to Troop 505
"The Prairie Troop", was chartered in
1964 and has been a continuously active troop in Naperville, Illinois, a
southwestern suburb of Chicago, since its inception. Many boys have
graduated from the troop with the skills, values and self-confidence
necessary to guide them through their entire adult life.
Troop 505 has
awarded to over 180 Scouts their Eagle rank, the highest rank a Boy Scout can
The values we and the Boy Scouts of America strive to instill are based
on those found in the Scout Oath and Law.
are a troop of 50 scouts and have many actively involved
parents. Over the years the Troop has been as big
as 100 and as small as 30. We are an active boy run Troop. We have
weekly meetings and camp every month during the school year. In summer we crank up the fun. Every
boy has the opportunity to attend summer camp. The past
few years we have attended Ransburg Scout Reservation in Bloomington, IN,
this is an excellent with many opportunities. Check out
the photographs.. Once our scouts reaches First Class they can
joins us on the troop mini high adventure. This is a less
challenging adventure trip suitable for younger
scouts. The house boat trip has been very popular.
Once a scout is 14 he is eligible for high adventure trips.
We have headed for Seabase; a fearless nautical adventure along the Florida coast with sailing, snorkeling and fishing. Gone backpacking in the mountains New Mexico at Philmont Scout Ranch.
A canoe trip in the boundary water is another favorite destination.
On my honor, I will do my
best to do my duty to God and my Country and to obey the Scout Law; To help
other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake
and morally straight.
The aim of Scouting is to build character, foster citizenship, and to
develop fitness. Troop 505’s program is planned and run by the boys with
guidance from the adult leaders. Scouting works best in the out-of-doors and
Troop 505 supports a strong outdoor program.
505 is chartered by Knox Presbyterian
Church, located at the corner of Gartner Road and Catalpa Lane in
Naperville, Illinois. The scouting program is non-denominational. The church
furnishes a place to meet, storage for camping gear, and approves the troop
adult leaders. Troop 505 runs a complete Boy Scout program including weekly
troop meetings, monthly camping, summer camp and other special activities.
High school age Scouts can also join Crew 505, which runs special social
activities and high adventure trips of interest to older Scouts.
The Troop will accommodate
boys as long as there is adequate equipment and resources available to maintain
a quality program. Membership in Boy Scouts is open to boys starting in the
middle of fifth grade and between 11 and 18 years old. Each fall season,
applications for membership in Troop 505 are accepted for new Scouts who start
participating in Troop activities in the spring. Older boys transfer into the
Troop or join at any time of the year.
As soon as the boy becomes
a member, so do his parents or guardians. Personal involvement of the boy’s
parents or guardians in Troop activities is required and has been found to be
rewarding for both the adults and Scouts.
For further information
about joining Troop 505, please click on Information
phone our Scoutmaster, Joe Burgher at email@example.com
(630) 244-3800 or Committee Chairman, Kevin Williams, at (630) 842-2257