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Welcome New Scouts!

Class B T-Shirts
All new scouts who turn in their application and registration payment by April 6 will receive a free Troop 964 Class B T-shirt. Submit your T-Shirt size so we can place the order.

Troop Newsletter
A troop email is sent out once or twice a week.  It is the primary way we communicate events to the troop.  Please subscribe to the email distribution list by submitting the form below.  You can easily remove your name later from the distribution list by clicking the link at the bottom of each newsletter email.  Most scouts eventually sign up as well.

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Monday nights, 7:15-8:45 pm at the Ela Town Hall.  Troop meetings are held throughout the year, except for August (off month).  Check the calendar on this website for any cancellations due to school holiday breaks.  We meet a the American Legion a few times a year in March and November due to elections being held at Ela Town Hall.  Be sure to check the troop calendar for the schedule. 

Upcoming Events:
Monday, Feb 24- Troop Meeting at Ela
Monday, Mar 2 – Troop Meeting at Legion – OA Elections
Monday, Mar 9 – Troop Meeting at Legion – SPL Elections
Saturday, March 14th – Shooting Sports outing – McHenry Sportsman Club followed by lockin at Scout Cabin
Monday, Mar 16 – Spring Court of Honor – Legion
Monday, Mar 23 – No troop meeting due to Spring Break



Our normal registration and activity fee is $144 (covering January-December).  For 2020, scouts joining in February, 2020, the cost is $75.

Turn in fee with your completed/signed application by the first Monday in April to Ms. Earley.  Fee can be cash or check.  Make any check out to “Troop 964”.



Please complete the BSA Healthform  You only need to fill out PARTS A and B for registration.  Turn in to Maryann with your application and fee by the first Monday in April.

Note:  Please save the form on your computer, since you will need to fill this out every year.  It’s easier to just change any information each year rather than completely filling it out again.


The troop will provide neckerchief, slider, shoulder lapels, Troop 964 patch, and book.

The purchase of a standard tan Boy Scout shirt is required.  Scout pants and socks are optional to purchase but nice to have.

You can purchase these from one of the scout stores.

Arlington Heights Scout Shop
617 E. Golf Road Suite 101
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Phone: (847) 640-4430

Google Map

Monday – Friday 9 AM – 6 PM
Saturday 9 AM – 3 PM

Click on the following image go a guide to where the patches belong:




If you are joining the troop in April or May, please see the Owasippe page.

Summer Camp Financial Aid (Campership)

There is a council financial aid program for summer camp for those needing assistance.  The deadline each year is April 1.

Complete the application here   Our district is Signal Hill.

Tuesday Night Scout Swim

Scouts will be taking the BSA swim test when arriving at summer camp, which is 100 yards.  In addition, scouts will have the opportunity to complete the swimming merit badge while at camp.

For those wishing to brush up on their swimming skills, there is a program in Glenview that is EXCELLENT.

The Playdium at Our Lady of Perpetual Help
1776 Glenview Road | Glenview, IL

Classes and times:
Learn to Swim | 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Swimming Merit Badge | 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Life Saving Merit Badge | 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

2020 Tuesday Night session dates:
SPRING: March 17 – May 19th

The cost for the spring session is $40.


Permission slips with due dates for events are emailed out to all Scouts.  Your email has been given to the events coordinator.  Watch your email for these upcoming events.

New Scout Shakedown / Trailer Shakedown – Tentatively planned for Sunday, April 5th – 10:00am to 12:15pm
The scouts will inventory equipment on trailer (tents, dining fly, stoves, patrol boxes, first aid kit, lanterns, tarps, fuels). The scouts will make sure everything is in good working order, and then loaded back onto the trailer for the following weekend’s Camp-O-Ree. New scouts will also learn how to set up troop tents, troop dinning fly, and how to use troop stoves.  The event normally lasts around 2 hours in the afternoon at the Legion.   I will send out an update with the exact time but it will probably be around noon.
Parent Orientation / Owasippe Summer Camp Orientation – TBD
We will be holding a 45 minute PARENT ORIENTATION presentation, where we will explain how the troop works.  We will also hold a 30 minute OWASIPPE SUMMER CAMP presentation.  The meeting is recommended for parents of first year Scouts as well as Scouts going to summer camp for their first time.
These presentations will be held in April, but we are still working on the scheduling of a facility.


Download the 2015- 964 Scout & Parent Troop Guide.

Camping Guides:

Cold Weather Camping Guide

Sample weekend packing list

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