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Thursday August 10 Many Trails Kick-Off, Danville First United Methodist, 1400 N. Vermilion


Thursday August 17    Prairie Fire Kick-Off, Illinois Fire Service Institute, 11 Gerty Dr., Champaign


Wednesday August 30 Show & Deliver Order Due to Council (full cases)


Thursday September 7 Popcorn Packets Available to Units


Saturday September 16 Show & Deliver Distribution (Sale Begins)

                                                 On-line sales available


Friday October 20 Show & Deliver Returns Due (full cases)

                                     Show & Deliver Money Due

                                     Take Orders Due (by Container)

                                     Prize Orders Due


Saturday November 4 Take Order Distribution


Friday November 1 Popcorn Money Due


Please see the attached & patch information.


Recognize Outstanding Adults

The deadline to nominate outstanding adult leaders for the District Award of Merit or the Silver Beaver Award is August 31.  Please use the District Award of Merit form and

the Silver Beaver form.


Scout Day at the Illinois State Fair (Springfield)

See the flyer for free admission in uniform or with membership card


Jamboree Patch sets available

A limited number of Jamboree patch sets are available to those not attending the Jamboree through the mail ($32) or in the Scout Shop ($30).

The set consists of an awesome fully-embroidered 9 inch jacket patch and 3 shoulder patches.  See the flyer and get yours today!


Prairielands Training College

Saturday, February 10, 2018

8:30am to 4:30pm

The High School of St. Thomas More, Champaign


Lots of great classes for Cub, Scout, and Venturing Leaders.

Click on the link for the course catalog and to register:



Join the fast-moving action at the Camp Drake Trail Race on Saturday, August 12th on the banks of the Salt Fork.  Illini Lodge is hosting a 4.5 mile race along the Onaquispassippi Trail for any interested athlete.  A 1 Kilometer Kids K for youth under 12 years of age will precede the adult race.  The cost of the event is $25.00 with all participants receiving unique patch medals and a Fit-Tek t-shirt.    For more information, contact Adam Crutchley at  .  Your help is needed whether you can run in the race or support the event with volunteer assistance. 


Many Trails District Fall Membership Rally

All packs, troops, and crews should send at least one representative to the Fall Membership rally on Thursday, August 10 at the First United Methodist Church, located at 1400 N. Vermillion St. in Danville.  Many important topics will be reviews for units to get the latest details on the Boy Scouts of America programs.  Beginning at 6:30 pm, speakers will share information on:

  • BSA Membership changes
  • School night recruiting details
  • Popcorn selling update
  • Launch into Scouting rocket program
  • Fall activities for Cubs, Scouts, & Venturers

The Many Trails District Fall Membership Rally will begin at 6:30 pm in the fellowship hall of the church.  Food will be provided, along with recruiting materials, popcorn samples, and fabulous prizes.  Please make sure your unit is represented that night.


Council Fall Camporee

Emergency Preparedness is the theme for the 2017 Prairielands Council Camporee on September 8-10 at Wimple Park near Tuscola.  Requirements for First Aid, Emergency Prep., and Fishing merit badges will be reviewed.  Special exhibitions will be provided by Fire, Police, and EMS units, as well as the Civilian Air Corps.  The discounted registration fee of $11.00 is due August 25.  Please contact Noah Ruggieri with any questions at



Camping on the fifty yard line of Memorial Stadium can be one of the highlights of the Fighting Illini Scout Camporee on Saturday, October 14th, 2017.  Join the orange and blue crowd for a football game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, and then set up your tent on the field for a movie on the giant video screen.  This event is open to all Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers.  GO ILLINI!



Thank you for attending the 2017 Summer Camp at Camp Drake.  I hope everyone had a fantastic time!   As always, after summer camp, we have loads of lost and found.   We have everything from clothes, towels, water bottles, hats, belts, shoes, knives, Scout handbook, etc.   If you are missing something, please be sure to check the lost and found at the Champaign office.   Anything that is not claimed by September 30, 2017 will either be discarded or given away.


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