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Wilderness Engineers

WE need you! Who are WE? We are a group of registered adult scouters who make a difference for your youth at Ingersoll Scout Reservation. WE come from all parts of the Council, from every branch of the Scouting organization, and from all walks of life.

The Wilderness Engineers have a set schedule of workdays throughout the calendar year. Several of our members attend every work session while some members can only make one or two workdays each year. All are busy with other events in their personal lives and Scouting careers, yet they still find time to make that difference at ISR. The efforts supplied at ISR really do make a difference in the quality of the camping experience for all attending ISR events.

What projects do WE do?

We do many varied projects including mowing, painting, planting trees, erecting bird, duck, and bat houses, painting signs, building latrines, maintaining camp buildings, routering camp signs, and much more. Much of what WE do is not highly visible work, but it is what keeps camp running.

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WE activity is not limited to the scheduled work weekends, but those are an important part of our efforts. WE would like to see a group of people adopt a project from our list and schedule with Ranger Jason Biggs to get it done. If you have special talents and would like to head a crew on a project, WE would love to hear from you! WE have Troops with busses that bring out 20 adults on a weekend. Imagine the difference a crew like that can make in a single day.

Any weekend or weekday can be a WE workday(s). Simply call Ranger Biggs and let him know your availability. He will let you know what projects are pending and will welcome your assistance. At certain times of the year and most weekdays, overnight accommodations can be provided. Come on out and get that feeling of accomplishment, then enjoy the camp setting in the evening. There is nothing better than waking up at ISR in the morning!

Cub Scout Leaders, WE need you as well. You may never have been out to ISR, but if your son continues on into Boy Scouts, WE bet that you will! Hopefully, your pack will schedule an outing to Ingersoll soon. Wouldn't it be nice to know you helped in getting the camp ready for when your son gets there? You also get the added benefit of getting to know adult leaders from the Boy Scout ranks that can give you pointers.

How Can I Help?

Get a signup sheet and become an active member!

Sign Up. Get Active. Make a Difference.

To sign-up with the Wilderness Engineers, download a Wilderness Engineer Interest Sheet, or contact:

Jason Biggs (309) 338- 4613

Email: jason.biggs@scouting.org

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