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Prairielands Council Updates Archives for 2017-10

Congratulations to 20-17-2018 Lodge Officers

This past weekend Illini Lodge #55 held it's annual Fall Pow Wow. During the event, arrowmen were able to voice their opinion on next years Lodge leadership. Congratulations to the new Lodge board!


Chief: Philip Wachter T13

Vice Chief of Administration: Kacy C. T234

Vice Chief of Activities: Kenny C. T234

Vice Chief of Inductions: Ben Hoogstraat T158

Treasurer: Ryan H. T101

Secretary: Jason C. T234

Commissioners College

The 2017 Illinois Heartland Commissioner College (IHCC) will be held on Saturday, November 11 at Illinois Central Community College (1 College Dr., East Peoria, IL 61635). Cost to attend this year's event will be $20. The keynote speaker for the event will be BSA National Commissioner Charles Dahlquist. IHCC is a joint Commissioner College co-hosted by Lincoln Trails Council, Prairieland Council and W. D. Boyce Council.

To sign up and form more information: https://goo.gl/GWAztD

BSA Expands Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts Programs to Welcome Girls

BSA Expands Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts Programs to Welcome Girls

The BSA's board of directors has unanimously approved welcoming girls into our Cub Scouts program and delivering a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

The historic decision comes after years of receiving requests from families and girls. The BSA evaluated the results of numerous research efforts, gaining input from current members and leaders — as well as parents and girls who have never been involved in Scouting — to understand how to offer families an important additional choice in meeting the character development needs of all their children.


Linked below (or attached) are a few resources to help you learn more about today's decision, as well as respond to any inquiries you may receive. As always, please direct all media queries to pr@scouting.org:



Key Messages:

  • This change is the result of years of requests from families: The BSA thoughtfully evaluated how to bring the benefits of Scouting to the greatest number of youth possible and adapt to the changing needs of today’s families — all while remaining true to our mission and core values, outlined in the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Changes will begin in 2018 (Cub Scouts) and stretch into 2019 (older girls): Starting in the 2018 program year, families can choose to sign up their sons and daughters for Cub Scouts. Using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts program, the BSA also will deliver a program for older girls, which will be announced in 2018 and projected to be available in 2019, that will enable girls to earn the Eagle Scout rank. This unique approach allows us to maintain the integrity of the single-gender model while also meeting the needs of today’s families.


Venturing Fest 2018

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Fighting Illini Scout Camporee Game Update

Game Time - The game time has been set for 11 am!  The game marks the official start of this event.  Units may show up to the registration tent as early as 7 am on Saturday morning to pick up their packets which will include game tickets.  There will be inflatables and other general activities provided by the University of Illinois for all game attendees before the game in Grange Grove located just west of Memorial Stadium.