About Us

Lake Forest Boy Scout Troop 48 camps 9 months of the year and has activities every month. Scouts also have the opportunity to go to Camp Makajawan for 1 or 2 weeks in July. Our campouts include canoeing, fishing, whitewater rafting, spelunking, shotgun & rifle shooting, pioneering, winter camping, bicycling, silo climbing, rock climbing, high ropes courses, and beach campouts with and without tents. We have had high adventure trips to Philmont, Boundary Waters, National Jamboree and are planning a trek to Seabase. We also have a yearly family ski trip. Activities include broom ball, parades, helping with Lake Forest Days and decorating downtown Lake Forest with greens for the holidays and flags on US holidays, maintaining Waukegan road, and other service projects.

Troop 48 strives to run a truly boy-lead troop, guided by numerous experienced past and present Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Committee Members, Eagle Scouts, and merit badge counselors. This allows the troop to focus on the boys and the program to ensure that each boy enjoys and gets the most out of scouting, whatever that may be for him. The boys are involved in choosing the camping locations and activities and elect their own leaders. Leadership positions are 4 months in length to ensure boys can both advance and participate in other time intensive activities when they’re in session. The troop is diverse with respect to the boys’ age, interests, activities, sports and home town, with boys coming from Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Highland Park and Vernon Hills. In its over 70 year history, the troop has produced 90 Eagle Scouts and adds a few more each year.