What is Rainbow Scout Reservation
RSR is what we like to call our Rainbow Scout Reservation. The camp is located at 2600 Winterbottom Road in Morris, IL. It’s where scouts go to learn to problem solve, earn merit badges, conquer the rope courses, and dive into new adventure . Unlike most camps Rainbow Scout Reservation doesn’t close at the end of Summer Camp Season. Our camp is open nearly all year for unit camping and other events. Below you will find some specifics on popular programs we have offered in the past. Don’t See what you are looking for? No problem call and talk to us we can help!
Rainbow Scout Reservation offers 4 week-long Scouting experiences in a natural, rustic camp setting that reaches back to scout camps of old
Our summer camp program offers over 45 merit badges (including 9 Eagle merit badges) along with interactive afternoon and evening programs!
2021 Camp Leadership
Camp Director – Jim Thuot: James.R.Thuot@att.net
Program Director – Brenna Dill
Camp Commissioner – Bob McMillin
Staff Advisor – Vacant
2021 Summer Camp Dates:
Camp Staff Interest Meeting at RSR October 31, 2020
First Leader’s Meeting at RSR February 27, 2021
Second Leader’s Meeting at RSR May 1, 2021 (Note this coincides with Spring Camporee)
Staff Week June 6-12:
Week 1 June 13-19
Week 2 June 20-26
Week 3 June 27-July 3
Week 4 July 4-July 10
Cub Scout Resident Camp
Experience the Scouting program at a new level through the Cub Scout Resident Camp program. Get ready for a 4-day, 3-night overnight camping experience full of thrilling activities and awesome open programming.
Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts can complete dozens of advancements and awards in the beautiful woods of Rainbow Scout Reservation in Morris, IL.
Exhilarating campfires, excellent staff, and endless fun can be expected when at camp. Resident camp is a great way to keep youth interested in the Scouting program and provides a good preview into the exciting world of Scouts BSA!
2021 Camp Information
Experience the Scouting program at a new level through the Cub Scout Resident Camp program. Get ready for a 4-day, 3-night overnight camping experience full of thrilling activities and awesome open programming. Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts can complete dozens of advancements and awards in the beautiful woods of Rainbow Scout Reservation in Morris, IL. Exhilarating campfires, excellent staff, and endless fun can be expected when at camp. Resident camp is a great way to keep youth interested in the Scouting program and provides a good preview into the exciting world of Scouts BSA!
his year’s theme: to be announced!
2021 Cub Scout Resident Camp
2021 Cub Scout Resident Camp Dates:
Week 1 July 16-19
Week 2 July 23-26
Week 3 July 29-August 11
Cub Scout Day Camp
Day camp is organized by the council and is a one- to five-day program for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts. It is conducted under certified leadership at an approved site and during daylight or early evening hours.
Day camp does not include any overnight activities. Certification of the day camp director and program director is provided through the National Camping School.
Day camp is a Council organized program for all youth entering 2nd to 5th grade in the fall. The Day Camp program is designed around 7 key areas: STEM, Water Sports, Shooting Sports, Woodworking, and Crafts. Day Camp activities are intended to promote character development, citizenship training, and physical and mental health. As your Scout participates in these activities, they will have the opportunity to complete tasks they can use towards rank advancement.
Campers entering KINDERGARTEN OR FIRST GRADE will have a seperate day camp event.
Parents/Volunteers: We strongly recommended each camper have a corresponding adult (parent, guardian, grandparent, sibling over 18, etc.) volunteer a minimum of 1 day as a Staff Member or 2 days as a Day Walker. â€‹Day Camp is a volunteer-driven event and we rely on parents and leaders to help us have adequate staff for smooth camp operations and to maintain 2-deep leadership.
Staff Member – Volunteer Staff Members consist of Range Masters (2-3 each camp), Tot Lot Assistant, Station Leads, Den Leaders (one needed for each den), and Trading Post Supervisor.
Day Walker – Day Walkers provide support to Staff by assisting with stations, providing additional supervision, and maintaining 2 deep leadership for every den.
Non Scouter Parent Volunteers- Must provide Youth Protection Training at online registration or day of camp. Youth Protection training can be completed on My.Scouting.org.
Cub Day Camp Information
2021 Day Camp Dates:
Joliet: 6/14 – 6/17
Bolingbrook: 6/21 – 6/24
Morris: 8/2 – 8/5
Morris: Lions & Tiger 8/14
Rainbow Council Directors
Day Camp Director
Looking for a place to have your monthly camping trip? Book RSR to be you home away from home. Our beautiful 700 Acre Camp is full of trails for hiking and exploring. Our large campsites are easily accessed year round and have all the basics to help you make camp. We even from time to time have piles of firewood for your use! Why not book a weekend where you know what to expect and without the hassles of state parks.
Looking for some time on the range with your scouts? Are costs keeping you from booking other places? No more! Rainbow Scout Reservation encourages you to call and book our range for an hour or even a day. Our prices are low and you get lots of time to shoot. Make it a whole weekend event and book a cope challenge day as well.
Schedule a COPE
How about a day or weekend climbing our tower or gliding down our zip line? Or a day at our low cope course through the woods to work on team building skills and help your unit work together on a common goal. For more information about COPE, visit our webpage here!
For assistance with making reservations, please call the council service center:
815-942-4450 ext. 908
WHAT is a “Beaver Day”??
Beaver days and Camp Improvement days are days we ask for any help we can to help improve camp! While Beaver days are aimed towards Youth and Cubs, we welcome participants of all ages to help restore and reinvigorate Camp Rainbow Scout Reservation.
Who can help with Camp Improvement/Beaver Days?
Scouts, Adults, and Families join us at RSR (Rainbow Scout Reservation)! Families too. If you can move, we can put you to work. (All cub scouts and Webelos will require participation with an adult).
How long are camp improvement days?
Come for the day or half day
The main focus of Beaver Days is to help improve camp at Rainbow Scout Reservation in Morris, Illinois. We have a list of items that need to be attended to.
How do I get started?
What is your skill set, how can you help us?
Please contact Rick Talerico at 708-906-2573 or text Jim Thuot (815-325-2202) if you would like to participate, what skill set you may have and indicate the days/times when you are available. Any equipment required will be provided. We will be on site to offer direction. Service hour credit can be arranged. We ask that you to bring BSA Physical forms (Part A and B) for participants, and we will keep a copy of Part A.
Pleas note: we will be taking pictures of the work for publication on various platforms. Thank You in advance.