10731 W. LaPorte Road
Mokena, IL 60448

Mokena Boy Scout Troop 725

Follow The Old Path

PFC Aaron S Toppen Memorial

In 2016 Will Marquardt had a huge turnout of scouts to help him create this memorial for PFC Aaron Toppen at Mokena Jr High.  PFC Toppen was a local soldier killed in Afghanistan in 2014.  In addition to the beautiful flagpole memorial a stone patio was installed around it.  At the dedication were members of Mr. Toppen's family who were grateful to the troop for honoring this local hero.

Lincolnway Special Rec Landscaping

In 2017 Liam Smith and Troop725 came together to greatly improve the circular roundabout in front of the Lincolnway Special Rec building.  Boulders, plants, and mulch were added to a barren landscape to make it much more visually pleasing

Church Park Pagoda

In 2015 the troop helped Jeff Sneideraitis complete his Eagle Project which consisted of building this Pagoda at Immanuel Lutheran Church (where the troop meets).  In addition to being aesthetically pleasing it will help the children and parents enjoy the park more.

Forest Preserve Fire Pit

In 2012 the troop helped Jake Schwer attain his Eagle by completing this project.  An elegant brick Fire Pit was created replacing an aging iron pit.

Music Department Organization

In 2015 the troop helped Adam Ray complete his Eagle Project by organizing (physically and electronically) all the music compositions in the Lincoln Way East Band Room

Firefighter Memorial

In 2013 Kyle Lahucik and the troop completed this memorial to firefighters killed in the line of duty at the Orland Park fire station

Treasure Chest Foundation 

In 2009 Jeff Lahucik and the troop helped improve the facilities at the Treasure Chest Foundation by building shelves to organize their donated products.  He also held a Toy Drive to benefit the foundation at the Mokena VFW.

Manteno Veterans Home Improvements 

In 2014 Nick Cioffi and the troop greatly enhanced the rec center at the Manteno Veterans Home.  After his game donations at the church he constructed the 12 foot shuffleboard table, a multi-purpose game table, and built shelves to hold all the donated games/puzzles.

Morningstar Mission 

In 2013 Ricky Rung and the Troop supported the Morningstar Mission by gathering hundreds of pounds of donations of food and goods to help the Mission support those in need.

Palos United Methodist Church Prayer Garden

In 2013 Eddie Swatkowski and the troop built this beautiful prayer garden at Palos United Methodist Church in memory of his maternal grandmother Marilyn Summers and her friend Barbara Fredendall.  53 people helped with the project logging 330 hours of labor at a cost of $1677.  All monies were donated to the church in memory of these two ladies.

Manteno Veterans Home Patio Project

In 2018 Matt Piltaver and a large crew from Troop725 went to the Manteno Veterans home and performed an incredible makeover of the back patio used by the retired vets to enjoy the outdoors.  Mulch was added throughout the entire back, a large planter was added in the middle, several large bathtub planters were spaces throughout and a couple of garden tables were incorporated.  Additionally a beautiful statue of a soldier was donated to stand sentinel over the work.