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Three Fires CouncilWelcome to the Activities Section of the Three Fires Council Website.

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This page is for Council approved groups to promote their Merit Badge opportunities.

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Support Scouting Section


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Endowment Corner 


Like most individuals, you have probably given some thought to what you will do for retirement income. A lot of thought. And again, like most individuals, you probably didn't know how you could make a large gift to Scouting and get extra retirement income at the same time. But you can!

A BSA retirement trust is just a form of the popular charitable unitrust. It can be created easily with cash, stocks, bonds, or land that you already own. You place the property into the trust and receive income and tax deductions usually based on the full fair market value of the property. If your gift was appreciated property, you also avoid capital gains tax. You decide who receives the income, the amount of income, when you want to start receiving the income, and how , long the trust will last. When the trust ends, your local council receives the trust property.

Of course, these trusts aren’t limited to retirement income. They can be created at any time, for any reason. But contact us for more information about the BSA retirement trust, and about how you, your family, and your local council will all benefit. You’ll see that these income trusts are a real gift to retirement planning.

For More Information Contact:
Three Fires Council
415 N. Second Street
St. Charles, Il 60174


 Thank you for your interest and continuing support of Scouting. Three Fires Council staff would be pleased to visit with you or your advisors about various ways to benefit you and Scouting through charitable giving. Please call Mike Kaufman Director of Strategic Initiatives at 630-797-4636 with questions and for more information.

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Media Resources for Three Fires council go here.

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Welcome to Three Fires Council. The Council is divided up into 12 Districts.

For district information, click on the district link in the table at the bottom of this page.

If you are unsure of what district you are looking for, clicking on any part of this council map will bring you to the corresponding district page for that area.



Kishwaukee District One Shabbona District Two Chippewa District Twelve Northern Trail District Three Potawatomi Trails District Seven Chanonee District Six Thunderbird District Ten Indian Prairie District Nine Foxfire District Eight Fox Valley District Five Maramech Hill District Four



 Area Served

South, Central, & Northern DeKalb County, as well as Maple Park and Burlington School Districts
 Elgin, South Elgin, and Hampshire
 Addison, Bensenville, Bloomingdale Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Hanover Park (east), Itasca, Keeneyville, Medinah, Roselle, & Wood Dale
 Kendall & Southern DeKalb County, & portions of Kaneland School District 302
Batavia, Campton Hills, Geneva, LaFox, Lily Lake, Mooseheart, St Charles, Valley View, Wasco & Wayne
 School District 25 of Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Warrenville, West Chicago, Wheaton, & Winfield
 Berkeley, Elmhurst, Hillside, Lombard, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, & Villa Park
 Marywood, Moecherville, Scraper, North Aurora, & Aurora School Districts #129 & #131
 Naperville's Indian Prairie School District # 204
 Lisle, Woodridge, & Naperville School District 203
 U-46: Carol Stream, Bartlett, Streamwood, Hanover Park; & D300: East and West Dundee, Sleepy Hollow & Carpentersville  



Kishwaukee District One Shabbona District Two Chippewa District Twelve Northern Trail District Three Potawatomi Trails District Seven Chanonee District Six Thunderbird District Ten Indian Prairie District Nine Foxfire District Eight Fox Valley District Five Maramech Hill District Four

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Serving School District XX of Town a, Town b, Town c, Town d, Town e, & Town f

Zip Codes - 60111, 60112, 60113, 60114, 60115, 60116

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Welcome to the home page of the Kishwaukee District Website. The word Kishwaukee comes from the Potawatomi language and can be translated to mean "river of sycamore". The Kishwaukee District serves the Scouts their leaders and of DeKalb County, IL. In total that equals over 750 Scouts and 300 volunteers. The following communitites and zip codes fall within the Kishwaukee District:

Kirkland: 60146, Kingston: 60145, Genoa: 60135, Burlington: 60109, Malta 60150, DeKalb: 60115, Sycamore: 60178,  Cortland:60112, Maple Park: 60151, Shabbona: 60550, Waterman: 60556, and Clare: 60111.


If you would like to join the Scouting adventure, please visit to locate a Scouting program near you!

 If you have any questions, please contact Matt Faltz, Kishwaukee District Executive:  


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The Kishwaukee District Finance Committee is here to serve your unit.

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New Program Kick-off

Look for the New Program Kick-off information at your May Roundtables!

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New Program Kick-offs

Look for the New Program Kick-off information in your April and May Roundtables!

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The Three Fires Council offers a variety of summer camp opportunities for Cub Scouts and Webelos. Opportunities include district hosted day camps, lad and pal weekends and Webelos resident camps. Check the Cub Scout and Webelos Summer Camp pages for the latest summer camp information and leader guides.

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Three Fires Council offers 3 beautiful Camp Properties.

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Welcome to the Conservation Resource Page for Three Fires Council. Here you will find information on many of the ways Scouts & Scouters can practice conservation, help the environment, earn awards, and make a difference in the world around us.

The Boy Scouts of America states that the conservation program emphasis is designed to incorporate throughout the Scouting program and activities an awareness and understanding of conservation as wise and intelligent management of natural resources.

The development of good citizens is one of Scouting's aims, and citizens need to practice sound environmental living and conservation of natural resources. There is need for an extended program that will encourage young people to

  • Look at the entire process of resource use
  • Analyze how actions and judgments often create problems
  • Understand decision-making processes related to the environment
  • Seek out commonsense methods that can be applied at home, in the community, in the state, and in the nation
  • Help improve the quality of life

This emphasis is directed toward making all those active in Scouting—youth, adult members, and their families—aware of their responsibility for the future. There is an increasing awareness that Scouting members and other individuals are an integral part of their environment and that their action or inaction affects the quality of life throughout this nation and the world.

Personal experience teaches the most lasting lessons. The conservation program emphasis has been developed to create a positive commitment to improving the environment and conserving natural resources through firsthand experiences and "learning by doing."

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Personal Training Record

Scouting leaders who go through training have already shown dedication to the youth in their care. Their further dedication to the youth and the program of Scouting deserves recognition, and leaders are encouraged to apply for the awards available to them. These awards are intended to honor demonstrated performance and tenure of trained leaders in all areas of the Scouting program.

Requirements for each award can be found under the appropriate program area, listed below. Most awards have a form that you may download and fill out; once completed, training applications should be given to your District Training Chair (it is a good idea to keep a copy of the form for your own records). If you have questions, please check with your District Training Chair. Non-training awards, such as those for distinguished service, include instructions for submittal with the form (when applicable).

The individual seeking a training award should date and initial each requirement as it is completed. No award request will be accepted unless training, tenure and performance are completely filled out as required. Each award then requires certain signatures before it is turned in, as indicated on the form. The required district signatures may be obtained from a Commissioner, District Executive or District Training Chair.

In general, tenure used for the award for one position cannot be counted toward another. Please discuss exceptions with your District Training Chair.

What Makes a Trained Leader? - What every registered Adult Leader needs to be considered "Basic Trained for their position"

Basic Training Course Requirements - Codes for District & Council Trainers

Top Leader Trained Date Course Criteria - Document For District & Council Trainers

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Section for Membership Helps

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Lerning For Life in Three Fires Council.

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Exploring Division

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Welcome to the Exploring Division of Three Fires Council.

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Three Fires Council International Committee

International Committee’s Vision Statement

The International Committee of the Three Fires Council views Scouting as an international brotherhood and is committed to helping Scouts in the Three Fires Council interact with Scouts from other nations around the world.

Mission of the Committee

The mission of the Three Fires Council International Committee is to disseminate information regarding international Scouting opportunities and to support Three Fires Council Scouts and Scouters as they participate in international Scouting experiences.


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