Recognizing Leadership

In Scouting, we like to recognize leadership. After all, we are a volunteer organization and to make everything come together and work we need hard working and dedicated volunteers. It’s time to stop and say thank you for all that they do.

It is impossible to recognize someone if they are not nominated. So the first step is to have YOU nominate those who deserve these recognitions.

The highest recognition that a district can bestow is the District Award of Merit. Nominees have rendered noteworthy service to youth in or out of Scouting often across the district. This award is very limited – the Fox River District can only award two of these each year.

Fox River District also awards 4 additional recognitions each year: Lean on Me, Midas Touch, Silver Dollar and the Spark Plug Awards. These awards are used to recognize significant contributions to helping keep Scouting going in the local unit or in the district, and are quite appropriate for helping recognize not just direct contact leaders but also committee members and organization representatives who go above and beyond.

Please consider downloading the nomination forms at the links above, and telling us about those you feel are most deserving of these recognitions at our District Dinner in February.

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Life to Eagle Training

Life Scouts beginning work on Eagle should plan to attend Life to Eagle training on Wednesday November 20th: printable flyer

Scouting is a great organization; the greatest of all youth accomplishments is the rank of Eagle Scout. The rank is not one that is easily achieved and only about 4% of all Scouts ever achieve this prestigious award. The reason that so few are awarded the Eagle Scout Award is because of the challenging nature of the award. The Three Harbors Council has a chance for you to have a better understanding the award, its requirements and the Eagle Scout Workbook so that you can BE an Eagle Scout. You (and your parents) are invited to attend this Life to Eagle Training.


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5 Star University

This outstanding training event is organized and staffed through the combined efforts of four councils. This multi-council format provides a wide range of experiences and draws on the special expertise of experienced Scouters in the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing programs.

5-Star University provides focused, dedicated, high level courses for ALL Commissioners and ALL District and Council Program volunteers. The day is filled with supplemental and advanced training opportunities for all district and council level work. This year we have several new courses that represent the most up to date training and program information that can be found, all in an active and friendly atmosphere. Participants will be given the opportunity to earn various degrees (bachelors, masters, doctoral) or just participate for the day.

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Overnight at Helium!

Helium would like to invite all scout troops to join us for the best indoor overnight camping you’ll ever experience! 

Please call to reserve your event, space is limited.  The next overnight available boy scout event is scheduled for November 15th, 2013.

Overnight events can be scheduled on Friday nights from 9:00pm to 8:00am.

Helium Trampoline Park                                                     
16235 W. Beloit Rd. 
New Berlin, WI 53151

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VFW Wood Badge Scholarship Program

Considering Wood Badge for the spring, but not sure how to pay for it? Are you a Veteran with good standing in a VFW post?

The VFW has entered into a cooperative effort with the Boy Scouts of America to encourage posts to organize Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, and Venturing crews. To further this effort, the VFW national headquarters offers Wood Badge scholarships to assist selected chapter members in acquiring skills that will better equip them to serve the youth of their communities. Members at large and retirees can qualify by being sponsored by the nearest VFW post in their area.

Apply today for a scholarship, and help “Leave a Legacy” by participating in Wood Badge this spring! More information and an application are available.

[Not a VFW Member, but interested? Other civic and community organizations also provide scholarships to members. Don't be afraid to ask any that you're involved in. They may provide at least partial tuition based on need.]

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