Join the CFL Summer Camp Staff

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 Join the CFL Summer Camp Staff

Camp Freeland Leslie is hiring highly motivated and enthusiastic 18+ and 21+ year olds to join our Staff! Looking to join an awesome team of outdoor enthusiasts who run one of THE BEST resident summer camps in all of Scouting? Submit your Application today. Interviews starting soon. We're especially looking for individuals with Lifeguard, shooting sports, ATV, and high adventure skills. Accepting applications now. 

Read more: Join the CFL Summer Camp Staff

Cub Scout Camps

 2017 New Day Camp Information ! 

Registration is now live!

Welcome to Cub Scout Camping Page!

Do your best and join us for a CASTAWAY ADVENTURE with our Island Adventure theme at our Day Camps located throughout Three Fires Council. The Three Fires Council offers a variety of Day Camp opportunities for Scouts, Siblings and their Friends of Cub Scout age (in 1st through 5th grade in the Fall of 2017).  Day Camp opportunities  include Day, Twilight, Weekend and Overnight (Resident) Camps. While the programs offered at each camp vary, some will have special/advancement opportunities through activities offered such as Archery, BB Safety Instruction/Practice, Campfires, Crafts, Games, Nature Hikes, Skits, Songs, Sports, GaGa Pits, Mobile Climbing Tower, Life- Size Foosball and STEM Projects. Pick a Day Camp location and date convenient for you and your family! 

New this year:

 Staff will be added to supplement our well established Day Camp Programs and provide new opportunities for pick-up and drop off times to assist working parents of 2nd grade thru 5th Grade aged Scouts/Siblings/Friends.  All campers in 1st Grade must have a parent at camp the entire time. Pickup and Drop off coverage for you may be used separately or together for additional fees to help working parents. 

  • Morning Drop off times will be no earlier than 7:00 am to camp start time at $10.00 per day ( $40.00 per week)
  • Afternoon Pick up times will be end of camp to no later than 6:00 pm.  Penalties for pick up after 6:00 pm will apply.
  • Using both Before and After pickup  will be $15.00 per day (or $65.00 per week).  This option is not available for weekend or Twilight camps.

Back for More Discounts: Attend more than 1 camp session at any Day Camp location and get a BACK FOR MORE DISCOUNT!

  • Attend a second camp session and receive 25% off of the 2nd Camp's Scout/Siblings/Friends registration fee
  • Attend a  third  camp  session and receive 33% off of the 3rd Camp's Scout/Siblings/friends registration fee.
  • To receive the discount... register for your 1st session and forward the confirmation email to .  Instructions will be forwarded to you for your discount.  When forwarding the email, please put 2nd/or 3rd BACK for More Discount in the "Subject" line of your email for faster identification! All Back for More discounts are based on the Early Bird fee.   Late Fee's will not apply to "Back for More Discounts". The discount applies to Camp Freeland Leslie (CFL) Webelos Scout sessions - Webelos Scouts Only.

Additional Camp info:

  • Tshirts:
    • Youth Campers (Scouts, Siblings and Friends) will receive one free Castaway themed t-shirt and a patch.
    • Adult T-shirts will be available for purchase when registering online.
    • Extra shirts for Scouts/Siblings/Friends are available when registering online (optional). 
    • Webelos going to CFL resident camp will have a CFL themed T-shirt.
  • Youth Campers: Scout/Siblings/Friends:
    • This year we will have several new types of registration categories - Scouts,Siblings,Friends and Adults.  Day Camps will be open to the entire Scout Family and their friends. If a Boy or Girl is in 1st grade through 5th grade next Fall, they are welcome at all of our camp sessions.  Webelos Camp at CFL will only be available to Webelos Scouts and their parents.  

Parent/Leader Ratio's for camp:

  • New Tiger Cubs, Siblings and/or Friends in 1st grade must have a parent or guardian present each day at all camps.
  • Youth Campers in 2nd grade - 5th grade can attend our Camps without parent or leaders from your Pack. Parents and Leaders are welcome but not required.  We will have additional Adult Staff as Group Guides to supervise and help provide an awesome camp experience.

Registration:

  • Both individual and unit registrations will be accepted. If an individual registers,  they will be either integrated into their Unit's group or a new group will be formed, depending on attendance, size, etc.
  • If your Unit allows parents to register individually, camps will make every effort to place the Scouts/Friends/Siblings with other Scouts in his Unit.  If there are no other scouts registered from his Unit- the Scout/Siblings/Friends will be added to an existing group or a new group will be formed depending on attendance at the Camp Director's discretion.
  • Adults are free for all camps except Overnight Camps and Webelos Camp at Camp Freeland Leslie.

Registration Discounts:

 Frequent campers are entitled to more discounts!!!

Remember the BACK FOR MORE DISCOUNTS of 25/33%!!

After  registering, expect a confirmation email. Forward the confirmation email from the first camp registration to the TFC Program Division at  to request a Back for More discount. Once this email is received, information will be emailed back to you indicating how to register for additional camp sessions at the discounted fee. Early bird fees will apply.


Important Information and Forms

For all Cub Camps (including CFL Webelos):

A BSA Annual Health & Medical Record (BSA Form 680-001, Parts A and B only) is required for each attending Scout, Sibling, Friend and Adult registrant for all camps- including all overnight camps. 

   Cub to camp    

2017 Campership Application:Must be received by April 1st,  2017  

BSA Medical Form-Parts A&B: (less than 72 hours) Required for all persons at Three Fires Council Camps.      

Scout/Sibling/Friends Roster:To be filled out & turned in on your 1st day at camp

Adult Roster:                           To be filled out & turned in on your 1st day at camp

TFC Camp Refund Request: Refund policy and form for camp refunds. (Refunds are processed after the  camp is completed.) 


Three Fires Council Day Camps
Each Camp is listed below with date, location guides, flyers and fees.   

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Von OvenScout Reservation, 701 S. West St., Naperville

 Each day, skilled staff members will lead Campers on feats of skill and adventure in the great outdoors located in the heart of the Thunderbird District.

   Trailblazer Day Camp-PARENT GUIDE coming soon!

Session 1: All Cub Scouts, Siblings and Friends: June  5th -9th   (Mon.- Fri.)

Session 2: All Cub Scouts, Siblings and Friends: June 12th-16th (Mon.- Fri.)

Session 3: All Cub Scouts, Siblings and Friends: June 19th-23rd (Mon.- Fri.)

Fees:                                        

  • Adults:  No charge. Optional T-shirt available for $15.00 each
  • Scouts, Siblings and Friends:
    • $ 165.00 early bird fee - paid in full by April 3rd, 2017
    • $ 180.00 regular fee    - paid in full April 4th - June 1st, 2017
    • $ 195.00 late fee         - paid in full June 2nd- start of camp      

goodtemplarpark   

Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Dr., Geneva

Each day, skilled staff members will lead Campers on feats of skill and adventure

in the great outdoors located in the heart of the Fox Valley District. 

Further information:

Tigers Only Day Camp -  June 27th - 29th 2017 (Tues. - Thurs.)  

Fees:

  • NEW PRICING!! - Tiger Scouts Only Camp: $50.00 ( Note: no late fees - stays the same.)      
  • Adults:  No charge to attend. An optional T-shirt will be available for $15.00 

Day Camp -  Cub Scouts,Siblings and Friends -July 24th-28th 2017 (Mon.- Fri.)  

Fees:   

  • Cub Scout/Siblings/Friends
    • $145.00* early bird fee if paid in full by April 3rd, 2017
    • $160.00 regular fee -paid in full April 4th - June 1st, 2017
    • $175.00 late fee - paid in full June 2nd until start of camp 
  • Adults:  No charge to attend. An optional T-shirt will be available for $ 15.00  

 

Phillipspark

Phillips Park, 828 Montgomery Rd., Aurora 

Each day, skilled staff members will lead Scouts on feats of skill and adventure in the great outdoors in   the heart of the Fox Fire District.

 

Further information: 

  • Day Camp - All Cub Scouts, Siblings and Friends: July 17th - July 21st , 2017 ( Mon. - Fri.)

 Fees: 

  • Cub Scouts/ Siblings/Friends:
    • $145.00 early bird fee if paid in full by April 3rd, 2017
    • $160.00 regular fee -paid in full April 4th - June 1st, 2017
    • $175.00 late fee - paid in full June 2nd, 2017 through start of camp 
  • Adults:  No charge. Optional T-shirt available at $15.00 each


 Cantignypark                          

Cantigny, 1S151 Winfield Rd., Wheaton

 Each day, skilled staff members will lead Scouts on feats of skill and adventure in the great outdoors in the heart of the Chanonee District.

Further information: Chanonee Day Camp - Parent Guide   Chanonee Day Camp Flyer

  • Day Camp - Cub Scouts, Siblings and Friends: July 10th -July 14th (Mon-Fri.)

 Fees: 

  • Cub Scouts/ Siblings/Friends:
    • $ 145.00 early bird fee if paid in full by April 3rd, 2017
    • $ 160.00 regular fee -paid in full April 4th - June 1st, 2017
    • $ 175.00 late fee - paid in full June 2nd through start of camp 
  • Adults:  No charge. Optional T-shirt available at $15.00 each

 plowmanspark                       

Plowmans Park, 48W508 Hinckley Rd., Big Rock 

 Each day, skilled staff members will lead Scouts on feats of skill and adventure in the great outdoors in the heart of the Maramech Hill District.

Further information: 

  • Day Camp - All Cub Scouts, Siblings/Friends and Tot lot: July 31st - August 4th, 2017(Mon-Fri.)

 Fees: 

  • Cub Scouts/Siblings/Friends:
    • $145.00 early bird fee if paid in full by April 3rd, 2017
    • $160.00 regular fee -paid in full April 4th - June 1st, 2017
    • $175.00 late fee - paid in full June 2nd, 2017 through start of camp  
  • Adults:  No charge. Optional T-shirt available at $ 15.00 each
  • Tot lot: $12.00 per day; $ 50.00 per week (Pottie Trained through Kindergarten)

 

cstwilightcamps
Each Camp is listed below with date, location guides, flyers and fees.

  Each late afternoon to early evening, Cubs, Leaders and their working parents can relax and experience our Castaway Adventure at Twilight Camps. 


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Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Dr., Geneva

 Each early evening, skilled staff members will lead Scouts on feats of skill and adventure in the great  outdoors in the heart of the Fox Valley District.

  Further info:  Fox Valley Twilight Camp - Parent Guide      

  • Twilight Camp: Cub Scouts/Siblings/Friends: June 26th -June 30th  (Mon-Fri.)

 Fees:

  • Cub Scouts/Siblings/Friends:
    • $145.00 early bird fee if paid in full by April 3rd, 2017
    • $160.00 regular fee -paid in full April 4th - June 1st, 2017
    • $175.00 late fee - paid in full June 2nd, 2017 through start of camp  
  • Adults:  No charge. Optional T-shirt available at $ 15.00 each

 


 

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Medinah Park District, 22W130 Thorndale Ave., Medinah

 Each early evening, skilled staff members will lead Scouts on feats of skill and adventure in the great outdoors in the heart of the Northern Trails District.

Further information: Northern Trails Twilight Camp - Parent Guide      

  • Twilight Camp: Cub Scouts/Siblings/Friends: July 17th - July 21st (Mon-Fri.)

 Fees: 

  • Cub Scouts/Siblings/Friends:
    • $145.00 early bird fee if paid in full by April 3rd, 2017
    • $160.00 regular fee -paid in full April 4th - June 1st, 2017
    • $175.00 late fee - paid in full June 2nd, 2017 through start of camp  
  • Adults:  No charge. Optional T-shirt available at $ 15.00 each

 

oakbrookpark          

OakBrook Park District - 1450 Forest Gate Rd., Oak Brook

Each early evening, skilled staff members will lead Scouts on feats of skill and adventure in the great outdoors in the heart of the Potawatomi Trails District.

Further information: Potawatomi TrailsTwilight Camp - Parent Guide      

  • Twilight Camp: Cub Scouts/Siblings and Friends: Aug.7th - Aug. 11th (Mon-Fri.)

 Fees: 

  • Cub Scouts/Siblings/Friends:
    • $145.00 early bird fee if paid in full by April 3rd, 2017
    • $160.00 regular fee -paid in full April 4th - June 1st, 2017
    • $175.00 late fee - paid in full June 2nd, 2017 through start of camp  
  • Adults:  No charge. Optional T-shirt available at $ 15.00 each

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Each Camp is listed below with date, location guides, flyers and fees.

  An entire weekend of fun for Cubs, Leaders and their parents as they camp and have Saturday activities and experience our Castaway Adventure at our Overnight Camp. 

 

 Scout Adventure Camp  - Cub - O - Ree

Scout Adventure Camp - Knoll Rd., Rochelle, Il.   2013 06 11 CFLWAC1 DB3 285329                 

Skilled staff members will lead Cub Scouts on feats of skill and adventure while camping overnight in the great outdoors- sponsored by the Kishwaukee District.

Further information: 

For Cub Scouts/Siblings/Parents-Guardians only:  May 19th - 21st  (Fri. - Sun.)

 Fees: 

Early Bird Fees: If paid in full by April 3rd, 2017

  • Tiger to Webelos Scouts(as of Fall of 2017)
    • 1st  Cub Scout with 1st Adult $50.00 
    • 2nd Cub Scout/Siblings (same family)-$25.00 per additional Scout/Siblings in the same family
    • 2nd Adult $15.00

Regular Fees: if paid in full April 4th thru start of camp 

  • Tigers to Webelos Scouts(as of Fall of 2017)
    • 1st  Cub Scout with 1st Adult $65.00 
    • 2nd Cub Scout/Siblings (same family)-$40.00 per additional Scout/Siblings in the same family
    • 2nd Adult $30.00

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Camp Big Timber, 37 W955 Big Timber Rd., Elgin

Each day, skilled staff members will lead Scouts on feats of skill and adventure

in the great outdoors located in the heart of the Great Bear District. 

Weekend Camp: Cub Scouts, Siblings and Friends: July 7th - July 9th 2017 (Fri. - Sun.)

Fees: 

  • Cub Scouts/Siblings/Friends:
    • $100.00 early bird fee if paid in full by April 3rd, 2017
    • $115.00 regular fee -paid in full April 4th - June 1st, 2017
    • $130.00 late fee - paid in full June 2nd, 2017 through start of camp  
  • Adults:  No charge. Optional T-shirt available at $15.00 each

 


 

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Camp Freeland Leslie, 105 Fawn Dr., Oxford, Wi.

Offered at beautiful Camp Freeland Leslie near Oxford, Wisconsin, Webelos and their adults can experience four days and three nights on 500 acres of Wisconsin hills, meadows, and forests.  If you have tried day camp and are ready for an exciting new program, then this is for you! Swim or boat in beautiful Lake Emrick, one of the cleanest lakes in Wisconsin.

Develop archery and pellet gun shooting skills in our certified shooting sports complex. Hike and participate in nature activities. Develop Scoutcraft skills and do leatherworking. Complete Webelos Scout advancements and have fun playing in the Ga Ga Pit and human foosball games. All meals and milk is included.

Session 1- June 10th - June 13th (Sat. - Tues.) Webelos Only and Adults

Session 2- June 14th - June 17th (Wed.- Sat.)  Webelos and Adults

Session 3- July -  5th - July  8th  (Wed.- Sat.)       Webelos and Adults

At least one adult must be present for five Webelos Scouts.  Both individual and unit registrations will be accepted online. If an individual registers, he will be integrated into either an existing group or a new a group will be formed, depending on attendance. 

Space is limited and fills up fast !

Get registered today! To help you prepare for your four-day adventure with your son.  Go to www.FreelandLeslie.org for the Webelos Resident Camp information, online registration link and forms. 

Camp Fees:

Webelos Youth and Adult Initial Deposit - $25.00 non-refundable deposit for each youth and adult camper is due at the time of registration.  This deposit reserves your spots at camp only - it does not guarantee the Early Bird rate. Deposit payments are applied to the overall camper fees  listed below.

  • Webelos Youth Early Bird Fees  - $185.00 total amount due -  full payment by April 1st, 2017 and includes a camp T-shirt
  • Webelos Youth Regular Fees -     $200.00 total amount due -  full payment from April 2nd - June 1st, 2017
  • Webelos Youth Late Fees -           $215.00 total amount due -  full payment June 2nd to camp start date.

 For example, a youth camper with the Early Bird rate only owes $160.00 after the deposit is paid.

The Webelos Youth Fee includes all meals, free milk, all programs, a camp patch, and a t-shirt! 

Additional Scout Camp T-shirts are available for purchase at $15.00 each during online registration or additional cost on-site.

  • Webelos Adult Leader/Parent Fees -$130.00 total fee amount due with a deposit at the time of registration of $25.00.  The Adult Deposit payment is applied to the overall adult camper fee listed above. This fee includes all meals, all programs, and a camp patch!
  • T-shirts for adults can be purchased during online registration for an additional TBD ($15.00)  or in the Trading Post at camp for ($0)  TBD  with a variety or styles and prices.

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                Come Join Us At Camp!!!  


TFC-LDS Centennial Commemorative Patch Set

Three Fires Council LDS-BSA Centennial Commemorative Patch Set

In 1913 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was issued a national charter for their M.I.A. Scouts to join the Boy Scouts of America. To celebrate a century of continual partnership the Three Fires Council is issuing a patch set to commemorate the LDS Church becoming one of the BSA’s first national chartering organizations.

The three patch set includes a commemorative council shoulder patch with a “puffed” embroidered buffalo skull. The two collectible patches, a CSP and an Order of the Arrow lodge flap, feature the skull cast in metal.

Commemorative TFC shoulder patch - $ 5
Collectible TFC shoulder patch - $15
Collectible Order of the Arrow lodge flap - $15
Set of all three - $25 ($10 savings)


These patches are now AVAILABLE. When ordering please indicate if you would like to pick up your patches at the Norris Scout Center or Deicke Scout Shop. Shipping is also available for $5 per address for any number of patches.

Any proceeds raised will be used for “camperships” for LDS youth to attend advanced BSA leadership courses: National Youth Leadership Training, National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience and the Order of the Arrow’s National Leadership Seminar.

The patches may not be available after the first run, so unless you pre-order you might miss out. This is Chicago, so order early and order often. For additional information or questions send a message to   ORDER ONLINE HERE

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Cub Scout Approved Camping Sites and Guidelines

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These are the campgrounds & campsite facilities are presently approved for Cub Camping. See your District Training Chairman to learn more about BALOO training to obtain the needed skills and certification to take part in Cub Scout Pack Camping.

If you have a campsite that you don't find on the approved list, please let your District Camping Chair know, so that it can be evaluated and approved for Cub Scout Pack Camping. Your Camping Chair can begin the process for adding that campsite to the Cub Camping Approved list.

TFC Cub Scout Winter Camping Policy - Cub Scout Winter Camping Policy
According to the Age-Appropriate Guidelines for Scouting Activities Chart in the Guide to Safe Scouting, Cub Scouts may not tent camp in the winter. National BSA has left it up to the each council to provide more specific guidance. The TFC Camping Committee has established the following Cub Scout Winter Camping Policy: Cub Scouts, including Webelos Scouts, may not tent camp from December 1st through March 1st of any calendar year. Furthermore, they may not tent camp outside of these dates when the ambient outside air temperature or wind-chill is forecast to be 35 degrees Fahrenheit or less. Cub Scout winter camping in heated quarters is authorized if Guide to Safe Scouting leadership requirements are met.

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Tiger Cub Resident Camp Guidelines Announced!

The Outdoor Programs Committee at the February board meeting approved the following change to NCAP and Guide to Safe Scouting. This change takes effect immediately. As we reprint publications, the language will be changed. The change now allows Tiger Cubs to attend resident camp with their adult partner or guardian.
Family camp is a council-organized overnight or longer event for Tiger Cubs, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts and their families that involves more than one pack where the council provides the staffing and program. These events are often referred to as parent/pal, mom and me, or adventure weekends.

Tiger Resident Camp Guidelines

Boy Scout Summer Camp - 2016

  

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You can't take the "outing" out of Scouting!

 

The outdoor program is one of the biggest features about Scouting that appeals to Scouts, and a week at summer camp is one of the top experiences. No one will ever forget the memories and experience from summer camp. The Three Fires Council has another exciting summer awaiting Scouts at Camp Freeland Leslie.

Camp Freeland Leslie is the premier patrol-method camp in the Central Region.  We believe that the patrol is the heart of Scouting, and that teaching Scouts to work as a team is our most important job.  As a “premier patrol method camp", the CFL staff is committed to providing you and your Scouts with a summer camp experience that will last a lifetime!   The staff is hard at work preparing for your visit next summer, and we look forward to serving you in 2016. 

All basic interest forms, Guides and schedules, forms, waivers and rosters can be found at the Camp Freeland Leslie Website link below! 

Please visit the Camp Freeland Leslie Website often as we add new information as it gets closer to camp, & be sure to check the important announcements and dates as they appear.

 

Become a part of the CFL Staff.........

CFL Staff

HIRING for the 2016 CFL Camp Season:

The CFL administration is hiring staff for the upcoming 2016 summer season.  We hire scouts ages 15 and older, Leaders/Adults and also have positions for 14 year olds to serve as Counselors in Training.  

If you are interested, please fill out an application found on the Camp Freeland Leslie Website ( link above) and print a Camp Staff Application. Please complete and send the  completed application to Three Fires Council, 415 N. Second Street, St. Charles, IL. 60174, Attn: Program Assistant.   Interviews will be held around the end of December/ early January time frame. 

We look forward to another great summer at CFL!

 


2016 Camp Promotion: 

HowCOPE can we help your unit choose Camp Freeland Leslie

as your summer camp in 2016?  

Everything from a phone call from a volunteer spreading the word about CFL to a presentation for your committee (or parents)- we would love to share the CFL advantages with you and your Troop! 

If interested - or would just like more information regarding our Camp, please contact Buzz at to arrange a CFL presentation tailored to your unit.

 

 

Climb the Berg!!!!

We hIceberg 2ave a new program beginning down in our waterfront Aquatics Program Area. 

Enjoy climbing the new CFL 14 foot tall Iceberg!  It is lot's of fun!

To see more photos of our iceberg in use, click on CFL Aquatics Album in our Photo Gallery or view our Iceberg VIDEO!

 

CFL DONATION WISH LIST FOR 2016  

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The link below is a list of items that Camp Freeland Leslie could really use for the 2016 camping season. Some of these are small things & some are very large but any of these items would help our program at CFL! If you can assist with securing any of these items or wish to make a donation toward specific items, please contact the Norris Scout Center 630-584-9250. Thank you for your help! – The folks at CFL

CFL Donation Wish List for 2016 ( coming soon!)

 


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 On behalf of the Three Fires Council and staff, we invite you to join us in Oxford, WI at Camp Freeland Leslie (CFL)! If your unit is looking for a camp that offers a wide variety of advancements, outdoor high adventure, and outstanding programming for scouts off all ages – then join us at CFL for Summer Camp 2016!!  

 Visit our Camp Freeland Leslie Website for further information about camp!

View camp photos of our Camp Freeland Leslie Boy Scout Summer Camp:  
Camp Freeland Leslie Photo Gallery

View our CAMP FREELAND LESLIE VIDEO & SEE WHAT FUN YOU CAN HAVE IN 2016:

 Camp Freeland Leslie Video

 

High Adventure

CONTACT: Jeff Short -

or Brian Kilmer -


Philmont National High Adventure Base

Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country. Find out more below or at he Philmont Website.

 

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TFC Philmont Council Contingent - 2016

Arrive 06/12/2016 – Depart 6/24/2016 (from Philmont)

Three Fires Council has 3 crews reserved for the 2016 Philmont Council Contingent. To reserve your spot, please fill out the 2016 Application and submit it with the $200 Application Fee to the Norris Service Center. The dates for this trek are June 12th – June 24th.
2016 TFC Philmont Application / 2016 TFC Philmont Contingent Flier

 

Waite Phillips Scholarships

The Waite Phillips Scholarship Program was established by the donor to provide financial assistance to those Scouts and Venturers who, without such support, would not have the Philmont experience. This scholarship is administered by Philmont (there are no additional council funds). Individual Units are eligible to submit a scholarship request for one youth member per crew. The total amount of this scholarship will be $350.00. Application forms will be sent to the Unit Reservation Advisors and are due back to Philmont by January 29th, 2016 for the upcoming summer. This scholarship is to help make it possible for a youth member to participate who might not otherwise be able to experience Philmont.

If you have questions about indivedual unit Philmont scholarships, please contact Philmont at .

Waite Phillips Scholarships for the 2016 Council Contingent participants is below:

Instructions (council contingent only)

Applications (council contingent only)

 


Sea Base National High Adventure Base

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Does YOUR UNIT want to go to Sea Base in 2016? The registration period for the lottery is Jan 15 to Feb 15. (and is now closed) Access to the Sea Base lottery is obtained through the Sea Base website, www.bsaseabase.org. A Scout unit leader must create an account to access the reservation site. If the unit already has an account, another one can't be created. A unit can request any number of dates and adventures that interest its Scouts. For more information on how your unit can get a crew for a 2016 Sea Base experience, viste the Sea Base Wepsite.

 

 Sea BaseTFC Sea Base Council Contingent - 2016

Arrive 06/19/2016–Depart 6/25/2016(from Sea Base)

Three Fires Council has 1 crew reserved for the 2016 Sea Base Council Contingent. To reserve your spot, please fill out the 2016 Application and submit it with the $200 Application Fee to the Norris Service Center. The dates for this trip are June 19th – June 25th.
2016 TFC Sea Base Application
 / 2016 TFC Sea Base Flier


Northern Tier High Adventure Base

Northern Tier

With over 9,750 miles already paddled and portaged this summer in the North Woods of Minnesota and Canada, we are already looking forward to the summer. 
RESERVATIONS:
Crew reservations will be available through Northern Tier's online reservation system on a first come, first served basis.  You can find complete details on the Northern Tier Website.

 


Summit Bechtel Reserve

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Situated in the wilds of West Virginia, The Summit is a training, Scouting, and adventure center for the millions of youth and adults involved in the Boy Scouts of America and anyone who loves the outdoors. Home to the National Scout Jamboree and the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base.

Get ready for the next century of Scouting. With incredible facilities and amazing outdoor programs, The Summit is a place that takes Scouts and Venturers to the limits of what they think they can do, and then pushes them further.

The Summit is more than just a place for Scouts; it’s where future leaders are shaped. You can find complete details on the Summit Website.

Shooting Sports

Welcome to the Shooting Sports Information Page. Here you will find updates & information regarding Scouting shooting sports. Three Fires Council is proud to announce the formation of our new Shooting Sports Committee. Watch this page for information regarding Scout related events, safety, training, & opportunities.


Archery & BBs BB & Archery Information

“ Archery and BB gun shooting are restricted to day camps, Cub Scout/Webelos Scout resident camps, or to council activities where there are properly trained supervisors and all standards for BSA shooting are enforced.  Archery and BB gun shooting are not to be done at the pack level. Cub Scouts are not permitted to use any other type of handgun or firearm.”

 


NRA

NRA RIFLE Instructor Certification Course

January 24th/31st 2015
7:00am to 5:00pm

Flier with Registration Information

Wheaton Rifle Club - 27W070 W. North Ave West Chicago IL.
Course fee $190
$25 Discount to Boy Scout Leaders and veterans / TFC Leaders receive a $50 Discount. (only one discount can be used. Proof of eligibility required.)  (This is the certification for Rifle shooting with Scouts)
Registration due by January 22nd, 2015

Feel Free to call or email Jim Appleby 630-664-4042/  


NRANRA Range Safety Officer Course


ASCAURORA SPORTSMEN’S CLUB

 


 

Aquatics


AquaticsWhat's NEW in BSA Aquatics?

The BSA Aquatics brochure will give you a great overview of what BSA Aquatics is all about & what it can offer your Scouts!

Link to NRS YouTube video “How to Choose a Lifejacket”

 

Aquatics Awards

Boardsailing BSA Kayaking BSA BSA Lifeguard Mile Swim BSA
 
Scuba BSA Snorkeling BSA BSA Stand Up
Paddleboarding
 

 Paddle CraftPADDLE CRAFT SAFETY CLASS 


 Swim ChecksCFL Swim Check dates: Available Spring 2015

 It’s CFL Swim Check Time -

 

 


 PCSPADDLE CRAFT SAFETY COURSE

PCS Requirements:

1.    Age and physical fitness:
A.    Be age 16 years or older prior to training
B.    Submit written evidence of physical fitness
2.    Swimming Ability:
Complete the BSA swimmer test:  Jump feet first into water over the head in depth. Level off and swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy resting backstroke.  The 100 yards must be completed in one swim without stops and must include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating. 
3.    Personal Safety Skills:
A.    Select a PFD of appropriate size and demonstrate proper fit.
B.    Demonstrate the feet-up floating position used if caught in a current.
C.    Demonstrate H.E.L.P and Huddle positions.
D.    Capsize and swim a boat to shore.
4.    Basic boating skills: Demonstrate the following maneuvers on calm water using standard stroke techniques:*
A.    Transport boat from rack or trailer to water’s edge.
B.    Safely board and launch the craft.
C.    Travel in a straight line for 50 yards.
D.    Stop the craft.
E.    From the stop, move the boat sideways first to the right, then to the left.
F.    From the stop, pivot the boat to the right, then to the left.
G.    Return to shore along a curved course demonstrating both left and right turns while underway.
H.    Land, safely exit and store the craft.
5.    Group safety skills:
A.    Throw a rescue bag, laying the line within 3 feet of an object 30 feet away.
B.    Demonstrate a boat rescue of a swimmer.
C.    Demonstrate an on-water boat-over-boat assist.
6.    Correctly answer 80% of the questions on the Paddle Craft Safety written exam covering Safety Afloat, trip preparation, emergency action plans, and basic boating knowledge.  Review any incomplete or incorrect answers.

* Skills may be demonstrated either tandem in a canoe, or solo in a kayak. If a tandem canoe is used, each participant must demonstrate the maneuvers from both bow and stern positions.
Questions? Call Ron Sebonia at: 630-605-0144 or Email


CanoeingCanoeing Resources

 Here are some web sites of interest for paddlers:
 
For boat design and performance, Wenonah canoe has a great site.
For articles on paddling technique, Paddle.net articles section.
American Canoe Assoc, Guides for Rivers
Prairie State Canoeists, Reports on local rivers
More info on rivers in the area
The Wisconsin DNR site allows searching for info on many of their rivers. Just type canoeing in the space.


Swimming Resources

Slate.com article - Rescuing Drowning Children - How to know when someone is in trouble
Video outlining the “Instinctive Drowning Response”


Swimmer

  Swimmer Definition - BSA

Scouting has an enviable aquatics safety record among youth organizations. While the Buddy System, Qualified Supervision, and Discipline are some of the factors that contribute to Scouting’s safety success, another significant factor is our Swimming Classification system.  In Scouting all participants are one of three simply defined classes of swimmers; Non-Swimmers, Beginners, and Swimmers. 

Non-Swimmers are those participants with little or no swimming background. It is important to recognize that even if a Scout or Leader is classified as a Non-Swimmer they may still participate in Aquatics Program including both the Free Swim, and Instructional Swim opportunities offered at camp.  At CFL the non swimmers area is approximately 4 ½ feet deep at the deepest—making it as deep as many backyard pools.  If you attempt neither the Beginner nor Swimmer test you will be given the classification of Non-Swimmer.

Beginners are participants who are able to pass the following test: Jump feet first into water over the head in depth, level off, swim 25 feet on the surface, stop, turn sharply, resume swimming as before, and return to starting place.  Beginners may swim in either the Non-Swimmers area of the waterfront or the Beginner’s area. The Beginner’s area starts at approximately 4 ½ feet deep and runs to around 6 feet deep. The Beginner’s test is meant to show that a participant is ready to begin working on deep water swimming skills.

Swimmers are those participants who are able to pass the following test:  Jump feet first into water over the head in depth, level off, and begin swimming. Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy resting backstroke. The 100 yards must be swum continuously and include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating. Boy Scout age Swimmers have access to all areas of the waterfront, all watercraft,  and to advanced program opportunities like kayaking, snorkeling  and sailing .  Webelos Swimmers have access to canoes,  rowboats, and all areas of the waterfront.

Key points to keep in mind are:

•    Three Fires Council offers several chances to take the Swimmer’s test (Boy Scouts) and Swimmer’s or Beginner’s test (Webelos) prior to arriving at CFL. The Council website will add the dates to the calendar as we book them.
•    The pre-camp tests are optional and offered as a convenience to make check-in at camp less stressful and less harried.  You may take the test as part of check-in at CFL.
•    Cub Scout parents should keep in mind that the Swimmer’s test is definition of a “swimmer” or “beginner” in the Boy Scouts of America’s eyes and therefore cannot be modified.
•    The test for the “Swimmer” classification is arduous, covering the distance of a football field. Special note should be made that the Dog-Paddle is specifically prohibited for use during the test and that the test must be competed in a “strong manner”--meaning that it should be apparent to the observer that a Scout could swim further than the test distance should the needs of the situation dictate.
•    Scouts or Webelos not able to attend the pre-camp swim tests will have ample opportunity at CFL to test, and access to instructional swim should they need assistance gaining confidence and ability to pass the test.
•    Because of time limitations we may not be able to offer test re-takes during a given pre-camp swim check, it is however our policy to strive to offer the chance to re-test on the same day if circumstances allow.
•    Finally, if you have concerns or issues you’d like to raise about swim checks you may contact me at 630-605-0144 or

Online Swimming ResourceLocal pool contacts and instructional resources

Yours in Scouting, Ron Sebonia
Three Fires Council—Aquatics Committee