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Training Academy
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 08:00am - 04:00pm
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2017 Training Academy is scheduled on Veterans Day. Because military service closely aligns with many of the 12 points of the Scout Law, honoring veterans’ service is only natural! Semper Educatus means “always training” literally and “training for life” in Scouting terms. What better way to honor your Scouting service and your efforts to enhance your unit’s program? Attend Training Academy for new ideas! From collaborative, leader-specific classes to enrichment courses, there’s something for everyone:  rocketry, wood carving, cooking, advancement special needs strategies, STEM-focused classes, and much, much more! 

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CLASS GRID - FOR COURSE SELECTION

Where:  Sycamore High School,  427 Spartan Trail, Sycamore. 

What: Adult training for all levels of Scouting (Cub Scout, Webelos, Boy Scout, Varsity, and Venturing). Take up to five classes during the day. Register today to ensure the classes you want are still open!

Who: All Scouting Leaders. Please attend in uniform, if you have one.  When: Saturday, November 11, 2017

Registration 7:30 am –8:30 am / Opening Ceremony 8:30 am –9:00 am  / Classes (five periods) 9:10 am –3:30 pm / Closing Ceremony 3:30 pm –4:00 pm

Cost: $30 early bird (on or before October 27th) | $35 after October 27th / Extras: The Scout Shop will be open all day. The Vendor Midway will be open during lunch and hosts vendors with ideas, activities, and products to enhance your unit’s program.

Each person who registers will be able to select 5 class periods of training. Please use the 5 dropdowns to make your selections. You will want to make your choices before registering, by opening the Course Selection GRID attached and viewing your choices for each period. Please make your selections NOW. Walk-in registrations and course selections are based on availability, so choose them now to get what you really want

ALSO register Scouts for Den Chief Training or Senior Patrol Leader Training. Order of the Arrow Lodge Leadership Development, Brotherhood Conversions and Staff Registration.


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What better way to celebrate Veteran’s Day than to participate in programming designed to raise future leaders –and make our world a better place?

Saturday, November 11, 2017:  8:30am – 4:00pm
Sycamore High School, 427 Spartan Way, Sycamore IL 60178

Den Chief Training is for Boy Scouts who want to help Cub Scout Den Leaders with their dens. This is a recognized Leadership position for Scouts. It is a great way for boys to obtain service hours, and is a lot of FUN! This course will provide Scouts with skills they need to be effective in their position helping younger Scouts. They will learn songs, games, and crafts that they can share with their dens and will receive resource materials & information.

Registration fee includes: lunch, snacks, Den Chief Handbook, program supplies, TFC Training Academy patch, "trained" strip plus the Training Academy carry bag.

Den Chiefs should bring pencil, paper, an enthusiastic attitude, and wear your FULL SCOUT uniform. Attendance for the entire session is required to be considered trained and to earn the "TRAINED" patch.

***Scouts should complete the Den Chief online Fast Start Training Course, print the certificate and bring to class. http://olc.scouting.org/courses/dc/base.html

Check in begins at 7:30 AM, followed by a short opening in the auditorium at 8:30 AM.
Den Chief Training begins promptly at 9 AM until 3:30 PM.
A short closing & slide show of the day’s events will be held at 3:30 PM with dismissal at 4 PM.

The Midway will be open from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM with vendors and a Scout Store.

Registration is On-Line Only

FEE: Early registration is $25 through October 27th. October 28th the fee increases to $30. If paying offline, please screen print/print your online registration confirmation & mail with your check or payment can be made in person at either Norris or Deicke Scout Stores.

If paying by mail: Please make checks payable to Three Fires Council and mail to:
Three Fires Council, BSA, 415 N. 2nd St., St. Charles, IL. 60174.
Please add Event Code: TA den chief - 1 6801-612-20 to your check memo area.

Den Chief Questions: contact John Picchietti, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 1-847-612-0495


SPLSPL - Senior Patrol Leader Training @  Training Academy 2017 -  REGISTERNOW

What better way to celebrate Veteran’s Day than to participate in programming designed to raise future leaders –and make our world a better place?

Who: Senior Patrol Leaders (SPL) and Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders (ASPL) ONLY

Where: Sycamore High School, 427 Spartan Way, Sycamore IL
When: Saturday, November 11, 2017 – 8:30 am – 4 pm
What to Bring:  Pen and paper….Scout Spirit….wear your Scout uniform
Fees: Early registration is $25 through Oct. 27th.  Oct. 28th the fee increases to $30

Registration fee includes: lunch, snacks, program supplies, SR Patrol Leader handbook, TFC Training Academy patch plus the Training Academy carry bag.

This training is Supplemental Training, designed to introduce Senior Patrol Leaders and Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders to the ‘nuts and bolts’ of troop operations in their units. The syllabus draws from existing training materials for SPL’s, as well as other sources. It is not designed to replace any existing training; this training is designed to support the Scoutmaster’s role in the training process.


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REGISTERNOW Order of the Arrow Lodge Leadership Development (LLD) Training -At Training Academy on November 11, 2017

OA Lodge Leadership Development (LLD) Training (8am to 4pm) - This five session course is for OA training for both youth & adult Lodge leaders. LLD (Lodge Leadership Development) is a required class for all Lodge and Chapter officers and their advisers but it is open & encouraged for all OA members to take. The session will consist of topics that we need to discuss to help our lodge run better, such as communication, elections, events, etc. Registration includes patch & lunch & training materials. Please wear your OA uniform & sash.

Who: All OA Youth & Adults who desire or are involved in a leadership role in the Order of the Arrow
Where: Sycamore High School, 427 Spartan Trail, Sycamore, Illinois 60178
When: Saturday, November 11, 2017 – 8:30 am – 4 pm
What to Bring:  Pen and paper….Scout Spirit….wear your Scout Uniform
Registration includes: lunch, snacks, program supplies, TFC Training Academy patch plus the Training Academy carry bag.
Fee: No cost for this training. FREE

SashBrotherhoodBrotherhood Conversion at Training Academy

This is a great chance to seal your membership with the Order of the Arrow. (Ceremony assembly is at 1:30pm) - Youth & Adult members who did their Ordeal in 2016 so that we have enough sashes and materials on hand. Youth & Adult members who wish to attend this ceremony & are not attending Training Academy should check in at the registration area to pick up a wrist band & room location for the ceremony. (No fee or registration needed for non-Training Academy Guests. We just have to have you pick up a wristband if you are in the School.) Ceremony assembly is at 1:30pm and will start shortly thereafter.

Where: Sycamore High School, 427 Spartan Trail, Sycamore, Illinois 60178.  
When: Saturday, November 11, 2017 – 1pm – 4 pm
What to Bring:  Pen and paper….Scout Spirit….wear your Scout Uniform with Sash
Fee: Brotherhood Conversion Fee: $20 (paid onsite)

Thank you to all of our Arrowmen who came out to the 2016 Training Academy and attended the Lodge Leadership Development Training or the Brotherhood conversion ceremony. Photos of Arrowmen at Training Academy can be found in our Photo Gallery in the OA at Training Academy Album. Enjoy!


REGISTERNOW2017 Training Academy STAFF REGISTRATION - For those who are teaching class(s) or assisting at the Training Academy.  Training Academy is scheduled on Veteran's Day.  Because military service closely aligns with many of the 12 points of the Scout Law, honoring veterans' service is only natural!  Semper Educatus means "always training" literally and "training for life" in Scouting terms.  What better way to honor you Scouting service and your efforts to enhance your unit's program?  Attend Training Academy for new ideas!

Discounted Fee for STAFF is $15 to cover the cost of your lunch, patch & other goodies.  Thank you so much for volunteering your time! We could not do this without everyone's help. If you wish to take a few classes when you are not teaching or assisting, you may. This year you will again register for them using the Online Training Academy Course registration, which is the same one that the participants use, so that your choices get captured into the correct class roster.

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 / Location:  Sycamore High School,  427 Spartan Trail, Sycamore. Staff Registration begins at 7am with opening ceremonies at 8:30am and classes beginning at 9:10am.   The final class is over at 3:30pm with closing ceremonies immediately after.  The day will conclude at 4pm. Please attend in your BSA uniform.

As a perk for being on Training Academy Staff, you are welcome to attend or sit in on any classes that have space availability (room) when you are not teaching or doing other staff tasks. We ask that if you want to be guaranteed a spot, that you register for these classes as a participant. Please register & pay as Staff first. Once you are registered & paid as staff, you may then go on to the following link & sign up for your desired classes as a participant. You do not need to pay the participant fee, but please put ‘I registered as staff’ in the special needs field!

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