Welcome to Thunderbird

ThunderbirdWelcome 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.


Troop Open House - Sept 28

Sunday September 28, 2014 Fall Troop Open House at Greene Valley East Shelter in Naperville from 1-3pm

We have changed the location for this 9/28 event to Greene Valley East Shelter (between Hobson and 75th St).
The Thunderbird District Troops and Crews host an open house for Webelos and interested youth to learn the differences between units  and help them make a decision on where to join as they continue their journey through Scouting.


Welcome Heather - Our New DE

District Chairman Patch

Greetings Thunderbird District

I would like to take just a moment of your time to introduce myself—My name is Heather and I am your new District Executive for Thunderbird District (and from what I’ve heard….the BEST district!). While I am originally from the Chicago area, I have spent the past few years in Wyoming and Florida, and I’m very excited to be back in Illinois starting a new role with the Boy Scouts of America! Working together as a group with all of the units, youth, parents and volunteers, I know we are going to accomplish some great things in the district and have a blast while we’re at it!
Over the next few months, I would love to get to know each and every one of you. Please don’t hesitate to pull me aside at a meeting or event, send an email or phone call my way, set-up a meeting or simply stop me if we happen to cross paths during the day. I am here for you with any questions, comments and/or concerns you may have.
I look forward to meeting all of you soon and kicking-off to a great round-up and popcorn season!

Yours in Scouting,
Heather Raschke - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Direct Office #: (630) 797-4631


Cub Scout Day #1 Camp

Day 1

Cub Scout DAY #1 WHO: For all Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and their families. This includes brand new Cubs and “experienced” Cubs.

$5 admission/Scout gets you a patch, fun crafts, STEM activities, a chance to hit the bulls-eye at our shooting range, and MORE Cub Scout FUN! You can come as you are able based on family schedules (sports, etc.)  If you have to leave, no problem, come back out when you are able! Bring a sack lunch or purchase a hot dog lunch from concessions. Indian Prairie & Thunderbird Districts:

(see the IP/TB FLIER for details) TIME: 9am to 3pm

Location: Naperville LDS Stake Center -  1320 Ridgeland Ave, Naperville


TB-PT Ranch-O-Ree

PumpkinPotawatomi Trails & Thunderbird Districts
2014 Boy Scout RANCH-O-REE

October 10-12 at Scout Adventure Camp - Rochelle, IL
Webelos must be registered & accompanied by a troop

Cost: $14/Person - Early Bird Registration through Sept 26th/ $17/Person after Sept 26th Join us for Pumpkin Throwing, Trebuchet, & Milk Jug Boat Races! Firebowl, Star Hikes, Sharp Shooting, Golden Skillet, Scout Skills & much more!

2014 RANCH-O-REE GUIDE - What you need to know to help your Troop prepare!


2014 Naperville Police Scouting Programs

Naperville Police

NAPERVILLE POLICE DEPT PROGRAM - Traffic Safety Merit Badge Workshop
Thursday, October 16th, 2014 - 4:00-6:15 p.m. or 6:30-8:45 p.m.

FLIER WITH INFORMATION - The Naperville Police Department Traffic Unit would like to offer area Boy Scouts an opportunity to earn their Traffic Safety Merit Badge.
Safety Town


THE PROGRAM: Bear Cub Scout Dens are invited to participate in “CSI- Cub Scouts Investigate” at Safety Town, 1320 Aurora Ave. Naperville, sponsored by the Naperville Junior Woman’s Club, and the Naperville Police Department.  The program will concentrate on crime awareness and prevention.

2014-2015 “SCOUTS PLAY IT SAFE” AT SAFETY TOWN for Brownie and Wolf Scouts
FLIER WITH ENROLLMENT INFORMATION - Dates: Oct 9, 2014 - School District 203 / Nov 4, 2014 - School District 204 / Jan 19, 2015 Both Districts


Journey to Excellence

JTEEnter your Journey to Excellence – Service Projects!
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 the website. We’d be happy to log your hours for you. Just fill out the Service Project JTE Report Form and submit it to Three Fires Council or bring it to a Roundtable!

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