Fighting Illini Scout Camporee at Memorial Stadium

Registration is now open for the Fighting Illini Scout Camporee at  This event will be held Saturday, October 8th at Memorial Stadium in conjunction with the Fighting Illini football game against Purdue.  All Scouts, Scouters, prospective Scouts, and families are invited to attend as part of a unit.  The cost is only $35/participant and includes your game ticket, a $5 concession voucher, a dinner voucher, a movie on the B1G screen, camping out on Zuppke Field in Memorial Stadium, and other fun Scouting activities.  On-time registration and payment is due by 9/30/2016 with an additional $10/participant fee for registration and payments received late.  You won't want to miss out on this opportunity to watch two Big Ten teams take the field before you take the field that night.  For any questions, please contact Susan Coller at or 217-531-0219/



Northside Council Fishing Derby

On Sunday, June 12th, from 2:00-5:00pm Central Time, we will host a fishing derby at Cissna Park, IL at Kellart Lake.  (If questions, contact Rick Dulaney at 815-383-2199).  Bring your own fishing pole if you have one. There will be a campfire after each fishing derby, so bring a chair and enjoy the great outdoors! Bait will be provided at all locations. The “Hooked on Scouting” membership drive is continuing through the spring, as any new Scout can receive a new rod and reel, courtesy of the Prairielands Council. All Scouts and Scouters are welcome to enjoy a fun fishing day at Cissna Park .




Bugle Troop in July

Scouts can attend camp without their hometown Scoutmasters by joining the Bugle Troop. This opportunity is available for troops unable to secure proper adult leadership. Provisional camping also provides leadership for Scouts who cannot attend camp with their troop or who wish to attend more than one week of camp. The Bugle Troop will be available during the 4th  session (July 17- 23). Reservations can be made by using the Bugle Troop registration form in the Lantern leader guide. Parents or leaders are welcome to join the Bugle Troop as assistant leaders for the entire week, or specific days.


Summer Camp Food Requirements

Do members of your summer camp contingency to Camp Robert Drake have any Special Dietary needs? We want to help, but you need to tell us!! Email AFTER fees are paid but more than 3 weeks before camp to avoid a fee of $50 ($10 per full day in camp) assessed to a unit that does not notify camp of special dietary needs.   The Camp Kitchen may not be able to accommodate special dietary needs that are not shared in advance to due to the camp's food delivery schedule and staffing plan, and refrigerator space may also not be available. Please send an e-mail with your requirements to help us help you!




Cub Scout Adventure Camp Program Options

Campers can pick their own path for Cub Scout action for the 2016 Cub Scout Adventure camp.   Prince Parker, 2016 Cub Adventure Camp Program Director has rolled out the activity schedule for the Cub Scout events at Camp Drake.   Each den is able to choose from a large variety of advancement and action programs.  The 2016 Cub Adventure Camp Program Grid is available at  under the Cub Scout Adventure Camp tab.  Check out the entire realm of aquatics, ecology, shooting sports and Scout skills events.




Annual Health Form Reminder

The national Boy Scouts of America camp policy mandate medical examinations for week-long summer camp at Camp Drake. All youth participants and adult leaders must present evidence of a physical examination annually for the weekly camp session by a licensed physician AND a health history completed by the adult participant or a parent (for youth participants). Copies of the medical form will be available at the Raymond Lee Scout Service Center in Champaign and the Danville Service Center. Completion of both sections of the form is necessary for all campers. All physicals and health histories must be on file with the camp health officer in case of emergency.



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