Glencoe’s Troop 28 is a welcoming troop. We understand that today’s scouts have much more on their plate than “just” scouting and are welcome scouts from those who only come on occasional campouts and hikes because they love outdoor adventure to those who are aspiring to earn every merit badge or the prestigious Eagle rank. The Troop meets weekly in the evening at Glencoe’s St. Elisabeth’s church, and has additional events — many involving outdoor activities — approximately once a month through the school year. Scouts are encouraged to attend all meetings and events but are welcome to participate as much or as little as they are able.
Active parental involvement is a key success factor in scouting. While we do not need every parent to be involved, experience has shown that scouts get more from their experience if their parents participate, and adult volunteers are critical to ensuring an enduring, vibrant troop in Glencoe.
Prospective scouts between the age of 11 and 17 do not need to have participated in Cub Scouts to join Troop 28 and are encouraged to join any time throughout the year; prospective scouts (and parents) are encouraged to visit a troop meeting or outing to learn more.
When ready to join, you can sign up online via the BSA’s scouting.org website or download and complete a PDF youth membership application. If you would prefer to complete the application on paper, please email your completed application to membership (at) glencoescouting.org, or have your scout bring it to the next regularly scheduled weekly troop meeting.
We look forward to welcoming you to Glencoe’s Troop 28!