Sir Robert Baden-Powell

Sir Robert Baden-Powell

British Army Officer

Boy Scout Founder

1857 - 1941


In Scouting, a boy is encouraged to educate himself instead of being instructed.

The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light.

The more responsibility the Scoutmaster gives his patrol leaders, the more they will respond.

General information

Troop 79 has been in existence since January 1920. During this time approximately three thousand boys have passed through our troop. Troop 79 has a long history of Scouting excellence, with many young men having advanced to the rank of Eagle Scout. Our troop is sponsored by the Old Town Triangle Association.

We are a troop run by boys for boys. Our troop operates via the traditional 'patrol method'. Boy Scouts are one of the few organizations for youth where the adults are not 'in charge'. The boys manage most aspects of troop operation under the guidance of our adult leaders.

The troop meets weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Menomonee Clubhouse located at 244 West Willow Street, Chicago, IL 60614.

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