Program

Merit Badge Academy (PTA Council 2015)

Posted by on January 29, 2015 at 3:41 pm

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 […]

Mentoring for Venturing Crews

Posted by on January 15, 2015 at 11:52 am

You’re probably aware by now that the BSA is revamping all of its programs. Changes to the Boy Scout program are on the horizon for next year, many Cub Scout changes start taking place this year, and changes to Venturing have already taken place. For those of us already invested in Scouting, it can be […]

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. […]