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Advancement and Journey to Excellence

Journey to Excellence (JTE) is a method to help units, districts and councils evaluate and recognize their proficiency in delivering the scouting program.

One contribution to the JTE calculations is advancement.  BSA and council guidelines recommend that units submit all current rank advancements before the end of the year.  Among other things, this allows recent advancements to be included in the JTE evaluation.

Currently the district and council are near the border between the silver and gold ratings.  Submitting your unit’s advancement before the end of the year could make the difference between a gold and silver rating  for our district.

Packs are also reminded to submit bobcat advancement as soon as possible for new scouts such as those who joined with Blast into Scouting.

New RoundTable Location

This year’s RoundTable meetings will be held the 2nd Wednesday of each month, at 7:00pm.

Check out September’s Pack Meeting Theme!

We will be meeting at Loaves And Fishes, 1871 High Grove Ln, Naperville, IL 60540.

Loaves & Fishes Community Services has served our community since 1984. Their mission is to provide food and leadership in the community by uniting and mobilizing resources to empower people to be self-sufficient.  They deliver over 60,000 pounds of groceries each week, using a network of over 1,000 dedicated volunteers.

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.

Patch Design Contest

Patch Design Contest for Webelos Trifecta Program (Open to all Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts & Venturers)

Webelos Trifecta Program

This program is designed to encourage Webelos to participate in District Activities which provide them opportunities to spend time with Boy Scout Troops.

Webelos who participate in all three District Events listed below will be awarded a patch. The program will start from Webelos Over-Nighter in 2015.

  1. Webelos Over-Nighter in late April (as Webelos I OR Webelos II)
  2. Boy Scout Open House in late September (as Webelos II)
  3. Indian Prairie District Camporee in mid-October (as Webelos II) (replaced with TFC Camporall when offered)
  •  Patch Design Contest Rules
    • All Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts & Venturers registered with Units in Indian Prairie District may participate.
    • Design must be submitted to the Indian Prairie Activity Chair by 11:59pm CST on January 31, 2015. Any late

      submission will not be considered.

    • Submit by Email to OR mail to Yuki Phipps, 3125 Winchester Ct. E, Aurora, IL


    • File Type to email must be doc/docx (MS WORD) or PDF.
    • You may submit up to 3 designs. They must be designed on separate sheets.
    • Include on each page the Scout’s Name, Pack/Troop/Crew Number, Age, Rank and Email Address (to receive

      winner email.)

  •  Items required in the Design
    • Patch Size/Shape: 3” Round or 3” side Triangle
    • In Color
    • Patch should include the following info

o District Name: Indian Prairie District
o Fleur-de-lis or “BSA”
o Appropriate design representing the award.

  •  District Committee will vote for the best design at District Committee Meeting in early February.
  •  Winner will be announced at February Roundtable.
  •  Prize ($20 Target Gift Card) will be delivered to the unit leader to present it at an

    appropriate time for the unit.

  •  ONLY the winner will be notified by email on/before February 14, 2014.
  •  The design may need to be modified due to BSA National approval process.

    Please contact me with any questions.

    Yuki Phipps

    TFC IPD Activity Chair
    Tel: (630) 605-7653

Friends of Scouting Presentations

Please schedule your FOS presentation if you haven’t done so, and contact Claire Larsen with your date, time and location of your presentation.

Also, we need more presenters to step forward. If you feel passionate about scouting, and want to share your enthusiasm and help raise some funds for the program, please contact Jeff Gross, Wes Weems, or me, Claire Larsen. We really appreciate all your support.

Claire Larsen
Family Friends of Scouting Chair

Charter Renewal

Charter renewal packets will be available at the February Roundtable. If you cannot attend the Roundtable, please contact your Unit Commissioner, Dave Bruns, or Wes Weems to make arrangements to receive your packet. Charter renewal paperwork is due in by April 1.

Three Fires Council is changing to a December charter renewal for all units in all districts. All units within Three Fires Council will recharter in December. Indian Prairie District units currently recharter in April. Because of the change, this charter renewal will only cover 8 months (May 2015-December 2015). Charter renewal fees will be adjusted to reflect the shortened 8-month charter period.

Indian Prairie District Units will then recharter again in December 2015 for the January-December 2016 year. In 2016 and beyond, IP units will recharter every December.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Dave Bruns
Indian Prairie District Commissioner

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