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!


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

Elgin 4th of July Parade Info

Join Great Bear District to march in the Elgin 4th of July parade!  Read both attachments for the information needed.  See you on July 4th!

Volunteering Opportunity

Hilltop Community Suppers out of West Dundee is looking for some volunteers to help with their events on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. see the flyer for details.   Please disregard the post-it note on one of the pages  

Upcoming Events & Meetings


See calendar of events and meetings