What's happening at Rainbow Council?

Scouting is a family event. There are different events for all ages and level of involvement. Want to make Scouting a lifelong commitment? Join us for a SM or ASM training event! Getting started? Join us for a fishing derby! There’s all kinds of things for beginning scouters and life long scouters!

Cub Scout Day Camp Information Summit

JOIN US FOR our Program Activities Summit on February 25th at 2pm – 3:30pm. Location will be determined and refreshments will be provided. We encourage unit Day Camp Coordinators and Leaders or Interested Parents to register. 

We will cover everything from the differences in sessions to Tot lots and how that will be handled as well as program for non-scouters. All the details for Day Camp and the logistics and FAQs will be addressed there.

Council Pinewood Derby

Scouts, siblings and families are invited to participate in Rainbow Council’s Pinewood Derby tournament. Participants should bring official BSA derby cars ready to race and check in. After check-in participants can watch their car race against other Rainbow Council Scouts, siblings and families. Participants will race in their current rank heat. Siblings and other family members will race in the open class race. Awards will be given out after each heat. The fastest car from each heat will move on to the championship race.

Event Date and Time: Saturday, March 25th, 2023 9am – 2pm

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awareness

We are extending registration for Adults for our SUNDAY SESSION

Sunday Session:

Sunday, February 26th 

Sign In 12:45PM

Event: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 

Location: Troy Middle School (5800 Theodore Dr, Plainfield)

Adult Leader Training & Resources

Limit 45

2/26 – What is DEI, and What Does it Mean for Scouting in Illinois

Cub Leader Specific

Cub Scout Leader Training provides the specialized knowledge a new leader needs to assume a leadership role.  This training is designed for all Cub Leaders, with specific breakouts during the session.

Den Leader session provides Cub Scout den leaders with the basic information they need to conduct successful den meetings. 

Cubmaster and Assistant session is intended to provide Cubmasters and assistant Cubmasters with the basic information they need to conduct successful pack meetings. 

Committee & Committee Chair session is to familiarize pack committee members with the various responsibilities of the individual members of the committee as well as the committee as a whole. The goal is to help each pack committee work as a team to improve the Scouting experience for adult and youth members. 

Cub Scout Easter Egg Hunt

Join us for a fun Easter Egg hunt at Rainbow Scout Reservation!

March 26th

11 am start

Take a photo with the Easter bunny!

Event will be rain or shine so come prepared for the weather!

Siblings that are Cub Scout age or younger, may participate in the hunt.  Older siblings (Scouts BSA age), are not able to participate in the hunt for prizes.

Event is being run by Boy Scout Troop 91.  Questions?  Contact sm.troop91@gmail.com.

IOLS: Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Spring

The Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) course builds and expands on the concepts and themes introduced in Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training and Varsity Coach Position-Specific Training, and provides Scouters with the confidence to take youth into the outdoors.

Who: Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Cub-masters , Assistant Cub-masters, Webelos I &II Den Leaders, Venture Advisors and Crew Committee members, or ANY Leader looking for basic knowledge of how a troop works and the process of taking Scouts camping are welcome.

This training is required for all Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmasters, Venture Advisors and Crew Committee members. The course is designed to provide working knowledge of the basic outdoor skills necessary to succeed as a Leader. You will be camping just like the youth in your unit and learning how the patrol method functions.  Meals from Saturday Lunch through Sunday Breakfast are included.

Introduction to Leader Specifics for SM/ASM Spring

Who: Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Webelos I &II Den Leaders, Troop Committee Members

Dress: Scout Uniform for your current position

What to bring: Pen and paper for note taking, Troop Leaders Guide Book.  No lunch will be served, feel free to bring a bag lunch.

This course introduces the adult leadership to the day to day operations of how a troop functions. Explanations of adult leadership positions, youth leadership positions along with clarification on policies procedures and proper uniform guidelines are just a few of the topics discussed.   If you are planning to join a troop in the near future, have just joined a troop or feel you need a refresher, this is the training for you! 

Wilderness First Aid Spring Session

Wilderness First Aid is a sixteen hour course that combines classroom instruction, skills practice and role-playing scenarios to teach the response steps and treatment of injuries and illnesses in a delayed-help situation. Payment of the course fee is not a guarantee of certification.

Course certification and successful completion of the course requires that the participant attend all sessions, participate in all skill sessions and activities, demonstrate competency in all observable skills, and complete the scenario. 

 In addition to the 16hrs Wilderness First Aid course all participants will be certified in CPR/AED. CPR/AED is a requirement of the Wilderness First Aid course.

The course will be a three day event starting at 6pm Friday night, and 8a on both Saturday and Sunday morning.  Light snacks and refreshments along with Saturdays breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday breakfast & lunch will be provided.  A campsite will be available for overnight accommodations.

BALOO: Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation Pt. 2 Spring Session

Come spend some time at camp filled with Fellowship and an opportunity to sharpen your scouting skills. This class covers all the information needed to plan and execute a pack overnight. Learn about basic skills, proper planning, scheduling, program suggestions, camp cooking with different types of equipment, and lots more! Speak with fellow scouters and get ideas for future outings, ask questions, and share your experiences with others. Don’t forget…. every pack needs a BALOO trained leader. One is good but TWO is even better!

BSA Leave No Trace Trainer

This course is open to all registered Scouts and Scouters. Must be 14 years or older. Registered participant’s families are also welcome to camp, enjoy the facilities and surrounding area, and join in our meals. Youth under 18 camping but not participating in the course require a supervising adult who is also not attending the course.

Upon successful completion of the Leave No Trace Trainer Course, each participant will become a qualified Leave No Trace Trainer.

This is a “Front Country” course, not a wilderness course. A hike will be part of the course. Participants will receive hands-on training in Leave No Trace skills, ethics, and the seven principles in classroom and outdoor environments. Other related topics may be discussed. You are required to present a 10-15 minute Leave No Trace presentation/demonstration, to be coordinated before attendance and presented on Sunday. 

Council Fishing Derby

Join us for this years Fishing Derby! More information will be coming soon.