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August 2018 Round Table – Troop Activity

Our August roundtable will feature a special guest speaker for the Boy Scout segment of the evening.  His name is Tim Ryan and he is known as “The Hope Dealer” for his gift of inspiring change in hearts of addicts–and speaking to the real solutions in the opioid epidemic.  This is truly an epidemic and a harsh reality in our community.  We want to equip our Boy Scout Leaders in our district to be able to learn and pass on the information they hear to their scouts as they see appropriate.  With our motto being “Be Prepared” we need to be prepared for everything, and this is one area that our local area has fallen under great attack.  What signs to look for and what to do could save a life and that is what we are all about.


See you there!

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


Special A.L.I.C.E. / Active shooter training event – Tuesday May 22 7:00pm @ CCC

A special adult leader training opportunity has been arranged.

“Be Prepared” is a way of life in Scouting.  Come to learn about A.L.I.C.E. training:
How to react with an aggressive intruder/active shooter.  Click here for more info on ALICE

This training is open to all, but the context of this training will be being directed toward adults or youth 16+

Where:  Community Christian Church (Yellow Box) 1635 Emerson Ln, Naperville, IL 60540 (Ogden/Rickert)
Theater (Park in west lot, enter through west most door).
When: Tuesday May 22, 2018 @ 7:00pm -8:00pm
What:  A.L.I.C.E. Training run by Naperville Police
Who should attend:  All adults & Youth 16+ wanting to learn more about how to lead others to safety
Cost:  FREE

RSVP is not required, but I’d like to get an idea how many are attending.  eMail rich_fazio @ “ALICE” in the subject with a number of how many in your group.

Please pass this invitation to your units as well.

Uniform is recommended to show your dedication to this program but is not required.

THANK YOU! to Community Christian Church for supporting this community event as well as the
Naperville Police Department for leading this training.

Rich Fazio
Indian Prairie Training Committee

Need help?  eMail me


IOLS Class of 2018 April

Details from April 2018 IOLS Class

Documents, Links from your class.  This post will help to organize all communications, hand-outs, links used during the IOLS Class at Von Oven Scout Reserve.

Rocking Chair Riders

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills class;  Naperville, IL Fri April 13, 2018 – Sat April 14, 2018

Your Training Team:
Paul Solak SPL, Finding Your way
Laurette Solak Troop Guide, Interfaith Service, Ceremonies
Rich Fazio ASPL, Cooking, Hiking/Backpacking
Charles Worlton Troop Guide, Fire, Whipping/Fusing, Knots, Lashings
Mike CrossTroop Guide, Wood Tools – Axe / Knife Safety
Deb Brown Animal Identification
Ed Hedborn Troop Guide, Plant Identification

Session Documents:

Meal Instructions

Steramine Quaternary Sanitizing Tablets
Interfaith Service
Interfaith Service Reference Material

Interfaith Service Template

Interfaith Service Sample Service

Animated Knots

Finding your way
Find True North without a compass

US Topo Map symbols

Sky Tour

BSA Using a Compass

BSA The Stars

BSA Shadow-Stick


BSA Map Symbols and Colors

BSA Leadership Compass Training

Hazardous Plants in Illinois2
Hiking / Backpacking

Hiking_LIFE Part 1

Hiking_LIFE Part 2

Hiking CrewGear_Food


IOLS Class Ouline from BSA

Videos explaining each rank advancement


Need help?  eMail me

iols cover


New Weather Safety for “Trained” Leaders

Effective April 30, 2018, new direct contact leaders must complete Hazardous Weather Training to be considered position trained.

This online training class was formerly “Recommended” but has now become a Required class for all leaders not “trained” by April 30, 2018.

Log onto my.scouting to take this very good training!

The WS81 training code is being retired and a new SCO_800 code has been created… BUT any existing time left on WS81 is still good and will carry over beyond April 30.

Roles impacted by this training requirement are:
Den Leader
Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster
Crew Advisor/Associate Advisor
Post Advisor/Associate Advisor
Ship Skipper, Mate

The links below will provide some assistance.

A just updated training matrix

Here’s some FAQ’s from council

Need help with training issues?  eMail me

Rich Fazio


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 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.

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 and 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.

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