Welcome to the home of the Great Bear District!

Here is where you will find the most up to date news and information about the Great Bear District and Scouting!

The Great Bear District serves the youth in the following areas  Bartlett, Streamwood,

Carpentersville, West and East Dundee, Hanover Park, Gilberts, Elgin, Hampshire.

Please feel free to give us a look!


2019 Great Bear District Pinewood Derby

Check-In: Friday, April 26th 6:30 pm -8:30 pm

Race Day: Saturday, April 27th  9:30 am

Spring Hill Mall 1072 Spring Hill Mall  – Sears Wing

2019 Pinewood Registration
Pinewood Derby Rules

We also have some exciting news!  NEW THIS YEAR is an OUTLAW race!!!  Rules are much more relaxed than our regular race rules.  ANYONE can enter this race!  But all participants must be registered electronically via the link below and pay the $5 fee.  The link below also contains the rules specifically for the outlaw race.  PLEASE NOTE—If you have a Scout racing in the regular race, they probably will not want to race their current car in the outlaw race as it could get ruined before the BIG RACE!  😉

Outlaw Race


Why Join Scouting?

As a worldwide brotherhood, Scouting is unique. It is based on the principles of loving and serving God, of human dignity and the rights of individuals, and of recognizing the obligation of members to develop and use their potential. It is a movement dedicated to bringing out the best in people. Cub Scouting doesn’t emphasize winning as an end result, but rather the far more demanding task of doing one’s best.

When Scouting can help nurture courage and kindness and allow boys to play, to laugh, to develop their imaginations, and to express their feelings, then we will have helped them grow. We want boys to become useful and stable individuals who are aware of their own potential. Helping a boy to learn the value of his own worth is the greatest gift we can give him.

Latest Announcements

Great Bear District Closet

Please continue to support the Great Bear District, uniform recycling program. If you have any uniform pieces that your Scout has outgrown, please contact Louis Hernandez at 847-888-8094. Louis will keep an inventory of uniform pieces and help make sure that all scouts who need a uniform, have one.  

Upcoming Events & Meetings


See calendar of events and meetings