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Computer/Smart phone: Internet, eMail Safety

BSA Indian Prairie Training Team will present…

A focused discussion relating to the dangers of the most powerful tool exposed to today’s youth:  The Internet / eMail

Who:             All are welcome to learn about Tech Risks!
When:           Tuesday November 6, 2018 @ 7:00-8:00pm  (Come after you VOTE!)
Where:          Good Shepherd Church, 1310 Shepherd Drive, Naperville, IL 60565
Lower Level room 5
Cost:              Free!   RSVP required by 11/4 to guarantee seat and C
yberCHIP card

This is a uniformed event. Scouts need to be in uniform; bring a pen to fill out card.

BSA has recognized the serious implications of internet access to youth by adding internet safety topics to requirements back in 2008; in 2012 the CyberChip program was created but not added to requirements until most recently. CyberChip as a rank requirement for: Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Arrow of Light, Scout, Star.

Some fun facts relating to CyberChip are:
** There are four different versions of CyberChip skills (two cards) depending upon your age
** CyberChip MUST be signed off by a PARENT/Guardian and scoutmaster
** CyberChip is only good for one year

Discussion topics include navigating the CyberChip program, email fraud/spoofing, viruses and youth protection.

I am requesting youth AND parents attend. Parents: I have had a lot of parents report back that they learn as much as the kids do.  I not going to be overly graphic during my discussion, however, depending upon your child’s maturity level, I would encourage you to use the information provided to springboard further frank discussions in your own home. My suggestion is to answer any question from your child but also bring up some challenging conversation of your own. Push the conversation to the point of making your child slightly uncomfortable regarding the potential for badness (i.e. the conversation to a 10 year old should be very different to the conversation of a 17 year old).

Brochure here!

Email with questions,

Rich Fazio

Adopt-a-Drain Program (Naperville)

The Naperville Public Works Department wants you to adopt a drain. They’ve started a volunteer program throughout town inviting residents and businesses to commit to taking on the task of keeping nearby drains free of debris. Clogged storm drains are one of the major causes of roadway flooding in Naperville, and the city spends over a million dollars each year on maintenance, inspections and repairs of the nearly 56,000 drains around town. If you’d like to sign up for the Adopt-A-Drain program, just head to the city’s website where you can choose a drain from the interactive map.  (For the team name, you can use your unit name such as Troop 101 or Pack 887.   Also, you can name your drain and choose your unit name so others can see that too.)

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Calling all Troops! Leaf Raking Service Opportunity

Senior Citizens are in need of volunteers to rake their leaves this fall.  This effort is being coordinated by the Senior Services Task Force (SSTF) and Naperville Park District.
When:  Sometime in Mid-October to Mid-November.

Where: At various homes of Naperville Senior Citizens.


– Scouts rake lawn for bulk leaf collection. Leaves must be raked into the street by 6 a.m. on the following collection dates in 2018:

  • October 15
  • October 29
  • November 12 (collection is scheduled to end on November 21)
– Scouts bag leaves (upon request) in bags purchased by seniors.

If your Troop is interested in participating, please contact Rochelle Walwer

Pumpkin Smash Community Service Project

Help the Naperville Park District set up an event at the Ron Ory Garden Plot to receive pumpkins/jack-o-lanterns from the community. Scouts remove decorations/candles and compost (smash) pumpkins. Scouts will receive service and conservation hours for working on this project.

When: Saturday, November 3, 9am – 12pm

Where: Ron Ory Community Garden Plot, 811 S. West Street, Naperville

Who: Scouts and leaders, ages 12+

Contact Rochelle Walwer at to volunteer.





Eagle Scout Project Two-Deep Adult Supervision Requirement

The following was just published in the September-October 2018 Advancement News:

For most Eagle Scout projects, a certain amount of physical work is provided by those assisting the Eagle Scout. Boy Scouts of America is constantly reviewing and providing assessments to ensure that all Scouting activities are conducted safely for the youth members. Recently, the youth protection policy has been revised and becomes effective October 1, 2018.

Beginning on that date, adult supervision on “all Scouting activities,” which includes Eagle Scout projects, must consist of no less than two Youth protection trained, BSA-registered adults—both at least 21 years of age. Please refer to the Guide to Safe Scouting – Scouting’s Barriers to Abuse ( health-and-safety/gss/gss01/ ).

Canoe/Kayak Merit Badge Opportunity

The Three Fires Council Boy Scouts of America, in partnership with the Kendall County Outdoor Education Center and the American Whitewater Association is ready to challenge Scouts to learn and earn their Canoeing and Kayaking Merit Badges.

WHAT: Canoe or Kayak Merit Badge
WHEN: Sunday, September 09, 2018
TIME: 8:00am to 4:00pm
WHERE: Silver Springs State Park, 13608 Fox Road, Yorkville, IL
COST: $40 per scout. Fee covers Counselors, Canoes, Kayaks, paddles/personal floatation devices, snacks and drinks. Please bring your own lunch!

PREREQUISITES- Successful completion of the BSA Swim test, completion of the Merit Badge Workbooks and review of the requirements from the merit badge books.


Go to to register,

Program questions? Call Deanna Bazan at (630) 553-7108 or email

NOTE: Scouts are responsible for their own registration and transportation.

Additional Merit Badge Opportunities

Please visit the Three Fires Council website at
for additional merit badges currently being offered.

August 2018 Round Table – Troop Activity

Our August roundtable will feature a special guest speaker for the Boy Scout segment of the evening.  His name is Tim Ryan and he is known as “The Hope Dealer” for his gift of inspiring change in hearts of addicts–and speaking to the real solutions in the opioid epidemic.  This is truly an epidemic and a harsh reality in our community.  We want to equip our Boy Scout Leaders in our district to be able to learn and pass on the information they hear to their scouts as they see appropriate.  With our motto being “Be Prepared” we need to be prepared for everything, and this is one area that our local area has fallen under great attack.  What signs to look for and what to do could save a life and that is what we are all about.


See you there!

Two Deep Leadership change coming soon!

Adult Supervision

(Effective October 1, 2018) Two registered adult leaders 21 years of age or over are required at all Scouting activities, including meetings. There must be a registered female adult leader over 21 in every unit serving females. A registered female adult leader over 21 must be present for any activity involving female youth. Notwithstanding the minimum leader requirements, age- and program-appropriate supervision must always be provided.

This includes Eagle Scout Project work days.

All adults accompanying a Scouting unit who are present at the activity for 72 total hours or more must be registered as leaders. The 72 hours need not be consecutive.

GSS Link   <=  See in Guide to Safe Scouting here

Please contact Rich Fazio for questions


Special A.L.I.C.E. / Active shooter training event – Tuesday May 22 7:00pm @ CCC

A special adult leader training opportunity has been arranged.

“Be Prepared” is a way of life in Scouting.  Come to learn about A.L.I.C.E. training:
How to react with an aggressive intruder/active shooter.  Click here for more info on ALICE

This training is open to all, but the context of this training will be being directed toward adults or youth 16+

Where:  Community Christian Church (Yellow Box) 1635 Emerson Ln, Naperville, IL 60540 (Ogden/Rickert)
Theater (Park in west lot, enter through west most door).
When: Tuesday May 22, 2018 @ 7:00pm -8:00pm
What:  A.L.I.C.E. Training run by Naperville Police
Who should attend:  All adults & Youth 16+ wanting to learn more about how to lead others to safety
Cost:  FREE

RSVP is not required, but I’d like to get an idea how many are attending.  eMail rich_fazio @ “ALICE” in the subject with a number of how many in your group.

Please pass this invitation to your units as well.

Uniform is recommended to show your dedication to this program but is not required.

THANK YOU! to Community Christian Church for supporting this community event as well as the
Naperville Police Department for leading this training.

Rich Fazio
Indian Prairie Training Committee

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