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
Don’t forget Giving Tuesday (Dec. 2) after Cyber Monday and Black Friday. It’s a worldwide day of online giving. Please consider participating in this virtual event by making a donation to help support the 15,000 Scouts in the Three Fires Council. Thank you. Please click on either image to donate to Three Fires Council.
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
Thank you to the almost 700 Scouts & Scouters who attended the 2014 Training Academy - "Scouting in Top Gear" at East Aurora High School to enjoy a day of training & fellowship. You have taken one of the most important steps toward giving the Scouts in your unit one of the best gifts you can.... a trained leader! We hope that you had FUN at the Training Academy, learned a lot of new information that will help your units & had a chance to visit our Vendors in the Midway! Photos of this event can be found in the TFC TRANING ACADEMY ALBUM on the TFC Photo Gallery. Enjoy!
Tread Lightly! Trainer Course - Flier with Information
Tread Lightly!®’s Tread Trainer™ course is an 8 hour course designed to provide a “crash course” on outdoor ethics focusing on motorized and mechanized recreation on both land and water. Participation in the course qualifies individuals to present the Tread Lightly! message. Participants will work with Master Trainers on understanding the role outdoor ethics play in the recreation community, learn the Tread Lightly! principles of responsible recreation, and be provided with the tools to conduct workshops and coordinate community outreach. Who: Adults and youth 14 and older with a paid adult / Where: Camp Big Timber K-Lodge, 37W955 Big Timber Rd., Elgin, IL. 60124 / When: Dec 6, 2014 08:00AM – 05:00PM / Fees: $55 Nov 11, 2014 through November 22, 2014 - Includes lunch, snacks, handouts, Trainer Kit and a resource flash drive. Sign-up is online on the RIGHT sidebar. READ MORE
LEARN HOW TO CAMP SAFELY IN COLD WEATHER & HAVE MORE FUN OUTSIDE! Dec , 2014 & Jan & Feb , 2015 - Information flier
For 2014-2015 our session dates will be: Indoor Session – Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 (7:30-9:30pm) - LDS Church, Geneva /Outdoor Session - Sat, Jan 10, 2015 (8am-1pm) – Cantigny Park /Overnight Session - Fri & Sat, Feb 6-7, 2015 (5pm - 4pm) - Camp Big Timber
Purpose: To provide an opportunity for experienced youth and Scout leaders to gain the unique skills necessary for successful cold weather camping. The intent of Okpik is to help Scout troops extend their camping season to all 12 months of the year. It is anticipated that participants will return to their units and share their acquired knowledge and skills. Requirements: Registration is limited to the first 60 paid participants. Youth participants must be 14 years old by the date of the Indoor Online registration only. Registration fee is $65 until Nov. 22, 2014. Fees increase to $75 after Nov. 22, 2014. READ MORE
“I’m excited to be joining Three Fires Council,” said Joe Wiltrout. “The Council has a long tradition of providing great Scouting programs. I aim to build on that tradition.” Wiltrout will begin working at the St. Charles office on Nov. 3, 2014.
For the past three years, Wiltrout served as the Deputy Scout Executive / COO for the 43,000 Scouts in the Northern Star Council in Minneapolis / St. Paul.
Previously, he served as Director of Development at Daniel Webster Council in Manchester, NH (2011-2008). From 2006-1997, he served the Atlanta Area Council as Senior Finance Director, Field Director, and District Executive.
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.
Program Updates - 2014 and Beyond
The next three years promise to be exciting for Scouting as all three of our traditional programs will be updated based on several years of volunteer-led research and development. Venturing is first up in 2014 with a totally new program and recognition approach focusing on progressive development in adventure, leadership, and service to others and personal growth.
Cub Scouts: Samplers of new youth handbooks and den leader guides unveiling five of the 84 new adventures have been released. Other items of note include PDFs about progress-toward-rank recognition insignia; Ethan, our new Cub Scout guide; a transition guide, FAQs, and more! The Program Updates page of Scouting.org will always have the most recent information on what is coming and when. Please visit the PROGRAM UPDATES PAGE for more information!