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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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2016 REDHAWK DAY CAMP - MAR. 5 & 6RHDayCamp
REGISTRATION DEADLINE FEB. 19
Come join the fun with Robin Hood and his Merry Men for an excitingtime earning your Cub Scout Adventure Loops or Pins at an exciting 2-day day camp at Douglas-Hart Nature Center in Mattoon on March 5 and 6, 2016. All packs must be registered by Friday, February 19th.
Visit the Redhawk Day Camp page for more information...


2016 WOAPINK LODGE WINTER BANQUET
All Order of the Arrow Arrowmen and their families are invited to attend this year’s Winter Banquet on March 5th at the Mattoon First Presbyterian Church (10 Charleston Avenue), Mattoon, IL. Doors open at 5pm for fun and fellowship, dinner starts at 6pm. Download the registration form here...

2016 Possum Pass is now available as well! Save money by purchasing the pass for all 2016 events! Download the 2016 Possum Pass here...

Jamboree

2017 NATIONAL JAMBOREE INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS!
Come find out more about LTC's 2017 National Jamboree contingent at the upcoming informational meetings:
Sun., Feb. 21 @ 2pm - St. John's Lutheran Church, Decatur
Sun., Feb. 28 @ 2pm - Lake Shelbyville Army Corp of Engineer Visitor Center
Sun., Feb. 28 @ 2pm - Casey First Christian Church
For more information regarding the 2017 National Jamboree click here...


2016 BOY SCOUT SUMMER CAMP DOWN PAYMENTS DUE - MAR. 11!
Boy Scout Summer Camp down payments for the early bird fee are due March 11th. Please submit $75 per scout to the Council Service Center. (Names are not required at that time, but are appreciated.) Visit our Boy Scout Summer Camp page to get the latest information!


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 ARGENTA-OREANA MERIT BADGE FAIR - FEBRUARY 13TH
Boy Scout Troop 31 is hosting the 7th Annual Argenta-Oreana Merit Badge Fair on February 13th at the Argenta-Oreana High School. Registration will begin at 8:00am and the event will conclude at 4:00pm. There will be full day classes and some half day classes as well.
Click here for more information on the 2016 A-O Merit Badge Fair...

2016 TWO RIVERS DAY CAMP REGISTRATION INFO AVAILABLE NOW!
Three Investigations…One Mystery to Solve! Join us for our “Cub Scout Investigation” Day Camp that will be held over three dates this spring. Participation in each day will hold a piece of the puzzle that will help our scouts solve the overall mystery. Click here for more information on the 2016 Two Rivers Day Camps...

2016 CUB SCOUT CAMP REGISTRATION OPEN!
The online Tentaroo system is now open for registration for Cub Scout Resident Camps as well as Day Camps. Visit our Camping pages to get the latest information on the plans for each of our 2016 Cub Scout camps including: Webelos Woods, Cub Scout Summer Camp, Railsplitter Day Camp, Redhawk Day Camp and Two Rivers Day Camp.
NYLT

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...


2016 RFSR BOY SCOUT SUMMER CAMP STAFF
Applications are now available for the 2016 Rhodes France Scout Reservation Boy Scout Summer Camp Staff. Visit the Boy Scout Summer Camp page for dates and camp information or download the application here...


2016 CUB SCOUT RESIDENT CAMP STAFF
Applications are now available for the 2016 Cub Scout Resident Camp Staff volunteers. Visit the Webelos Woods or Cub Scout Summer Camp pages for dates and more info or download the application 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

District Roundtables
Feb. 11

A-O Merit Badge Fair
Feb. 13

President's Day - Scout Service Center
Closed
Feb. 15

Redhawk Day Camp Registration Deadline
Feb. 19

Railsplitter Recognition Dinner
Feb. 20

Cub Scout Leader Specific Training
Mar 3, Mar 5, or Mar 6

OA Winter Banquet
Mar. 5

Redhawk Day Camp Mar. 5-6

Camp Card Sale Kick-off
Mar. 10

Boy Scout Summer Camp Down Payments Due
Mar. 11

Akela Days Registration Deadline
Mar. 18

RFSR Work Day
Mar. 19

Good Friday-Scout Service Center Closed
Mar. 25

Campership Forms Due
Apr. 8

RFSR Work Day
Apr. 9

Camp Card Sale Ends
Apr. 22

Akela Days Investigation #1
Apr. 23

Annual Recognition & Business Meeting
Apr. 24

Camp Card Money Due
Apr 29