Welcome to Arrowhead District
Arrowhead District serves the communities of:
- Blue Island
- Chicago Ridge
- Evergreen Park
- Hickory Hills
- Hometown, Merrionette Park
- Morgan Park
- Mount Greenwood
- Oak Lawn
- Palos Heights
- Palos Hills
- Palos Park
The District works closely with over 50 Scouting units (Packs, Troops, and Crews) to ensure the delivery of quality Scouting programs to 1,500 youth in the Southwest Suburbs and Southwest side of Chicago. The District offers a variety of opportunities from our annual Pinewood Derby at the Chicago Ridge Mall to our annual Cub Mobile Race in Oak Lawn!
Calendar of Events
Be sure to bookmark this page for the latest updates to the Arrowhead District's upcoming Scouting adventures and important meetings. You can also add this calendar to your own Google calendar by clicking the "+" sign at the lower right-hand side of the calendar.
Campin' Out with the Windy City Thunderbolts
Friday: August 4, 2017 at 7:05 p.m.
14011 S. Kenton, Crestwood, Illinois 60445
Let’s PACK THE PARK for the Boy Scouts of America -- Arrowhead District of Pathway to Adventure Council at Standard Bank Stadium on Friday, August 4th at 7:05 pm.
Come play like a pro in our outfield all night, and then camp-out right on the big league turf! This event is open to all families, friends, and anyone else who wants to come!
PURCHASE TICKETS BY JUNE 16, 2017, ON THE PTAC WEBSITE.
Tickets will be available for pickup at the June Arrowhead Round Table.
Not part of Arrowhead? Tickets will be mailed to Units outside Arrowhead.
Download the flier here: Arrowhead District Camp Out Night
Arrowhead District Fishing Derby
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Tampier Lake – West End
131st and Will Cook Road
(Take Southwest Highway to 131st Street. Go west on 131st to Will Cook Road. Turn left on Will Cook Road. Proceed to parking entrance on the left.)
Fishing begins at 11:30am and ends at 2:30pm. All “caught” fish must be brought to the shelter to be measured no later than 2:45pm. Please note, no fish will be measured after 3:00pm. Prize trophies will be awarded at approximately 3:45pm. The unit fishing derby chairman may pick up participation trophies, after all prize trophies have been awarded.
Fishing Derby is open to registered Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and their siblings. Please make sure your Scouts and families know their pack number.
$7.00 per Scout or sibling (includes fishing derby patch and one trophy – either a prize trophy or a participation trophy). Extra patches may be ordered for an additional $2.00 each.
All registration forms and fees must be received by Dan Teoro
NO LATER THAN JUNE 27, 2017.
Each unit is to appoint a unit chairman to handle all registration and collection of fees for the fishing derby. The chairman is to complete the attached registration forms, collect fees, inform participating families of times and rules, and turn-in the registration forms and fees. One check made payable to “Arrowhead District Scouts” or cash is acceptable.
Registration will be accepted at the May and June Arrowhead District Roundtables.
Registration may also be mailed to: Dan Teoro
10404 S. Keating Ave.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
QUESTIONS: Please contact the Fishing Derby Committee:
Chairman: Dan Teoro Ph. 708-422-7988
Secretary: Rita Egan Ph. 708-423-0324
- All registration must be received by June 27, 2017. No exceptions!
- Fishing is to begin at 11:30am.
- NO SCOUTS OR SIBLINGS ARE ALLOWED TO FISH IN BOATS.
- This is a “catch and release” fishing derby. Place “caught” fish in a bucket containing water and bring to shelter to be measured as soon as possible. Fishing Derby Staff will release the measured fish back into the lake.
- All “caught” fish must be brought to the shelter for measurement no later than 2:45pm.
- Bait may be purchased at the Bait House Shop, located at the first entrance west of Wolf Road on 131st St. (east end of Tampier Lake). Or, you may bring your own bait.
- When a scout or sibling brings a fish to the measuring tables at the shelter for the first time, a staff member will confirm that the youth’s name is listed on the registration sheet. If the youth’s name is not listed, the youth will not be eligible for any trophies!! There will be no swapping of names between units.
- This is a family outing. Please encourage the entire family to join us.
- Things to bring:
-bucket for fish caught
-pliers or gloves for handling catfish or bullheads
-food, water, pop
-first aid kit
- If your unit plans to picnic together as a group, please bring signs directing your group to your location.
Click the following link to download the flyer: Arrowhead FishingDerby2017A
Arrowhead District Program Kickoff
Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Gale Moore Park, 109th and Nordica Ave, Worth, IL
Dress: Class A Uniform Preferred
Attendance: All volunteers and those intersted in our upcoming district and council activities (Fall Membership, Popcorn Sale, Training Dates)
Details: Come and have fun! Meet the people who make your favorite events a success, and learn about what we have in store for the 2017-2018 program year! Council and District volunteers will be on hand to answer questions.
Click on the following link to download the flyer: Arrowheadflyer
4th of July Parades
Throughout Arrowhead District, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts proudly represented the BSA at various Independence Day Parades in the area. These events allow optimimal visibility of our organization to the local community, which raises awareness and helps to strengthen our organization. Here are just a few pics of some of our Scouts at the Evergreen Park parade on July 3, 2017. Do you have any photos? Share them with us on our Facebook Page.
Open to all Parents and Scouters
Don't be a stranger and come to our District Roundtable Meetings. Please see the Events tab for a full calendar of upcoming meeting dates, times, and places.
Arrowhead District Roundtable Meetings
Every Fourth Tues of each month (7:00p)
The American Legion, 11001 S. Depot Street, Worth, IL 60482
Trading Post NEWS! (Present at every roundtable)
Kevin Barry, Trading Post Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be catalogs from The Patch Place available at Roundtable.
Here are some e-mail addresses:
- www.classb.com. They advertise in Scouter magazine.
- email@example.com. They make the patches for the Boy Scout events and the Arrowhead District patch.
- www.thepatchplace.com. I have used them before and had a good result.
There are 14 copies of the 2017 Requirements Books along with 5 copies ( 1 spiral and 4 bound ) of the BSA Handbppk available at the Trading Post.
The Chicago Scout Shop has uniform shirts, in all sizes, both youth and adult, ready for immediate sale with the Council Shoulder Patch (CSP), World Brotherhood and Centennial Circlet already sewn on. These shirts are $9.00 more than shirts without patches. The upcharge covers the cost of the patches so buy them while they are still in stock. The Scout Shop is offering sewing on Scout Shirts at the following rates: Small Patches are $3.00 Numerals are $1.00. Units can also purchase "one piece unit numbers" versus separate unit numbers for the same price. Unit Veteran and Sponsor bars can also be embroidered. Please contact the Chicago Scout Shop for all details, prepay your orders by credit card with Liliana, and Kevin will have all of your ordered items ready for pick up at Roundtable for you.
What do you do when a pole breaks on the newer light weight nylon tents? here is a new product at the Scout Shop. It is a tent pole "Sleeve" that will allow you to repair the broken pole. They also have figure 8 plastic loop and hooks that allow you to adjust lines without cutting them.
Arrowhead District Operations Meetings
Every First Tues of each month (7:00p)
The American Legion, 11001 S. Depot Street, Worth, IL 60482
Arrowhead District Commissioner's Meetings
Every Second Tues of each month (7:00p)
First Methodist Church, 10000 S. Central Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Order of the Arrow Mantowagon Chapter Meetings
Every Third Tues of each month (7:30p)
First Methodist Church, 10000 S. Central Ave, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Chapter Chief Alex Fields (708) 497-5985
Advisor Carmen Tripani (773) 233-0604 firstname.lastname@example.org
The monthly meetings include an opening session and breakout sessions. During the opening session, announcements and information relative to all attendees is given out. After the opening session, Boy Scout and Cub Scout leaders split up for sessions relative to their specific disciplines. It is important that all units have at least one representative attend read below on why.
Why you should attend
Roundtable is the best way to find out what's happening in the council and district, and is a great way to improve the program we provide to the youths in our units! The National website (www.scouting.org) states… ‘Scouting roundtables are a form of supplemental training for volunteers held monthly on a district basis The objective of roundtables is to give these leaders program ideas; information on policy, events, and training opportunities; and an opportunity to share experiences and enjoy fun and fellowship with other Scouting leaders. The roundtable commissioner and staff demonstrate elements of a model meeting that leaders may use as a pattern for their own unit meetings. As a result of the roundtable experience, unit leaders will be inspired, motivated, and able to provide a stronger program for their Scouts.’Wikipedia.com states… ‘the term Roundtable first appears in Wace’s Roman de Brut, a Norman language adaptation of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae finished in 1155. Wace says King Arthur created the Round Table to prevent quarrels among his barons, none of whom would accept a lower place than the others. As its name suggests, the round table has no head, implying that everyone who sits there has equal status.’ I think King Arthur was a pretty smart guy! Some of us have been leaders for what seems like years. And we think we know it all. But it is never too late to learn something new! Ask yourself this… would you go to a doctor that still prescribed leeches for their patients? At one time, leeches were the preferred medical practice for numerous ailments. But over time, doctors learned that other techniques were better and safer! For the same reason, PLEASE consider attending Roundtable.
The Boy Scout breakout sessions provide an opportunity for leaders to network with each other and to learn best practices for running Packs and Dens.
The Cub Scout breakout sessions provide an opportunity for leaders to network with each other and to learn best practices for running Packs and Dens.
Upcoming Training Events
Please print out & bring certification of completion to training session. This is an ALL DAY SESSION, and it includes all handouts, and lunch. This is an ADULT training session, with food provided for the Trainees and trainers only.
If you have any food allergies, or food restrictions, please contact Helen and accommodations will be made if advance notification is done.
If you have any questions, please contact via email, text or call Helen Gesell at 708-955-6418 or email@example.com.
FOS CAMPAIGN CHAIR
It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of our 2017 Family FOS (Friends of Scouting) campaign Chairman. Mike Maddox will be the Arrowhead District Chairman of our FOS campaign. Mike has shown the ability and commitment needed to follow through and get the job done.
One of the first tasks that Mike has, is to contact the leaders of all scouting units in Arrowhead to schedule a FOS program. Most units plan a FOS presentation during their Blue & Gold’s or Green &Gold’s normally during the month of February. Mike will coordinate his FOS team members to insure all of the units in Arrowhead have the supplies, materials and council provided incentive items for a successful unit FOS event. Our goal is to have every unit participate by scheduling a FOS program.
On behalf of the Arrowhead Key 3, John Lennon – District Commissioner, Pat Romcoe – District Executive and myself please join us in welcoming Mike to his new important role in our district.
Scouts sell Trail’s End Popcorn.
Popcorn sales have been a Scouting tradition, and they continue to be the main source of our fundraising dollars for our Packs and Troops through the District. Selling popcorn can be a fun and rewarding experience that teaches lifelong lessons.
At the beginning of each Scouting year, families are provided literature on the Popcorn Program during the popcorn kickoff celebration. Selling popcorn not only helps our organization but it provides the Scouts with great skills in the way of salesmanship, networking, business, personal management, community involvement and family participation. These skills lead to a sense of strong self-worth, leadership and a basic understanding of how money works.
We have a wide variety of popcorn from which to choose. From our popular Light Butter and Unbelievable Butter Microwave Popcorn to our limited edition tins, there are many options.
We know, however, that some people just can’t eat popcorn. For those folks who wish to support Scouts but don’t want the popcorn, you can buy popcorn that will be sent to our American Armed Forces to brighten their day!
More information about popcorn sales and other fundraising events will be posted to this page soon.