Newly Elected Lodge Officers

Congratulations to Bryant Deer from Rantoul for being elected the new Chief of Illini Lodge! Also elected this weekend at Fall Pow Wow were Quinn Powers (Vice Chief for Administration), Blayne Beeson (Vice Chief for Activities), Ben Hoogstraat (Vice Chief for Inductions), Jared Burns (Lodge Secretary), and Nate Schuele (Lodge Treasurer). Congrats to the entire newly-elected 2015-16 Illini Lodge Board!

A huge THANK YOU also goes out to the outgoing Lodge Board, including Parker Arnholt (Chief), Matt Hodolitz (VC for Administration), Damon Lamar (VC for Activities), Bryant Deer (VC for Inductions), Quinn Powers (Secretary), and Philip Wachter (Treasurer) for all of their leadership in service this past year!

Smilin' Pumpkin 2015

The largest Cub Scout event in Prairielands Council will be held on October 25th at Camp Robert Drake. We need your help to make this a success! But, there are a few changes from last year! First, we are asking that ALL members volunteering to staff the event sign up ONLINE by clicking the form below. This will help with dividing up tasks before the event. If your whole Troop is attending we ask that you please sign up every member of your Troop who is volunteering individually. Another change is that we are asking volunteers to report at 11:30 for their assignments, and questions. We will serve pizza promptly following. Don't be late! If there are any questions or concerns please email us at  The uniform for the event is an Illini Lodge #55 or Camp Drake t-shirt. If you don't have a Lodge or Camp shirt, please wear Class A with sash! Thank you for your service!

Smilin' Pumpkin 2015 Staff Registration Form

Illini Lodge Upcoming Event

  • Smilin' Pumpkin 
    • October 25th 
    • Camp Robert Drake
    • Staff Report at 11:30
    • For more information email
  • Vigil Weekend
    • November 6th  @ 8p.m. - 7th @ 2 p.m.
    • Camp Robert Drake
    • Vigil Induction and Vigil Work Project
    • Questions and more information email
  • Lodge Leadership Development
    • November 8th
    • IFSI
    • 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Free patch AND Free snacks
  • Troop Visitation / Lodge Meeting / Holiday Party
    • December 2nd
    • IFSI
    • 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    • Learn all about the Troop Visitation process, get ready for Winter Banquet, and bring a white elephant gift for our gift exchange! All in one fabulous evening!

Arrowman Service Award

The purpose of the Arrowman Service Award (ASA) is to encourage Arrowmen to recommit themselves to the ideals of the Order, increase their level of service to their local unit and council, and participate in the 100th anniversary celebration of the OA. The award will have three categories of criteria with various requirements that Arrowmen can complete. These include components on personal growth, service to Scouting, and participation in the centennial celebration.

Youth Requirement Card
Adult Requirement Card

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.

Troop Visitation Season 2015

Are you ready for an awesome Troop Visitation season?! Well we are! If you have not scheduled your Troop Visit, please contact Nate, our Troop Visit Associate chair at to get your visit scheduled today! Hurry and get it scheduled before March 15th to be in the Ice Cream Cake drawing happening during summer camp this summer!

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 2015