NEIC website has the list of the merit badges being offered at the Great Lakes Merit Badge Training Day on November 14th. There are 3 Eagle Badges offered: First Aid, Swimming, Personal Fitness. Each class has different costs. Registration is on line only and starts at 10 am on Monday, October 5th. There needs to be at least 2 adult leaders. We can determine the number of leaders/drivers are needed after we determine how many boys are signing up for the classes. The list of leaders/drivers is not needed until November 10th. First Aid is the prerequisite for Emergency Preparedness so I recommend for those scout and all first year scouts to consider 1st Aid. There are 100 spots this year which is doubled from years past.
From scouting in Troop 72 to Aptakisic District Executive of NEIC
Congratulations to Kyle Cashman! We are pleased to announce the selection of Kyle Cashman to serve as the Aptakisic District Executive for the Northeast Illinois Council, Boy Scouts of America effective September 16, 2009.
Kyle has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and he is an Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 72 in Libertyville, Illinois.Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Kyle as he joins us to begin furthering the Scouting program in our Northeast Illinois Council. Submitted by Jennings
Please Join Us in Congratulating our New Eagle Scouts! *UPDATED* Timothy P. Clifford (Troop 48), Joshua Doo (Troop 903), Christopher Michael Geraty (Troop 60), Mark Hamilton (Troop 78), Brian Heffernan (Troop 388), David A. Johnson (Troop 156), Thomas J. Knudson (Troop 90), Patrick W. Looby II (Troop 48), Matthew Scott Molitor (Troop 60), Casey P. Murdock (Troop 9), Alexander Joseph Ruggles (Troop 46), Raymond W. Wittenberg (Troop 72), Alexander Eric Dulin (Crew 18) Submitted by Jennings
Rank Requirement Changes The centennial edition of the Boy Scout Handbook will soon be available, and with the new handbook come several rank requirement changes that will be in effect as of January 1, 2010. Click here to view these changes. Submitted by Jennings
Calling All Filmmakers! *DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 31st* The Northeast Illinois Council is looking for the best recruiting video that we can use in the fall of 2009 to promote Scouting. Make a short video (1-3 minutes long) about Scouting, and you might win! We will be awarding a first place, second place, and third place prize to the best entry in each of our three levels of Scouting (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturing) and a grand prize of a ThunderBolt Storm Detector to the unit represented by the adult Scouter who submits the best entry. Winning videos will be posted on the NEIC website and YouTube! Videos will also be used in our recruiting efforts to help recruit more youth into Scouting! All Scouts are welcome to enter with an individual entry. Rules and contest details are available at http://www.joinneicscouts.org. The contest begins June 1st and all entries must be submitted by August 31st. Please share this message with all your Scouting families and adult leaders.(For more information about the ThunderBolt Storm Detector, please click here.) Submitted by Jennings