Community Resources

Scott Air Force Base

Mascoutah School District #19 is a unit school district encompassing three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. Scott Elementary is located just outside of Scott Air Force Base in the Mascoutah School District. All students that attend Scott Elementary are military children who reside on the nearby base.

Find out more on the official Scott Air Force Base website.

Scott Air Force Base Youth Center

The Scott Air Force Base Youth Center provides before- and after-school care for children attending Scott Elementary in grades K to 5th. The excellent facility is conveniently located across the street from Scott Elementary, providing an easy location for students and parents to access the school. If parents wish to enroll their children in the Youth Center's before- and after-care programs, please call Kelly at the Youth Center at 618-256-5139.

The Parent Educator Program (PEP)

This is a free program for families with kids prenatal to age 5. We utilize the Baby Talk curriculum to offer a great start in your child(ren)'s life. Parent and family involvement is an important factor in the development and future achievements for your child(ren). We hope you will utilize and participate in our services to help increase the chances for your child's successful future. Remember, this program is ABSOLUTELY FREE! Contact Amy Brown at (618) 566-2152 or browna@msd19.org or Nel Millas at millasn@msd19.org for more information about this program. 

Operation Backpack

The local Mascoutah community provides monthly weekend backpack meals to students who qualify for the free lunch program. Information is sent home with children who qualify, or parents may call the office to inquire at 618-746-4738.

The Mascoutah Chamber of Commerce

200 East Main St. Suite 101 Mascoutah, IL 62258

The Mascoutah Chamber of Commerce was organized to promote business in the city of Mascoutah and the surrounding areas. Its roots started with the Mascoutah Commercial Club in the 1950s. The name was changed to the Mascoutah Chamber of Commerce in the 1960s. The Mascoutah Homecoming was originally run by the chamber and held on the grounds south of the bowling alley on George Street. In 19581959 the Chamber built the Mascoutah swimming pool in Sheve Park and operated it until it turned it over to the city of Mascoutah. The bowling alley, originally started by the Mascoutah Turnverein (Turners), was operated by the Chamber until 2011.

Profits from the bowling alley, membership, and other fundraisers were used to do the following:

  • Buy and pave the parking lots downtown
  • Build the swimming pool
  • Move the old dress factory
  • Help bring doctors in the community
  • Purchase Christmas decorations
  • Maintain the Santa Hut
  • Beautify downtown