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Boy Scout Troop 1310
(Chatham, Illinois)
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Our Program…

We offer a fun and exciting program for boys who are at least 11 years old (or have completed the 5th grade) up through 17 years of age. Scouts elect their own leaders, plan their own activities, and execute those plans themselves with some adult guidance and supervision. Our programs emphasize the core values and skills of Scouting as well as leadership development and scout spirit at our monthly Patrol Leadership Councils, weekly troop meetings, and at every scouting activity.

Values & Ideals…

Scouting is a values-based program, and the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout Motto and Scout Slogan help to instill the values of good character, personal fitness, self-reliance, spiritual development, and respect for others.

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful,
friendly, courteous, kind, obedient,
cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent

Skills & Advancement…

Scouting teaches life skills in a fun environment that will last a lifetime including leadership skills, outdoor skills, interpersonal skills, citizenship skills, ad first aid through rank advancement and merit badge attainment.

Leadership Development…

The Boy Scouts of America is a scout-led, scout-run organization that empowers youth to be leaders whether as part of a patrol, as Patrol Leaders, as the Senior Patrol Leaders of the Troop, or in various other leadership positions. These skills and knowledge will last a life time and will enable scouts to become leaders in their communities and country.

Appreciation of the Outdoors…

A major component of Scouting is an appreciation of the outdoors through camping, hiking, and more. The Leave No Trace philosophy ensures that Scouts minimize their impact on the environment while imparting a deep respect for nature. 

Our Troop

We are glad that you have decided to learn about Troop 1310. You will discover that our program includes many things that were a part of the Cub Scout Program, like first aid, nature study, knot tying, hiking and camping. Scouts BSA also learn some new skills such as backpacking, orienteering and lashing. While all of these things are an important part of scouting, they are only a means to achieving three goals: Citizenship, Character Development, and Mental and Physical Fitness.

These goals are the goals of all the programs of the Scouts BSA from the Lion Cubs to Explores. In the Lion Den and Tiger Cub Dens, a parent must attend all activities. At the Wolf and Bear level, parents are encouraged to work with their sons on advancement requirements and verify that this work has been completed. As Webelos, Scouts have overnight camp outs under the watchful eyes of their parents. Cub Scouts as well as their siblings and parents attend pack meetings. Family involvement is a key ingredient for a successful Cub Scout Program.

Scouts BSA, however, is not led by adults. There are adult leaders in Troop 1310, but it isn't up to them to run Troop meetings and outings. That responsibility rests with us the Scouts, as we learn to become effective leaders through hands-on training. Our adult leaders are always present, but they try their best not to interfere. Of course, sometimes they will teach skills or conduct a merit badge class. And they won't allow scouts to follow through on decisions that could cause harm to themselves or others. However, sometimes they will stand aside and let the scouts learn the hard way.                    

The Chatham Troop 1310 is proudly chartered by:
206 West Chestnut Street
P.O. Box 402
Chatham, IL  62629

PLEASE feel free to stop by and visit us any Tuesday night at the Chatham Baptist Church starting at 7:00 PM                                                                                

Our Charter Organization and meeting location

American Legion Post 759

206 West Chestnut Street

Chatham, Illinois

General Information

Chatham American Legion Post 759 meets on the first Monday of the Month. Social hour begins at 6:00 P.M. and formal activities start at 7:00 P.M. Meetings are held at the post home at 206 West Chestnut Street in Chatham, Illinois.

Meeting Location

1500 East Walnut Street
Chatham, IL 62629
(217) 483-2471

Sunday Services

9:00 am - Bible Study & Contemporary Worship
10:15 am - Bible Study & Traditional Worship
6:00 pm - Bible Study, AWANA & Ignite Students

Our BSA Council

Abraham Lincoln Council

Lincoln Home District / Abraham Lincoln Council







MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Camp Bunn

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Plan your weekend or week long adventure at Camp Bunn. Please contact the Council Office to ensure availability before submitting your reservation form.




Camp Illinek

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It is conveniently located between Springfield and Chatham, east of Iron Bridge Road.  As you travel the long, winding road back to camp, you will feel like you have not only gone forever, but you will leave the city behind- mentally and figuratively.

Camp Illinek was established in 1939 on 80 acres of leased property on Lake Springfield.  It is now the home of Cub Scout and Webelos Resident Camp, some of our Cub Scout Day Camps, and countless weekend camping trips by troops and packs, as well as many adult and junior leader training events.

Sailing Training Center






Order of the Arrow

History of the Order of the Arrow

In 1915, Camp Director E. Urner Goodman and Assistant Camp Director Carroll A. Edson searched for a way to recognize select campers for their cheerful sprits of service at Treasure Island Scout Camp in the Delaware River. Goodman and Edson founded the Order of the Arrow when they held the first Ordeal Ceremony on July 16th of that year. By 1921, as the popularity of the organization spread to other camps, local lodges attended the first national gathering called a Grand Lodge Meeting. 

The Order of the Arrow was one of many camp honor societies that existed at local Scout camps across the country. As the years went on and more camps adopted the Order of the Arrow’s program, it gained prominence and became part of the national Boy Scout program in 1934. By 1948, the OA, recognized as the BSA’s national brotherhood of honor campers, became an official part of the Boy Scouts of America. Toward the end of the twentieth century, the OA expanded its focus to include conservation, high adventure, and servant-leadership.

Throughout the years, the Order of the Arrow has played an integral role in the program of the Boy Scouts and in the community service its members contribute to their communities. To date, more than one million people have been members of the Order of the Arrow.

Presently, the Order of the Arrow consists of nearly 300 lodges, which form approximately 48 sections in four regions. Leadership positions and voting rights are restricted to members under the age of 21. Through the program, members live up to the ideals of brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service set forth by E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson.


Illinek Lodge is lead by the Executive Committee composed of the elected youth officers and the appointed youth committee chairmen. As the voting members of the LEC, these Arrowmen plan, organize and direct the program of Illinek Lodge. The Lodge Chief serves as the chairman of the LEC. All active members of the Lodge are welcome and encouraged to come to LEC meetings and take an active part in our discussions. Each committee chairman can then form a working group to assist them in their duties composed of as many Arrowmen as they wish. If you are looking to get more actively involved, contact the appropriate committee chairman and / or the Lodge Chief. Each youth member is assisted by a non-voting adult advisor. The LEC meets at least monthly from August through May; all Arrowmen are invited to attend. An Executive Team, called the Key-3 is composed of the Lodge Chief, Lodge Advisor and Staff Advisor.


Illinek Lodge 132, is one of the oldest Order of the Arrow lodges continuously chartered by the Boy Scouts of America. The lodge was originally chartered on August 20, 1938, in Abraham Lincoln Council, Springfield, Illinois. At the time of the founding of Illinek Lodge, the Order of the Arrow was still an experimental program of the BSA. Several “honor camper/honor scout” societies existed. Many were local to one or two councils and a few like the Order of the Arrow were gaining wider acceptance. During the earliest years, Illinek Lodge was signified by a Blackhawk totem. This was soon replaced by the Cardinal which has remained through to today. The origins of the name “Illinek” can be traced to the Algonquin Confederacy of our area; a word meaning “men”. Camp Illinek was founded in the late 1930s on land along the shores of what was then the new Lake Springfield. Our lodge, therefore, took its name from Camp Illinek. Prior to that time, our council met each summer for camp at a property known as Camp Sangamo. During those years, a local Scouting society was formed called the Tribe of Sangamo. Little is known of this society, with only scant references found in period publications. In these early years, our lodge played an active role in the growth of the Order of the Arrow. In 1945, William E. Hoffman became our Supreme Chief of the Fire and concurrently was very active at the National Lodge level. Lodge members of Illinek were chosen to perform the Ordeal ceremony in demonstration at early National Lodge gatherings. By 1948 the BSA had formally recognized the Order of the Arrow as its official honor campers society. During this period, Illinek Lodge served at least once as the “host service lodge” for the National Lodge gathering (what has today become the National Order of the Arrow Conference). Our history is rich in service to Scouting and our community.