Boy Scouts

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 […]

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 […]

Parent Orientation and Education

Posted by on December 11, 2014 at 8:41 am

One of the responsibilities of the unit advancement coordinator is to instruct parents, guardians, unit leadership, and committee members on appropriate methods to encourage advancement (Guide To Advancement, topic 3.0.0.3). An ideal time to accomplish this would be during one or more of the unit’s parent meetings that are required to meet the Journey to […]

Top Sellers!

Posted by on November 20, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Congratulations, Popcorn Top Sellers! Everyone did a great job this year in the Popcorn Sale! Congratulations, to Pack 328 for selling $18,360 and being the #5 unit in the council! Top 5 Units: $48,020 Pack 507 Root River $31,308 Pack 393 Polaris $30,495 Pack 208 Southshore $28,025 Pack 570 Gateway $18,360 Pack 328 Fox River […]

District Awards – District Dinner 2015

Posted by on November 17, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Volunteering for Scouting is a lot of work. And we strive to recognize those volunteers who go above and beyond to help give our youth an outstanding program! But we can’t recognize someone if we don’t know who they are. Each year we host a District Dinner – a special adults’ only evening out for […]