Oct
7
to Oct 8

IOLS Training

IOLS: Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
This is one of two courses needed by Scoutmasters to be considered "trained" for their position.

DATE/TIME: Check-in Saturday, Oct 7 2017, 8:00 AM. Course will finish around 11:30 PM Sunday, October 8 , 2017
LOCATION: Camp Robert Drake, Fairmount, IL

FEE: $15.00 - Fee covers Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast.
Slots are limited and there may be a waiting list.

Registration deadline: Tue Oct 3 midnight.

Course must have 5 participants registered by Fri Sept 22, 2017 or the course will be cancelled. Register now!

Bring your Boy Scout Handbook and Scoutmaster Handbook (if you have them).

Online Registration Form Here

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Jun
3
9:00am 9:00am

85 Anniversary Celebration

85  Anniversary Event at Camp Drake

The ultimate anniversary event to celebrate 85 years of Scout camping along the banks of the Salt Fork River will be Saturday, June 3 rd . . Throughout the entire day, special events and commemorative programs will provide Scouts and guests with a historical perspective of Camp Robert Drake. Experience the outdoor thrills, Scouting challenges, and life-altering memories of 85 years of camping all in one day.

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Apr
1
9:00am 9:00am

Drake-A-Palooza

Timing and Events:

Trail Tromp (sponsored by Illini Lodge #55): 9am - 12 pm

Blaze the trail through the woods at the annual Trail Tromp hiking day at Camp Robert Drake on April 1st to win your own Global Positioning System.   All of the Trail Tromp participants will be eligible for the drawing for a hand-held GPS device, sponsored by Illini Lodge of the Order of the Arrow.

Marksmanship Challenge: (Small Fee $$$) @ Nogle Shooting Sports Complex (SEE FLYER BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS)

Boy Scout Challenge (.22 Rifle)

Check-In 1pm

First Round @ 1:15 followed directly by a competition round 

Cub Scout Challenge (BB Guns)

Check-In 2:30 pm

First Round @ 2:45 followed directly by a competition round

Gaga Ball Tournament (No Fee) at the Gaga Pit

Cub Scout @ 1 pm

Boy Scout @ 2:30 pm

Pinewood Derby Race @ 11:30am - 3:00pm

Just for fun as part of the Drake-a- palooza, Camp Drake summer staff members will host Pinewood Derby racing at the fireplace end of the Dining hall.  All Cub Scouts are encouraged to bring their Pinewood Car and race against the pack.  Any Scouts and Scouters are welcome to bring out their veteran vehicles and enjoy the simple fun of Pinewood Racing. Please remember the 5 ounce weight rule. There are no trophies so there is no cost….just another chance to see your Pinewood Car speeding down the track!

Drone Demonstration @ TBD 

Check out the drone demonstration as part of the Drake-A-Palooza activities on Saturday, April 1st at Camp Drake.   During the afternoon festivities, a demonstration of drone technology will be provided for any Scouts and families in attendance.

Flyers

Check out this flyer on the Sky Fly Event

Check out this information about the Trail Tromp! 

Marksmanship Challenge Flyer and Registration Form

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Oct
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

Camp Drake Fall "Turkey" Shoot

Test your marksmanship skills at the Jamie Ping Trap & Skeet Field @ Camp Robert Drake on Saturday October 29th, 2016 from 1:00 - 5:00pm.  The Camp Drake Fall “Turkey” Shoot is open to all registered Boy Scout / Venturing youth and adults.   The competition will have participants shoot a 50 round of trap. Competition divisions will be set up for Boy Scout age, Venturer age, and Adults with   $20 County Market gift certificates for first place in each category, as well as “Top Ten” Trophies.  The $10 fee includes trap supplies and awards only. All Shooters are to supply their own Shotgun, Ammo, and Ear & Eye Protection for the Competition.  Registration and $10 fee Due @ the Raymond Lee Scout Service Center Office by 5:00pm on Monday October 24th

Here is the Registration Form

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Oct
23
12:00pm12:00pm

Smilin' Pumpkin 2016

Here is an important Smilin Pumpkin Press Release!

Here is the Smilin Pumpkin Pre-Registration form, for all those who enjoy early bird registration!

Here is information regarding the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award!

To speed up the process, please fill out this registration card and bring with you to Smilin' Pumpkin! We can't wait to see you there! 

Check out the promotional flyer!

These dot to dot are great Pack meeting ideas! Check out our 2016 Smilin Pumpkin Dot to Dot! Also don't forget to check out our 2016 Smilin Pumpkin Word Find!

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Oct
8
2:00pm 2:00pm

Many Trails Outdoor Cub Scout Fun Day

A Cub Scout Family Fun Day is planned on Saturday, October 8th, beginning at 2:00 pm.  All Scouting families are invited out to Camp Drake near Catlin, for an afternoon of Scouting excitement.  Bring your whole pack, troop, or crew and their brothers and sisters, moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas, for the rocket launches and for the shooting sports.   

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Sep
2
to Sep 5

Labor Day Camping

All Scouts and Scouting family members are invited to enjoy Labor Day Weekend at Camp Robert Drake this year.  Experience a woodland retreat away and get back to nature.  Families can enjoy the facilities at Camp Drake at their own pace.  Both weekends will be open for tent camping and limited activities for all ages. All of the campsites are available for use.   Meals are not included and alcohol is not permitted.

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