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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

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 Woodbadge, BALOO, CPR Training and more....
Visit the Camping Page for info on Spring Rendezvous, Summer Camps, Camp Staff and more...
Visit the District Pages for your local district information: Railsplitter - Redhawk - Two Rivers

TWO RIVERS DISTRICT EXECUTIVE POSITION TO BE FILLED
The Lincoln Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America has an immediate opening for a District Executive position in the Effingham area. Responsibilities include fund-raising, marketing, public relations and unit service. There are opportunities for advancement and career growth in this position. Candidates must have at least a Bachelor's Degree, possess good communication skills, an outgoing personality, and be willing to live and work in the area of Christian, Effingham, Fayette, Moultrie and Shelby Counties. Salary is in the $36,000 per year range, with an outstanding benefit package, and an auto allowance. Send resume with cover letter to: District Executive Position, Lincoln Trails Council, 262 W. Prairie Ave, Decatur, IL  62523.

CONGRATULATIONS TO LTC'S EAGLE SCOUT TERRY SMITH!
SmithEagleOn Sunday, March 23, Terry Smith of Moweaqua received the Eagle recognition he has been waiting over 50 years for! In the 1950's Terry completed all of his requirements for Eagle but due to circumstances beyond his control his Board of Review never took place. Last year, Terry's family looked into the possibility of pursuing the recognition as Eagle that he had never received. A committee was put into place, a Board of Review was held and Eagle Scout Recogition was awarded at the LTC Annual Recogintion Dinner in April. Congratulations to Terry on his long over due status! Click here to view the WAND News video clip...

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2017 SILVER BEAVERS!SilverBeavers
Congratulationos to the Lincoln Trails Council Silver Beaver Recipients for 2017. Mark Cornell, Lawrence Oleson, Clarence “Larry” Pearsall, and Debra Ross. Mark currently serves as assistant Scoutmaster in Troops 130 and 3 and is the camp caretaker at Camp Kickapoo. Lawrence Oleson is currently Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 104 and serves on the Properties Committee. Larry Pearsall is Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 901 as well as serving on the Redhawk District Committee and Campmaster Corp. Debra Ross is active as the Redhawk District Roundtable Commissioner. Thank you for all of your time dedication to Scouts and the Lincoln Trails Council!RocketSale

LAUNCH INTO SUMMER - SPECIAL ROCKET SALE!
With summer plans being made for units, the Scout Shop is offering a special Launch into Summer Fun Rocket Sale! Packs, Troops and Crews can purchase rockets at a discounted rate as low as $5.00 per rocket! Download the flyer for more details including how to get a FREE Launch Pad! Contact the Scout Shop today to take part in this exciting offer!

TOUR AND ACTIVITY PLANS NO LONGER REQUIRED AS OF APRIL 1ST
A cross-functional team has completed an evaluation of the BSA's Tour and Activity Plan, resulting in a recommendation to terminate the plan effective April 1, 2017. Click here for the BSA's FAQ page which provides answers to the questions we anticipate most people using the tool might have regarding the rationale and process for the termination.

YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING NOW AVAILABLE ON MOBILE!
National BSA is excited to announce that Youth Protection training is now mobile device capable!  You can complete the Youth Protection (Y01) training course right on your tablet. NOTE: The training certificate is not automatically produced upon completion of the training course.  Please return to the My Training page to print the certificate. Additional enhancements are being made to prompt you to return to print your certificate.

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 one 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!

NESA OUTSTANDING EAGLE SCOUT AWARD
The Council NESA Committee is looking to recognize deserving Eagle Scouts with the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award for 2017. 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.

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

Next 90 Days

May 29
Memorial Day - Council Service Center Closed

May 31
Spookoree Early Registration Deadline

June 1
Railsplitter Day Camp Deadline

June 2-4
Nat'l Jambo Contingent Campout

June 4-10
BSSC Staff Week

June 11-17
BSSC Week #1

June 14-16
Railsplitter Day Camp

June 18-24
BSSC Week #2

June 25-July 1
BSSC Week #3

July 6-9
Webelos Woods

July 16
CPR Training

July 17-29
National Jamboree

July 28-30
Cub Scout Summer Camp

July 29
BALOO Training