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

From Our Facebook Page

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Pack 44 Spent the afternoon several weeks ago enjoying the beauty of Half Day Woods.
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Some activities Pack 44 can work on now that the weather is getting nicer.

In no particular order. Please let me know if there are any ones in particular you really like.

Roadside Cleanup:
Clean up Lakeview Parkway between Greggs Pkwy and Hawthorne Pkwy.

Cub mobile, pinewood derby, rain gutter regatta, space derby

Bicycle maintenance & safety

Make a popsicle stick bird feeder craft

Make a DIY Dinosaur Dig Kit

Ham radio / walkie talkie activities - did you know SMV has a couple of HAM radios in the basement along with a full size radio antenna?

Different treasure hunts:
Nature hunts: plants, birds, animals, use Saint Mary of Vernon Reflection Trail Signs

Fire safety and fire building activities

Junior Olympic activities: long jump, 100 yard dash, push-ups, sit ups, pull-ups, hammer throw, crab crawl, deer walk, sack race, three Legged race,

First aid:
Care for burns, cuts and scratches.

Camp out at Saint Mary of Vernon Church (star gazing also if the sky is clear).

Sal Costanza
Pack 44 Cubmaster
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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