About Us


About Troop 71

Troop 71, chartered in 1924, is Lake County's oldest Boy Scout Troop.  We are an active "boy-led" troop of over 70 Scouts and a large group of trained, dedicated leaders.  The Troop has an active year-around program based on Boy Scout activities and service to the community.  Activities include Troop campouts, Camporees, high-adventure trips, merit badge workshops and summer camp at Camp MaKaJaWan.


Meeting Information

Our regular Troop Meetings are generally held three Monday evenings a month while school is in session from 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm at the First Presbyterian Church at Maple and Douglas Streets in Libertyville.  Unless noted on the schedule boys are expected to be in full uniform.  The Mondays immediately following campouts, are reserved for Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) meetings.  Visitors are always welcome.


Troop Activities

We are an active Troop with monthly campouts, many service projects and weekly Troop meetings.  Our calendar is on the Home page of the website.


Troop 71 Scouts  =  Camping + Activities + Service + Training + Advancement  -->  FUN



Troop 71 in the Community

Troop 71 is very active in the Libertyville community.  Service to the community is required for each rank advancement.  But our Troop goes much further.  We have been involved with storm damage cleanup, snow shoveling of fire hydrants and other projects in the area.  The Eagle projects over the years have also made a lasting impact on the community.


What makes Troop 71 unique

"We offer a truly boy-run troop.  The boys set the program, execute the program, and elect their leaders among themselves.  We have scouts from Libertyville to Grayslake to Mundelein to Vernon Hills and from at least six school districts from Oak Grove to St. Joseph's.  We welcome boys of all interests, abilities, and faiths and do not have mandatory attendance policies.   This diversity makes us a very strong and flexible troop, and enjoyable for all scouts who join."

- written by a Scout in Troop 71