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Chicago Scout Shop Seasonal Associate Wanted
The Chicago Scout Shop is currently looking for a seasonal associate. Click the title for details.
Transitional Charter and Annual Meeting Update
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Owasippe getting spruced up with infusion of cash and love
Owasippe Scout Reservation is getting lots of love, from trail builders, former staff members and its owner, the Chicago Council of Boy Scouts. The sprawling Boy Scouts camping spot has been getting spruced up for its summer camping season, which begins in late June, although the harsh and long winter has hampered some efforts. The Chicago Council is making good on its commitment to invest $1 million into the camp's aging facilities that had been neglected as the council spent years planning to sell the property in northern Muskegon County. Click for the full story.
Fox News Features Technology In Scouting
Click to watch a recent segment by Fox News highlighting how the Boy Scout are enhancing and melding technology into our program! On Saturday, May 31, 2014 the Discovery Outpost, will hold its Grand Opening at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. A full day of Scouting activity and demonstrations will be available to Scouts and the public. The Northwest Suburban Council, BSA has leased the space near the play area of the mall to highlight the fun and educational activities of Scouting. The five BSA Councils in the area hope to attract more Scouts and volunteers into the program from the 28 million annual mall visitors. website: http://www.discoveryoutpost.com
2014 Popcorn Sale
In partnership with surrounding Chicagoland councils, the council popcorn committee announces a coordinated sale in 2014. This new venture brings new prizes, promotions, partnerships, advertising, and recognition for Scouts all of which promise to make this year's sale an exciting beginning to a great future. An initial flyer will be given out at April Round Tables with additional information rolled out as the sale year progresses. Contact your district or council popcorn representative with any questions or visit www.scoutpopcornsale.com/resources for more info.
HELP SCOUTING BY ORDERING THROUGH AMAZON SMILE
Order on-line through AmazonSmile and Chicago Area Council will get a half-percent rebate on most products. Customers will find the same range of products and ease of ordering as on Amazon.com. Enter AmazonSmile by using the the link below (bookmark page after clicking the link to save) http://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-2169128 or click this news item to go directly there. Portions of your purchases will turn into donations to the Boy Scouts of America, Chicago. Your support is appreciated! Click to go to AmazonSmile now!
2014 BAWOW SPRING TRAINING
BAWOW will be offered on April 5th. We have taken all the information in the BALOO Outdoor Training and combined it with the Outdoor Webelos Leader Training. It is important for all of the leaders that will be doing outdoor activities with the Pack to participate in this training. Click for details.
2014 CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP: "POLAR EXCURSION"
One of the main highlights in a Cub Scout's year is the annual Cub Scout Day Camp! Give your Scouts what they are looking and asking for! This year all three camps are offering a full 5 day week of excitement and adventure from the opening flag ceremony to the closing of the day. With so much fun, adventure and friendship what more can a boy want! Click for details.
2014 Owasippe Staffing Needs
More candidates are needed for Boat Drivers at Blackhawk, Teen Group Leader at Reneker, Driver/Lifeguard for High Adventure (must be Michigan resident), Medical Staff, and Camp Administrative Assistant. Click for more information
Reneker Family Camp Firecracker Special
We've discounted any NEW REGISTRATIONS for Period 2 (June 29-July 5) at Reneker Family Camp beginning February 1st by $75 to encourage your family to celebrate our Nation's Birthday at Owasippe. Click to find out more!
WEBELOS PIRATE CAMP AT CAMP BETZ
WEBELOS PIRATE CAMP AT CAMP BETZ The Chicago Area and Calumet Councils will be working together to provide two sessions from July 7-11 and July 14-18, 2014, of Webelos Pirate Camp at Camp Betz. Click for more information.
Scout AirFest
Has your unit checked out Scout AirFest, the multi-council aviation themed camporee taking place August 8-10, 2014? It's sure to be a good time with camping, entertainment and activities for all ages! Click to be taken to www.scoutairfest.org for more information on "Scouting with Altitude."

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