WELCOME TO BOY SCOUT TROOP 97 -- DARIEN, IL ---- "On My Honor, I Will Do My Best..."

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Welcome to the Boy Scout Troop 97 website!

This website is intended for all members and families of Troop 97, as well as visitors interested in learning about Scouting and becoming a potential Troop 97 member.

You will find lots of information about Troop 97 activities on the site, as well as helpful links to other Scouting resource sites all over the web.


Troop 97 meets in Darien, IL, a southwest Chicago suburb. We serve young men ages 11-18 from Darien and many surrounding communities. We all enjoy being in the outdoors, practicing and polishing our Scouting and leadership skills. Camping is one of our favorite activities, and we camp in a wide variety of locations. We try to schedule an outing at least once every month. We are also active in giving service to our communities, with several service projects and service days during the year. Several of our Scouts and Scouters are members of the Order of the Arrow, Pachsegink Lodge 246.

We are part of the Pathway to Adventure Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

We have been in existence for over 59 years - we celebrated our 59th anniversary at the end of February, 2017! 

We are most proud that we have had 86 Scouts reach Scouting's highest rank - Eagle Scout.

Please click here to view a list of our Eagles!


We are sponsored by the Darien VFW Post 2838. We are proud and happy to have the VFW as our sponsor. We actively participate with the Post in many celebrations and ceremonies, such as Memorial Day and Veteran's Day activities and ceremonies, as well as the Darien 4th of July Parade. We are very proud of the fact we have participated in every Darien 4th of July Parade since they started!


Troop 97 has regular weekly meetings from early September through mid-July. Regular meetings are held on Thursday evenings at Lord of Life Lutheran Church School in Darien from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Troop Calendar shows where we may have an outing instead of a meeting, or an alternate meeting location should Lord of Life School not be available, or no meeting due to a holiday. Our year culminates with a week-long Summer Camp in late June. We also have a Parent's Nights during the year to celebrate awards and advancements.

If you would like to find out more about joining Troop 97, please contact our Scoutmaster, Hector Quiroga, at hectorequiroga@gmail.com or our Troop Committee Chairman, Dave Kurowski, at dakurowski@comcast.net.

Thanks for stopping by!