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Who We Are

Boy Scout Troop 924 is one of the oldest and most respected troops in Evanston. The Troop was chartered in 1926 and has been meeting at Northminster Presbyterian Church ever since. Through the years, many of the Troop’s members and leaders have also been members of Northminster. This has helped to create a strong relationship between the Church and the Troop.

By maintaining a high level of training and participation, Troop 924 has consistently had outstanding boy and adult leadership; its Scouts and Scouters have risen to become leaders in our schools and our community. We are proud that during nearly 80 years of operation, over 90 boys have earned Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.

The ideals of Boy Scouting are expressed through the Scout oath, motto, slogan, and law. These statements and other important information about Scouting are found in the Boy Scout Handbook.

Our current Scoutmaster is Claus Richter. The Scoutmaster is supported by a Troop Committee structure, in which all parents are expected to participate. Only through participation by parents in a variety of roles – Treasurer, event planners, fundraising organizers, and other functional roles – can the Troop effectively provide the Scouts a full experience of Scouting.

While advancement is an important part of the Troop program, it is not over-emphasized. Our Troop is a camping Troop, with monthly campouts and a two-week summer camp experience. Scouting in Troop 924 offers a boy the opportunity to be a leader. Scouting must be FUN. In Troop 924, every effort is made to make it so.