WELCOME TO SCOUTS BSA TROOP 1175!
Scouts BSA Troop 1175 is one of the Plainfield/Joliet IL area’s first all girl troops! We are excited to bring the scouting program to the area’s young women. Our charter organization, the Joliet Moose Lodge, has a long history of providing for area youth and with the help of our ‘brother troop’, Scouts BSA Troop 175, we are ready to hit the ground running and give your daughter an adventure of a lifetime! Our new Scoutmaster has been involved with scouting for close to 10 years as a parent, volunteer and leader.
WHAT IS SCOUTS BSA?
On February 1st, 2019, the Boy Scouts Of America relaunched the program formally known as Boy Scouts as Scouts BSA. Other than the name, nothing changes for the boy program. What DOES change is that there is now a program for girls which allows all girls aged 11 -17 to join a troop and earn all the same merit badges and ranks as the boys, up to and including Eagle Scout!
WAIT, THIS IS FOR GIRLS?
That’s right! With the launch of Scouts BSA, there is now a program for girls. It is a separate (but identical) program as the boys have. Scouts BSA troops ARE NOT CO-ED. There are all girl troops and all boy troops. There are co-ed programs offered by the Boy Scouts Of America known as Venturing, Sea Scouts and Exploring. These programs have been around a very long time, so girls in the BSA programs is nothing new.
WHAT ABOUT THE BOYS?
Looking for a boy troop? We’ve got you covered! The Joliet Moose Lodge charters both a boy and girl troop. The boy’s troop is Troop 175 and they meet at the same location as Troop 1175. You can get more information about Troop 175 by visiting their website at bsa175.com
IS SCOUTS BSA RIGHT FOR YOU? WELL, DO YOU ENJOY THE FOLLOWING?
Camping and Scouts go together like peanut butter and jelly. Our scouts learn how to put up and take care of a tent and depending on the campout, sleep alone or with another scout.
One of the most fun events our Scouting family enjoys is our canoe trips. Join us next time on a nice, relaxing 12 mile journey. You’ll love it!
One of the most important skills a scout learns is how to cook. Our scouts work together as a patrol to plan, purchase, prepare, cook and cleanup their meals.
Scout camps are a great place to try out different sports. Our campouts usually end up with some sort of game breaking out.
Hiking is a great way to enjoy nature. Illinois is home to many amazing trails and we love to explore them. Bored with Illinois trails? Don’t fear we also visit other states!
Scouts have the ability to work on merit badges which introduce all kids of life and work skills.