Advancement Opportunities

See the Northeast Illinois Council Advancement page for a list of upcoming opportunities, in addition to those listed here.

First Aid and Emergency Prep M.B. day at Northwestern

posted Jan 8, 2017, 3:32 PM by Jeff Wootton

Saturday, January 21st.  See the attached flyer below for details:

Scout Nano Event at Northwestern

posted Jan 4, 2016, 6:09 PM by Jeff Wootton

If you are interested in this event, let Ms. Sheehan know - she's our contact person for the event. 

Mammal Studies Merit Badge

posted Jan 4, 2016, 6:04 PM by Jeff Wootton

Mammal Studies Merit Badge Class at the Evanston Ecology Center on January 12th & 19th. If you need a ride, talk to Jill Baker.

Class #: 142147A6

Time: 4:30-6:30pm

Fee: $30 R/$38 NR

Register online:

Plant Science Merit Badge Workshop @ UW-Madison

posted Jun 3, 2015, 4:07 PM by Troop 3 Evanston

While we are still in the planning process for next fall's Nuclear Science Merit Badge workshops, I wanted to pass on this additional opportunity for your scouts here at UW-Madison. 

The Plant Sciences Graduate Student Council at UW-Madison is hosting a summer Plant Science Merit Badge Workshop. The workshop will be held on Saturday, August 22nd, and will run all day. Registration is open now, and the link to their website is included below.  If you have any questions, please direct them to Kevin Cope at

Website link:

Matthew Jasica

Boy Scout Coordinator

American Nuclear Society UW-Madison

Nuclear Science Merit Badge Workshops

posted Jan 20, 2015, 5:02 PM by Troop 3 Evanston

Subject: Spring 2015 Nuclear Science Merit Badge Workshops are OPEN!


It's time again for Nuclear Science Merit Badges!  As you probably know, the UW-Madison American Nuclear Society Student Section holds several BSA workshops each semester. If you have any questions you can always visit our website at or send me an email directly.

Alternatively, if you have received multiple emails of this or would like to be removed from our mailing list, please notify me.  We have an extensive mailing list, and do not intend to send out spam.  I apologize, and I thank you for your understanding.

The workshop dates this spring are:

Saturday, February 21st
Saturday, March 21st
Saturday, April 25th

You can sign up by completing the registration form at

Please try to minimize the number of attending adults.  The lecture hall can fill up very quickly.  More adults means fewer scouts can attend!  Remember, I am always available by email if you have any questions.

One final note: I have also brought on co-coordinator Virginia Haupt to aid me in preparing these workshops.  Do not be alarmed if she responds to an email in my place.  We will do our best to answer any questions you might have and help you any way we can.

Thank you again from everyone here at the UW-Madison student section of ANS and we hope to see you this spring!



Matthew Jasica

Boy Scout Coordinator

American Nuclear Society UW-Madison

Emergency Preparedness & First Aid Merit Badges

posted Nov 24, 2014, 6:25 PM by Troop 3 Evanston   [ updated Dec 27, 2014, 10:02 AM ]

Note to Troop 3:  go ahead and sign up, but let Mr. Mueller know that you've signed up.

Hosted by Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity

Sigma Chapter at Northwestern University

When: Saturday, January 31stth

(note the date change)

Emergency Preparedness – 10am-4pm

First Aid – 10am-1pm

Where: Northwestern University (room TBA)

Cost: $12 (lunch will be provided)

How: Sign up

We ask that each troop send a troop leader (or chaperone) to help us facilitate the merit badge.  Adults may order lunch for $5.

Please make checks payable to Northwestern with memo APO by 1/5/14 to

1725 Chicago Avenue Apt 401, Evanston, IL 60201


Please RSVP ASAP! We will be capping the total number of participants at 75.

Contact with any questions.

Evanston Ecology Center Merit Badge Classes

posted Sep 1, 2014, 8:20 AM by Troop 3 Evanston

The Evanston Ecology Center will be offering Boy Scout Merit Badge Classes again this Fall.  We will have a selection required and elective badges to choose from.  Below is the registration information, course dates and offered badges.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Boy Scout Merit Badges

We will help you on your path to Eagle.  We offer a mix of required and elective badges each season.  Books and supplies will be provided.  Participants are must to obtain their blue cards before coming to the class

Location: Evanston Ecology Center

Age: 11 yrs. – 17 yrs.

Fee: $30 R/ $38NR 

Class #        Date                      Days        Time          Badge

NEED          Sept 9 & 16            Tu           4-6pm         Environmental Science

NEED          Sept 23 & 30           Tu           4-6pm         Soil and Water Conservation

Need            Oct 7 & 14              Tu           4-6pm         Forestry

Need            Oct 21 & 28            tu            4-6pm         Geocaching

Need            Nov 4 & 11             Tu           4-6pm         Citizenship in the World

Need            Dec 2 & 9               Tu           4-6pm         Sustainability



Matt Poole, CPRP

Program Coordinator

Evanston Ecology Center


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