Come Join Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing and Varsity leaders at the Three Fires Council’s premier adult training event – The 2014 Training Academy. Saturday, November 8, 2014. Pick 5 courses to take for the day and learn more through the sharing of Scouting knowledge and ideas. Also offered will be Order of the Arrow Lodge Leadership Development and a Brotherhood conversion opportunity. Boy Scout youth can become trained as a Den Chief or Senior Patrol Leader. SAVE THE DATE FLIER There will be a Vendor Midway full of business professionals displaying the products, locations and services that can be used to support the Scouting Program. Events run from 7:30am to 4:00pm at East Aurora High School at 500 Tomcat Lane in Aurora. Further your Scouting knowledge and learn something to take back to your unit. For more information please contact Jennifer Griffin-Training Academy Chair at 630-764-0989 or
/ See the Scouting in Top Gear Page for more information / Links for registrations below.
- Training Academy Courses Registration - Will be Available Mid September - GRID of Class Offerings - Preview
- Den Chief Registration
- Senior Patrol Leader Registration
- Order of the Arrow - Lodge Leadership Development Registration & Brotherhood Conversion Registration
- Training Academy Staff Registration
Three Fires Council will be offering a fall course for both OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS TRAINING (OLS) - This is one of the courses necessary for a SM or ASM or Varsity Coach to become fully trained, wear their trained patch & earn their training knot. and OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS FOR WEBELOS LEADERS (OLS-W) - This is one of the courses necessary for a Webelos Leader to take a den of Webelos Camping & to earn their Training Knot. Mon, Sept 15 & Fri/Sat Sept 26-27, 2014 - FLIER - Camp Big Timber, Elgin - Sherry Herzog - 630-464-6876 - $35.00 / person.
Part I, Monday, September 15, 2014 - 7 to 9:30 pm – Mandatory attendance - Location: Camp Big Timber, 37W955 Big Timber Rd, Elgin, 60124
Part II, Friday, September 26 to Saturday, September 27, 2014 – Mandatory attendance - Location: Camp Big Timber, 37W955 Big Timber Rd, Elgin, 60124 (rain or shine) 5:30 pm arrival on Friday to 9:30 pm Saturday (after campfire).
Come have FUN with us at Cub Scout Family Camp!
WHO: For all Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and their families. This includes brand new Cubs and “experienced” Cubs.
WHAT: Enjoy the out of doors and have a lot of FUN! Each District has specific details about their program in their flyer and/or campout guide. Have fun with your family and experience the excitement of the Cub Scout Program at any of our “Day 1” locations!
Registration: Each District’s registration link is also on the right hand column under “TFC Online Registrations.” Payment can be made online at the time of registration or offline at either Scout Shop. (Norris or Deicke) For more information, consult the Fall Day #1 Family Camps Page or contact the Norris Scout Service Center at 630-584-9250
Where will you camp in 2015? 2015 TFC Philmont Application
Last chance to sign up! FLIER WITH INFORMATION
Join the 2015 Three Fires Council Philmont Contingent - Dates are: June 14 to June 29, 2015
Troop and individual spots available Signup now at www.threefirescouncil.org or call Thomas Barrington (630) 584-9250x203
The Three Fires Council, Haunted Hike is in its 24th year at Camp Big Timber in Elgin, Illinois. As a council activity, it provides a safe and fun experience for guests and volunteers. Containing a maze and a variety of scary scenes (placed along the trail in which a group sets and implements a scary performance), the Haunted Hike trail provides a frightful experience for all. Volunteer participants are an important part of the Haunted Hike. Some of the things volunteers do includes designing scenes, staffing scenes, guiding groups and providing makeup. These participants have included Explorer Posts, Venture Crews, Scout Troops, local community groups, school clubs, as well as individual volunteers. If you or your group are interested in being involved, please contact Ed Jodelka at (630)797-4646 or
for further information. FLIER WITH INFORMATION
Bricks 4 Kidz workshops are designed specifically to help Scouts earn Achievements, Electives, and STEM Nova Program badges at specific Scout levels. Build motorized models using our proprietary model plans, and LEGO® bricks, gears and motors. Bricks 4 Kidz workshops are fun, interactive, engaging, hands-on and promote learning STEM concepts while making connections to the real world. We are excited to be working with the Three Fires Council in bringing the customized workshops to the Cub Scouts. Click here for further details on the workshops: Bricks 4 Kidz
Program Updates - 2014 and Beyond
The next three years promise to be exciting for Scouting as all three of our traditional programs will be updated based on several years of volunteer-led research and development. Venturing is first up in 2014 with a totally new program and recognition approach focusing on progressive development in adventure, leadership, and service to others and personal growth.
Cub Scouts: Samplers of new youth handbooks and den leader guides unveiling five of the 84 new adventures have been released. Other items of note include PDFs about progress-toward-rank recognition insignia; Ethan, our new Cub Scout guide; a transition guide, FAQs, and more! The Program Updates page of Scouting.org will always have the most recent information on what is coming and when. Please visit the PROGRAM UPDATES PAGE for more information!