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Council Service Center & Scout Shop
262 W. Prairie Ave.
Decatur, IL 62523
217-429-2326
217-429-3326 (fax)

Hours:
Monday-Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm

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.

Council News

Visit the Training Page for info on CPR, T1, Woodbadge and more....
Visit the Camping Page for info on Klondike, 2017 Camp Kick-off, Camp Staff and more...
Visit the District Pages for your local district information: Railsplitter - Redhawk - Two Rivers

2017 OUTDOOR CONFERENCE - CENTRAL REGION - JAN 21 & 28
The Central Region is proud to offer two conferences in 2017 for any Scouter with an interest in Outdoor Adventures, National Camp Accreditation Program, 2017 National Jamboree, High Adventure and Outdoor Program. Attend January 21 in Des Moines, IA or January 28 in Fort Wayne, IN. Click here to download a flyer with more information and a registration link...Venturing

LTC VENTURING OFFICERS ASSOCIATION HOSTING AREA 3 CONFERENCE ON JAN 20-21 IN MT. ZION
The Area 3 Venturing Conference is being held on January 20-21, 2017 at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church (345 W. Main St, 62549) in Mt. Zion, IL. Activities will be held on Friday and Saturday. There will be sleeping facilities at the church this year for Friday night. Registration is now open. Download more information here...

SPIN TO WIN PARTY TAKING PLACE JAN. 28
Congratulations to the 28 Scouts who sold over $1500 in Trail's End Popcorn during the 2016 Popcorn Sale and received a special invite to the Spin to Win Party taking place on Sat., Jan. 28 in Charleston from 1-3pm at the Wesley United Methodist Church. These top sellers will be treated to spin of the prize wheel for $1500 in popcorn they sold for their choice of prizes in categories such as Camp Gear, Nerf, Legos, Scout Stuff, Star Wars and Sports! Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2016 Popcorn Sale!

SILVER BEAVER NOMINATIONS
cid:image005.jpg@01D15506.68652980The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is the highest council‐level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered Scouters who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council. Lincoln Trails Council is full of successful volunteers worthy of this award.  Nominations for the 2016 Silver Beaver Recipients should be submitted by January 20, 2017! Download the nomination form here… Contact the office if you need help completing the information requested on the form.

DISTRICT AWARD OF MERIT NOMINATIONS OPEN
District Award of Merit is available to Scouters (registered adults in the BSA) who have rendered service of an outstanding nature within their district. The Award is a council award presented by the district in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils. Nominations are due into the council office by Friday, Jan. 27th. Please fill out the forms completely as they will not be considered if the form is incomplete. Download the nomination form here...

ARGENTA-OREANA MERIT BADGE FAIR TO BE HELD SAT., FEB. 11
Boy Scout Troop 31 and Venture Crew 3131 is hostng the 8th Annual Argenta-Oreana Merit Badge Fair on Saturday, February 11th 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. Adult Workshops will be available as well as the merit badges. Lunch will be served to all paid participants in attendance and all paid participants will receive an event patch. Download more information here...

SAVE THE DATES FOR UPCOMING DISTRICT VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION DINNERS
EAch of the three Lincoln Trails Council Districts will be holding Volunteer REcognition Dinners in the upcoming months to say thank you to the many volunteers that make their districts great. The Railsplitter District Recognition Dinner will be held on Sat., February 18. The Redhawk District Recognition Night will be taking place on Sat., Mar. 18 at 6:30 in Casey at the First Christian Church. The Two Rivers District Recognition Dinner will take place on Thurs., Mar. 9 at the Shelbyville Visitor's Center. Watch the District Pages for more details!

NESA OUTSTANDING EAGLE SCOUT AWARD
The Council NESA Committee is looking to recognize deserving Eagle Scouts with the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award for 2016. This award is presented to Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement at the local, state or regional level. Eagle Scouts interested in applying for this recognition can obtain more information and the application at the NESA website.

GLENN A AND MELINDA W ADAMS NATIONAL EAGLE SCOUT SERVICE PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD
In 2009, the National Eagle Scout Association established the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award to recognize valuable service of an exceptional nature by a Scout to a religious institution, a school, community or other entity. The award recognizes the Scout for his Eagle Scout leadership service project. Each year, local councils select a council-level winner and from that pool, each region selects a region-level winner. A national winner is then selected from the four regional finalists. To obtain more information or download the application visit the NESA page.

WBPatchWOOD BADGE SCHOLARSHIP CAMPAIGN STARTED IN LTC
Lincoln Trails Council has started a Wood Badge Scholarship Support Campaign. The objective of the funds raised would be to make Wood Badge training available to individuals who may otherwise not be able to attend due to financial reasons. The fund will be used solely for providing scholarships, and any excess funds will be carried over to help future recipients. Gifts of $100 or more will receive onoe of 100 limited edition Lincoln Trails Council Wood Badge Scholarship patches! Download the form below to help support this new initiative!

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!

 

Check out the video above to see how Jared Daum started his career working with NASA by becoming involved in Scouts!

Next 90 Days

Jan. 21-22
Area 3 Venturing Conference, Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church

Jan. 21
Klondike Derby

Jan. 22
First Aid & CPR @ RFSR

Jan. 27
District Award of Merit Nominations due

Jan. 28
Trainers
Edge #1 (T1)
, Shelbyville

Jan. 27-29
2017 Jamboree Contingent Campout

Jan. 28
Spin to Win Party for Top 28 Popcorn Sellers

Feb. 5
Scout Sunday

Feb. 9
District Roundtables

Feb. 11
Argenta-Oreana Merit Badge Fair

Feb. 20
President's Day Council Service Center Closed

Mar. 9
District Roundtables/ Camp Card Kick-off

Mar. 10
Boy Scout
Summer Camp
Down Payments Due

Mar. 18
Redhawk Dist. Dinner

Apr. 7-9
Cub Resident Camp Staff Training

Apr. 8
Work Day @ RFSR

Apr. 8-9
Redhawk Day Camp

Apr. 14
Good Friday
Council Service Center Closed