Voyageur Trace District
The Voyageur Trace District represents the communities surrounding the LaGrange Scout Shop including LaGrange, LaGrange Park, Brookfield, Westchester, Western Springs, Countryside, Indianhead Park, Willow Springs, Bridgeview, Justice, Bedford Park, Summit, Hodgkins, Lyons, McCook, Forestview, Stickney, Berwyn, Riverside and North Riverside. Our district is known for its collaborations with local businesses and organizations that provide unique opportunities for our scouts. A few examples are our Vulcan Quarry Event, Cook County Adventure Day, and the Voyageur Trace First Aid Meet.
Click here to access District Master Brochure
Click to access District Volunteer Needs Brochure
Click here for VT Patch Order Form
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Unit Websites for Voyageur Trace
Order of the Arrow
Pachsegink Lodge Website: http://pachsegink.org/
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photo by Paul Kurtzner taken at Phimont Scout Ranch for District Key 3 training in summer of 2016
left to right-Paul Szymczak , Paul Kurtzner, Manuel "Manny" Carrera
Boy Scout First Aid Meet
Webelos support as "victims"
Click here for flyer: 2018 1st Aid Meet
Annual Council Silver Beaver Dinner
Waterford Banquet & Conference Center
933 South Riverside Drive
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Doors Open at 5:00 p.m.
Dinner served at 6:00 p.m. with Award Ceremony to follow.
Cash Bar Available
Join us as we recognize the volunteers of the Pathway to Adventure Council. The highlight of the evening is the presentation of the Silver Beaver Award, the highest recognition presented on the council level. In addition, other high level awards will be presented or recognized during the banquet.
We will be honoring this years Silver Beavers:
Richard Welge - Activities Chair of our very own Voyageur Trace District
Boy Scouts of America Alumni Award: Donald Harris
Congratulations to all!
St. Patrick's Day Parade
1/2 of proceeds to benefit BSA
All scout units encouraged to march in the parade
Click here for flyer 2018 St Patrick's Day Parade
Adventure Day 5
"The I&M Canal"
Boy Scout overnight and hike
Possible to earn "The Shabbona Trail Medal"
Boy Scout Canoe Event
WE ARE VT!
The Boy Scouts of America volunteer-led national board of directors voted unanimously last week to welcome girls age 5-10 (including Lions) into Cub Scouts in Fall 2018 and will deliver a program for girls age 11-17 in 2019 that will mirror the Boy Scout program right up and through Eagle.
The values of Scouting as outlined in the Scout Law — trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent — are relevant and important for both young men and women. We are excited to partner with you to provide Scouting’s life-changing experiences to even more young people and their families.
Please read the applicable section below and view the infographic and program model. Feel free to contact your local district executive with any questions.
Cub Scout leaders
As a Cub Scout leader, you and your chartering organization will have the opportunity beginning in Fall 2018 to:
- Establish a new all-girl pack
- Establish a coed pack that consists of girl dens and boy dens
- Remain or establish an all-boy pack
Dens will remain single gender in all scenarios. This hybrid model builds on the benefit of a single-gender program while also providing character and leadership opportunities for both boys and girls. The choice for what type of pack you have in Fall 2018 is up to you in consultation with your chartering organization.
Education experts have evaluated the current program content and activities and confirmed the relevancy of the program for girls and young women. Activities, rank advancement requirements and Youth Protection policies will not change. As is current policy for a Scouting activity that includes both boys and girls, there must be both female and male leaders present. At least one of those leaders must be registered as an adult member of the BSA.
Uniforms will also stay the same, although the fit and styling may change.
Boy Scout leaders
A program for girls age 11 to 17 will be announced in 2018 with a projected introduction in 2019. It will use the same curriculum as the current Boy Scouts program, which will give participating girls the opportunity to earn Scouting’s highest rank: Eagle. Eagle Scout requirements will be the same for young women as they are for young men.
Girls who are in the fourth grade in Fall 2018 will likely want to continue their Scouting experience once they complete their time in Cub Scouts. An outstanding program will be in place for them when that time arrives.
If contacted by a member of the media, please direct them to our Marketing and Communications Director Kate Jacobs who may be reached at Kate.Jacobs@Scouting.org or at (630) 796-4256. Please understand that only Council officers may speak for the Council or BSA.
We look forward to continuing our partnership with you as Scouting embraces all members of our communities. Thanks for all that you have done and will continue to do for Scouting. Additional information is available at http://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/family-scouting/. For questions, please contact your local district executive.
Your unit is missing out on community support if service hours are not being reported…
•Units reporting their service will receive a certificate from the council officially stating the number of service hours they have contributed to their community.
•Units that register an average of 4 hours per Scout or more will get patches for each of their Scouts.Starting in 2018 the competition begins-
•Monthly bragging rights – Best or most impactful project submitted by the 15th of each month will be featured in the council newsletter. Submit two to three sentences and up to four pictures to be considered.
•The 10 best projects will be selected in November of 2018 to be featured in the 2017 Annual Report.Click here for more info
Voyageur Trace has created a patch to recognize the generosity and dedication of its volunteers. This round, limited edition patch incorporates all the elements of the Voyageur Trace emblem: pack, moccasins, canoe paddle, and wagon wheel.
There are three rockers that encircle the patch:
Volunteer - for those who give of their time serving on a District Committee, on the District Commissioner staff, or as a District Member-at-Large.
Recruiter - for those who bring new volunteers to serve at the district level.
Benefactor - recognizing individuals who contribute $1,000 or more to our district over the course of four years or less.
We greatly appreciate the work and dedication of all of our district volunteers. This first-ever Voyageur Trace patch set is intended to highlight and promote the generous contributions of time, talent, and treasure made at the district level.
Patch Order Form
Roundtables & Commissioner Break Outs Sessions
NEW meeting location:
We have been fortunate to secure a permanent location for our montly Roundtables and Commissioner meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.
Beginning on September 13th, we will be conducting a joint meeting at Plymouth Place in Dole Hall from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Plymouth Place is located at 315 N La Grange Road in La Grange.
If you have any questions please contact
The following is a listing of live training course which are being offered for the next 60 days. New leaders or those who have changed positions are strongly encouraged to complete their training within 60 days. Training requirements for each position can be found on the training page of the council website. All basic leader training courses can also be completed online at my.scouting.org. Unit committee chairs should work to ensure that 100% of the unit’s adult leaders are fully trained. Any questions contact Bob Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cub Scout Leader Training
Den Leader & Assistant Den Leader Training
February 13, Chicago, https://scoutingevent.com/456-13716
March 10, Oak Forest, https://scoutingevent.com/456-16564
March 24, Downers Grove, https://scoutingevent.com/456-16498
Cubmaster & Assistant Cubmaster Training
February 13, Chicago, https://scoutingevent.com/456-13717
March 10, Oak Forest, https://scoutingevent.com/456-16571
March 24, Downers Grove, https://scoutingevent.com/456-16485
Pack Committee Training
March 24, Downers Grove, https://scoutingevent.com/456-16490
Boy Scout Leader Training
Scoutmaster & Assistant Scoutmaster Training
February 10, Downers Grove https://scoutingevent.com/456-16488
Chartered Organization Representative Training
February 15, Darien, https://scoutingevent.com/456-16504
Den Chief Training
March 17, Elmwood Park at Merit Badge Academy, https://scoutingevent.com/456-16496
The Trainer’s Edge
February 24, Rolling Meadows, https://scoutingevent.com/456-16621
March 10, Oak Forest, https://scoutingevent.com/456-17983
Wilderness First Aid Training
February 17 & 18, Rolling Meadows, https://scoutingevent.com/456-17794
March 10 & 17, Bridgeview, https://scoutingevent.com/456-16513
All Trainers Meeting
February 24, McDonalds Hamburger U. https://scoutingevent.com/456-17427
Please contact Membership Chairman, Gina Prendergast, if you would like recruiting help for your Pack or Troop or if you want to lend a hand to assist on the membership committee.
If you would like to learn more about sponsorships opportunities please contact:email@example.com
Community Friends of Scouting