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(Westchester, Illinois)
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Thanks for stopping by the online home of Troop 1 of Westchester, IL. Our goal is to help young men develop leadership skills while participating in exciting activities and community projects. We encourage our scouts to enjoy camping, canoeing, skiing and other rewarding adventures in the great outdoors. Highlights of our Troop include summer camp.

Troop 1 is a very strong and active organization for the youth of our community. We have an extremely dedicated and active parent group. Our Scoutmaster, Mike Brillakis, and our many committed Assistant Scoutmasters work hard to train all our young men to achieve beyond their potential.  We have over 35 years combined Scouting experience.

"The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others."

Robert Baden-Powell

BSA Mission Statement

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

Scout Oath    Scout Law
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 keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
  A Scout is:
 Boy Scouts. Be Prepared - For Anything.
Most boys avoid obstacles.  Boy Scouts seek them.  They live for any opportunity to display their abilities while learning new skills.  Camping is fun.  Surviving a downpour in the middle of the night is an adventure.  Cooking over a campfire is fun.  Learning which wild berries are edible is survival.  Spending a weekend in the woods is fun.  Breaking camp without leaving a trace is admirable.  These are invaluable experiences that can be had in Scouting.  These are life lessons that transform today's Boy Scouts into tomorrow's leaders.

BSA Vision

The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.