Troop 37 Webelos Invitational Is Saturday Sept. 15

  • The Boy Scouts and leaders of Troop 37 are pictured after canoeing on the Galena River in April.

    The Boy Scouts and leaders of Troop 37 are pictured after canoeing on the Galena River in April. Courtesy of Troop 37

Submitted by Rob Nesvacil, Troop 37

The Boy Scouts of Troop 37 are hosting their annual Webelos Invitational from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Saturday, Sept. 15. This outdoor activity is open to all youth, with an emphasis on fourth- and fifth-graders who are current members of a Cub Scout pack.

The Invitational will be held at Camp Alphonse, Deer Grove West Forest Preserve, 1393 W. Dundee Road, in Palatine. Parking is available at the forest preserve lot on the north side of Dundee Road, about one half-mile west of Quentin Road.

RSVP to Assistant Scoutmaster Thom Banholzer at, so that the troop can plan for enough supplies.

Troop 37 has a 75-year history and is sponsored by the St. Peter's Lutheran Laymen's League in Arlington Heights. Troop 37 is open to all youth interested in Scouting. During 2017-2018, several Scouts from Troop 37 earned Eagle Scout rank.

Troop 37's mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Members of Troop 37 come from several communities, including Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect, Roselle, Barrington and more.

The troop has outings and activities every month of the year. Recent adventures have included: canoeing on the Galena River and at Boundary Waters Canoe Area; bicycling the historic Wisconsin Elroy-Sparta Trail; backpack hiking on the Ice Age Trail; charter boat fishing on Lake Michigan and camping at Camp Napowan, Rock Cut State Park and more.

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