Welcome to the home of Cub Scout Pack 44, Boy Scout Troop 44 and Venture Crew 44 !

Our scouting units are part of the Aptakisic District of the Northeast Illinois Council of the Boy Scouts of America and are sponsored by the Men’s Club of St. Mary of Vernon Catholic Church.

We are looking for members of our community to volunteer their time to help us grow our scouting organization, as well as boys from the age of 5 years old and up beginning as Lion Scouts, http://scoutingwire.org/lion/ for kindergarten aged boys. We are looking for:

  • New adult leaders.
  • New Scouts.
  • We are looking to grow our Scout organizations, Cub Scout Pack 44, Boy Scouts 44, and Venture Crew 44.

We have:

  • The income to support a growing organization: Christmas Tree, Poinsettia, and Popcorn Sales.
  • A great facility at Saint Mary of Vernon both indoors and outdoors.

We continue to support Saint Mary of Vernon with social events:

  • Pancake Breakfast.
  • Italian Fest.
  • Faith Days Family Fall Fest.

We have completed at Saint Mary of Vernon More Than Six Troop 44 Eagle Projects Since 2001:

  • Lighted Volley Ball Court.
  • Prayer Labynrith.
  • Reflection Trail Benches.
  • Friendship Circle setting, and several landscape features.

We own:

  • A 6 Person Camper.
  • Troop Trailer.
  • Complete Ham Radio Station.
  • Plenty of New Tents and Other Camping Equipment.

We Meet:

SMV Business Building Basement

  • Cub Scout Pack 44, Boys, Kindergarten thru 5th Grade, 1st & 3rd Wednesday, Monthly, 6:30 to 8:00 pm.
  • Boy Scout Troop 44, Boys, 11 to 18, 2nd & 4th Monday, Monthly, 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

Hitz Pizza

  • Venture Crew 44, Girls and Boys, 14 to 21, 2nd & 4th Wednesday, Monthly, 7:00 to 8:30 pm.


Check out our Facebook Page: Troop 44 Questions? Contact: Gary Schiappacasse

Scouting in the News...

Video Credit J. Darlington, Eagle Scout for Scouting Video

From Our Facebook Page

4 weeks ago

Troop 44

Thursday, October 11, 2018 Suburbs
Vernon Hills News

St. Mary's fall fest all about fellowship and community

Denys Bucksten Pioneer Press

More than 300 people joined the St. Mary of Vernon’s Harvest Blessings Fall Festival Oct. 6 to take a trip on hayrides, play games and share food and fellowship.

The free event at the Vernon Hills church is a joint effort by St. Mary and Boy Scout Troop 44. Co-organizers are Scoutmaster Gary Schiappacasse and Associate Youth Minister Jen Daniels.

Admission was either a box of doughnuts or canned goods. Schiappacasse said the festival netted about five large boxes of canned goods for the church’s food outreach efforts.

The spirit of giving moved Nickolas Freihammer, 9, who won a goldfish at a toss game and promptly awarded the prize to Kendall Kelley, 4, standing nearby.

Nickolas’s grandfather, Martin Roden, said the gesture was no surprise to him.

“He’s always been generous like that,” Roden said. “He is considerate to kids who are younger than himself. He likes to see them happy.”

James and Martha Ramuta of Vernon Hills have belonged to the church for 31 years.

“It’s the spirit of community and we’re always trying to get more parishioners to come together, at different events,” said James Ramuta, who has served on the parish council. Martha said she began volunteering when their children were still young.

Schiappacasse said the goal of festivals and other community events “is to bring people together. So many times churchgoers attend church and just leave.”

Denys Bucksten is a freelance reporter.

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Scouting is about personal growth!

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Scout Master Gary Schiappacasse District Award of Merit Winner

For more details call Gary Schiappacasse 847-362-9364 Scoutmaster: Pack 44 Troop 44 Venture Crew 44