JUST A REMINDER! IF YOU MISSED THE CHARTER TURN-IN, the TBird Commissioners will be following up with you to assist in getting them in.
OR: Contact one of the TBird Commissioner Team and we will come to you for you charter turn-in. DO NOT bring your charters to either of the Scout shops. They must go through the Commissioner Team, and this will delay them in getting processed!
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.
2018-2019 - Okpik - Cold Weather Camping
What: Okpik aims to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to enjoy an outdoor experience in cold weather; to help Scout units extend their outing season to all 12 months of the year; and to share their acquired knowledge and skills with their units. These skills are taught over five sessions using the patrol method.
For 2018-2019 our session dates will be:
1. Indoor Session – Tues., Dec. 11, 2018 - 6:30pm Registration / 7pm – 9:30pm
First Presbyterian Church, 715 North Carlton, Wheaton
2. Outdoor Session 1 – Sat., Jan. 19, 2019 – 8am Registration / 8:30am – 1pm
Von Oven Scout Reservation, 701 S. West St., Naperville, IL 60540
3. Outdoor Session 2 – Fri.-Sat., Feb. 8-9, 2019 - Arrival Fri. 5pm / Departure Sat 4pm
Camp Big Timber, 37W955 Big Timber Road, Elgin, IL
Patrol Meetings: Each patrol will have 2 meetings. Date, time, and location TBD by each patrol.
Thursday, December 13, 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. Deb Brown and her Unit Commissioners will be available to accept charters, answer Recharter questions and give Journey to Excellence assistance. / Order of the Arrow Members - Chapter Meetings are the same time and place as Roundtables. Please announce at your Troop meetings. All OA members are welcome to attend the chapter meetings! We usually have a short Chapter Meeting, and then our activity. We will be having our annual holiday party, refreshments, and gift exchange. Please bring a wrapped gift to exchange. Dollar Store is fine. No gift over $5. The stranger/goofier/crazier the better. Join us for a year end party and wrap up as we prepare for the coming year.
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.
550 Scouts & Scouters enjoyed a day of training & fellowship at Sycamore High School on Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 at the Three Fires Council's Training Academy. View photos of this huge event in the 2018 Training Academy Album! Thanks to all the wonderful staff, youth and adult participants, vendors and all who made this day of training a success.