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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

Coming Soon


Save the Date

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

Philmont Scout Ranch Info

Check out the information provided at the April Round Table by Chris Fitzsimons [gview file=”http://greatbeardistrict.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Philmont-Scout-Ranch-pitch.pdf”]

Upcoming Events & Meetings


See calendar of events and meetings