Welcome from Troop 65

Established in 1943, Troop 65 of Mt. Lebanon, PA offers opportunities for boys ages 11-17 to experience the outdoors, learn outdoor skills, provide community service and grow in leadership through a structured advancement program. We strive to be a scout-run, scout-led organization as much as possible.  All new scouts are welcome; no previous scouting experience is required.  Troop 65 serves scouts from various public and private schools in and around the Mt. Lebanon area. We typically have about 40-45 registered boys on our roster. Troop meetings are held at Sunset Hills Presbyterian Church in Crystall Hall on Thursday from 7:30 pm-  9:00 pm.  While access to many parts of our website is granted only to members of our troop (by login), we would be happy to hear from any interested families (Menu-Contact Us).

Some highlights of our program include camping, backpacking, kayaking, Klondike Derby, Adopt-a-Highway, broomball and summer camp. Our Summer camp has followed a pratice of exploring a new scout camp every two years.  The last six years we have visited Heritage Reservation, Seph Mack and Beaumont Scout Reservation. For 2018 & 2019, we are planning to attend Camp Raven Knob in North Carolina. We also regularly have boys participate in BSA sponsored high adventure trips to National Jamboree-West Virginia, Philmont-New Mexico, Seabase-Florida and Northern Tier- Minnesota/Canada. Over one hundred Troop 65 scouts have attained Eagle rank (Menu-Eagle's Nest).

For the last six years, we've earned Gold level for Journey to Excellence.





Movie Night! (& Cmte Mtg) Thursday @7

Posted by jaypullen on Jul 18 2017 - 11:28pm

Thursday, come to the meeting at 7pm!  While the scouts are watching the movie, the adults will be in their dumb Committee Meeting.

Memphis Belle is a 1990 British-American war drama film about the 25th and last mission of an American Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, the Memphis Belle, based in England during World War II.

Memphis belle poster.jpg

Other notes...

  • Sign up NOW for the D-Day reenactment camp in Conneaut, Ohio.  This will be a once in a lifetime event that you won't want to miss.
    • Learn more here ddayohio.us
    • Dates are THURSDAY, Aug 17 - Sunday 20th.
    • We need to know now who can come, the campsite charges by the tent and we need to register now!
    • The place is big and there will be a lot of walking around with a lot of people, so we need a few parents to come and stay with us to help keep track of everyone--please sign up on our website.
  • While the guys are watching the movie, all parents are welcome to join us for the committee meeting, also at 7pm.  There are a lot of exciting things we are brewing up, and interesting info from the BSA around the corner.  We need more parent involvement if we're going to be able to do the things we are working on, so please check out the meeting and see how we operate!

PLC-6:45, Summer Camp recap--BRING YOUR SCOUT BOOKS!!!

Posted by jaypullen on Jul 5 2017 - 6:46am

We had a great summer camp!  And, I hope everyone had a great Independance day celebration!

  • This week we'll have our PLC meeting--patrol leaders of our normal patrols, Gang Green, Flaming Donuts, Spartans, and Flaming Savage Chickens along with the SPL, ASPL, and Scribe will need to meet in the library at 6:45.  We're going to start talking about the calendar for the next year as well as recap last week.
  • I am going to need to postpone our annual planning sleepover for this weekend.  I'll need to move it to August 18th.  Our family will be going to church camp next week, and Saturday I'll be in a "restorative justice" training event.
  • I want to thank everyone for a great summer camp--especially our patrol leaders who stepped up as well as the members of the Flaming Savage Chickens who all conducted themselves and stuck it out like veteran campers!  Kudos to you!!!!
  • Here are some pictures from the weekend.  If you can't follow the link, then just navigate to the "Photo Albums" page in the Menu on the left-->then "2017"-->then find the Beaumont Summer Camp album.  


Summer Camp Prep!

Posted by jaypullen on Jun 21 2017 - 6:41am

It's almost that time!!!!!!!

  • In this week's meeting we will be totally focused on being physically as well as mentally ready to have a successful summer camp.

Court Of Honor!!!! at 7pm (not 7:30)

Posted by jaypullen on Jun 6 2017 - 11:00pm

BEFORE the Pens game this Thursday we are having our Court of Honor and it will be a special one.  Not only do we have all the Flaming Savage Chickens earning their first rank, we have 4 scouts receiving their 1st class badges, 2 stars, Logan got his Eagle, and Max King...by the skin of his teeth has earned his Silver Eagle palm--the very highest rank in boy scouts!


Posted by gretchenriess on Jun 5 2017 - 2:35pm

Hello Troop 65,

 It is that time of year again when you need to update and submit your medical forms, Parts A, B and C.  Part C is the form that is signed off by your physician and is required for anyone attending summer camp (greater than 72 hours).  This is needed for Boy Scouts and attending adults.  Parts A & B are required for all camping and excursions, and Part C for any event that is more than two overnights.  So all of your forms should be dated within a year.  Typically, this is the time of year the troop asks for updates, since most of the troop attends Summer Camp and we are required to have them. 

 You can submit your forms at the upcoming Thursday evening meetings or you can drop them off at the following address:

 Brady residence - Our mailbox is on the right side of the house on the patio.

843 Country Club Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15228

 Please submit two completed copies and maintain a copy for yourself.

 I would like to have everyone’s forms no later than 6/22/17 at that Thursday evening’s meeting, so please let me know if you need alternate arrangements.  I can be contacted at this email address.  We must have everyone’s form prior to going to camp.

 The forms are attached to this email, but can also be found on the Troop’s website under links.

 Please let me know if you have any questions.

 Thank you,

 Amy Brady

Alex Wallace Eagle Project work day!

Posted by gretchenriess on Jun 4 2017 - 8:30pm


Meet: Keystone Oaks High School Parking Lot 

Please sign up to help Alex Wallace finish his Eagle ProjecT! 

We will meet at the Keystone Oaks High Sc parking lot, by the track. 

Snacks and drinks with be provide.

Wear old clothing and old shoes. Please bring a broom and bring work gloves if Possible. 

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