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Council Service Center Holiday Closures
The Steve Fossett Center for Scouting at 1218 W Adams St, Chicago, will be closed on Wednesday, December 24th, and Thursday, December 25th. The office will be open on Friday, December 26th, 2014. The office will also be closed on Thursday, January 1, 2015.
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.
2014 WOODBADGE Dinner
The 2014 WOODBADGE Dinner will be held at Biagio's Banquets, 4242 N. Central Ave., Chicago on September 25, 2014, from 6:00-9:00 PM. Click for more details and registration.
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will be held at Rainbow Scout Reservation September 26, 2014. Click for details, online registration, or downloadable registration forms.
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:
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 for more info.
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 Enter AmazonSmile by using the the link below (bookmark page after clicking the link to save) 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!
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.
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.

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