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Troop 2810 Info

On my honor I will do my best, To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;

To help other people at all times; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong,

mentally awake, and morally straight.


Boy Scout Troop 2810 is a boy-led troop with strong leadership and an emphasis on the outdoors, high adventure programs and character development.  The active troop has a camping trip planned every month with past and future trips to: exploring Eagle Cave, WI, participating in the local Klondike derby, helping with tornado cleanup in Washington, IL, kayaking on Lake Superior by Madeline Island, WI, canoeing on the Kickapoo River, building catapults at MacQueen Forest Preserve and hiking at Starved Rock.


The troop travels to Canyon Camp in Stockton for a week-long summer camp every year. While there the boys work on numerous badges, rank advancement and participate in camp-wide games, astronomy nighttime hike, the Battle of Bunker Hill, rifle shooting, and rappelling down the canyon walls. Another highlight was the yearly high adventure trip that sent a group to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Philmont is a premier high adventure camp set in the Sangre de Christo range of the Rocky Mountains, and it has over 214 square miles of rugged wilderness. The crew hiked 70 miles during their trip and climbed Mt. Phillips, Schaefer’s Peak and crossed Tooth Ridge to climb the iconic “Tooth of Time”. All these experiences built friendships, team work, and memories that will last a life time.  The 2015 high adventure trip will be a week-long canoe trip to the Boundary Waters in Minnesota.


Boys interested in joining are welcome at troop meetings that are held every Monday from 6:30-8:00 pm at Salem Lutheran Church at 1145 DeKalb Ave in Sycamore. If you have any questions, please contact Scoutmaster Terry Handel at trailtoeagle@comcast.net.


Origins of Troop 2810


Boy Scouts of America recently celebrated

100 years of scouting. In the spirit of expanding the scouting experience to more boys, Troop

2810 began on February 8, 2010.  Troop 2810 offers a huge variety of outdoor skills including hiking, backpacking, canoeing, fishing, swiming, camping, cooking techniques, summer camp, .22 rifles, archery, and leadership opportunities.   While we are a new troop, there is over

28 years of leadership and experience combined.


About Scouting


The mission of Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling the values of the Scout Oath and Law. 

Boys ages 11 - 17 eager to have fun and adventure, looking for leadership opportunities, want to enjoy new friendships and more are encouraged to join Troop 2810.  Boy Scouting is a program designed to develop self confidence, leadership, teamwork, respect, outdoor skills, with fun activities including camping, hiking, High Adventure opportunities, community service, summer camp, and many other events.

Strong Commitment to the

Values of Scouting

The purpose of Boy Scouts of America, incorpo- rated on February 8, 1910, is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities and educational programs in partnership with community organizations.

Scouting is designed to keep young people busy and involved in all sorts of projects. Scouts learn by doing, and learning values is as action-oriented as other Scouting programs. All are designed to help young people acquire the values that they will strive toward well beyond their Scouting years.


Passing these values on to the children through Scouting relies upon three components: caring adults, age-appropriate and purposeful activities, and meaningful roles in the community.


We are caring adults that create a safe haven and recognize the differences in the ages and stages of youth development so we can create a special place in Scouting for boys.


The Scout Oath and Law express a well-defined code of ethical and moral conduct.  We create a safe haven in Scouting, a place where everyone should feel physically and emotionally secure.


Our goal as leaders is to teach the values of Scouting with an exciting program, challenging activities, and real adventure for boys.


Outdoor Programs and Activities

Troop 2810’s outdoor adventures include month- ly campouts, summer camp, and High Adventure trips which have included Philmont Scout Ranch, National Jamboree, and Boundary Waters.  The

troop also has participated in community service projects such as Scouting for Food, recycling, and tree planting.

Troop 2810 Leadership


Troop 2810 is a boy led troop; it is run by boys for boys. Meetings, activities, and community service are planned by the boys with advice and oversight from adult leaders. The scouts elect their youth leaders.   The scouts learn to function in patrols and develop team- work, communication and leadership skills.


Troop 2810 has a very committed group of adults serving in leadership and committee positions.  Terry Handel (Scoutmaster and Eagle Scout) has 7 years experience as a Scoutmaster,

12 years as an Assistant Scoutmaster and 4 years as an Advancement Chair.  Marc Shipman has 10 years of experience as an Assistant Scoutmaster.  The remaining committee

members have over 30 years of combined experience in the Boy Scouts of America scouting program.  All adult leaders are fully trained in their positions.




Troop 2810 operates with a yearly budget. The troop offers several fundraising events throughout the year.   The profits are split between the troop and the scouts.  The Scouts have individual accounts which they can use for various scout related expenses.  Campouts, summer camp, and other activities are pay as you go.


Most Important-Scouting Is Fun!

 Troop 2810 loves the outdoors!  Whether it is camping, hiking, orienteering, snow activities, or water sports, we always have a great time!

BSA Troop 2810 - Sycamore, Illinois

Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, Reverent