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U.S. Grant Pilgrimage
Galena, IL
April 28th-30th


Outing Information


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Outings - 2017

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.

You can get your equipment lists here: This is the Regular Equipment List and this is the Winter Equipment List (Boys Scouts of America considers 50 degrees cold weather camping)

Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders: here are your Duty Rosters and Menu Planning Sheets!!

Please note:

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.


Activity Name Activity Date Waiver, Permission Slips & Money Due
U.S. Grant Pilgrimage – Galena, IL April 28th-30th, 2017 April 13th, 2017
1955- The first Ulysses S. Grant Boy Scout Pilgrimage was a weeklong celebration starting on Saturday, April 23, founded by Virginia Carroll and Ruth Turner. Some of the events were visits to all of the Grant Sites, an open house and tea at the Galena Library and the opening of the GAR Post on the second floor of the Post Office. There were 444 boy scouts from 37 different troops and three states in attendance.

Click here for more outing information, and your permission slip. All adults are required to fill out the adult waiver for each outing you can click here to download this form.

Russell Woods, Genoa IL March 10th-12th, 2017 March 2nd, 2017
A forest preserve since 1942, the 126-acre Russell Woods has many valuable features. The Natural Resources Education Center houses the University of Illinois Extension Outdoor Education Programs. A diverse flora occurs in both the upland forest and the low wet woodland which is sixty feet down the bluff and across the river. The river itself is rich in aquatic species, especially native freshwater mussels. The scouts will have access to an enclosed shelters but will be sleeping in tents. Russell woods has 2 miles of trails, including one that takes visitors to the adjoining Hoppe Heritage Farmstead and South Branch Prairie.

Click here for more outing information, and your permission slip. All adults are required to fill out the adult waiver for each outing you can click here to download this form.

Camp Lakota February 10th - 12th, 2017 February 2nd, 2017
Winter days are calling all scouts outdoors. Scouts will participate in some frosty winter games and activities! Activities are planned with or without snow! Scouts will have the choice of sleeping indoors in the bunks at Eagle Cabin or showing their cold weather camping skills by camping in the tents. Either way, hot cocoa should be on hand as needed!

Click here for more outing information, and your permission slip. All adults are required to fill out the adult waiver for each outing you can click here to download this form.


Cascade Mountain Ski Outing January 13th-15th, 2017 January 5th, 2017
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. A beginner’s ski lesson is mandatory unless the ski lesson exemption is signed by a parent. Helmets are mandatory for Scouts and Adults per BSA regulations.

Click here for more outing information, and your permission slip. All adults are required to fill out the adult waiver for each outing you can click here to download this form.

Additionally, a Cascade Mountain Release of Liability Form is needed for each person. Click here for the Rental Information sheet.

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