Welcome and thank you for visiting the Firebird District!
                   Thank you to ALL of our Units for helping us achieve GOLD!
The Firebird District's area of influence encompasses over 200 Scouting units, 2,000 youth, and 700 adult volunteers made up of a unique group of business and community leaders
contributing to the success of each unit which creates the success of the Firebird District's Scouting Program.
The Firebird District includes the communities of Avondale, Buckeye, Gila Bend, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, parts of Phoenix, Surprise, Tonopah, and west to the Maricopa County Border.


Next Roundtable:

February 9, 2017


St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church - School on Thomas and Litchfield (behind the YMCA).

13720 W Thomas Rd, Avondale



Boy Scout Youth Merit Badge:

Citizenship in the Nation Part 1



Firebird Scouts!  Here's a spectacular opportunity to earn several merit badges while enjoying the Buckeye Air Fair.  On Saturday, February 4th, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, at the Buckeye Municipal Airport, Troop 515 is offering Aviation, Astronomy & Traffic Safety, while Troop 448 is offering Fingerprinting and Signs, Signals & Codes.  

For information and registration, contact Troop 515, George Cannelos, at gcannelos@gmail.com, and Troop 448, Michelle Lunka at bstroop448@gmail.com.  See you there!

Congratulations to all our adult volunteer award winners!

PHX Stake:

  Exemplary Award- Hobart Dunn

  Family Scouting Award- Goodman Family


Goodyear Stake:

  Sarival Ward: Scout Master of the Year Award Toop 992: Steve Ruppenthal

  Litchfield Park Ward: Spark Plug: 11 year old Scout Leader- Grant Hanson


PHX West Maricopa Stake:

  Cold Water Ward: 

   Wolf Leader of the Year Pack 66: Leslie Coleman

   Assistant Scoutmaster of the Year: Troop 66: Rolegio Salinas

   Unit Committee Chairman of the Year- Pack 66: Shannon Jenson 

   Grand Canyon Council Thank you Award for Outstanding Service- Pack 66: Calice Brown

  Tolleson Ward:    

    Scout Master of the Year Troop 191: Wain Swapp

    Sparkplug- Cubmaster Pack 191: Erin Mills

    Sparkplug- Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 191: Cliff Chandler

  Crystal Gardens Ward:

    Grand Canyon Council Thank you Award for Outstanding Service Troop 397David Adams


Buckeye Stake:

  Sundance Ward:

    Scout Master of the Year:  Brant VanAusdal

  Liberty Ward pack 0095:

    Cubmaster of the Year: Fred Edgar “Ed” Battles


Pack 263

  Certificate of Service: 

    Richard Giarrusso, Emily Main, Chip Main, Demetria Elms

  Spark Plug: Larry Pylat

  Popcorn Hall of Fame: Demetria Elms


Troop 448

  Unit Committee Chairman of the YearElijah Wickander

  Scout Master of the Year: Chris Lunka


District Awards:

District Presidential Scouter Award- Pres Ricky King and Pres Kevin Quast

Unit Commissioner of the Year Award- Ken Gill

District Award of Merit- Bill Hughes, Tarinda Craglow and Jason Nielson

Popcorn Kernal- Paul Sitihem

Key 3 Award- Chris Hart, Daminon Cuzick

Lifetime Scouting Achievement Award- Sandi Nielson (Avondale City Council woman)

District Scouter of the Year- Chuch Hartrill

District Thank you Award- Matthew and Deacon Jason Robinson @ St. Thomas Aquinias

District Varsity Trainer- DJ Hansen

Scouting family of the Year- Chris and Michelle Lunka Family
Hall of Fame- Jim Stevens, Hobart Dunn, Jason Nielson
District Spark Plug- Michelle Lunka
Top Gun Award- Gary Willow


Have a great Scouting experience to share with the District? 

Email your story, including pictures if you want! (be sure to include the completed photo permission slip found to the left), to firebirddistrictnews@gmail.com You might find yourself featured on our Facebook page or here!

UPCOMING: Scout-O-Rama February 18, 2017


 UPDATE: Firebird District Spring Camporee has been cancelled. Lake Pleasant District has invited our units to their Camporee, April 7-8th. Details to come!

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Forms and Resources

Youth Application
Adult Application (part 1) (part 2)

2016 Firebird Communication Request Form (fillable)

Have an event or information you want shared with the District? Complete this form!

2016 Firebird District Photo Permission Slip (fillable)

Have a great photo from a recent unit event you'd like shared via Facebook or the District Newsletter? Send the photo with this release to firebirddistrictnews@gmail.com

District Leadership Contact List

Do you know what trainings are  required for your unit leaders? 

Next Adult Leader Training: TBD

Each adult volunteer who serves enjoys— and deserves — a heartfelt "Thank You" for a job well done.

 New Leaders  Leader Resources

LDS-BSA Newletters

How to update youth rosters

Order of the Arrow - Hassayampa Chapter

Our local chapter of Order of the Arrow (OA) wants you to get involved. If your troop or team needs to have elections, please contact Tom Crosser

If you have questions about elections, please review the guidelines here. LDS scouts are needed in OA too. See letter from LDS BSA Relations Director, David Pack. If you are already an OA member, we invite you to get involved with our chapter as we focus on cheerful service, camping and leadership.

Chapter meetings: January - May: Fourth Thursday, 7-8 p.m. at Litchfield Park Scout Lodge. No meetings June - July. August - December: Fourth Thursday, 7-8 p.m.  t                                                   Litchfield Park Scout Lodge. Exception, November will be fifth (5th) Thursday.


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