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!


2017 Great Bear Spring Campore

April 21-23

Space…. A Scouts Frontier

Our camporee, hosted by Troop 66, will be held at the Rochelle Adventure Base, Rochelle, IL.

This year’s theme is Space…. A Scouts Frontier. Boldly go where no scout has gone before! Great Bear District and Troop 66 would like you to come out and join us at the 2017 camporee.

Please respond by email to Cyndi Melone,  cdmelone@nullsbcglobal.net  if  your troop is planning to attend the camporee by the 24th of February with an approximate number of scouts attending.   Check in is from 6:30pm-9:00pm on April 21st.

Spring Camporee Registration

2017 Great Bear District Pinewood Derby

The 2017 Pinewood Derby will  be held on Saturday April 29th,2017 at Spring Hill Mall Carpentersville, Il

Check in time: 9:30am -10:15 am

Race Time: 10:45 am

Pre-Race Check In: Friday April 28th  6:00-pm to 8:30 pm

REGISTRATION MUST BE PAID BY 4/22/17. No money can be exchanged at Spring Hill Mall.

FEES Paid By:
April 7, 2017: $45.00 per Pack
April 8 – April 14: $50.00 Per Pack
April 15 – April 22: $55.00 Per Pack

Rules Available on the “Forms Tab” of the District Website

Where do I Register my Pack:    Click Here

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

Buddy Baseball


Pack 17

Cub Scout Pack 17 Sends Cookies to Troops Overseas Cub Scout Pack 17 chose to use their holiday to earn service hours and help our Troops overseas For the rest of the story click on the picture to access the story link. http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-elgin-scouts-pack-cookies-st-0217-20160216-story.html  

Upcoming Events & Meetings


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