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Chicago Area Council News

New Council Information and Updates
Information about the New Council can be found at A link to that site is on the top of our website. Information will be updated every friday on that site. Please visit the site and fill out the information form, it includes the ability to ask questions as well.
Board of Directors Approves Updated Owasippe Scout Reservation Strategic Plan
The Chicago Area Council Board has approved the updated Owasippe Scout Reservation Strategic Plan. Click the title above to read the full document.
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! 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 Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg 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:
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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 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.
2013 Silver Beaver Recipients
The Silver Beaver Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the Silver Beaver Award for 2013. The Silver Beaver is the highest award the Boy Scouts of America gives for service to youth in a local Council. The Silver Beaver recipients will be honored at the Council Annual Dinner. Click to see who will be honored.

23rd World Scout Jamboree
The 23rd World Scout Jamboree will be held at Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, from July 28 to August 8, 2015. "WA: a Spirit of Unity" is the theme for the Jamboree. The Kanji Character "?" (WA) embraces many meanings such as unity, harmony, cooperation, friendship and peace. WA also represents Japan and its Culture. Click to visit for more information.
Super Scout Stories Wanted!
It is important for us to tell the community about the value of the Scouting program. As a unit leader, you hold the key to sharing all of the great outcomes Scouting provides. Click to see how your unit can win prizes and bragging rights by sending us your success stories and photos of your Scouts in action!

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