Boy Scout Troop 96 has been an active part of Grayslake, Illinois for many years.
The current Troop was granted a charter from the Boy Scouts of America in September 1983. The chartered organization at that time was the St. Gilbert’s Parish Council. The St. Gilbert Knights of Columbus became the Troop’s sponsor in February 1990. We camp every month (except December) and are active in High Adventure, too. In recent years, the troop sent Scouts to the US National Jamboree in West Virgina and several contingents to the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. We are proud of the hundreds of hours of community service work we perform each year and, of course, are especially proud of our more than 80 Eagles Scouts.
Troop 96 is a member of Boy Scouts of America Northeast Illinois Council’s NorthStar District serving youth in Grayslake, Hainesville, Round Lake, Gurnee, WIldwood and surrounding areas.Membership in Troop 96 is open to all boys who are at least 11 years old (or who have completed fifth grade or who have earned the Cub Scout Arrow of Light, but are younger than 18 years old). Additionally, a boy must read and promise to observe the Scout Oath and Law. A registration form and a Personal Health and Medical Record form must be completed, signed and returned to the Troop prior to a new Scout participating in any outdoor event. This includes complete payment of registration fees.
We meet every Monday night, year round, from 7 to 8:30 PM at the St. Gilbert Chapel Hall. If you’d like to visit us and see what we do, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a great weekend planned. Friday night we will meet at 5:15 pm in the StG Parking Lot and then head over to the McHenry Roller Rink. There we will skate, have a cracker barrel snack and then set-up camp when the place clears out. Saturday, after a hearty breakfast we break camp and move camp to Van Patten Woods for some outdoor fun and basic camping skills.