Help Wanted!

We need your help! On September 13th we will have a Day of Service at Camp OhDaKoTa, hosted by the Kanwa tho OA Lodge. You do not need to be a member of the OA to come out and help. EVERYONE is encouraged and welcome to help us get OhDaKoTa into ship-shape before winter sets in. The lodge will be providing a lunch to everyone who tells us they are coming out to work.

There are tons of jobs to be done at a variety of skill levels. From painting to clearing brush there are tons of jobs that each year have to be deferred or postponed because we simply don’t have enough help to get everything done. If you have specialized skills that might help us around camp – please write that on the registration form if you would!

Please let us know that you are coming at least a week ahead of time – you can do so on this registration form. Find the “Day of Service” listed in the middle of the page, and if you’re not a member of the OA there is a line there for “non-members.” That’s OK! But we need to know how many people are coming so we can provide enough food for everyone.

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Printable Council Calendar

Here is the Three Harbors Council Calendar for 2014 – 2015.

The Staff is working on getting the [Three Harbors Council] Website calendar updated but that will take some time to get done. Please save a copy for your reference and use it when planning your unit calendar.

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Wildland Firefighter Foundation

“The Wildland Firefighter Foundation honors past, present, and future members of wildland firefighting through management of the wildland firefighter monument in Boise Idaho; operation of the firefighters and family assistance fund; supporting programs for wildland firefighters’ health and safety; and to help educate the public about wildland fires, the kind of work done by wildland firefighters, and the risks they take.”

I got interested in the Wildland Firefighter Foundation when a commercial email came from Coleman, offering a discount on a pretty cool little cooler, with a fire logo on the side. Yeah, they only donate a dollar from each cooler, and the sale price is only 10% off – but the real thing here is that they’re doing SOMETHING for this very cool organization, and certainly raising awareness of it. And I’m happy to do my part to spread that kind of positive viral message.

And for all of our firefighting friends out there, stay safe. Everyone Goes Home.

Click the WFF link above, or the picture ad below, for more information.

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Friends of Scouting

Denis Druker tells me that we’re in the final throws of wrapping up our Friends of Scouting Campaign. In the next few days a team of volunteers will be calling past donors and asking to help us support our program. As of May 9th, we’ve reached 71% of our Family Campaign goal – so we’re well on our way, but still have some way to go.

We’re hoping to raise about $6000 in our phone a thon.

If you don’t want to wait for a call and you can help, you can pledge a donation online. Even if you can’t make a large donation, every donation helps us get closer to our goal:

When you pledge, please check the second box “Ensure my gift is credited to a specific unit” and list your Pack, Troop or Crew and of course the Fox River District to help us reach our goal!

Want to know more, or help out? Please contact Denis Druker at 262-744-6739 or

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May is Get Ready For Camp Month!

On May 17th, the Milwaukee Scout Shop will be participating in Get Ready for Camp Month! This is an all-day event, starting at 9AM and includes:

  • In-store backpack fittings
  • Free Summer Camp packing list
  • Free tour of the Scout Heritage Museum
  • Three **PAY A PENNY Special Offers

Choose one of the following qualifying gifts at or below your in-store purchase amount:

  • Spend $100, get a Cub Scout™ or Boy Scout™ Beach Towel ($19.99 value each) for just 1¢!
  • Spend $200, get the BSA® Tanto Knife ($24.99 value) or one of the above towels for just 1¢
  • Spend $250, get the BSA Backpacking Chair ($44.99 value) or any one of the above items for just 1¢!

Contact Milwaukee Scout Shop at (414) 453-9777 for more information.

**Special penny buys available in-store during the day of the event only. Minimum required purchase amounts for special penny buys are pre-tax totals and exclusions apply. Includes most Jamboree® items; excludes uniforms, uniform accessories, program insignia, and gift cards. Limit one penny item per customer, with required purchase amount. Offer available only in participating Scout Shops. Not available online.

We reserve the right to change penny items based on availability.

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