Community Service Opportunity
The Champaign-Urbana Optimist Club is looking for individuals to help unload Christmas Trees on Saturday, November 26th from 8am to 10am. There are approximately 120 trees that will be unloaded at our tent in Country Fair Shopping Center (next to Taco Bell on Springfield). The money we earn goes back to various youth activities in the community.
Shotgun Prize Winner Drawn
Congratulations to Kirk Myers from Decatur who won the shotgun that was offered through the Sporting Clays fundraising event at Decatur Gun Club in late August.
Popcorn Sale Pick Up
Take the time to contact Council Popcorn Sale staff advisor Elliot Smith at Elliot.Smith@scouting.org your time and location for your popcorn pick-up. Units have the choice of all three pick-up locations on Saturday, November 12th in Champaign, Watseka or Danville. Plan and coordinate a convenient pick-up time for your unit as soon as possible.
Activities Committee Meeting Tomorrow is Cancelled
Tomorrow evening's regular activities committee meeting has been cancelled. The next regular meeting will be on Wednesday, November 30th at 7:00 pm at the Scout Office.
Scout Discounts for Illinois Basketball Games*
The University of Illinois is offering discounts on tickets for Scouts for upcoming men's basketball games.
The following games have tickets available for $10/person:
Sunday, November 13th @ 5:00 pm vs. Northern Kentucky
Sunday, December 10th @ 2:00 pm vs. Central Michigan
The following games have tickets available for $20/person:
Saturday, February 4th @ 3:00 pm vs. Minnesota
Saturday, February 11th @ 1:00 pm vs. Penn State
To order discounted Scout tickets, contact Thomas Stolley at the University of Illinois at 217-265-9266 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Scout tickets are limited and subject to availability. Scout tickets are not available for purchase on the day of the game.
Upcoming dates!! Mark those calendars!!
Saturday November 5, 2016 Woodbadge Rendezvous. Cost $20 per person and an opportunity to enrich your critter memorabilia collection. All proceeds benefit scholarship programs to send your adult to Wood Badge. Even if it’s been a few years since you took Woodbadge come out and renew the friendships.
Sunday November 6, 2016: Council Volunteer Leadership Celebration honoring District Award of Merit recipients and Silver Beaver recipients amongst other excitement. CONGRATULATIONS TO PRAIRIE FIRE’S DISTRICT AWARD OF MERIT RECIPIENTS: Chad Beckett, Fred Johnson and Derek Gatewood. When you see them give them a shout out of congratulations, or better yet, come to the district volunteer award event.
Location: The Carle Forum. Doors open at 4:00 and program starts at 4:15 followed by hors d’oeuvre reception. Cost: $15.00 per person. Deadline to register; Fri. Oct. 28. For more information contact Sharon Kirk at 217-531-0218.
2017 National Jamboree: A Once In A Lifetime Experience!
We are still looking for more Scouts to fill out the Prairielands Council Contingent. Boy Scouts who are First Class and age 12 (or 11 and completed 6th grade) and under age 18 may attend. Venturers age 14 and up may attend with our crew. See the attached flyer and sign up NOW!
PRAIRIE FIRE NEWS
Membership recruitment is going strong. Thank you to all the units who are really reaching out to youth in their areas to encourage them to join Scouting. Please make sure you turn all your new applications in as soon as possible!! Believe it or not we will soon begin preparing your re-charter packets and rosters and it is MUCH easier to get your Scouts into ScoutNet and internet re-chartering BEFORE the rosters are printed in November.
The rockets are here, the rockets are here! The backordered rockets and engines are here at the Robeson Scout Shop. Contact us if you still need rockets. RECRUIT MORE SCOUTS and get more rockets!!!
MANY TRAILS DISTRICT
November Roundtable in Danville
All leaders are invited to the Many Trails Roundtable on November 10th to various aspects of the Scouting program. The Many Trails District Roundtable will be an entertaining experience at the Danville United Methodist Church at 6:30 pm, and Scouting leaders will be treated to training, activity info, camping details, and new BSA programs. On the second Thursday of November on Vermilion Street in Danville, the featured presentations will start at 7 and go until 7:40. Final comments and prize give-a-ways will run from 7:45 until 8:00. Each pack, troop, and crew is encouraged to bring a car load of leaders to share the information, fellowship, and pizza at the roundtable.
Camp Drake Jam at the Klondike
As the leaves fall off the trees, the white stuff cannot be far behind! We are talking about the big white polar bear for the 2017 Klondike Derby. Join the patrols from throughout Prairielands Council as they enjoy the cold-weather thrills of the Klondike Derby Saturday, January 28, 2017. The annual winter challenge will feature outdoor challenges for Boy Scout troops, Varsity teams, and Venturing crews from throughout central Illinois and Indiana.
Log-On and Connect with Camp Drake Year-Round!