Effective November 11, 2020, Governor Pritzker moved the majority of the Three Fires Council area back to Phase 2 of the Restore Illinois Plan. This brings on a number of changes for our council. Thankfully, we will continue office operations and the St. Charles and Naperville Scout Stores will remain open with regular hours.

Unit Operations:

  • Under the Restore Illinois Plan Phase 2: small groups of 10 or less are allowed. Boy Scouts of America programs should be limited to den or patrol size (with two-deep leadership). These activities are strongly encouraged to be outdoor program whenever possible. Hand washing, face masks and social distancing are to be the norm and to be enforced by unit leaders.
    • Before members participate, they need to self evaluate to confirm it is safe for them to participate.
    • Members who are ill, living with someone who is ill, or showing symptoms, or in a higher risk category should not participate in group activities.
  • Regular troop meetings/outings: please speak with your Charter Partner and follow their guidance.

Council Program Operations:

  • Scout and Family camping are both suspended at Camp Big Timber until Dec. 1
  • Please be on the lookout for additional information about our upcoming winter programs and any potential changes.
  • Three Fires Council will continue to update and distribute additional materials, as well as programs for Cub Scouts via our Digital Scouting Resources page; including the Adventures in a Box Program.

For additional details on summer camp, advancement, special events or Scouting resources, visit our Council website at or contact a member of our professional staff.

2021 Day Camps
Camp Leadership is currently planning programs. In the meantime, be sure to check out and the Three Fires Council Adventure Box Program

2021 Summer Camp
Three Fires Council plans on having a safe and exciting 2021 camp season. Camp Freeland Leslie had a healthy, safe and exciting 2020, and we hope you’ll join us for more fun in 2021! Click here for more information on summer programming. As new information is available, it will be added to the information page.


We are investing in the safety of our Scouts, leaders and staff through essential improvements and tools. We have purchased face protector buffs, personal hand sanitizer for Scouts attending camp and additional medical equipment. If you are in a position to help with any of these unexpected expenses please consider making a gift to Three Fires Council.

An article from Bryan on Scouting about alternate locations and ideas where to find them.

Rain or shine, pandemic or not, recruitment doesn't stop! Here are some tips to support your unit's recruitment efforts during the current state restrictions.

The following information regarding advancement is being provided as we deal with closures, cancellations, or other issues caused by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Youth, parents, and leaders should work together to implement creative, common sense ways to facilitate advancement while adhering to the Guide to Safe Scouting and following the rules of Youth Protection training.