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Council Service Center & Scout Shop
262 W. Prairie Ave.
Decatur, IL 62523
217-429-2326
217-429-3326 (fax)

Hours:
Monday-Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm

Fun, Adventure, Values… You've found it all with Scouting, the most proven and successful youth program in America. Founded in 1920, Lincoln Trails Council currently serves 3,600 youth in central Illinois. We provide the necessary support services to ensure success of our districts and the units they support. Furthermore, the council provides year-round camping programs, youth and adult training opportunities and a council service center.

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Visit the Training Page for info on T2, Den Chief Training, IOLS, Woodbadge, NYLT, and more....
Visit the Camping Page for info on Spring Rendezvous, 2017 Camps, Camp Staff and more...
Visit the District Pages for your local district information: Railsplitter - Redhawk - Two Rivers CampCardImage

2016 CAMP CARD SALES ARE IN PROGRESS!
Don't miss out on your opportunity to purchase the Camp Cards or help your Scout earn his way to camp by selling them! Visit the Camp Cards page for more information...

2017 ANNUAL MEETING AND RECOGNITION DINNER
All Volunteers are invited to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner beig held on Sunday, April 23 at Schilling Community Education Center, Richland Community College in Decatur. Annual Business meeting will begin at 2:30 pm. All Scouts and Scouters are invited to arrive for the dinner beginning at 4:00 pm with awards to follow. Awards will include recogition of District Award of Merit, Silver Beaver, Journey to Excellence and more. Cost is $20 per person by April 7. After April 7 the cost is $25 per person. *NEW* Online registration now available! Click here to register online or download the registration form and mail it in along with payment to the council service center.

SPRING RENDEZVOUS REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Plans are heating up for the 2017 Spring Rendezvous (SR2017). Join us on May 19-21 at Wolf Creek State Park, near Sullivan. It's going to be a BLAST! Weekend pass is only $25 per person ($30 after 3/24/17) or a Day pass is $10 per person. SR2017 T-shirts are $10 each and must be ordered by 3/24 (2XL/up $12). Visit the Spring Rendezvous page for more information...

RFSR CAMP WORK DAY - SAT., APR. 8
Join the Properties Committee on Saturday, April 8 for the RFSR Work Day to help get the camp ready for camping season 2017! While the actual project list will depend greatly on weather, there is plenty that can happen. Any and all help available appreciated. Contact the Council Service Center (217-429-2326) if you, and maybe even a group of friends/Scouts, will be available to help! Work begins at 8:30am, includes a free lunch, and wraps up by early tomid-afternoon.JamboStripsJamboCenter

2017 JAMBOREE PATCH SETS ARE AVAILABLE!
The 2017 National Scout Jamboree Patch Sets arenow available to purchase for $20 each. Visit the Scout Shop or click here to download an order form...

 

NESA OUTSTANDING EAGLE SCOUT AWARD
The Council NESA Committee is looking to recognize deserving Eagle Scouts with the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award for 2016. This award is presented to Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement at the local, state or regional level. Eagle Scouts interested in applying for this recognition can obtain more information and the application at the NESA website.

GLENN A AND MELINDA W ADAMS NATIONAL EAGLE SCOUT SERVICE PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD
In 2009, the National Eagle Scout Association established the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award to recognize valuable service of an exceptional nature by a Scout to a religious institution, a school, community or other entity. The award recognizes the Scout for his Eagle Scout leadership service project. Each year, local councils select a council-level winner and from that pool, each region selects a region-level winner. A national winner is then selected from the four regional finalists. To obtain more information or download the application visit the NESA page.

WBPatchWOOD BADGE SCHOLARSHIP CAMPAIGN STARTED IN LTC
Lincoln Trails Council has started a Wood Badge Scholarship Support Campaign. The objective of the funds raised would be to make Wood Badge training available to individuals who may otherwise not be able to attend due to financial reasons. The fund will be used solely for providing scholarships, and any excess funds will be carried over to help future recipients. Gifts of $100 or more will receive onoe of 100 limited edition Lincoln Trails Council Wood Badge Scholarship patches! Download the form below to help support this new initiative!

2017 NATIONAL JAMBOREE CONTINGENT
The LTC contingent for the 2017 National Jamboree has a few remaining spots for scouts interested in attending. Please visit the LTC 2017 National Jamboree page or contact the Scout Service Center (217-429-2326) for more information.

NOW IS THE TIME TO JOIN SCOUTS!!!JoinScouting
Scouting is a year-round program, so anytime is a great time to join scouts. Visit http://www.beascout.org to find a unit near you or contact the Council Service Center at 217-429-2326 for information about Joining Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts or a Venturing Crew!

 

Check out the video above to see how Jared Daum started his career working with NASA by becoming involved in Scouts!

Next 90 Days

Mar. 24
Spring Rendezvous Registration Deadline

Mar. 25
Trainers
Edge #2 (T2)

Mar. 25
Two Rivers District Pinewood Derby

Mar. 31
Redhawk Day Camp Late Registration Deadline

Apr. 1
Cub Scout
Bike-a-Rama
, Decatur

Apr. 7-9
Cub Resident Camp Staff Training

Apr. 7
Campership Forms Due

Apr. 7
Deadline to register for Annual Dinner

Apr. 7
Den Chief Training @ RFSR

Apr. 8
Work Day @ RFSR

Apr. 8-9
Redhawk Day Camp

Apr. 14
Good Friday
Council Service Center Closed

Apr. 14-20
RFSR Closed

Apr. 21
Camp Card Sale Ends/ Money Due

Apr. 21-23
NYLT Weekend #1

Apr. 23
Annual Recognition and Business Meeting

Apr. 28
CSSC/WW Early Registration Deadline

Apr. 28-30
NYLT Weekend #2

Apr. 29-30
Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills @ RFSR

May 5-6
OA Spring Fellowship

May 12
Boy Scout Summer Camp Final Payments Due

May 13
RFSR Work Day

May 15
Spring Rendezvous Late Registration Deadline

May 19
CSSC/WW Registration Deadline

May 19-21
Spring Rendezvous

May 29
Memorial Day - Council Service Center Closed

May 31
Spookoree Early Registration Deadline