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.
Universal Technical Institute will be hosting an event for Scouts to earn the Automotive Maintenance and Farm Mechanics Merit badges on the 16th of June from 9am to 2pm at their campus at 2611 Corporate W Dr / Lisle. Ensure your Scout attends with jeans and close toed shoes. No shorts or sandals of any kind will be allowed. Protective eye wear is appreciated. We have bumped the open slots up to 40 from 30 but they fill up quick, so sign up now for a fun and interesting merit badge opportunity!
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INTRODUCTION TO OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS (IOLS) (Boy Scout and Varsity Leaders): Fri/Sat April 28-29, 2017 - 5pm Fri to 5pm Sat - https://scoutingevent.com/127-11559
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills - Friday, April 28 5pm to Saturday April 29, 2017 at 5pm - Who: Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Varsity Coaches, Committee Members, Organizational Representatives and anyone interested in learning basic outdoor camping skills. Minimum age is 18yrs / Satisfactory completion of this course is part of the Basic Leader Training for all Scoutmasters, ASMs, and Varsity Coaches & Asst. Varsity Coaches wishing to be certified as “Trained” for their position, and recommended for anyone wishing to take Wood Badge or learn basic camping skills. This is an overnight camping course. You will need to bring your own tent, camp chair and personal gear as needed. Most of the sessions are taught outside, so wear weather appropriate clothing and footwear. Friday night cracker barrel and breakfast and lunch on Saturday will be provided.
Arrive 5:00-6:30 P.M. on Friday- Depart about 5 P.M. Saturday (Rain/shine/snow) / Where: Von Oven Scout Reservation, 701 S. West Street, Naperville, IL 60540 / Cost: $30.00 per person – Registration/online payments through Wed., April 26th / Register and pay online.
Boy Scout Troop 501 will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 6 at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 1313 North Mill St., Naperville. Breakfast is from 7:00 a.m. until noon. Tickets are $5 per individual and $15 per family. Active Scouts in uniform eat free. In conjunction with the pancake breakfast, St. Timothy and Heartland Blood Centers will hold a blood drive. Breakfast is free to ALL BLOOD DONORS. See flier for more information.
Join us for the 2017 Thunderbird Adult Appreciation Dinner on Friday May 12, 2017 at the Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 908 W. Jackson Ave, Naperville. Social Hour ~ 6-7pm / Dinner ~ 7pm. Guest Speaker & Awards Ceremony ~ 8pm+ / $30 per person. This is a non-uniform event open to all adults…unit leaders, committee members, parents, and all who are involved in the Scouting program in our community. Come socialize while we recognize some of our outstanding volunteers. Please mark it on your calendar to attend, as we need everyone to support this event. FLIER FOR THE DINNER
Each Pack/Troop/Crew/Team has the opportunity to award a Silver Acorn to one of their key volunteers. We will also recognize key volunteers who provide service to our entire community with the District Award of Merit. See below for nomination forms.
Four Reasons To Attend Area Cub Scout Day Camps: Adventure Opportunities For More Children! READ ARTICLE - Aurora Beacon-News
NAPERVILLE, Illinois (March 1, 2017) – Three Fires Council Cub Scout Day Camps have expanded in 2017 and made changes to allow more area children to take advantage of the beneficial program it offers. Program additions were made for even more fun. / Day Camps are now open to siblings and friends – boys and girls. The age range for children is first grade (entering in the fall) through 10 years old. / Parents and Scout leaders no longer are required to attend; adults still are encouraged to come. However, more Scouting staff will be on hand to provide spectacular programs. / Extended Drop Off and Pick Up Options are now available. Campers can be dropped off as early as 7:00 a.m. and / or to stay as late as 6:00 p.m. for additional fees.
Interested children can attend camp at all Three Fires Council locations over the summer, from Aurora to Big Rock, Naperville to Medinah. Week-long Day Camps, Twilight Camps (late afternoon / early evening), and weekend overnight camps are available. Campers may also take advantage of program discounts for attending more than one day camp session, making Day Camps an inexpensive option to ensure a summer of adventure. Visit The Cub Day Camp Website
Thunderbird District Webelos Overnight - June 3-4, 2017
Greene Valley Forest Preserve Youth Campgrounds - Thunderbird Rd, Naperville, IL
Who can participate? Webelos & Arrow of Light Ranks (Scouts entering 4th & 5th grades in Fall 2017)
Cost: $20/Scout and $20/Parent - Price covers the Forest Preserve Fees, patch, and dinner.
Paperwork Turn-in: May 11th at Roundtable or May 17th at McDonalds on Naper & 75th in Naperville