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Boy Scout Troop 166

Ministry Lead: Kevin Sheehan Contact Phone: 224-345-7200 Email: 

Troop 166 is a Boy Scout organization chartered by the Northwest Suburban Council and sponsored by the St. James Women’s Club. It has been in continuous existence for more than 50 years. Boy scouting is open to all boys who have completed 5th grade or who are 11-17 years old. Boy scouting is designed to develop character and provide values-based leadership training for youth in an environment of responsible fun and adventure. Troop 166 scouts participate in a number of outdoor and indoor activities. They also give back to the parish and community at large by assisting at the parish picnic, working with the Knight of Columbus and by donating time at Frontier Days. The boys meet every Monday minus the third Monday of each month, from 7:00 – 8:00pm in the O’Brien Room.

Cub Scouts

Ministry Lead: Todd Koclanis Contact Phone: (847) Email:

The values of a Catholic community are extended perfectly through the Cub Scouts organization. The Cub Scout promise reminds a boy to do his best for God and his country and to help other people. It also requires the boy’s family to be involved in his achievements. Cub Scouts is open to boys from 1st through 5th grade, at which time they are eligible to become Boy Scouts. “Pack” meetings are usually held once per month during the school year and often involve special activities. “Dens” are small groupings of the “pack” organized by grade level.

Girl Scouts

Ministry Lead: Kathryn Boudart Contact Phone:630-740-7289 Email:

Girl Scouts has had a long tradition at St. James school. Starting at kindergarten and continuing through eighth grade, girls are taught to partner their faith and dedication to church while developing lifelong leadership skills within the guidelines of (GSGCNWI) The Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana. They learn to set goals, overcome challenges, develop self-esteem while actively participating in service work at St. James and within the community. They follow the Girl Scout Promise to…serve God, and country, to help people at all times and to live by the Girl Scout Law. The Law includes, honesty, inclusion, respect and responsibility which the girls are taught in different activities and in turn earn patches and pins that commend their success.  Annually St. James honors the Girl Scouts at a mass in February.  The Girl Scouts at St. James also earn religious emblems honored by the Archdiocese of Chicago. Our leadership team teaches the Scouts to be strong girls with confidence and character.