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Troop Meetings Tuesdays 7:00 PM; First United Methodist Church of La Grange

Troop Committee Meetings
First Sunday every month, 7:00 PM



Troop 14
LaGrange, IL


Des Plaines
811 W. Hillgrove
LaGrange, IL 60525

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the Mission of Scouting?

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath & Law.

Q. What are the Aims of Scouting?

    - Moral strength
    - Integrity
    - Values
    - Participating in democracy
    - Cognizant of obligations to society
    - Government
    - Physical
    - Mental
    - Emotional

Q. What are the Methods of Scouting?

  • Ideals
  • Patrol Method
  • Outdoors
  • Advancement
  • Adult Association
  • Personal Growth
  • Leadership Development
  • Uniform

Q: What kind of tents do the scouts sleep in during regular weekend camping outings?

A: Alps Mountaineering Taurus AL4

  • Full fly
  • 2 self-assembling aluminum poles; tent with snaps, not sleeves
  • Two doors, two vestibules
  • 64 sq foot floor

A: Our Venture (High School age) scouts can bring their own tents on campouts. We also have a number of Eureka Timberline 4's.

Q: The scouts in troop 14 camp and cook using the Patrol Method. What type of Fly do they use on campouts?

A: A Eureka VCS 16. Also called a Eureka 16' Polyester Wall Variable Component Shelter.

  • These lightweight, compact shelters are convertible from canopy to protected room. The 16' model includes a clip-in screen room, or a clip-in ripstop polyester fabric room for sleeping or protected storage area
  • Base shelter and poly-room side-walls: 1.9oz. ripstop polyester
  • Poly-room roof: 40D no-see-um net

Q: What is the difference between a class "A"and a class "B" uniform?

A: Simplified, Class A is a full dress uniform with official scout shirt, and class B can be jeans with a scout t-shirt

Q: How does my son learn the scout skills and advance?  

A: Scouts skills are taught at troop meetings and campouts. The more meetings and campouts in which your son participates, the faster he will advance. Older scouts called Troop Guides and Instructors are also available to provide special instruction. You can work with your son. The instructional material is in the Scout Handbook

Q: What does it cost to be a scout in Troop 14?

A: The annual dues are only $60. Throughout the year, we hold many fundraising (popcorn, Christmas wreaths, spaghetti dinner) activities to keep our costs down and allow participating scouts the opportunity to earn enough to more than pay for dues, outings and all other activities!

Q: When does a Scout get his Scout Neckerchief?

A: The Troop gives a Troop 14 neckerchief to all Scouts as soon as they make SCOUT RANK.

Q: How can I as a parent learn more about scouting and how the troop functions?


  1. Briefly review the Scout Handbook (above).
  2. Obtain and read the Troop 14 Parent's Guide.
  3. Ask questions of the Troop Committee Chair, the Scoutmaster, or any of the Assistant Scoutmasters.




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