For younger Boy Scouts, advancement sessions allow campers to work on requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class ranks on their own schedule. Known as the Pollywog Program, first year campers have a new home in the Stiverson Family Shelter, located in central camp near the Friendship Circle to work on basic outdoor skills. Designated counselors for the first year program provide guidance on rank requirements, as well as exercises to reinforce learning.
First Year Advancement Opportunities
First Year 2017
Meet the First Year Director: Ben H.
Ben is a Life Scout from T158 in Chebanse IL. This will mark his third year on Camp Staff. He previously served as First Year Director as well as ROAP instructor in 2015. Ben has served as the Troops SPL, and is a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow. He is also currently serving as Illini Lode #55's Vice Chief of Administration. He is currently and Eagle Scout.
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Movie: Pitch Perfect #2
First Year Theme:
First Year Updates:
Rank requirements have changed! For all the updates, click HERE.