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
The Three Fires Council, Haunted Hike is in its 24th year at Camp Big Timber in Elgin, Illinois. As a council activity, it provides a safe and fun experience for guests and volunteers. Containing a maze and a variety of scary scenes (placed along the trail in which a group sets and implements a scary performance), the Haunted Hike trail provides a frightful experience for all. Volunteer participants are an important part of the Haunted Hike. Some of the things volunteers do includes designing scenes, staffing scenes, guiding groups and providing makeup. These participants have included Explorer Posts, Venture Crews, Scout Troops, local community groups, school clubs, as well as individual volunteers. If you or your group are interested in being involved, please contact Ed Jodelka at (630)797-4646 or
for further information. FLIER WITH INFORMATION
Where will you camp in 2015? 2015 TFC Philmont Application
Last chance to sign up! FLIER WITH INFORMATION
Join the 2015 Three Fires Council Philmont Contingent - Dates are: June 14 to June 29, 2015
Troop and individual spots available Signup now at www.threefirescouncil.org or call Thomas Barrington (630) 584-9250x203
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!
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
- 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 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!
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.