Serving: Baldmound, Batavia, Campton Hills, Geneva, LaFox, Lily Lake, Mooseheart, St Charles, South Elgin, Valley View, Wayne and Wasco
Zip Codes - 60134, 60147, 60151, 60170, 60174, 60175, 60183, 60184, 60510, 60539
Up to Date News and Current Events:
Fox Valley District Roundtable on May 1st!
Fox Valley Presbyterian Church (227 East Side Dr, Geneva, IL)
Program Kickoff is the main event for all scouting units that want to have the most current and up to date information for a successful program year in Scouting. Taking place during the normally scheduled Roundtable meeting time and venue, the Program Kickoff will highlight every aspect of a solid program year. Best practices will be shared on membership, finance, popcorn, program, camping, and events! Please plan to be there to get the latest and greatest for your Scouting Unit. REMINDER, That new venue is the NEWLY RENOVATED Fox Valley Presbyterian Church in Geneva! The meeting will begin with Registration and Fellowship at 6:45 PM, meeting starts promptly at 7:00. Don't miss out!
District Committee Meeting, Wednesday, May 7, beginning at 6:30pm, venue to be determined:
The May District Committee Meeting is the time that the District, like it's units, plan for the upcoming year. coming right off of the Program Kickoff, all currnet District Committee Chairs are invited to bring any subsequent new members to help our Scouting program in the Fox Valley district be the best it can be during this planning session. Membership, Finance, Program, and Unit Service are all key components of this valuable planning and reporting meeting. The American Legion Post 75 in Downtown Geneva, IL is the venue and the meeting begins at 7pm. Visit the calendar page for more details.
STEM-O-Rama coming May 17th!:
Every unit will want to come out and be a part of this wonderful event that will showcase how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is partnering with the BSA to provide the best possible program for our youth - and a better future for us all! The event will take place at the Kane County Fair Grounds on Saturday, May 17th and is expected to draw in up to 15,000 people from the Chicagoland area. Check out the TFC STEM-O-Rama page to find out more, and to see if your group would like to be a part of this historic event!
Fox Valley Events Schedule:
For a list of ALL Fox Valley events as scheduled for the next few seasons, view the schedule HERE. Some events are subject to change and others are scheduled so far out that a venue is yet to be determined. However, please review this schedule often to ensure that individual Packs, Troops, or Crews cosolidate their calendars with District events.
Fox Valley Order of the Arrow Callout Ceremony:
All Scouts & Leaders are encouraged to attend & Families are also invited to this inspirational ceremony. Back in January / February, the Troops of Fox Valley District held their O/A elections, with very positive results...It is now time for those Scouts & Leaders to be recognized (called out) & begin their trail to the Ordeal Membership. All current O/A members should be in attendance, as it is their obligation to promote & serve their fellow Arrowmen. Click HERE for the flier with more details! Will you be the next Scout or Leader to be called out? Come on out & see!
AVENUES of SERVICE:
Every division of Scouting, whether a Pack, a Troop, a Crew, or the District, Service is a measure of success on the Journey to Excellence measurement and recognition program. More than that - Service is a principle that has endured as one of the primary tenents of Scouting for over 100 years! The idea that it is good to give back to the community that so freely gives to us is important to the BSA and is one of the endearing qualities that keeps us relevant. Below are current opportunities for Scouting Units to take advantage of and help out the community with service! AND Remember to Log ALL Service Hours on the JTE web-page so your Unit gets credit for a Job Well Done!
Batavia Loyalty Day Parade on May 4 :
The annual Loyalty Day Parade will be on Sunday, May 4, 2014, starting from Raddant Road in the Batavia Industrial Park at 1:30 p.m. On behalf of the Batavia VFW, We would like to extend a personal invitation to you to participate in our annual parade.
Our theme this year is KILROY WAS HERE, dedicated to the Veterans of World War II. The VFW and their Ladies’ Auxiliary and Men’s Auxiliary support all military members and their families. Application Deadline – April 21, 2014. Here is a link to the information page with the application
Memorial Day Parade in St Charles: CLICK HERE for the St Charles Memorial Day Parade entry form and hold harmless waiver - both required from Scouting units to participate in this favorite of National Service and Recognition events for Scouts!