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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.





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