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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!
Webelos Challenge

October 14, 2017 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Maumee Scout Reservation, 12975 West County Road 925 North, Norman
Youth Participant Fee $20
he Webelos Challenge is a day-long event for Webelos to learn about all the great opportunities in Boy Scouts, and to meet the Troops in their Districts. The Webelos will travel to activity areas within camp to learn Scouting skills and put them to use. Boy Scouts and Scout Leaders will work with the Webelos to learn about: Fire Building, Whittlin’ Chip, Outdoor Cooking, Knot-Tying and Lashing, Campsite & Tent Set Up, First Aid, Order of the Arrow, Orienteering (Map and Compass), Boy Scout Merit Badge Programs, Boy Scout   Summer Camping, High-Adventure Opportunities, Patrol Method & Youth Leadership, and Shooting Sports.
 
Lunch will be available for a small fee, or bring a sack lunch.  Make sure each is prepared and dressed appropriately for the predicted weather. The event is “rain or shine.” There will be a variety of indoor and outdoor activities for all sorts of  weather conditions. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. No refunds will be given for cancellations. 
Indiana University events for Scouts
Cub Scout IU Soccer Experience
Saturday, October 21

This is a great first activity for a new Cub Scout and a perfect time to invite friends to join you in an awesome Scouting opportunity. The Indiana Hoosiers vs. Wisconsin soccer match will begin at 7:30 pm and all Scouting participants should arrive no later the 7:00 pm to form the champion’s tunnel for the players.

Scouts will receive an IU fan goodie bag, a patch, a ticket to the game, a food voucher for a hot dog, popcorn, and a drink, (nachos or pretzel can be substituted for the hot dog)
All participants will receive:
Event patch
IU goodie bag
A food voucher
 
Pre-Registration is strongly encouraged. Save time, money, and hassle by using our online registration system.
 
IU Soccer Experience Participation Fees are only $12.00 per person.  
Scouting IU Football Experience
November 17 & 18
This is a great fall family activity for all Scouts and a perfect time to invite friends to join you in an awesome Scouting opportunity!

  The Football Game time has not been determined. Kick-off information will be sent out as soon as a time has been set.

Scout Package Includes:
Friday Night Indoor Campout (Mellencamp Pavilion)
Saturday Morning Breakfast
Saturday Morning Stadium & Facility Tour
Stadium Runout Before Kickoff
Football Scout Day Patch
1 Youth Ticket, 1 Adult Ticket, And A Parking Pass
    
Pre-Registration is strongly encouraged. Registration deadline is November 13 th . Save time, money, and hassle by using our online registration system. No refunds will be given for cancellations.

IU Football Experience Participation Fee is only $52.00 per youth/adult team. 
Popcorn Sale 2017!
  Fort Erie - Maumee Scout Reservation
Summer Camp 2017 marked the grand opening of a new project at Maumee Scout Reservation. Fort Erie is our most recent program area and the new home to our Maumee Mountaineer Challenge. Scouts from all over had the opportunity to relive the past and participate in many activities that were a part of everyday life hundreds of years ago. The former Erie Campsite on East Ridge provides a perfect setting for a variety of activities such as knife and tomahawk throwing, two-man sawing, Atlatl throwing, branding leather on a real forge, woodsman skills, vintage games, and much more. Scouts and staff were able to dress in period clothing and listen to folk music while enjoying a warm crackling fire and sipping on root beer and eating kettle corn. This area was a huge success and very well attended during all our weeks of camp!

But that’s not all… When the Mountain Man Rendezvous is over, the Maumee Mountaineer Challenge begins. Each week, First Class Scouts and Scouters are able to put their skills to the test in this four year challenge that can only be completed at summer camp. Fort Erie will be the base site for this great new program and include activities like fire building, orienteering, leadership, service, canoeing, Scout craft, black powder shooting, and leatherwork. The activities become more difficult as your challenge continues from Ridge Runner to Voyageur, Mountaineer, and finally, Hiveranno. While these activities happen, service opportunities will open for Scouts and leaders to help build Fort Erie into an authentic construction of a period fort complete with walls, activity areas and furnishings used for many of our programs. Scouts will be able to see their handiwork for years to come! 
 
Congratulations to the Scouts and Scouters who completed the
Ridge Runner Challenge during Summer Camp 2017
Jasper Kehoe - Troop 110       
Riley Holloran - Troop 170        
Gabe Guenthenspberger - Troop 532
Logan Scaggs - Troop 110       
Cole Flatt - Troop 170         
Skylar Cline - Troop 541
Thomas Gregory - Troop 120       
Michael Fellow - Troop 213         
Jim Hankens - Troop 543
T.J. Gregory - Troop 120
Luie Corona - Troop 224
Daniel Boewe - Troop 543
Clay Slaughter - Troop 121
Zack Stevens - Troop 224
Brenden Boewe - Troop 543
Zack McIntosh Troop 121
Garland Kent - Troop 231
Tate Doan - Troop 557
Lane Simpson - Troop 144
Michael Baker - Troop 305
Chase Jones - Troop 557
Kenny Lipp - Troop 144
Avery Bird - Troop 509
Zeb Gibson - Troop 557
Kolton Kaufman - Troop 144
Jordan Peters - Troop 526
Chandler Day - Troop 559
Jesse Johnson - Troop 148
Fredrick Wilder - Troop 532  
Wilderness First Aid Training
This event is open to any Scout (at least 14 years old) or Scout leader who is proficient in basic first aid skills AND holds a current certification in American Red Cross CPR with AED or the equivalent. 

We are hosting an advanced first aid course designed to teach skills necessary for providing care to victims of illness or injury in a setting where professional help is delayed. The successful completion of the course is dependent on a working confident knowledge of basic first aid skills. Time does not permit the teaching of these basic skills during the advanced course. 

Whether you are a Scout, an outdoor enthusiast or you work in a remote environment, our Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course gives you the skills you need to respond to an emergency when help may be delayed.

YOU MUST COMPLETE THE ENTIRE COURSE IN ORDER TO BE CERTIFIED.
Wine-A-Ree 2017
9th annual event conducted on November 4th at The Commons in Columbus. Standard tickets are $25 and proceeds benefit the life-changing programs provided by the Hoosier Trails Council. This is an adult only event.
Hoosier Trails Council 5K
Run/Walk
Open to Scouts and the Public
Benefits the Hoosier Trails Council, BSA

$20 Online Registration
$5 Lakeside Camping
Mini GOLF Open Following Event