New this year! CFL Online Trading Post! 

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                     Get a little something extra for Scouts and Leaders going to camp! 

 Someone having a birthday during camp? 

 Have you ever wanted to treat your Troop to ice cream sundaes at camp?

Want to send a care package to camp but don’t know what to get?

There’s no better way to celebrate with a special care package sent from home to camp!  The CFL care packages are perfect for scouts and easy for Parents/Leaders!  Check out the new trading post items to learn how to order and  Check out all the limited edition, special items available through the online trading post in the link below. 




There are six opportunities to complete pre-camp swim checks in Bartlet, and Oswego. Pre-camp swim checks can be completed locally before camp starts! Many units use this opportunity to minimize the check-in time when arriving at camp, and you can too! Click the Read More button for a list of pre-camp swim checks.

Location: Bartlett Park District - Splash Central Indoor Pool

Complete your CFL swim check and enjoy an evening of fun swimming at the Bartlett Splash Central Indoor Pool

Bring the whole family and enjoy the use of the lap pool with diving board, the activity pool with body slide, youth slide, and spray features, and hot tub (for those 18 and over) while the CFL Campers in your family complete their pre-camp swim checks.  Make it a fun evening for the whole family.  Snacks and drinks provided.  

Day  Date Start End
Saturday    04/14/2018    6:00 PM    10:00 PM
Saturady 05/19/2018 6:00 PM  10:00 PM

Location: Oswego Park District - Civic Center

  • Registration MUST be made through the Oswegoland Park District (OPD) at
  • Price: $7.00 (OswegoParkDistrict Resident) $10.00 (Non-resident)
  • Spaces: 50 openings
  • Registration Dates: Internet registration opens: May 1, 2018 8:30am
 Course #   Day   Date  Start   End 
 11410 Saturday   05/26/18  10:00 AM   1:00 PM 
 11411 Tuesday  05/29/18 4:30 PM  7:30 PM
 11409 Saturday   06/02/18 9:00 AM  11:00 AM
 11412 Sunday   06/03/18 10:00 AM  12:00 PM


What is the Swim Test? All youth and adult participants are designated as swimmers, beginners, or nonswimmers based on swimming ability confirmed by standardized BSA swim classification tests. Each group is assigned a specific swimming area with depths consistent with those abilities. The classification tests must be renewed annually, preferably at the beginning of the season even if the Scout has earned the Swimming merit badge.

Testing takes approximately 15 minutes each.

Jump feet first into water over the head, level off, and begin swimming.
Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: side, breast, trudgen, or crawl. Swim 25 yards using an easy, resting backstroke.
The 100 yards must be completed without stops and must include at least one sharp turn.
Rest by floating...Long enough to demonstrate ability to rest when exhausted.


Jump feet first into water over the head, level off, and begin swimming.
Swim 25 feet on the surface.
Stop, turn, and resume swimming back to the starting place.


Did not complete either of the swimming tests.