CFL Summer Camp 2016 Day #5

We had an intruder in the camp last night, we are on the look out for the culprit! Still not sure why one would break a hole in the side of a garbage can?

 The heat finally broke here at camp and everyone is in a much better mood! A few of the boys woke up extra early to be down at the waterfront by 6 am to participate in a mile swim event, with one swimmer a rower and a spotter. At the end of a successfully swim, the boys involved earned themselves a pancake breakfast cooked by the staff! Back at camp our crack team of young chefs cooked up some delicious bacon and pancakes! Followed by round 5 of remedial kitchen clean up class!  After breakfast all of our boys continued on with their merit badge sessions. 

In addition to the hearty breakfast the mood of the camp was improved with cheese burgers in paradise for lunch (direct quote from some of the boys), and steaks for dinner! 

Our Troop had the honor of performing the evening flag ceremony! They did a great job and we will be sharing a video soon! Followed up by cobbler and a campfire in our own camp, many of the boys also enjoyed a group movie in the main pavilion.

At the end of the evening two of our boys headed out to wilderness survival to brave the elements in shelters that they are going to build! Hope they build a good shelter because it is supposed to rain tonight!!

Update: Intruders name is Rocky and he is the size of some of our smaller scouts, seems pretty friendly! He definitely likes cobbler left unattended even for a few minutes!!

CFL Summer Camp 2016 Day #4

Another great day at camp! How can the day not be great when you start out with Scout McMuffins?

The boys participated in camp wide games as individual patrols, taking a half day break from merit badge activities! Our evening was completed with an Order of the Arrow ceremony with great pageantry!

We ended up getting missed by some big storms but did get to enjoy the thunder and some cool clouds!


CFL Summer Camp 2016 Day #3

Our third day at camp was exciting! Our boys continued their progress on merit badges and many of the boys enjoyed the shooting sports! Each of the boys earned our remedial kitchen and camp cleaning class and I would recommend asking them to demonstrate those skills at home!

With all of that said we could not be more proud of our young men. Our young men showed an awesome amount of poise in an emergency situation. They were able to quickly react and delegate responsibility and use their first aide training. They earned big recognition camp and council wide with their actions.

CFL Summer Camp 2016 Day #2

Day #2 at summer camp was very warm! Lots of water bottles were filled and emptied today! The younger scouts did another amazing job cooking today. Walking tacos for lunch and stir fry for dinner, were both hits!! Lots of merit badge activities were started today! Most of the boys spent the evening in the lake and playing lots of gaga ball! Some even showered!! All and all another great day at camp!!

CFL Summer Camp 2016 Day#1

A busy day today getting to camp and getting camp setup today! The boys did a great job in setting up camp and all enjoyed the evening activities! The boys are all looking forward to starting on the merit badge activities in the morning!

Spring Camporee Scout Quest


Here Ye! Here Ye! Let it be known that on the Eve of May 13 your presence is requested for a most glorious event to last two moons and the rise of the sun twice.

Announcing the Great Bear District Camporee

To be held on the month of May, dates 13-15, year of 2016

At the fairgrounds of Camp Tomo Chi Chi Knolls
40W095 Freeman Rd, Gilberts, IL 60136

Join us one and all for the great Knights training ground here to be known as ScoutQuest

Open to all Kings! Nobles! Peasants! Merchants!

Cost: $14/person. Price covers your camping fee, Saturday night Cracker Barrel, Camporee station materials and a super cool 2016 Inaugural Great Bear District Camporee Patch.

Registration deadline: May 8, 2016.

Please bring copies of parts A&B of your current health form for the medical staff. Health forms will be

returned upon checkout on Sunday morning

For more information:

Sir Bob Bucciarelli at 630-750-7957 /

Lady Julie Tidwell at 630-417-0135 /

Weekend Schedule


  1. Troops are responsible for their own food for the weekend similar to a normal campout.
  2. We need your help! We need Leaders/adults to handle select stations – please volunteer
  3. Please be sure to follow Leave No Trace this weekend and leave your campsite cleaner than
  4. when you arrived.

Adult Volunteers needed camporee

Permission Slip for Camporee 2016 (1)