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  • Prairielands Council is accepting nominations for the Silver Beaver Award!


    The Silver Beaver was introduced in 1931 and is a council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients are registered Scouters who have made an impact on the lives of youth in service given to the council.


    Silver Beaver Nomination Form


    Prairielands Council is accepting nominations for this year's potential honorees until 12:00 noon on Monday, October 3, 2016. Nominations can be delivered to the Raymond Lee Scout Service Center or emailed to Sharon Kirk at


    Recipients of the award will be recognized at the Prairielands Council Adult Leader Recognition Event on Sunday, November 6 at the Carle Forum in Urbana.


  • The Fall 2016 edition of Prairielands One Stop Training (POST) is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, 2016. Our hosts will again be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 604 W. Wiindsor, Champaign.


    Courses offered include Youth Protection training, Den Leader specific training, and Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster specific training for leaders, plus Den Chief training for Boy Scouts and Venturers.


    POST is free, but preregistration is required.


    POST flyer

    Online POST registration


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    Featured at four Fall events!



    October 8

    Fighting Illini Football Scout Camporee

    Watch the game, camp on the Memorial Stadium field, more.


    October 8

    Many Trails Cub Scout Fun Day



    October 14-16

    OA Fall Pow Wow


    October 23

    Smilin Pumpkin Cub Scout Outdoor Sports Fest (flyer)

    Features shooting sports and a rocket launch



    Other Activities


    November 5

    Wood Badge Rendezvous


    Training Events

    Training Events


    September 30 - October 2

    Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills IOLS

    Click above link for event flyer

    Online IOLS registration


    October 1

    Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation BALOO

    Click above link for event flyer

    Online BALOO registration


    October 29

    Prairielands One Stop Training POST

    Den Leader, Den Chief, Scoutmaster, Youth Protection available

    Online POST registration


    October 29

    NRA Shotgun Instructor Training

    Restricted to registered BSA adults who are also experienced shotgunners.


    February 11

    2017 Prairielands Training College

    (Click the above link if you want to be notified by email when online registration opens.)

    2017 PTC Save-the-Date Flyer

    Online Training

    Many BSA training courses are available 24/7 through the MyScouting portal on the national BSA website.  (You will be asked to create a free MyScouting account if you don't already have one.)


    Online training


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    Major changes have been made in all BSA programs in 2014 (Venturing), 2015 (Cub Scouting), and 2015-2016 (Boy Scouting). Get the most up-to-date information about these changes direct from the national office via the Program Updates Page.



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