BSA Troop # 657

About Us


We are an active scout led troop that follows the guidelines set forth by the Boy Scouts of America. We promote growth in leadership though an established program that has evolved over the past 100 years. It is the purpose of the Boy Scouts of America to provide an effective program designed to instill within the youth desirable qualities of character, to train them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to help develop their personal fitness. We are firm believers in the Patrol method implemented in a Boy led troop.

Boy Scout Troops are all chartered by an organization that is responsible to ensure adequate trained leadership and suitable objectives for the scouts. Cary Troop 657 is sponsored by Saints Peter and Paul Church, Cary, Illinois.

Whether you are new to scouting, new to the area, or crossing over from Cub Scouts, please contact us for more information on how our program works for our scouts. We would be happy to have a visit during one of our troop meetings.


  • Growth in moral strength and character.
  • Participating in citizenship (obligations to other people, to society, and to the government that presides over that society).
  • Development of physical, mental, and emotional fitness.


Advancement- Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps to overcome them through the advancement process. The Scout plans his advancement and progresses at his own pace as he overcomes each challenge.

Adult Association- Boys learn from the examples set by their adult leaders. Troop leadership may be male or female and association with adults of high character is encouraged at this stage in a young man’s development.

Personal Growth- As Scouts plan their activity, and progress toward their goals, they experience personal growth. Boys grow as they participate in community service projects and do good turns for others.

Ideals- The Ideals of Scouting are spelled out in the Scout Oath, Law, Motto and Slogan.

Patrols- The patrol method allows Scouts to act in small groups where they can easily relate to each other. These small groups determine troop activities through their elected leaders.

Outdoors- Boy Scouting is designed to take place in the outdoors. It is in the outdoors that Scouts share responsibilities and learn to live with each other.

Leadership Development- Boy Scouting encourages boys to learn and practice leadership skills. Every Scout has the opportunity to participate in both shared and total leadership situations.

Uniform- The uniform makes the Scout troop visible as a force of good and creates a positive youth image in the community.