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.


Trailblazer Day Camp Parent Meeting

Trailblazer Day Camp Parent Meeting - Flier with information
WHEN: Friday, May 30th, 2014 / WHERE: LDS Church Building - 7201 Woodridge Dr., Woodridge
TIME: 7:00-8:00 p.m. / WHO: Parents, Leaders, and Camp Coordinators who will be attending Trailblazer Camp
Questions? Contact Karen Ball, Trailblazer Camp Director - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 630-901-2223


Trailblazer Day Camp 2014

Trailblazer StaffDue to the school year being extended by the Naperville and surrounding school systems, the dates for Trailblazer Webelos Days Camp have been shortened & changed. Register at www.threefirescouncil.org (Right Side bar)

NEW Trailblazer Day Camp FLIER
NEW Trailblazer Day Camp Parent Guide

This session will now start with check in at noon on Friday, June 6th. Some schools may let out as late as 3:30 on this day, so please get to camp as soon as you can.  Registration will stay open until 6:00 pm. The session will end on Saturday, June 7th at 3:15 pm.
Three meals will be included. The new price will be $75 if enrolled by April 1, 2014.

• Webelos Days June 6-7 (Fri-Sat) Overnight on Friday - Early Bird Fee = $75.00 / Apr 2-Jun 2 = $90 / Jun 3+ = $105
• Session 1 All Cub Scouts - June 9-13 (M-F)- Early Bird Fee = $145.00 / Apr 2-Jun 2 = $160 / Jun 3+ = $175
• Session 2 All Cub Scouts - June 16-20 (M-F) - Early Bird Fee = $145.00 / Apr 2-Jun 2 = $160 / Jun 3+ = $175
• Session 3 All Cub Scouts - June 23-27 (M-F) - Early Bird Fee = $145.00
/ Apr 2-Jun 2 = $160 / Jun 3+ = $175
Tot Lot available for all 4 sessions. $20/day, increases to $25/day after April 1, 2014


Naperville Police Explorer Post Forming

The Naperville Police Department is in the process of recruiting for the Naperville Police Explorer Program.  Young men and women ages 14-21 who have an interest in Law Enforcement, Forensics, Investigations or other Law related careers are encouraged to join.  Applicants must meet age requirements and be in good standing in their community and school.  There will be meetings on March 4th and March 18th at 7pm in the training room of the Naperville Police Department.  For questions contact Officer Kevin O'Connell at 630-420-2386 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


District Dinner - May 9

Friday, May 9, 2014
Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 - 908 W. Jackson Ave, Naperville
A non-uniform (business casual) event open to all adults…parents, committee members, unit leaders, and all who are involved in the Scouting program in our community.

6:00pm - 10:00pm – Social hour, Dinner & Awards / $30.00 per person - Buffet by Walker’s Charhouse


Attached is a copy of the District Award of Merit Application. Please use this form to submit anyone for a District Award of Merit, or a Spark Plug award. Due to time, no applications will be accepted after April 16th.  Submit applications directly to me via this e-mail address, or contact me for additional information. Thanks for you consideration on the above, contact me with any questions. Jerry Bevignani - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Reservations are due on or before Thursday May 1, 2014. / Register and pay online, or send attached registration form with a check made out to “ BSA - Three Fires Council and in the check memo area add  “TB District Dinner – event code 1-298-6801-20 ”. Mail to: Sue Shanahan, 25W360 Mayflower Ave., Naperville, IL 60540 / or email a copy of the form to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Awards - Each unit has the opportunity to award the Silver Acorn to one adult in recognition of his/her assistance to the unit. The nominee need not be a registered leader, but must be present (or have a designee present) at the dinner to receive the award.  Coordinate with your unit leaders to nominate your Silver Acorn recipient by Thursday May 1, 2014 to: Jerry Bevignani, Silver Acorn Award, 201 Pamela Dr. Bolingbrook, IL  60440-2382 / Individuals may also nominate a candidate for the District Award of Merit.
Award questions?  -  Contact Jerry Bevignani at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Training Events

TrainedNeed Training? There are several upcoming events planned which you may want to sign up for! See the Thunderbird or the Three Fires Council Training Pages for more specifics.

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.


Youth Protection Update

BSAYPTYouth Protection BEGINS with YOU
The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our members. Youth protection is of paramount importance and requires sustained vigilance. To cultivate a safe environment, the BSA continues to develop and enhance its youth protection efforts as everyone continues to learn more about the dangers and challenges facing youth. 
The BSA has established a multi-tiered youth protection approach focused on volunteer screening, education and training for everyone in the program, and clear policies to protection youth.  You can download a copy of the BSA Youth Protection Infographic here.

Information on how to take or renew your Youth Protection through MyScouting. Youth Protection Reporting Proceedures for Three Fires Council.


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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