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Category: Recognition

2017 Eagles

Congratulations to the 56 scouts in Indian Prairie District who achieved the rank of eagle in 2017. Their eagle projects contributed over 9500 service hours to the community.  This was a tie for the district’s second highest number of eagles in any calendar year.

These eagle scouts will be honored with the more than 380 eagle scouts in the Three Fires Council Eagle Class of 2017 at the Gathering of Eagles Banquet on February 16, 2018 at the Sheridan Lisle Hotel (formerly the Wyndham.) The 2017 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: Mark Baker, Jack Koberstine, Bill Marineau, Tim Maurer, Dave Rypka, Julie Rypka, and Vinton Trowbridge.

Reminder: All eagles (whether they plan to attend the Gathering of Eagles or not) should attach a photo of themselves in full uniform as well as a couple photos of their eagle project in email to tfcphotos@scouting.org and eagles@indianpraire.org for use at the eagle banquet and possible use in council and district publicity items.  Use “Eagle Photos” for the subject and include your name, district (Indian Prairie) and unit number in the body of the email.

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.

Recognition for 2017 eagles

We’re looking for an outstanding Eagle Scout to represent the Class of 2017 at the Three Fires Council Eagle Recognition Dinner being held on February 16, 2018. Only one Scout will be chosen to deliver a speech on behalf of all 2017 Eagle Scouts. This Scout must have had his Eagle Board of Review in the year 2017 to qualify for this honor. The Scout who is chosen will receive a $500.00 scholarship. If this is something you’d be interested in, fill out & return your AUDITION FORM by mail or email by January 4, 2017. For more information see: http://threefirescouncil.org/portfolio/eagle-scout-representative-auditions/.

2017 Eagles should receive their invitation to the Eagle Recognition Banquet around Christmas.

All eagles should attach a photo of themselves in full uniform as well as a couple photos of their eagle project in email to tfcphotos@scouting.org and eagles@indianpraire.org for use at the eagle banquet and possible use in council and district publicity items.  Use “Eagle Photos” for the subject and include your name, district and unit number in the body of the email.

The Adams Service Project of the Year Award recognizes one valuable eagle project of an exceptional nature within each council.  Eagles may self-nominate. Nominations are due to the Three Fires Council office by January 21.  For more information see:
National Eagle Scout Association – Adams Award
The Glenn A. & Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award

Recognition for 2016 eagles

We’re looking for an outstanding Eagle Scout to represent the Class of 2016 at the Three Fires Council Eagle Recognition Dinner being held on February 17, 2017. Only one Scout will be chosen to deliver a speech on behalf of all 2016 Eagle Scouts. This Scout must have had his Eagle Board of Review in the year 2016 to qualify for this honor. The Scout who is chosen will receive a $500.00 scholarship. If this is something you’d be interested in, fill out & return your AUDITION FORM by mail or email by January 4, 2017. Instructions are contained in the form.

The Adams Service Project of the Year Award recognizes one valuable eagle project of an exceptional nature within each council.  Eagles may self-nominate. Nominations are due to the Three Fires Council office by January 21.  For more information see:
National Eagle Scout Association – Adams Award
The Glenn A. & Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award

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