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Join the community-minded Scouting tradition. Scouting at Menomonee started in the early 1960s. Our program, one of the largest in the Chicago area, reinforces positive values and offers opportunities to assist boys and girls learn life skills and explore the great outdoors in addition to assisting those in need.

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Grades: 1-5 – Register Online

We hike, we camp, we climb… we are the mighty 3079! Join one of Chicago’s biggest and most exciting Packs. Earn badges for community service while having lots of fun. Take part in several activities a year including camp-outs, summer camp and the annual Pinewood Derby. Parents’ participation expected. If you have any questions, email Pat Wells at Volunteers needed! $65 Annual Dues.  Please visit for more information.

Boy Scout Programs for Boys

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Grades: 6 & Up – Register Online

Troop 1 celebrates its twelfth year as a premier urban Scout Troop offering a robust program for boys between 11-18 years of age seeking outdoor adventure, life skills, and rank advancement.  Monthly campouts and local activities.  Troop 1 is proud of its more than 30 Eagle Scouts.  The Troop meets the second and fourth Tuesdays (September-June) at the Menomonee Club/Drucker Center from 7:00-8:30 PM.  Learn more at   or contact Scoutmaster, Tim Goodall at 773.459.5670 or

Registration is $65.00

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Ages 11-18 –

Troop 79 has a strong history of Scouting excellence and is sponsored by the Old Town Triangle Association.  Many T-79 Scouts advance to the rank of Eagle between the ages of 16-18 having thrived in the leadership opportunities afforded by our unique troop.  Troop 79 is “Scout Led”  meaning the older scouts stay fully engaged and active through high school to train and lead the younger scouts while planning and implementing troop programs.  We meet weekly at the Menonomee Clubhouse (in Old Town), enjoy monthly camping trips, and summer camp at Owasippe in Michigan.  Our programming guides each scout to “Be Prepared” for summer High Adventure to backpack Philmont New Mexico;  canoe (and snowshoe!) the Minnesota/Canada Boundary Waters; Bechtel Summit West Virginia; and sailing Sea Base St.Thomas. For more information contact Scoutmaster Dave Keats at 773-485-9900 and email  —

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Ages: 14-20 | Boys & Girls 

The Venture Crew will introduce young adults to fun and exciting outdoor adventures. Venture trips include local “carry in” hikes and camping, hiking in the Rockies, sailing off of the Florida Keys and camping in the Boundary Waters in Minnesota.  For more information on this adventurous program, contact Steve Melonides at (773) 818-9060 or email All members of Troop 1 are automatically enrolled in the Venture Crew for no additional cost once they become 14 years of age.


Boy Scout Programs for Girls

G.O. Exploring Unit/Troop 1

Ages: 11-18 – Register Online

Troop 1 welcomes G.O. (Girls Outdoor) Exploring starting September 2018. The unit is for middle school aged girls to learn basic scouting skills.

Beginning February 2019, G.O. Exploring will transition to Boy Scout program for Girls via Menomonee Club as Troop 1. The Troop will have its own leadership team offering the same scouting program, campouts, outdoor activities, and advancement for girls between 11-18 years of age.

G.O. Exploring Unit/Troop 1 meets the second and fourth Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30 PM (September-June). For further details please contact Scoutmaster Tom McDonough at 312-543-0538 or