Welcome to our new website! 

As you will see some areas are still under construction.  If you have suggestions please contact the service center at 815-942-4450.

WE ARE MOVING!

The George S. McGee Scout Service Center is moving to 921 South State St. Lockport, Illinois. Although we will have an new address our primary phone number 815-942-4450 will be moving with us.  The Morris Scout Shop will be closed on August 17th.  We will reopen the shop on August 25th in Lockport.  During the transition we will staff both service center to support your needs. 

Tropical Storm and Hurricane Harvey

We cannot help but be concerned about the catastrophic disaster still unfolding in Texas and Louisiana as a result of Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey. As rain continues to fall and flood waters continue to rise in the coming days, we invite your prayers and your solidarity with all those affected directly and indirectly by these events.

Thank you to those who have asked for ways to assist in helping the Scouting family. Given the extent of response efforts required, we understand it is important for first responders to focus on the most pressing emergencies without a well-intended influx of volunteers. As such, the best way to help in the near-term is to support relief efforts financially.

To facilitate this, we have established an online giving site to handle donations at: scoutingemergency.kintera.org/texas.

Through this site, donations can be designated for specific councils or for all of the councils most affected by the flooding. These funds will be used to rebuild and restore BSA facilities and programs.

Also in support for all those affected, you can consider a contribution to one of three trusted relief organizations working now to provide care for those affected:

  • Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), the official domestic relief agency of the U.S. Catholic Church, is delivering compassionate care and support to individuals affected by this disaster. CCUSA provides essential support before, during and after such disasters hit. Service is provided to the community regardless of religion, social or economic background. You may donate to CCUSA here: Catholic Charities USA Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
  • The United Way of Greater Houston has established a relief fund to help with the recovery needs of those most impacted. "All monies raised by United Way’s Flood Relief Fund will be used to help with both immediate, basic needs and long-term recovery services such as case management and minor home repair," the organization explained in a press release. To donate to the United Way Flood Relief Fund here: unitedwayhouston.org/flood or text UWFLOOD to 41444.
  • The American Red Cross is helping people affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and all across the Gulf Coast. Shelters are open, truckloads of supplies are being distributed and volunteers are in place. You may donate to American Red Cross here: American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund  

The 2017 Friends of Scouting Campaign is underway.  This effort produces the largest funding source annually that supports the life-changing programs of the Rainbow Council.

Learn more on how you can make a difference. 

       


Rainbow Council, Boy Scouts of America