National Youth Leadership Training

Register now for National Youth Leadership Training

This is the time of year when registrations start pouring in. Be nimble like Jack and get yours now before it is too late. There are only 48 spots to be had and they are going fast. Pathway to Adventure Council has only three NYLT courses running this summer so opportunities are limited. Join us at Camp Sol R Crown, June 21-26 for this fantastic leadership experience. Fill your tool box with skills that will help you at home, school, work, and even at Scouts! Staff has learned these skills, used them, and is eager to share knowledge and experience with you. The course is co-ed – open to any First Class Boy Scout, aged 13 or over or any Venturing Scout who is ready to spend a week away from home practicing new skills in the out of doors. Scouting is a “game with a purpose”. Come have some fun! . To register, find the link on the council calendar on June 21, 2015 and follow the course NYLT-PTAC on Facebook

You are invited to attend Lord Baden-Powell University of Scouting

March 13-15, 2015, Salvation Army Wonderland Camp in Camp Lake ,Wisconsin. Over 90 course hours designed for Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venture Crew Leaders, District and Council Leaders and general scouting information courses for all. Learn unique leadership skills with a region-wide variety of Scouting backgrounds and experiences. Our 26th year theme is “EMBRACE THE FUTURE’

Conference Fee $50.Full weekend $55.-$155, depending on housing, includes two nights lodging and four meals. Extra meals $10 per meal Saturday night entertainment and cracker barrel. Participants receive a diploma and LBPU patch, LBPU Sport Shirts, Caps and Coffee Mugs available for purchase.

View 2015 catalog offering over 90 course hours at year, you may also PAY ON LINE using a credit/debit card. Registration is being handled by Three Fires Council and there is a direct link to their website from the LBPU website. You may also elect to pay offline. If electing to pay offline, after your online registration, please remit payment with copy of registration confirmation to: Lord Baden Powell University of Scouting, c/o Northeast Illinois Council. Attn: Dave Maudie Bring another Scouter friend with you. Questions E-mail

Napawon Reunion Weekend

Save the date
Remember: your mile swim? … the rifle range?....the trading post?.… your favorite campsite?.... the mess hall?....the “wonderful” fire bowl skits?

Many great memories!

Relive some of these terrific summer camp experiences at the

Napawon Reunion Weekend
July 24 – 26, 2015

Alumni Chairman Jonathan Howe and his committee are planning some fun festivities for this Friday-night-through-Sunday-morning, first-ever event at your favorite boyhood camp. More details will be coming. If you did not receive your “Save the Date” post card invitation, please contact:


Clear your calendar for March 21 because this year, we have an LLD that will knock all others out of the park! This years baseball themed lock-in will be filled with boundless amounts of games, trainings, and brotherhood! We'll be hitting it off with special guest trainers, such as you're very own Lodge Chief, Alex Witek and Section C-7 Vice Chief, Tyler Harris! During our time together, we will offer a variety of trainings, ranging from getting started in the OA, to lodge leadership, and much much more! All you rookies out there who are just getting started in the OA, this is an excellent event to meet others on your team.

St. Peter's church
111 W. Olive st.
Arlington heights

March 21-22

$10 (payed at scout office beforehand)

What to bring?
*Sleeping bag
*activities for lock-in - board games, video games, ect. (Optional)

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The following is a two-month listing of NWSC Events and Training Courses . Additional details and Council Committee dates may be found on the Council Website and Calendar by clicking here.

March Events:
7 - Life to Eagle Seminar
14 - Start Your Engines - Lakota

March Training:
28 Feb-1 March - Wilderness and Remote 1st Aid
7 - Scout Master Specifics
14 - CPR/1st Aid
14 - New Cub Adventures Program
21-22 - Wilderness and Remote 1st Aid

April Events:
24-26 - Order of the Arrow Conclave

April Training:
9 - Intro, to Outdoor Leader (IOLS) Patrol Mtg. 17-19 - IOLS Outing

Please Note: For Microsoft STEM training opportunities, see the STEM page on NWSC website.

Burnt Offerings

On a monthly basis, we'll try to present recipes that are "doable" on Scout campouts. With supervision from adult leaders, the Scouts will gain confidence, have some fun cooking and may even end up with some great tasting meals!

Adult leaders: Please exercise proper supervision during Scout food/fire preparation, i.e., safe food storage, hygiene; secure cooking area, heavy-duty gloves, water buckets, waste disposal, etc.

Mention "Jalapeno" and you'll get all sorts of reactions, everything from looks of fear to smiles of appreciation. Yes, this green pepper is hot to the tongue, but it can be cooked and eaten in many ways that won't "take your head off." As an introduction cooking jalapenos on a campout, let's start with a tasty appetizer prepared easily in a Dutch Oven:

Jalapeno Poppers
Serves 8 (Makes 16) Prep.- 50 min. Cook – 40 - 45 min Total – 1:35 – 1:40 hrs.

. 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
. 8 large jalapeno chili peppers
. ½ pound sliced bacon, cut in half
. Wood toothpick halves
. Aluminum foil
. Trivet
. 12” Dutch Oven

Burnt Offering

1. Wash and cut jalapenos in half lengthwise. *
2. Remove all seeds and membranes. (This is where the heat hides!)
3. Stuff each jalapeno half with cream cheese.
4. Wrap with half slices of bacon. Secure bacon ends with ½ toothpicks.
5. Arrange wrapped jalapenos on a trivet.
6. Line bottom of 12 Dutch Oven with aluminum foil to catch bacon grease.
7. Place trivet with poppers in Dutch Oven and cover.
8. Fill chimney lighter about half-way with briquettes and light.
9. When coals are ready, place oven on top of 10 coals. Use about 20 on top.
10. Bake for about 40-45 minutes until the bacon is crisp.
11. With gloves or Dutch Oven pliers, remove trivet and set aside, letting poppers cool slightly.
12. Serve poppers while warm, remembering to remove the toothpicks!!

Burnt Offering

* Remember: Do not rub your eyes after handling/cutting jalapenos. Wash your hands several times to remove the pepper’s oil.

Some serving options:
• Armadillo eggs are jalapeños or similar chilis stuffed with cheese, coated in seasoned sausage meat and wrapped in bacon. The "eggs" are then grilled until the bacon starts to crisp.
• Chiles toreados are fresh jalapeños that are sauteed in oil until the skin is blistered all over. They are sometimes served with melted cheese on top.
• Texas toothpicks are jalapeños and onions shaved into straws, lightly breaded, and deep fried.[3]
• Chopped jalapeños are a common ingredient in many salsas and chilis.

Ole’ !