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» Website last updated May 16, 2017
Welcome to Pack 179's web site.

Pack 179 is located in Ingleside, IL.  Our Charter Organization is Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.  We are in the Northstar District of the Northeast Illinois Council, Boy Scouts pf America.  Our Pack was first chartered on April 1, 1952.

Our Dens meet on most Thursday nights, during the school year.  Most of our meetings are held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, located on Rt. 134 between Wilson Rd and Fairfield Rd in Ingleside, IL, at 7 PM.  Our Pack meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month, with some exceptions, also at Trinity. 

Trinity Lutheran Church
What to expect during a Den Meeting...
Den Meetings are held the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and (if applicable) 5th Thursday of every week during the school year.  There are a few exceptions for holidays and special events.  
The Pack asks each boy to bring in 1 non-perishable item to each weekly Den and Pack meeting.  All food donations are given to C.O.O.L. Food Pantry West.  

Each Den requests a $1-$2 dollar donation each week that helps the leaders pay for additional patches, project items, rewards, snacks, or any other item(s) the leaders may need for the boys during their weekly meetings. 

Each Den meeting the leaders will have an activity out of their scout book and will work towards the next rank, additional achievements for patches, and/or additional achievements for belt loops. 


What to expect during a Pack meeting

Pack meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month during the school year.  This is when the boys will receive their new patches and/or belt loops. 

Active, committed Leaders and parents are the heart and soul of a successful Pack. You don't need to have any special abilities to make a huge difference in a young man's life. Volunteer to help; you'll be glad you did!


Trinity Lutheran, our charter organization, is home to the COOL Food Pantry West.  They provide food and necessary items for those "in need", in our area.  Our Pack has become a constant contributor to the COOL Food Pantry.  We ask that all of our boys bring at least 1 item, to donate, to each meeting or event.  C.O.O.L. also takes dog and cat food.

They will take donations of fresh grown items from your gardens.  Along with non-perishables.  Any non-perishables are needed now.  Gift cards to local grocery stores are always welcome, too.