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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.

Check out the District Pages for your local district information....
Railsplitter District Page - Redhawk District Page - Two Rivers District Page


Council News

PISTOL SAFETY AND MARKSMANSHIP AVAILABLE AT BSSC
Pistol Safety and Marksmanship Class will take place all three weeks of Boy Scout Summer Camp, Monday through Thursday, 3 PM till 4:30 PM. Scouts need to be present at all sessions, there will be no makeup opportunities and missing a session will remove the scout from the program. Early registration is recommended as class size is small! Additional fee of $14 per scout is required to purchase the mandatory Pistol Safety and Marksmanship Manual. Visit the Boy Scout Summer Camp Page for More information...


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

Registrations are due by June 30th for any scouts interested in the 2016 National Youth Leadership Training being held this fall. Visit the LTC NYLT page for more information or to download the application...


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.


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 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 done!


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

2016 CUB SCOUT CAMP TAKING PLACE IN JULY!
Visit our Camping pages to get the latest information on the plans for each of our 2016 Cub Scout Camps.

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 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