INTRODUCING PTAC LOCAL!
 
This publication breaks down arbitrary "community" boundaries and provides a unified listing of local events, activities and trainings; each organized by city. We hope this makes it easier for you and your family to participate in all the awesome Scouting opportunities happening near you.

As with any new program or offering, this publication will undergo some tweaks as we roll it out and receive feedback from our subscribers and content contributors. Please send all questions, feedback, and suggestions to Kelsey.Farrell@Scouting.org .
PINEWOOD DERBY
NISHNABEC PINEWOOD DERBY
Sunday, January 21 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Bettenhausen Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
8355 W. 159th Street | Tinley Park, IL

Scouts must have a car already made for the races with a weight limit of five ounces. Adult supervision is required for all attending youth. Food, games, and trophies for the winners will be provided by Bettenhausen. 
PINEWOOD DERBY CUT-OUT EVENT
Sunday, January 21 | 1p.m. - 5 p.m.

St. John Lutheran Church
7214 S. Cass Avenue | Darien, IL

Please bring your own car kit including wheels and axles, a supply of weights and a design in mind! Assistance with design will be available as well as bench-top power tools. Two scales will be available! Our goal is to get your car out the door weighing between 4.90 and 4.95 ounces - ready for final painting/decorating!
WINTER EVENTS
YUKON DERBY
Saturday, February 10 | 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

American Legion Post 261
13050 Washington St. | Cedar Lake, IN
KLONDIKE DERBY
January 19 - 21 | 9 a.m.

Wicker Memorial Park
8554 Indianapolis Blvd | Highland, IN

Station themes include animal track identification, shelter building, animal snares, first aid, fire building, team building, and more!
CUB SCOUT WINTER WINGDING
Saturday, February 3 | 12:45 - 3 p.m.

The Grove
1421 Milwaukee Avenue | Glenview, IL

We will have four activity areas that will allow the Cub Scouts an opportunity to discover the interpretive center, explore the many nature trails, create a great nature craft to take home and have some fun enjoying an engaging outdoor game.
CUB SCOUT WINTER BLAST
Saturday, February 3 | 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Thatcher Woods Forest Preserve
8030 Chicago Ave. | River Forest, IL

This event is for Cub packs to get together and have fun with a variety of winter-themed games, including sled races, freeze tag, and much more!
VOYAGEUR TRACE KLONDIKE DERBY
Saturday, January 20 |
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Bemis Woods South
Ogden Avenue | East of I-294 and West of Wolf Road

Patrols of 6-8 Scouts are encouraged to furnish their own sled with a minimum weight of 50 lbs.
CUB SCOUT POLAR PROWL
Saturday, January 27 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Bemis Woods South
Ogden Ave. | East of I-294 and West of Wolf Road

Includes winter games, nature walks, a warming fire, sledding, an obstacle course, and lots of fun!
TRAINING
MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR TRAINING CLASS
Tuesday, January 16 | 7 - 8 p.m.

St. Celestine School and Parish
3017 N. 77th Avenue | Elmwood Park, IL

Bring your professional skills or passion for a hobby or outdoor activity to bear on helping our Scouts advance. With over 150 merit badges to choose from, we can help you become a mentor, coach and instructor. Start by completing the Merit Badge Counselor Application and submit it to your unit Advancement Chairman.
CHARTERED ORGANIZATION REPRESENTATIVE TRAINING IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Chartered Organization Representatives can now complete their training online at my.scouting.org. There are four classes, which total 48 minutes, to complete the online course and they do not have to be completed in one sitting.

To access this course, log onto my.scouting.org, select Training Center, and scroll to Chartered Representative Training. Must have active My.Scouting.org account.
NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING
Camp Frank S. Betz| June 17 - 22
Camp Sol R Crown | June 24 - 29

The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what leaders must be, what they must know, and what they must do. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on how to. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership. Scholarships are available!
DINNERS
PATHFINDER DISTRICT DINNER
Friday, January 26 | 6:30 p.m.

The Seville
700 S. Barrington Road | Streamwood, IL

Please join us to honor the best and brightest Scouters in our District. It is a night of fun, fellowship, and frivolity as we express our ‘80s identities. Journey with us through the centuries as we will see representatives of all different centuries!
VOYAGEUR TRACE DISTRICT DINNER
Wednesday, January 24 | 6:00 p.m.

William Tell Restaurant & Banquets
6201 Joliet Road | Countryside, IL

Join us for an evening honoring our best and brightest with the District Award of Merit and Distinguished Service Award. All Scouters, spouses, sponsors, and friends are invited.
SCOUTMASTER'S DINNER
Monday, January 29 | 7p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Union Church
137 South Garfield Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Pachsegink Lodge of the Order of the Arrow invites all Scoutmasters and troop OA representatives to be our guests at our 13th annual Scoutmaster’s Dinner. 
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