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!



The Outdoor Program

Please share the attached flyer with all Scouters in your council since they are all involved with the outdoor program. If the flyer has already been posted on your council web site, thank you.  If not, please have it posted right away.

The flyer has a link to our registration page.


Due to the growing popularity of our conference we have expanded it to two locations this year so more local council Scouters will be able to attend.  We will have subject experts from around the Region as well as from around the country at both conferences. Representatives from the BSA High Adventure Bases will also be on hand to share information about new program offerings.  Several of the leaders of National Task Forces will also be presenters at the conferences.  Your local Scouters will have a unique opportunity to talk personally with all these people in one location throughout the day.


Jump start your New Year by charging up your leaders when they attend one of the conferences. We look forward to seeing your team in January!



Pinewood Derby 101









IT’S BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER!  PINEWOOD 101.  Come bring your car kit and leave with a finished Pinewood Derby car.  It’s happening at the C U Woodshop at 1302 Parkland Ct in Champaign on Sunday January 22 from 11:00 – 3:00.


VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to make this a fun and successful event.  PLEASE contact Curt Ware if you are available to help in any capacity.  You can reach him at  or at 217-841-0445.  Lots of Cubs are counting on this event to make this a great Scouting memory.  A small amount of your time and your talent will go a long way in creating great memories for you and for the Scouts.


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