WELCOME TO SCOUT AIRFEST 2014
This ALL AVIATION Camporee is open to Scouts from across the nation!!! Whether you are a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturer or Explorer, you are welcome and encouraged to attend this event!
Morris Twilight Camp - 7/18/13
New Lenox Cub Scout Day Camp - 6/20/13
Blue Sky Aero donates Discovery Flight!!!
The winner of the latest raffle of a complimentary Discovery Flight is Keith Bateman from Troop 12 in Mokena!!
He entered the drawing at the Council Program Roundtable on May 9th. The Discovery Flight was donated to the AirFest 2014 event by Blue Sky Aero Flight Center at the Morris Airport. Please support this fantastic sponsor!! Visit their website at: www.BlueSkyAero.com
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Be sure to check out the "Volunteers" and "Wish List" tabs!!! In order to pull off a successful event, we will need lots of help and supplies, both now and in the future.
Another WINNER!!! Eagle Scout Blake L. was at the Rainbow Council Annual Meeting.
Blake L. is the winner of a complimentary INTRODUCTORY FLIGHT from AIRFEST 2014 and Chicago Premier Flight School. Congrats Blake!!! Enjoy the flight! Photo Credit: Dave Naprstek.
There will be more to come!!! You may be next!
This is a aviation focused Scout Camporee called Air Fest 2014. We will be hosting thousands of scouts at this inaugural event. The Air Fest will be held the weekend of August 8-10, 2014, at the LewisUniversityAirport in Romeoville, Illinois. The event will welcome scouts and scouters from, across the Midwest. The purpose of the event is to expose scouts, ages 8-21, to all that the field of aviation has to offer. We have partnered with the university to expose the scouts to higher education as well as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and how both are essential to a career in aviation.
The BSA goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations.
Of course, this event is still several months away, but a successful event cannot be executed without proper planning. The Leadership Team for Air Fest 2014 is hard at work and dedicated to ensuring that this is the first of many aviation themed camporees exposing scouts to the wonders of flight.
Wow!!! Thank you for a Great turn out!
At our 1st Air Fest 2014 Volunteer Informational Meeting.
We have a winner!!!
Geri C. from the Ishkote District of Rainbow Council BSA is the winner of a FREE INTRODUCTORY FLIGHT, compliments of Chicago Premier Flight Training at Lewis University Airport. Can you say "EXCITED"??
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