BSA Clinton Troop 142

 

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WELCOME to the home of Clinton Boy Scout Troop 142 Clinton, IL

BSA Troop 142 exists to serve boys by instilling values, preparing them to make ethical choices over their lifetime and to enable them to achieve their full potential.  We accomplish this by working toward three aims – participating citizenship; moral strength and character; and development of physical, mental and emotional fitness.

Our values are based upon the Scout Oath and Law.

Troop 142 has prided itself on being a member of the Clinton, IL community for more than three decades. In those decades, many things have changed but many have not. We do find ourselves being called by our newer number Troop 1142 at times, but tradition holds us to Troop 142, so if you hear either, rest assured as we go by both.

We currently have a very active group of young men and many leaders.  The troop participates in the Christmas Parade, Memorial Day Services, AmVets Flag Services, Canned Food Drive, Adopt-A-Highway, and other various community service projects.

For the past few years we have been involved in a massive project at Weldon Springs State Park where we are working on restoring Black Locust Campground to its former glory — home to many Scout, YMCA,  youth groups and other activities back in the late 20th century.

Troop 142 is very active in the outdoors, camping about once a month year-round.  Outdoor hiking, fishing, wilderness skills, first aid, pioneering, orienteering, and many other skills are taught by older Scouts and Scouters during our events.

The troop is an active ‘Scout’ led program supervised by ‘Scouters’, some of whom were once Scouts in the troop prior to becoming adult leaders.

We always entertain new membership please contact us!

2 Comments

  1. Proud to have served Troop 142 for about 15 years, 10 of which I led the committee as Chairman working very closely with Scoutmaster Melvin Riegel and troop leadership.

  2. FYI-I am the sm of troop 94 in Prophetstown and we would be interested in ur mb day, however u have picked the same day as the 3rd annual Quad City merit badge clinic at UT high school. We have already signed up for that mb clinic. I hope it doesnt affect the success of your mb day. You may want to chose a different weekend in future. I use meritbadge.info to see upcoming events. Best of luck!
    Lori

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