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Coming Up

Starved Rock/Matthiessen Expedition
May 10th-12th, 2019

U.S. Grant Pilgrimage - Galena, IL
April 26th-28th, 2019

Outing Information

Uniform Information


Recruitment - Join Us!

Basic information
New Scouts are welcomed to Troop 23, at any time of the year. Come talk to our Scoutmaster, Dave Nelson, or our Recruitment Chair, Mr. Franzen and meet the rest of the boys.

We meet in the basement of the Community Presbyterian Church, 407 N. Main St, Mount Prospect, IL. A Parent Meeting is usually held the third Thursday of the month at the Church, while Troop meetings take place all other Thursdays from September through May. Meetings are from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.

For all boys
Most of our current Scouts joined the Troop with Cub Scouting experiences, but we also welcome boys with no previous scouting experience. We have a "boy-led" troop. More experienced scouts are responsible not only for planning activities, but also helping the younger boys learn scout skills so they meet their rank goals.

We welcome boys from all over the northwest suburbs.

At least once a month we go on an outing. We are a "camping troop" and the boys are sure to plan energetic activities, like canoeing, bike riding, hiking, skiing, and camping all over the area, even in the winter! In July we go to summer camp in Wisconsin for one or two weeks to swim, boat, shoot and a ton of other activities!. The Scouts can earn many merit badges from Astronomy to Zoology.

Older scouts who achieve Star rank and certain skill requirements are eligible for longer, more challenging trips with our Venture Crew and High Adventure group. This could be wall climbing, skiing and white water rafting trips to Maine or backpacking in New Mexico at the Philmont Scout Ranch.

Many Scouts enjoy rank advancement. Troop 23 strongly supports full uniform and motivated Scouts to achieve their personal goals through the Eagle rank and public service opportunities.

Best of all, we have fun!

For parents
Many hands make light work, and our parents work well together in varying capacities. Most parents are strongly encouraged to help with at least one outing a year. There are many opportunities, large and small, to get involved within the troop. Both mothers and fathers are needed to drive boys, enjoy camping alongside troop leaders in the "Adult Patrol", and contribute ideas at the Parent Meeting. Many train to become more involved as a committee member or troop leader.

Troop 23 looks forward to meeting you. Email your interest today! or click here for the registration forms.