Brud Norris Memorial Scout Service Center receives new signage thanks to community support

St. Charles, IL, October 18, 2017 – The Boy Scouts of America Three Fires Council (TFC), home of nearly 14,700 Scouts throughout the Fox Valley area and northeastern Illinois, are the recipients of a brand new, large illuminated sign with an electronic message board.

Made possible by generous donors including Fred Norris, the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, St. Charles Masonic Lodge, and anonymous donors. The new sign creates better visibility and impact not only for Scouts and Leaders using the Center, but also for the community. The sign is located outside the Brud Norris Memorial Scout Service Center at 415 N. 2nd Street (Rt. 31) in St. Charles, Ill.

“Our new sign clearly shows this is the Boy Scouts of America and publicizes our ongoing efforts to support the community to which we belong,” said Ronald A. Wentzell, TFC director of support services.
The Scout Service Center serves as the headquarters of TFC’s Scouting operations serving Kane, DuPage, Kendall, DeKalb, and parts of Will and Cook counties. The building houses a Scout retail operation to provide Scouting uniforms, awards and recognition, and literature for the Council’s Units. The center is also used almost on a nightly basis for committee meetings and presentations to plan and implement the programs provided to our Scouts and Leaders.

The Three Fires Council Scouting program is deployed through community organizations such as religious, educational, and civic groups, which provide the meeting place and leaders for the youth members throughout the Council’s area.

“Scouting's objective is to provide a positive influence, helping to develop character, responsible citizenship and personal development and teaches honesty, self-reliance, and respect. These are ideals worth believing in, which is shown via the support of our communities,” Wentzell concluded.

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a non-profit, tax-exempt, philanthropic organization that administers individual charitable funds from which grants and scholarships are distributed to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, the Tri-Cities and Kendall County, Illinois.

Founded in 1948, the Foundation provides a simple and powerful approach to charitable giving. Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations have the opportunity to custom design their own named funds that reflect their charitable goals and interests. Since its inception, the Community Foundation has grown to more than $80 million in assets and has awarded more than $63 million in grants and scholarships.

For more information on the Foundation, visit

Aaron Vikemyr
Director of Camping
Three Fires Council, BSA

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