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.
CURRENT YEAR'S 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!
Activity Date: Sep. 20-22, 2019
Waiver, Permission Slips & Money Due: Sep. 5
LAST YEAR'S OUTINGS
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Activity Date: Jan. 11-13, 2019
Waiver, Permission Slips & Money Due: Jan 6