BSA Troop # 657

Welcome !

Welcome to the web home of Troop 657!

Troop 657 is a boy-run troop. Leadership is one of the methods of Scouting. Every boy will have an opportunity to participate in both shared and total leadership. The meetings are planned and carried out by the patrol leaders' council. All duties for patrol activities are assigned by the patrol leader. Understanding the concepts of leadership helps the boy accept the leadership of others and helps him to grow into a more responsible adult.

Troop 657 is active in outdoor activities that allow scouts to grow by applying the skills learned during troop meetings in real situations. Scouts learn self-sufficiency and leadership by participating in events that are planned and excuted by the scouts. Scouts learn citizenship and societal roles by participating in service projects that satisfy various needs within the community. 

Our Charter Organization is Saints Peter and Paul Church in Cary, Illinois. They provide meeting facilities for us and ensure the program meets the guidelines of the Boy Scouts of America, and see that the scouts have trained leadership to meet the objectives of scouting.

If you are new to scouting, or if you are interested in joining our troop and would like more information, please contact our Scoutmaster


To join our troop we ask that you:
  • Meet the age requirements. Be a boy who is 11 years old, or one who has completed the fifth grade or earned the Arrow of Light Award and is at least 10 years old, but is not yet 18 years old.
  • Complete a Boy Scout application and health history signed by your parent or guardian.
  • Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Understand and agree to live by the Scout Oath or Promise, Law, motto, and slogan, and the Outdoor Code.
  • Turn in your Boy Scout application and health history form signed by your parent or guardian, then participate in a Scoutmaster conference.