Welcome to the Thunderbird District! We serve Lisle, Woodridge & Naperville (School District 203), Illinois, and are part of the Boy Scouts of America, Three Fires Council #127. Congratulations to the Thunderbird District for achieving an increase in membership growth for the year. Scouting is on the rise in Thunderbird!
The Fall 2016 Merit Badge Clinic will be held at the Naperville LDS Stake Center (1320 Ridgeland Ave., Naperville, IL). Registration will be limited to 200 Scouts, and preference on a first-come basis.
- Date: Saturday, October 22nd and November 19th / Time: 8:00-12:00* classes (8:30-10:10 (period 1), 10:20-12:00 (period-2))
- Who: all Scouts 12 and older who are 1st class or above in rank
- Merit Badges Offered: Automotive Maintenance, Chess, Citizenship in the World*, Communications*, Genealogy, Reading, Salesmanship, Sustainability* and Truck Transportation.
- Cost: $2 per Scout per MB / Checks payable to: Three Fires Council
April 2, 2017 (Sunday 1pm - 4pm) Course Orientation
April 21-23, 2017 (Friday 7am - Sunday 5pm - 3 full days) Part 1
May 19-21, 2017 (Friday 7am - Sunday 4pm - 3 full days) Part 2
Register NOW for this premier training opportunity! Only 48 slots. All sessions will be held at Camp Big Timber, 37W955 Big Timber Road in Elgin, IL. / Ron Smith - 2017 Wood Badge Course Director / David George- 2017 Ass't. Course Director / Amy Seyller - 2017 Staff Advisor / $250 Early Bird Fee / Click on the Registration button to learn more!
Thunderbird & Potawatomi District Ranch-O-Ree
Fri-Sun Oct 14-16th at the Adventure Camp, Rochelle, IL. * NOTE this is a date change from the original date.
This event will once again include : Scout skill triathlon competition (units should practice in advance to be a contender) / Trebuchet pumpkin throwing competition (units must construct their trebuchet in advance) / Milk jug boat race (units will design their boat in advance, but it must be constructed on-site in 60 - 90 minutes) / Air rifle competition / Cooking competition / Star Hike / All camp tug-of-war /Giant campfire with skits / Prizes will be awarded to the winners of the competitions. This is a great event for older Scouts to work together as a team in preparing for the competitions. It also is a great event for troops to use as a Webelos overnight camping invitation.
"Scouting's Journey to Excellence" is the BSA's council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA. JTE is also part of your unit's rechartering process. Don't wait for the year to be over before looking at these sheets. Use them to assist you in a quality program! New unit scorecards for the 2016 JTE year are now available. Click on the link below to access the scorecard for your pack, troop, team, crew, or post.
Enter your Journey to Excellence – Service Hours!
Post your unit’s service projects on the Journey to Excellence website. Call the Three Fires Council office if you need any assistance in logging your service projects on this website or if you need help logging into the system.
Packs ... Need the National Summertime Pack Award Form & Requirements? Download this form & turn in at Roundtable!
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 7:30 – 8:30 PM - Naperville LDS Stake Center, 1320 Ridgeland Ave, Naperville (SE corner of Naper Boulevard and Ridgeland Avenue). Please join us at the October Cub Scout or Boy Scout Roundtables. PLEASE SEND AT LEAST 1 MEMBER OF YOUR UNIT TO THIS ROUNDTABLE, AS WE WILL BE PASSING OUT THE RECHARTER PACKETS and going over their contents, timeframes and answering questions!
Order of the Arrow Members - Chapter Meeting same time and place as Roundtable. Please announce at Troop meetings. All OA members are welcome to attend the chapter meeting!
'Right AND Easy' ... because every Scout deserves a trained leader.
“There will be a time when we must choose between what is right and what is easy.” -- Albus Dumbledore, Hogwarts Headmaster - Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire / There’s no need for Scouters to choose between training that is right and what is easy…
Coming to you on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at East Aurora High School - 500 Tomcat Lane, Aurora (5th Avenue & Tomcat Lane)
Who: All Scouting Leaders. Please attend in uniform. Fortunately, Training Academy is both right and easy, as every Scout deserves a trained leader. Register today for leader-specific classes or courses to enhance your unit’s program. What: Adult training for all levels of the Scouting program (Cub Scout, Webelos, Boy Scout, Varsity, and Venturing). Take up to 5 classes during the day, ranging from basic leader training to advanced training and/or enrichment courses. Register today to ensure the classes you choose are still open!
Registration: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. / Opening Ceremony: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. / Classes (five periods): 9:10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. / Closing Ceremony: 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $30/ person* early bird (closes October 31st) / $35 after October 31. *Cost includes training materials, patch, and lunch. Extras: The Scout Shop will be open all day. The Midway will be open at lunch and is full of Muggle vendors with magical ideas and activities. To volunteer to help, contact Joyce Nielsen, Training Academy Chair, at 630.234.7233. Click on the Read More link below to access all the other trainings & registrations for Youth, OA & Adults & Learn MORE!