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IOLS Class of 2019

Details from April 2019 IOLS Class

Documents, Links from your class.  This post will help to organize all communications, hand-outs, links used during the IOLS Class at Von Oven Scout Reserve.


Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills class;  Naperville, IL Fri April 26, 2019 – Sat April 27, 2019

Your Training Team:

Rich Fazio ASPL, Outdoor Ethics, Campfire, Cracker barrel, Cooking, Hiking / Gear
Paul Solak SM, Finding Your way (Night/Day), Interfaith Service, Firebuilding
Dan Olsen, Troop Guide, Axe yard, Knife Safety
Charles Worlton Troop Guide, Whipping/Fusing, Knots, Lashings
Mike Cross Troop Guide, Whipping/Fusing, Knots, Lashings
Deb Brown Animal Identification
Ed Hedborn Troop Guide, Plant Identification

Session Documents:

Meal Instructions

Meal Planning

Interfaith Service
Interfaith Service Reference Material

Interfaith Service Template

Interfaith Service Sample Service

Animated Knots

Finding your way
Find True North without a compass

US Topo Map symbols

Sky Tour

BSA Using a Compass

BSA The Stars

BSA Shadow-Stick


BSA Map Symbols and Colors

BSA Leadership Compass Training

Hazardous Plants in Illinois2
Hiking / Backpacking

Hiking_LIFE Part 1

Hiking_LIFE Part 2

Hiking CrewGear_Food


IOLS Class Ouline from BSA

Videos explaining each rank advancement


Need help?  eMail me

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Trail to the Eagle workshop

Trail to Eagle Workshop

Sunday, March 10, 2019
2:00 p.m.  to 4:00 p.m.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
1145 N. 5th Av., St. Charles, IL

Life Scouts, parents, Scoutmasters, and Advancement Chairs are encouraged to attend. There will be a $2.00 charge for this workshop and registration is required. Register on the Three Fires Council website:

Questions? Contact Marti Jernberg,

Please bring a copy of the Eagle Project Workbook and the application for Eagle.

Presented by Three Fires Council Advancement Committee

2018 Eagles

Congratulations to the 49 scouts in Indian Prairie District who achieved the rank of eagle in 2018. Their eagle projects contributed over 8450 service hours to the community.

These eagle scouts will be honored with the more than 300 eagle scouts in the Three Fires Council Eagle Class of 2018 at the Gathering of Eagles Banquet on February 15, 2019 at the Sheridan Lisle Hotel. The 2018 Eagles should have received their invitations.  See the Three Fires Council web site for more details if you would like to attend or sponsor an eagle.

Thanks to all the unit leaders, unit committees, merit badge counselors, coaches, parents, fellow scouts and friends who helped these scouts achieve the Eagle rank.  Also, a big thank you to the Indian Prairie District Advancement Committee who contributed hundreds of hours assisting and reviewing these candidates: Mark Baker, Jack Koberstine, Bill Marineau, Tim Maurer, Dave Rypka, Julie Rypka, and Vinton Trowbridge.

Reminder: All eagles (whether they plan to attend the Gathering of Eagles or not) should attach a photo of themselves in full uniform as well as a couple photos of their eagle project in email to and for use at the eagle banquet and possible use in council and district publicity items.  Use “Eagle Photos” for the subject and include your name, district (Indian Prairie) and unit number in the body of the email.

Partial Cub Scout and Scouting BSA on-line training will be lost January 1, 2019

BSA is changing on-line training.  January 2, 2019 new training classes will be made available.

Any partially completed on-line training in the system January 1, 2019 will be lost.

I recommend you complete the missing modules to get “Trained” before you have to re-do all the new training again.

Anyone fully trained in their role is not required to take the new-updated training.

Impacted roles:  Cub Scouts (CM, DL, CC); Scouting BSA (SM, ASM).
This is just on-line classes:  BALOO and IOLS are not impacted.

More details here from Bryan on Scouting

If you have questions,
please contact Rich Fazio
IP Training Team

2018 Eagle Scout Recognition

We’re looking for an outstanding Eagle Scout to represent the Class of 2018 at the Three Fires Council Eagle Recognition Dinner being held on February 15, 2019. Only one Scout will be chosen to deliver a speech on behalf of all 2018 Eagle Scouts. This Scout must have had his Eagle Board of Review in the year 2018 to qualify for this honor. The Scout who is chosen will receive a $500.00 scholarship. For more information and to register (by January 4, 2019) see:

2018 Eagles should receive their invitation to the Eagle Recognition Banquet around Christmas.

All 2018 eagles should include a photo of themselves in full uniform as well as a couple photos of their eagle project in email to and for use at the eagle banquet and possible use in council and district publicity items.  Use “Eagle Photos” for the subject and include your name, district and unit number in the body of the email.

The Adams Service Project of the Year Award recognizes one valuable eagle project of an exceptional nature within each council. Each council submits its winner to the regional level competition. Eagles may self-nominate. Nominations for 2018 eagle projects are due to the Three Fires Council office by January 21. For more information see:
National Eagle Scout Association – Adams Award
The Glenn A. & Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award Application

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

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.

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