February 2nd - 8th Celebrates Boy Scouts of America 

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais announces ‘Scout Week’ in recognition of the Boy Scouts of America. The village is a long-standing supporter of scouting, and its efforts to build character, conduct, patriotism and service to become dedicated and responsible citizens. Returning as a part of ‘Scout Week’ is the Village of Bourbonnais’ annual ‘Scout Day’ on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Bourbonnais Scouts will shadow village officials and run various village departments for an afternoon. A simulated village board meeting will take place at 3:00 p.m.

Scout participants will be appointed as mock village officials including: Mayor – Julia Simon, Village Administrator – Brody Meyers, Police Chief – Tyler Menard, Fire Chief – Elena Barton, Deputy Fire Chief – Cooper Austin, Finance Director – Nicholas Antognoli, Building Commissioner – Harrison Denault, Public Works Director – Luke Cresswell and Community & Economic Development Director – Darren Boothe.

“For over 35 years, the Village of Bourbonnais has been a proud supporter of Scouts through various events including this one,” explained Mayor Paul Schore. “Scout Week and Scout Day provide boys and girls with hands-on learning experiences which are beneficial for preparing youth for the future.”

The Rainbow Council of the Boy Scouts of America and its 160 Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops and Explorer Posts in Kankakee, Will and Grundy Counties are celebrating over 100 years of service. There are approximately 4,500 youth members in the in the Rainbow Council, of which Cub Scout Pack 324 – chartered in 1954, and Boy Scout Troop 324 – chartered in 1958, are currently chartered by the citizens in the Village of Bourbonnais.

The Boy Scouts of America will be recognized at the Village of Bourbonnais Board Meeting Monday, February 3, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.