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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

SHARED SERVICES INFORMATION
On Monday, May 23, 2016 the Executive Boards of the Lincoln Trails Council (Decatur) and Prairielands Council (Champaign) held separate meetings to vote on proceeding with consolidation talks between the two councils. While Lincoln Trails Council approved the consolidation, Prairielands Council voted to end consolidation talks. Lincoln Trails Council, BSA will move forward from this discussion with new insights and a renewed sense of maintaining our goal of serving as many youth as possible with a great Scouting program!  Thank you to everyone who was involved in this process. If you have questions please contact Scout Executive Chris Long at the Scout Service Center (217-429-2326).

2016 NATIONAL JAMBOREE FUNDRAISER - MONICAL'S PIZZA - TUES., JUNE 7
Visit Monical's Pizza on Tuesday, June 7th to help raise funds for the Lincoln Trails Council 2017 National Jamboree Contingent. On this special evening, 20% of the proceeds will be designated towards the contingent. Click here to download the flyer and visit a participating location. Participating locations include: Charleston, 2 Decatur locations, Mattoon, Mt. Zion, Paris, Robinson, and Sullivan.

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 CUB SCOUT CAMP LATE REGISTRATION DUE BY JUNE 10TH!
Registration is still open for Cub Scout Summer Camp and Webelos Woods. Newly Registered Scouters can still register for camp at the regular rate, while current scouts are able to register with a $10 late fee! Visit our Camping pages to get the latest information on the plans for each of our 2016 Cub Scout Camps.

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

Register today for the 2016 National Youth Leadership Training being held this fall. If you have scouts interested in attending or being on staff, visit the LTC NYLT page for more information or to download the application...

2016 RAILSPLITTER DAY CAMP -JUNE 15-17th!

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!


2016 BOY SCOUT SUMMER CAMP
Visit our Boy Scout Summer Camp page to get the latest information on Summer Camp!

Jamboree

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!

Next 90 Days

BSSC Staff Week
RFSR
June 5-11

Fundraiser at Monical's Pizza
June 7

BSSC Week #1
RFSR
June 12-18

Railsplitter Day Camp
June 15-17

BSSC Week #2
RFSR
June 19-25

Two Rivers Day Camp Investigation #3 - Effingham Sportsman Club
June 25

BSSC Week #3
RFSR
June 26-July 2

Webelos Woods
July 7-10

Cub Scout Summer Camp
July 29-31