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Maker Night for Tiger and Bear
at the Children’s Discovery Museum on Thursday, February 12, from 6:00 p.m.
to 8:00 p.m. Boys will
use a variety of tools and materials in the Innovation Station Maker Space
as they build a project of their own to take home. Cub Scouts require
one adult for every Scout and $12 per Scout.
Maker Night for Wolf and
Webelos at the Children’s Discovery Museum on Thursday, February 19,
from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This hands-on program is designed for boys to
use woodworking tools to build their own birdhouse. Cub Scouts require one adult for
every Scout and $12 per Scout.
Registration is now open for
Merit Badge Day at Illinois State Univerisity! There are ten different
badges to choose from this year so make sure to register early to secure a
District Pinewood Derby is February 21 from 7:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. at
Hopedale Grade School. Early Bird Pack registration is $10.00 per
Scout until Friday, February 13 and is $12.00 per Scout until
Friday, February 20.
District Pinewood Derby is February 21st 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in
Peru at the Walmart Garden Center. Check in and Inspections is 45 minutes
before the races start so make sure to check out our race time!
Registration is $10.00 per scout.
District Pinewood Derby is February 21st at Moose Family Center.
Check In begins at 10:30 a.m. and awards will be presented at 1:45 p.m.
There is no cost to participate but all registration information MUST be in
by February 16, 2015.
District Pinewood Derby is February 28th at Redeemer Lutheran Church
from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Early Bird registraion is $7.00 per scout and
ends on Wednesday, February, 25th. Registration at the door will
be $10.00 per scout.
Don’t miss our 50th year
at ISR! Check out what is still available and make your reservations before
it is too late!
ISR Staff Applications are
currently being accepted. Interviews will be held on February 12th
from 4:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and February 17th from 4:45 p.m. to
Reminder: Pre-Camp Leader’s
Meetings will be the first week of March. Check the website for more
Start planning now for W. D. Boyce Council Adventure
Camp (formerly Day Camp). Placemats displaying information on the 2015
Adventure Camp Programs are available upon request for your Blue and Gold
Banquet at no additional charge.
Director of Camping
Serving Activities Executive
Exactly How Many Spudnuts Does Tadough’s Make a Day? Feat: Tadough's Kitchen Managers Scott and Kevin Pekin, IL - By now you’ve seen the re-branding of our beloved Pekin classic: the spudnut. Taking place last March, the rebranding to “Tadough’s” sparked some big questions about Central Illinois’ favorite potato flour-based donut and the future of its legendary legacy. Here’s when Jacqueline and Rick enter the spudnut story. Last March Jacqueline saw opportunity when she heard the business was up for sale. An original Pekinite, Jacqueline and her father Rick are committed to maintaining the Pekin icon and want to bring a long-standing household name into the next generation of business development. “We’ve more than doubled our production of donuts made daily,” says Jacqueline . While the business has historically been known to sell out as early as 6:00 and 7:00 a.m., Jacqueline and Rick aim to keep doors open until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Rick,
Ever Dream of Opening a Bar? A #PekinRestaurantWeek Special Feature Pekin, IL- Chris, Eric, and Ryan didn’t. But a plot twist to a dream dating back over 14 years ago helped a vision become a reality in 2021: The Bunker Indoor Golf Lounge. What is an “indoor golf lounge” exactly? The Bunker hosts indoor, large-scale golf simulators: a big city offering in our Midwestern, small town of Pekin. Oh, and there’s a full-service bar to boot. “We’re really lucky to have great golf courses in Pekin, and now we can enjoy indoor golf too,” says part-owner Eric. Eric lays out the history of the idea and explains he has wanted to open a golf simulator hang-out spot for over a decade, but the technology- and price- just wasn’t there yet. Eric continues, “I toured a lot of simulators in the Chicago area and then was waiting for the right opportunity.” Eric and business partner Chris checked out many property locations over the years, including the old dance and tumbling building on
The Pekin Women's Leadership Network empowers women to become effective leaders by providing essential skills and strategies for professional and personal growth. A variety of carefully tailored programs are designed to support women in all phases of their careers. Why is this program needed? Although women have made great strides in achieving equality, a leadership gap continues. In 2013, 20 women serve in the Senate, and only 78 women serve in the House of Representative. Overall, women hold 98, or 18.3% of the 525 seats in the 113th U.S congress. Locally, the statistics are even worse, with only 1 woman serving on the Pekin City Council. The business world does not fare much better, with only 22 women CEO's in the Fortune 500. Our focus is on helping young women develop the skills and abilities necessary to succeed and flourish in their chosen career paths. Sessions scheduled for the 2013-2014 series include: November 1st - Women in Politics - Rep. Cheri Busto