Welcome to the home of Cub Scout Pack 44, Boy Scout Troop 44 and Venture Crew 44 !

Our scouting units are part of the Aptakisic District of the Northeast Illinois Council of the Boy Scouts of America and are sponsored by the Men’s Club of St. Mary of Vernon Catholic Church.

We are looking for members of our community to volunteer their time to help us grow our scouting organization, as well as boys from the age of 5 years old and up beginning as Lion Scouts, http://scoutingwire.org/lion/ for kindergarten aged boys. We are looking for:

  • New adult leaders.
  • New Scouts.
  • We are looking to grow our Scout organizations, Cub Scout Pack 44, Boy Scouts 44, and Venture Crew 44.

We have:

  • The income to support a growing organization: Christmas Tree, Poinsettia, and Popcorn Sales.
  • A great facility at Saint Mary of Vernon both indoors and outdoors.

We continue to support Saint Mary of Vernon with social events:

  • Pancake Breakfast.
  • Italian Fest.
  • Faith Days Family Fall Fest.

We have completed at Saint Mary of Vernon More Than Six Troop 44 Eagle Projects Since 2001:

  • Lighted Volley Ball Court.
  • Prayer Labynrith.
  • Reflection Trail Benches.
  • Friendship Circle setting, and several landscape features.

We own:

  • A 6 Person Camper.
  • Troop Trailer.
  • Complete Ham Radio Station.
  • Plenty of New Tents and Other Camping Equipment.

We Meet:

SMV Business Building Basement

  • Cub Scout Pack 44, Boys, Kindergarten thru 5th Grade, 1st & 3rd Wednesday, Monthly, 6:30 to 8:00 pm.
  • Boy Scout Troop 44, Boys, 11 to 18, 2nd & 4th Monday, Monthly, 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

Hitz Pizza

  • Venture Crew 44, Girls and Boys, 14 to 21, 2nd & 4th Wednesday, Monthly, 7:00 to 8:30 pm.


Check out our Facebook Page: Troop 44 Questions? Contact: Gary Schiappacasse

Scouting in the News...

Video Credit J. Darlington, Eagle Scout for Scouting Video

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Pack 44 is planning a series of "socially distanced" fun activities for the month of October.

Trail hike at SMV, practice pitching a tent, followed by a campfire lunch.

HAM Radio/ Scouting Jamboree Day

Scouts practice making maps of the church trails and the field, and use walkie talkies to communicate, followed by a campfire lunch.

Hike the MacArthur Woods portion of the Des Plaines River Trail - followed by a campfire lunch at SMV.

Halloween Fun - Hide candy along SMV Reflection Trail and other safe areas on the 17 acre church property, mark them on maps the kids made, and let the kids use their maps to try to find them. Some easy, and some more difficult,and have a campfire lunch / dinner - the Scouts eat their candy for dessert.
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4 months ago

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Scout Master Gary Schiappacasse District Award of Merit Winner

For more details call Gary Schiappacasse 847-362-9364 Scoutmaster: Pack 44 Troop 44 Venture Crew 44