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
847-922-3730
scoutmastertroop80@gmail.com

Feed the Need service project - plants due no later than 5/17

Posted by NSponsler on May 2 2021 - 8:30pm

Please drop LABELED plants to the Bolster’s house 4N540 School Rd the weekend of May 15/16, or bring to Troop meeting on May 17.

T80 Directory

Posted by NSponsler on Apr 28 2021 - 5:41pm

Hi Scouts & families,

It has been a couple of years since we’ve done this, but we are putting together a directory of Scouts and their contact information to be shared within the Troop. This is COMPLETELY VOLUNTARY - please do not feel that you have to participate. This directory will purely be used for Scouts and families to contact each other and will not be used for soliciting, etc, nor will it be shared with the District or Council.

Seedling service project

Posted by NSponsler on Apr 7 2021 - 5:04pm

Scouts, don’t forget to plant your seeds for our service project for Feed the Need! This is around the time that most of the seeds need to be planted so they’re ready for spring transplant.

Reminder: spring flower fundraiser is due Mon 4/19

Posted by NSponsler on Apr 7 2021 - 4:53pm

Orders (one final order form with all customer orders) and payments are due by Monday, April 19 to Jennifer Anderson with full payment by check only (made out to Troop 80). Cash cannot be accepted.

Scouts, please start working on organizing your assigned campouts ASAP!

Posted by NSponsler on Mar 28 2021 - 5:44pm

Scouts,

If you have a campout that you are in charge of, please start working on planning it as soon as possible. Some camping facilities or activities require bookings months in advance and we don't want to miss out!

Sign up for Tesomas Summer Camp by April 10

Posted by NSponsler on Mar 24 2021 - 9:00pm

It has been a challenging year for many of us, but it’s already time to start thinking about Tesomas SUMMER CAMP!

Signups for summer camp at Camp Tesomas from July 25-31 are now open on the Troop 80 website...… you DO NOT sign up on the Tesomas web page. This is an amazing experience for Scouts and a great opportunity to make friends and complete merit badges. Camp Tesomas is located in Rhinelander, WI and it is absolutely gorgeous. Don't miss out!

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