Proudly serving the youth and families of Brown, Monroe, Morgan, and Owen Counties.
2018 Charter Renewal
It's that time of year again! Packets have been distributed for the 2018 Charter Renewal process. The online system is open, available through http://my.scouting.org, and awaiting your log-in. All systems are go - are you ready?
If you need a helping hand, we have two Charter Renewal Work Sessions scheduled for this week. The first will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. From 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM, we'll be located in Computer Lab B201 at Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington (200 Daniels Way, Bloomington, IN 47404). Bring your up-to-date unit roster of Scouts and leaders you are renewing along with your My.Scouting log-in information and a cell phone (just in case we need tech support!) and we'll help you through the steps.
Our second work session will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Once again held from 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM, we'll be in the Computer Lab at Centerton Elementary School (6075 High Street, Martinsville, IN 46151). Just like the Tuesday session, make sure to bring your up-to-date unit roster of Scouts and leaders you are renewing along with your My.Scouting log-in information and a cell phone (just in case we need tech support!) and we'll help you through the steps.
Charters are due to the Hoosier Trails Council Service Center by Thursday, November 30, 2017. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact District Director Jason Triplett or (219) 863-6564.
Family Friends of Scouting
We're heading into a new year, and with that, a new year of Friends of Scouting! The Wapehani District is looking to have a successful year in 2018. Our units have been FANTASTIC supporters of our Family Friends of Scouting campaign in the past, and we hope you'll keep us in mind as you plan your philanthropic activities for the year.
Presentations are starting as soon as November 1, 2017, so don't hesitate to set up a presentation for your unit! Send your requested meeting date, time, and location to District Director Jason Triplett or (219) 863-6564. Help us keep making the adventure of Scouting available to as many youth as we can!
Nominations Needed for District Recognition Dinner
Week after week, you are seeing your fellow Scouters put in hours of work to make Scouting a fun, memorable, and impactful experience for young men and women throughout our programs. From the excited faces of Cub Scouts experiencing their first hike or a visit to the fire station to the high-fives of success when a Venturing Crew reaches that summit or blazes that new trail, volunteer leaders are there to make it all happen. When it makes an impactful difference, we need to honor that worker. The Wapehani District is currently seeking nomination for the District Award of Merit, the District Sparkplug Award, and others. These recognitions are meant to give praise and recognition to volunteer leaders through Brown, Monroe, Morgan, and Owen Counties who have devoted time, talent, and energy to provide quality programs that instill our young people with the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Awards will be publicly presented at the District Recognition Dinner on Thursday, March 8th (more details to follow). Nominations must be made no later than Friday, February 16th. For more information, please contact District Director Jason Triplett at or 219.863.6564.
Explore New Worlds at the WonderLab Merit Badge Academy!
Calling all aspiring chemists, herpetologists, and engineers! Our Spring Semester of the WonderLab Merit Badge Academy is coming up on Saturday, February 10th. WonderLab’s amazing staff and volunteers will be providing merit badge classes in Chemistry, Engineering, Reptile & Amphibian Study, and Robotics. Scouts will have the opportunity to earn either one or two of these badges over the course of the day, pending completion of pre-requisites or, in some cases, follow-up requirements. For only $25.00, Scouts will receive an adventure-filled day at the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health, and Technology. In addition to attending classes led by the friendly and knowledgeable staff of WonderLab, Scouts will have time to explore the award-winning museum floor. WonderLab was ranked in the Top 25 Science Centers in the United States in a 2008 listing by “Parents Magazine” and was a Certificate of Excellence Award winner in both 2013 and 2014 from TripAdvisor. Scouts will also be provided with a boxed lunch. Register Here
Have a Fireside Chat with our Council Key 3
During our February Roundtable, the Wapehani District will be joined by our top council leadership for an annual Fireside Chat. On Thursday, February 8th, Council President Mark Levett, Council Commissioner Mark Wilson, and Scout Executive/CEO Glen Steenberger will be sharing with us how our very own Hoosier Trails Council finished out 2017 and giving us a glimpse of what 2018 has in store. This is a fantastic night for Scouters of all backgrounds and tenures to attend. The Fireside Chat also gives us an opportunity to ask questions about the workings of the Hoosier Trails Council. Do you want to know more about the exciting Major Gifts Initiative benefiting our council properties? Are you curious to learn more about Family Scouting with girls able to join Cub Scouts this fall? Can your Scouts hardly wait to see what they can earn in next year’s popcorn sale? Bring your questions and comments and we’ll see you at the Fireside Chat!
District Bulletin Board
SAVE THE DATE: Our friends at the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health, and Technology are going to hold another Merit Badge Academy on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Be sure to save the date, and keep your eyes peeled for more information coming soon!
SERVICE PROJECTS AVAILABLE: The Bloomington Community Orchard has a number of projects they will be undertaking in the coming months. Some of these projects can be used as unit service hours, and others could potentially be claimed as Eagle Scout Service Projects. For more information, please contact the Orchard via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SORTERS WANTED: My Sister's Closet, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing free work force attire and success training to low-income and at-risk women, needs some strong backs and quick arms to sort a huge backlog of incoming donations! Times can be arranged on weeknights or weekends by calling My Sister's Closet at (812) 333-7710 or completing their online form.
OPEN HOUSE - TROOP #119: Boy Scout Troop #119 of Ellettsville invites Webelos of the Wapehani District to attend their open house on Monday, February 5th, from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM. For more information, CLICK HERE!