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!


District Pinewood Derby


Saturday, April 28, 2018

Spring Hill Mall

Event Details

Please join us at the 2018


Annual Recognition Dinner

March 2, 2018 (Friday)


Save the Dates

April 13-15th: Spring Camporee @ Big Timber

April 28th: District Pinewood @ Springhill Mall

Details for all events will be posted soon

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

District Recognition Dinner

Please join us at the 2018 GREAT BEAT DISTRICT Register Online   Annual Recognition Dinner March 2, 2018 (Friday) Bartlett Fire Barn 218 S. Main Street Bartlett, IL  60103 Printable Flyer Details: 6:30 Gathering, 7:30 Dinner District Awards Presentation after dinner The nomination forms for the awards that will be given out at the dinner…

Klondike Derby

Outpost Delta, Ice Planet Hoth Rebel commanders, prepare your patrols for a day of testing their scout skills at outpost Delta on the ice planet Hoth. (Sorry, no Tauntauns will be allowed in the exercises.) Prepare your patrol sleds for a day of fun and testing your patrol cohesiveness and scout skills. During the day,…

Upcoming Events & Meetings


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