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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.  (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.





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

Community Leaders Breakfast

Upcoming Community Fundraiser

The Indian Prairie and Thunderbird Districts (school districts 204 and 203) are hosting a Community Leaders Breakfast to benefit scouting on Friday, March 20 at Benedictine University. We are looking for people to join our committee in the capacity of assisting with the program and identifying people to invite as either donors or guests.

To join the committee, please contact

Jeff Gross
District Chair

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