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This is a companion communication piece to our website www.HoosierTrailsBSA.org . There are a lot of exciting things happening in Scouting and this resource will help keep you in the loop and prepare you for some awesome Scouting adventures!
Training EXPO & College of Commissioners
Brown County Intermediate School, Nashville, February 3rd 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
The HTC Training EXPO, one of the premier training events in our council. This single-day training event, offered by volunteers all across the council, is designed to supplement any Scouter's training. Any Scout leader may attend. Courses specific to all levels of Scouting will include Alumni Engagement, Introduction to The Servant Leader, ScoutBook, Conservation Projects,  Religious Awards, What is a Commissioner, Merit Badge Counselor Training, Combating Nature-Deficit Disorder, Cub Scout Leader Training, Boy Scout Leader Training, Nova STEM Counselor Training, Ad Altare Dei Counselor Training, Strategic       Planning, Dutch Oven Cooking, Webelos to Scout Transition, Pope Pius XII Facilitator Training, High Adventure Treks, First Aid, Roundtable, How to Handle Difficult Scouts, Board of Review, Troop and Pack Relations, Basic Knots, Intro to Leadership Skills, Utilizing HTC Properties, EDGE Training, Den Leader Forum, Family Scouting, Charter Partner Representative Training, Edible Plants, Diversity in Scouting, OA and Your Unit, Backpack Cooking , Life to Eagle, and more.
The College of Commissioner Science is unit service training designed to educate all commissioners, roundtable staff, District or Council Committees, and professional Scouters. Its purpose is to provide high-quality continuing education for unit service volunteers and professionals so that the units they serve have a successful, quality program.
 
There are three degree program levels:
Bachelor: First-year participants.
Masters: Second-year participants.
Doctorate: Third and fourth-year participants. The third-year is the candidate for doctorate degree program
Winter Rendezvous 2018
January 19th - January 21st
Maumee Scout Reservation

Join us for the 24th Annual Wapehani Winter Rendezvous at beautiful Maumee Scout Reservation. All of your favorites will be returning, as well as that annual new twist! And don't forget the food, fun, and fellowship that makes the Winter Rendezvous such a memorable and long-standing Wapehani District tradition. We're looking forward to yet another fantastic Rendezvous Feast prepared by Art Collins and his merry team of volunteers, and who could forget that amazing sourdough bread?!
 
Registration is open now, so sign up your pack, troop, or crew today! Whether this is your first Rendezvous or you're a seasoned veteran, you DON'T want to miss out on this year's exciting event. We'll see YOU there!
Family Scouting Update
  • BSA’s mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Our priority is to bring the benefits of Scouting to more youth while remaining true to our mission. We are excited to announce beginning in 2018, our Cub Scouts program will be open to boys and girls. By welcoming both girls and boys into the program, even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises and be better prepared for future success. For council resources, please visit Scouting.org. 
Cub Scout STEAM-O-Ree
Brown County Intermediate School, Nashville, February 17th
New and improved to include the field of art along with all your favorite activities can be expected. Cub Scouts of all ages and siblings can enjoy a full day of activities learning about computers, physics, engineering, mathematics, robotics, art, and much more. This event fills up fast and is sure to bring amazement and adventure to your Scouts. Please remember to pack a sack lunch or enjoy some of the great restaurants located close by for your convenience. 
Boy Scout Summer Camp @ MSR
2018 Summer Camp Registration and Merit Badge Sign-ups are now live!
Don't miss out on a summer full of fun and excitement! Longtime Favorites such as Welding, Sailing, Discover Scuba, and COVERT are coming back! We are also reintroducing Photography, Electricity, Moviemaking, Painting, and Rowing Merit Badges to our lineup! Some brand new merit badges we are offering this year include Engineering, Gardening, Animal Science!  The Mountaineer Challenge program will be back for its second year and will be offering Ridge Runner and the new Voyageur challenge, now open all day! We are looking forward to providing your unit and scouts a top-notch program and a week full of memorable experiences!  We can't wait to see you! As always, welcome to camp.   Sites are already filling up, register your troop today.
February-April Trail Signs Newsletter
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