Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

All Scout Families,

Have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

We will start meetings again on January 8th. Come back nice a refreshed!

Attention all Scouts

Attention all Scouts!!!

Regular meetings will begin again January 10th for the new year.

Annual Thanksgiving Camp

Attentions Scouts!

The annual Thanksgiving camp will be the weekend of November 18-20 at Rainbow Scout Reservation. This is huge campout and will include a traditional Thanksgiving feast cooked all outdoors. Come and join the fun!! This is also a recruiting event that we try to get new Webelos scouts excited to cross over to our Troop come February / March.

The cost will be $25 per person to camp for the whole weekend. If you can only make it out for the feast portion, that fee will be $10 per person. Families are encouraged to attend on Saturday for the feast.

Please email Beth Pierson @ to reserve your spot now. Paypal buttons are setup and ready for use under the “About Troop 83″ tab on the website.

Turkey Run Campout Oct 21-23

Attention Scouts

Our next campout will be October 21-23 at Turkey Run.

The fall colors will be in full bloom and there will be plenty of great hiking. The cost per person is $25.00.

Please email Beth Pierson @ to reserve your spot now. You can also let her know at a regular Troop meeting as well.

Court of Honor Picnic


More details to follow from Scoutmaster Gary Ingram about location and time.

Troop Meetings

Attention all Scouts!!!

Regular troop meetings will resume next week August 9th. Watch your email for meeting location.

Camp Freeland Leslie


Our Boy Scout troop will be attending Camp Freeland Leslie the week of July 10th. The Scouts and Leaders will meet in the parking lot where Sports Authority was located at 8am. They would like to leave by 9am.

Any questions, please contact Beth Pierson @

Sand Ridge State Park

Our next campout registration is now open. We will be tent camping at Sand Ridge State Park. During this campout experience we will also be visiting the Jake Wolf Fish Hatchery.

The dates of the campout are March 18-20, with a cost of $25.00 per person.
Please let me know if you or your scout will be attending.

Camp Freeland Leslie

The Troop has voted and this year’s summer camp destination is Camp Freeland Leslie in Oxford Wisconsin.

We would like to get the early bird discount which means that you need to make your $50 deposit to the Troop by February 23rd in order to secure your spot. The current cost of summer camp is $270 plus transportation. The transportation cost will be determined closer to the camp when we have number of scouts and adults attending.

Merit badge selection goes live on March 1st. At the Troop meeting on Feb 16th, please see Mrs. Pierson for a list of available merit badges. You can also visit the website for the program guide.

February Camp

This month’s camping trip will be cold weather camping “so be prepared”!! We will be camping in tents at Camp Illini State park. We will be leaving on February 19th and returning on February 21st. Reserve your spot now by emailing Beth Pierson at The cost for this campout is $25 per scout. Please pay at the next Troop meeting or via Paypal under the “About Troop 83″ link on the Troop’s website.