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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STAFFING CHANGES AT COUNCIL SERVICE CENTER
Lincoln Trails Council would like to welcome two new council employees to the Council Service Center. Misty Curl has stepped into the Registrar position and Brendan Angel has accepted the Accounting Specialist position.
Misty Curl has been a dedicated volunteer with the Two Rivers District and Council committees as well as associated with Pack and Troop 78 in Cowden. All registration and advancement, including Eagle Applications, will be handled through Misty. She can be reached at Misty.Curl@scouting.org. Thank you to Trena Freeman who stepped into the Registrar role as a temporary position and has now moved on.
Brendan Angel joins the staff to replace Ruby Mathews upon her retirement from the Accouting Specialist position. Brenda is associated with Pack and Troop 91 (Niantic-Harristown) as well as a volunteer for Council Cub Camps. He will be working at the Service Center with billing, accounts payable and all things finance related. Brendan will soon be reached at Brendan.Angel@scouting.org. Thank you to Ruby Mathews for her dedication to the Lincoln Trails Council!
WEBELOS WOODS SERVICE PROJECT
Thank you to the boys who attended Webelos Woods and built benches for Friendship Circle. As part of the Webelos Warriors Conservation Project all 21 packs participated and completed 6 benches for camp. Have a seat next time you visit Rhodes-France and enjoy their handiwork!
LEAVE NO TRACE TRAINING
Abraham Lincoln Council (Springfield, IL) is offering a Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer Course in Springfield from September 30-October 2. LNT is one tier of the three pillars of what we now in the BSA call "Outdoor Ethics" - Leave No Trace (and Tread Lightly!), Outdoor Code, and the Land Ethic. All three areas will be taught during the course - AND – attendees will be taught how to train others and promote Scouts and Adults to earn the various outdoor ethics awards. Click here to download a flyer or here to download the registration form...
2016 NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING -
POSTPONED TO SPRING 2017
The National Youth Leadership Training Course originally scheduled for this fall has been rescheduled for early 2017. As in the past this will be conducted on a two-week end format. The date of the first weekend is April 21-23; the second weekend is April 28-30, 2017. The cost of the course is still being finalized, but a lower cost is in the works which would still include food and class materials. Please visit the NYLT Page for more information.
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.
JOIN US FOR OUR "OUT OF THIS WORLD" SPOOKOREE – October 14-16
Cub Scouts and their families are invited to attend this year’s “Out of this World” Spookoree Family Campout being held October 14-16 at Rhodes-France Scout Reservation. Early Bird Registration is open now through August 26 for only $30 per person! Regular registration will be open until September 23 for $35 per person. Final registration deadline is September 29th and cost would be $45 per person until that date. No walk-ins will be allowed! Visit the Spookoree website for more information or contact your pack leadership to register!
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).
NOW IS THE TIME TO JOIN SCOUTS!!!
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
Cub Scout Summer Camp
Popcorn Kick-off, Effingham
OA Fall Fellowship
Trades Day Merit Badge Fair @ RFSR
Labor Day - Office Closed
OA Vigil Reunion
Work Day @ RFSR
OA Section Conclave
Popcorn Sale Begins