WINTER OLYMPICS - Come join us for a day of WINTER FUN!
Calling All Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos for a FUN Day at Camp Big Timber! (37W955 Big Timber Rd., Elgin, IL 60123) Indoor/Outdoor Activities Nature Walk Crafts Games Songs/Stories / Registration is limited to 200 Scouts each session (first come basis). Sessions fill up so register early. Cost includes lunch, patch, & hot chocolate/coffee. See CUBSCICLE FLIER for details
Mark your calendars for this FUN event! - 3 dates to choose from!
- When: Fri. Dec 27, 2013, Sat. Dec 28, 2013 or Sat. Jan 4, 2014 / Time: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
- Cost: Early Bird Price – On or before Dec 10 - Scouts $16 each / Adults $10 each
- Regular Price – On or after Dec 11 - Scouts $18 each / Adults $12 each
Keys to Implementing a Successful STEM Program-Click Here for the Program Guide
The STEM program complements the traditional Scout program and provides another avenue for exploration, leadership development and fun. The STEM program is designed to spark the imagination and natural curiosity of youth. Incorporate it into your traditional program. It is simple to add a STEM element to Scouting activities which complements the “what” of the activity with the “how and why” it works.
Review the information in websites of both the BSA and the Three Fires Council. Everything a unit needs to start a STEM initiative is located on the website including the Nova awards guidebooks or you can purchase the guidebooks at your local Scout shop to explore the basic principles of STEM and discover how fun and fascinating STEM can be. Cub Scout STEM Webpage / Boy Scout-Venturing Web Page
STEM NOVA WORKSHOPS – EXCLUSIVELY FOR SCOUTS - Bricks4Kidz Website
Bricks 4 Kidz classes provide Cub Scouts the opportunity to build motorized model builds using Lego bricks, gears and motors. Our programs are built around proprietary model kits, plans and STEM curriculum, designed by teachers, architects and engineers. The activities are hands-on and engaging to promote learning STEM concepts in a fun way while making connections to the real world! Bricks 4 Kidz offers workshops designed specifically for Scouts to earn: Achievements (Wolf, Bears & Webelos) / Electives (Wolf, Bears & Webelos) /STEM NOVA Program Badges (All Cub Scout Levels)
For a detailed listing of all the various workshops available to Cub Scouts and schedule/location of upcoming workshops, visit our website. Scouts can register individually or as a group (groups offered 15% discount). Limited availability, register soon!
Are you looking for tools to help you with your recruitment including flyers, talent surveys, yard signs, stickers and more? Use this link to order all of your materials and have your flyers customized to meet your needs. We’ll make sure that your materials are ready for you to pick up at the Scout Store of your choice. Order Roundup Materials Online This feature is available July through December 2013 for ordering FALL Roundup materials. For additional assistance please contact your District Executive or Megan Gemmer or Nanci Barrett.
The Oakbrook Microsoft Store and Three Fires Council, BSA have partnered together to provide local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts with the opportunity to earn technology merit badges and belt loop from Microsoft! Registration is for Cub Scouts to sign up to participate in complimentary workshops to earn a Computer, Video Games or Photography Belt Loop. During these workshops, Scouts will learn functions of a camera, discuss Film vs. Digital, learn to take his own photos and share with others. Learn about the video game rating system, create a gaming schedule to include gaming, homework, chores, and family time, learn a new video game and discuss his favorite game and why. Learn parts of a computer, how to properly shut down a computer, prepare a document and print on his own!
Boy Scouts sign up to participate in complimentary workshops to earn the Computer, Photography or Cinematography Merit Badges. During the 3-hour workshops session, Scouts will participate in hands-on projects utilizing Office 2010, including creating a patrol outing food budget, designing a campsite plan, writing a letter inviting guests to a court of honor and many others! Click here to see available FALL dates and register online!
Insurance Auto Auctions
Do you have a car that you would like to donate to Scouting to help our council? If so, click on the link above, which has the information that you will need to donate.
We are in our third year of a great relationship with Insurance Auto Auctions, a company that processes more than 1 million vehicle donations at more than 160 locations around the country; and our Scouting campaign continues to grow from this great service. Our council is already using the program! For more than 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America® has changed lives, and your support will help provide character development, citizenship training, personal fitness, and leadership skills for youth across America.
We’re proud to announce that the Boy Scouts of America Discover® Prepaid Card is now available!
With the Scout Prepaid Card, parents will be teaching their Scout how to manage money wisely. This is NOT a credit card, but a prepaid, reloadable card that can be replenished from any bank account. It’s a great way for Scouts to manage their daily spending, and it’s safer and more convenient than carrying cash.
Also, be on the lookout for more information regarding the new Boy Scouts of America Credit Card. In addition to all of the existing rewards and benefits Discover offers, this card will offer a Scouts Rewards section where cardholders may donate their points to a council or purchase Scout Shop products with their points.
Anyone may apply, so visit www.BoyScoutCreditCard.com