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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 Summer Camps and more...
Visit the District Pages for your local district information: Railsplitter - Redhawk - Two Rivers LionPatch

THE LIONS ARE COMING!
As a pilot program for 2017, the Lincoln Trails Council will be offering boys entering Kindergarten an opportunity to join in the Scouting fun this fall! More info will be made available soon but for now check out some basic information about the Lions Program here...

 

POPCORN KICK-OFFS TAKING PLACE IN AUGUST!
Join the Council Popcorn Committee on Tuesday, August 8 (Effingham) or Thursday, August 17 (Decatur) to gather all of the details your unit will need for the 2017 Popcorn Sale! These meetings serve to present you with the products being sold, how to encourage excitement in your units as well as provide you with samples for the sale. More details will be available soon...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!

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...

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

June 25-July 1
BSSC Week #3

July 6-9
Webelos Woods

July 16
First Aid/CPR Training @ RFSR

July 17-29
National Jamboree

July 28-30
Cub Scout Summer Camp

July 29
BALOO @ CSSC

August 8
Popcorn Kick-off Meeting - Effingham

August 10
District Roundtables

August 17
Popcorn Kick-off Meeting - Decatur

August 18-20
OA Fall Fellowship

August 25
Show-n-Sell Orders Due

August 25-27
Wood Badge Weekend #1

September 8
OA Vigil Reunion

September 9
Trades Day Merit Badge Fair

September 9
RFSR Trading Post open 9am-1pm

September 14
District Roundtables/
Show-n-Sell Popcorn pick-up

September 15-17
OA Section Conclave

August 25-27
Wood Badge Weekend #2