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.
2018-2019 - Okpik - Cold Weather Camping
What: Okpik aims to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to enjoy an outdoor experience in cold weather; to help Scout units extend their outing season to all 12 months of the year; and to share their acquired knowledge and skills with their units. These skills are taught over five sessions using the patrol method.
For 2018-2019 our session dates will be:
1. Indoor Session – Tues., Dec. 11, 2018 - 6:30pm Registration / 7pm – 9:30pm
First Presbyterian Church, 715 North Carlton, Wheaton
2. Outdoor Session 1 – Sat., Jan. 19, 2019 – 8am Registration / 8:30am – 1pm
Von Oven Scout Reservation, 701 S. West St., Naperville, IL 60540
3. Outdoor Session 2 – Fri.-Sat., Feb. 8-9, 2019 - Arrival Fri. 5pm / Departure Sat 4pm
Camp Big Timber, 37W955 Big Timber Road, Elgin, IL
Patrol Meetings: Each patrol will have 2 meetings. Date, time, and location TBD by each patrol.
What is Wood Badge?
Wood Badge is the premier adult training program of the Boy Scouts of America. It teaches contemporary leadership and team development skills in an outdoor setting. Its purpose is to aid Scouters in providing a quality program that will enable Scouts to grow to their greatest potential. The course encompasses key concepts of management skills, from leaders in the management field; therefore, this course can be helpful not only in your Scouting job, but also in your career, personal and religious life.