Council Service Center & Scout Shop
262 W. Prairie Ave.
Decatur, IL 62523
8:30am - 5:00pm
Boy Scout Summer Camp
at Rhodes France Scout Reservation
Thank you to the 390 youth and 82 adults who attended the Lincoln Trails Council Boy Scout Summer Camp in 2016! "Be Prepared...bring Duct Tape" was a great experience for the scouts and leaders. Mark your calendars now for the 2017 Summer Camp Sessions:
Week 1 - June 11-17, 2017
Week 2 - June 18-24, 2017
Week 3 - June 25-July 1, 2017
CAMPSITE REGISTRATION REMAINS OPEN FOR THE 2017 SUMMER CAMP SEASON
Campsite registration is open for any troop interested in attending Lincoln Trails Council 2017 Boy Scout Summer Camp Sessions. Troops should download the Registration Form and submit it with deposit to the LTC Council Service Center as soon as possible to reserve your space!
BOY SCOUT SUMMER CAMP PAYMENTS DUE BY MAY 12TH
In order to receive the Discounted Camp Fee ($270 per scout), downpayments of $75 had to be paid by March 10 and the remainer of the fee must be paid by May 12th. If a Scout missed the March 10 payment or does not pay in full by May 12 the Standard Camp fee of $285 is applicable.
BOY SCOUT SUMMER CAMP MEDICAL FORMS
A completed BSA Annual Health & Medical Record is required for each Scout and adult attending camp. Parts A, B, & C are required for all Scouts. Adults who will be staying onsite for over 72 hours must complete parts A, B, & C as well. Adults staying less than 72 hours must complete parts A & B. These forms are available at the Council Service Center and online. Part C of the form is an examination by a physician. This exam must have been completed during the 12 months prior to the Scout or Adult’s week of camp (example: a physical exam held on June 4th, 2016 is considered current until June 30th, 2017). Forms can be turned in to the Council Service Center before camp as well. If a Scout or Scouter arrives at camp without a medical form, it is the Scout or Scouters responsibility to obtain the physical examination before being allowed to stay in camp. The physical examination must be completed by a certified and licensed physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. (Chiropractors do not qualify) The Health Officer has the final say on whether a Scout or Scouter can remain at camp. Units should not turn in originals of the health forms. At the end of each week, the copies turned in will be destroyed unless the unit has requested to have them returned. For the first time, Unit Leaders may turn in their units health forms ahead of time at the Council Service Center. If units are going to do this, they must do so prior to June 1st, 2017.
Scout Pistol and Safety Marksmanship Program to Return in 2017!
In 2016, LTC was pleased to be on of only a select few councils in the country to offer the new Scout Pistol Safety and Marksmanship program to the Shooting Sports area this summer. Over twenty scouts were instructed how to handle, maintain, and shoot a pistol safely while being provided instruction to increase their marksmanship skills. Scouts had classroom instruction and range instruction in which they fired a pistol under the supervision of a trained Range Safety Officer and NRA certified pistol instructor. Parents are required to submit the RFSR Pistol Waiver form for any Scout participating.
The RFSR Pathfinder Program is designed specifically for first year Scouts. They Scouts work on rank advancement requirements from Tenderfoot - First Class as well as Swimming and First Aid Merit Badges. They also learned more about the camp and other program areas. All first year Scouts are encouraged to participate in this program.
- 2017 Summer Camp Leaders Guide (updated 2/22/17)
- Scout Equipment List
- Troop & Patrol Equipment List
- 2017 Merit Badge Pre-Requisites
- 2017 Merit Badge Schedule
- RFSR Pistol Waiver - Required for anyone taking Pistol Course at Camp
- Map of Rhodes France Scout Reservation
- Map to Rhodes France Scout Reservation
- 2017 Camp Staff Application
- BSA Annual Health and Medical Forms - All three parts required!
- Routine Drug Administration Record
- Boy Scout Campership Application - Due by April 7th
- Provisional Camper Registration Form
- Pre-Arranged Camper Release Form
- Refund Request Form
- 2017 Campsite Reservation Form
- Pre-Camp Swim Check Form
- Summer Camp Attendance Roster
- Troop Photo Order Form
- Campfire Program Planner
- Tentaroo Registration Site