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.
For Parents, Adult Leaders, Cubmasters/Scoutmasters, and Unit Committee Members! This annual informational meeting provides an opportunity to meet and ask experts questions about registering, programs at camp, and logistics. Plan to send a Parent or Leader who will update your Unit on 2017 Camp details to either of the pre-camp meetings below!
Two Dates for Camp Freeland Leslie (For Boy Scout Resident Camp and Webelos Resident Camp)
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at Cantigny Park Visitor Center, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL. or Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Gander Mountain, 2100 S. Randall Road, Geneva, IL
Cub Camp Kick Off Meeting
The Cub Camp Meeting will contain information for all of the Twilight Camps, Day Camps, Weekend Camps and Tigers Only camps. Wednesday, February 15, 2017: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Cantigny Park Visitor Center Theatre, 1S151 Winfield Rd., Wheaton, Ill.
Wood Badge Dinner - A Celebration of Leadership For Alumni and Prospective Attendees
Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 6:00 pm - St. Patrick's Catholic School, 787 Crane Road, St. Charles, IL 60175
Come join fellow Wood Badgers, council leadership and prospective attendees during a night of fellowship and fun. Ever wonder what Wood Badge is all about? This is the event to attend! You will meet and talk with prior course directors. You’ll hear about the fun – and we do have fun – along with the educational, personal growth and leadership aspects of Wood Badge. We'll also have awards for the most course alums in attendance and the most critters in attendance. Wood Badgers are asked to bring a Scouting friend that may be interested!
2017 is bringing us exciting opportunities to staff Day Camps. We are currently looking for 14-15 year olds to volunteer as Den Guides, 16-17 year olds to work as paid Camp Staff teaching program areas, and 18+ year olds to work as either paid Camp Staff at Von Oven or paid Specialists who work not only at Von Oven, but also to other camps throughout the Council. Please fill out the Attached Day Camp Application and turn it in to me or to the Naperville or St. Charles Scout Shops and we will contact you for an interview soon. Forward to your friends and invite them to come and have fun with us this summer!
Chanonee & Thunderbird Klondike Derby 2017
The annual Klondike Derby will be held again this year at Cantigny Park in Wheaton on Saturday February 4, 2017. 9am to 4pm. Boy Scout Troops will also have the opportunity to camp at Cantigny Friday and/or Saturday nights for no extra charge.
Attached are the forms for unit sign-up. There will be 10 or more stations to visit to test your preparedness and Scout skills, plus FUN events! Please read the info forms carefully! We plan to handle payment for the event by collecting a check from your unit the day of the event. Please plan to show up with a final roster of all your scout and adult attendees and a check covering all of them at $8 apiece made payable to Three Fires Council. All Scouts are asked to bring a can of soup to this event which can be turned in at registration.
On Friday, February 17, 2017, the members of the Three Fires Council Chapter of the National Eagle Scout Association & the Eagle Dinner Committee will hold an outstanding recognition banquet honoring Eagle Scouts from the entire 2016 Three Fires Council Class of Eagles. The Gathering of Eagles will be held at the: Sheraton Lisle Hotel, 3000 Warrenville Rd. Lisle, IL. 60532.
Reception and Photography begin at 6 p.m. / Fellowship at 6:30 p.m. / Dinner and Program will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Dress is non-uniform, business dress. Reservations are $44 per person (2016 Eagles attend for no cost). Please indicate who you wish to be seated with or near when registering, to ensure that you will be seated by your unit & Eagle Scouts. We will try and accommodate all seating requests when possible.
Thursday, February 9, 2017 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 February Cub Scout or Boy Scout Roundtables. We will be having Guest Speaker, Jay Herzog, discuss Risk Management topics such as BSA insurance, tour plans, what needs to be reported to Council and when to report.
Order of the Arrow Members - Chapter Meeting same time and place as Roundtable. Please announce at Troop meetings. All OA members are welcome to attend the chapter meeting!