Ingersoll Scout Reservation

Est. 1965

ISR Summer Camp Setup Day

Logo Oval Design PicISR Summer Camp Setup (June 3rd) day is an important time for Ingersoll Scout Reservation to hep prepare camp for the summer.  We are looking for Volunteers (Adults and Scout 15 years and older) to participate in the ISR Summer Camp Setup Day.

This is an excellent opportunity to earn some service hours for rank advancement, school requirements, etc.  and an opportunity to help maintain and preserve Ingersoll for future Scouts.

Come out as a Troop/Crew or help just as and individual.  To sign up and for more information Click Here.

Eagle Week

Eagle Week

July 16 – 22, 2017

Eagle Week is a week long resident camp with a structured program that will get Scouts to work on Eagle Required Merit Badges, go through the Life to Eagle process, and Life Scouts will be able to start their Life to Eagle process with an Eagle Guide.

Individual Scouts from all around the Council will form into a Provisional Troop.  The Provisional Troop will meet before the week at camp to start working on requirements for all the badges.  Pre-Requisites must be completed for a success week at camp.

The Scouts while working on their Path to Eagle will also participant in many other fun events at Ingersoll Scout Reservation.  To add to the fun of the week Scouts will have activities such as Cowboy Action Shooting, COPE, Water Polo, and more!

This is not just a show up and get the badge type of program, Scouts will work to earn the badges and be able to start on their Path to Eagle.

Merit Badges that will be worked on:​

  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Cooking
  • First Aid
  • Camping
  • Environmental Science

Who: Individual Scouts can register for this program with a limit of 20 Scouts!  Scouts must be 13 or older and have completed the 1st Class rank.

Cost: $300 per Scout, $200 if attended a week of camp at ISR 2017 Summer Camp.

Click Here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about Eagle Week.

Click Here for registration.  

Dave Hoffman, 2017 Summer Camp Director

Philmont 2016 - Dave Hoffman (closeup)

The W. D. Boyce Council is happy to announce our Ingersoll Scout Reservation Summer Camp Director for 2017; Dave Hoffman.  Dave comes to us with a wealth of business and scouting experience, including many significant leadership positions.  He has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin.  He recently retired from Caterpillar where he was Group CFO for the Mining, Advanced Components, and Product Development business.

Dave enjoyed both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts as a youth, and has served as an Adult Leader for nearly 20 years.  He was Cubmaster of Pack 488 in Dunlap for 5 years before becoming Committee Chair and Chartered Organization Representative.  When he moved to Germany in 2005, he took over as Cubmaster of Pack 15 at the International School of Frankfurt.

In Boy Scouts, he has served in various roles for more than 10 years including Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, Committee Chair, and Eagle Coach.  One of his best experiences during this time was spending the week at Ingersoll Summer Camp.  He did this six times with Troop 88.  Dave and his wife, Kathy, were also the Day Camp Directors for the Heartland District for two years.  Dave is currently District Commissioner for the Heartland District.

Some of his favorite hobbies include backpacking at Philmont Scout Ranch (2012, 2014. and 2016), hiking, camping, trail building, target shooting, woodworking, and dog training.  Dave and Kathy have three children: Tim (25) is a Life Scout working as an Investment Banker in Chicago; Sophie (23) is an actress living in Los Angeles; and Zack (18) is an Eagle Scout attending the University of Illinois.

During the 52nd camping season in 2017 at Ingersoll Scout Reservation, Dave will be responsible for the management, programs, and operations of the camp.