Friends and fellow Scouters, this will be the last beat for the Drumbeat. As a result of the recent Council merge creating the Pathway to Adventure Council, the Drumbeat has been told to cease publication.
Readers are encouraged to visit the Pathway to Adventure Council website at http://pathwaytoadventure.org. Readers are asked to submit an event/announcement they would like to see in the new council e-newsletter, please fill out the form found at:
It has been my honor and privilege to serve as editor of the Northwest Suburban Council newsletter for the past eight years. I hope we accomplished our goal of keeping Council Scouters informed regarding Council events along with articles of interest pertaining to Scouting subjects. Additionally, I had the honor of working on the Council Newsletter, the Northwest Suburban Council Leader Guide for over 12 years.,
My sincere thanks go to Carl Laub and Tom Nelson. Both gentlemen have provided an immense amount support and inspiration throughout the years. Without their input and assistance, none of this would have been possible. A very special thanks has to go to Jan Heidemann. For many years this remarkable lady was the primary factor in the printing and distribution of the Council newsletters. Thank you also to all the supporters of the Drumbeat for your continued interest and support of the newsletters over the years. I will miss hearing from you and reading about your Scouting endeavors.
Goodbye, God Bless and Good Scouting to you all. May the Spirit of Scouting remain with us all till we meet again.
NWSC final Annual Dinner - Save the Date!
The last NWSC annual dinner, featuring the Silver Beaver Awardees, will be held Sunday, May 31 from 4:30 to 8 pm at Retro Bistro 1746 W Golf Rd, Mount Prospect. Mark your calendars now for a fantastic 3 course meal for only $40! Come and share the fun as Silver Beaver awards, SuperNOVA awards and other special awards are highlighted and join in the fellowship Scouters so enjoy. Space is limited to the first 100 diners.
Details and registration will be available soon on the council and NWSC service area calendars.
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: Peggy.Thompson@Scouting.org
What Makes NYLT Meals?
Flap jacks for breakfast? No, but French Toast might be on the menu. What do you eat at NYLT? The food is all easy to prepare, the menus should be somewhat familiar, and we’ll even make lunch for you on several days! Breakfast might be cereal, bagels, or French toast. Lunch is hot dogs or sloppy jo's. Dinner could be chicken, hamburgers, or mac n cheese. Cracker barrel every evening means there is plenty to eat. You will need a fire for cooking or dish washing so brush up on those skills – no stoves. You won’t have to be a lumber jack – there is wood in camp for your use. You will get everything you need to make nutritious meals, just like a weekend campout. Come on out for the food and stay for the training. You won’t regret it! To register, find the link on the council calendar on June 21, 2015 and follow the course NYLT-PTAC on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NyltNwsc
Wood Badge – C7-751-15
• Do you want to be a better leader at home, at work, or in Scouting?
• Do you want to form lifelong friendships?
• Do you want that ultimate experience?
Wood Badge is BSA’s premier advanced training in leadership and team development. It provides participants with new skills and resources, greater confidence, and a deeper dedication to deliver the values of Scouting to their units. Wood Badge strengthens every volunteer's leadership skills and their abilities to work with and lead groups. Join us at Camp Sol R. Crown: 8/14-16 and 9/12-14. Click here for more details. Register now!
Link for here: www.whatiswoodbadge.com
Link for Register: http://pathwaytoadventure.doubleknot.com/event/1610420