Lodge Updates

Spring Fellowship 2017

Join us on May 5th – May 7that Camp Robert Drake for the fun of Spring fellowship.  Please pay the $20 Attendance Fee and if needed, the $10 Cabin fee as soon as possible.  All registration is due by April 28th attendance fee increases by $5 after and $10 at the door. Cabin fees still apply to speedpass holders. For more information contact Susan Coller at 217-531-0219 or susan.coller@scouting.org. All Arrowmen are encouraged to attend the Spring Fellowship to preview the experience of the 85 years of Camp Drake.  All Ordeal members who completed their Ordeal in the summer of 2016 are eligible to achieve the BROTHERHOOD HONOR at the Spring Fellowship. Fill out the Registration Form to get registered!


Winter Banquet Honors 2016

Congratulations to the recent recipients of the 2017 Illini Lodge annual awards presented to dedicated Arrowmen at the Beef House in Covington, IN.  These recipients were chosen by members of Illini Lodge for their impressive efforts of service and leadership for the improved operations of the lodge, the development and promotion of Camp Robert Drake, and the support and guidance in the Prairielands Council, B.S.A..

The Ken Frederick Award recognizes individuals in Illini Lodge who have provided hard work and an energetic spirit to the Order of the Arrow through the operations provided by the Brotherhood of Cheerful Service.  The focus of the honor is to reward energetic support of Illini Lodge during a brief period. 

Youth Recipient            Benjamin Hoogstraat,  Troop 158,  Clifton, IL                 

Adult Recipient:             Bonnie Whiteside,    Troop 104,    Urbana, IL

 The Founder’s Award recognizes individuals in Illini Lodge who have provided exceptional service throughout their involvement in the Boy Scouts of America and the Order of the Arrow through the many functions provided by the Brotherhood of Cheerful Service. The focus of the honor is to reward quality leadership in Illini Lodge during their entire membership in the Brotherhood of Cheerful Service.

Youth Recipient            Phillip Wachter, Troop 13,   Champaign, IL

Adult Recipient:             James Mills,   Troop 32,   Paxton,   IL

 The James E. West Fellowship Award commemorates the unselfish actions of an individual in Illini Lodge who has provided life-long service to the community and to the Boy Scouts of America.  This BSA recognition named in honor of the first Chief Scout Executive, is a donation of $1,000 in the name of the recipient to local council endowment trust fund.

Recipient:                      Damon Lamar, Troop 365, Danville, IL

Thank you to all of these great Arrowman examples of service and leadership in Illini Lodge.   Their helpful attitudes and unselfish devotion to Scouting has created a pathway for other lodge members to follow. 

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

2016 December Mini Buck

Check out our 2016 Mini Buck! Important information regarding Winter Banquet and upcoming Lodge events are in this publication!

Involvement, Events, and more Information!

Are you looking to get involved? Don't know how?
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Texting Service for Lodge Members

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Vigil Honor

Vigil Honor Nomination Form