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2015 Distinguished Citizen: Coach Lou Henson

Prairielands Council Distinguished Citizen logoJoin us on the evening of Thursday, May 7, 2015 as we present our first Distinguished Citizen award to former University of Illinois head men's basketball coach Lou Henson. The event will be at the Colonnades Club at the University of Illinois from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.


For ticket and sponsorship information contact Scout Executive Tim Manard at 217-531-0214 or by email.



  • Congratulations to all who took part in the 2015 Council Pinewood Derby on the 11th. Yes, we have pictures of the top finishers in both Race and Show!


    Prairielands Council Pinewood Derby race winners

    Left to right, 1st to 8th: Andrew B. (80), Landen L. (172), Kaleb R. (94), Cameron M. (80), Thomas B. (80), Taten L. (119), Matthew U. (121), stand-in for Robbie V. (121). Link to full results

    Prairielands Council Pinewood Derby show winners

    Left to right, 1st on down: Kameron B. (25), Talon F. (121), Magnus W. (119), Trenton B. (80), Logan S. (122), Tyriq J. (402), trophy and car of Corban E. (42), Liam C. (98).


  • The Raymond Lee Scout Service Center, Robeson Scout Shop, and Danville Scout Office will be closed on Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4, for annual spring holidays.


    All facilities re-open for normal operations on Monday, April 6.


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