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Eagle Scouts by Year

We are proud of the 104 Eagle Scouts from Troop 96!

1.   Peter Kupfer -1998 2 Ed Kniest-1999 3 Brent Downs-2000 4 Robbie Mollin-2000
5 Brian Downs-2000 6 Mike Klemens-2000 7 Adam Warmack-2000 8 Justin Handley-2000
9 Nick Rupprecht-2000 10 Trevor Fletcher-2001 11 Greg Weber-2001 12 Chris Shurtliff-2001
13 Drew Larson -2001 14 Paul Bilisko-2002 15 John Flessner-2002 16 Kevin Garrison-2002
17 Steve Weber-2003 18 Peter Maus-2003 19 Matt Rickert-2003 20 Dan Rupprecht-2003
21 Jon Klemens-2003 22 Trevor White-2004 23 Ian McCall-2004 24 Nick Hulsey-2004
25 David White-2005 26 Greg Pope-2005 27 Tyler Depke-2005 28 Jeff Krissek-2005
29 Ben Griffin-2005 30 Karl Rickert-2006 31 Karl Morhmann-2007 32 John Shurtliff-2007
33 Jeremiah Matt-2007 34 Austin Hulsey-2007 35 Brendan O’Morchoe-2007 36 Andrew Kaar-2007
37 Richard Leman-2007 38 Ryan Cassidy-2008 39 Erik Halverson-2008 40 Matt Williams-2008
41 Hans Klett-2008 42 Sean Kehr-2009 43 Ryan Madigan-2009 44 Collin Haraden-2009
45 Jason Leman-2010 46 Michael White – 2010 47 Mark Bryant – 2010 48 Dan Albright – 2010
49 Andrew Stolcers – 2010 50 Jason Lewitzke – 2010 51 Frank Busch – 2010 52 Joe Jacks – 2011
53 Tom Mosby – 2011 54 Gerry Stemo – 2011 55  Jacob Mosby – 2012 56 Anthony Dinkel – 2012
57 Scott Kehr – 2012 58 David Bryant – 2013 59 Paul Jacks -2013 60 Ben Hudzik – 2013
61 Nathan Timmins – 2013 62  Ethan DeKeyser – 2013 63  Christian M – 2013 64  Nathan Cibula- 2013
65 Spencer Boos – 2014 66  Chris Judge – 2015 67  Nick G – 2016 68  Jim Bryant – 2016
69 Jack C* – 2016 70  Zack Levy – 2016 71  Nick Borovka – 2016 72  Alex T – 2016
73 Andrew Goger – 2016 74  Bryan Wehde – 2016 75  Alex K – 2017 76  Ryan Robb – 2017
77 David Hoffman – 2017 78  Fritz Klett – 2017 79  Eric Ostick – 2017 80  Dalton Nitto – 2017
81 Rahil V – 2017 82  Kyle Judge – 2017 83  Jacob Stutzman – 2018 84  Brandon N – 2018
85 Nolan B – 2018 86 Ethan Blennis – 2018 87 Matthew Symonds – 2018 88.  Alex K. – 2019
89  Joe T. – 2019 90 Griffin F. – 2020 91 Cameron D. – 2020 92.  Kevin G. – 2020
93   Andy B. – 2020 94 Matthew P. – 2020 95  David P. – 2020 96.  Cameron B. – 2020
97 Jared K. – 2020 98. Matthew D’Souza – 2020 99.  Andrew O – 2020 100. Ethan W. – 2020
101. Mario D. – 2020 102. Ryan M. – 2021 103. Harrison L. – 2021 104. Michael O. – 2021

* Was with Troop 96 through Life. Received Eagle Rank after transfer to Indiana Troop.

Scouts under age 18 are only described by their last initial.

Webelos Invitational Campout 2021

Join us on the 28th Annual Troop 96 Webelos Invitational is scheduled for November 2021 at Camp OH-Da-Ko-Ta in Burlington, WI

ALL WEBELOS I & II (or any boy in 4th or 5th grade) and parent(s) are welcome to attend a fun-filled camping experience. Come to see what Troop 96 is all about. See the patrol method in action. Meet the Scouts and Adult Leaders. Most importantly, just come up and have fun!
The troop will provide a fun-filled daytime program with scouting activities, games, demonstrations, opportunities to learn Boy Scout skills and the joining requirements.

Arrive Saturday Morning at 9 am and enjoy the day at beautiful Camp OH-Da-Ko-Ta. Be sure to stay for our amazing Thanksgiving Feast with an entertaining campfire program!
Saturday Night Camping is encouraged! Bring your own tent, sleeping bag and personal gear. (Tents will be available, reservations required and will be on a first come, first served basis)

Sign-up below. For additional information or questions please call Tom O’Keefe 630-337-3616, or e-mail: If leaving a message, please Indicate Your Name, Your Son’s Name, Pack #, Webelos 1 or 2, and a return telephone number for a prompt reply.




Boy Scout Troop 96

Scoutmaster: Eric Dolson


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

New Calendar

Troop 96 Calendar

We have an exciting year ahead, so mark your calendar for these great events.

Upcoming events for Troop 96:

Scoutbook Troop 96

Feb 2018 Camping

We have a great winter camping trip planned for this month!  On Friday night, Feb 16, we’ll head north to Indian Mounds Scout Reservation near Oconomowoc, Wisconsin (just west of Milwaukee).  Friday and Saturday nights, we will “camp” in a cabin.  On Saturday, we’ll head a bit further north to Sunburst Ski Area for a day of skiing and snow tubing.

Your permission slip is due on Feb 12 along with your fees and waiver forms*, as follows:         

Lift Ticket for Skiing or Snow boarding – $15.00
Ski equipment or Snowboard rental – $15.00
Helmet Rental – $5.00

Tubing (3 hour Session) – $22.00

Skiing lessons, what Sunburst calls a one-hour zone lesson, is $8.00.  

* The forms for Skiing and Snowboarding should be available at the Feb 12 meeting.


Nov 2017 Camping

This month, we complete our camping year with the big Webelos Invitational Campout.  We will host area Webelos Scouts and showcase Troop 96.

The campout will be held at Camp Ohdakota near Burlington, Wisconsin.

Scouts should be in the parking lot on Friday night by 5:15 with their gear.  Scouts should eat dinner before arriving.

Permission Slip is due Nov 6 at the troop meeting.

October Zip Line Campout Video

What a great weekend for a campout!  The troop had a great time  soaring through the trees on the Ziplining Campout

August 2017 Campout

This month, the troop returns to beautiful Rock Cut State Park near Rockford.  The youth campground sits right on the lake making it a perfect spot for an “Anything That Floats” weekend.

Grab your permission slip and bring it to the Aug 21 meeting with $15 cash for food.

Climbing in Sept 2017

This month, we head back to Wisconsin for a weekend of climbing and hiking at Devil’s Lake State Park.  The troop will camp in nearby Mirror Lake State Park on Friday and Saturday.

Permission Slips are due on Sept 11, along with a waiver document (also available at the Troop Meeting).  Scouts pay $15 cash to their patrol for two members of the patrol to do the grocery shopping for the campout.


Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan 2017 Permission Slip

Here are the permission slip(s) you’ll need for your son to go to Camp Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan this summer.

The troop provides transportation to and from camp for a very nominal fee (much less than the bus service offered by the Council).  We encourage you to have your son ride with his fellow Scouts and to avoid “special arrangements.”  You might image that it is very complex to get 40+ Scouts and 10-12 leaders to camp  – even without special arrangements.

Week One Permission Slip (July 9 to July 15)

Week Two Permission Slip (July 16 to July 22)

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