Scouting

 

Boy Scout Troop Number 657

Troop 657 is a boy-run troop. Leadership is one of the methods of Scouting. Every boy will have an opportunity to participate in both shared and total leadership. The meetings are planned and carried out by the patrol leaders' council. All duties for patrol activities are assigned by the patrol leader. Understanding the concepts of leadership helps the boy accept the leadership of others and helps him to grow into a more responsible adult.

Troop 657 is active in outdoor activities that allow scouts to grow by applying the skills learned during troop meetings in real situations. Scouts learn self-sufficiency and leadership by participating in events that are planned and excuted by the scouts. Scouts learn citizenship and societal roles by participating in service projects that satisfy various needs within the community.

Our Charter Organization is Saints Peter and Paul Church in Cary, Illinois. They provide meeting facilities for us and ensure the program meets the guidelines of the Boy Scouts of America, and see that the scouts have trained leadership to meet the objectives of scouting.

If you are new to scouting, or if you are interested in joining our troop and would like more information, please contact our Scoutmaster.

 http://www.troop657cary.org/


Cub Scout Pack 657

Cub Scout Pack 657 has been active in the Cary community for nearly 20 years. We are here because families like yours value what Cub Scouting offers- leadership, community, family, character development, and personal fitness. Scouts learn how to be good citizens, have respectful relationships, build self-confidence through achievement, explore through fun and adventure, prepare for Boy Scouts and much, much more. Pack 657 is dedicated to providing the best program for the boys and the entire family, that it can possibly be.

We are chartered by SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and hold most of our monthly Pack meetings at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic School. Dens meet about 2 or 3 times per month and have about 7-10 boys in each den.

Between August and February, Cub Scouts work towards rank advancement: Tigers (1st Grade), Wolves (2nd Grade), Bears (3rd Grade); and Webelos I (4th Grade); and Webelos II (5th Grade). During Spring and Summer, dens select their topics of interest from the Academic and Sports Program and various electives offered. All year round, scouts enjoy fun activities like sleepovers on a submarine, pinewood derby races, campouts, hikes, parades, go-and-see events and more.

Pack 657 is open to boys of all faiths. Membership in SS. Peter & Paul Catholic church or adherence to the Catholic faith is not a prerequisite to joining Pack 657. Most Cub Scouts join the year that they will be entering first grade but boys are welcome to join at any age.

We are a very active Pack and welcome new scouts and their families. We have a great thing going and would love for you to be a part of it! The time you invest in your son today will make a difference in the person he becomes tomorrow. Give your son a valuable gift by encouraging him to join Cub Scouting today.

For more information about our Pack go to cary657.mypack.us.

For more information about Cub Scouting, review the attached Parent Guide and visit beascout.scouting.org and scouting.org/Parent.aspx.


Girls Scouts

The Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois welcome all girls in the area to join our Aztec Service Unit. There are wonderful leaders and troops in the area for all age groups. Girl Scouting gives girls a feeling of belonging, provides opportunities to be helpful, encourages them to be respectful of others and offers them the chance to learn how to make good decisions. In addition, there are religious awards the scouts can earn while broadening their knowledge of the church. Troops are led entirely by volunteers who have as much fun as the girls. Girl Scout leaders are background checked, trained and supported by a team of experienced volunteers and staff. For more information, please contact Denise Ulaszek at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or visit the Girl Scout website at www.girlscoutsni.org.