Tour and Activity Plans are no longer required!  The safety measures they highlighted are still required.  See the attachment for the scoop.


Candy Bars

Don’t forget that Friday, April 7th is the LAST DAY TO RETURN any unopened Candy Bars.    Please send in your payment by Friday, April 7th also.     I need to know the top seller from each unit for the Council Top Seller and each District Top Seller.  If you have any questions, please let me know at or 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 a crew from another council.  Call Steve Adams (217)531-0214 if interested


See the attached flyer and sign up NOW!


Pinewood Derby

It’s not to late for those last minute registrations for the Council Pinewood Derby Race (Race, Show and Open).  It is THIS Saturday, April 8 at Judah Christian School.  DON’T MISS OUT!!!  Bring your vintage car and race in the open division.


Salvation Army Volunteers Needed

The Salvation Army Thrift Store is looking for several Boy Scouts to help with the thrift store.  A full description of the job responsibilities can be obtained by clicking here.




Note; Due to the Spring Kickoff, there will not be a Round Table and Commissioner's meeting on April 5th.

All adult leaders for Prairieland Council are invited to the 2017-2018 Spring Kickoff!   April 12th, 2017.  7:00pm.  The meeting and potluck will be at the Auditorium of the Illinois Fire Safety Institute at 11 Gerty Drive in Champaign.  Find out about the coming Scouting Year!

Potluck! - Bring a dish to share.
(Pack leaders bring a side dish, Troop leaders bring a dessert, Venture/Varsity/Ship leaders bring a salad.)

There will be baked ham as the main dish.
RSVP to Jill Quisenberry 840-2097 or


May 1, 2017  PF District Committee Meeting at IFSI @ 7:00pm


Calling all TROOPS.  We would love to present our popular FOS presentation to your unit before the summer break.  Any Troops (or Packs that we’ve missed), PLEASE contact Lovetta Ash-Simpson at 531-0217 or to schedule at date and time.  EVERY presentation counts.


ATTENTION unit Cub summer camp coordinators!  Now is the time to be getting commitments and registering your Cubs for all the wonderful summer camp experiences that await you this summer.  Not only is there Adventure Camp for the older Cub Scouts, but ALSO there are three summer day camps (Friday – Saturday overnighters) at Camp Drake, Tuscola and at the Champaign Co Fair Grounds.  Three sites, three themes, three patches.  Collect all three!  All the information that you need is available on both the Prairielands Council website and on the Camp Drake website [  OR]



Click here for informational flyer and registration form.   April 21-23.





Get Your Program Details

The annual program planning kickoff will distribute helpful program info for Scouting at the Many Trails District Meeting for April.  Scouting opportunities will be previewed at the roundtable on the second Thursday of the month (4/13),   from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church, 1400 Vermilion in Danville.


District Camporee

Numerous paths to adventure can be found north of Danville.  The 2017 Many Trails Spring camporee will be held on the weekend of May 19-21 where fun Scouting events are planned for the North Fork Lodge.  The campground has scenic trails, a wonderful fishing lake, and an excellent shooting sports area.  Plan now to be part of the rewarding outdoor weekend.




Spring Cleaning at Camp this Saturday

All Scouts, Scouters, and parents are welcome to help prepare camp on 4/8/17. The Tool Time Work Day starts at 9:00 am at the north end of the Tin Shed at Camp Robert Drake near Oakwood, IL.  A lunch will be served at 12:15 and a recognition distribution will be conducted at the end of the day at 3:00 pm. 


Trail Tromp Fun

The sun was shining on the Onaquispasippi Trail last Saturday for a fun hiking experience.  A great crowd turned out for the “just a little muddy” walk.  Thanks to Illini Lodge for their hosting the trail hike on a gorgeous morning. 




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.


Summer Camp Fee Reminder

All troop leaders planning to attend Camp Robert Drake this summer should note the timing of the summer camp fees deadline.  Please remind your Scouting families that the Boy Scout summer camp fee date to save from paying added late fees is Friday, April 21st


Bugle Troop

Any Boy Scout can attend Camp Drake as a part of the Prairielands Council provisional camping option without their hometown Scoutmasters.  Join the Bugle Troop from July 16-22 this summer. This summer there are multitudes of adventures you can undertake to fill your summer with fun exciting challenges.  You can come back to camp to work on extra merit badges, awards, relax, or to push yourself to discover new events.




Camp Drake Safari 2017

Camp Drake will be transforming into a wonderful fun filled Safari for Adventure Camp this summer! The Camp Drake Safari experts are getting ready to bring a fabulous program to all the Safari Explorers! The 2017 Camp Drake Safari Schedule is now on Registration will be conducted the old fashion Safari way! Fill out the registration form for each Den! If you have any questions please contact Safari Guide Parker Arnholt at or Susan at See you at the Safari!




Cheerful Service Option!

Lovetta Ash-Simpson could use some cheerful arrowmen for the Council Pinewood Derby Championship!  Set up will be Saturday April 8 at 10 AM!  Contact Lovetta Ash-Simpson at to help out! 



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