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!

NRA Ranger Safety Officer (RSO) Classes

This is your chance to become a Range Safety Officer to help out your unit or the council by being able to run a Rifle or Shotgun Range. It will be your responsibility to keep the range safe and organized by enforcing the gun and range rules

The course will be conducted at RSR (Rainbow Scout Reservation) training Center.

Order of the Arrow 2023 Winter Banquet

Waupecan Lodge would like to extend a warm invitation to you and your family to join us for our Winter Banquet 2023. The Banquet will be held on Sunday, January 8th at the Lockport American Legion, 15052 Archer Ave., Lockport, IL 60441.

Please put this important date on your calendar as all Arrowmen come together to celebrate Waupecan Lodge’s successes in 2022 and share its vision for New Beginnings in 2023. 

Scouts BSA Klondike Derby

Go for the Gold!!

Pack up your sled and lead your patrol from town to town ias you compete in 15 tests of your scouting skills, win, trophies, and compete to become champions of the north!!

Each Patrol should have a sled. Construct a sled which can be used with or without snow present.

Camp, cook (in campsites), and compete!

Cub Scout Arctic Blast

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean we need to stay inside, after all the weather isn’t as frightful as you may think!

This program is designed to allow Cub Scouts the opportunity to experience an adventure during the chilly days of winter break. It will cure their cabin fever while they participate in cold weather activities both inside and out.

There will also be opportunities to acquire new Scout skills and learn about nature in winter and play some fun games along the way.

Rainbow Council BSA Leave No Trace 101

This introduction to Leave No Trace is for ALL Scouts BSA, Venturers, and adult volunteers (including Cub Scout adult volunteers) who use the outdoors. It is the minimum recommended training for ALL adults and older scouts who will be teaching Leave No Trace in their troops and/or signing off on the 2nd Class, 1 st Class, or Merit Badge Leave No Trace requirements. In this 4-hour course, you’ll learn:

• Knowledge of Leave No Trace and its seven principles• Understanding the importance of Leave No Trace in outdoor activities
• Hands-on practice putting Leave No Trace principles into action
• Where to locate additional Leave No Trace resources and opportunities for further Leave No Trace training.

Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a Leave No Trace ethics reference card, a training card, and the course is entered in their official Council/BSA training record.

LL: Chautauqua Interpretation Event

Nationally acclaimed humanities scholar, Clay Jenkinson, will bring Theodore Roosevelt to Rainbow Council during an engaging Chautauqua interpretation of our Nation’s 26th president.

Theodore Roosevelt, “Teddy” to the world, was the face of America for more than a generation. Powerful, opinionated and fiercely loyal, he stood for an honest, honorable, and muscular America. 

He fought hard for ordinary people, he held out for high ideals, and he never preached anything he didn’t practice. Come and meet the man Owen Wister called “the most American American who ever lived!”

Join us for a morning Chautauquan experience with renowned scholar and historian, Clay Jenkinson.  Stay tuned for more details.  Contact Peter Durkin at peter.durkin@scouting.org with any inquiries.

District & Council Award Recognition Dinner

We will be celebrating the following award recipients:

Rookie of the Year
Excellence in Leadership
District Award of Merit
Silver Beaver
Event will start at 5 PM with social gathering and dinner following.

Cost is $45 per person and includes dinner. There will also be a cash bar available.

Award presentation will begin at approximately 6:30 pm.