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Prairielands Council Updates Archives for 2014-08

Aug 30 - Venturing Training Day

There will be a Venturing Training Day for both youth and adults on Saturday, August 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The site is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 604 W Windsor Rd, Champaign. Courses on offer will be Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC) for Venturers and both of the new basic training courses Venturing Advisor Specific Training (VAST) and Crew Committee Challenge (CCC) in one combined session for adult leaders.


Cost is $12.00 per person including lunch and materials. Contact Glenn Overby at 217-531-3010, to register. Payment due at Scout office by 8/29.


Four Cub Scout Leader Orientations Announced

Four dates have been announced for Cub Scout leader orientation programs this fall, open to both new and experienced leaders and interested parents:


  • September 13 at Camp Robert Drake, Fairmount
  • September 20 at Illinois Fire Service Institute, Champaign
  • September 25 at Paxton Church of Christ, Paxton
  • October 25 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Champaign


At all sessions except the evening session in Paxton, Cub Scout leader-specific training (for the "Trained" emblem) will be offered afterwards as needed.


No charge. Preregistration required to assure enough handouts. Contact Glenn Overby at (217) 531-3010 or to register.


Sep 27 - Kurland Steel Sporting Clays

The annual sporting clays benefit shoot, known as the Kurland Steel Sporting Clays for 2014, will be held on Saturday, September 27 at Olde Barn Sporting Clays in Oakland, Illinois.



Registration form



Date Change: October OLST and BALOO

Due to unexpected adverse events the Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (OLST) and Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) have been moved back one week on the calendar. OLST will now take place on October 10-11-12, and BALOO will take place on October 11. Updated registration forms are linked below.


We regret the necessity for this change.


Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills/OLST flyer

(Includes OWL for Webelos leaders)

BALOO flyer



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