Ingersoll Scout Reservation

Est. 1965

WEEK 2 SUMMER CAMP CANCELLED

Due to major storm damage our camp sustained during severe thunderstorms last night (June 18), we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel Week 2 of summer camp to ensure the safety of all campers. Unit leaders are being contacted with more details.

All campers and staff who were onsite during yesterday’s storm are safe. Our site manager and volunteers have been hard at work all day with clearing trees from camp roads, evaluating safety of camp areas, and coordinating efforts for the remaining cleanup work that will be needed. A HUGE thank you to all helpers.

Additional helpers will be needed soon for assistance with helping clearing debris. More information will be posted soon for those interested in volunteering.

Bill Maddox – 2021 ISR Summer Camp Director

scan0023We are excited to announce that Bill Maddox will be serving and the 2021 ISR Summer Camp Director.

Bill has a Scouting career of 60 years, starting as a youth in Cub Scouts at age 8 and becoming an Eagle Scout in the Class of 1970.  From ages 18-21 he was involved in the exploring program. As an Adult Leaders he has been an Exploring Advisor, Merit Badge Counselor for numerous merit badges, Assistant Scoutmaster, Scoutmaster, O. A. Lodge Advisor, Vigil Honor in the Wenasa Quenotan Lodge, Unit Committee Member and is currently Committee Chair for 3 units in the Wotamalo District.  He has attended Philmont Scout Ranch and 2 National Jamborees as a staff member.  He was the ISR Camp Director in 2014 and the Camp Director for Mississippi Valley Council in 2018 & 2019.

Married to Lori Maddox (who is also involved in Scouting as a unit committee member).  Three children, one of whom is son Andrew who is also an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor.  Four grandchildren.

Retired Police Officer (34 year). Retired History Teacher and currently a substitute teacher for Pekin Public School District.

Please join us in welcoming Bill back to Ingersoll!

Block Scheduling!

ISR Summer Camp gearing up for a exciting 2020 Summer, with Block Scheduling.

A new program schedule for ISR designed to allow more time on the different Merit Badges while having less travel time!  With a block schedule the Scouts will not have everyday be the same at camp.  Most Merit Badges meet either Monday/Tuesday and Wednesday/Thursday morning and afternoon, but some of the Badges only meet one day in the week.  Friday is an open day when Scouts can work on finishing their badges, make up for loss time because of weather, or just have a fun day around camp.  Look for the 2020 ISR Leaders Guide with program schedules and details coming out in November!

Reserve your troops campsite for 2020 Summer Camp at isrsummercamp.org/camp2020

Program Spotlight – Eco-Con

At Eco-Con Scouts explore the world of Ecology and Conservation, learning all about the natural world around them.  Scouts can work on Merit Badges such as: Environmental Science, Weather, Geology, Forestry, Oceanography, Nature, and many more!  Also Scouts can participate in Eco-Con challenges that will get the Scouts exploring throughout Ingersoll discovering more about the environment around them.

The Turtle Pen and Eco-Con Building. Giving Scouts hands on experience with Nature!

Program Spotlight – Mountain Biking

At Ingersoll we Mountain Bike! Ride either on our 2 mile Bike Trail starting from the Mountain Bike Building or go on a longer ride on the Cedar Creek Trail.  Mountain Biking is a great way to see Ingersoll and stay physical fit!  Come to ISR and work on your Cycling Merit Badge or with your Troop during the Mountain Bike Lunch Outpost program.  Reserve your Troops spot for 2019 Summer Camp today!