Summer of Service
Join Scouting families across the country in a spirited Summer of Service! As we have throughout our history, Scouting families are answering the call to work together in service of the greater good. From public health drives, to caring for the environment, to assisting neighbors in need, Scouts have always been a force for positivity and goodness in our communities. Now more than ever, our world needs that Scouting spirit once again. Let’s step up! Together, we can answer the call to make a positive impact in our neighborhoods and communities. Join us today, with projects big or small, in a Summer of Service!
Learn more here.
Mom & Me
September 24th - 26th, 2021
Camp Warren Levis
Mom & Me is a weekend camp for Cub Scouts and their moms (or guardians), jammed packed with activities and outdoor adventure. Enjoy camp favorites like archery, BB guns, hiking, arts and crafts, games, and much more! Every year has a unique and fun theme that ties into the event shirts, crafts, and games.
Not an expert camper, mom? No worries, we provide all the meals and programs, you just need a tent, a sleeping bag, and an overnight bag with any weekend-away essentials.
Cub Launch Activities
Spend a day at camp with the whole family doing all the things Cub Scouts love to do!
BB gun shooting, Archery, Hike the Bobcat Trail (learn what you need to know to get your Bobcat badge!), and STEM demonstrations and activities are just a few of the exciting things available.
For the Fall of 2021, there are 10 locations to choose from throughout our council footprint.
Click here to learn more and find the location nearest you!
Outdoor Movie Nights
Join us for a family-fun movie night under the stars!
Check back for dates of an upcoming event in September or October!
Inclement weather policy:
If there is inclement weather, the event will be canceled 2 hours prior to the event. An email will be sent out in addition to posting on the website and Facebook.
Light rain will not be considered inclement weather.
In the event of inclement weather, families/groups will be able to movie their registration to another night, another Scouting event, or reimbursed for their registration.
The Shoot-O-Ree is open to registered Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Venturers. Scout-age siblings may participate too. Cub Scouts and Cub Scout-age siblings should have an adult partner present throughout the day.
All activities run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Scouts and Venturers can stop by at any time and stay for as long as they like.
Cub Scouts can choose from BB gun shooting, archery, sling shots, water balloons, rubber band shooters, marshmallow shooters, and more! Activities such as Tomahawk throwing, handguns, catapult launching, shotguns, rifles and archery will be available for Scouts BSA and Venturers. Scouts BSA and Venturers will get to enjoy a wider variety of shooting at the rifle range.
All registered and paid participants will receive a wristband and punch card for access to Shoot-O-Ree activities. Shooting activities include BB gun shooting, archery, sling shots, and more.
Just a few reminders and details regarding the event:
- This event is not a drop off/ pick up event, meaning parents/guardians/unit leaders must attend with the scouts.
- Don't forget to bring water bottles and closed toe shoes. While rain is not in the forecast, the event will occur rain or shine.
Note: Shooting activities require instruction and a safety briefing. Safety around firearms is a key lesson to learn in life.
Spring 2022 Event Dates To Be Released Soon!
Fall Fright Fest
Fall Fright Fest Event Details:
- When? October 16th, 2021
- What is it? Start the event with a storyteller who sets the scene, encounter the haunted forest, walk through the pirate ship, explore the fort, and then end your walk with homemade slime and receive a goody bag full of treats!
- Sessions leave every 15-30 minutes. Guides will walk you through the event.
- Event Cost: $10 per attendee
- Who can attend? Cub Scout and sibling friendly and age appropriate.
- Trading post and food concessions are available for purchase!
- Worried about being spooked? We recommend attending in the afternoon, but the whole event is for Cub Scouts and is age appropriate.
Haunted Hayrides is a spooky good time for children and adults of all ages!
Held over two weekends in October at Camp Warren Levis, this event is open to all Scout units, Scout families and the general public. Each hayride ride lasts about 20 minutes, showing the spookier, scarier side of Camp Warren Levis. Keep an eye out for the goblins and ghouls, and be careful about that noise in the woods…Come early or stay after your ride for time around the bonfire, and enjoy some chili and hot chocolate from the concessions stand.
October 22nd, 23rd, 29th, & 30th
Want To Do The Haunting?
Is your Troop or Crew interested in helping put on the event? If so, register here!
Rhodes France Scout Reservation
Spook-O-Ree Event Details:
- Enjoy family camping while exploring Rhodes France Scout Reservation! The Friday evening meal is up to the unit/campers to provide (most units either eat before they come or have a weinie roast at their campsite!). Join us at Firebowl for a movie and snacks Friday night. A fun-filled Saturday may see you trick-or-treating, taking a ‘haunted’ hike, or so much more!
- Amateur Radio – Jamboree on the Air
- Punch Cards to enjoy all of the fun!
- Obstacle Course to test your skills!
- Family Fun for Everyone! Siblings, moms, dads, grandparents can all come and enjoy the activities.
- Open shooting for BB Guns and Archery Saturday!
- Lots of fun with games such as Human Foosball, Gaga Ball, Soccer Darts, Soccer Billiards, Mini-golf, and more!
October 15-17 | Rhodes France Scout Reservation | Register Here
Scouting For Food
Scouting for Food
America's largest one-day food drive is back in 2021!
Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Scouts were able to make a big impact in 2020. Over $50,000 dollars was raised which equals approximately 200,000 meals provided to local families in need. We were also able to collect and donate over 145,000 food items to local pantries.
Click Here to check out the 2021 drive details!
Thank you to our 2021 Sponsor:
Winter Wonderland Nights
What is it?
Join us at the Beaumont Scout Reservation as we deck the halls! Outdoor light displays, holiday crafts, games, and a visit from Santa are just a few of the holiday themed activities we have in store for your Scouts and family!
***Check back! 2021 dates and time will be released soon!***
What is STEM University?
STEM University is a full day event for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Venturers focused on earning STEM-based advancements and NOVA awards. Scouts will get to visit a University, work with STEM experts, and participate in fun, hands-on educational activities. See below for locations and dates.
**2021 - 2022 STEM Events
- November 6th 2021 - Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville (Registration coming soon)
- December 11th 2021 - University of Missouri St. Louis
- January 8th 2021 - Southeast Missouri State University
- February 26th 2021 - Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Parent & Pal
Camp Warren Levis
Parents, it’s time to make some memories with your Cub Scouts! Watch as they catch their first fish, hit their first bulls-eye, and explore the adventure and fun of the outdoors during Parent & Pal. This annual event is your family’s perfect spring weekend campout. Programs will include Cub favorites like archery, BBs, fishing, knot tying, s'mores, and more!
**2022 Date and Location to be Announced Soon**