Are you aware there is a NEW Cub Scout Adventure Program?

With the new program comes all new training! Please come join us and learn how to best use the new program.

Sat, April 25 OR Sat, May 2

Position-Specific Training for…….

Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos Den Leaders, Cubmaster & Pack Committee

This training includes the new Cub Program that begins June 1, 2015!


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Changing of the Guard – Welcome Erin!

In late 2012 Margaret Williams joined us as our District Director in the Fox River District. In April of 2015 Margaret left us for a new position in the Glacier’s Edge Council where she will be the Council Development Director for the Glacier’s Edge Council. We wish Margaret all of the best as she transitions into her new position close to home. Margaret’s hard work and especially Christmas Cookies will be missed!

Joining us is our new Scouting Professional, Erin Buhrmester who has recently assumed the position of District Director for the Fox River District. Erin comes to us from the Northeast Illinois Council where she served with the Northstar District where she has worked since 2009. Erin is Wood Badge trained and is a member of the Order of the Arrow.

We’re looking forward to working with Erin and all of the fresh new ideas she has for helping our district experience success and providing our youth with the best experiences that we can. Please join us at Roundtable in May to welcome Erin and encourage her on her path to doing great things with the Fox River District!

Contact information has been updated on the Who’s Who pages. You can reach Erin at 414-443-2864 or by email at

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Introduction to the new Fox River District Membership Committee

Pictured left to right—James Cairo, Debi Jacob and Rick Seeger. Your Committee Chairman is Frederick (Rick) Seeger

Your Membership Committee Team Members are:

The District Membership Committee responsibilities have been split into three sections. Each section will have a team member that will help your unit attract new members and retain your present members. We will be contacting all Units in the District and work with you on Membership and retention. Our goal is to build the District Membership as well as helping all Units achieve Gold on their membership and retention JTE Standard!

Please lend us your support!

Units in North Fox River District:

Packs: 306, 310, 324, 372, and 1332 Troops: 300, 324, 332, and 372 Crews: 324

Units in Central Fox River District:

Packs: 330, 334, 335, 350, 369, and 373 Troops: 303, 310, 334, 336, and 1350 Crews: 1385 and 3272

Units in South Fox River District:

Packs 328, 329, 343, 353, 381, and 385 Troops: 328, 329, 380, 381 and 385 Crews: 329 and 1328

Rick and his team will contact all Cub masters and Scoutmasters and Crew Advisors. If you have a designated Membership Chairperson on your committee, or a person responsible for membership, please share with us that individuals contact information and the Membership Team will work with them. If not, we will work with you directly. Any questions can be directed to your unit District Membership Team Member.

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Merit Badge Academy (PTA Council 2015)

The former Des Plaines Valley Council, part of the newly merged Pathway to Adventure Council, is hosting a Merit Badge Academy on March 14th, 2015 from 8:00AM to 4:00PM. It will be held at Elmwood Park High School, about an hour’s drive from most Fox River District units.

They have a LOT of offerings, and you can even get a partial in more than one merit badge. Check out the registration flyer – it looks like a good event to attend! But hurry up – you only have until February 27th to register!

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2014 District Award Winners

Please join me and the rest of our district in congratulating the 2014 district award winners listed below.

Their awards will presented at the district dinner, Thursday February 5th at 7 pm, at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 216 East Chandler Blvd, Burlington.

Lean On Me Award:

  • Diane Neihaus from Pack 335 and Troop 336
  • Pete and Kelly Boas from Troop 329

Midas Touch Award:

  • Rhett Suhre from Pack 343 and Troop 380

Spark Plug Award:

  • Laura Lane from Troop 328
  • Rick Seeger from Troop 350

District Award of Merit:

  • Rob Thomas from Troop 385
  • Lisa Sharp from Troop 332

Please join us at the district dinner for fellowship and to congratulate our award winners. You still have time to register! We will have entertainment from the Funkin’ Wassels (an improv group like Comedy Sportz) and a wonderful dinner.

Thank you to the leaders who submitted the award nominations, and to the award selection committee: Jeremy Laffin, Norbert Paul, Ron Vogt, and Margaret Williams.

Glen Bordak
Fox River District Commissioner

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