Welcome, Parker Arnholt!

Parker Arnholt is the new District Executive in Prairie Fire District, assisting Lovetta Ash-Simpson by working directly with many of the rural units.  Parker, a native of Danville, will also assist Mike Graham in strengthening Danville Scouting.  Many of you know Parker from Camp Drake where he has served as Program Director the past two summers and Illini Lodge, Order of the Arrow, where he served as Lodge Chief.  Parker is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of the OA.  We know he will give Scouting 110% as he has with camp and Order of the Arrow accomplishments.  Welcome, Parker!




Now                                  On-line Sales Available

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

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)

                                              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 December 1 Popcorn Money Due

Please see the attached prize & patch information.


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!


Scout Day at the State Fair

Scout Day is Monday, August 14 at the Illinois State Fair (Springfield)

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


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 attached nomination forms. 


Fighting Illini Scout Camporee Updates

The Fighting Illini Scout Camporee returns for its second year on October 14th and we have some updates and exciting new opportunities to make you aware of!


First, you should regularly be checking the FISC webpage at for updates as the event draws near and updates will become more frequent.  The cost is still only $35 to watch a Big Ten football game, dinner, a patch, a movie on the big screen at the stadium, and camping at Memorial Stadium!  We hope to have additional updates posted soon including detailing the dinner menu and the movie selection.


In year two, we are introducing a new way to register for this event through Tentaroo.  Registration through Tentaroo should take no more than 5 minutes as we only need to know the number of Scouts, Adults, non-Scout youth, and non-Scout adults as well as any food allergy concerns and whether or not you plan to camp on Friday evening at Camp Drake.  If you need assistance registering, please contact Susan Coller at or 217-531-0219.


In addition to registering through Tentaroo, there are incentives to sign-up as early as possible.  The sooner you sign-up, the better your ticket location will be for the football game!  Payment is not due at the time of registering, but must be paid either online or at the Scout Office by September 29th.  That's also the last day to make any changes to numbers without forfeiting the payment or paying the $10 late fee.  Even if you register prior to September 29th, the registration will not be considered complete and on-time unless payment has also been received.


You don't want to miss this event!  It's open to ALL Scouting units including Girl Scout units and out-of-council units, so tell your neighbors and friends near and far about this event.  It's also a great recruiting opportunity.  The Fighting Illini are looking to be more improved this year on the field and you won't want to miss this opportunity to them and to camp at historic Memorial Stadium!



Prairielands Training College

Saturday, February 10, 2018

8:30am to 4:40pm

The High School of St. Thomas More

3901 N. Mattis Ave., Champaign


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

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


Jamboree on the Air 60th Anniversary and Jamboree on the Internet

See the flyer to find out how your unit can connect with international Scouts through the Jamboree on the Air and Jamboree on the Internet programs the weekend of October 20-22, 2017.

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