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.
Who: All Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos and Siblings!
When: Pick the date you want to attend when you register!
Fri., Dec. 29th, 2017, Sat., Dec. 30th, 2017, Sat., January 6th, 2018
Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm each day
- Where: Camp Big Timber - 37W955 Big Timber Rd. Elgin, IL. 60123
- What: A fun winter day of both indoor/outdoor activities including nature, crafts, games, songs/stories including lunch and patch.
- Cost: New changes - Happy Holidays! Scouts & Siblings ( K-5th grade) : $20 each; Adults $12 each will be valid up to the day before each event.
Walk - ins on the day of the event : Scouts & Siblings ( K-5th grade) : $25 each; Adults $15.00
"Scouting's Journey to Excellence" is the BSA's council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA. JTE is also part of your unit's rechartering process. Don't wait for the year to be over before looking at these sheets. Use them to assist you in a quality program! . Click on the link below to access the scorecard for your pack, troop, crew or post.
Enter your Journey to Excellence – Service Hours!
Post your unit’s service projects on the Journey to Excellence website. Call the Three Fires Council office or contact Deb Brown (District Commissioner) if you need any assistance in logging your service projects on this website or if you need help logging into the system.
Packs ... Need the National Summertime Pack Award Form & Requirements? Download this form & turn in at Roundtable!
Three Fires Council has adopted a policy of requiring all Direct Contact Leaders to be trained for their respective leadership positions. The council is committed to providing the highest quality program possible to the youth it serves. Having trained adult leaders is critical to fulfilling that commitment. Every youth deserves a trained leader. 2016 TFC Training Policy
Cub Scout Direct Contact Leaders must be trained for their respective positions by December 31, 2016, in order to be registered for their positions in 2017. Cub Scout Leaders who assume Direct Contact positions after December 31, 2016 have 3 months to complete the training necessary for their positions. Do not wait until charter time to get your training! Do it online NOW or check the classroom offerings on the Training Events Page of the site!
Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Venturing, and Sea Scout Direct Contact Leaders must be trained for their respective positions by December 31, 2017, in order to be registered for their positions in 2018. Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Venturing, and Sea Scout leaders who assume Direct Contact positions after December 31, 2017 have 12 months to complete the training necessary for their positions.
2017-2018 - Okpik - Cold Weather Camping
What: Okpik aims to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to enjoy an outdoor experience in cold weather; to help Scout units extend their outing season to all 12 months of the year; and to share their acquired knowledge and skills with their units. These skills are taught over five sessions using the patrol method.
For 2017-2018 our session dates will be:
1. Indoor Session – Tues., Dec. 12, 2017 - 6:30pm Registration / 7pm – 9:30pm
Fox Valley Presbyterian Church, 227 East Side Drive - Geneva, IL
2. Outdoor Session 1 – Sat., Jan. 20, 2018 – 8am Registration / 8:30am – 1pm
Von Oven Scout Reservation, 701 S. West Street Naperville, IL
3. Outdoor Session 2 – Fri.-Sat., Feb. 9-10, 2017 - Arrival Fri. 5pm / Departure Sat 4pm
Camp Big Timber, 37W955 Big Timber Road, Elgin, IL
Patrol Meetings: Each patrol will have 2 meetings. Date, time, and location TBD by each patrol.
Orientation – August 12, 1:00 pm, Camp Big Timber - Elgin
Weekend 1 – August 24-26, Camp Big Timber - Elgin
Weekend 2 – September 21-23, Camp Big Timber - Elgin
What is Wood Badge?
Wood Badge is the premier adult training program of the Boy Scouts of America. It teaches contemporary leadership and team development skills in an outdoor setting. Its purpose is to aid Scouters in providing a quality program that will enable Scouts to grow to their greatest potential. The course encompasses key concepts of management skills, from leaders in the management field; therefore, this course can be helpful not only in your Scouting job, but also in your career, personal and religious life.