PRAIRIELANDS COUNCIL NEWS

SCOUT SHOP END-OF-YEAR INFORMATION

The last day of business for the Robeson Scout Shop in 2016 will be Thursday, December 22. The store will reopen on Monday, January 2, 2017.

 

Special orders should be placed no later than Thursday, December 15, if desired before Christmas. All customer orders not picked up by the end of the day on the 22nd will be released from hold and returned to inventory.

 

During the week between Christmas and New Year’s, the  side door to the office will be open December 27-30. Most normal business may be done, but nothing may be sold that affects store inventory.

 

POPCORN SALE

Thanks for all the help so far and make sure to help us out by getting in any remaining paperwork or payments turned in.

Due to the large surplus of popcorn we will be allowing Units to check out popcorn for additional sales.

With the extended sales we will be reducing the cost to Units while supplies last.

MM – Movie Theater Extra Butter Microwave Popcorn – $10 per box and the Unit can sell for $25 or $20

 VV – Chocolatey Drizzled Caramel with Nuts – $10 per tin and the Unit can sell for $25 or $20

 SS – Mauve Sea Salt Tin – $6 per tin and the Unit can sell for $15 or $12

 

 BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!!!

Camp Masters is offering any Units that sell $1,000 in retail will receive a $100 gift card from Walmart.

 

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 a crew from another council.  Call Steve Adams (217)531-0214 if interested.

 

See the attached flyer and sign up NOW!

 

National Jamboree 3rd Assistant Scoutmaster Needed

The 3rd ASM is a male or female who will be at least age 18 by July 19, 2017 and will not have reached the age of 21 on July 28, 2017.

 

The 3rd ASM is registered as an Assistant Scoutmaster in his/her home troop.  Cost for the 3rd ASM to attend the Jamboree is $1,400.00.  Please call Steve Adams (217)531-0214 if interested.

 

The Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to the State Farm Center January 2, 2017.   Click here for exclusive discount offer!

 

Back by Popular Demand—Pinewood 101!

Yes, it’s back!  Your one stop opportunity to go from a block of wood to a finely honed race car.

     Date:  Sunday January 22, 2017

     Time:  from 11:00am – 3:00 pm

      Place:  CU Woodshop

      Cost:  NOT A THING

Bring your Pinewood Derby kit and leave with a complete car.  Open to all Scouts and family members.   Sponsored by the Prairielands Council Alumni.

 

Merit Badge Counselors

Calling ALL merit badge counselors and NOVA counselors:  You should have received an email or postal letter within the last two weeks with a request to let the council know if you want to continue on as a counselor for the next calendar year.  All counselors expire on Dec. 31, 2016 and we need to know who wants to be renewed and if there are any changes in the list of merit badges that you would like to lead.  If you haven’t already, please look for and find that note and respond NOW.  If you have any questions contact Linda Atherton at linda.atherton@scouting.org or (217)531-0220.

 

MANY TRAILS DISTRICT

 

Danville Office

Susan will be in the Danville office on Thursday December 15, 2016 from noon-4 p.m.   If you need anything brought over from Champaign please call 217-531-0219 or e-mail susan.coller@scouting.org. by 6 p.m. on Wednesday December 14th.

 

PRAIRIE FIRE DISTRICT

 

ATTENTION ALL PRAIRIE FIRE UNIT COMMISSIONERS:  THE DECEMBER  14TH MEETING IS CANCELLED, WE WILL RESUME MEETING AGAIN ON JANUARY  11, 2017 AT OUR NEW LOCATION….. ILLINOIS FIRE SERIVE INSTITUTE BUILDING IN CHAMPAIGN AT 6:00PM.  Please don’t forget to enter all your Unit visits before Dec. 31st, 2016!!!  For more info: contact District Commissioner Dan Strole:  dstrole@yahoo.com

 

NO ROUNDTABLE FOR PRAIRIE FIRE DISTRICT THIS MONTH DECEMBER 14TH!!!  WE WILL RESUME ROUNDTABLE MEETINGS AT OUR NEW LOCATION IN JANUARY…….ILLINOIS FIRE SERVICE INSTITUTE IN CHAMPAIGN AT  7:00PM. 

 

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, AND THANK YOU TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS IN PRAIRIELAND COUNCIL WHO MAKE A TREMENDOUS IMPACT ON THE LIVES OF THE YOUTH WE SERVE!!!  I WOULD LIKE TO WISH EACH OF YOU BLESSED HOLIDAY SEASON AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR IN 2017!!  I LOOK FORWARD TO MAKING 2017 EVEN GREATER THAN 2016 WITH YOUR CONTINIUED SUPPORT!!

 

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