Council News

November-January Trail Signs Now Available

The latest edition of our printed newsletter is at press and will soon reach your mailbox; however, get a sneak peek by clicking here.

Meet Your Professional Staff and Hear About Them Being all About Numbers

It has been said that Professional Scouters are all about the numbers, meet your team and learn why they do what they do...

2018 Wine-a-ree Supports Scouting's Life-changing Programs

The tenth annual Wine-A-Ree wine, beer and spirits tasting festival will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 1:00 to 6:00 pm at The Commons in Columbus, IN.  Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.  Unlimited tastings and a commemorative wine or beer glass are included in the price of the ticket.  The VIP tasting hour will be from noon to 1 pm.  VIP tickets are $45 and are limited.  VIP guests will receive a special gift. All proceeds benefit Hoosier Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America, which serves over 6,000 young people in 18 counties of south central Indiana.  Find out more information, or buy tickets here.

‘Scouts BSA’ Also Unveiled as the Name of the Program for Older Boys and Girls to Ensure All Youth Are Welcome and Can See Themselves in Scouting

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2018 Platinum Journey to Excellence Tracking

This recognition honors units that are the best of the best.  Check out where your Scout unit stands, early and often, to help keep you on track to achieve PJTE.

Major Gifts Initiative

We have added content to our MGI webpage, including site plans, project spec sheets, building drawings, an MGI newsletter and more.  Check it out.  Scout units can participate in the investments in our camps, an Adopt a Campsite option has been made available, through which a Scout unit or individual can commit to a gift of support, payable over three years.  Special recognition will be posted in the campsite.  Presently four such shelters are being installed at MSR.  Get more details on this opportunity.

Order of the Arrow Dues

Brothers in the OA can now pay their 2018 Lodge Dues conveniently here to remain in good standing in the Brotherhood of Cheerful Service.

Help Spread the Word About Scouting Podcasts

It goes without saying that Scouting's adult volunteers are busy. To help them stay current with the latest program and membership developments, the National Service Center has created two podcasts, Scout

Cast and CubCast, that can be enjoyed while exercising, commuting, or while multitasking at home.

To access both, as well as several years'-worth of past episodes, head to: 

https://podcast.scouting.org. You also can subscribe on iTunes (search for "CubCast" or "ScoutCast