Prairielands Council

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Prairielands Council serves Scouts in east central Illinois and western |Indiana. The main headquarters is located in Champaign, Illinois and has an auxiliary office located in Danville, Illinois. They can also be found online at


In 1992, Illiana Council IL #117 changed its name to Prairielands Council. In 1991, Arrowhead Council and Piankashaw Council merged to form the Illiana Council


Prairielands Council currently owns and operates Camp Robert Drake located near Oakwood, Illinois (but addressed in Fairmount, Illinois). The council used to ownCamp Cherokee Hills (the former summer camp of the Piankashaw Council), located east of Georgetown, Illinois. This land was sold in 1996 to the State of Illinois to be an addition to the Harry "Babe" Woodyard State Natural Area.

Council-Level Youth Programs

There is an active Venturing Officer Association in the council known as the Council Venturing Association


The council is divided into three districts:

  • Prairie Fire District
  • Indian Trails District
  • Many Streams District


The council is served by the Order of the Arrow Illini Lodge #55,, formed by the merger of Waukehon Lodge #55 (Piankashaw Council) and Illini Lodge #92 (Arrowhead Council) in 1994