Coronavirus Precautions

The Council Service Center and the Bloomington Scout Shop have reopened with new hours of operation and reopening policies, please click on the re-opening plan below for details.  Camping properties remain closed temporarily to help to prevent the spreading of the coronavirus that is plaguing the United States. 

Council re-opening plan outlined here. - Posted 5-11-2020

Maumee Meets Online (MMO) - Promotion Flier

Hoosier Trails Council Virtual Summer Camp, flexible program for the individual Scout, a Patrol, or Troop.

Hoosier Trails Council is committed to meeting the needs of BSA members, both youth and adult, by providing challenging programs, engaging education and life-changing experiences no matter what. The values of Scouts, B.S.A. cannot be contained or restrained. We all want to spend time in the outdoors, and this is your opportunity to camp and earn badges all at the same time. We have some great activities planned for you and want to take advantage of this unique opportunity. An exuberant, friendly, and experienced staff awaits the opportunity to facilitate fantastic adventures in the summer of 2020!


Summer Camp Sessions:

Week #1 - June 15-18

Week #2 - June 22-25

Week #3 - June 29-July 2

Space is limited

Scout Fee $100

Adult Program Fee $10

Registration will be limited to members of the Hoosier Trails Council until May 28, then registration will be opened to all Scouts and Scouters. Merit Badge classes are limited to 12 and we anticipate this adventure filling rapidly. You should register your Scout today!

Merit Badges * Adventure Speakers * Campwide Assemblies * MSR Drone Tour * Online Trading Post * Scout Challenges * Summer Camp Patch * Leader Training * Order of the Arrow * Campfire * Adventure

Learn more about this exciting adventure and register here.

Council News

Scouting from Home Resources

These are uncertain times and we know that families are seeking some sense of normalcy in their lives.  Scouting can help to fill this gap!  A new webpage has been developed to assist Scouts in continuing to work on Scouting advancements, while sequestered at home.  We have also compiled a group of youth online resources to help families through these trying times.  Additional resources will be added frequently, so we encourage adding checking this page to your daily routine. 

2020 LOCKDOWN SCOUTING AWARD - Download Info Page

Adult Scouters:

1.  Complete YPT2 Training in 2020

2.  In a Class B or Field Uniform go on a 2-mile hike

3. In a Class B or Field Uniform do a good turn (check on a neighbor, get their groceries…)

4. In a Class B or Field Uniform do a community service project (pick up trash on your street….)

5. In a Class B or Field Uniform practice a Scout Skill (set up a tent, practice your knot tying, make a Dutch Oven meal with your family….)

As a special incentive if you are or have completed your position specific training you will receive the patch with a gold border. 






Youth Scouts:  As a special recognition, youth Scouts who complete the above requirements except in place of requirement 1 (YPT2 training) must go on a backyard campout with your family, participate in the council virtual camporee, or another council’s virtual program activity.

To be eligible for this prestigious and extremely limited-edition patch you must submit your photos or documentation to Jon Ocheltree

Platinum Journey to Excellence

We are happy to announce the 2019 Platinum Journey to Excellence achievers and the 2020 program standards and recognitions. Click here to view the list. Congratulations to these outstanding units that went above and beyond to provide excellent programing for their youth!  This award will be presented to a unit representative at the 2020 Council Gala.  Click here to register for the Council Gala now! 

Trail Signs

The May - July newsletter: you can access it now online!

E-news is a Great Way to Stay Informed

Each month we send an E-news Blast out that makes it easy to stay on top of all your HTC information and happenings.  To be added to the E-news distribution list, click here.

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 2020 Lodge Dues conveniently here to remain in good standing in the Brotherhood of Cheerful Service.

2021 National Jamboree Registration for 2021 National Jamboree will be open soon! For more information Click Here.


Sanitizer Sale Support Scouting

Be Prepared! For limited time, the council will be offering Scout units the opportunity to sell hand sanitizer to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and raise programming support for your Scout unit.  As society transitions from being sequestered, companies, churches, schools, families are going to be seeking this product.  A Scout is Clean, a Scout is Helpful, a Scout is Prepared!

  • No Risk to Unit
  • $30/gallon compared to $45-70 online
  • Take Orders & Fulfilled within the Week
  •  Use Unit’s Connections to sell in bulk
  •  $7.50 unit commission, Sell 100 Gallons, earn Unit profit of $750

Register your unit to sell by emailing:

Download Unit Promo Page

Download Credit Card Reader Checkout

Sale Info Promo for Customers

MSDS Product Sheet