PRAIRIELANDS NEWS

COMPASS Day this Saturday

An activity filled day of Boy Scout Camp programs for any younger troop members and their parents from throughout the council.  All newer Boy Scouts are invited to attend this special orientation, as well as their troop junior leaders and Scoutmasters. There is no fee for this event, but participants must register by Wednesday, April 2 to reserve their attendance.  Activities start at 1:30 pm at the Friendship Circle. 

 

FINAL DONATIONS FOR YARD SALE

Please bring any possible donations to help with the Camp Drake Yard Sale by this Thursday, April 3.  You may drop off items at either the Danville Scout office, the Raymond Lee Scout Service Center in Champaign or at the Camp Drake dining hall. We also need donations of hangers. There will be free stuff! Door prizes will be given out every half hour. All shoppers will receive a free ticket for the drawings. The big prize will be given out at 3:00 pm (you don’t need to be present to win that one). Hope to see you at the Camp Drake Yard Sale from 8am-3pm in and around the dining hall at Camp Drake on April 5.

 

Is the Ultimate Outdoorsman in Your Troop?!

The events to test the skills of each Scout will be held at the North Fork Lodge near Danville on May 16-18, 2014. Make your way to the Many Trails Spring Camporee for the Ultimate Outdoorsman Challenge!   Troop members will have the opportunity to try Shotgun shooting, Archery shooting, and Fishing, with BB gun shooting for the attending Cub Scouts. Troop events for the weekend will include a Walking Stick competition, a Dutch oven cook off judging after dinner and a best looking campsite competition, based on the best lay out, site neatness, and an entry gateway.

 

Many Trails Roundtable is April 10th!

The Many Trails District Roundtable for April is relocated to the 2nd Church of Christ on Lynch Road in Danville. The purpose is to allow for the different discussion topic options during the program.  All participants will receive special program planning packets to assist their unit in setting their future events and meetings. The roundtable is on the second Thursday of  April (4/10) from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Roundtable Highlights will include:

                        CUB SCOUT:   Outdoor Adventure Options

                        BOY SCOUT:   Spring Camporee Details

                        TRAINING:      Order of the Arrow in Your Troop

 

 

Scout Campership deadline is April 1st!

Summer program camperships are due to the Raymond Lee Scout Service Center, Box 6267, Champaign, IL, 61826-6267, by Tuesday, April 1, 2014.  Forms are available through the camp website on the forms page.   This deadline is critical with the upcoming fee deadline approaching in two weeks.

 

 

PRAIRIE FIRE DISTRICT

ATTENTION ALL PRAIRIE FIRE LEADERS & VOLUNTEERS:  ROUNDTABLE IS THIS MONTH APRIL 9TH, STARTING AT 6:30PM WITH FOOD!!!! YES THAT’S RIGHT WE WILL HAVE SOMETHING HOT FOR YOU TO EAT WHILE YOU LISTEN TO THE LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES ABOUT COUNCIL, SPRING RECRUTIMENT, TRAINING, DAY CAMP, SUMMER CAMP, OA AND MANY MORE SUBJECTS.  WE WILL ALSO HAVE THE NEW COUNCIL CALENDARS READY TO BE PICKED UP ALONG WITH MANY INFORMATIONAL FLIERS TO TAKE BACK TO YOUR UNITS.  SO DON’T MISS OUT ON APRIL 9TH, AT LDS CHURCH LOCATED AT 604 WINDSOR ROAD IN CHAMPAIGN.  ALL ARE WELCOME!!!!!!

 

SPRING TIME IS SLOWLY MAKING ITS WAY HERE TO CENTRAL ILLINOIS AND THAT MEANS TIGER SCOUT RECRUITMENT TIME!!! YES CUB LEADERS PLEASE SCHEDULE YOUR TIGER CUB RECRUTIMENT BOY TALK AND SIGN UP DAY WITH YOUR SCHOOL NOW AND EMAIL ME THE DATES, TIME AND PLACE.  WE HAVE LOTS OF ANXIOUS KINDERGARNERS THAT ARE JUST WAITING TO JOIN SCOUTING NOW!!  IF YOU NEED MATERIALS LIKE STICKER, YARD SIGNS, MINI MAGS, FLIERS, ETC. PLEASE CONTACT ME AT:  lovetta.ash-simpson@scouting.org

 

REMINDING ALL PRAIRIE FIRE TROOPS TO SEND IN YOUR NEXT UPCOMING COURT OF HONOR DATE TO Lovetta at:  lovetta.ash-simpson@scouting.org if you have not already done so, our FOS team would like the opportunity to do a five –ten minute presentation to your Scouting families.

 

SUMMERTIME WIL BE HERE BEFORE WE KNOW IT, AND FOR SCOUTS & SCOUTERS THAT MEANS LOTS OF FUN I N THE SUN!!!! DAY CAMP REGISTRATION HAS OFFICIALLY OPENED UP HERE AT THE SCOUT OFFICE, CUB PACKS GET YOUR SCOUTS SIGNED UP FOR AN EXCITING ADVENTURE OF LOTS OF ACTIVITIES WITH CHAMPAIGN DAY CAMP FROM JUNE 9-13  AT THE URBANA FAIRGROUNDS FROM 9:00-3:00PM OR TUSCOLA DAY CAMP FROM JUNE 16-20 AT ERWIN PARK FROM 9:00-3:00PM.  DON’T LET YOUR SCOUTS MISS OUT ON THIS YEAR'S THEME… “AN OUT OF THIS WORLD EXPEREINCE SHOOTING FOR THE STARS”.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: lovetta.ash-simpson@scouting.org

 

VROOM VROOM!!!!!!!!  THE BIG COUNCIL PINEWOOD DERBY RACE IS NEXT SAT. APRIL 12TH, @ JUDAH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IN CHAMPAIGN. EACH PACK IS ALLOWED TO SEND THEIR TOP 6 SCOUTS IN RACE AND SHOW TO THE EVENT, IT COST $6.00 PER SCOUT, CONTACT GLENN OVERBY IN THE SCOUT SHOP TO REGISTER YOUR PACK AT 531- 3010.  YOU MUST BE REGISTERED TO PARTICIPATE.  REGISTRATION IS DUE FRIDAY APRIL 4, 2014 AT THE SCOUT OFFICE.

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS!

 

ORDER OF THE ARROW

TRAIL TROMP

TRAIL TROMP IS THIS SATURDAY APRIL, 5, 2014!  PUT YOUR HIKING SHOES ON AND COME JOIN THE FUN!

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!

 

SPRING FELLOWSHIP

THE OA SPRING FELLOWSHIP IS ALMOST UPON US.  COME ENJOY A WEEKEND FILLED WITH FUN, FELLOWSHIP AND SERVICE ON MAY 2-4, 2014!

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!    

 

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM!

CANDY BAR SALE

Congratulations to the fabulous prize winners of our week five drawing!

 

 

Week #5

 

 

Caramel Corn

Josh Ostrander

T 30

Head Lamp

Gavin Ogburn

T 32

$100.00 Campership

Tanner Clodfelder

T 50

Aluminum LED

Cole Maestas

P 50

Aluminum LED

AJ Laubsher

P 80

Knife

Zach Mattingly

T 95

Match Holder

Connor Ball

T 95

Caramel Corn

Travis Holley

T 118

LED Flashlight

Leo Goebel

P 122

Fishing Rod

Jonathan Repta

P 147

Knife

Cisco Torres

T 188

Aluminum LED

Dakota Donaldson

T 188

Fishing Kit

Riley Whaling

P 224

Fire Starter

Kabrien Irelan

T 234

Duck Tape

Kacy Clarkston

T 234

Aluminum LED

Dalton Rolinitis

T 234

Lantern

Tommy Sands

P 244

Fish Stringer

Jesse Shumate

P 249

Flashlight

Kyle Holycross

P 249

Compass

Liam Sherman

T 311

Caramel Corn

Cole Bailey

P 399

Aluminum LED

Christopher Benson

P 399

RC Car

Caelan Webb

T 402

Multi Tool

David Frazier

T 490

Basketball

Ethan Wallace

T 490

 

 

This wraps up our regularly scheduled prize drawings. 

 

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!!!

It’s not too late for the Prairielands Council 2014 Camp Candy Bar sale.

Due to the surplus of candy bars at the office we will be extending our sales until Monday, April 14.

As it stands right now there is enough for each Unit to pick up 6 boxes of candy (1 case Variety and 1 case individual).  Feel free to take more than that especially if you like Dark Chocolate.

 

There is still one week remaining until Friday, April 4 our original end date.  Please make an effort to close out your existing candy balance by that date.

 

There will be an additional drawing after April 14.  The bonus drawing entries will be done by Unit instead of individual names.  If a Unit is selected for a prize they will need to distribute the prize as they see fit.

 

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