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