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Creation of new council

A Letter From Liberty Mutual

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NWSC and NEIC Working Together

Northwest Suburban Council and North East Illinois Council have entered into a camp agreement. Camp Lakota will now be the home of Cub Scout and Family Camp. Camp Crown will now become the primary overnight training facility. Click here for full details.

Are you an adult leader interested in shooting sports?

This includes archery, pistol, rifle, and shotgun shooting. The Council Shooting Sports committee is looking for new members! Training is provided, but we need team players and enthusiasm to round out our new committee roster. Please contact committee chairman Todd Ellis at and he will send you a quick questionnaire to fill out and return

Membership Dues Increase

The Boy Scouts of America will increase its annual membership fee for youth and adults to $24 from $15, beginning Jan. 1, 2014.

For those who join after the beginning of the year, the fee will be prorated at $2 per month. This does include units with a Dec. 31, 2013, expiration date. Read more

Internet Advancement Notice to All Units in Northwest Suburban Council

As of January 1, 2014, the Northwest Suburban Council will accept only Internet Advancement paperwork for recording Scouts' advancements. Click here to find helpful links.

For questions you may have, contact either Dee Ryan at 847-824-6886, Paul Whittenhall at 847-824-6880, or your District Advancement Chairman.

Coming Events

Wood Badge 2014

The Wood Badge 2014 registration is now open. Wood Badge will be held at Camp Crown. The second weekend will be held on September 13-15, 2014. Register.

2nd Annual Cool Cruisers and Hot Dogs Auto Show

The 2nd Annual Cool Cruisers and Hot Dogs Auto Show is coming September 28th (rain date October 5th) at Rand Red Hots in Des Plaines. Join us for over 100 gorgeous classic cars, along with a free Child I.D. program, advancement opportunities, kids' activities, and a patch for Scouts in uniform. Cost is free for activities; it is $20 if you have a classic (1989 or older) vehicle to show. Contact Lisa Earley (NWSC STEM Specialist) for more information. Click here for the flyer.

23rd World Scout Jamboree – Kirara-hama, Japan 2015

The next World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) will be held in Japan, Jul 28th – August 8, next year! The adult staff for units across the Central Region have been selected, and registration is now open for those who want a once-in-a-lifetime experience with their fellow scouts from over 160 countries around the world.
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