Lodge Updates

Pumpkin Thanks!

A big glowing grin of appreciation goes out to the fabulous Smilin Pumpkin Outdoor Sports Fest staff for the efforts in making the 2017 fall day camp a fun afternoon.   A special thanks goes to the event chair, Illini Lodge Vice Chief Ben Hoogstraat and his great family in proving the upgrades to the events this year.   With the leadership of Ben, 55 volunteers guided the fun activities all around Camp Drake.  All of the Illini Lodge arrowmen provided a wonderful service to Scouting by hosting the games and events on a beautiful late October afternoon.  And a gap-toothed pumpkin smile is sent out to Lion’s Lair creator Kris Hoogstraat for building the special program area for the new Kindergarten Lion Cubs and their families.


New Lodge Leadership

This past weekend Illini Lodge #55 held its annual Fall Pow Wow. During the event, Arrowmen were able to voice their opinion on next years Lodge Leadership. Congratulations to the new Lodge Board!

Chief: Philip Wachter T13

Vice Chief of Administration: Kacy C. T234

Vice Chief of Activities: Kenny C. T234

Vice Chief of Inductions: Ben Hoogstraaat T158

Treasurer: Ryan H. T101

Secretary: Jason C. T234


Troop Visitation Season 2017

Are you ready for a spectacular Troop Visitation season?! Well we are! If you have not scheduled you Troop Visit yet please contact Quinn Powers, our Troop Visit Chairman at qpowers@illinois.edu. Hurry and get it scheduled before March 15th to be entered into a drawing for a wonderful prize for getting it scheduled early!

Are you in need of election forms and election materials?

Well here they are: 

Welcome Letter
Check List A
Check List B & C
Election Reporting Form
Adult Recommendation Form

Adult Qualification Form
Election Video
Camp Promotional Video 2017

Illini Lodge #55 Social Media Connection

Useful Lodge Information

Involvement, Events, and more Information!

Are you looking to get involved? Don't know how?
Are you looking for more important Lodge information? Don't know how? 
Well you're in luck! Download the Illini Lodge 55 Planbook now! 

Texting Service for Lodge Members

This texting service is used a lot by many teachers. We, Illini Lodge #55, use it to mass communicate to our Lodge in a quick manner. Sign up today! We promise that we won't text you late, or early or too often! But carrier messaging rates do apply! You can find the information for it by clicking here.

Vigil Honor

Vigil Honor Nomination Form