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.
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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 - 8:30 AM to Noon
Webelos are encouraged to participate as "victims"
Location: Saint Francis Xavier School
124 N Spring Ave., LaGrange, IL
Cost: Boy Scouts and Adults $6 - Webelos "victims" $3
Registration: Coming Soon
See the flier for more details
VT 2017 1st Aid Meet Flier
Annual Silver Beaver Recognition Dinner
Waterford Banquet & Conference Center
933 South Riverside Drive
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Boy Scout Adventure Day IV
VT Boy Scout, Explorer and Venturing Leaders:
Adventure Day IV is coming!
Specifically, this year’s TOTALLY AWESOME, innovative, 4th edition of Voyageur Trace District’s annual Spring Event, “Chicago Portage Adventure” which is shaping up to be our finest effort yet in our series of spectacular spring events designed to acquaint or scouts with the outdoor wonders that exist right in our back yard. This is our first canoeing event, on a stream seldom paddled by our units, the Des Plaines River. As with our previous events, we will make stops along our path to provide rich interpretation—both of the geography and the history of the vitally important Des Plaines River Valley, where Chicago’s history began. Please review the attached flyer and share it with your units. More information will be forwarded to you as it becomes available regarding cost and availability of canoes, program for non-swimmers, cost for camping, timing of components, and program features. Put the dates on your calendar now, April 21-23, 2017. Don’t miss a spectacular celebration of Chicago’s most important pathway to adventure!
Please contact us with any questions regarding the event!
Finally, we are working hard currently with local scout councils and outfitters to locate canoes, kayaks, trailers, paddles and life vests for the event. We will be able to supply what is needed. However, if your unit has access to these resources, please advise us of such, and consider supplying your own. Also, please contact Bill or Rich if you have access to these resources which may be used by other participants. Your help in making this event a success will be appreciated.
Adventure Day IV Flier
Yours in Scouting Adventure!
Bill Derrah, Event Chair
Rich Welge, VT Activities Committee Chair
September 22-24 (tentative)
please set these dates aside...more information to follow to include flyers and registration links
for more information contact Rich Welge at firstname.lastname@example.org
708-732-0795 or Manuel Carrera at email@example.com
or via telephone 312-421-8800 ext.229
Voyageur Trace District is proud of our Silver Beaver award recepient
Paul Kurtzner, District Commissioner
Roundtables & Commissioner Break Outs Sessions
NEW meeting location:
We have been fortunate to secure a permanent location for our montly Roundtables and Commissioner meetings. Beginning on September 14th, 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.
Format changes will also take place allowing for Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Commissioner break out sessions.
If you have any questions please contact
Unit leaders training & training records
If you would like to receive a list of your unit leaders training records or if you need to update your records
Please contact District Training Chair:
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.