With the publication of the new boy scout requirements, the Outdoor Ethics Guide will replace the Leave No Trace Trainer position. The outdoor ethics guide helps the troop plan and conduct an outdoor program that emphasizes effectively practicing the Outdoor Code, the Leave No Trace principles, and the Tread Lightly! principles. The guide works to help Scouts improve their outdoor ethics decision-making skills to help minimize impacts as they hike, camp, and participate in other outdoor activities. In particular, he should support Scouts who are working to complete the relevant requirements for the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks.
If a scout is in the middle of his tenure as Leave No Trace Trainer on Dec. 31, 2015, the unit should credit him with time served in that position, and then begin his tenure as Outdoor Ethics Guide on Jan. 1, 2016. For more information see the new Boy Scout Handbook and: http://www.outdoorethics-bsa.org/FAQs.shtml
Troop 505 (Thunderbird District) is holding a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, February 20, 2016. Download the flyer for more details.
The Naperville Police Department would like to offer the Boy Scouts an opportunity to earn their Fingerprinting Merit Badge. This workshop will be conducted by Mary Browning, Crime Prevention/Community Education Specialist. Registration is required by emailing Mary Browning at the address shown on the flier. You may also call Mary at 630-420-6731. All requirements for the badge will be completed on February 11th. There are no pre-requisites. Space is limited so please reserve a spot early. Blue cards will be provided. Please attend in your Class A Uniform.
BS Fingerprinting Merit Badge Flyer Feb 2016
Please contact Claire Larsen to schedule your FOS presentation date. Our goal is to have them all scheduled before the next Round Table, on January 14, 2016. Thank you all for your cooperation!
FOS packages are now available for pick up at the new Naperville Scout Shop (formerly Deicke shop) at Naperville Scout Shop – 4S100 Rt 59, Naperville, IL 60563
phone# 630-791-8342 fax# 630-791-9044 DeickeScoutShop@scouting.org
Youth Protection is our #1 job. YPT Training helps keep us informed of the latest information as well as fulfill the YPT “Active” status (every two years), I am offering to come to your unit during your meeting time (or other time as directed) to get your unit compliant. ANY adult in the unit is encouraged to participate. Leaders, Committee or just parents that are driving our boys to/from outings (must have YPT). The training should take about an hour depending upon questions.
I have some sample promotion materials that you can customize for your troop as well:
Please contact Rich Fazio to discuss details / set up your training date. eMail me
While the 2016 Boy Scout Handbooks are not yet available in the scout shops, the new requirements and transition rules may be found at:
There is also a set of frequently asked questions about the changes at:
Congratulations to the 55 scouts in Indian Prairie who achieved the rank of eagle in 2015. Their eagle projects contributed over 11000 service hours to the community.
These eagle scouts will be honored with the more than 350 eagle scouts in the Three Fires Council Eagle Class of 2015 at the Gathering of Eagles Banquet on February 19, 2016 at the Sheridan Lisle Hotel (formerly the Wyndham.) The 2015 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: Jack Koberstine, Bill Marineau, Tim Maurer, Dave Rypka, Julie Rypka, and Vinton Trowbridge.