The Three Fires Council Office and Scout Shops will be closed December 24th – 28th. We will reopen on December 29th. The Norris & Deicke Scout Shops will close at 5pm on December 31st and the Council Office and Scout Shops will be closed January 1st – 4th, 2015. We will reopen on January 5th.
The Three Fires Council will be conducting a Women’s Only Welding (WOW) event to train women interested in becoming Welding Merit Badge Counselors. 5-9 p.m. on Thurs., Jan. 29, 2015
Lincoln-Electric Training Facility, 115 East Crossroads Parkway, Ste A., Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Cost $15 includes pizza, salad and soft drinks
FLIER with Information - As a Welding Merit Badge Counselor, you will learn safe welding techniques, develop basic skills in Flux Core Arc Welding – Shielded (FCAW-S), demonstrate the welding merit badge requirements for GMAW and FCAW-S processes & use available resources to teach the welding merit badge! Prior to class, participants must read the Welding Merit Badge book & watch the Boy Scouts of America Welding Merit Badge Video (a series of nine videos - Total time 1:42:25)(see flier for URL) Click here to learn more.
Have you earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 2014? Would you like to receive a $500.00 scholarship? Would you like to represent your Eagle Class at the Three Fires Council Eagle Recognition Dinner?
We’re looking for an outstanding Eagle Scout to represent the Class of 2014 at the TFC Eagle Recognition Dinner being held on February 20, 2015. Only one Scout will be chosen to deliver a speech on behalf of all 2014 Eagle Scouts. This Scout must have had his Eagle Board of Review in the year 2014 to qualify for this honor. The Scout who is chosen will receive a $500.00 scholarship. If this is something you’d be interested in, here’s what you need to do: Fill out & return your AUDITION FORM by mail or email by January 6, 2015, and follow the instructions contained in the form.
Two dates & locations to choose from. Pick the date & location that works best for YOU!
7-9 p.m. Fri., Jan. 9 295 E. Army Trail Glendale Heights 630-980-8330 or 7-9 p.m. Fri., Jan. 16 2111 S. Randall Geneva 630-262-0380
Home Depot experts will help Scouts and their moms build pinewood derby cars for the big race. Bring with your pinewood derby car kit (available from your unit or the Scout shops in St. Charles or West Chicago) and your design. For ideas, view the video: http://www.pinewoodderby.org
Program Updates - 2014 and Beyond - A new Cub Scouting program is launching June 1, 2015, that will be more fun and exciting for boys, and easier to implement for unit leaders. To ensure you are ready to make the transition, a number of webcasts will be hosted on January 17 to outline the coming changes, how to prepare, and when resources will be available.
- Cubmaster Webcasts - Saturday, Jan 17, at 8 a.m., or Saturday, Jan 17, at 3 p.m.
- Den Leader Webcasts - Saturday, Jan 17, at 9:30 a.m., or Saturday, Jan 17, at 4:30 p.m.
- LDS-Specific Considerations* - Saturday, Jan 17, at 11 a.m., or Saturday, Jan 17, at 6 p.m. * It is recommended that those interested in the LDS session view one of the role-specific sessions first.
Although the content will be geared to the roles listed, anyone with an interest in learning about the new Cub Scouting program is welcome to attend. The sessions will be recorded for later viewing. It's easy to attend! Just navigate your Internet browser to http://www.livestream.com/bsanationalcouncil and you are ready to view the webcast! As always, for more information on the new Cub Scouting program, please go to www.scouting.org/programupdates.
The Adams Service Project of the Year Award recognizes one valuable eagle project of an exceptional nature within each council. Eagles may self-nominate. Nominations are due to the Council office by January 21. If you have any questions, please contact your District Advancement chairman. For more information see:
National Eagle Scout Association - Adams Award
The Glenn A. & Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award
NESA - National Eagle Scout Association - Website
The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) is a fellowship of men who have achieved the Eagle Scout rank and who desire using their efforts and influence toward forming the kind of young men America needs for leadership. The objective of NESA is "to Serve Eagle Scouts and through them, the entire movement of Scouting" - NESA The applications for the 2015 NESA Eagle Scout Scholarships are available at NESA. The 2015 NESA scholarship window opens October 1, 2014, with a submission deadline of December 31, 2014. Winners will be contacted by July 15, 2015.
The National Eagle Scout Association offers two types of Eagle Scout scholarships: NESA Academic Scholarship applicants must be Eagle Scouts graduating high school and entering college in the year for which they apply for a scholarship. Scholarships are awarded only to those who graduate from high school in the calendar year in which scholarships are presented. Exception: Scouts whose Eagle Scout boards of review are held the same year of their high school graduation may apply in that calendar year. They may receive a scholarship one time only. NESA Merit Scholarship applicants must be Eagle Scouts graduating high school or undergraduate college students no farther than completion of the junior year. Recipients may receive the scholarship one time only.
Bricks 4 Kidz workshops are designed specifically to help Scouts earn Achievements, Electives, and STEM Nova Program badges at specific Scout levels. Build motorized models using our proprietary model plans, and LEGO® bricks, gears and motors. Bricks 4 Kidz workshops are fun, interactive, engaging, hands-on and promote learning STEM concepts while making connections to the real world. We are excited to be working with the Three Fires Council in bringing the customized workshops to the Cub Scouts. Click here for further details on the workshops: Bricks 4 Kidz