The 2015 Leader’s Guide is now available for download here. In the next few weeks, more updates will be released online. An updated version of the Leader’s Guide will be available in May, and will include additional pages (ISR Trailblazer information, Brownsea Island Workshops, Evening Program Schedule, and more). Online sign-up for merit badges and outposts will go live on April 15, 2015.
We thank you for your patience! Any questions, please use the Contact Us form.
Ingersoll Scout Reservation is still looking for qualified candidates for the following positions on summer camp staff. For any questions or inquiries, please contact Bill Dunn, Camp Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Be at least 21 years old, in top physical condition
Oversee all resident camp aquatics programs. Enforce national aquatics policies in camp.
Have certification or be willing to be certified from National Camping School as an Aquatics Instructor
Have working knowledge of and be registered in the Boy Scouts of America.
Supervise and conduct training for all aquatics staff
Be a positive role model for all campers
2nd Shift Cook:
Be a certified food handler. Oversee the preparation and serving of food in the dining hall
As we continue to develop and improve our First Year Camper program, we want to thank all those who have provided feedback on past advancement programs at Brownsea Island, the home for Scouts’ starting upon their trail to achieving the Eagle Scout Rank.
In 2015, the Ingersoll Trailblazer Program will serve as the First Year Camper program, with greater emphasis placed on introducing Scouts to the patrol method, visiting other program areas around Ingersoll, and having the opportunity to work on advancement requirements through fun activities.
The Trailblazer Program is designed as an all-morning activity for all first year Scouts. However, for Scouts who are second year campers (or older), there will also be two afternoon rank advancement opportunities offered – Second Class Workshop (2:00 daily) and First Class Workshop (3:00 daily). Each day, certain requirements will be offered for each of these 50 minute time blocks. Attendance is not required each day – Scouts may choose which days they wish work on rank advancement with Brownsea Island staff during these workshops sessions.
More details about the Ingersoll Trailblazer Program and Brownsea Island Workshops (including scheduled requirements to be completed) will be available in the next Leader’s Guide update, coming in early April.
Are you ready for camp? Spots are still available for summer camp 2015 – don’t miss out on an the opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of camping at Ingersoll. Reserve your troop’s campsite today and get ready for an incredible summer camp experience! Call the Peoria Scout Service Center with any questions at 309-673-6136
Are you over 18 and looking for a taste of the summer camp staff experience? Sign-up to be a part of the ISR Adult Volunteer program. We are looking for adults who are willing to serve in a variety of areas, such as assisting with merit badge sessions and skill instruction. Additionally, we are looking for Ridge Commissioners, who will be serving the needs of units in their campsites.
Volunteering as an adult member of camp staff is a unique and rewarding way to give back and provide a quality summer camp experience to our youth.
ArrowTour is a national Order of the Arrow program that is part of the 100th anniversary celebration of Scouting’s National Honor Society.
On July 16, 2015, the W. D. Boyce Council is excited to announce that ArrowTour will be stopping at Ingersoll Scout Reservation to bring the centennial experience to YOU!
All Scouts, Scouters, family, and guests are invited to visit camp and experience ArrowTour from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2015. No registration is required for this day program, but all summer camp policies will still be in effect. Meal tickets can be purchased at the Trading Post for $8.00.
-Yes, you can still participate even if you are not in the OA!
-No, you do not have to be a member of the W.D. Boyce Council!
What is ArrowTour? A delegation of youth Arrowmen will be spending next summer traveling to council camps and Scouting events, in order to bring a once-in-a-lifetime experience to Scouts, Arrowmen, and communities around the country. ArrowTour will include opportunities to reflect, connect, and discover the Order’s Centuries of Service, both past and present. A sample of the programs being offered:
Exploration: History displays, interactive timelines, and program videos
OA Evening Gathering: A camp-wide program that will recognize the Order’s rich 100 year history, and reveal where the steps to our second century of service begin. We will end the gathering with a camp-wide social.
Activities: Silk screening, centennial trading post, hat/belt branding, recreational games, and more.
Service: ArrowTour Team service project, alumni outreach to benefit local councils.