There are many public and private schools in the area serving federally connected children of Scott personnel. Children of sponsors who live on base attend Mascoutah District 19 schools. Both on and off base, your child’s school will be determined by where you live. Information about area schools is available through the Scott AFB website by selecting the “Newcomers” tab at the top of the page.
There are many unique issues for federally connected students transitioning to new schools. To make an informed decision, choose a home within the boundaries of a school district that will support your child’s academic and psychosocial emotional needs. Once you have secured a place to live, visit the home page of your school to find out starting dates, events, vacations and more. Be aware of two military-specific school code allowances:
If you live in temporary quarters and have proof that you will live in a particular school district within 60 days, your child may attend school in that school district without having to pay out-of-district tuition. If you live off base and must move on base due to military orders, your child may continue to go to school in your original school district for the duration of those orders. For more information, contact the Scott school liaison officer at 618-256-9595.
The Scott Club provides a place for Team Scott to unwind while enjoying great food and entertainment for breakfast, lunch, dinner or special events. The Scott Club offers several venues for hosting special functions such as office or squadron parties, retirements, conferences and even wedding receptions; all may be scheduled through its professional catering department.
The club features the Heritage Lounge, Twinning Room, Cpl. Scott Room, a large ballroom, Student Union Cafe and the flagship restaurant, Zeppelins. Every month it offers “First Friday,” a social time that includes free food for club members.
Its famous brunch is served 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday (with special brunches served on Easter, Mother’s and Father’s day, Thanksgiving and Christmas). Tasty specialty dinners are also served every month, each with its own theme and specially designed menu.
Zeppelins offers casual dining in a modern, contemporary ambience with a fresh, healthy menu that fits all lifestyles and budgets. Along with great food and discounted prices for members, it offers fight and game nights, Football Frenzy, live music and weekly club card drawings.
Log on to www.375fss.com for more information on the Scott Club. The Scott Club is just inside the Shiloh Gate, in Building 1560. Call 618-256-5501 for more information, reservations and arrangements.
SCOTT CREDIT UNION
Scott Credit Union is a not-for-profit, full-service financial institution owned and operated by its members. Services offered include but are not limited to: savings and checking accounts; individual retirement accounts; share certificates; money market accounts; vehicle and signature loans; mortgages and home equity loans; credit cards; and free online and mobile banking, including mobile check deposit and bill pay.
Members can use the Member Service Center by calling 618-345-1000 or 800-888-4728. Members may also receive service via email by emailing email@example.com.
Scott Credit Union is open to anyone living or working in (or with immediate family members living or working in) Madison, St. Clair, Monroe, Randolph, Perry, Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Clinton, Marion and Bond counties in Illinois and anyone who lives or works in St. Louis County, Missouri. It is also open to anyone who is active or retired military of Scott AFB, including Reserve components and civilian employees or retired civilian employees of the U.S. government.
Scott Credit Union has 15 area locations: Scott AFB, Belleville (two locations), Caseyville, Collinsville, Edwardsville (two locations), Fairview Heights, Highland, Mascoutah, Millstadt, O’Fallon, Troy, Waterloo and Wood River.
For details on opening accounts at Scott Credit Union, and for ATM locations at Scott AFB, visit www.scu.org, call 800-888-4728, or stop by any of the credit union’s branches.
The Scott Lake recreation area includes pavilions, tables and barbecue grills and offers ample opportunities for fishing, hiking, biking and other outdoor activities. The lake is stocked with perch, catfish, crappie and bluegill. Canoes and kayaks are available for rent during the summer months through Outdoor Recreation’s equipment rentals. Scott Lake recreation area hours are from dawn to dusk.
This beautiful man-made lake is popular with base residents and FamCamp visitors. To make reservations for FamCamp, call Outdoor Recreation at 618-256-2067 or come in person.
To make reservations for pavilions, visit www.375fss.com/IO/ODR/Pavilion-Registration.php and once you’ve made your reservation online, contact ODR five days prior before your scheduled date to make a payment to finalize it.
SCOTT SPOUSES’ CLUB
The Scott Spouses’ Club is open to spouses of enlisted and officer members (active duty, Reserve or Guard), current or retired, and government civilians. SSC members serve on advisory boards for the base exchange, commissary, Red Cross, Scott Club and medical center. Members also donate their time and talents to the Red Cross, the Airman & Family Readiness Center, Family Services, the Thrift Shop and Airman’s Attic. The SSC also supports members with various social activities. Their main purpose is to raise money to give back to the base and community and fund their scholarship program for military dependents. For more information, please visit www.scottspouseclub.com.
STARS AND STRIKES BOWLING CENTER
The Stars and Strikes Bowling Center, in Building 1934, features 24 lanes, automatic scoring and pin spotter systems, a pro shop equipped to care for all bowling needs, and great birthday and group event packages. Individual and group lessons are available.
Open bowling, organized leagues, tournaments and youth leagues make the center entertaining for the entire family. The American Bowling Congress sanctions both the leagues and lanes.
The Bowling Center Grille provides fast, quality sandwiches, salads, soups, hamburgers and other delicious items for sit-down dining or phone-in and takeout orders. For more information, call 618-256-4054.
The base pool is operated by Outdoor Recreation and is open between Memorial and Labor Day for all Scott personnel, retirees, family members and guests. Swim lessons and pool parties are held during the pool season. The fitness pool offers a rock climbing wall, a two flume waterslide and a baby pool with a small duck slide. Adult lap swimming is offered 6 to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday for customers 18 years and older except on holidays.
For more information, visit www.375fss.com or call 618-256-2067. Sign-ups for pool-related activities including pool parties, swim lessons, and the swim team begin in May.
A wide range of low-cost items, including clothing, furniture, recreational equipment and toys are available through the Thrift Shop in Building 700. These items are sold on consignment from service members, retired members and their families.
Operated by the Consignor Thrift Shop Committee, shop volunteers come from the officers’ and enlisted spouses’ clubs and retired members. All proceeds go to worthy activities both on and off base through the welfare committees of these clubs.
Consignment hours are 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and the first and third Saturday of each month. Military in uniform can consign 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Sales hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and the first and third Saturday. The shop is closed on federal holidays. For more information, call 618-744-9441.
The veterinary clinic, in Building 856 on South Drive, provides limited health care for Scott family pets. Although the clinic is not able to treat family pets in need of emergency care, the outpatient services include vaccinations against rabies, distemper, and other viral diseases affecting cats and dogs. Spays and neuters, X-rays, minor surgical procedures and dentals are performed in the clinic on a space-available basis. Assistance for overseas pet travel requirements is available. Local county licensing paperwork can also be obtained.
Clinic personnel can perform diagnostic testing, provide treatment for external and internal parasites, conduct annual wellness exams or examine and treat ill patients. Deworming, health certificates and consultations are also available.
The clinic carries a limited supply of over-the-counter pet care products including shampoos, vitamins, supplements and dental supplies. They also carry prescription flea, tick and heartworm preventatives. The clinic charges a reduced fee for services offered and products that are purchased.
All animals are seen by appointment only. For more information or to make an appointment, call 618-256-3989/5452. The clinic can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ScottVetClinic.
The Youth Center is in Building 4780 at 4691 Patriots Drive, across from Scott Elementary, and offers a broad range of activities, both directed and self-directed, for ages 5 to 18.
The center provides for a wide variety of interests, including ballet, tap, gymnastics, piano lessons, sports and fitness, open recreation and many special events. The sports program includes T-ball, baseball, softball, soccer, basketball and gym hockey. Clinics and classes are held for volunteer coaches and officials. Special activities include dances, children’s theater, night hoops, Teen “Snacks & Splats” (visual arts class) and many others. Open recreation is available for youth and teens Monday through Friday.
Weekly interest camps are held in the summer as well as a preteen summer camp. There are trips, breakfast with Santa, a royal ball and Teen Top Chef. Activities in the five core areas are for youth ages 9-18.
Child care for children ages 5 to 12 is provided through a summer fun program and before- and after-school program on a pay-by-the-week basis. For more information, call 618-256-5139.