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.
Join us for the 2017 Thunderbird Adult Appreciation Dinner on Friday May 12, 2017 at the Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 908 W. Jackson Ave, Naperville. Social Hour ~ 6-7pm / Dinner ~ 7pm. Guest Speaker & Awards Ceremony ~ 8pm+ / $30 per person. This is a non-uniform event open to all adults…unit leaders, committee members, parents, and all who are involved in the Scouting program in our community. Come socialize while we recognize some of our outstanding volunteers. Please mark it on your calendar to attend, as we need everyone to support this event. FLIER FOR THE DINNER
Each Pack/Troop/Crew/Team has the opportunity to award a Silver Acorn to one of their key volunteers. We will also recognize key volunteers who provide service to our entire community with the District Award of Merit. See below for nomination forms.
Four Reasons To Attend Area Cub Scout Day Camps: Adventure Opportunities For More Children! READ ARTICLE - Aurora Beacon-News
NAPERVILLE, Illinois (March 1, 2017) – Three Fires Council Cub Scout Day Camps have expanded in 2017 and made changes to allow more area children to take advantage of the beneficial program it offers. Program additions were made for even more fun. / Day Camps are now open to siblings and friends – boys and girls. The age range for children is first grade (entering in the fall) through 10 years old. / Parents and Scout leaders no longer are required to attend; adults still are encouraged to come. However, more Scouting staff will be on hand to provide spectacular programs. / Extended Drop Off and Pick Up Options are now available. Campers can be dropped off as early as 7:00 a.m. and / or to stay as late as 6:00 p.m. for additional fees.
Interested children can attend camp at all Three Fires Council locations over the summer, from Aurora to Big Rock, Naperville to Medinah. Week-long Day Camps, Twilight Camps (late afternoon / early evening), and weekend overnight camps are available. Campers may also take advantage of program discounts for attending more than one day camp session, making Day Camps an inexpensive option to ensure a summer of adventure. Visit The Cub Day Camp Website
Thunderbird District will hold its Annual Voting and Business Meeting on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. All Thunderbird District Committee Members, Members-at-Large, and our Unit's Chartered Organization Representatives are cordially invited to attend for the purpose of voting on our slate of District Officers for the 2017-18 year. If anyone has suggestions for nominating new volunteers who might be willing to serve our district in a variety of capacities, please send your recommendations to the Nominating Committee, Steve Brockman - Chairman, or to Tyler Hintz, our District Executive, for consideration. The meeting will be held at Trinity Green Trails, 2701 Maple Ave, Lisle, IL 60532, and begin promptly at 7:30pm.
Scouts have an opportunity to earn an Eagle Required Merit Badge! Fifth Third Bank – Naperville South Branch will host a course that will cover the Personal Management Merit Badge on Wednesday, April 19th from 5 to 7:30. It will be taught by Mr. Chavez Epps, a personal banker with 5/3 Bank and fully registered and trained MB Counselor. EVENT FLIER / Registration is limited to 30 Scouts so sign up soon!
Fund your Summer Camp experience with the 2017 Camp Card! The intent of the Camp Card sale is to allow Units to raise funds to pay for their Summer Scouting Program. This includes purchasing camping equipment; and to send Scouts to Cub Scout Day Camp, Webelos Camp, Boy Scout Summer Camp, Jamboree, Philmont, Sea Base, The Summit, and Northern Tier. This program is completely RISK FREE, because any unsold Camp Cards may be returned. Camp Cards sell for $5 each. / Units/Scouts earn 50% commission, or $2.50 per card sold. Register for 2017 Camp Cards Here!
April 2, 2017 (Sunday 1pm - 4pm) Course Orientation
April 21-23, 2017 (Friday 7am - Sunday 5pm - 3 full days) Part 1
May 19-21, 2017 (Friday 7am - Sunday 4pm - 3 full days) Part 2
This course is now FULL. We are now creating an online wait list. All sessions will be held at Camp Big Timber, 37W955 Big Timber Road in Elgin, IL. / Ron Smith - 2017 Wood Badge Course Director / David George- 2017 Ass't. Course Director / Amy Seyller - 2017 Staff Advisor / $275 Fee / Click on the Registration button to learn more!