Three Fires Council is holding a Wood Badge Course in 2014 /COURSE INFO FLIER / Wood Badge Course C7-127-14
- Sunday, Aug 3, 2014 (Sunday) 1-4 pm / Orientation Meeting
- August 22-24, 2014 (Friday 7am - Sunday 5pm - 3 full days) Part 1 of the Course
- September 19-21, 2014 (Friday 7am - Sunday 4pm - 3 full days) Part 2 of the Course
All 3 sessions will be held at Camp Big Timber in Elgin, IL. Ed Hedborn - 2014 Wood Badge Course Director / The course fee is $250 if paid in full before June 1st. On or after June 1, 2014 the fee increases to $275. Course size is limited to 48 participants, SIGN UP to reserve your spot! You can reserve your space in this course by filling out the online application and submitting a non-refundable deposit of $50. All fees must be paid by July 15, 2014.
WILDERNESS FIRST AID TRAINING - April 5 & 6, 2014 / FLIER WITH DETAILS
The Emergency Care & Safety Institute will conduct a Wilderness First Course that will challenge you like no other. This weekend class provides information on how to handle common injuries and illness when medical care is an hour or more away. Designed for Members of the Boy Scouts of America and for those who work or travel in remote locations. This comprehensive class will teach you what to look for and what to do in the event of an emergency, and direct you to the most appropriate type of care. Completion of this class will satisfy the BSA requirement for High Adventure outings. Participants are required to have CPR Certification as a prerequisite for taking this class. This course is open to both Scouts and adults (Scouts must be a minimum of 14 years old at time of class.)
When: Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 07:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 07:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Cost: $110.00 per person / Location: Congress Park School, 9311 Shields, Brookfield, IL 60513
LBPU - LORD BADEN POWELL UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING - Wonderland Camp- Camp Lake, WI - LBPU is an exciting opportunity to network with Scouters from all over the United States and to participate in an innovative curriculum that will enhance your ability to "deliver the promise" to the scouts we serve. LBPU offers introductory, supplemental, and advanced training for ALL functions related to commissioner service, membership, finance, and program for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Varsity, and Sea Scouting; thus, augmenting the training programs existing within the local councils. Some courses meet training requirements for various awards. Courses address National, Regional, and Area programs.
The 2014 catalog for LBPU Courses is now available on the www.lbpuniv.org website.
Highlights this year are over 93 courses available at our Wonderland Camp location, availability of a "BSA Level 1 Climbing Instructor" certification course, and "Bring Someone New to LBPU" drawings Saturday night for anyone that brings a new Scouter to LBPU (see page 30 for details) this year! This is our 25th year and we'll have special entertainment, cracker barrels, and at our after lunch break, a guest speaker from BSA to talk about changes in the BSA program, something you will not want to miss.
Keys to Implementing a Successful STEM Program-Click Here for the Program Guide
The STEM program complements the traditional Scout program and provides another avenue for exploration, leadership development and fun. The STEM program is designed to spark the imagination and natural curiosity of youth. Incorporate it into your traditional program. It is simple to add a STEM element to Scouting activities which complements the “what” of the activity with the “how and why” it works.
Review the information in websites of both the BSA and the Three Fires Council. Everything a unit needs to start a STEM initiative is located on the website including the Nova awards guidebooks or you can purchase the guidebooks at your local Scout shop to explore the basic principles of STEM and discover how fun and fascinating STEM can be. Cub Scout STEM Webpage / Boy Scout-Venturing Web Page
UPCOMING STEM EVENTS!
- DuPage Annual Engineers Week Expo - Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM - http://www.dupageeweek.iit.edu/
TFC Philmont Council Contingent - 2015
June 14-June 29, 2015
Three Fires council has 8 crews reserved for the 2015 Philmont Council Contingent. To reserve your spot, please fill out the 2015 Application and submit it with the $200 Application Fee to the Norris Scout Center. The dates for this trek are June 14th – June 29th.
2015 TFC Philmont Application
Camp Card Fundraiser – 2014! The goal of the Camp Card program is to ensure that every Scout has the opportunity to experience the outing in Scouting and unlock the door to adventure. This council-wide fundraiser provides units a simple and easy financial resource for Scouts to earn the money needed to attend camp, high adventure trips, or needed equipment. In 2014, we are offering card based on geographical coupon offers to local and area vendors. The cards are only $5.00 each, but have savings of over $75 with your unit/Scout earning 50% commission on every camp card sold! NOTE: Pre-orders of the cards are on a first come, first serve basis so once the council runs out, we have to wait until any unused cards are returned./ See the GREAT REWARDS, YOU WILL EARN, with the Camp Card Program!
To PRE-REGISTER your Camp Cards: (In 2014 Three Fires Council will offer two Scout Camp Card Options) We recommend units pre-order 10 camp cards for each Scout that would like to sell in your unit. EAST Option #1 Camp Card- (General Area advertisements, PLUS some specific advertisements of Vendors East of Route 47) WEST Option #2 Camp Card – (General Area advertisements, PLUS some specific advertisements of Vendors West of Route 47) / Your unit can select either Camp Card Option #1, Option #2, OR a COMBINATION of Both Please note: Ten Camp Cards are packaged in envelopes of 10 cards.
STEM NOVA WORKSHOPS – EXCLUSIVELY FOR SCOUTS - Bricks4Kidz Website
CUB SCOUT WORKSHOPS - FLIER for WINTER/SPRING 2014
(STEM- BASED MOTORIZED MODEL BUILDS WITH LEGO® BRICKS, GEARS & MOTORS)
Bricks 4 Kidz classes provide Cub Scouts the opportunity to build motorized model builds using Lego bricks, gears and motors. Our programs are built around proprietary model kits, plans and STEM curriculum, designed by teachers, architects and engineers. The activities are hands-on and engaging to promote learning STEM concepts in a fun way while making connections to the real world! Bricks 4 Kidz offers workshops designed specifically for Scouts to earn: Achievements (Wolf, Bears & Webelos) / Electives (Wolf, Bears & Webelos) /STEM NOVA Program Badges (All Cub Scout Levels)
For a detailed listing of all the various workshops available to Cub Scouts and schedule/location of upcoming workshops, visit our website. Scouts can register individually or as a group (groups offered 15% discount). Limited availability, register soon!
WANTED: Leaders and Advisors looking for the ultimate International Scouting Adventure. The Central Region is identifying leadership for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree. If you are interested, please submit the application form at the link below to the region's Jamboree Leadership (points of contact are on the application). The World Jamboree comes around every four years - and few times will an opportunity genuinely change your life.
2015 Northern Tier National High Adventure Program
With over 9,750 miles already paddled and portaged this summer in the North Woods of Minnesota and Canada, we are already looking forward to the summer of 2015.
Reservations for the 2014-15 OKPIK Season and 2015 Summer Season of Northern Tier will open on January 6 at 9:00 am central time. Reservations will be available through our online reservation system on a first come, first served basis. You can find complete details on the NORTHERN TIER Website.
New unit spreadsheets for the 2014 JTE year are now available! Click on the link below to access the scorecard for your pack, troop, team, crew, ship, post, or district.
Generally the orders get turned in with your Unit Recharter. Please print out the form & fill it out to order your Gold, Silver or Bronze level of achievement patches & send it in with your charter. It will be processed at either the Norris or Deicke Scout Shops.