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:  Vacant, 812.336.6809

Staffing Change

It is with regret that I share with you that Jules Erwin has been terminated from the role of Hoosier Hills District Executive.  Jules is a talented professional and we appreciate her service to Scouting and the Hoosier Trails Council for the last 2.5 years.  We are taking some time to explore potential new team members to make sure we have the right candidate to fill this role.  In the meantime Glen Steenberger and Jon Ocheltree will cover field service to support the Hoosier Hills District and I will serve as the primary point of contact, until we can solidify the district’s position.  Please direct inquiries and service needs my direction and I will act as the clearinghouse for customer support.  We wish Jules well in her future endeavors and appreciate the time she spent living #thescoutlife.

Glen R. Steenberger, Scout Executive/CEO, Phone: (812) 336-6809, gsteenberger@bsamail.org


This event has been canceled.


Hoosier Hills will be hosting a spring camporee at Camp Louis Ernst on April 12-14, 2019. The theme for our event will be Indian Lore. Details such as cost and activities will be available by February. Our camporee captain is Bob Getz with Troop 721. We are looking for activity leaders and helpers at this time, as well. We are very excited to bring a District camporee back to the Hills!

If you would like more information, please get in touch with Glen Steenberger or call up to the Council Office at 812 336 6809.


The Hoosier Trails Council is no longer issuing paper recharter packets. On September 17, National sent out emails to every unit that included recharter information and access codes. Please search your email if you did not notice and see this. A couple of notes:

  1. If you haven’t seen this email and still need an access code, please contact Jules.
  2. Nothing has changed in the recharter system…all paperwork is the same. You can find all the forms you need online on the Council website.
  3. Remember that all adults must have completed the updated Youth Protection Training.
  4. When you first sign in to recharter, you MUST sign in as a new user. You can only use the “returning user” login once you have initially signed in.
  5. You MUST turn in a paper copy to the Council.