Meetings take place
most Mondays
between 7:00pm-8:30pm
at Edison Park Lutheran Church

Upcoming troop meeting dates


It is that time of year when Crossover is nearly upon us. Crossover is a wealth of opportunity for teamwork and leadership. It is literally, your scouts in Action! Mark your calendar for May 3, 4, 5.

This event needs and should have the support of EVERY scout in this troop!

Crossover is also something that needs parent support as well.

We need the parents of our current scouts to come out and support this event. We cook you dinner and give you a great show – much cheaper than most Saturday night venues! This years event is at Camp Okarro, Wadsworth, Illinois, just past Gurnee Mills and Great America. Take a hop, skip and jump and come to dinner and the ceremony. You will have plenty of time to cut the grass, rake the leaves and paint the trim on the garage before dinner because we are so close!

Saturday night’s dinner will be FREE! for parents and siblings of existing Scouts. If, we receive the Troop Activity form by 8:30 pm on Mon. April 29.

To ensure that we have an accurate count for Saturday night’s dinner, please indicate the number of adults and siblings attending the dinner. After this deadline, adults and siblings will be charged $5 per person.

By offering the Saturday dinner and entertainment for FREE, we know that you will want to come out and get all the value of your investment! We will even throw in s’mores after the ceremony as a bonus. All you will need is a camp chair and outdoor clothing.

Think about this. You take a short drive. Plunk down in your comfy camp chair. Then you watch YOUR son working for your benefit and the benefit of others. You eat a really good meal prepared by your son and/or his associates. You get some great entertainment which your son is partially responsible for providing. After the show you get to eat stuff that, in other venues, would be considered as bad for you; but in this venue it has no fat or calorie negatives! Have another one! I mean – how good is this!!

The cost per Scout for this campout is $13 if registered by 8:30 pm on Monday, April 29. After this deadline, the registration fee increases to $20 per Scout.

These fees are regardless of how long the scout stays or how many meals he eats. For example, if your scout misses breakfast on Saturday, it is still $13/$20. We will not be prorating the cost. We do troop cooking for this event, so the patrols are off the hook.

Troop Activity forms should be submitted to Mr. Wolfe. Thanks!


The Indian Trails District, spring camporee is April 12, 13, 14 at close by, Camp Dan Beard, CCFPD, Portwine & Lake Cook Roads, Northbrook, IL.

This event combines the annual first aid meet with a murder mystery. The first aid meet will start Saturday morning and will have the usual type challenges, with an added – outdoor – twist.

For decades scouts and former scouts have been helping people and saving lives with what they learned in Scout First Aid. The First Aid meet is proven to increase a scout’s ability to perform when a real emergency hits.

A scout could stay home and exercise his thumbs or he could take a challenge, come out and prepare himself to save a life in 20 days or 20 years. Which has more value? Oh, the tough decisions!

THEN! For one evening Camp Dan Beard will become just like Cabot Cove (‘Murder She Wrote’) with multiple murders that need that special touch to get solved. Scouts will have received some special instruction in fingerprint recovery and analysis as well as crime scene processing right before these murders occur. (What a coincidence!) The patrol will gather evidence, interview witnesses, analyze evidence and, if possible, arrest a perpetrator. Evidence will be presented to a jury and the jury will make a finding.

Patrol cooking will be the order of the outing on Saturday, April 13 – food wise. Patrol leaders will receive instruction regards this at their TLT#3 session.

Cost of the event is $15.00 per Scout plus patrol food expense. Please submit your Troop Activity form and payment to Mr. Wolfe no later than April 1, 2019. Thanks!


The Troop’s Committee met last night and has decided to continue to absorb part of the cost for Owasippe as it has done previously. Therefore, the cost for each Scout will be $290 if registered by May 13, 2019 (Council charges the Troop $325). This includes additional meals, the canoe trip, etc. that the Troop will pay for at no cost. As a reminder, we will depart early on Saturday, June 29, and return on Sunday, July 7.

Additionally, the Troop’s Committee decided to absorb part of the cost for leaders who go one the Mini-Summer Adventure and help out. Therefore, the cost for each leader will be $300 (early registration is a must for planning purposes). We will depart early on Saturday, July 27, and return late on Friday, August 2. Lastly, the Troop has added an additional stop for this outing at Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.

Owasippe Form

Mini-Summer Adventure Form


It may be cold outside but lets flash back to some warm summer fun. Please click on the link below to see a few snapshots taken at this years summer camp.



Congratulations to Colin and Grayson for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

Click here to see a few pictures of the ceremony.

Thank you to all the volunteers and the troop for making the ceremony a very special occasion.


Click here to see a few pictures.

Who was the vistor from the North?


The Troop will be heading back to Owasippe Scout Reservation in 2019 departing Saturday, June 29, 2019, and returning Sunday, July 7, 2019. Scouts can reserve their spot by completing the Troop’s 2019 Owasippe Reservation Formed (see link) and submitting form along with a $50 deposit. Nearly 40 Scouts attended Owasippe in 2018 and lets see if we can surpass that number. This is truly one of life’s greatest adventures!

Additionally, the Troop has decided to embark on a min-summer adventure in 2019 departing on Friday, July 26, 2019, and traveling to the following destinations:

- National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
- Great Smokey Mountain National Park (camping, hiking the Appalachian Trial, etc.)
- Go karts in Pigeon Forge, TN
- New River Gorge in Glen Jean, WV (whitewater rafting, zip lines, and more)
- Go karts in Crown Point, IN

Scouts attending the mini-summer adventure will have an opportunity to earn the BSA Hiking Merit Badge. Scouts can reserve their spot by completing the Troop’s 2019 Min-Summer Adventure Sign Up Form (see link) and submitting this form along with a $100 deposit. Nearly 20 Scouts attended the 2018 Summer Adventure. Let’s see if we can surpass that number as well. This is a trip that the Scouts will remember for a long time!

2019 Mini Summer Adventure Form

2019 Owassipe Sign up Form


Congratulations to Sean and Michael for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

Click here to see a few pictures of the ceremony

Thank you to all the volunteers and the troop for making the ceremony a very special occasion.


The Troop traveled 2979 miles across this great country of ours and did some amazing things.


Check out the video of white water rafting on the New River!!!

Thanks to all who made this years Summer Adventure a big success.


A new Medical Condition Update Form for Outings will now be required for each scout to be completed and turned in at departure time of each event. Please click here for the form.


Did you miss the summer tweets? Here’s the directions on how to follow the troop on twitter. Click here


The universal registration form can be found by clicking the Resources/Troop Forms tab or click here.

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