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"The Spirit is there in every boy; It has to be discovered and brought to light"

                                                      Robert Baden-Powell


Congratulations to Troop 71's latest Eagle Scout, Andrew G.


Troop 71 meets at First Presbyterian Church in Libertyville most Monday evenings at 7:30 pm. 

All are welcome.  Please check our calendar for up to date information.


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Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy Explained

Posted on Feb 18 2020 - 10:17pm

The national organization of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to achieve two key objectives: equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting and continue to carry out Scouting’s mission for years to come. Importantly, local councils have not filed for bankruptcy. This video explains the Chapter 11 process and how it will help the BSA meet these objectives. For more information, please click on the image below.

Wood Badge Breakfast 2020

Posted on Feb 18 2020 - 10:17pm

Come and learn what Wood Badge is all about over breakfast.   The event will be held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church located at 29700 N. St. Mary's Road Libertyville, IL 60048, this Saturday from8 am to 10 am. 

Congrats to Andrew G. - Troop 71's Newest Eagle!

Posted on Feb 16 2020 - 9:12am

Please congratulate Andrew G for passing his Eagle Board of Review this past Saturday.  It has been his hard work and service to the Troop that has gotten him this award.  Congrats to his parents as well for their help along the way from Cub Scout Tiger to Boy Scout Eagle!

23rd Annual - Law Merit Badge Seminar 2020

Posted on Feb 16 2020 - 9:12am

Professionals in Lake County will teach Law Merit Badge on Saturday, February 22 from 8:15 am to 4:00 pm at the Lake County Courthouse at 18 North County Street in Waukegan. The cost is $6 per Scout. Scouts should be First Class Rank or higher to participate. Scouts should read the Law Merit Badge pamphlet before attending. Scouts must bring the Law Merit Badge Workbook and a Scoutmaster signed Blue Card. E-mail Arminda Badgerow at abadgerow@lakecountyil.gov or call at 847.377.3903 to register for the class.  Lunch is provided from the $6 fee. Vending is available.  (more information)

Following the requirements of the Law Merit Badge booklet, the judges and staff will address the differences between civil and criminal laws, the origin of law, the development of the jury system, the Justinian Code and the Magna Carta, and famous trials in history. Actual judges preside over a mock trial with the Scouts serving as members of the jury. A guided tour of the Lake County Jail, Courthouse and a presentation of the Lake County Sheriff's Canine Unit, normally round out the day.

Eagle Project - Used Battery Collection

Posted on Feb 16 2020 - 9:11am

Hi, I am Troy, a Life Scout in the Troop workinmg on my Eagle Project that includes leading a battery recycling effort to benefit the Lake Bluff Open Lands Association (LBOLA). This includes lithium ion and lead acid (car batteries).  Please bring any unwanted and used batteries to the Troop Meeting on Monday, February 10. Certain batteries will be turned in to scrap metal dealers for money that will benefit LBOLA directly. 


On Sunday, February 16, I am hosting a battery sorting and counting event at my house.  Pizza will be served.  Please sign up here, so that we can plan.

Extra Seats Available for the June 2020 Troop 194 Alaskan High Adventure Trek

Posted on Nov 19 2019 - 10:04pm

Members of Troop 194 are headed to Alaska in June. They have 22 of 28 slots filled for the June 19-29 adventure leading to opportunity for you!  There is room for asults as well.  The targeted price for this adventure is $2500, which includes flights to Ankorage from O'Hare.  Scouts must be at least 13 years old by June 20th to participate.  See the attched flier for more details.  If interested, please contact Eric Swanson by e-mail or call him at 312-804-2496. 

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