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.
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills - Friday, April 13 5pm to Saturday April 14, 2018 at 5pm - Who: Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Committee Members, Chartered 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 and ASMs 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: $35 per person
Thursday, April 12, 2018 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 Cub Scout or Boy Scout Roundtables.
Order of the Arrow Members - Please announce at Troop meetings. All OA members are welcome to attend our chapter meeting! The next Thunderbird District OA chapter meeting will be on Thursday, April 12th. We will have a short Chapter Meeting and then it's Gaga Pit/Ping Pong/Basketball Night! Check for details on the Thunderbird District Chapter page.
Special Feature: As promised, here are the electronic copies of the handouts Senior Ranger, Michael Shannon of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County brought to our March 8th Roundtable. Enjoy!
Join us for the 2018 Thunderbird Adult Appreciation Dinner on Friday May 11, 2018 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.
The District Award of Merit is the highest honor a district can present to a special volunteer. The volunteer must be very active in the Scouting program as well as outside of scouting to be considered for this award. This year’s awards will be presented on Friday May 11, 2018 during the annual District Dinner. Attached is a form with the details concerning the award. If you know of someone who would be a great candidate for this award, please fill out the nomination form (feel free to expound on what is asked for on the form), and send it to the Awards Chairman, Jerry Bevignani by Wednesday April 4, 2018 (e-mail submissions will be accepted). Forms submitted without detailed information on the candidate will not be considered for recognition. We know there are many qualified Scouters out there that are deserving of this award. Please take the time to fill out a form and submit them. We look forward to seeing all of you at this year's District Dinner on Friday, May 11th.
The Silver Acorn Award is given by Thunderbird District and is the best way to recognize your unit’s most valuable and outstanding adult.
♦ Each unit is entitled to award one (1) Silver Acorn annually.
♦ Award presentation will be made only at the Thunderbird District Adult Recognition Dinner on Friday, May 11, 2018.
♦ The award is presented at no cost to the unit, but all recipients or a representative of the unit must be present at the dinner to receive the award. All recipients and others wishing to attend must reserve and purchase dinner tickets to the recognition dinner. Reservations are not automatic with the nomination. Reservations must be made on the dinner reservation form and are subject to available space.
Thank you for your interest in the Three Fires Council’s National Youth Leadership Training conference.
Sunday 06-17-2018 11:00 AM to Saturday 06-23-2018 12:00 PM
Camp Big Timber - 37W955 Big Timber Rd., Elgin, Illinois 60124