Welcome Webelos II!
Troop 10 invites all Webelos II Scouts and their parents to visit for a brief orientation on what we do and how we operate. While Dens often visit together, it is not necessary. These orientation sessions are held in conjunction with our regular Troop meetings to help prospective new Scouts get a full understanding of our troop. The boys will have a chance to participate in a Troop meeting and work on scouting skills, and a member of the Webelos transition team and an Assistant Scoutmaster will meet with the parents to explain how Troop 10 operates and to answer any questions. Prospective scouts and parents may want to read the Troop 10 Guide for additional information on policies and how the Troop is run.
During the CUSD 220 school year, we generally meet two or three times a month on Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. at the Barrington United Methodist Church on Algonquin Road, just east of Route 59, in Barrington Hills. Enter through the left-most side door (marked with a BSA sign) and the troop meeting room is down the stairway in the basement. Meetings generally last 90 minutes.
Since we occasionally change meeting location or dates to accommodate special activities, please confirm your attendance with our Webelos Transition Coordinator. They will make sure that adult leaders are available to meet with parents and that we have enough handouts. Troop 10 also invites Webelos II Scouts and their parents to join us for the day at one of our campouts. This experience may give the boys the taste of Boy Scouting they need to decide to go on.
To schedule a visit at a meeting or campout, please contact:
Esther Baker, ecolladobaker at comcast.com, (847)-542-7503
Troop 10 is a boy-run troop with a very active outdoor program. Troop 10 has a strong adult leadership structure that ensures the Scouts learn and have fun in a safe but challenging environment. The Troop camps out most months of the year, except for August. Each year, our Patrol Leader Council, comprised of Scouts elected to be Patrol Leaders, plan campout activities that in the past have included rock climbing, bicycling, canoeing, shooting, rocketry, cold weather camping, skiing, snow shoeing, spelunking and beach activities. Troop 10 also offers an active summer program with one or two weeks at Camp Napowan and special high-adventure activities.
Troop 10 is proud of our ability to keep the older boys engaged in Troop activities. Each summer, special high adventure activities are planned for the older scouts. In recent years our older scouts have hiked at the Philmont National Boy Scout Ranch, sailed at SeaBase in Florida, canoed in the Boundary Waters, hiked through the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and attended the National Scout Jamboree.
We are especially proud that over our 90 year history as a Troop, more than 140 Scouts have earned their Eagle Rank. We have adult leaders who assist Life Scouts in achieving their Eagle rank.
Finally, for Webelos who decide to join Troop 10, we would be pleased to participate in the crossing over ceremony. Please provide us with advance notice of the ceremony so that we can make arrangements for a Scoutmaster to attend.