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.


Welcome Heather - Our New DE

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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


TB-PT Ranch-O-Ree

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2014 Boy Scout RANCH-O-REE

October 10-12 at BSA 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!


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 .


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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