Welcome to Scouts, BSA Troop 626!

    We are one of the Chicago Area's largest and most active Scout Troops with over fifty Scouts.  We have a linked Boy's and Girl's Troop, both Troops share the 626 number. Both Troops meet on Monday nights, having seperate meetings.  Both Troops will have several "linked" outings and campouts throughout the year.  We are a chartered organization of Queen of All Saints Basilica.

We are a troop run by scouts for scouts. Our troop operates using the traditional 'patrol method'. Scouts are one of the few organizations for youth where the adults are not 'in charge'. The scouts manage most aspects of our troop operations under the guidance of our adult leaders.

If you are new to the Scouting program, our Troop has the resources to get the most out of your scouting experience.  We can set you on the trail to develop a one of a kind skill set, from thriving outdoors to better understanding what you mean to your community - this is the place.

If you are already familiar with the program or just looking to up the ante on your scouting experience, we have you covered.  We are super active and looking for scouts with the same passion that we have.  We have quarterly Courts of Honor, an active advancement program, great support from Youth leaders as well as adult volunteers and plenty of opportunity for positions of responsibilty that smaller troops cannot alway provide.  Stop by and check out the Troop.

Our Troops camps on a Monthly basis. Both troops will go camping seperatly, but there will be several camp outs together. We spend two weeks over the summer at Camp Ma Ka Ja Wan in Pearson, Wisconsin.  We also have an extensive high adventure program for older scouts, our adventures have led us to over 20 States.  Some of our past trips include Treks in the Atchafalya Basin, the Black Hills, the Boundary Waters Canoe Base, the Blue Ridge Mountains, Davis Mountains in West Texas and recently the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.  Our Troop will continue the adventure with a trip back the  Swamps of Louisiana in 2019.

If Eagle Scout is your goal, we have the resources to help get you there.  Troop 626 has had over 31 Eagle Scouts since it's inception in 2010.  

We represent Scouts from the communities of Sauganash, Edgebrook, Wildwood, Forest Glen, Albany Park, Jefferson Park, Irving Park, Avondale, Portage Park, North Park and Rogers Park/West Ridge. All boys between 11 and 18 years of age are welcome to join our troop.

Our troop meets most Monday evenings from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM from September until June in the Queen of All Saints School cafeteria, located at 6230 N. Lemont Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60646.

Our Dues for the 2019 year are currently $65.00 

New Registration is currently $75.00 for the first year.

For more information, please use the "Contact Us" link in the menu to the left. Thank you for visiting our website.

Patrol of the Month (May 2019)

Posted by spdelacruz on May 21 2019 - 12:54pm

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Congrats to all new Patrol Leaders

Posted by spdelacruz on May 21 2019 - 12:53pm

Patrol Leaders for 2019 - 2020 Scout Year

Seven Samurai - Noah K.

Not So Happy Griffins - Michael U*

Ninja Dawgs - Nick D.

Green Phoenix - Alek G.

Congrats to our New SPL !!

Posted by spdelacruz on May 21 2019 - 12:47pm

Hide your Chess pieces, Michael Ulie is now the SPL - Congrats to Michael in becoming 626's newest SPL

Grant Pilgrimage Weekend

Posted by spdelacruz on Apr 25 2019 - 8:15am
    This weekend's weather forecast is calling for rain and colder temperatures (as usual),  Please be prepared for the conditions.  The Troop will be brining out the proper gear to keep the campsite weather tight, in addition there are heated washrooms and laundry facilities at the Campground.  All of this will help deal with the conditions, you must make sure that you pack the proper gear for the weekend.  Everyone should have their Scout Uniform, sleeping bag and pad, an extra fleece liner will help, change of clothes, extra socks and shoes (if you don't have waterproof boots), Mess Kit, cup and utensils, Rain Gear, Jacket, Clothes to sleep in (sweats, long underwear or long pajamas), hand warming pads (nice to have), Flashlight, Pocket Knife, Scout Handbook (For those scouts who are not yet First Class), Spending money for Friday Dinner, Lunch on Saturday and souvenirs.  You will also need $10 to give to your driver to help pay for gas.  All of these things will make life a lot easier this weekend.  Scouts who have tents, let me know who is brining them so the PL's can arrange tent assignments.  Adults, please let me know if you do not have a tent of your own so I can try to set you up with one.  WE are meeting in the Parking Lot at QAS at 6:30 PM on Friday, please try to be on time (It will be a 2-3 Hour Drive).  Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns -
Weekend Patrols:

Use Scoutbook to check your account balance

Posted by giebelhausenj on Nov 15 2018 - 10:00pm

Please log in to your Scoutbook account to check your account balance, as this is where the troop is tracking your fees, payments, credits earned and incentive level.  Go to My Dashboard....click on your name...scroll down to the Payments Log and click on it to see the details.  If you have any questions about the balance, contact the Scoutmaster, Steve De La Cruz at stevenpdelacruz@gmail.com , or assistant Scoutmaster James Giebelhausen at jagiebelhausen@gmail.com

Merit Badge Resources available on this website!

Posted by mhoffman on Feb 21 2016 - 10:10pm

Update:  the 2016 list of Merit Badge Counselors for the Indian Trails District is now attached within the Merit Badge page!  If you are new to the troop and/or are looking for information on Boy Scout Merit Badges, you don't have to go googling all over the interweb.  You can start on our very own Merit Badge page.  Give it a look!  An important document attached on this page is a list of the Merit Badge counselors in the area.  If you want to earn a merit badge outside of a summer camp or finish a partially earned badge, you will need to work with a merit badge counselor

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