Troop 37 was founded in Geneva, Illinois in 1954. The troop and the city has seen a great deal of change in this far western suburb of Chicago since then. The Troop has been a positive influence on countless generations of Geneva’s youth and we look forward to another 50 years. In 2004, the troop celebrated it 50th year of scouting with a year long celebration. Troop 37 scouts and leaders proudly wear the 50-Year unit bar on their uniforms.
Significance of the Eagle Rank
Webster’s dictionary describes an eagle as a large bird of prey with sharp vision and powerful wings, famous for their strength, size, grace, and keen vision. It is the national emblem for the United States. Though the eagle is found throughout the world, it is never found in abundance; it is always rare and it is always a superb specimen.
In Scouting the eagle stands for strength of character, and for knowledge of all phases of Scouting. The eagle represents an understanding of community and nation, and a deep respect for same. The eagle is a symbol of what a young man has done as well as what that young man will do, and will be, when he grows to manhood. The eagle is a leader. The eagle is respected, both by his peers and by his adult leaders.
The EAGLE SCOUT AWARD is the highest award available to youth members of the Boy Scouts of America. It represents many years of dedicated effort , and the successful completion of a long process which started when the young man became a Boy Scout. It is a demonstration of how people, working together, can truly help mold a young man with a solid sense of leadership, citizenship, and responsibility.
View a list of Troop 37′s Eagle Scouts Since 1958
|History of Eagle Scout badges|
Troop 37 Scoutmasters
Scoutmasters form the backbone of support for the troop. They are the
primary adult leadership within the troop responsible for setting the direction of the troop, leading the day to day and night to night activities of the troop, and most importantly mentoring scouts as the grow into young adults. They are also responsible s the safety and security of all scouts.
|Troop 37 Scoutmasters from 1954 to Present|
|1||Ronald J. Sutton Jr.||1954~1956|
|2||G. Robert Ball||1957~1960|
|7||Arthur L. Brevik||1972|
|24||AB J Hougland||1996~1998|
|26||James Henry Haugen||2005|
|29||Rosario J. Sparacio||2010~Present|
Coming Soon!Awards & Recognition for Troop 37