News of Interest
One of the remaining action items from the Three Fires Council 2016 Strategic Plan is examining how best to serve local Scouting units. As a result, multiple volunteer task forces have developed a District Reorganization Plan that we feel will improve direct service to Scouters and the Scouts they support. The Three Fires Council will be reducing the number of Districts from ten to three. Each District will be staffed with a team of Council employees to support the four functions of a District (Membership, Service, Program and Development). There will be no planned reductions in overall staffing levels. The new Districts will be phased in over the remainder of 2019, this will allow previously scheduled events to continue as planned. District leadership will work over the summer to coordinate and align events, meetings and realign committees to the Three-District Model. It is our hope that 100% implementation will be reached by the time school starts again at the end of this summer.
You are invited to learn more about the plan at one of the following Fireside Chats: Trinity Green Trails - 2701 Maple, Lisle 7:30pm
TIME TO PAY YOUR 2019 DUES! Pay your 2019 Dues online. You have 2 choices for paying your 2019 dues. The regular 2019 member dues is $20. The 2019 Annual Member dues is $90. This includes your $20 dues, plus 4 discounted event fees and patches for 2019 (Winter Banquet, Friendship Powwow, Spring Fellowship, Fall Fellowship) and special Annual Member patch.Transfers from other lodges to our Lodge can also be done ONLINE on our website. Just give us your former Lodge name or council when you pay! There is no cost to transfer your membership. You can do so by paying the 2019 dues, and then just tell us your former lodge or council name. If you know the year that you did your current membership honor, then that would be useful too.
Ragan Freitag, one of the few females to graduate from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and one of the youngest Will County government members to chair a committee, recently spoke to this new troop for girls about her experiences in breaking barriers. Read article from Beacon News!