Welcome to BSA Troop 80

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.

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.


Chartered in August 2006 with Bell-Graham PTO
Journey to Excellence Award Gold Level EVERY year 2006 - 2019
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
42 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.

Aaron Turner, Scoutmaster

Troop 80 Philmont Trek 2021

Posted by MNawrocki on Dec 19 2020 - 8:27am

Hello Troop 80 Families,

As many of you know, Troop 80 had been scheduled to go on a 12-day trek at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico in 2020 – until the pandemic forced Philmont to cancel all treks for the year. Fortunately, they were able to find an opening for our crew in 2021. Our trek is now scheduled to take place from June 7 – 19, 2021.

2021 Scout registration fee due by 11/25

Posted by NSponsler on Nov 16 2020 - 7:54pm

Dear Parents of Troop 80 Scouts,

Now it is the time of year that Troop 80 is required to recharter with the Boy Scouts of America, and the annual fee is due at this time. The recharter year will be changing from an annual calendar to a school year-based period of October through September. So, this year the recharter fee will transition with a 10-month period of January 2021 through October 2021. Also, this year Three Fires Council will end the Family Friends of Scouting fundraiser, and add a program fee to the recharter cost.

Winter greens fundraiser

Posted by NSponsler on Oct 3 2020 - 5:50pm

Troop 80 Families,

Our winter greens fundraiser has started! The proceeds from this fundraiser will go to benefit your scout’s account and a portion to Troop 80. This scout account may be used to defray the costs of everything from campouts to scouting gear.

Reminder: sign up for Board of Review / submit blue cards

Posted by NSponsler on Sep 17 2020 - 7:36am

Monday 9/21 is the last day to sign up for Board of Review for rank advancement and/or submit blue cards for merit badges for the upcoming Court of Ho

Seabase 2021 payment installment due by 7/30

Posted by NSponsler on Jul 17 2020 - 11:35am

For all Scouts registered to attend Seabase next year, your next payment of $450 per attendee is due July 30. Payment can be accepted by check (made out to Troop 80) or PayPal via the Troop website (there is a small processing fee for PayPal payments).

Volunteers needed for Dylan Kissner's Eagle project this weekend

Posted by NSponsler on Jul 17 2020 - 10:10am

Please volunteer your time and help out a fellow Scout by assisting with Dylan's Eagle project building benches for St Charles East High School. There are four shifts this weekend: Saturday AND Sunday 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 3.30pm.

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