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!

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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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Area 7 Commissioner Conference

Are you a Council, District, Unit, or Roundtable Commissioner looking for the latest “scoop” as well as some fun and fellowship? Come join us for the Central Region/Area 7 Commissioner Conference Saturday November 22nd, 2014.

The conference will be held at McDonalds’ Hamburger University, Oak Brook, IL.

Brian Williams, Central Region President, is the featured speaker during lunch.

With all of the program changes happening over the next couple of years, it’s a great time to come and learn firsthand how you can support the program in your role as a Commissioner!

Learn more, and how to register, by downloading a flyer!

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Trainfest 2014

Trainfest is back for 2014!

November 8th and 9th 2014 at the Exposition Center of State Fair Pack thousands of rail enthusiasts will come from around the world to take part in the largest indoor model railway show. Dozens of operational displays will be set up by clubs, manufacturers will exhibit new products and vendors from across the country will bring in some of the year’s best deals to be made right on the show floor.

Admission is normally $12 for adults and $5 for kids – but all military that present military ID, uniformed scout masters/troops, or uniformed boy/girl scouts*, receive free admission at the door. *Boy and girl scouts need to be accompanied by an adult with paid admission. You can find details on the free admission on the Wisconsin State Fair Park’s website. Parking is $5.

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Chicago Toy & Game Fair

The Chicago Toy and Game Fair is fast approaching!

Most industry events are not open to the public – the CTAG Fair is a rare exception! Even better – it’s in our own back yard!

This is where buyers come to check out what is new and make plans for what they’re going to stock. It’s also where manufacturers can touch base with lots of potential customers to see what kinds of things they really like and help make decisions on what’s going to be the next big thing. Best of all YOU get to attend and check it all out!

Plan a fun family trip to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair. Meet the inventors of Rainbow Loom and Jenga, walk in the Frozen Parade, compete in the Settlers of Catan and Rummikub tournaments, participate in the Young Inventor Challenge, use the force at the Star Wars Luncheon, Marvel at the Illinois Yo-Yo Championship. Experience dinosaurs, stage events, rides, contests and more MORE MORE!

Best of all, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in uniform are admitted for free courtesy of Mayfair Games! (Scoutmasters are admitted free in uniform as well.)

There are tons of cool things for both Cubs and Boy Scouts to do. The Young Inventor Challenge showcases kids from 6-18 and lets them pitch their great ideas to the public and industry professionals alike! New this year Boy Scouts can participate in a Game Design MB workshop on Sunday November 23rd!

The Fair is held at Navy Pier on Saturday November 22nd and Sunday November 23rd. Don’t miss it!

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