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  • The Chicago Fire soccer club of Major League Soccer has made a special offer for Boy Scouts and their families to attend their match against the New England Revolution on Sunday, October 16. Discounted admission, discounted parking, a patch for all Scouts, and limited special on-field events (first come first served) are available. See the flyer.


    To order, call Ryan Mercado at 708-496-6675 not later than 5:00 pm on Friday, October 14.


  • Prairielands Council will hold its annual Volunteer Leadership Celebration on Sunday, November 6, 2016, at 4:15 p.m. at The Forum at Carle in Urbana. This event recognizes leaders from across our region for their dedicated service to youth. Presentations of the Silver Beaver Award and District Award of Merit will highlight the afternoon.


    The cost is $15.00 per person. Please reserve in advance with Sharon Kirk at 217-531-0218 or .


    Reservation form for Volunteer Leadership Celebration



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