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Welcome to the Website of Boy Scout Troop 626!

 

    We are one of the Chicago Area's largest and most active Boy Scout Troops with over fifty Boy Scouts. We are a chartered organization of Queen of All Saints Basilica.

We are a troop run by boys for boys. Our troop operates using the traditional 'patrol method'. The Boy Scouts are one of the few organizations for youth where the adults are not 'in charge'. The boys 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 Troop camps on a Monthly basis, and spends 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 Boundry 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 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 28 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

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 (November 2018)

Posted by spdelacruz on Nov 28 2018 - 4:50pm

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The Troop 626 Scout Market

Posted by giebelhausenj on Nov 15 2018 - 10:01pm

Check out the newest addition to the Troop webpage.  Select the menu on the left to see what items are available in the Scout Market.  Items can be purchased by using scout credits (these are in Coin form - gold, silver and copper).  The coins are earned through event attendance, patrol competition and service work.  The current exchange rate is listed on the market, these rates may change from time to time - so check in often.

Recruitment Bonus

Posted by giebelhausenj on Nov 15 2018 - 10:01pm

Do you have a lot of fun scouting?  Do you want to build up your Patrol? If so, take the time to bring a friend or two to a Troop activity - maybe even the open house!!  If someone that you recruit into the troop signs up, you automatically recieve a recruiter flap for your uniform.  This year we have upped the ante!! You will also recieve an offical Bear Grylls scout pocket knife!! This knife is made by Gerber and is a great addition to your scout gear.  It is well made and super tough, you can use it to make a fuzz stick or carve a stick for cooking.  It is also versitile enough to cut through a bowl of spaghetti or a rasberry Kringle danish in no time.  If you already have a Bear Grylls Scout Knife, we will award you a Scout Classic Swiss Army Knife instead.  

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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