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Posted by on December 31, 2014 at 7:33 pm

From all of us here on the Fox River District Committee, we hope you had a great year of Scouting in 2014 and are looking forward to even more fun in 2015. Happy New Year!  

Webelos Programs at Pringle, Spring 2015

Posted by on December 29, 2014 at 8:04 pm

Attention Webelos Scouts! Come join the Pringle Nature Center and earn your Forester, Geologist and Naturalist Activity Badges! In this excellent program the staff at Pringle will work with your Webelos Den and present the material needed to complete these Activity Badges in a fun and exciting format. It’s really neat to learn from an […]

Cub Scout Winter Event Patches

Posted by on December 23, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Congratulation Cub Scouts, we have the top 5 entries from our Winter Event Patch Contest. We thank all the participants for their entries. The winner was selection number 4. You made it tough for the committee to decide so we will be displaying all 5 in a unique fashion at this year’s event and the […]

That famous Forest Witcraft quote first appeared in Scouting magazine

Posted by on December 22, 2014 at 9:41 am

Recently, Bryan on Scouting published a blog post about Forest Whitcraft and his essay that is often misattributed to “Anonymous.” In reality, he was not anonymous at all, but a very active and dedicated Scouter. Whitcraft was even the Managing Editor of Scouting Magazine from 1951 to 1958 – that in itself is pretty cool. […]

Merit Badge Updates December 2014

Posted by on December 11, 2014 at 8:49 am

Attention Merit Badge Counselors and Unit Leaders: The Boy Scouts of America announces a new information resource entitled “Counselor’s Compass.” This publication, to be issued as an e-newsletter, will support merit badge counselors in four ways: Things to do. What new counselors should do prior to counseling a merit badge, such as become familiar with […]