Welcome to Wilmette Troop 5!

A Co-ed, youth-led scout program.

Troop 5 is actively recruiting Boys & Girls in Grades 5 – 8!

Troop 5 invites boys and girls in Grades 5—8 to come to any meeting at First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette, 600 Ninth Street in Wilmette.  We generally meet:

Weekly Meetings
Monday, 7:30—8:45pm
First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette
600 9th Street, Wilmette, IL 60091 (entrance by rear parking area)

Boys and girls new to scouting are welcome and encouraged to attend. Meetings are open to all prospective scouts and are free to attend.  Please contact recruiting@troop5.com (or use the contact form on the main page) to let us know you are interested.  We will be happy to answer any questions and give you more details about trying a meeting out.

Please join us and learn about the exciting opportunities that Troop 5 has to offer—bring a friend too!

Troop 5 Is excited to welcome girls to our Scouting program!

We are thrilled to announce that Troop 5 has a thriving girls program well as boys! Starting in 2019, a new and separate girls troop was created alongside our boys troop.  Troop 5 Girls is a complete partner with the Troop 5 Boys program in providing a wide range of events and activities.  We are extremely proud of our boys and girls working hard to lead our troop forward.

In Scouting, boys and girls grow into their best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that prepares youth for today—and for life.

To learn more on girls in Scouting, please visit scouting.org/scoutsbsa

New Member Information and FAQs

Looking to join Troop 5B and Troop 5G? Click here for an outline of commonly asked questions.

First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette
600 Ninth Street
Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 256-3010

Crew 5 Venturing Program

The joy of scouting continues throughout high school—if you’re always looking for an adventure, you’ll love exploring your passions, making new friends, and discovering the world with Venture Crew 5.

Crew 5 is an inclusive, coed program for young adults aged 14 to 20 (or 13, having completed 8th grade).

Crew 5 members act as mentors and role models for our younger scouts, who both plan and participate in high adventure treks. In recent years, Crew 5 treks include:

  • Backpacking at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico
  • Bicycling touring along the eastern and western shores of Lake Michigan
  • Island camping at Sea Base in the Florida Keys
  • Canoeing in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters
  • Hiking in the Colorado Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Canoeing on the Allagash River in Maine
  • Backpacking in Yellowstone National Park
  • Sea Kayaking in the Apostle Islands, Lake Superior

You’ll gain experiences and build life skills that will be valuable wherever your future takes you—through adventure, leadership, personal growth, and service—all to prepare you


Troop 5 Activities

Scouting provides boys and girls (ages 11-18) with opportunities to learn new skills while having fun. For over 100 years, the Scouts of Troop 5 have participated in a wide range of exciting events and activities. We enjoy outdoor activities throughout the school year. There are monthly campouts in the spring and fall, and we take part in other activities during the winter months.

Our recent campouts include:

  • Rock climbing at Devil’s Lake State Park (just 2 hours away)
  • Canoeing on the Wisconsin River
  • Capture the Flag at Camp Crown
  • Fishing at the Max McGraw Preserve
  • Hiking at Rock Cut State Park
  • Geocaching at the Indiana Dunes
  • Hiking at Starved Rock State Park
  • Backpacking in the Porcupine Mountains
  • Luging in Muskegon, Michigan
  • Mountain Biking at Kettle Moraine
  • Orienteering at Warren Dunes State Park
  • Rock Climbing at Devil’s Lake State Park
  • Thanksgiving Feast at Camp Reinberg

Please join us for our annual open house on the first Monday in March to learn what Troop 5 has to offer.

First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette
600 Ninth Street
Wilmette, IL 60091

Troop 5 is chartered to the First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette
Northeast Illinois Council,
Boy Scouts of America