Three Fires Council Office Reopening
Effective June 1, 2020, the Three Fires Council office and store in St. Charles will be open again for regular business hours, with some modifications. Under the Restore Illinois Plan we will continue to keep the number of people in the office to a minimum. Field staff will continue to work remotely. Naperville Scout Store will open on Tuesday, June 9 with modified hours and operations.
TFC Summer Programming Update
The Council has delayed the start of our 2020 camp season. Camp Freeland Leslie Week 0 & Week 1 has been canceled; an additional week of Scouts BSA camp will be added the first week of August. CFL Webelos Resident Camp Session 1 at CFL will be rescheduled to July 26 – July 29, 2020. Cub Scout Day Camps scheduled for June will be rescheduled to July (or August). As soon as new dates are confirmed with host sites they will be shared.
Cancellation of 2020 Day Camps
For the past several months our Camping Leadership Team has been working diligently on modifying Day Camp to deliver a safe, fun and meaningful program in a fiscally responsible manner. This team of dedicated and experienced volunteers have successfully designed a meaningful program that meets all the new safety guidance issued by Illinois Department of Public Health. On an average year, more than 1,300 families register to attend our local day camps; unfortunately given the unprecedented times created by COVID-19, less than 200 families have enrolled for Day Camp this summer. We are very sorry that we must announce the cancellation of Day camp for summer 2020 and understand that this cancellation may cause you some stress with your summer plans.
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.
With social distancing continuing we will host another Council-Wide Virtual Roundtable in June. Please join us at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 11, 2020. More details to come at a later date.
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.