Trainfest 2012

Posted by on October 22, 2012 at 3:55 pm

My grandfather purchased a brand new Lionel 1666 in 1946. It was quite simply an oval of track that ran around the Christmas Tree. My mother has fond memories of that train from her childhood, so a few years back my son and I cleaned it up and restored that old train. It has run […]

Chicago Toy & Game Fair

Posted by on October 19, 2012 at 1:42 pm

It’s every kid’s DREAM! A Toy Fair? Right here in nearby Chicago? And guess what – Scouts get in FREE! It’s the Chicago Toy & Game Fair! On November 17th and 18th Navy Pier will be transformed into one of the coolest places on earth for kids, and kids at heart. Yes, just in time […]

Games Day 2012

Posted by on July 20, 2012 at 1:39 pm

As a teen, I used to love role playing games. We played Dungeons and Dragons as well as a whole bunch of other games. Some were board games, some card games, some fantasy and some had themes like spies & espionage. Of course, we didn’t have the kind of video games that today’s kids do […]

Calling Amateur Radio Operators

Posted by on June 12, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Although not a HAM Operator myself, I’ve got some good friends who have been involved in the sport for years, and I know they share many of the same goals of Scouting. Plus, JOTA/JOTI is an annual event for a number of my Scouts, and it would be GREAT to have something set up on […]

Lowe’s Eagle Project Gift Cards

Posted by on June 1, 2012 at 12:56 pm

The Three Harbors Council has received a set of $100 Lowe’s Gift Cards to be used for Eagle Scout Projects this calendar year.  To qualify, your Eagle Project Workbook must be approved, and an application must be sent to the Three Harbors Council office to be reviewed by the District Advancement Committees.  There are a […]