Welcome to the Thunderbird District! We serve Lisle, Woodridge & Naperville (School District 203), Illinois, and are part of the Boy Scouts of America, Three Fires Council #127. We have a new District Chairman! Please welcome Jim Naughton to our committee. He will be assuming the role of District Chairman of the Thunderbird District, TFC.
Thunderbird & Chanonee Districts Jointly Present KLONDIKE DERBY 2016 'Fortunes of War'
Cantigny Park - Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016
Thank you to all the 300+ Scouts and Scouters of the Thunderbird and Chanonee Districts who came out to participate or staff this year's Klondike! A great time was had by all in this fun outdoor event. Photos of this year's Klondike are posted in the TBird Photo Gallery!
February 20th, 2016, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois - 8am to 4pm
NEED TRAINING? Training Expo is a day of adult leader trainings. Get basic trained if you are a Cub Scout Leader, Vventuring Leader, take Scoutmaster/Asst. Scoutmaster Training or enrichment courses to assist you with Special needs. Get the latest on prepping your Scouts for advancement to Eagle. Earn a two-year certificate in 1st Aid, CPR & AED. Attend BALOO training! Registration is open to all Scouting adult leaders and volunteers. Registration and payment is online only. $35 and includes a hot lunch.
MBU 2016 will be held at York High School and Elmhurst College in Elmhurst,on February 20th, 2016. Over 90 merit badges are being offered. ONLINE REGISTRATION
General Registration in NOW OPEN. Registration will close on February 15th, 2016 at 11:59pm. Cost is $45 per student and includes lunch and a limited edition MBU Patch. Follow us on Facebook for the latest MBU news and updates. / MBU Class Schedule Grid - use this document to plan your day. / MBU Course Catalog - course descriptions, prerequisites and Instructor instructions. / MBU Frequently Asked Questions - common questions and answers from our volunteers.
2015 Gathering of Eagles Banquet - Friday, February 19, 2016
On Friday, February 19, 2016, the members of the Three Fires Council Chapter of the National Eagle Scout Association & the Eagle Dinner Committee will hold an outstanding recognition banquet honoring Eagle Scouts from the entire 2015 Three Fires Council Class of Eagles. Around 300 young men in the Three Fires Council will receive their Eagle Award in 2015.
The Gathering of Eagles will be held at the Sheraton Lisle Hotel, 3000 Warrenville Rd, in Lisle, IL. 60532 It is conveniently located off the I-88 expressway on Warrenville Road (north on Naperville Road and east on Warrenville Road). Online registration is available below. Reception and Photography begin at 6 p.m. Fellowship at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and program will begin at 7:00 p.m. Dress is non-uniform, business dress. Reservations are $44 per person (2015 Eagles attend for no cost). Please indicate who you wish to be seated with or near when registering, to ensure that you will be seated by your unit & Eagle Scouts.
The Automotive Maintenance and Farm Mechanics Merit Badge Event (Diesel Maintenance) was held at the Universal Technical Institute in Lisle, on Jan 23, 2016. 20 Scouts had the opportunity to earn these 2 merit badges!
2016 TFC CAMPING KICKOFF (3 Locations & dates to pick from!)
Wed, Feb 3, 2016 - BP Headquarters, 28301 Ferry Road, Warrenville
Wed, Feb 17, 2016 - Gander Mountain, 2100 S Randall Rd, Geneva
Wed. Feb 24, 2016 - First United Methodist Church, 155 S. Main St., Lombard
6:30-7pm = Cub Scout Day Camp / 7-7:30pm = Webelos Resident Camp at CFL / 7:30-9pm = Boy Scouts Summer Camp at CFL
Join us as we officially open the Three Fires Council 2016 Camping Season with two informational meetings for leaders and parents. Please plan to have an adult from your unit attend the one most convenient. All your questions about registration, program opportunities, and the camping experience will be answered! Find out about what is new in 2016 for the Webelos Resident Camp and Boy Scout Summer Camp at Camp Freeland Leslie. Leader Guides, Parents Guides, and Forms will be available, and strawberry shortcake will be served to help you get into the camp mood.
The 2016 (FOS) Friends of Scouting campaign has kicked off to a great start. Most of our units have picked up their FOS packets. The Friends of Scouting campaign is about asking for support, but it is also about telling the Scouting story and all the good Scouting has accomplished. We need your help to make sure every unit has a Friends of Scouting presentation sometime between December and March to give our families an opportunity to hear the Scouting story and to support at least one Scout for the year. Your District team can deliver the Friends of Scouting presentation and we would like one member of your unit to tell their Scouting story and the impact Scouting has had on their family. If your pack, troop, team or crew has not received your unit packet of materials or set your FOS presentation, please contact Ed Bronson, FOS Family Chair.