Voyageur Trace District
The Voyageur Trace District represents the communities surrounding the LaGrange Scout Shop and Service Center. 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.
District meeting dates of note:
Roundtable for all leaders - 2nd Wednesday of the month (Sep-May) Virtually until further notice.
District Committee Meeting - 4th Monday of the month (Aug-May) Virtually until further notice.
District Commissioner Meeting - 3rd Tuesday of the month (Aug-May) Virtually until further notice.
Click here for the VT District Master Brochure
Click here for the A Little Help Please Brochure
Click here for the VT Patch Order Form
Click here for the VT Distinguished Service Award Form
Click here for the District Award of Merit Form
Click here for the 30 Day Challenge for Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA from the Hawkeye Council
Click here for the PTAC Q&A regarding COVID-19 related advancement
Click here for the PTAC Individual Scout Advancement Alternatives and Guidelines
Click here for the Eagle BOR and Merit Badges by Teleconference information
Click here for free videoconferencing tips & options. Scroll down the page.
2020-04-02 VT Townhall Meeting Video Replay
Updated 2020-04-02 VT District Town Hall Meeting Content
Tips for Zoom Security
Ideal Year of Scouting 2020-04-02
2020-04-02 VT Townhall Meeting Chat
2020 CoVid-19 Time Capsule worksheets from Long Creations
2020-05-13 VT Meet-In Slides
2020 VT Popcorn Talking Points
2020 Cub Scout Camping Kickoff Brochure
COVID Updates are available at:
Scouts BSA May 7, 2020 https://www.scouting.org/coronavirus/
PTAC COVID-19 Advancement Info https://pathwaytoadventure.com/media/upload/PTAC%20Advancement%20info%20update%205-4-2020.pdf
Scouting at Home links:
VT District Eagle Coordinators list is available on page 8 of the VT District Master Brochure link above.
https://www.facebook.com/voyageurtrace/ - Voyageur Trace Facebook Page
https://twitter.com/voyageurtrace - Voyageur Trace Twitter Page
https://scoutingwire.org/ - The Ultimate Scouting Resource Website
https://www.scoutbook.com/ - Say goodbye to your old tracking software and say hello to a whole new way of thinking about Scout advancement.
Order of the Arrow
Takone Lodge Website: https://oa7.org/
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All of the following are tentative based on the status of the Covid-19 quarantine.
Cub Scout Polar Prowl
Bemis Woods South
Scouts BSA Klondike Derby
Bemis Woods South
Scouts BSA First Aid Meet
Webelos act as victims
Scouts BSA Adventure Day VII
From the Stone Age to the Atomic Age
10,000 yeaars in five miles of the Forest Preserve
September 10-12 (Tentative)
Des Plaines River Rendezvous
Congratulations to District 10's first Silver Beaver Recipients
Norm Garges from VT
Helen Gilmore from TL
The Silver Beaver Award is presented by the National Council, Boy Scouts of America, through the local Council to adult volunteer Scouters for their distinguished service to youth and their community. The award is intended to acknowledge noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth by registered Scouters including but not limited to Cub Scouters, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts, and Exploring leaders within the territory under the jurisdiction of Pathway to Adventure. It is considered to be the highest award a Boy Scout Council can bestow upon a volunteer Scouter.
The annual Addult Recognition Dinner recognizing these recipients is tentatively scheduled for February 28, 2021.
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.
VT Patch Order Form
Roundtable is the best way to find out what is happening at the district and at the council level. Interaction and discussion between leaders is a valuable tool and learning experience. We encourage all units to have at least one person attend the Roundtable to participate in the discussion, hear the announcements, and to receive any handouts and unit mail.
Due to COVID-19, all future Roundtables will be conducted virtually via Zoom until further notice. Watch for an email from our District Commissioner with details.
The Voyageur Trace Monthly Roundtables takes place September through May on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, beginning at 7:00pm. Roundtable is intended to be from 7:00 to 9:00. District leaders will be available after for questions and fellowship. If your time is limited, please feel free to leave when necessary. We meet at Plymouth Place in Dole Hall. Leaders are encouraged to attend in uniform.
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. 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.
To register for any of these courses, click the Calendar tab above.
For a listing of upcoming dates click here. Training Dates
Youth Protection Training – Y01 (available only on-line at my.scouting.org) True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. It is the mission of Youth Protection volunteers and professionals to work within the Boy Scouts of America to maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels.
- Youth Protection Training is required for all BSA registered volunteers.
- Youth Protection Training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer’s Youth Protection Training record is not current at the time of re-charter, the volunteer will not be re-registered.
- Volunteers with expired YPT will not be allowed to participate in BSA activities until their Youth Protection Training has been updated.
Cub Scout Leader Training
Den Leader & Assistant Position Specific Training – C42 (also available on-line at my.scouting.org) This course provides Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos Den Leaders and Assistants with the information and tools they need to run a successful den meeting.
Cubmaster & Assistant Position Specific Training – C40 (also available on-line at my.scouting.org) This course provides Cubmasters and Assistants with the information and tools they need to successfully lead a Cub Scout Pack.
Pack Committee Member Position Specific Training – C62 (also available on-line at my.scouting.org) The purpose of this course is to familiarize pack committee chairs and committee members with the various responsibilities of the individual members of the committee as well as the committee as a whole.
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) – C32 This overnight Cub Scout leader training is required for any Cub Scout den or pack outdoor event, including pack camping overnighters and Webelos den overnighters. This course also replaces the previous OWLS Course.
Boy Scout Leader Training
Scoutmaster & Assistant Position Specific Training – C42 (also available on-line at my.scouting.org) Scoutmaster & Assistant Specific Training provides Scoutmasters and Assistants with the basic information and tools they need to lead successful Boy Scout troops. This course along with Introduction to Outdoor Leaders Skills is required training for all Scoutmasters and Asst Scoutmasters to be considered trained for their position.
Introduction to Outdoor Leader’s Skills (IOLS) – S11 This training introduces the adult Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, or Crew Advisor to the outdoor skills learned by scouts through First Class rank. This includes interactive sessions on cooking, fire building, orienteering, knot tying and much, much more! All Scouters are invited, including Committee members and any other interested adult leaders.
Troop Committee Challenge – WS10 (also available on-line at my.scouting.org) This course provides committee Chairs and members with the tools they need to support a Boy Scout Troop.
Merit Badge Counselor Orientation – D76 (also available on-line at my.scouting.org) This course, required of all Merit Badge Counselors, gives you the confidence and consistency needed to counsel Boy Scouts in Merit Badges.
Venturing Leader Training
Venturing Leader Specific Training – P21 (also available on-line at my.scouting.org) This course is intended to provide Venturing Crew Advisors with the basic information they need to help youth leaders manage a crew.
Crew Committee Challenge – WS12 (also available on-line at my.scouting.org.org) This course will discuss the roles and responsibilities of a Venturing Crew Committee and how to keep positively engaged in the functions of a successful crew.
Supplemental Adult Training
Wood Badge – A90 Wood Badge is advanced leadership training for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing adult leaders at the unit, district, council, and professional levels. It is taught by living the experience of a Boy Scout Troop, utilizing the patrol method, over two weekends.
The Trainer’s Edge - H96 The purpose of the Trainer’s EDGE course is to provide and help develop the platform skills of a trainer. The course uses contemporary training techniques and emphasizes the importance of experiential learning, or "learning by doing." Only practice can polish these skills, but this course is intended to “train the trainer” on behaviors and resources while offering hands-on experience in methods and media for delivering excellent presentations to groups
Training the Chartered Organization Representative – D72 (also available on-line at my.scouting.org) This course is designed to familiarize the Chartered Organization Representative (COR) with the Scouting program. The presentation will help to orient the new COR’s and serve as a review for those with Scouting experience.
Wilderness First Aid Training – N02 This class meets the requirements for Wilderness First Aid established by Boy Scouts of America.
Religious Emblem Counselor / Facilitator
Den Chief Training – C31 The Den Chief is a critical member of the Cub Scout leadership team. To be successful, he must realize the importance of his job. Den Chief Training is intended to build enthusiasm for the position, develop high morals, and teach the skills the Den Chief will need to be successful.
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) - S78 National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops.
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Please contact our District Executive if you would like recruiting materials for your Pack or Troop or if you want to lend a hand to assist on the membership committee.
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