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JOIN SCOUTING IN LINCOLN TRAILS COUNCIL...

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.

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Council News


LAUNCH INTO SCOUTING - SEPTEMBER 24TH FROM 1LaunchScout-5PM IN EACH DISTRICT
Lincoln Trails Council is encouraging boys in 1st-5th grades to "Launch Into Scouting" this fall! Each new scout that joins (and the current scout who recruits him) will receive a rocket when they attend one of three Launch Events. Rocket launches will be taking place at Fletcher Park (Mt. Zion), Lakeland College (Mattoon) and Evergreen Park (Effingham) from1-5pm on Sat., Sept. 24. Invite boys to "Launch Into Scouting" and help change a boy's life for the better this fall!

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POPCORN SALE IN FULL SWING IN LTC!!

The Trails End Popcorn Sale is the LTC's biggest fundraiser of the year. Scouts are encouraged to participate in their units sale or may sell individually if their unit is not participating! All scout participating will receive the center patch featured to the left, with the opportunity to earn additional segments. The 2016 Popcorn Sale runs through October 21! Click here for more Popcorn Info...


LEAVE NO TRACE TRAINING
LNT
Abraham Lincoln Council (Springfield, IL) is offering a Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer Course in Springfield from September 30-October 2. LNT is one tier of the three pillars of what we now in the BSA call "Outdoor Ethics" - Leave No Trace (and Tread Lightly!), Outdoor Code, and the Land Ethic. All three areas will be taught during the course - AND – attendees will be taught how to train others and promote Scouts and Adults to earn the various outdoor ethics awards. Click here to download a flyer or here to download the registration form...


BOBCAT BOOTCAMP - **EVENT FOR NEW SCOUTS** - OCT. 1-2 @ RFSR

BobcatLincoln Trails Council invites NEW Cub Scouts to attend a FREE Rookie Camp on Saturday, October 1 or Sunday, October 2 at Rhodes-France Scout Reservation in Pana, IL. The boys will work to earn their first Scout Badge (Bobcat Rank) as well as get toparticipate in shooting BB Guns and Archery, playing games and taking a hike. Lunch is provided during this one day event being held from 8am-5pm each day. Register through your units! Unit leaders can download the registration form here...


FALL CAMPOREE - STEM BASED WITH MOUSETRAP STEM PROJECT - OCT. 21-23 - REGISTER BY OCT. 13TH!
The Lincoln Trails Council 2016 Fall Camporee event will be held October 21-23 at Rhodes France Scout Reservation. Both Boy Scout Troops and Venture Crews are invited to attend this event. All activities will be STEM based and will include a Rube Goldberg Project! Register by October 13th! Visit the Camporee page for more information including the downloadable registration form and details on the competition...

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Cub Scouts and their families are invited to attend this year’s “Out of this World” Spookoree Family Campout being held October 14-16 at Rhodes-France Scout Reservation. Early Bird Registration is open until September 23 for $35 per person. Final registration deadline is September 29th with a $10 per person late fee. No walk-ins will be allowed! Visit the Spookoree website for more information or contact your pack leadership to register!


ILLINOIS HEARTLAND COMMISSIONER COLLEGE
Lincoln Trails Council, W.D. Boyce Council and Prairielands Council will be presenting the 2016 College of Commissioner Science on November 12 at Schroeder Hall, Illinois State University, Normal, IL. All Council, Roundtable and Unit commissioners are encouraged to attend to experience further training to help with their positions. Visit the Commissioner College homepage on the W.D. Boyce website for more information!


NYLT

2016 NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING -
SPRING 2017

The National Youth Leadership Training Course is scheduled forApril 21-23 and April 28-30, 2017. The cost of the course is still being finalized, but a lower cost is in the works which would still include food and class materials. Please visit the NYLT Page for more information.
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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

Spookoree Registration Deadline - $35 each
September 23

Launch Into Scouting
September 24

LTC Scout Shop Saturday Hours
September 24, 9a-1p

Last Day to Register for Spookoree - $45 each September 29

Bobcat Bootcamp
October 1-2

LTC Scout Shop Saturday Hours
October 1, 9a-1p

LTC Scout Shop Saturday Hours
October 8, 9a-1p

SPOOKOREE
October 14-16

Popcorn Sale Ends
October 21

Boy Scout STEM Camporee
October 21-23

Popcorn & Prize Orders due to Council
October 24

Popcorn Distribution
November 5

Woodbadge Reunion
November 5

Veteran's Day -
Council Service Center Closed
November 11

Illinois Heartland Commissioner College
November 12

Popcorn Money due to Council Service Center
November 28