Troop 140 G
Here at Troop 140 G, we are an adventurous group of girls who enjoy taking on challenges together. We are a close tight knit community and would love to see new members!
We meet in St. Mary's School.
50 N Buffalo Grove Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
From 7:30pm to 9pm every Monday.
Girl's Troop Scout Leader
Rick Boardman has been leading the Girls Troop 140 since its establishment in 2019. He has guided the troop through many challenges including navigating through the struggles of being a newly formed troop, the pandemic, and helping lead and mentor members into achieving the highest rank of Eagle.
Here are some of the things that we do!
We attended the Klondike Derby of 2022. A Klondike is when different Scout troops from all over the area gather and compete in a series of challenges while carrying the necessary supplies in a sled they built themselves.
Every summer, Troop 140 offers a trip to a week long Boy Scout Summer Camp, where there is a variety of programs and badges offered to Scouts. Scouts can choose from a variety of different merit badges they would like to work on and have a ton of fun while doing it. Summer Camp helps scouts develop leadership skills, step out of their comfort zone, and learn to make friends from all over the region.
Troop 140 offers many different types of weekend campouts all throughout the year. Scout's can focus on earning merit badges, complete requirements for the Scout ranks, and learn how to plan and cook for their troop. It is an excellent opportunity for Scouts to practice their leadership skills.
Every Monday at 7 pm, the Girl's troop meets in the school's library to work on advancing the seven ranks of Boy Scouts. We hold a variety of meetings ranging from focusing on teaching the younger scouts their requirements for advancing the ranks to having game nights to build the important sense of community. Even while teaching, we make sure to incorporate games to help the Scouts remember what they learned and most importantly, to have fun.
Boy Scouts is not only about camping and teaching young people leadership skills, it is also about giving back to the community. We offer many service opportunities ranging from manual work such as cleaning up St. Mary's cemetery or removing invasive plant species from our parks to participating in ceremonies to honor our veterans or collecting food for a food drive.
Troop 140 offers many camping trip throughout the year, but the greatest camping opportunities that they offer are the High Adventure Trips. It is open to scouts 14 and older and it is a wonderful chance to travel throughout the United States and do things in your wildest dreams. Every year, our older scouts have the opportunity to travel to the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico where they have the opportunity to scale the mountains and forests and make memories that last a life time. We have also gone scuba diving in the Bahamas,