Category Archives: Past Events

High Adventure Trips

Troop 7 takes one high adventure trip each summer, rotating through 4 different experiences for our scouts
Boundary Waters (2018)
Philmont (2019)
Isle Royale (2020)
SeaBase (2021)

Please visit each page to learn more about each of the adventures to plan for what will work for you and your scout. Parents are also highly encouraged to attend and support the scouts during these adventures.

Pancake Breakfast

When:  Saturday February 6th from 7:00am – 10:30am
Where: American Legion Hall (Elburn, IL)

Thank you for everyone who purchased tickets.
See you on Saturday!!

Scouts please come at the times that you signed up for.

             1st shift 6:30 – 9:00am
2nd shift 8:30 – 11:00am

Please wear your Class A. No neckerchief or bolo required.

Scout Sunday Observance

A Scout is Reverent

When:  Sunday February 7th from 10:30am – 11:30am
Where: Community Congregational Church

Community Congregational Church, has invited the boys (and their families) to attend and help at their service and to have lunch afterwards.  They will be serving pizza, comfort food, and a scout themed cake.  This would be a great way to support our charter organization!  Please email to let me know if (and how many people) are planning on attending.  The church needs a final number from us ASAP.

The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before February 8 (Scouting Anniversary Day) as Scout Sunday, which is the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting.

BSA Scout is Reverent

Camp Markuson



When: February. 19 – 21,2016 Meet at Post Office at 5:30pm
What: A fun weekend of camping with Troop 7 Scouts and Scouters! There will be hikes, maybe some orienteering, learning how to chop wood.  Sleeping quarters are indoors.  Location in Mt. Carroll, Illinois.

Any questions, please contact email Matt Linden at .


Skiing – 2016

Who: All Scouts, siblings, and families
When: Saturday, February 20, 2016 3:00pm
Where: Grand Geneva Resort – Lake Geneva, WI

Scouts and their families will be going to the Grand Geneva Resort to ski or snowboard and could earn the Snow Sports Merit Badge. Money due by February 1st.

Prices are for the ski trip are:

Lift only- $26
Lift and Ski Rental- $40
Lift and Snowboard Rental- $40
Lesson- $2
Helmet- $5

Checks should be made out to Troop 7.

Three Fires Council Training Expo

Who: All adult leaders

When:  Saturday, February 20, 2016 8:00am – 4:00pm. Check-in begins at 8:00. Opening ceremony at 8:30 in Illinois Hall. Classes begin promptly at 9:00.

Where: Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126. Parking is in the North lot. ALL attendees must check-in at the Schaible Science Center Building (Illinois Hall).

Cost:    $35 (non-refundable). The First Aid, CPR and AED class has an additional $15 fee for course materials.  Online Registration Only

TFC’s Training Expo is an extension of our day-long Merit Badge University. While nearly 3,000 Scouts attend MBU right around the corner, our Adult Leaders have an opportunity for learning and fellowship too!

Please download and review the Class Catalog and Class Schedule from  Next, Click the Registration link above and follow the instructions carefully. You’ll be able to register, make your class selections and make your online payment. You will receive an email confirmation with instructions on printing/saving your schedule. A hot lunch is included.
Registration is open to all Scouting adult leaders and volunteers. Registration and payment is online only. Due to the requirement to rent classrooms and forecast our headcount for lunch, there will be no refunds for this event.

OA Lowaneu Allanque Lodge Lock-in

Who: All scouts
When: Friday March 5th 8pm – Saturday March 6th 7am
Where: Rush Copley Health Plex 1900 Ogden Ave. Aurora

Cost:  Early Bird Registration Fee is $30 / After 2/6/16 the Fee is $40 /

Registration ENDS on 2/21/16 / Once Registration Closes, it is CLOSED!

All Scouts are invited to a lock-in at Rush Copley Health Plex.  There is swimming, Dodgeball, Rock Climbing, Basketball, Pizza, Pop, and no sleep!!

More information / forms

Crossover Ceremony and Campout

Who: All scouts
When: Friday March 11th  6:00 pm – Sunday March 13th 9:00am 
Where: Needham Woods off of Swan Road 

  • This is the new Scouts’ first chance to camp with the troop.
  • All Scouts will need to wear their Boy Scout Class A uniforms
  • All Scouts will need to bring a completed PermissionSlip2015 – even if their parent is staying
  • Parents of First Year Scouts must be sure they have talked to their Scout the child abuse content located in the Parents’ Handbook
  • This weekend will also be new Scouts first Scoutmaster conference.  The boys will be asked to repeat from memory the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout motto, and Scout slogan, and Outdoor Code as well as be able to explain their meaning.  For a list of all the Scout rank requirement, please refer to your Boy Scout Handbook.
  • There is a special Crossover Ceremony on Friday night approximately between 7:30 and 8:00pm
  • Please pack proper footwear!!  Pack several pairs of wool socks, and additional footwear.  There have been years where it has been raining all weekend and extra socks were much needed.