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Boy Scout Crime Prevention Merit Badge Workshop

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018  and  Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 /  6:30-8:00 p.m. FLIER WITH INFORMATION

Naperville Police Department – 1350 Aurora Avenue, Naperville, IL

Since informed citizens are our best defense against crime, we would like to offer the Boy Scouts an opportunity to earn their Crime Prevention Merit Badge.  This workshop will include a tour of the Naperville Police Department Jail and will be conducted by Mary Browning, Crime Prevention/Community Education Specialist. Registration is required by emailing Mary Browning at browningm@naperville.il.us with your name, address, phone number, and Troop #.  You may also call Mary at 630-420-6731. Blue cards will be provided.

*Participants must attend both sessions in order to earn the badge* / All requirements for the badge will be completed on those two dates, except for the following requirements that will be given as homework on February 7th to be completed and then returned on February 28th.  We will be discussing how to do the following during the 1st session, so please do not complete the below requirements before then.

  1. Prepare a notebook of newspaper and other clippings that address crime and crime prevention efforts in your community.
  1. After doing EACH of the following, discuss with your counselor what you have learned:
  1. Inspect your neighborhood for opportunities that may lead to crime. Learn how to do a crime prevention survey.
  2. Using the checklist in this pamphlet, (the Merit Badge Book) conduct a security survey of your home and discuss the results with your family.
  1. Help raise awareness about one school safety issue facing students by doing ONE of the following:
  1. Create a poster for display on a school bulletin board.
  2. With permission from school officials, create a page long public service announcement that could be read over the public address system at school or posted on the school’s Web site.
  3. Make a presentation to a group such as a Cub Scout den that addresses the issue.

These workshops are limited to Scouts in the Naperville area &/or the Thunderbird or Indian Prairie Districts of the Three Fires Council, BSA

2017 TFC Eagle Class Representative – Jake Truckenbrod

Congratulations to Jake Truckenbrod who has been selected as the 2017 Eagle Class Representative for the Three Fires Council. Jake was among 12 TFC Eagles who auditioned on January 13 for the honor to represent the more than 380 Eagles who received their rank in 2017. Jake is an Eagle Scout from Troop 57 and also served as the IP District OA Chapter Chief. He is a senior at Waubonsie Valley High School.

Jake will present his speech, A Different Perspective on the Rank, at the Class of 2017 Gathering of Eagles Banquet on February 16, 2018 at the Sheridan Lisle Hotel. See the Three Fires Council web site for more details if you would like to attend or sponsor an eagle.

Training required to recharter

For the 2018 Recharter Operation the following roles must be “Trained”

Cub Scouts Boy Scouts Venture Crew Ship
Committee Committee Chair Committee Chair Committee Chair Committee Chair
Primary Cubmaster Scoutmaster Advisor Skipper
Secondary Den Leader Asst. Scoutmaster Associate Advisor Mate
All committee members should be trained as well

Civil Air Patrol STEM Kit Program

The Civil Air Patrol has launched a program where units can sign up and become eligible for free STEM kits!

Check out this link for more details.  In short, you sign up as a CAP Aerospace Educator ($35 fee) which includes a flight with a CAP-registered pilot!

Once registered, you can order STEM kits like the following, 1-at-a-time

  • Model and remote control aircraft
  • Quadcopter
  • Astronomy
  • Flight SImulator
  • Rocketry
  • Weather Station
  • Hydraulics
  • Robotics

May Roundtable – St. Charles Canoe Club

Screen Shot 2017-04-16 at 8.54.23 PMIt’s official!  St. Charles Canoe Club will be presenting at the May roundtable meeting (May 10th, 7:30 pm at Good Shepard Lutheran Church.

Check out their website: http://www.stcharlescanoeclub.com/

Remember, the final meeting prior to summer will be the district picnic in June… until we kick off again in August!

Maaz Ahmed Troop 99 Eagle Scout Project

Indian Prairie Scout Maaz Ahmed’s Eagle Scout project was recognized in this Naperville Channel 17 video segment.  Way to go Maaz!

Training Academy Nov 12, 2016

Signup now!  This is a great opportunity to check off that training you’ve been thinking about… and an especially good opportunity for Cub Leaders to finish all required training in ONE DAY before the end-of-year deadline!

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Troop Sponsorship and Pack Interaction Program

From Uda Potgieter, District Membership Chair:

We have been taking note of the expressed need for Cub Scout Packs to interact more with the Boy Scout Troops. It needs to happen long before the Webelos have to crossover and Recruitment season starts.  Cub Scouts and Pack parents need to see Boy Scouts in action and experience the benefits long before they have to make a decision to join Boy Scouts.  Participate with your Troop or Pack to have Boy Scouts help with Flag ceremonies, Boy Scouts to help out with scout skills, Cub Scout Den leaders to use Den Chiefs, Boy Scout Parent and Cub Scout Parent discussions, and campouts where there are more fun and learning together.  These are a few examples of the upcoming interactions that can help our Packs and Troops grow in our district.  There will be a roster on the website shortly where you can sign up.

Spring Merit Badge Opportunities at Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum has recently posted their merit badge offerings for the spring. Please visit http://www.mortonarb.org/learn-experience/course-guide?field_course_type_tid=80 for details including prerequisites, dates, fees and registration.

Environmental Science Merit Badge 
Do experiments indoors and out at The Morton Arboretum to earn your Environmental Science Merit Badge. 2 Sundays, March 20, and April 17, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Weather Merit Badge
Earn your Weather Merit Badge as you explore meteorology and discuss how weather affects the economy and our daily lives at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, April 3, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge
Spend time at The Morton Arboretum searching for and identifying reptiles and amphibians while earning your merit badge. 2 Saturdays, April 9, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., 2016, and May 14, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Plant Science Merit Badge
Earn your Plant Science Merit Badge at The Morton Arboretum while discovering the wonderful world of botany. 2 Sundays, April 24, and May 22, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Bird Study Merit Badge
Study the characteristics, behavior, and significance of birds as you earn your merit badge at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Hiking Merit Badge
Let miles of walking trails at The Morton Arboretum roll beneath your feet as you experience and discover the wonders of nature and earn your Hiking Merit Badge. Sundays, May 15, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and August 21, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Den Chief Training March 5

Den Chief training will be offered March 5th at Faith Lutheran Church.  The training is open to Boy Scouts who are serving, or are interested in serving, as a Den Chief.

WHAT IS A DEN CHIEF?

A Den Chief is an older scout who assists a Cub Scout or Webelos Scout den leader at den meetings, pack meetings, and other events. He is the “Activities Assistant” for a Cub. Scout den or Webelos Scout patrol. This position is considered as Position of responsibility for Boy Scout Rank advancement. This is an important position for introducing Boy Scout Program to younger scouts and their parents.

WHO IS THIS TRAINING FOR? 

This training is for

  • Boy Scouts who are a Den Chief and needing a required training to start working
  • Boy Scouts who are interested in becoming a Den Chief in the future
  • Boy Scouts who are already trained but wish to have refresher training.
WHEN?

March 5, 2016 (Saturday):  2016: 8:30 am-12:00 noon

WHERE?

Faith Lutheran Church

3000 Liberty St Aurora, IL 60502  (Corner of Eola Rd & Liberty St)

HOW TO REGISTER?

Email Yuki Phipps with following information

  • Your name, Rank & Unit Number
  • Your email address
  • Your scout master’s email address
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
  • You will learn the characteristics of Cub Scout Program.
  • You will learn what your role is as a Den Chief.
  • You will learn how to work with Adult Leaders.
  • You will learn how to lead activities in Den Meeting
  • You will practice some scenarios.

Any questions, contact Yuki Phipps,  (630) 605-7653

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