Prairielands Council News


Tool Time Success

Thanks to all the dedicated volunteers who helped improve our wonderful facility at Camp Robert Drake.  The hard-working grounds crews made camp look better, despite the soggy weather.   And the pool is painted even though the clouds loomed all through the day.   Special thanks to Lana and Pat for their fabulous lunch.


Boy Scout Recruiting

Troop leaders in the council are encouraged to contact local 5th and 6th graders about the fun of Scouting.   The opportunity to join a troop during the great upcoming camping season is here!  Special invitations can be personalized to advertise your fun troop events in the near future


Paper or Plastic?

We all have to make decisions. Discover how those on the front line make critical life-saving decisions and explore how to make better decisions yourself. Come to Illinois Heartland Commissioner College in East Peoria on November 9 to take Critical Decision Making. You have to make decisions, why not be prepared to do the best job you can. Don’t miss this and many other great classes. All Scouters welcome! Schedule this event into your calendar now. The full brochure and registration is at:



Cub Camp Volunteers

The Day Camp at Camp Drake for the packs in the Many Trails District is seeking volunteers to help conduct the fun programs on Saturday, June 1.  If you are able to help, please contact Mike at    to join the outdoor action. 


Cub Scout Adventure Fun

Cub Scouts seek outdoor adventure during one of the four-day, three-night camp sessions with space events of all kinds throughout the Illinois woodlands. See the Cub Scout Adventure Camp Leader Guide, also known as “The Lantern”, for added details by visiting the camp website


Bugle Troop Option for Summer Camp

Any 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 14-20 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. 

Fall Camporee  SAVE THE DATE

Troops from throughout the council are invited on 9/13/19 to 9/15/19 to enjoy an OUTDOOR SKILLS ACADEMY.  There will be excellent skill session events to discover survival techniques.  Target your troop adventurers to sharpen up their backwoods talents.



Camp Drake Staff Need

Recent changes have provided an opening on the 2019 Camp Drake staff.   Camp Director Mike Graham is looking for a morning cook.    Please contact Mike  @  (217)  531-0212 for more information

Holiday Family Camping Weekend

All Scouts and Scouting family members are invited to enjoy Memorial Day Weekend at Camp Robert Drake this summer.  All of the campsites are available for use on a reserved basis. .  The cost for the entire weekend of camping is $20.00 per family or $8.00 per individual for the entire four-day period. 


Summer Camp Dietary Needs

The Camp Kitchen may not be able to accommodate special dietary needs that are not shared in advance to   Please send an e-mail with your requirements to help us help you!  We want to help, but you need to tell us in a timely manner!




If you no longer wish to receive future messages from Prairielands BSA, please unsubscribe here.