butterfly garden at Farmdale Reservoir.

Our Scouts have been busy! We would like to invite boys ages 11-17 that are interested in our program to contact us or stop by for a visit. Go to for more information. We wish everyone a joyous holiday season!

Boy Scout Troop 163