Scout’s Choice Winter Sports Outing – Saturday 2-27-2021 – Vote this Weekend!

Happy Winter, Scouts!

We are looking to have a winter sports outing next Saturday, February 27, and have narrowed ​it​ down to a few choices, so Scouts can vote for whichever they prefer (snow shoeing or ice skating) by completing the attached survey. For either sport, the location is TBD, but will be nearby.  ​​

Please complete this form by 10pm on Monday, 2​-​22​-​2021​.​

​The survey includes information about other winter sports activities as well, so please take a minute to fill it out so we can plan troop activities accordingly.  ​We will let you know what the survey results are on Tuesday.

Yours in Scouting,

Troop 24 Event Planners 

Plant Trees With Troop 24!

We have collected oak, walnut and sycamore tree seeds and are going to plant them in a socially distanced way along the Des Plaines River. Bring your mask, warm clothing and the desire to give these seeds a chance to become tomorrow’s trees.

Where: Scout Cabin, Outside
When: Saturday, December 19, 2020, 10:00AM-11:00AM
Who: You!

Given current restrictions on gatherings, participation will be limited to 8 Scouts.
Please sign up HERE.



Troop 24 Families:

Please join us on SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21ST AT 1:00 PM for some holiday merriment at the Brookfield Zoo tree trim. With a mask, of course.
• Troop 24’s “community tree” is located along the walkways within the zoo. Our tree is number 223, located on the East Mall.
• We have 20 ZOO PASSES AND FOUR SOUTH LOT PARKING PASSES available for the event. We’ll arrange your retrieval of the passes later next week.
• If you have a Zoo membership, you can simply visit the zoo at 1:00 PM and join us.
The sign in front of our tree will read:
• Decorated by: Riverside Scout Troop 24
• Donated by: Riverside Scout Troop 24
• Town: Riverside
Layouts of the malls will be posted at the gate to help us find our tree within the zoo.

• Let’s be creative!
• Click here to review the Zoo’s Tree Trim ornament guidelines. The Zoo will remove tinsel, glass/breakable ornaments, and decorations made with food.
• Finally, if you would like to donate an ornament for the tree but can’t attend the event, a box will be placed in the Church front door alcove for your donation, available Monday.
Click here to register for this fun outdoor event!

TWO EVENTS ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH – Popcorn Pickup & Hiking at Waterfall Glen


Dear Troop families,

All 2020 popcorn order forms are finalized and submitted. Popcorn pickup and distribution will be on Saturday 11/7/20.  Please contact me by text 720-244-4534 or email to coordinate pickup/delivery.

Scouts can still earn camp cash credit for online sales through November. I encourage people to use the Pecatonica social media link sent by email earlier this month.  All online sales offer free shipping.  Good luck and be safe.

Kernel A.P.


Please join us on Saturday, Nov. 7th at Waterfall Glen in Lemont, IL.

Scouts will complete a five mile hike using a map and compass to complete Second Class Req. 3b, a one mile orienteering course to complete First Class Req. 4a, will have an opportunity to complete Cooking Merit Badge Req. 6, and may have time to work on other rank advancements with our leaders.

And … the Pack 24 Webelos II den will join us for the hike, to fulfill the Troop activity requirement for the Arrow of Light.

As always, parent chaperones are invited. If you can transport Scouts to and from Lemont, please register as a parent chaperone.

Scouts register here, Adults register here.

Waterfall Glen Options (will select during signup)

-I’d like to hike with the Troop and complete the Orienteering course.
-I’d like to hike with the Troop, complete the Orienteering course, and complete the “Trail and backpacking meals” Cooking merit badge requirement.  Click here to review the merit badge.

OR, if your Scout has completed the Orienteering course and Cooking merit badge, they can join the Troop for the hike and help out if needed.

Waterfall Glen Hike Nov. 7 2020 – Adult Leader

Waterfall Glen Hike November 7 – Scout

Last Call to Signup for Kankakee Canoe & Kayak Day Trip – THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

The ever-popular Kankakee trip is back, a little different this year, but will be just as fun! Here are the details:

  • Day trip on Saturday, September 26th.
  • We will leave at 8:00am and returning around 4-5pm that day
  • Trip is a 12 mile, 5-6 hour paddle
  • We plan to stop along the river for lunch (price included), but bring some snacks for after the trip. We will have snacks before heading home.
  • The trip will be held rain or shine, only excessive river volume should cause a cancellation.
  • Life-jackets provided or you may bring your own coast-guard approved jacket.
  • Swimming merit badge required, no rank requirement this year.
  • Recommendation for younger Scouts to canoe, unless they have previous kayaking experience.
  • Scouts, sign up here
  • Leaders, sign up here
  • View instructional video here –

Please email with questions, thanks!!

Kayak and Canoe Day Trip Signup – Adult Leader

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    Supported Credit Cards: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Kayak and Canoe Day Trip Signup – Scout

This signup has closed. Please email if you want to try a last minute registration. Thanks!

Scout Cabin Campout – 9-18-2020 Leader

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