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 Summer Camp

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!

 2023 Camp Leadership

If you have any questions about the program contact Silas Rea, Camp Director, 708-942-9545 or silasarea@gmail.com

2023 Summer Camp Dates:

Session One: Sunday 06-18-2023 to
Saturday 06-24-2023

Session Two: Sunday 06-25-2023  to
Saturday 07-01-2023

Session Three: Sunday 07-02-2023  to
Saturday 07-08-2023

Staff Week Dates!
Coming Soon

Leader’s Guide
2023 Summer Camp Leader’s Guide

Pre-Register for 2023 SUMMER CAMP HERE
2023 Summer Camp Pre-Registration HERE!

 

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Cub Scout Resident Camp


Wolf, Bear, and Tiger 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!

 
2023 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.

2023 Cub Scout Resident Camp Information

2023 Cub Scout Resident Camp Dates:

Cub Scout Resident Camp: Friday August 4th – Sunday August 6th, 2023

Register Here! 

Coming Soon

Adult Leader’s Guide Here! 

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Webelos 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. Webelos I and Webelos II 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!
This year’s theme: to be announced!

 
2023 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 Tiger 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!
This year’s theme: to be announced!

2023 Webelos Camp 

2023 Webelos Camp Dates:

Webelos Session 1: Friday July 14th – Monday July 17th, 2023

Webelos Session 2: Friday July 21 – Monday July 24th, 2023

Webelos Session 3: Friday July 28th – Monday July 31st, 2023

Leader’s Guide Here!
Coming Soon

Register Here! 
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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 separate 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. 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

2023 Day Camp Dates: 

Information Coming Soon

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Family Camp Information Page

 

Family Camp is a wonderful and unique way to introduce your scout and your family to camping. With the fantastic resources and property of Rainbow Council RSR (Rainbow Scout Reservation), we have the opportunity to explore new trails, see and appreciate the outdoors the way it was meant to be, and to learn a little bit about ourselves in the process. Come see what you’re made of and experience our annual family camp adventure.

With activities ranging from fishing, shooting sports, games, campfires, and of course GaGa Ball, we will top off the weekend with what is becoming an annual camp wide capture the flag game before our closing campfire. Many are eager and have been looking forward to this for the last year.

Blank Medical Forms (Required filled in and turned in at check-in) can be found HERE. (Parts A/B REQUIRED BY EVERYONE IN CAMP!) Choose the one that is under “All Scouting Events.”

More information for the 2023 program coming soon!

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Year Round Options

Unit Camping
Trips

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.

Unit Shooting
Sports Events

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
or Challenge Event

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

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Camp Improvement Beaver Days

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 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.

 

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Resources

Director's Letter
Download Director’s Letter Coming Soon
Summer Camp Leader's Guide

2023 Program Guide! Coming Soon

2022 Merit Badge Schedule! Coming Soon