Regular Outings

Outings are a very important portion of the Scouting experience. Most of the word “Scouting” is “outing” and here is where the scouts learn and practice their outdoor skills. Camping, cooking, fire building, compass work, canoeing, hiking, biking, nature study, staying dry when the weather turns bad and most important of all, our troop's first and only law “Safety First” and finally working within the patrol method. We try to have an outing every month.

Dues dates are posted for a reason. Proper planning requires that you signup for an outing by the date due. Have consideration for the people making all the plans by allowing them enough time to work the plan.

Please do not ask to be added to the outing if the due date has past as your request will be denied. If you need this outing for advancement, it is your responsibility to turn your information and money in promptly.

Helpful Lists:

Regular Equipment List

Winter Equipment List

(BSA: < 50 F = Cold Weather Camping)

Adult Waiver

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Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders:

Duty Rosters

Menu Planning Sheets

CURRENT YEAR OUTINGS

Wisconsin Canoe Trip

First outing of the year promises to be spectacular! The troop will be canoeing the Sugar River in WI. The Sugar River is a tributary of the Pecatonica River, approximately 91 miles (146 km) long moving through Wisconsin and Illinois. The scouts will be canoeing 10 of those 91 miles!

  1. Outing Information
  2. Permission Slip
  3. Sugar River Canoe Waiver
  4. Uniform Information
  5. Adult Waiver

Activity Date: Sep. 20-22, 2019

Waiver, Permission Slips & Money Due: Sep. 5

Starved Rock/Matthiessen Expedition

Scouts will be camping in Starved Rock State Park. Scouts will be planning their expedition hike through Starved Rock on Saturday Morning then returning to camp for lunch and then heading out for their second expedition hike at Matthiessen State Park.This provides the opportunity for younger scouts to work towards a merit badge and older scouts heading to Philmont to participate in a shakedown.

Click here for more outing information, and your permission slip.

Activity Date: May. 10-12, 2019

Waiver, Permission Slips & Money Due: Apr. 30

U.S. Grant Pilgrimage - Galena, IL

The first Ulysses S. Grant Boy Scout Pilgrimage was a weeklong celebration starting on Saturday, April 23, 1955 founded by Virginia Carroll and Ruth Turner. There were 444 boy scouts from 37 different troops and three states in attendance. Today- this event draws between 3,000 and 5,000 scouts and scouters. This year’s theme, Spirits of 1869, highlighting events that took place in 1869 and some of the Spirits in Galena’s History.

Click here for more outing information, and your permission slip.

Activity Date: Apr. 26-28, 2019

Waiver, Permission Slips & Money Due: Apr. 11

Russell Woods, Genoa, IL

Come and join us for Orienteering activities! The Scouts will find their way to various checkpoints through the 126-acre Russell Woods with the aid of a map and compass. The landscape includes the upland forest and the low wet woodland which is down from the bluff and across the river. The river itself is rich in aquatic species, including native freshwater mussels.

Click here for more outing information, and your permission slip.

Activity Date: Mar. 8-10, 2019

Waiver, Permission Slips & Money Due: Feb. 21

St. Mark’s Lock-In

Scouts will be spending an overnight lock-in at St. Mark’s Church Center here in Mt. Prospect! Scouts will get to play Spider Ball, Basket Ball, engage in team building, watch Big Screen Movies, play board games etc. They will feast on a Taco Bar they work to create, cracker barrel, and to finish off their weekend, a pancake breakfast!

Click here for more outing information, and your permission slip.

Activity Date: Feb. 9-10, 2019

Waiver, Permission Slips & Money Due: Jan. 31


Cascade Mountain Ski Outing

Scouts will leave on Friday night and check in at the Quality Inn and Suites in Lodi, WI. We “Camp” in the Conference room with pool access. Saturday we will ski at nearby Cascade Mountain in Portage, WI. Late Saturday afternoon we’ll head back to the hotel for pizza, movies, and swimming. There will be a light breakfast Sunday morning before driving home.

Click here for more outing information, and your permission slip.

Click here for Cascade Mountain release of Liability Form, and your Rental Info Sheet.

Activity Date: Jan. 11-13, 2019

Waiver, Permission Slips & Money Due: Jan 6


Past Outings: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 |2003 | 2002