BIG Thanks to Yard Sale Crew


A standing ovation to the great volunteers of the Camp Drake Yard sale on April 5th.   Special appreciation goes out the Ralph & Ellen Kuchenbrod and Wayne and Kathleen Frankie for their great leadership in conducting the fundraiser.   The event will support the older Scout opportunities for troops in the Prairielands Council for years, as the sale’s success will help provide an investment in equipment for the development of more challenging activities.  Thanks to all the Scouting customers for your participation in the fun fund-raiser.   


 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




Troop 158, Chebanse is hosting a campout May 2-4, 2014 at the Iroquois County Fairgrounds. The theme will be a continuous flag retiring for the entire campout. The campout will start with an official opening and flag retiring ceremony. Each troop will be assigned a time slot to be the "Keeper of the Flame" and will be responsible for helping to continue the flag retiring throughout the weekend. Please bring all of your old flags that need to be retired. This is a great opportunity to properly retire those flags that we all never seem to have time to get to! We have several games, competitions & activities planned for the weekend. All Boy Scout Troops & Webelos Scouts are invited. Please pass this along if you know someone who would be interested in attending.  We have set up a Facebook page called "Troop 158 Campout" that has all of the info and registration paperwork or we can email the documents. For more info about the campout please contact:

Kendra Warner





VROOM VROOM!!!!!! Yes it is race and show time this Saturday April 12th at Judah Christian School in Champaign where Prairielands Council will be holding its annual Pinewood Derby Race for hundreds of Cub Scouts in our Council!!   It’s not to late to sign up if you were a top winner in your pack, it cost just $6.00 dollars per Scout and must be called into the Scout Service Center to Glenn Overby 531-3010 by Wed. April 9th at the latest!!  We want all our Cub Scouts and families to come out this Sat. and experience this fantastic race and showmanship of some real fast and creative car designs!!  For more information Contact Event Chairman Curt Ware at


Cub Packs in Prairie Fire it is Spring Tiger Scouts Recruitment time, so please get those Boy Talks and school sign up night’s schedules ASAP and then call or email them into me.  If you need recruitment materials like posters, stickers, yard signs, applications, and mini mags let me know, I am your contact executive for these items.  Lovetta Ash-Simpson 531-0217 or


Prairie Fire Round table is tomorrow Wed. April 9th, at 6:30pm, LDS Church 604 Windsor Road, Champaign.  All volunteers, parents and leaders are welcome to this informational gathering of Scouters to hear and learn the latest news and resources available to our leaders.  Of course we will have food at this one and our annual New Council Calendars will be available!!  Lok forward to seeing YOU!!!!!





Have you heard about Spring Fellowship 2014 (SF2014) yet?? This May 2nd-4th is going to be the most awesome event the Lodge has ever hosted. Many moons ago in the May of 1994 two great Lodges merged to become one. Waukheon 55 and Illini 92 merged to become Illini Lodge 55. This weekend though, the Lodges will split again and a battle royale will commence to determine who the best Lodge really is! Each Lodge will have their own Chief and tribe to lead to glory! Lodge members will be greeted Friday the 2nd and divided up into the two teams. 


The weekend is going to include team building competitions, competitions in general, ceremonies-including a special show "Rise of a Nation"-cheerful service, Brotherhood inductions, the new Ordeals, jeopardy, the lore of the past two decades, all topped off by the BIG BIRTHDAY BONANZA BASH (B4) late Saturday evening! 


This weekend will also see the unveiling of a TONNE OF new Lodge Merchandise! The fabulous finance committee has created the attached flier to showcase all of the marvelous items available.


PLUS: there is going to be a BIG surprise for the weekend too!! It is still in the works and the "i"s are getting dotted, but you WILL NOT want to miss this opportunity. (More information in next week's email!:)




1) Get yourself signed up for SF2014 (conveniently there is a registration form attached! Send into the Scout Office when complete and the marvelous Susan Coller ( will get you signed up!)


2) Tell ALL of your troop about SF2014 so EVERYONE knows about it! (Even future Arrowmen can know! The BIG SURPRISE is sure to make you the envy of the troop! Especially if you are on the winning Lodge!)


3) Get ALL of your Order of the Arrow friends to come out May 2-4th to SF2014. Because everybody knows that large parties are the best and capture the FLAP is much more fun when it is 40 v. 40...not 5 v. 5. Our goal is 35 youth members per Weekend Lodge (don't worry adults, there are going to be activities for you too!)


Together, we are going to make this the best Lodge event yet! Sign up for SF 2014 today!


Click here for more info!


Click here to see if you are ready for SF2014!


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