On January 7, 2014 NESA Chicago will celebrate the accomplishments of the latest Eagle Scout class from the Chicago Area Council. This year's speaker is Dr. Clyde Yancy, Chief of Cardiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. We will also be presenting Dr. Yancy with the council's first Distinguished Eagle Scout Award since 1998. The dinner will be held at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in the Feinberg Pavilion. The dinner will also serve as a "Gathering of Eagles" and we hope to have the largest reunion of Eagle Scouts gathered in Chicago present at the dinner. All new Eagle Scouts (November 2012-November 2013) will receive an invitation in the mail to attend as the guest of a sponsor. Anyone is welcome to attend as a sponsor. There will be a special rate for Eagle Scouts who are 25 years old or younger. Click for more information, or to register.
The next Basic Training Extravaganza will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at St. Stan's Kostka. This is a council-wide training day where Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing leaders can complete all required (indoor) sessions for their registered position in Scouting. Cub Scout leader courses will also be offered in Spanish. Tenemos entrenamiento basico para los lideres de primero a cinco grado en espanol! Vamos a tener este entrenamiento en Marzo 9 a las 8am en la escuela St. Stan's Kostka, 1255 North Noble, Chicago, IL
IOLS is a hands-on program giving adult leaders the practical skills needed to lead Scouts in the outdoors. Required for scoutmasters and assistant scoutmasters to be considered trained, this course is recommended for anyone working with Scouts at outdoor activities or campouts. This weekend of camping, learning and fun will be held at Cantigny Park - April 25 -27, 2014.