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.
FLIER WITH INFORMATION - On Saturday, October 18, Three Fires Council will offer “STEMapalooza” at Technology Center of DuPage, during which a Cub or Boy Scout can complete a NOVA Award in one day. The cost of the program is $10 for the Cubs and $25 for Boy Scouts. Registration is online only. Cub Scout offerings will be “Swing” and “Science Everywhere“. Because the requirements are age appropriate, the Cub session will run from 8:00 until 12:00. Cub Scouts should complete the prerequisites below for their choice, on their own, prior to October 18.
For Boy Scouts, the “Whoosh” and “Shoot!” awards will be offered. The day long programs will run from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Much of the award is designed to encourage the Scout to work independently, so Scouts should complete the prerequisites below for their choice, on their own, prior to October 18. Each Boy Scout should bring a brown bag lunch.
This program is offered by the Three Fires Council and hosted by Technology Center of DuPage, 301 Swift Rd., Addison (for directions see www.TCDupage.org.) The number of participants in this first STEMapalooza is very limited so please register early. All registration is on a first come, first served basis. No refunds due to the cost of materials. REGISTRATION & MORE INFORMATION
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR ALL COURSES AT TRAINING ACADEMY! Come Join Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing and Varsity leaders at the Three Fires Council’s premier adult training event – The 2014 Training Academy. Saturday, November 8, 2014. Pick 5 courses to take for the day and learn more through the sharing of Scouting knowledge and ideas. Also offered will be Order of the Arrow Lodge Leadership Development and a Brotherhood conversion opportunity. Boy Scout youth can become trained as a Den Chief or Senior Patrol Leader. There will be a Vendor Midway full of business professionals displaying the products, locations and services that can be used to support the Scouting Program. Events run from 7:30am to 4:00pm at East Aurora High School at 500 Tomcat Lane in Aurora. Further your Scouting knowledge and learn something to take back to your unit. For more information please contact Jennifer Griffin-Training Academy Chair at 630-764-0989 or
/ See the Scouting in Top Gear Page for more information / Links for registrations below.
Campers going to Scout Adventure Camp in Rochelle will now be able to enjoy using a Pirate Ship on the shores of Lake Gladys! This wonderful addition to our camp was named:
Blackbeard's Cove Nautical Adventure This was made possible by the generous support of our loyal crew: Carpenters Local 792, The Grieco Family, McCann Family, Nelson Family and Sjostrom Construction. View photos of the Pirate Ship & Cove dedication on Saturday, September 20, 2014, in the Adventure Camp Photo Gallery!
'LIKE US' on the Adventure Camp FACE BOOK Page
Come have FUN with us at Cub Scout Family Camp!
WHO: For all Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and their families. This includes brand new Cubs and “experienced” Cubs.
WHAT: Enjoy the out of doors and have a lot of FUN! Each District has specific details about their program in their flyer and/or campout guide. Have fun with your family and experience the excitement of the Cub Scout Program at any of our “Day 1” locations!
Registration: Each District’s registration link is also on the right hand column under “TFC Online Registrations.” Payment can be made online at the time of registration or offline at either Scout Shop. (Norris or Deicke) For more information, consult the Fall Day #1 Family Camps Page or contact the Norris Scout Service Center at 630-584-9250
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
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
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!
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