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 ( https://www.scouting.org/ health-and-safety/gss/gss01/ ).
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.
SPACE IS LIMITED!
Go to https://scoutingevent.com/127-mbcanoekayakKCOEC to register,
Program questions? Call Deanna Bazan at (630) 553-7108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
See the following link for details!
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!