What's happening at Rainbow Council?

Scouting is a family event. There are different events for all ages and level of involvement. Want to make Scouting a lifelong commitment? Join us for a SM or ASM training event! Getting started? Join us for a fishing derby! There’s all kinds of things for beginning scouters and life long scouters!

Adult Leader Hike at RSR

Registered leaders! Come out and see the camp like you have not seen it before.

This rain or shine event is an 8 mile hike that will start at the Webelos Shelter and will head out for an adventure on the back side of camp. Some of the sites we will see are the old repelling cliffs, Aqua Blue, Beaver Bay (from the other side), and the Adirondack shelters.

Bring a pack with your essentials as well as a sack lunch and water. Make sure you bring a camera and an open mind to bring ideas back to your units.

Summer Camp Prep Day

Come to camp and help out with our yearly clean up! 

NRA Ranger Safety Officer (RSO) Classes

This is your chance to become a Range Safety Officer to help out your unit or the council by being able to run a Rifle or Shotgun Range. It will be your responsibility to keep the range safe and organized by enforcing the gun and range rules. The course will be conducted at RSR (Rainbow Scout Reservation) training Center.

The course will be offered on the following dates:

June 5

October 22

December 10

Register at rainbowcouncil.org. Please bring lunch & pen. Minimum of 4 participants bring a friend.

NRA Pistol Basic & Instructor

Summer Class: June 11th

Each day class will run from 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM at the Brtva Training Center.

Bring your own lunch.

Location: Rainbow Scout Reservation

Open to: Public over the age of 21

Must have minimum of four (4) for instructor class, and if not taking Basic must have proof of having completed a Basic course prior to taking instructor class. Talk it up and bring a friend!

Eagle Scout Recognition Event

We will be celebrating the Eagle Scout class of 2021 at Rainbow Scout Reservation on June 11th, 2022. Please join us in celebrating all that the 2021 class of Eagle Scouts have achieved.

New 2021 Eagle Scouts may attend at no cost. Individual tickets are $35 each. All other attendees must have a paid ticket.

Camp Staff Reunion

Camp staff reunion for anyone who has been on RSR camp staff.  There will be RSR activities that will be capped off by a campfire.  Come for some fellowship and meet the 2022 camp staff!

RSR Summer Camp

More information can be found on the RSR page or Camp registration page. Click below to register NOW!

Cub Scout Outdoor Adventure

Join us for our Cub Scout Outdoor Adventure!
Cub Scouts, entering grades 1-5

When: June 21, 22, 23rd
TIGER SCOUTS WILL NEED AN ADULT PRESENT
Adult volunteers needed!
3 day volunteers FREE
1-2 day volunteers $5 for Tshirt

Rainbow Council Golf Classic

Our annual fundraising golfing event. Proceeds ensure our council programs stay local. Support your local scouts!

Webelos Camp

Experience the Scouting program at a new level through the Cub Scout Resident Camp program. Get ready for a 4-day, 3-night overnight camping experience full of thrilling activities and awesome open programming. Webelos I and Webelos II Scouts can complete dozens of advancements and awards in the beautiful woods of Rainbow Scout Reservation in Morris, IL. Exhilarating campfires, excellent staff, and endless fun can be expected when at camp. Resident camp is a great way to keep youth interested in the Scouting program and provides a good preview into the exciting world of Scouts BSA!

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) STAFF

This registration is for STAFF.

NYLT is an exciting action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with Leadership skills and experience that they can use in their home Units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. Throughout the week Scouts learn skills including problem solving, communication, and how to find a fixed vision. The course is run by the youth staff with the adults taking on an advisory role. Course is designed to simulate a full month in a unit.

Cub Scout Resident Camp

Experience the Scouting program at a new level through the Cub Scout Resident Camp program. Get ready for a 4-day, 3-night overnight camping experience full of thrilling activities and awesome open programming. Cub Scouts (Tiger, Wolf, and Bear) can complete dozens of advancements and awards in the beautiful woods of Rainbow Scout Reservation in  Morris, IL. Exhilarating campfires, excellent staff, and endless fun can be expected  when at camp. Resident camp is a great way to keep youth interested in the Scouting program and provides a good preview into the exciting world of Scouts!

Cub Scout Session 1: Friday July 29th – Monday August 1st

Cub Scout Session 2: Friday August 5th – Monday August 8th

Hunters Safety (IL DNR Course)

Young or old, and haven’t had a hunting license in the last two years and want to get a 2022 Illinois Hunting License? Then this is your opportunity! The Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Rainbow Scout Reservation will be presenting a Hunters Safety Education class on August 6th – 7th. The class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..

There is no age limit but student must be able to answer questions on
there own, but may ask for explanation of question.

Pathway to Eagle

More information coming soon! Check back here for exciting details about the Rainbow Council Pathway to Eagle!

Dresden Merit Badge Clinic

Boys and Girls registered as Scouts BSA members are welcomed to participate in this hands-on merit badge clinic. Many merit badge opportunities are available at this clinic including Nuclear Science, Engineering, Fire Safety, Farm Mechanics and more!

NRA Rifle Basic & Instructor

Rifle Merit Badge Counselors! The BSA requires that you must be an NRA Certified Rifle Instructor to be a counselor for the badge. Take advantage of this special rate offered by Rainbow Council!

IOLS: Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

The Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) course builds and expands on the concepts and themes introduced in Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training and Varsity Coach Position-Specific Training, and provides Scouters with the confidence to take youth into the outdoors.