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Council Service Center & Scout Shop
262 W. Prairie Ave.
Decatur, IL 62523
217-429-2326
217-429-3326 (fax)

Hours:
Monday-Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm

Check out the video above to see how Jared Daum started his career working with NASA by becoming involved in Scouts!

Fun, Adventure, Values… You've found it all with Scouting, the most proven and successful youth program in America. Founded in 1920, Lincoln Trails Council currently serves 3,600 youth in central Illinois. We provide the necessary support services to ensure success of our districts and the units they support. Furthermore, the council provides year-round camping programs, youth and adult training opportunities and a council service center.

Council News

Visit the Training Page for info on ILST, Woodbadge and more....
Visit the Camping Page for info ono Klondike, 2017 Camp Kick-off, Camp Staff and more...
Visit the District Pages for your local district information: Railsplitter - Redhawk - Two Rivers

NEW UPDATES TO CUB SCOUT PROGRAM RELEASED (modified on 12/9/16)
The BSA has announced modifications to adventure requirements in response to feedback from den leaders who have run the new Cub Scouting program for a year. Dens may begin using the modified requirements immediately as they begin working on their next adventure. Click here for the complete list of modifications...

RECHARTERS DUE TO LTC COUNCIL SERVICE CENTER ASAP
All Units' Recharter paperwork is due into the Council Service Center as soon as possible. Visit the Resources page for downloadable forms or contact the Council Service Center (217-429-2326) with questions.Holiday

10% OFF ON THE 10TH AT LTC SCOUT SHOP AND RFSR TRADING POST, DEC 10, 9am-1pm
Visit the LTC Scout Shop or RFSR Trading Post during our special Holidy Hours on Saturday, December 10th from 9am-1pm. All merchandise purchases will be 10% off during this special holiday event! Download a flyer for your pack, troop, friends and family today!

DECEMBER SPECIAL FOR PACKS AND TROOPS AT THE LTC SCOUBasketsT SHOP
For every $25 merchandise purchase made December 1-December 22 your pack or troop will be entered to win one of two great prize baskets! Troops have the opportunity to win a basket containing a 6-quart BSA Dutch Oven with cookbook and recipe cards. Packs have the opportunity to stock up for the upcoming Pinewoood Derby with a basket filled with derby tools and accessories including books, wheels, skins, stickers and tools! Download the flyer for more details and encourage families to make purchases in December!

SILVER BEAVER NOMINATIONS
cid:image005.jpg@01D15506.68652980The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is the highest council‐level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered Scouters who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council. Lincoln Trails Council is full of successful volunteers worthy of this award.  Nominations for the 2016 Silver Beaver Recipients should be submitted by January 20, 2017! Download the nomination form here… Contact the office if you need help completing the information requested on the form.

ARGENTA-OREANA MERIT BADGE FAIR TO BE HELD SAT., FEB. 11
Boy Scout Troop 31 and Venture Crew 3131 is hostng the 8th Annual Argenta-Oreana Merit Badge Fair on Saturday, February 11th at the Argenta-Oreana High School. Registration will begin at 8:00am and the event will conclude at 4:00pm. There will be full day classes and some half day classes as well. Adult Workshops will be available as well as the merit badges. Lunch will be served to all paid participants in attendance and all paid participants will receive an event patch. Download more information here...

NESA OUTSTANDING EAGLE SCOUT AWARD
The Council NESA Committee is looking to recognize deserving Eagle Scouts with the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award for 2016. This award is presented to Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement at the local, state or regional level. Eagle Scouts interested in applying for this recognition can obtain more information and the application at the NESA website.

GLENN A AND MELINDA W ADAMS NATIONAL EAGLE SCOUT SERVICE PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD
In 2009, the National Eagle Scout Association established the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award to recognize valuable service of an exceptional nature by a Scout to a religious institution, a school, community or other entity. The award recognizes the Scout for his Eagle Scout leadership service project. Each year, local councils select a council-level winner and from that pool, each region selects a region-level winner. A national winner is then selected from the four regional finalists. To obtain more information or download the application visit the NESA page.

WBPatchWOOD BADGE SCHOLARSHIP CAMPAIGN STARTED IN LTC
Lincoln Trails Council has started a Wood Badge Scholarship Support Campaign. The objective of the funds raised would be to make Wood Badge training available to individuals who may otherwise not be able to attend due to financial reasons. The fund will be used solely for providing scholarships, and any excess funds will be carried over to help future recipients. Gifts of $100 or more will receive onoe of 100 limited edition Lincoln Trails Council Wood Badge Scholarship patches! Download the form below to help support this new initiative!

2017 NATIONAL JAMBOREE CONTINGENT
The LTC contingent for the 2017 National Jamboree has a few remaining spots for scouts interested in attending. Please visit the LTC 2017 National Jamboree page or contact the Scout Service Center (217-429-2326) for more information.

NOW IS THE TIME TO JOIN SCOUTS!!!JoinScouting
Scouting is a year-round program, so anytime is a great time to join scouts. Visit http://www.beascout.org to find a unit near you or contact the Council Service Center at 217-429-2326 for information about Joining Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts or a Venturing Crew!

Next 90 Days

District Roundtables
Recharters Due
December 8

Intro to Leader Skills for Troops
December 10

Scout Shop
Holiday Sale
Decatur Scout Shop & RFSR Trading Post

December 10
9am-1pm

Christmas
Council Service Center Closed
December 23-26

Council Service Center Inventory Office Closed
December 29-January 2

OA Winter Banquet
January 7

Klondike Derby
January 14

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Council Service Center Closed
January 16

Jan. 22 - First Aid & CPR @ RFSR

Jan. 28 - Trainers
Edge #1 (T1), Shelbyville

2017 Camp Kick-off Meeting
January 20

Argenta-Oreana Merit Badge Fair
February 11