Religious Emblems Program

A Scout is reverent. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the beliefs of others.
To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed the Religious Emblems Programs. The Boy Scouts of America has approved of these programs and allows the emblems to be worn on the official uniform. The various religious groups administer the programs which can be earned through self study or group classes.
Here is information on upcoming programs:
For Protestant Scouts, Duty To God BSA online classes begin in October. See Information Flyer HERE and Registration Link HERE. Scouts can purchase study guides and attend Sunday afternoon Zoom classes.
For Catholic Scouts, the Chicago Catholic Committee runs programs and classes.
Scouts who earn their Religious Emblem will be recognized at Scout Sunday, which will occur on February 4, 2024. Please let us know if you will be working on these programs, or if you need assistance finding programs for other religions by emailing

Troop 24 Reminders

Boards of Review will take place this Thursday. Sign up HERE if you are ready for a Board of Review. We will also schedule an alternative date for those scouts unable to attend this week’s troop meeting.

Don’t forget to sign up and pay for summer camp! Click HERE for more information and please bring a check for payment to the troop meeting.

Sign up for the Comlara Campout and Climbing merit badge May 19-21.

If you plan to attend the Railraoding Merit Badge program on June 3, let Mr. Flherty or Mrs. Staubus know by the end of the day Sunday (May 14).

Scout Sunday – February 5

Riverside Presbyterian Church, our charter organization, invites you to attend RPC on Scout Sunday, February 5. RPC’s Service of Worship begins at 10:00 a.m. with Coffee Fellowship to follow in the Social Hall. Please wear your Class A uniform and encourage family members to wear their uniform as well (Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, etc.).

The Scout Sunday tradition was started to make people in houses of worship aware of Scouting, and to allow Scouts to live out their “Duty to God” pledged each week. The Scout Law says that a “Scout is Reverent” and Scouts promise to do their “Duty of God” in the Scout Oath.

Scout families who would like to provide treats for the coffee hour after the service are invited to drop them off in the Social Hall kitchen of the church any time between 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. Thanks for your contribution & hope to see you there!
Please sign up to usher, etc. HERE.

If you can’t join us at RPC, wear your uniform proudly to whatever house of worship you attend to show the community what we mean when we say “a Scout is Reverent.”

Happy Thanksgiving!

There will be no troop meeting this week due to the holiday. We hope you and your family have a very happy Thanksgiving!

More scout and adult volunteers are needed for the Holiday Stroll 6pm and 7pm shifts and clean up at 8pm on Friday, December 2nd. Sign up HERE.

If you have not yet paid your 2023 Scout Dues, please do so now. Click HERE to pay.

We look forward to seeing scouts and their families at the Troop Court of Honor on Thursday, December 1st at 7pm at Riverside Presbyterian Church. Scouts remember to wear your full scout uniform and bring a dessert or appetizer to share.

An Eagle Scout Court of Honor will take place Sunday, December 3rd at 3:00 pm with a reception to follow. All Troop 24 scouts and and family members are encouraged to attend.

Please Sign Up for Troop Events

The deadline for signing up for several troop events is approaching. Please sign up ASAP if you plan to attend Summer Camp at Camp Tesomas or the Millbrook Horse Ranch Campout. For more information and the sign up form, please click the links below:

Summer Camp Sign Up deadline May 15

Millbrook Horse Ranch Campout deadline noon May 15

Swimming Merit Badge Class – scouts will return from the campout in time for this merit badge class!

Please remember to contact our Camp Coordinator Rachel Schrier to pay for summer camp and select merit badges for camp!

Parent Meeting this Thursday at 7pm

A Parent Information Meeting will be held this Thursday, March 24th at 7pm in the Social Hall of Riverside Presbyterian Church. Each crossover scout should have at least one parent attend this meeting, and all other interested parents/guardians are welcome to attend. This meeting will include an overview of our program, including rank advancement, merit badges, camping, etc. We will also provide information on upcoming events and our planned week of summer camp at Camp Tesomas. To prepare you can look over our Troop Website and Latest Troop News.


As in 2020, we can’t safely provide in-person holiday merriment to the residents of Cantata this year, but we can give them another virtual musical gift.
So, dust off your instruments, tune up your voices, find your carol books, and consider contributing a song to our Troop Anthology.
You can use your preferred device to create your video; feel free to introduce yourself and family members joining you and your song selection. Be festive!
Finally, ensure that a parent is in the video with you, in accordance with Youth Protection guidelines.
Your completed song can be sent to ASM Tim Lauger []. Click HERE to sign up to provide a song!

Troop 24 Reminders

Troop Meeting Tonight – Thursday, October 28 at 6pm by Zoom. See Scoutmaster Flassing’s email for Zoom log in information.

Tomorrow is the last chance to sign up for the November 5-7 Indiana Dunes Campout – click HERE for more info and the sign up.

Tree Trim at the Brookfield Zoom will be Sunday, November 14th at 1:00 – sign up HERE.

Court of Honor will take place Thursday evening, November 4th. Family members are encouraged to attend with their scout.

Troop 24 Outdoor Service Projects will take place on Saturday mornings November 13 and November 20. More info will be announced soon.

Parent Meeting – Thursday, September 30th

Troop 24 leaders will be holding a parent meeting on Thursday, September 30th during the troop meeting. There will be a presentation about rank advancement, merit badges and ways that parents can help their families get the most out of the scouting experience. We will try to answer all your questions about our troop and the scouting program. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend!

Year-end Greetings from Troop 24

As we reflect on 2020 and all the unprecedented challenges we faced, let’s celebrate a Scout Year adjusted for the ever-changing limitations.

We enjoyed a successful Pancake Breakfast and completed one camp-out in March just as the pandemic loomed, then zoomed through the Spring to find ourselves at Camp Tesomas in July.

We enjoyed an outdoor Court of Honor, a Scout Cabin camp-out, river-paddling on the Kankakee, hiking and orienteering at Waterfall Glen, and seed-planting in the woods along the Scout Cabin grounds.

With several outdoor weekly meetings scattered throughout the Fall, and three Scouts achieving the Eagle rank.

With the promise of vaccine distribution, let’s look forward to larger outdoor gatherings again, and increasingly traditional Scout outings in 2021.

Happy 2021 to All!

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