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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. http://www.naperville.il.us/residents/adopt-a-drain-program  (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.)

Watch more on this story at https://www.nctv17.com/news/naperville-now-10-04-18/

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

 

2015 Eagles

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.

District Dinner – save the date

The Indian Prairie Annual District Dinner is moving a couple months earlier and being held on Sunday, March 6th from 5-8pm.   The event will be held at the Stonebridge Country Club which is the same location as last year.  The program will be similar with some additional recognition and awards too.

The Silver Acorn nomination form is available at IPD 2016 Silver Acorn Nomination Form and District Award nomination instructions will be coming from Ken Hogan soon. Award nominations will be due February 19. For further information or to get involved in planning this event, please contact Wendy Gross @ Wendy.Gross at 3DFamilyTree.com

2015 Cub Camps – Scouting for Dragons!

Welcome to Cub Scout Camping in Three Fires Council. This summer there are 29 different Cub Scout camps to choose from to ensure that your Cub Scouts have a FANTASTIC camping experience in 2015! Online registration began January 1st, so find a camp that is right for YOU and join us as we SCOUT FOR DRAGONS! Check out the 2015 Cub Camping Page for further information as it becomes available.

Boy Scout Lock-In

Lowaneu Allanque Lodge is Inviting You!

Date: March 7th, (8pm) to March 8th*, (7am), 2015 (*Daylight Savings Time Starts)Place: Rush Copley Health-Plex, 1900 Ogden Ave / Aurora, IL Who: ALL Boy Scouts (you do not have to be in the Order of the Arrow) There Will be Swimming, Rock Climbing, Basketball, Dodgeball, Pizza, Pop, Fellowship, & MORE! Bring a Water Bottle and if You Wish: Board Games, Playing Cards, and Video Games Too!!! Doors Will be Locked at 10pm on Saturday – No Admittance After That / No One Can Leave Before 7am Sunday

Registration Fee is $30 & ENDS on 2/20/15 Registration is ONLINE below! Once Registration Closes, it is CLOSED! Capacity is 250 People so Register Early to Reserve Your Spot! Due to the Use of an Outside Vendor, you MUST Complete ALL Attached Forms and Bring Them to the Lock In to Gain Admittance (Do Not Mail in the Attached Forms – Bring Them With You!) Any Group Bringing 3 or More Youth MUST Bring a PAID ADULT Who Stays for the Event.

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