About Us

Troop 516 was chartered in 1972 and has served the Woodridge Community for over 45 years. Our scouting program is 12 months a year and includes weekly meetings, monthly camping activities, participation in Council and District activities, an annual fund raiser, one week of summer camp, and an annual High Adventure Trip.

We are sponsored by Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. However, scouts in the troop are from many religious backgrounds and while we expect each scout to do his duty to God, we respect his right to worship God in the manner of his choice.


How To Become A Member

  • Meet the age requirement: Boys 11 to 17 years old; or completed the fifth grade and 10 years old; or earned the Arrow of Light Award and be at least 10 years old.

  • Complete the following forms: Boy Scout of America Youth Application; Annual Health Medical Record Form; Troop Resource Surveys; and Vehicle Information Forms.

  • Pay the joining fee.

Ours Is A Uniform Wearing Troop

All scouts wear uniforms to every scouting function. Each scout will need a scout shirt and some patches. All badges earned by the scout which go on the uniform are furnished by the troop. Scout pants (long or short), belt, and socks are optional. The troop wears Class B uniforms (troop t-shirt) during the summer and to certain events.


Our Troop Camps, Hikes, and Participates in Other Outdoor Activities Monthly

All troop camping is done under the supervision of trained adult leaders (parents) in accordance with the camping practices of the National Headquarters of the Boy Scouts of America. Each scout will need his own personal camping gear (i.e. backpack, sleeping bag, hiking boots, etc.). The Troop will provide a list of recommended gear for the various types of camp outs. The troop does own its own tents, lanterns, cooking equipment, and other camping gear.

In addition to regular monthly camp outs, the troop also camps for one week each summer at a resident camp. Our goal during summer camp is to teach scouts scouting skills and about the wonders of the great outdoors, while ensuring they have an experience they will remember for a lifetime.


Our Troop Does Service Projects

Boy Scouts was founded on the idea of the "Good Turn Daily".  Accordingly, our troop is quick to volunteer for opportunities for service to our chartering organization, our neighborhood, and our community. Each scout is expected to do his share of this service work.

Our Troop Is Insured

Troop 516 emphasizes safety during training and activities. The Boy Scouts of America carries insurance to cover scouts and scouters as might be necessary in an emergency. This insurance is paid for by the troop and the scout.