Hoosier Hills District

Proudly serving the youth and families of Dearborn, Jefferson, Ripley, Ohio, and Switzerland Counties.

District Key 3 Leadership

District Chairman:  Marc Cerniglia, 860.212.2284

District Commissioner:  Bob Mattingly, 812.438.3182

District Executive:  Jules Erwin, 812.336.6809

Springtime is Upon Us in the Hoosier Hills District!

Spring is the time of plans and projects. –Leo Tolstoy

We’re off to a great start in 2018 in the Hoosier Hills District and it all comes down to you—the most incredible adult leaders who demonstrate the ineffable spirit of volunteerism and enthusiasm for growing our Scouting family in our beautiful District.

Read on for a few highlights and updates!

Family FOS Presentations

We've been working our way through your units to bring your families a good Friends of Scouting presentation. So far, we have six units that have already exceeded their fundraising goals! Congratulations!! If you have not scheduled your presentation yet with Jules, please do so. Ideally, we want to share the story of where our fundraising goes with as many parents and adults as possible. Blue & Gold Banquets and Courts of Honor are great venues for this short presentation. It also gives us a chance to explain and answer questions about what we do with the money we raise and how critical it is to keep Scouting supported in our District.

Commissioner's Conference for the Hoosier Hills District

Are you a commissioner in the Hoosier Hills District? Are you interested in becoming one and helping us out as a volunteer on the District level? We would love to have you! Join us at Camp Louis Ernst for a half day of commissioner training and workshopping to strengthen our team, discuss District trends and patterns, and help us problem-solve to be the best team of commissioners we can! Contact Bob Mattingly to register for this event on Saturday, April 7th.


Hoosier Hills District Merit Badge Day

The Hoosier Hills District Merit Badge Day will be at Camp Louis Ernst on Saturday, April 14th. We’ll be focused on more outdoor merit badge work in 2018. We’ll also be offering some adult leader training during the event! Mark your calendars now. Information will be posted soon on the Hoosier Trails Council web-based calendar. If you are willing to help with this event, please contact Jules Erwin or at 812 320 6621.

New Sharing Space for Units!

Look to the right of this web page, and you'll see a bulletin board for our District. This posting board is available to everyone in the District. Looking for ideas for a Blue and Gold Banquet, or have a great one to share? Post it and share it! Have a couple spaces open on a Venture Crew outing? Let the District know! Questions, ideas, gear tips, and more are all awesome things for our bulletin board. Make use of our new communication tool!

District Bulletin Board


Click here to post on the district bulletin board.

Do you have a talent for teaching outdoor-focused merit badges? We could use your help in planning the 2018 Hoosier Hills District Merit Badge Day on April 14th at Camp Louis Ernst. Contact Jules to lend a hand!