Scout Swim Day at the Centre of Elgin

Sunday, November 4th from 2pm-5pm.


  • Location:100 Symphony Way, Elgin.
  • Cost per Scout $3. Pay at Aquatics Desk.
  • Swim and have fun on the boards or slide.
  • Coaching on swim strokes, Scout and adult.
  • 1st and 2nd Class requirements possible.
  • To finish partials in Swimming and Lifesaving that day, contact Bob Faber at r.faber@nullsbcglobal.net advise what you need to complete the badge.

Please Contact Bob Faber if plan on attending so adequate life Guards can be present.

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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.

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District Pinewood Derby

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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.

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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


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