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Boy Scout Troop 85 - Dixon, IL 

The Troop Charter originates in 1940. Troop 85 was re-organized in 1980 by members mostly from Pack 85 and Pack 324 from Washington and Jefferson Grade Schools in Dixon. Since that time the Troop has enjoyed a Troop Committee with many members being active long after their own sons had grown and moved on to new horizons.

TODAYS TROOP 85 - Boys from all religious beliefs are welcome to our Troop.

Our Boy Scout Troop is for  Boys that are between 11 (and entering 6th grade at school) to 18 years old can be a Scout. You do NOT need previous experience as a Cub Scout to be a Boy Scout. The only requirement is a joy of the outdoors and a desire to have fun and learn about leadership and morals!

The Boy Scouts of America maintains that no member can grow into the best kind of citizen without recognizing an obligation to God. In the first part of the Scout Oath or Promise the member declares, “On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law.” Boy Scouts of America, therefore, recognizes the religious element in the training of the member, but it is absolutely nonsectarian in its attitude toward that religious training.

The Church of the Brethren in Dixon as part of their Community Outreach provides our Troop a wonderful place to base its operations from. Our activities as members of the Boy Scouts of America shall show respect to the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion, as required by the twelfth point of the Scout Law, reading, “Reverent. A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.”

Recruiting from the current two Packs 85 and 196 in Dixon. Mostly Boys from Dixon Public Schools or St. Mary's and St. Anne's Catholic Schools. Occasionally we have had members from Polo, Franklin Grove and Amboy communities.

Boys that are NOT MEMBERS of CUB Scouts are WELCOME and encouraged to join out Troop. (age 13 to 17) (Venturing age 14 -20)

  • Scoutmaster David W. Flenner Contact at 815-652-5268 or email -  please use the "Contact Us" Menu button to send an e-mail.
  • Charter Partner - Church of the Brethren - 215 N. Court - Dixon, IL 61021 - 815-284-2711
  • Blackhawk Area Council, BSA 1800 7th Ave. - PO Box 4085 - Rockford, IL 61110-4085 Council Phone number : 815-397-0210 Council Fax number: 815-397-7306 http://www.blackhawkscouting.org/
  • White Eagle District - Lee, Ogle and Whiteside counties of Illinois http://www.blackhawkscouting.org/1whiteeagle/
  • Troop Meetings - Monday at 6:30 p. m. (except Holidays) Church of the Brethren - Fellowship Hall - Lower level WEST entrance.
  • Troop Camp Outs - Normally scheduled each month February through November.

 

 

Venturing Crew 85 - Dixon, IL

We use this program as an extension to our Troop for our Older /Scout Program. This can include Older Boy Scouts or Boys that have not been in Scouting and also Girls since this is a COED program. Venturing provides an opportunity for our older youth to participate together in programs that have only been offered to older Boy Scouts in the past.

Our Venturing Crew is Co-Ed for young men and women who are 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade and under 21 years of age. Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.  You do not need previous Scouting experience to be in Venturing.  Currently registered Boy Scouts may also be in a Venturing Crew with no additional National BSA Fee (unit dues or fees may be required). Girl Scouts are also welcome and encouraged to participate in both programs as it fits their needs (Sorry there is a National BSA membership Fee).

Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade and under 21 years of age. Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.

Contact our Troop Leaders for more Information about Venturing.

Applications for Youth and Adults can be found by selecting Join Scouting Info from the MENU then look in the Attachment’s file.  (Same application for both Troop and Crew but separate forms must be submitted for each unit.) The National BSA fee is paid only once when members join both programs. They are listed as multiple when in both Boy Scouts and Venturing.