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.
As a leader in the Boy Scouts of America, you are tasked with presenting to groups of Scouts, family members, and other leaders. While this course is important if you want to be a trainer, don't be fooled by it's name, Trainer's EDGE is not just for those on the training team. This course will help you become comfortable with presenting in front of groups and give you new ideas on how to make sure you capture your audience's attention each and every time.
The Council Properties Committee is planning to host several Skilled/Unskilled Labor work weekends starting in the spring of 2014. These weekends will be in addition to OSA, OA, and other service organizations which volunteer at camp. We are beginning to develop a manpower list of individuals who would be interested in attending/supporting these work weekends. If you are interested in helping, please click to download the interest form.
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 www.23wsj.jp for more information.
Bring your sleeping bag for an exciting adventure among towering dinosaurs! Dozin with the Dinos is a unique opportunity for scouts ages 6-12 to spend the night at The Field Museum and enjoy games from around the world, a self-guided tour of Inside Ancient Egypt in the dark! - and much, much more! Cap your night of exploration with cozy bedtime stories before drifting off to sleep in one of our awe-inspiring exhibitions. Tickets sell out fast, so get yours now! Click for a list of 2014 overnight dates and more information.
We'd sure be obliged if you'd join us as we celebrate this year's Silver Beaver recipients and all of our successes from the past year! So saddle on up and mosey on over to the Annual Chicago Area Council Dinner Round-Up. This year's Western themed dinner will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Victoria Rosemont (Rosemont Holiday Inn Express) located at 6600 Mannheim Road Rosemont, 60018. Click for more information or to register.
The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their 2014 tour to the Allstate Arena on Friday, December 27th, 2013. The Harlem Globetrotters would like to offer all Scouts, family & friends a special discounted ticket offer during the 2014 World Tour! Globetrotter Scout themed patch included with ticket purchase! Ask about opportunities to present the color guard, top popcorn seller recognition, fundraising, meet-n-greets and more! Click for more information and order form.
This year the Chicago Wolves are offering multiple games to bring out your Scouts for a ton of fun! Scout nights will be held on November 16, December 7, February 22, and March 15. Come early for the free pre-game fun fest from 5-6:30pm in the All State Arena Skyline room. Click to download the order form for this fun-filled day!