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Jerry Daniels (District Executive) - Jerry.Daniels@Scouting.org, 513-508-6644

Roger Hardy (District Chair)

Todd Oberg (District Commissioner)

Updated April 15, 2014

Spring Recruitment is Here!

It’s that time of year where we start the process of recruiting our new Tiger scouts and get them ready for summer fun. Start planning some fun activities to help recruit new kids. If you haven’t been contacted by me or our membership chair yet please let us know. You should be hearing from us very soon. We are going to hold a major recruiting event Saturday morning May 10th in Jacksonville at Nichols Park. We will need help from you and your leaders to make this a success. Any questions just let me know at Jerry.Daniels@scouting.org.


HA Sports and Academics Day A Success!!!

Quite a few scouts came on a beautiful Saturday morning and learned about bike safety from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department and then dove into 5 belt loop classes: Art, Basketball, Cycling, Music and Weather. A great Paper model display was also set up to keep kids entertained as they prepared for the morning start. Fun was had by all and knowledge was gained. Thanks to all the volunteers that came out to help and teach. I look forward to our next event.

Free Tickets to Springfield Sliders Baseball Game

The Springfield Sliders are offering free tickets to their June 30th Baseball game. These tickets are for scouts and leaders and include a hot dog and drink. A patch will also be included if the scout is in their uniform. More information can be found here. This is a great way to spend a day with your scouts and will also count towards your Summertime Pack Award. So sign up today before tickets run out.


Summer Camp Planning

Summer will be fast approaching and now is the time to start preparing for camping opportunities. For the Cub Scouts we have Day Camps, Traveling Day Camps and Resident Camps around the council. Day camps are held all over the district and council where the resident camps are held at Camp Illinek in Springfield. These camps offer loads of fun for a very affordable price. If you would like a presentation at your pack meeting please let us know and we would be more than happy to come out and talk about camp to your scouts. Information for these camps can be found by clicking here. Then follow the links to the Cub Scout Camp of your choice.

For the Boy Scouts we have Camp Bunn in Hettick, Illinois to provide programming for your scouts. It is a week long program with some unique programming such as our sailing and personal watercraft programs. Bunn also offers high adventure programs such as the climbing tower and C.O.P.E. (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) Mixed with other merit badge classes, your scout will have plenty to do during his week at camp. We also have a lone scout program where we can place a scout in with another troop if he would like to come to Camp Bunn without his troop (e.g. his troop is going elsewhere and he can’t go that week). Information for Camp Bunn can be found by clicking here and then follow the links to Camp

We hope to see you and your scout at one of our camping facilities this summer. If you have any questions please feel free to ask us.



Scouting for Food Collection Forms

I hope everyone had a successful Weekend of collecting food for Scouting for Food! From some of the initial reports they sound very good. I just want to thank each and every one of you that collected food this weekend. It is very welcomed by the food pantries and the people that receive them. Without your help some people could go hungry. So thank again for “Doing your Best” and “Doing a Good Deed.” You are truly what the scouting movement is all about.

If you haven’t received and turned in your collection report form just click here, fill out the form and send it back to the office. And don’t forget to log in your service hours.  Click here.   Thanks again for a job well done!