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2015 Cub Scout Adventures Offered by HTC

There are 5 awesome Cub Scout family adventures being conducted by the Hoosier Trails Council in 2015 that you will want to get onto your Pack & family calendars.

Chuck LaSota

Charles (Chuck) Stanley LaSota, 59, lost his battle with cancer and went to be with his heavenly Father on 26 January 2015. Chuck retired in 2011 after serving for 35 years in the United States Navy. He enlisted in the Navy July 1976. His initial service was as an Enlisted Reactor Operator on board our Navy's submarines where he rose to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. After attending college through the Navy's Enlisted Commissioning Program, he rose to the rank of Captain and served in critical submarine design, construction, testing, and sustainment positions. Captain LaSota's final Naval tour was as the 25th Commanding Officer of Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane. Following retirement and until his diagnosis in Nov 2014, he served as the President/CEO of the Battery Innovation Center (BIC), a non-profit organization located at the WestGate Technology Park. He also served on the Board of Directors for Operation Job Ready Veterans (formerly CLEC) which is dedicated to preparing veterans for employment and as the President of the Hoosier Trails Council for Boy Scouts of America. Survivors include his wife Teresa (Overton) LaSota of Bloomfield; step-son Jason (Toby) Pridemore of Bloomfield; step-daughter Audra (Nelson) Stoll of Loogootee; and son Matthew (Melissa) LaSota of Plainfield, IL. Grandchildren: Aiden, Braylen and Caitlyn Pridemore; Parker, Addison and Cole Stoll; and Matthew and Ava LaSota and Nicole and Allison McCoy. His father Dennis LaSota of Volo IL and his mother-in-law Winona Overton of Odon also survive along with brothers Richard and Peter and sisters Carol and Suzi. His mother Margie and father-in-law Kenny preceded him in death. Chuck has been a member of the Boy Scouts of America since 1965 and earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1972. In 2010 he was recognized as a Distinguished Eagle Scout. He lived his life based on the Scout oath and law by continuing to serve God, his country, and other people. A memorial fund has been established with the Boy Scouts and contributions may be made in Chuck's memory. Hoosier Trails BSA, LaSota Memorial Fund at 5625 E State Road 46, Bloomington IN 47401. There will be no services.

Cub Scout STEM-O-Ree

When: Saturday, March 28, 2015 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Where: Ivy Tech Community College, 200 Daniels Way, Bloomington Awesome one day Cub Scout activity that supplements local pack programming. Participants will have the opportunity to earn the following STEM-related Cub Scout awards: Computers, Geology, Mathematics, Map and Compass, Science, Weather, Engineer, and Scientist. Boys can also work on earning their NOVA Award. Additionally, there will be a Pinewood Derby clinic that gets down to the science of top speeds. Cost: $10/youth if paid prior to 3/21/15 The entire family is welcome to this fun event that gives a jump start to earning Cub Scout advancements and will peak interest in cool technologies of today! Pre-Registration is strongly encouraged. Save time, money, and hassle by using our online registration system through www.HoosierTrailsBSA.org and select the event from the online calendar. No refunds will be given for cancellations. STEM-O-Ree Participation Fees are: $10.00 per person with Pre-Registration, which must be received online or at the Council Service Center no later than Friday, March 20th. The fee is $15.00 per person after March 20th or if you pay at the event. Adults who are not participating are Free! Please bring a sack lunch!

January E-news & Feb-Apr Trail Signs Published!

The January edition of E-news has been sent out. Additionally, the 2015 February-April Trail Signs is available.

Training EXPO

Where: Brown County Intermediate School, Nashville, Indiana When: 8:30 AM-3:30 PM   The Expo is the premier training event of the Hoosier Trails Council offering 40 sessions covering all areas of the Scouting program. The Expo will offer a day of basic and supplemental trainings to help all volunteers build better units and support high quality programing. All registered adult leaders: Scoutmasters, Cubmasters, Crew Advisors, Committee Members, Den Leaders, District Volunteers, Council Volunteers, and Staff are strongly encouraged to attend.  Lunch and an event patch are included!  Visit the Midway Booths & Displays for additional information on training, outdoor activities, and ideas to help your units succeed.  Every scout deserves a trained leader. Get trained for your Scouts today. Check out the event page on the online calendar at www.HoosierTrailsBSA.org for more information and online registration.

Wood Badge 2015

The time has come for ALL adult leaders of Troops, Crews, Teams, and Packs as well as all council and district leaders to consider registering for the 2015 Hoosier Trails Wood Badge course. This course is open to all Scoutmaster, Committee members, Den Leaders, Unit Commissioners and District Scouters. Wood Badge is the premier adult national training course in the Boy Scouts of America. The focus of Wood Badge is on leadership, not outdoor skills, and the objective is to demonstrate the aims and methods of Scouting through the presentation of leadership skills, organizational tools, and a variety of activities based on the best of Scouting traditions. Participants will enjoy the fellowship of sharing the experience with volunteer and professional Scouters all while having the most fun you can in a Scout uniform. The course will take place this year at Maumee Scout Reservation over 2 weekends: August 28th - 30th and September 18th - 20th. Participants must attend both weekends and complete their Wood Badge Ticket after the weekend trainings. The fee for the course is $220.00, which covers all meals and supplies for the 2 weekends. Registration is open here but enrollment is limited so I urge you to register early. Should you need more information please feel free to contact Jon Ocheltree @ 812.336.6809.

MSR Boy Scout Summer Camp Planning Guide Released

Before we know it the 2015 summer camping season will be upon us and to help make sure our customers have a great experience we will be releasing program information over the coming months. It all starts with the 2015 Planning Guide.

Order of the Arrow Lodge Newsletter Now Available

Flowing Waters is now available. Check out the latest news on the Brotherhood of Cheerful Service.


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