Council News


After much deliberation, the Winter Rendezvous Committee has elected to postpone the 25th Annual Winter Rendezvous until next weekend, January 25-27. Hazardous weather including freezing rain, snow, and high winds contributed to the final decision.

This event has a rich history of being put on no matter what. However, at the end of the day, the safety of our Scouts and our volunteers is of the utmost importance.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and we hope to see you next weekend, January 25-27, at Maumee Scout Reservation!

Scouts BSA Skills Weekend

Maumee Scout Reservation, 12975 West County Road 925 North, Norman, Indiana, March 30-31, 2019

Hoosier Trails Council is excited to be launching multiple Scouts BSA Troops this spring and would like to offer a special weekend designed for new Scouts and their adult leaders.  New Scouts will benefit from an outdoor skills focused series of instructional activities including fire-building, outdoor cooking, camping, orienteering, shooting sports, pioneering, first-aid and a lot of fun along the trail.  This is an all-day Saturday event, overnight camping, meals included, with camp-wide joint activities.  Outdoor Leadership Skills Training will be provided for all adults, while the Scouts are rocking their Scouting skills.  Register for this event here.

2019 Training EXPO

Mark your calendar now and plan to attend the February 2nd Training EXPO, held at Brown County Intermediate School.  Over 35 sessions will be offered and we are having an outstanding guest speaker, survivalist Dave Canterbury.  Check out more information here.

February - April 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...

‘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

Family Scouting Timeline
Family Scouting Overview
Family Scouting Infographic

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.