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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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Railsplitter District Page - Redhawk District Page - Two Rivers District Page


Council News

TOWN HALL MEETING TO DISCUSS SHARED SERVICES STUDY - MAY 2ND @ 7PM
All Lincoln Trails Council youth, families, volunteers, and Charter Organizations are invited to attend a town hall style meeting on MONDAY, MAY 2nd at 7:00 PM at RHODES FRANCE SCOUT RESERVATION to hear the committee recommendations and have an opportunity to give input and ask questions about the Shared Services Study between Lincoln Trails Council and Prairielands Council.  Please let us know if you plan to attend by contacting the Scout Service Center (217-429-2326) or sending an email to Lori.owens@scouting.org.

DEN CHIEF TRAINING SET FOR MAY 13TH - REGISTER BY MAY 2nd!
Lincoln Trails Council will be hosting a Den Chief Training on Friday, May 13th from 6:30-9:30pm at Rhodes France Scout Reservation. Den Chief Training helps boys to have a successful experience as mentors for Cub Scouts. Scouts interested in serving as Den Chiefs should complete the On-line module for Fast Start and bring the certificate of completion to the training on May 13. Download the registration form today...

BOY SCOUT SUMMER CAMP SEEKING A NATURE DIRECTOR!
Boy Scout Summer Camp Administration is currently seeking a Nature Director to serve on the 2016 Summer Camp Staff. If you know of anyone interested in this position please contact Norman Wilson at Wilson.norman@gmail.com.

2016 SILVER BEAVER RECIPIENTSMarkPotterCharlieHughes
Congratulation to Charlie Hughes and Mark Potter. The 2016 Silver Beaver Recipients of Lincoln Trails Council. The awards were presented to these two outstanding volunteers at the Council Recognition Dinner that was held on April 24th in Charleston. The Silver Beaver Award recognizes registered Scouters of exceptional character who have provided distinguished service within a council. Thanks for all you have done!

2016 CAMP CARDS SALE - MONEY DUE TO COUNCIL BY APRIL 29th!
Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's Camp card Sale! Don't miss the "Three Winners" website's extra deals (a $20 annual value) available with each card purchase! Last day for units to turn in money and unsold cards is April 29th!

2016 CUB SCOUT CAMP REGISTRATION EARLY BIRD FEE DUE APRIL 29TH!
Registration is open for Cub Scout Summer Camp and Webelos Woods. Early Bird Fees save you $5 per scout if paid by April 29th! Regular fees are due by May 27th! Visit our Camping pages to get the latest information on the plans for each of our 2016 Cub Scout Camps.

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2017 NATIONAL JAMBOREE MEET AND GREET - MAY 1ST!
The LTC contingent for the 2017 National Jamboree will be hosting a Meet & Greet on Sunday, May 1st at 2pm at Wesley United Methodist Church in Charleston (2206 4th St, Charleston). Important information will be shared as well as giving the Scouts a chance to meet one another and their contingent leaders. Please visit the LTC 2017 National Jamboree page for more information about the LTC Contingent...

2016 BOY SCOUT SUMMER CAMP - PAYMENT DUE MAY 13TH FOR DISCOUNT!
Units looking to qualify for the discounted fee for Boy Scout Summer Camp must submit final payment before May 13th! Visit our Boy Scout Summer Camp page to get the latest information on Summer Camp!


2016 SPRING RENDEZVOUS - MAY 20-22 AT WOLF CREEK STATE PARK

We are cooking up some fun for the 2016 Spring Rendezvous set for May 20-22 at Wolf Creek State park! You knead to mark your calendar, it’s measuring up to be a great time! Preserve the past by learning various outdoor skills. All the seasoned favorites are returning, along with the Webelos and Boy Scout Top Shot competitions. Visit the Spring Rendezvous page for more information...

2016 RAILSPLITTER DAY CAMP REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL MAY 20th!

Railsplitter will be hosting a "MYTHBUSTING Day Camp" June 15-17, 2016! Come explore with us as we experiment and create contraption, scenarios and fun just like the popular TV show! In addition to Mythbusting fun, traditional BB Shooting and Archery will be Cost will be $35 per scout and includes a shirt. Deadline is May 20th!

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2016 NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING -
SEPT. 30-OCT 2. & OCT. 7-9

Dates are now confirmed for the 2016 National Youth Leadership Training being offered in LTC. If you have scouts interested in attending or being on staff, visit the LTC NYLT page by clicking here...


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!

Next 90 Days

Camp Card Money Due to Council
Apr. 29

Webelos Woods/Cub Scout Summer Camp Early Bird Fees due
Apr. 29

Town Hall Meeting for Shared Services Study
May 2 @ 7pm
Rhodes France Scout Reservation

OA Spring Fellowship
May 6-8

Two Rivers Day Camp Investigation #2
Lone Point, Findlay
May 7

District Program
Kick-off Meetings
May 12

BSSC Discounted Fees due date
May 13

Den Chief Training
May 13

RFSR Work Day
May 14

Railsplitter Day Camp Registration Due
May 20

Spring Rendezvous
Wolf Creek State Park
May 20-22

Webelos Woods/Cub Scout Summer Camp Registration Due
May 27

BSSC Staff Week
RFSR
June 5-11

BSSC Week #1
RFSR
June 12-18

BSSC Week #2
RFSR
June 19-25

BSSC Week #3
RFSR
June 26-July 2

Webelos Woods
July 7-10

Cub Scout Summer Camp
July 29-31