Troop 10 provides a year-round program for all boys age 11-18, and encourages participation by those of every religion, race, culture, economic background, individual diversity and ability. We maintain an environment that is free from discrimination and that embraces the principles of equality, excellence, and mutual respect.
Scouting in Elgin Since 1925
Founded in 1925, Troop 10 is Elgin’s oldest Boy Scout troop! The troop first met at the Oddfellows building (shown here) on Spring Street in downtown Elgin. In the 1990s, the troop became chartered by the Izaak Walton League of Elgin and began meeting at our current location at the lodge at the Izaak Walton Center. Troop 10 is scout-run and meets every monday at 7:00 pm. The lodge is located on an 11 acre nature reserve on the southeast side of Elgin.
We protect Nature
Troop 10 is chartered by Elgin’s Izaak Walton League, one of the oldest conservation groups in America. Troop 10 works with the organization to study and preserve our rivers and streams. Our troop helps clean the Willow and Poplar Creeks that run behind the lodge where we meet. With the Izaak Walton League’s 11 acre nature reserve, our troop has the opportunity to explore and learn about nature each week.
We have Adventures
Troop 10 Scouts plan out monthly camping trips that take them to a variety of places. They explore caves, dig for fossils, go fishing, canoe, rock-climb, hike, have fun and learn about the outdoors!
We learn cool stuff
Scouts in Troop 10 work together to earn their ranks, experience new things and learn leadership skills. Through the merit badge program, scouts explore a variety of interests and occupations.
Scouts in Troop 10 learn to work independently and achieve valuable leadership skills. The majority of scouts in Troop 10 earn the rank of Eagle, the highest honor in Boy Scouts.
Where we meetTroop 10 meets at the Izaak Walton Lodge Mondays at 7:00 pm. The lodge is located at 899 Jay Street on the southeast side of Elgin.