2021 Potawatomi Trail Hike - Hosted by Takhone Lodge #7

Saturday, March 27 at 9:00 am

City West Shelter
Indiana Dunes State Park
Chesterton, IN 46304

The long-standing tradition in the region's Scouting history will take place once again. Hosted and planned by the South Area of Takhone Lodge 7, this event will complete hiking requirements for Cub Scout and Scouts BSA ranks, and provide chances to camp.

Push yourself to complete the Three Dune Challenge, hike the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, enjoy the nature center- the possibilities are endless at the Potawatomi Trail Hike.

The Potawatomi Trail Hike is a great opportunity for Scouts and Scouters as well as their families to experience some of the wonderful resources in our own backyard.
PTAC Virtual Merit Badge Academy- PTAC Scouts Only

Ongoing through Saturday, May 22

Virtual Events

The Pathway to Adventure Council is pleased to announce its spring virtual merit badge academy! Between Feb 20 and May 22, PTAC Scouts* can sign up for classes led by expert merit badge counselors! To see what classes are available and to register, click the button below.

*Please note classes are open to PTAC Scouts only.
Calumet District Pinewood Derby

Saturday, March 20 at 12:00 pm

Virtual Event

All races will be held virtually and live-streamed on Saturday, but car check-in will be held on Friday, March 19, 5:00-6:30 pm at Homewood Chevy (18033 S. Halsted St.)

Races begin at 12:00 pm and will run continuously until complete (~ 2:00 pm). Races will be run by rank starting with Lions.
District 7 Camporeee - The Mandaloree

Friday, April 9 at 7:00 pm -
Sunday, April 11 at 11:00 am

Camp Lakota
2050 Deep Cut Rd.
Woodstock, IL 60098
This is a weekend of camping, fun, and fellowship for Scout troops and crews. Per unit a minimum of two adults with current Youth Protection Training required.
Life to Eagle Seminar

Wednesday, March 24 at 7:00 pm

Virtual Meeting

Join us for a Life to Eagle Seminar, delivered by the Pathway to Adventure Council Advancement Committee. Designed for Life Scouts, unit leaders, and parents, this free virtual seminar will help guide you through the last steps on the trail to becoming an Eagle Scout!
NRA Rifle & Shotgun Instructor Certification via BSA National Camping School

Friday, April 9 at 9:00 am -
Sunday, April 11 at 5:00 pm

Camp Frank S. Betz
3858 E. Snow Road
Berrien Springs, MI 49103

Shooting Sports is an important part of our BSA camping operations. In order to have a safe and fun shooting sports program, the BSA has set forth safety standards and training for all volunteers and staff who will be in charge of Shooting Sports Activities. Please note: You MUST have NRA Basic Rifle Certifications and NRA Basic Shotgun Certifications prior to registration for this event!
IOLS Training

Saturday, April 24 at 7:30 am -
Sunday, April 25 at 12:00 pm

Camp Big Timber
37W955 Big Timber Rd.
Elgin, IL 60124

IOLS (Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills) training introduces the adult Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, or Crew Advisor to the outdoor skills learned by Scouts through First Class rank. This includes interactive sessions on cooking, fire building, orienteering, knot tying, and much, much more! All Scouters are invited, including committee members, Webelos leaders, and any other interested adult leader.
BALOO Cub Scout Leader Training

Saturday, April 24 at 7:30 am -
Sunday, April 25 at 12:00 pm

Camp Big Timber
37W955 Big Timber Rd.
Elgin, IL 60124

BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation Training) is the Cub Scout leader training required for any Cub Scout den or pack outdoor event, including pack camping overnighters and Webelos den overnighters. This course also replaces the previous OWLS Course.

BALOO training is comprised of two components—an online component and this practical, hands-on component. Both components must be completed to qualify as a “TRAINED” Cub Scout outdoor leader.
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