1. Troop is boy-run, with adult guidance and supervision.
2. Have FUN – boys and parents.
3. Help boys grow into responsible citizens.
4. Help boys gain skills, knowledge, leadership, confidence, and ethics.
5. Encourage boys to live the scout oath and law.
Who are we:
We are charted by St. Emily parish and we accept scouts from all backgrounds and religious beliefs. We currently have 13 active scouts ranging in age from 11 to 17 and representing every rank from Scout to Eagle. Our troop is comprised of scouts from over 10 local schools: St. Emily, Euclid, Fairview, Lincoln, River Trails, Hersey H.S., Notre Dame H.S., Prospect H.S., Wheeling H.S. and St. Viator H.S.
Meetings are held at St. Emily on Thursdays from 7:30 pm to 9:00 PM 2 – 3 times per month. We also host a parent meeting typically on the 2nd Thursday at the same place and time.
The troop has at least one outing per month, year round. Our outings include camping, canoeing, winter sports, skiing, luging, biking, hiking and summer camp. Troop 235 has an active high adventure program for the older scouts who are at least first class rank and entering 8th grade. High adventure trips challenge the boys to use their scout skills in a wilderness setting. Recent trips include Mammoth Cave KY., Great Smokey Mountains TN., Black Hills SD., Boundary Waters MN, and Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks in Wyoming, Niagara Falls and the Adirondack Mountains in New York, Garden of the Gods in Illinois, Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, and National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia’s New River Gorge National River area.
Dues are $60/year, pro-rated for when you join. We strive for affordability with all of our outings. Outing costs cover food, event fees, camping costs, transportation, chaperon expenses. Each Scout should purchase a Scout Handbook, Field uniform, and their own personal gear (sleeping bag, mess kit, flashlight, etc.). The troop provides tents and basic camping needs for the group. We hold two fundraisers each year (Popcorn sale in September and a Plant sale in March) to hold down costs, allow us to buy troop gear, pay for chaperons, and subsidize some events. Profit-sharing for boys allows them a chance to earn their own way. Contributing to the annual Friends of Scouting drive supports Northwest Suburban Council is voluntary.