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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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The Lincoln Trails Council is pleased to announce our partnership with Soles4Souls.  On October 1-18, 2015 the Lincoln Trails Council will be hosting a shoe drive to benefit those in need by working with the organization Soles4Souls with the goal of collecting a minimum of 3000 pairs of shoes. As we all know, service to our community and to others is synonymous with Scouting.  In order for this drive to be a success, much like the Scouting for Food Drive, we need your help and participation.  While we know the window to make this a success is tight, we also know that with the collective help from the Scouting family, we can achieve any goal we set out to attain! Find more information on LTC's Sole4Souls Shoe Drive here...



Successful Boy Scout Troops know that having a strong relationship with a Cub Scout Pack practically guarantees an annual transition of boys from the pack to the troop. Having a trained Den Chief for every den, particularly Webelos Dens, will help solidify the pack/troop relationship and foster a greater awareness and familiarity with your troop for the Cub Scouts. Ensure your Den Chiefs are trained with the LTC Den Chief Training taking place on Friday, October 23 from 6:30-9:30pm at Rhodes France Scout Reservation. Download a registration form here...



Are you planning on attending one of our fall activities at Rhodes France Scout Reservation? When using a GPS or mapping app for directions, rather than using the address for Rhodes France Scout Reservation enter the Coordinates (39.332201, -89.043738) in your map app or Google Map, or click below to be taken to an interactive map. Click here for Directions...



Fall Recruitment is taking place now in Lincoln Trails Council!Scouting is a year-round program, so anytime is a great time, but the new scoutingyear is kicking off now. Contact the Council Service Center at 217-429-2326 for information about Joining Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts!



All Units in Lincoln Trails Council should be gearing up for the annual Trails’ End Popcorn Sale! This year’s sale will run from September 19th - October 16th.
Trails End Popcorn Sale
Units will have the opportunity to earn bonus commission again this year. Units who sell at least $30,000 in popcorn will have their popcorn delivered to the location of their choosing by the Council Staff. Scouts will have the chance to earn cool prizes and/or gift cards.

Each unit should have a Unit Popcorn Kernel to run the sale. This person should be someone other than the unit leader. The more excitement you build for the sale, the better the results. This can be one of the most profitable fundraisers for the year!

Scouts can still sell popcorn if their unit is not selling! Contact your District Executive for more information.

Click here for more information about the 2015 Popcorn Sale

Contact Angie Ward, Council Popcorn Chair at 217-468-2664 or ward146@yahoo.com if you have questions regarding this year's popcorn sale.

Next 90 Days

Council Popcorn Sale
Sept. 19-Oct. 16

Oct. 1-17

Camp Inferno
Oct. 9-11

Oct. 16-18

Den Chief Training
Oct. 23

Camp Kick-off Meeting
Dec. 1