Leadership

Troop-28 is a scout-led troop. That means the scouts run the weekly meetings, plan campouts and other adventures, and teach newer scouts key life skills. Through this, scouts learn important skills that serve them well on the path to Eagle and in life.

Adventure

Outdoor and active adventures are a core part of scouting. In just the last few years, Troop 28 scouts have gone skiing, luging, skating, mountain biking, ziplining, sailing, paddleboarding, and whitewater rafting. Our scouts have slept on TWO submarines, braved a spring ice storm, and visited BSA summer camps in Wisconsin and West Virginia. There's always something in the works for Troop 28!

Spaghetti Dinner

Troop 28's annual spaghetti dinner has been POSTPONED in light of the current worldwide coronavirus precautions. If you have already purchased tickets, please click through for details.

Camaraderie

Whether it's hiking through the woods, rappelling down a cliff, serving spaghetti to the community, participating in a scout First Aid Meet, making s'mores around a campfire, or staying up late to talk with a tent-mate, there are plenty of opportunities to make friends and have fun with Troop 28.

Community

Glencoe Troop 28 traces its heritage back to 1911 and is one of the oldest Boy Scout troops in the country. Troop members have been active in the community, participating in the annual July 4th parade and Veterans' Day ceremony; raising money for New Trier Township Food Pantry; and leading Eagle projects to benefit organizations including the Little House of Glencoe.

Citizenship in the Community

Citizenship in the Community

Citizenship in the Community is a great Eagle-required badge for younger scouts to start on. It’s a way to learn about our local community and also to get practice “doing a good turn.”

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Troop 28 and Glencoe-Based Merit Badge Counselors

Troop 28 and Glencoe-Based Merit Badge Counselors

Troop 28 and Glencoe-based merit badge counselors are available for most Eagle-required merit badges as well as several electives. Scouts are encouraged to work with a variety of counselors both within and outside of the troop.

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Cooking Merit Badge

Cooking Merit Badge

Cooking Merit Badge is a great Eagle-required Merit Badge for scouts to start thinking about early in their scouting career. Check out our resources including meal planning tips and recipe suggestions, the MyPlate calorie calculator and daily meal plans, and recommendations for dealing with food allergies and intolerances.

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2020 Troop Elections

2020 Troop Elections

Scouts interested in standing for election for leadership positions or who would like to be considered for appointed roles should understand responsibilities and complete an application.

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Troop 28 iNaturalist Challenge

Troop 28 iNaturalist Challenge

Get to know your local natural environment using iNaturalist — to help with Second and First Class rank requirements, or just for fun! Identify 10 plants and/or 10 animals and submit your findings to complete the troop challenge!

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Self-Paced Orienteering Courses

Self-Paced Orienteering Courses

Looking for an alternative to (another) walk/run around the neighborhood? CAOC has several courses available to the public (including several that will meet First Class requirement #4a).

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Up Next

  • CANCELLED: Troop 28 at Camp Ma-ka-ja-wan (Week 5)
    July 19, 2020  7:00 am - July 25, 2020  5:00 pm
    Camp Ma-ka-ja-wan, Pearson, WI

  • CANCELLED: Troop 28 at Summit Experience (High Adventure Taster)
    August 2, 2020  7:00 am - August 8, 2020  7:00 pm
    Summit Bechtel Reserve, Bechtel, WV

We are Glencoe Troop 28.