Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated on February 8, 1910.  We have celebrated a centennial of positive impact on American society and American young people. We are stepping boldly into our next century of service to the families of our community.

Community-based organizations receive national charters to implement the Scouting program as a part of their youth programming. These groups, which have goals compatible with those of the BSA, include school groups, churches, civic clubs, fraternal and business organizations, among others. Our programs are grade-specific and age-appropriate:

Cub Scouting

  • Lion Cubs:  Kindergarten
  • Tiger Cubs:  First Grade
  • Cub Scouts:  Second - Third Grade
  • Webelos:  Fourth - Fifth Grade

Scouts BSA

  • Youth: Ages 11-18


  • Youth: Ages 14-20

Volunteer adult leaders serve at all levels of Scouting. Each volunteer provides guidance, direction, and supervision of activities for a specific group. Each volunteer is provided with training to complete their role. These adults are the backbone of our organization's success.


Hoosier Trails Council

The Hoosier Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America benefits youth through programs of character development and values-based leadership training.  We positively impact youth and families in 18 counties in south-central Indiana, provided fun and adventure to more than 6,000 youth each year.  Scouts are mentored by caring adults who guide them through our advancement programs, which have a proven track record of giving kids a head start on leading successful lives.

The Council maintains two camp properties: Maumee Scout Reservation and Camp Louis Ernst. Most Scouting activities, including, Summer Camp which takes place at Maumee Scout Reservation.

The Hoosier Trails Council is governed by a Board of Volunteer Directors, who assist in decision-making, policy enforcement, and activity preparation. Below is a list of the "Key 3" Council Officers:

President                             Jim Anderson

Council Commissioner         Lindsey Smith

Scout Executive/CEO          Glen R. Steenberger


The Council itself is divided into three geographic areas, or Districts which represent counties:

Muscatatuck:  Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland

Wapehani:  Brown, Monroe, Morgan, Owen

White River Trails:  Daviess, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Orange