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Boy Scout Troop 151

Who are we?
Troop 151 is sponsored by the Congregational Church of Algonquin. The 95 registered and active scouts aged 11 to 18 are grouped into 10 patrols. Typical campouts have between 25 to 49 Scouts (30 on average). Leadership is provided by trained adult leaders and older scouts. Scouts earn 7 ranks: Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, and Eagle.
 
 
What do we do?
Scouting is a unique combination of life skills, leadership opportunities, and recreational outings. Through weekly meetings, campouts, and merit badge activities, scouts increase their skills, confidence, and ability to take on new challenges. Twice a year the scouts are recognized for their achievements in a special court of honor ceremony that includes all families. You’ll be impressed with how quickly your son matures, becomes responsible, learns new skills, gains self-confidence, and forms friendships that will last a lifetime.
 
What can a scout in Troop 151 expect?
·Weekly meetings: Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 in Algonquin.
·Monthly campouts: Activities include skiing/snowboarding, hiking, spelunking, horseback riding, marksmanship, sledding, orienteering, cooking, and more.Plus every year they are DIFFERENT. The troop provides each scout with his own tent.
·Summer camp: Activities include fishing, archery, rifles, swimming, hiking, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, metalworking, leatherworking, camping, cooking.
·Recreational outings: Fun times like laser tag, waterpark, minigolf, bowling, Game Works.
 
What does Boy Scouting cost?
·Campouts: From $10 to $45, depending on the location and activities offered.
·Summer camp: Varies from $175 to $280 for the week, as the troop picks a different campsite each year.
·Yearly dues: $100, which includes a subscription to Boy’s Life.
 
We keep our families’ costs down and equipment current by these fundraising activities:
· Popcorn sales
· Wreath sales
· Pancake Breakfast
 
This is a scout-led troop! Scouts run their own meetings and outings. The adult leaders are there to support the boys’ efforts and provide guidance when needed.
Many of our parents attend campouts, help direct activities at troop meetings, join the troop committee, and contribute in other ways to the troop. Parent involvement is always welcome!
 
Who should I contact if I’m interested
Randy Jenovai, Scoutmaster -  847-971-5560 or Scoutmaster@T151Rocks.org
Melissa Davis, Committee Chair - 224-587-3820 or MelissaDD@att.net