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» What's New

Last updated: 11/29/15


» Parents/Scouts

Please review the calendar of events for the next several months and discuss upcoming events with your Scout. I have heard Scouts say they need to check with their parents before they can commit to the event.  Sign ups are at meetings and Scouts need to know if they can participate


» Rank Advancement Changes

Advancement changes are happening! Check out the link below for information on these changes and how they will affect your rank advancement on the way to Eagle.


Guide to Advancement
» Upcoming Events
12/1 Troop Meeting
12/5 Den Chief Training
12/6 OKPIK Classroom 3 Training
12/8 Troop Meeting
12/15 Winter Court of Honor
12/16 Troop Committee Meeting
12/19 Feed My Starving Children Service Project
12/29 Order of the Arrow Winter Banquet
12/31 Col. Henry Crown Leadership Nominations due
more upcoming events
Welcome !
Troop 85 serves Fox Lake IL and the surrounding communities. Through our active boys, active parents, and active leaders we maintain a fun, safe environment that teaches our young men the values and morals they need to become outstanding citizens in our community and nation.

Troop 85 meets at 6:30 PM every Tuesday at St. Bede's church, located past the intersection of Grand Ave. and Old Monaville Rd. in Ingleside. (map of St Bede Location) (
map of Grant Woods location)
Scouts, parents, and leaders can now sign up for a new one-way communication service to stay informed about the troop. This service is called Remind and can be set up to the email or cell phone (for texts) of your choice. Troop 85 is always trying to improve communication, so please click the link below and sign up today!



National Jamboree 2017

The link below will take you to the NEIC page to start the 2017 Jamboree application for youth and leaders.


2017 Jamboree

A Scouts Reference to Local Plants and Animals
Mr. Anderson wrote a book for second and first class requirements! You can get your free download here from the Scout Resources page, Scout Links tab.
We're on Facebook!
Troop 85 has started a Facebook group in an effort to improve communication with our scouts, parents, and leaders. Questions, ideas, photographs, and events can be shared with the group as long as they abide by the Scout Oath and Law. If you have a Facebook account, please join us!
Training Opportunities
Scouts and leaders are always encouraged to check the upcoming training schedule and offerings through the Northeast Illinois Council website. Many sessions are held on a limited basis, with limited class sizes, so you will need to take advantage of them when they are held. Check the NEIC Training Page often for upcoming sessions, to ensure availability.
Easy Fund Raiser!
Please bring your empty printer cartridges to Troop meetings! The Troop can now earn $ for them!!
Interested in Scouting?
Why join scouting?
Scouting reinforces the skills and values we want our sons to learn while they're having fun. Click the Joining tab for more reasons.

How do I Join?
Boy Scouting is open to any boy between the ages of 11 and 18. For more information please feel free to drop us an email or visit one of our weekly meetings.

Scouting is for parents, too!
Active, committed Leaders and parents are the heart and soul of a successful Troop. You don't need to have any special abilities to make a huge difference in a young man's life. Volunteer to help at one of our many events; you'll be glad you did!

Parents are encouraged to come in and listen to announcements during closing at 8:15pm.