PRAIRIELANDS COUNCIL NEWS

Scout Shop

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Linda Atherton will be filling in for Gloria Marsh and Sharon Kirk from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. while they are in Peoria  for training.    On Thursday, May 17, 2018 the Scout Shop will be closed until 2 p.m. because Gloria and Sharon will be in Peoria for training.   Susan Coller will be in the Scout Shop on both Wednesday and Thursday from 2:30 p.m. til 6 p.m.  

 

Candy Bars available

For units that have already settled up their sale, we have increased the profits to 40 cents per bar.  You can take bars by the box, instead of full case.

Sell a few more bars and pay for summer camp trips.

 

New Youth Protection Training due by October 1

The BSA has rolled out a new, more intensive YPT that all volunteers must complete by Oct 1.

Go to the www.prairielandsbsa.org and see unit resources at the bottom of the home page to take YPT2.

The training has several modules and each module must be completed before breaking.

 

Boundary Waters 2018

Troop 9 has a dozen spots with a $100 deposit paid for each that they cannot use this season.  If your Boy Scout Troop might be able to schedule a trip this year, contact Mike Clapper at 217-620-7881.  All participants must have canoe experience, be in average to good shape, and able to carry a minimum of 40 lbs. for a distance.  Each group is a maximum of 9 people per campsite.  North Country Canoe Outfitters (Ely, Minnesota) provides everything except personal gear.  Some units go to fish, and some want to canoe a certain number of miles.

 

Camp Drake Saturday Service

This Saturday, May 12 has been designated as another Work Day for Camp Drake.   Volunteers, both skilled and unskilled,   are urged helping prepare Camp Drake for summer.  A part of the service required will be painting, so if you have skills in that area please wear proper clothing.  Please RSVP to Mike Graham, @  (217)  531-0212 so that a lunch can be prepared for you.  Work projects will start at 9:00 am at the Tin Shed on May 12.

 

Wood Badge

Hear ye, Hear ye, WOOD BADGE SIGN UP IS OFF AND RUNNING!!! Scouters you do not want to miss taking the premier advanced training course known as WOOD BADGE that will be offered this fall (September 7-9 and October 19-21 @ Camp Drake)to all adult registered leaders, but the catch is, we only have so many spaces available.  So you need to stop by the Scout Shop and paid your deposit ASAP!!  The cost is $240.00 with ONLY a $80.00 deposit down now to secure a spot!!  Wood Badge is an excellent adult training that will only make YOU a better leader in Scouting and your professional life.  Oh did I mention…the food is not your traditional camp food, it is absolutely delicious and the camaraderie of meeting new Scouters will last a lifetime   For more information contact Course Director Marion Knight at:  217 778-4809 /email j-knight0900@att.net or Advisor Lovetta Ash-Simpson 217 531-0217/ lovetta.ash-simpson@scouting.org

 

Day Camps

Day Camps are coming up  starting June 1st  for all Cub Scouts including girls and this year theme is “Weird Science”!!  Sign up for one or all three, the excitement and fun in the sun is just around the corner!! The deadline to pay the low cost of $40.00 is May 18th, after that the late charge is applied, so get with your Pack Unit Day Camp Coordinator .  For more information contact Day Camp Advisor Lovetta Ash-Simpson at 217 531-0217 or email; lovetta.ash-simpson@scouting.org

 

ATTENTION ALL SCOUTS & SCOUTERS:  The Day Camp Craft Directors are looking for used candles, ALL TYPES for a really cool craft project, please stop by the Scout Shop anytime between 9:00-6:00 Monday – Friday and drop them in the recycle candle box.  WE THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!

 

MANY TRAILS DISTRICT

 

Spring Camporee by the Lake

Fabulous  Scouting events are planned at the Kennekuk Cove County Park near Danville.   The 2018 Many Trails Spring Camporee will be held on the weekend of May 18-20.

 

Many Trails Cub Scout Volunteers

The Day Camp in the Woods for the packs in the Many Trails District is seeking volunteers to help conduct the fun programs on Saturday,   June 2.  If you are able to help, please contact Kent McMahan at   born2bascout@gmail.com    to join the outdoor action.  

 

Many Trails District Meeting on Thursday

The Many Trails District meeting will be held on the second Thursday of the month (5/10) at the Danville Scout office located at 305 W. Woodbury St. in Danville from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.   Membership, finance and program topics will highlight the agenda for this month. 

 

CAMP DRAKE

 

Fifth Grade Scout Camp Fees Discount

An exemption from the normal camp fee deadline will be allowed for new Boy Scouts.  Any new boy joining your troop in the spring will be held to a later deadline.  Now is a great time to invite boys of any age to enjoy the excitement of summer camp. Please submit your crossover Scouts to Susan at susan.coller@scouting.org or 217-531-0219 to receive the discount.

 

CUB SCOUT

 

Cub Scout Adventure Camp Advancement

Cub Scout Adventure Camp provides an early opportunity for Cub Campers to begin new advancement requirements for newly transitioned Scouts.  The new program schedule will be posted this Thursday, May 10 to the Camp Drake website. Current Bears (3rd graders) who move up to the Webelos program are able to enjoy a tremendous advantage by attending Cub Scout Adventure Camp.  Visit  http://www.campdrake.com/cub-scout-adventure-camp/

 

Family Fun Fest

The last weekend of July is set up for a fun family campout at Camp Robert Drake.  All age levels will be able to enjoy the outdoor events.   Look for the registration materials at www.campdrake.com

 

Adventure Camp Change

To accommodate Cub Campers attending the 2018 “Cubs on the High Seas” Cub Scout Adventure Camp, the next fee deadline for both youth and adult registration has been altered from April 20 to Friday, May 18.   Please have your full fees paid at that time for your fun “on the banks of the Salt Fork” at Cub Scout Adventure Camp.

 

BOY SCOUT

 

BUGLE OPTION FOR SUMMER CAMP

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 15-21 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. 

 

VENTURING

 

NEW CREW AT KENNEKUK

An outdoor adventure crew is organizing at the Kennekuk Cove Conservation District near Danville.  Join the aquatics options on Saturday, May 19 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Mallard Point.   For more info,  contact parker.arnholt@scouting.org

 

ORDER OF THE ARROW

 

N O A C Thrills

For one week, all things of the Brotherhood of Cheerful Service will converge on southern Indiana for a grand celebration that the Wimachtiendienk has ever seen.  Start making arrangements now for July 30 to August 4th, 2018 for an Arrowrific event of the ultimate magnitude. 

 

CONGRATULATIONS NEW MEMBERS

A round of applause for the two newest members of Illini Lodge.  Timothy Tull of Troop 6 Urbana   and   Matthew Bryant of Troop 22 Tuscola completed their Ordeal Ceremony this past weekend.  Both new arrowmen provided exceptional service to Camp Drake.   Best wishes in your future Arrowman activities.

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