White River Trails District

Proudly serving the youth and families of Greene, Daviess, Lawrence, Martin, and Orange Counties.

District Key 3 Leadership

District Chairman: Vacant

District Commissioner: Jeff Williams

District Executive: Rod Kates, 812-336-6809

District News

New White River Trails District Executive Hired

It is our pleasure to announce the hiring of Rod Kates as the new White River Trails District Executive, effective March 16, 2017. 

Rod is an Eagle Scout and currently serving as a volunteer leader in Troop 148 of Bloomington, Indiana.  His son, Nathaniel, is currently a Scout in the same troop.  Rod is a graduate of Southeastern University, in Lakeland, Florida, and has professional experience from Monroe County Community School Corporation and Indiana University.

In his new role with our team, Rod will be supporting the Scouting movement in the southwestern portion of our council and will receive direct guidance from Jason Triplett.  Rod brings a vast pool of talents and enthusiasm to this new role and we are excited to have him join us. 

Please join us in welcoming Rod to the Hoosier Trails Council family!

4th Annual Merit Badge Fair Coming Soon!

The White River Trails District is proud to host its 4th Annual Merit Badge Fair on Saturday, April 8th!  Join Scouts from all across the White River Trails District and the Hoosier Trails Council as we offer over 20 exciting merit badges.  Adult leaders will have the opportunity to attend training discussions, and Webelos are welcome to attend and choose from four adventure pins being offered this year.

Registration is available here.  Hurry!  Class sizes are limited.

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WELCOME NEW COMMISSIONER!  The White River Trails District would like to welcome our newest Unit Commissioner, Mark Scherschel.  Mark will be serving as the Unit Commissioner for Cub Scout Pack 381 in Paoli.  Welcome to the Commissioner Corps, Mark, and thanks for helping #MakeWRTGreat!

REGISTRATION OPEN!  The 4th Annual WRT Merit Badge Fair is open for registrations.  We're offering a lot of great merit badges this year, some in thanks to community partners like the Purdue Extension of Lawrence County and Old National Bank.  Check it out online at https://scoutingevent.com/145-WRTFair2017.

SPRING CAMPOREE:  We're working out the final details for the 2017 Spring Camporee, to be held at Shakamak State Park near Jasonville, Indiana, the weekend of April 28-30.  Stay tuned!