So you're back from Owasippe and proud of all your Scouts for earning merit badges and even advancing in rank. Did your Cub Scouts advance in rank before the summer started? We are asking for all units to do your online advancement or hand in any advancement. It is important to keep your Scouts records up to date.
Want to share your hobby or expertise with a new generation? You can do this by becoming a Merit Badge Counselor. To find out how to become a counselor, contact your District Advancement Chair or District Executive.
We still have a limited amount of $100 prepaid Discover gift cards (for use anywhere Discover cards are accepted) to be used toward eligible and approved construction based Eagle Service Projects.
In order to be eligible for one of these $100 prepaid gift cards, the following guidelines apply and must be followed:
One card per approved project
All $100 MUST be used for the approved project costs
Each candidate MUST complete the grant application
The Eagle Scout Project Workbook must mention this grant and provide a copy of the approved grant application in the Workbook
All receipts from use of the card MUST be provided and attached to the Eagle Scout Workbook
Each Scout MUST display the Lowe’s Eagle National Eagle Scout Project Impact banner at the project location
3-5 before and after color photos of the project MUST be provided
All projects MUST be completed by December 31, 2012 and all paperwork MUST be turned into the Council office by January 10, 2013
In order to be considered for this grant, please turn in your original completed grant application and your APPROVED Eagle Scout Project Workbook to the Council office to the attention of Joe Stocchero or Teri Ross. Once received, these applications will be processed and you will be notified by phone and by mail whether you have been approved.
If you have any questions regarding this or any other advancement issue, please make sure to contact us. We are always available to help you with any questions that you may have. Our Staff Advisor, Joe Stocchero, can put you in touch with your District Advancement Chair if you don’t know who it is. Please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BASEBALL CARD CLUBHOUSE
Hey, Cub Scouts, did you know you can earn an achievement award with your baseball cards collection? Boy Scouts, you can earn a merit badge with your special collection of cards. Visit www.baseballcardclubhouse.com for more information!
ARCHAEOLOGY BADGE WORKSHOP AT THE ORIENTAL INSTITUTE
Work towards your archaeology badge with the Scout programs at the Oriental Institute. Scouts will experience a simulated dig in the Kipper Family Archaeology Discovery Center, visit the museum’s world-renowned galleries, and participate in activities like a scavenger hunt and ceramic reconstruction. Fees: $15/Scout for a two hour program including our simulated dig program. Click here for more information.
IRON OAKS ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER
Irons Oaks is available year-round and offers programs and advancement opportunities TIGER, WOLF, BEAR or WEBELOS. They also offer Merit Badges and Eagle Scout projects!
Upcoming merit badge workshops at Iron Oaks:
Bird Study Merit Badge Workshops
Boy Scouts can earn the Bird Merit Badge at Irons Oaks. Pre-requisites: #2 and #4. You should also have at least 10 birds documented in requirement #5. PLEASE BRING A HALF GALLON PLASTIC JUG OR JUICE CONTAINER OR SMALL, EMPTY WATER BOTTLE. Class meets in the upper Discovery Center. Please park in the Vollmer Rd. lot. Bring a signed, blue card and your Bird Study workbook.
Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Time: 8:00 am- 12:00 pm
Fee: $8.00 R/$12.00 NR
Location: Irons Oaks Vollmer Rd. Lot
Plant Science Merit Badge Workshops
Boy Scouts can earn the Plant Science Merit Badge at Irons Oaks. Dress for the weather, bring your signed blue card, and meet us in the Vollmer Road lot to discover the plant world! There are PRE-REQUISITES: Scouts should complete the following pre-requisites: #1, #4, #5 and #6. Our main focus during the workshop will be on Option #3 of Requirement 7. This badge takes a lot of work! It's in your best interest to complete as much of the Plant Science Workbook as possible BEFORE you come to the class. Any work you can do on #2 is also beneficial. Scouts should prior to the program and bring their reports/information/Plant Study Guide with them.
Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Fee: $8.00 R/$12.00 NR
Location: Irons Oaks Vollmer Lot
Please contact Kelly Joslin at 708.481.2330 x202, Kelly Joslin for further information and to make reservations.
CHEMISTRY MERIT BADGE OFFERED BY THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
Complete all requirements for the Chemistry Merit Badge in a two session workshop. The first session includes laboratory experience. Choose one of three locations, the North Central College in Naperville or Oakton Community College in Des Plaines or College of Lake County in Grayslake. The second session will be held on October 27 at University of Illinois Chicago in Chicago and is necessary for completion of this merit badge. It will include an opportunity to talk to industrial chemists as well as completing the remaining requirements. Must register by 9/24 - no exceptions! There is no cost to attend. Click here for more info.
BADGE DAYS AT THE FIELD MUSEUM
Badge Days at The Field will have Boy Scouts trekking across the Museum with fun scavenger hunts, exploring natural sciences through hands-on activities, and experiencing a behind-the-scenes tour with a Field Museum scientist. Scouts will receive: Program supplies, Behind-the-scenes tour of special restricted collections areas, Basic Admission to The Field Museum, a "Badge Day at The Field" patch, and free parking in Soldier Field. Badges offered are: Mammal Study, Indian Lore, Geology, and Environmental Science (requires two sessions to complete the badge). Click here for additional details.