WA9BSA invites you to
Jamboree On The Air
OCT 14-16, 2016
Jamboree On The Air will be held once again at Camp Kishwakee just south of Plano, IL!
Scouts of any age can participate, from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts and Venturers, including girls. Once at the ham radio station, the communication typically involves talking on a microphone and listening on the station speakers. However, many forms of specialized communication may also be taking place, such as video communication,
2017 Gathering of Eagles will be held on the evening of Friday, February 17, 2017
Have you earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 2016? 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 2016 at the TFC Eagle Recognition Dinner being held on February 17, 2017. Only one Scout will be chosen to deliver a speech on behalf of all 2016 Eagle Scouts. This Scout must have had his Eagle Board of Review in the year 2016 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 4, 2017. Instructions are contained in the form.
Traffic Safety Merit Badge
The Naperville Police Department Traffic Unit would like to offer area Boy Scouts an opportunity to earn their Traffic Safety Merit Badge. The Naperville Police Department makes every effort to keep drivers and roadways in Naperville safe, however much of that responsibility ultimately lies with the drivers themselves. This Merit Badge aligns well with the educational and awareness campaigns that the Naperville Police believe are important to ensure the safe movement of vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians throughout the city. Additionally, many Boy Scouts are new drivers or will soon be learning how to drive a motor vehicle. This Merit Badge will help Scouts establish good habits early. This workshop will be conducted by members of the NPD Traffic Unit. All requirements for the badge will be completed at the Workshop on October 19th, 2016. You only need to attend one session!
Three Fires Council
Required Training Policy 2016
Three Fires Council has adopted a policy of requiring all Direct Contact Leaders to be trained for their respective leadership positions. The council is committed to providing the highest quality program possible to the youth it serves. Having trained adult leaders is critical to fulfilling that commitment. Every youth deserves a trained leader.
Cub Scout Direct Contact Leaders must be trained for their respective positions by December 31, 2016, in order to be registered for their positions in 2017. Cub Scout Leaders who assume Direct Contact positions after December 31, 2016 have 3 months to complete the training necessary for their positions.
64th Annual Cathoree
Annual Scout Retreat
August 26-28, 2016
Join area scouts and scouters for a enjoyable fun faith filled weekend at the 64th Annual Cathoree! Scouts can look forward to a weekend filled with religious insight and spiritual enrichment. Enjoy listening to speakers and participate in activities that will give you spiritual growth.
Mass will be celebrated each morning and an opportunity to celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation and time before the Blessed Sacrament in adoration.
All meals are provided, starting with cracker barrel on Friday night. Saturday evening closes with a bonfire with skits!
The Cathoree is a Catholic retreat for scouts to enrich their Catholic faith. The retreat can also fulfill the Ad Altare Dei requirement to "attend a retreat…" This weekend is not exclusive to Catholic Scouts. Please join us for a weekend of Reverence and fellowship.