Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow 2014

There is still time! 

Register now for Pow Wow and give your Cub Scouts the best program possible.  Class offerings include Skits, Songs and Sparklers, Special Needs Scouting, Games and many more.  Bring a group from your pack to cover as many sessions as possible.  This training is open to all Pack Adults and qualifies for Leader Training Awards.

The date is Saturday, November 8th.  It’s being held at MATC – Oak Creek and easily accessible from the freeway. 

Registration and course list can be found here.  For more information, please contact Karen at (414) 527-9933 or

See you there.  Remember “It’s for the Boys!”

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Silver Beaver Award 2014

The Silver Beaver Award is given by the National Council, Boy Scouts of America, upon recommendation of the local council, to persons who have given outstanding service to youth over an extended period of time. The local council will present a limited number of Silver Beaver Awards each year according to the number of registered units in the council.

This award is bestowed upon only those persons who have given continued, unselfish, and effective service to the community, usually through the programs of the Boy Scouts of America, but not limited to Scouting. Because individuals may not nominate themselves for this award, only those persons who have been nominated by their Scouting peers are considered.

The Silver Beaver Award is the highest recognition a local council can bestow upon volunteer leaders. Districts cannot be guaranteed that they will have someone selected for this award. There is not a district allocation. That said, every consideration will be made when there are district volunteers equally qualified for selection.

It is the intent of the Silver Beaver Committee to select the most deserving based on the applications submitted. These awards will be presented at the Annual Recognition Event. All volunteers are encouraged to attend, especially those receiving the Silver Beaver, along with those close to them.

You must use the official nomination form – Please use “save as” and name the file using the person’s name (Last Name, First Name).

Nominations are due no later than Friday, November 14, 2014.  This form can be sent electronically to or mailed to the

Three Harbors Council
Attn: Silver Beaver Committee
330 S. 84th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53590

“We cannot recognize the good work of our volunteers who do not get nominated by their peers.” Please take a few moments to nominate a deserving Scouter!

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Trade-O-Ree 2014

This weekend is the Scouting Heritage Museum’s 36th Annual Trade-O-Ree. It’s FREE to attend and you’ll learn a TON about Scouting history through thousands of Scouting memorabilia items and artifacts on display.

Trading patches is fun and practiced by many Scouts and Scouters at gatherings like Jamborees, NOAC and regional Trade-O-Rees like this one! It doesn’t have to be expensive to get started, and its definitely lots of fun to look and learn about all of the cool events and patches that came before. This weekend will be a good time to pick up cool patches from Milwaukee and Southeast, and maybe some old Racine and Kenosha stuff too!

Doors open at 9AM and the event runs to 3PM on Saturday November 1st, 2014.

We’ll be downstairs at the Milwaukee Service Center, 330 South 84th Street, Milwaukee WI 53214.

To avoid 84th Street construction we have a back entrance to the parking lot which you can access off of Bluemound Rd. via Honey Creek Parkway to Dixon St.

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November Picture Contest!

We hope you’re enjoying the new Newsletter format!

The newsletter is generated each day from new Front Page entries to the website, and emailed out each afternoon to all subscribers. It’s easy to sign up – just look in the top right hand corner for the box that says “Subscribe to Updates.”

In an effort to keep improving the Fox River District website, and making this an ever better resource, we’re going to have a little picture contest!

Send me one or two pictures of your Scouts in action, and I’ll feature a different one at the top of the newsletter each month! Capture the fun of what it means to be in Scouting, and we’ll share your great shots with all of our subscribers! Don’t forget to tell me who is in the picture and get their permission.

Permission is granted annually on the Health & Medical form for promotional use unless the Scouting family opts out. It is the submitter’s responsibility to check with those who appear in the photo to make sure they do not object.

I’ll change the photo out around the beginning of each month. Let’s have a little FUN with this!

Since its November, try to submit some great fall pictures, perhaps something to get us in the mood for Thanksgiving! I’ll take your photos up until Halloween eve!

Please keep your submissions to UNDER 10Mb, please, and email them to!

Coleman Loves the Scouts

Coleman Loves the Scouts and We Want to Thank You

Enjoy 20% off with the coupon “Scouts20″. This offer is valid October 21, 2014 – November 4, 2014. This offer cannot be combined with other offers, discounts or free shipping. Please see shipping terms for details. This offer is only good for regular priced items. This offer does not apply to sale priced items, parts or gift cards.

If you would like more information on our non – profit program please click the link below for information and registration. 

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