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Boy Scout Troop 516 serves Woodridge, IL and surrounding communities. We meet at Willow Creek Elementary School on Friday evenings during the school year & Prince of Peace Lutheran Church when the school is unavailable & during the summer months. We are active throughout the entire year with 12 months of camping, hiking and other activities.

We use the patrol method and are a youth run organization. The role of the adults in the Troop is one of helping the Scouts to learn leadership; to take responsibility and to plan then execute their own activities. Our supervision provides the Safe Scouting for the Scouts while allowing them enough room to learn from their own successes and mistakes. We see Scouting as an ideal program for helping boys learn to become the sort of men that others will respect and look up to.
If you would like additional information or atttend one of our meetings, click on the "Contact Us" Menu Item and send us an email. Thanks!

Summer Court of Honor - Picnic

Posted on Jul 21 2018 - 3:23pm

Please joins us on Aug 12th for the Summer Court of Honor at Herrick Lake. 

See attachement for more details.

Order of the Arrow Fall Fellowship

Posted on Jul 19 2018 - 2:21pm

Fellowship - Sept 7-9

 2017 09 OA Fall Fellowship DBrown 33The Order of the Arrow Fall Fellowship will be held on September 7-9, 2018. - Join us for FUN & fellowship at Camp Big Timber, 37W955 Big Timber Rd, Elgin, IL. Fall Fellowship weekend is an opportunity for both newly selected and current members of the Order of the Arrow to conduct service at our camp, share in fellowship, and learn more about what it is to be an Arrowman. It is an opportunity for Arrowmen to gather together and celebrate the past year in the lodge, learn more about how you can serve Scouting and the Order of the Arrow, have some fun, and elect new Lodge and Chapter Officers for next year.

Early Bird Member Fellowship Weekend Fee is $20 ($30 after August 26th). Location : Camp Big Timber, 37W955 Big Timber Rd, Elgin.  REGISTERNOW

Troop 516 On Staff At Camp Napowan

Posted on Jun 10 2018 - 5:30pm

Good luck to Charlie B, Neil O, Tyler N who are on staff at Camp Napowan for the 2018 season!!

New Scout Troop Leadership Positions

Posted on Apr 16 2018 - 3:34pm

Troop Elections were held at Big Cabin.

SPL: Colin Mason

ASPL: Charlie Busdecker, Karl Wright, Ricky Zawodniak

Snipes PL: Liam Burrel

Troop Facebook Page

Posted on Apr 13 2018 - 3:38pm

As everyone should be aware, our troop does have a Troop Facebook page where individuals can post scouting related items.  The Facebook page is Boy Scouts Troop 516.  It is a closed page which is only for families and leaders of the troop.  This is a safety reason since we do post pictures from activities for the benefit of our members.  Any member of the group page can add another member.  If you would like to be added, please let one of our leaders know. 

Campout behavior expectations

Posted on Apr 4 2018 - 8:40pm

Taken from the Troop 516 policy Manual.  (A bit out of date, but still workable!)


The behavior expectations for the Troop can be summarized in one sentence. Treat others as you would

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