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 Klondike Derby
VT Klondike Flier 2018
Klondike Sledge Plan
2018 Voyageur Trace Klondike Derby – January 20, 2018
Bemis Woods South Forest Preserve (Ogden Ave. between I-294 and Wolf Road)
Come Test Your Winter Scouting Skills as You Travel from Juneau to Nome!
All Boy Scout troops in the Des Plaines Valley Community are invited to participate in the 2018 Voyageur Trace Klondike Derby to be held Saturday January 20, 2018 from 8:30am to 2:30pm at the Bemis Woods South Forest Preserve located on Ogden Ave. east of I-294 and west of Wolf Road in Western Springs.
The Klondike Derby is a fun opportunity for scout patrols to test their outdoor skills in fire building, nature identification, winter first aid, ice rescue, hatchet throwing and others at a series of Klondike “towns” located around a mile long trail. The morning will feature the Klondike skills competition. After the completion of the skills competition and lunch, all participating patrols will compete in the annual Ditarod sled race.
A traveling trophy will be awarded to the patrol that wins the skills competition and ribbons will be presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place sled race winners.
Patrols should plan to bring a Klondike sled to hold all of the gear needed for the competition, to weigh a minimum of 50lbs in total. Sled plans and more details on suggested equipment for the Klondike will be posted on the event website accessible off of the PTAC calendar website.
Fee for the event will be $7.50 per person and one can of non-cream based soup that will be combined in a delicious warm lunch provided to all scouts and leaders. Registration will open on the PTAC website in December.
Snow or no snow, the Klondike will go on!
Start practicing your winter scouting skills. Build or tune up your sled and plan to come out for a great day of winter fun as you travel from Juneau to Nome!
Questions? Call Klondike Event Chairman Mike Mikulski at (708) 715-0513 cell or (708) 784-1957 home.
VT District Recognition Dinner
William Tell Hotel
All VT Leaders are encouraged to attend.
Cub Scout Polar Prowl
Boy Scout units run the stations
Boy Scout First Aid Meet
Webelos support as "victims"
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!
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
VT District Recognition Dinner at the William Tell in Countryside.
All VT Leaders are encouraged to attend.
Unit an individual Training Awards
Commissioner Arrowhead Awards
VT Distinguished Service Award
District Award of Merit
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
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.