Changing lives, impacting communities!

This is a companion communication piece to our website . 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!
  • This Nov. 28 will be #GivingTuesday! Support Hoosier Trails Council and make an impact on youth in your community! Learn more about how Scouting works here:
  • When you support Scouting and the Hoosier Trails Council on this #GivingTuesday, you’re helping to build leaders of character.
  • For #GivingTuesday, people have joined together to support the Hoosier Trails Council. Thank you for your support to make Scouting possible in our community!
  • By supporting Scouting on this #GivingTuesday, you help young people grow to become citizens who are trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. Thank you!
IU Football Scout Day
Scouting IU Football Experience - November 17 & 18
We have a great opportunity for you in just a couple of weeks! Start your Thanksgiving holiday off right with some Indiana University football as they tackle the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. This is always an exciting event for Scouts and Scouters. Bring your family and join us at the IU Football Experience on November 17-18 for a campout in the Mellencamp Pavilion Fieldhouse and a day on the gridiron. Attached you will find a promotional flyer with a very reasonably price Scout Package including over-night camping, parking, game tickets, and much more.

Check in for camping will start at 6:00 pm at the Mellencamp Pavilion where you will receive your parking passes, tickets, and additional information about the event. You will be directed to the appropriate parking area and you can bring your overnight gear to the fieldhouse. We will have a slumber party style campout with games and activities late into the night and then you can set up your tent or just toss your sleeping bag on the turf and sleep (maybe…) in our designated area.
Packing List includes, but is not limited to:
  • Pillow 
  • Sleeping bag/blankets
  • Toiletries (no showers available)
  • Clothing (appropriate for the weather)
  • Indoor games/activities (board games, footballs, Frisbees, ext.)
  • Tent (optional)
  • Snacks (optional)
  • Other overnight items as appropriate

If you do not plan to camp, you will need to pick up your game tickets and parking pass from the Council Service Center in Bloomington starting on Thursday, November 16 th and no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, November 17 th as you will not be able to get into the gate without a fee on game day. The time of the game has not been announced yet and we will keep you posted as soon as we find out by sending you an email at the address you register with. The cost is $52 per team of two (Adult + Youth) for the event. If you would like to purchase extra game tickets, an extra charge of $16 will be collected at the time of registration.

Please remember that these special priced tickets need to be ordered in advance so registration for this event will close on Wednesday, November 15 th and tickets after this time cannot be guaranteed.

Also, in addition to this great event, Indiana University is offering a special priced ticket to attend the IU Women’s Basketball game on Friday evening at 7:00 pm against Western Kentucky for just $5.00. This is another great opportunity to attend some college sports! Tickets will be available upon check in for the Football Experience. 
Popcorn Sale 2017 - Giving Thanks
Boy Scout Summer Camp @ MSR
Scouters, it’s time to start thinking about Summer Camp 2018. We have campsite reservations live at this time and our full menu of merit badges and programs will be available on December 1 st . Please reserve your spot today by visiting the council calendar and selecting your desired week and campsite. A lot has happened since summer and we have much more to expect for next season. One new incentive that is being offered is the ability to choose extra programs like COVERT, shooting sports, and SCUBA without the extra cost! More facility and campsite improvements have been made and we are waiting to host your adventure of a lifetime. Come to Roundtable or join us at the Training EXPO in February for more information or visit
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!

Training EXPO
The Hoosier Trails Council Training EXPO will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, at the Brown County Intermediate School.

Over 40 sessions will be offered for every level of adult leader. Look for registration to open in early 2018 at