Troop 28 is one of the oldest Boy Scout troops in the country and in the Chicago area. The Troop has been active since the 1920s. It is sponsored by St. Elisabeth’s Episcopal Church in Glencoe, but is entirely non-denominational.┬áIn January 2009, Glencoe Boy Scout Troops 23 and 24 merged to form Troop 28 in order to offer the Scouts of Glencoe a more comprehensive Scouting program than either Troop alone could provide. You can read more about this history of scouting in Glencoe at the Glencoe Historical Society.