Council Service Center & Scout Shop
262 W. Prairie Ave.
Decatur, IL 62523
8:30am - 5:00pm
Boy Scouts of America Scouting Forms - Including downloadable applications, medical forms, activity consent forms, etc.
Merit Badge Counselor Lists - If you are interested in obtaining a list of current Merit Badge Counselors please contact the Scout Office at 800-416-2328/217-429-2326. If you are interested in becoming a Merit Badge Counselor, complete the Merit Badge Counselor Information Page and the BSA Adult Application and submit them to the Council Service Center for review.
Cub Scout and Boy Scout Cyber Chip Award - Today's youth are spending more time than ever using digital media for education, research, socializing, and fun. To help families and volunteers keep youth safe while online, the Boy Scouts of America introduces the Cyber Chip. In developing this exciting new tool, the BSA teamed up with content expert NetSmartz®, part of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® and training expert for many law enforcement agencies.Visit the Cyber Chip website for more information...
Scouters fulfill their commitment of Service to Others through completing Community Service projects. These hours are recorded into the
Good Turn for America's website to help calculate the impact Scouting has on our communities! Each unit should have someone dedicated to recording these service hours. Contact the Council Service Center for more information.
Click here for a printable list of Service Project ideas...
RECHARTER RESOURCES FOR UNITS
All Traditional Unit Charters in Lincoln Trails Council will expire annually on December 31. To recharter for the new Scouting Year starting Jan. 1 units need to complete the Rechartering process. Packets arre provided to unit leaders at October Roundtables. Please contact your District Executive if you have quesitons regarding your packet. Below are some resources that are typically included in the packet that could help you complete the Recharter process:
Internet Recharter Website (Click Here)
Internet Recharter Tutorial (Click Here) - Visit this website for a step-by-step tutorial for navigating the online process
Membership Inventory (Click Here)
Recharter Worksheet (Click Here)
Registration Fee Chart (Click Here)
Journey To Excellence Website - includes Excel spreadsheets to help figure your Journey to Excellence points
Unit Deposit Account Authorization - annual review of who has access to your unit's store account
SCHOOL NIGHT RESOURCES
Join Us Nights are a commonly used recruitment tool for many units. As schools start back up in the fall or near the summer break, units may present Boy Talks at school and/or send flyers home with the boys. Below are resources used to help make a successful Recruitment Night.
Attendance Roster (Click Here)
Boy Talks (Click Here)
Den Roster (Click Here)
Leader Guides (Click Here)
Parent Orientation Guide (Click Here)
School Night Script (Click Here)