Welcome to BSA Troop 80

OUR MISSION
To provide the Scouting program in a safe, enriching environment; to promote fun, adventure, and learning; and to encourage personal development of character and integrity in our Scouts.

TROOP PROFILE
Boy Scout Troop 80 is an exciting and action oriented troop that fosters the patrol method originally developed by Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts. Through the patrol method, the boys run their own program, plan and execute their meetings and outings, and learn by their successes and failures. The troop draws most of its members from the west side of St. Charles, including Campton Hills, Wasco, Elburn, South Elgin and Lily Lake. Our sponsor is Bell-Graham PTO. The goal of Troop 80 is to make the learning of scout skills fun and use these as stepping stones in the development of responsibility, character, citizenship and leadership skills as well as physical fitness.

QUICK FACTS

Chartered in August 2006 with Bell-Graham PTO
Journey to Excellence Award Gold Level EVERY year 2006 - 2020
Troop Size: 30 to 48 scouts
Scout Run Troop
Trained Leadership (Scout and Adult Positions: almost all leaders are Wood Badge Trained- The Eagle of Adult Training)
4 Leaders honored with Silver Beaver Awards
52 Active/Registered Scouts
Age Diversity 11 to 18 years
Monthly Camp Outs except December
Monthly Volunteer Activities
Summer Camp, and High Adventure Programs every year.
Active in Council and District Events
Active in Order of the Arrow
Year Round Program
Currently average 5 Eagle Scouts per year.
STEM program and Boy Scout Nova Award Program
Ready and Prepared Award every year since 2006
Honor Guard Program
Hiking Program
Rocket Program

We meet Monday nights at 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the Bell-Graham Elementary School cafeteria during the school year and at a local forest preserve in the summer.

Anyone interested in Scouting is welcome. Click on the online calendar to see our upcoming events, activities and meetings.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Bill Sponsler, Scoutmaster
847-323-6578
scoutmastertroop80@gmail.com

Upcoming Troop meetings

Posted by NSponsler on Jun 12 2021 - 3:26pm

Scouts,

For the next 3 weeks we will be doing 3 meetings. The first meeting is team building and lashings and it will be at Garfield farm at 7pm.

Save the date - Advancement Ceremony on Monday 6/21

Posted by NSponsler on Jun 4 2021 - 5:04pm

Since it has been so long since we’ve been able to have a ceremony for our Scouts, we plan to do an Advancement Ceremony before summer camp, and will have a formal Court of Honor in September.

Canoe campout

Posted by NSponsler on Jun 4 2021 - 5:02pm

The deadline for signup for the canoe campout on 6/26 is fast approaching! You don’t want to miss this adventure. More information can be found

Good luck, weary travelers

Posted by NSponsler on Jun 4 2021 - 4:57pm

Welcome home Sea Base crew, and best of luck, Philmont crew! We’re going to hear some great stories this summer about all of your adventures.

Let’s get those incomplete merit badges finished!

Posted by NSponsler on Jun 1 2021 - 12:13pm

Scouts,

Let's work together to clean up your partial merit badges before camp! The goal is to utilize the 4-5 weeks in June/July (before camp) to complete a few partial badgese. These can be from camp, merit badge university or individually started badges - any incomplete merit badge.

Canoeing Campout on the Wisconsin River!

Posted by NSponsler on May 8 2021 - 9:31pm

We are planning a June trip to canoe and camp along the Wisconsin River. Please fill out the Google Form so we can anticipate the interest level for this event.

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