Council Service Center & Scout Shop
262 W. Prairie Ave.
Decatur, IL 62523
8:30am - 5:00pm
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.
Visit the Training Page for info on BALOO, T2, Woodbadge, NYLT, and more....
Visit the Camping Page for info on Spring Rendezvous, 2017 Camps, Camp Staff and more...
Visit the District Pages for your local district information: Railsplitter - Redhawk - Two Rivers
SPRING RENDEZVOUS EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE - FEBRUARY 24TH!
Plans are heating up for the 2017 Spring Rendezvous (SR2017). Join us on May 19-21 at Wolf Creek State Park, near Sullivan. It's going to be a BLAST! Weekend pass is only $20 per person ($25 after 2/24/17, $30 after 3/24/17) or a Day pass is $10 per person. SR2017 T-shirts are $10 each and must be ordered by 3/24 (2XL/up $12). Visit the Spring Rendezvous page for more information...
2016 CAMP CARD SALES ARE COMING SOON!
Leaders from each unit are asked to attend the March Roundtable (Mar. 9) to gather all of the information about the sale as well as pick up their unit's Camp Cards for selling. Money and remaining cards are due to the Council Service Center by April 21.
SAVE THE DATES FOR UPCOMING DISTRICT VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION DINNERS
The Redhawk District Recognition Night will be taking place on Saturday, March 18 at 6:30 in Casey at the First Christian Church. The Two Rivers District Recognition Dinner will take place on Thursday, March 9 at the Shelbyville Visitor's Center. Visit the District Pages for more details!
TWO RIVERS MERIT BADGE FAIR BEING HELD SAT., MAR 11.
Boy Scout Troop 98 will be hosting the Two Rivers Merit Badge Fair on Saturday, March 11th at the Army Corp of Engineers, Lake Shelbyville Visitor’s Center. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and classes take place from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. A mix of full and half day classes will be offered. Download the registration form for more information...
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.
WOOD 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!!!
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!
Check out the video above to see how Jared Daum started his career working with NASA by becoming involved in Scouts!
Next 90 Days
Feb. 24 - Spring Rendezvous Early Registration Deadline
Feb. 25 - BALOO @ RFSR
District Roundtables/ Camp Card Kick-off
Summer Camp Down Payments Due
Two Rivers Merit Badge Fair
Redhawk Day Camp Registration Deadline
Redhawk Dist. Dinner
Spring Rendezvous Registration Deadline
Edge #2 (T2)
Redhawk Day Camp Late Registration Deadline
Cub Resident Camp Staff Training
Campership Forms Due
Den Chief Training @ RFSR
Work Day @ RFSR
Redhawk Day Camp
Soles for Souls Kick-off
Council Service Center Closed
Camp Card Sale Ends/ Money Due
NYLT Weekend #1
Annual Recognition and Business Meeting
NYLT Weekend #2
Soles for Souls Collection
OA Spring Fellowship
Boy Scout Summer Camp Final Payments Due
RFSR Work Day
Spring Rendezvous Late Registration Deadline
Memorial Day - Council Service Center Closed
Spookoree Early Registration Deadline