The Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Three Fires Council named Area 7 Director Matt Thornton interim Scout Executive.
Thornton replaces Matt Ackerman who resigned July 23, 2014 to pursue other opportunities.
For almost 100 years, Scout leaders in the western suburbs have successfully fulfilled the Scouting mission - to deliver a youth program that promotes both character development and leadership training.
To lead Three Fires Council into its second 100 years, Council President Val Bitton has initiated a national search to identify a new Scout Executive.
BSA Adventure Camp - Rochelle - Fri., Sept. 12 (7pm) to Sun., Sept 14 (10am)
Fall Fellowship weekend is an opportunity for both newly selected and current members of the Order of the Arrow to conduct service at our camp, share in fellowship, and learn more about what it is to be an Arrowman. It is an opportunity for Arrowmen to gather together and celebrate the past year in the lodge, learn more about how you can serve Scouting and the Order of the Arrow, have some fun, and elect new Lodge and Chapter Officers for next year.
Three Fires Council is holding a Wood Badge Course in 2014 /COURSE INFO FLIER / 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 / Course size is limited to 48 participants, SIGN UP NOW to reserve your spot! There are a few spots left, so get them before they are gone!
JOIN US FOR the 2014 COSMIC CUBS Summer Camps! Don't miss the FUN! There are still plenty of opportunities to attend one of the many Three Fires Council Cub Camps this summer! We offer a variety of summer camp opportunities for boys who have finished kindergarten through 4th grade. Opportunities include day camps, weekend camps and overnight camps. While the programs offered at each camp vary, some will have special opportunities. All camps offer dedicated & qualified staff, a commemorative t-shirt & patch, BB gun safety instruction & practice, archery instruction & practice, craft projects, nature hikes/activities, sports and games, campfire, songs, skits, STEM activities, and many advancement opportunities. Attend whichever camp is most convenient for you. Camp registrations are located on the right sidebar. Photos of camps held are located in the TFC Photo Gallery.
More than 100 participants and staff (70 participants and about 40 staff in 2 troops and 11 patrols) from the Three Fires Council completed the Thunderbird National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) course. This is a week-long camping program for youth leaders in Boy Scout troops and Venturing Crews. The scouts camped, cooked, hiked and participated in other activities to hone their leadership and Scouting skills, in a "model troop" setting, under the direction of our experienced and dedicated youth and adult staff members. More information about our 2015 NYLT course will be made available over the next few months, and we invite all troops and crews in our council to recommend qualified youth leaders to attend this valuable program.
Photos from this course can be viewed in the NYLT Photo Album