Join Us

Boys in grades 5 and up are invited to join Troop 28 any time during the year. Keep an eye out for activities planned specifically with guests in mind.

Holiday Fundraiser

The Friends of Glencoe Scouting's annual winter fundraiser offers premium wreaths, Hanukkah candles, gift wrap or gift cards with free local delivery...or purchase items to donate to local families in need. This event benefits Family Service of Glencoe, The Ark, Wreaths Across America, and funds Troop 28 activities and scholarships.

Leadership

Troop 28 is a scout-led troop. This means that scouts run the meetings, choose the outings, and plan the activities.

Adventure

Outdoor and active adventures are a core part of scouting. In recent years, Troop 28 scouts have gone skiing, luging, snowshoing, mountain biking, ziplining, sailing, and whitewater rafting. Our scouts have slept on TWO submarines, braved a spring ice storm, and canoed the Boundary Waters.

Volunteer

Whether you like outdoor adventure, spending time with our scouts, or working behind the scenes, our adult volunteers keep the troop going.

Community

Troop 28 traces its heritage back to 1911 and is one of the oldest Boy Scout troops in the country. Scouts participate in the annual July 4th parade, raise money for the New Trier Food Pantry; lead Eagle projects, and help dozens of local nonprofits.

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.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Families have been attending Troop 28's spring spaghetti dinner for generations. Proceeds support New Trier Food Pantry, Family Service of Glencoe, and Troop 28!

October 2020 COH RSVP

The troop's second-ever socially-distanced Court of Honor is scheduled for Sunday, October 25th, at 4pm.  We will be following the same precautions used for the July Court of Honor.  Rain plan TBC. If there is interest, we can also stream the event live via...

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July 2020 COH RSVP

Our current plan is to hold a Sunday's Court of Honor outdoors, in a socially distant way and ALSO stream the event live via Zoom for any families who are traveling or prefer not to participate in person. All scouts are invited to attend in person to be recognized by...

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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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Doing a Good Turn While Sheltered in Place

Doing a Good Turn While Sheltered in Place

There are many ways scouts (and their families) can continue to Do a Good Turn Daily while staying safe at home. Check out our list of virtual and contactless volunteering opportunities where Scout-power is welcomed.

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Up Next

Nothing from February 20, 2024 to March 20, 2024.

We are Glencoe Troop 28.