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.
Date: Sat. Feb 17, 2018 8:00-4pm / Opening ceremony at 8:30 in Illinois Hall. Classes begin promptly at 9:00. / Where: Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126. / Cost: $35 per person. CPR/AED has an additional $20 fee for materials.
Every Scout deserves a trained leader. Take position-specific training and earn your Basic Leader Training. Learn First Aid/CPR/AED just in time for this summer's scouting adventures. Get the scoop on how to prepare your Scout for his Eagle Project. Learn to work with Scouts with disabilities. Choose from 19 informative and fun classes. Open to all uniformed leaders, unit committee members and parents of Scouts at all levels. Drop your Scout off at MBU and dash around the corner to Elmhurst College and attend MBU Leadership Academy.
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.
Boy Scout Crime Prevention - Merit Badge Workshop
Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 and Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 / 6:30-8:00 p.m. - FLIER WITH INFORMATION
Naperville Police Department - 1350 Aurora Avenue, Naperville, IL
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
The Council Contingent is specifically designed for individual Scouts and adult leaders of Troops and Crews that may be too small to send their own Philmont crew. However, the contingent is not restricted to individuals and units that can fill a crew of 8-12 are allowed to register.
Arrive 06/10/2019– Depart 06/22/2019 from Philmont. The actual travel dates may include additional days.
CFL Pre-Camp Meetings - For parents, adult leaders, scoutmasters, and unit committee members. Plan to send an adult leader to one of the pre-camp meetings below.
Three Dates and Locations — Pick the one most convenient!
- Wednesday, February 7, 2018 – Aurora Police Department, 1200 E Indian Trail, Aurora, IL 60505
- Saturday, February 10, 2018 – Norris Service Center, 415 N 2nd St, St Charles, IL 60174
**Webelos Resident Camp 9:30-10:00 am, Boy Scout Summer Camp 10:00-11:30 am**
- Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – Addison Fire Station #2, 666 S Vista Ave, Addison, IL 60101
Presentation Schedule - 6:30 – 7:00 pm Webelos Resident Camp / 7:00 – 8:30 pm Boy Scout Summer Camp Meetings well be live streamed from the CFL Facebook page
Orientation – August 12, 1:00 pm, Camp Big Timber - Elgin
Weekend 1 – August 24-26, Camp Big Timber - Elgin
Weekend 2 – September 21-23, Camp Big Timber - Elgin
What is Wood Badge?
Wood Badge is the premier adult training program of the Boy Scouts of America. It teaches contemporary leadership and team development skills in an outdoor setting. Its purpose is to aid Scouters in providing a quality program that will enable Scouts to grow to their greatest potential. The course encompasses key concepts of management skills, from leaders in the management field; therefore, this course can be helpful not only in your Scouting job, but also in your career, personal and religious life.