Troop 19 actively recruits Webelos Scouts by providing activities that support the Arrow of Light program. We want Webelos to sample Boy Scouts, so we generally invite all Webelos dens to visit our meetings and host them at least at two camp-outs, where we serve our infamous Fairview Stew.
All Webelos are encouraged to contact a Scoutmaster, Webelos Coordinator, or a current Troop 19 Boy Scout about attending a regular Troop meeting.
Some of our Webelos-targeted events have included:
- Readyman Clinic – Work on many of the requirements for the Webelos Readyman Badge (early October)
- Fall Festival/Good Turn – Carve pumpkins for local nursing homes and enjoy s’mores, hot dogs, and apple cider with Troop 19 (late October)
- Fairview Stew Camp out – Travel to Camp Peairs on Lake Bloomington for more clinics in scouting essentials and conclude with our famous stew, stories, skits, and songs (mid November)
- Winter Camping Clinic – Covers various topics for safe and fun winter camping (mid January)
- Starved Rock Winter Hike / Camp Tuckabatchee Overnight – Enjoy hiking Starved Rock State Park in the winter in search of frozen waterfalls, then relax with more of our famous Fairview Stew at Camp Tuckabatchee, north of Ottawa, Illinois, where W.D. Boyce (founder of Scouting in America) is buried (Early February)
- Blue and Gold Crossover Ceremonies–Troop 19 is happy to join you for your Crossover ceremony. Simply contact our Webelos coordinator, or a scoutmaster to arrange your date (February and March)
Frequently Asked Questions
We have compiled answers to some of the most common questions about Scouting with Troop 19. Click the button below to download a PDF version.
Webelos to Scouts BSA Transition Guide
Ryan Hicks from Wood Badge Course C3-138-20, has developed an excellent resource to help you with the process of Troop Visiting. It helps by providing an example timeline, and a checklist for Troop visits.
Troop Visiting Video
Don Whitehead from Troop 19 and Wood Badge Course C3-138-20, has built a video helping Scouts and their adults understand about Troop visiting. This video helps explain what it means to “visit a Troop” as a Webelos or Arrow of Light Scout. It includes discussion items for before and after the Troop visit, in addition to what to look for during a Troop visit.