Hoosier Hills District

Proudly serving the youth and families of Dearborn, Jefferson, Ripley, Ohio, and Switzerland Counties.

District Key 3 Leadership

District Chairman:  Jeff Heidlage, 812.569.6442

District Commissioner:  Bob Mattingly, 513.477.8680

District Executive:  Jules Erwin, 812.336.6809

District News


Recruitment News for the Little Dudes in the Blues!

June marks a month where we focus heavily on preparing to launch our Fall Cub Scouts Recruitment Initiative in the Hoosier Hills District. Here's some things to know:

Thursday, 8 June 2017 / Join Scouts Night Training in Versailles at 7PM. Every unit should attend this training. It doesn't have to be the Cubmaster or Scoutmaster, though! Send Committee Members and Parents! This training is vital to the success of our August Join Scouts Nights in the schools. It is also required to obtain Platinum JTE status.

Membership Recruitment Marketing / We Need Your Help with this side of recruitment. Do you know a local business that will let us place a yard sign or flyer? Any contacts with local radio or news media? We want to spread the word far and wide for our Join Scouts Nights! Contact Jules at jules.erwin@scouting.org to help build our marketing resources!

Join Scouts Nights Have Been Set and they are as follows:

Aurora/Lawrenceburg, Versailles, and Bright Schools will have Join Scouts Night on August 17.

Batesville and Ohio and Switzerland Counties will have Join Scouts Night on August 25.

Madison will have Join Scouts Night on August 31.


Our Family Friends of Scouting Campaign is Happening Now

Hoosier Trails Council has kicked off the 2017 Friends of Scouting campaign and we are eager for your support and help. As part of this effort, our beautiful Hoosier Hills District is coordinating a Family Friends of Scouting campaign to raise the money needed in order to invest in our youth and their bright futures.

If you are reading this, I know that you find Scouting to be a truly worthwhile experience for our boys, as well as the girls served by our Venturing and Exploring programs. The principles that Scouting teaches are as relevant today as they were when the Boy Scouts began over one hundred years ago. The youth we serve grow to be better leaders, more confident and forthright adults, and environmentally concerned and aware citizens.

If you believe that investing in youth through Scouting is an important part of helping to grow a population of people that stand for what is good and what is right in the world, then please join us in our efforts to support the Friends of Scouting campaign.

We are currently working to schedule Family Friends of Scouting campaigns for each unit in our district. Our 2017 Family Friends of Scouting coordinator, Emily Preston, will be working with units to find the best time to schedule a presentation for your unit. Typically, we hope to do these very short presentations during a Court of Honor or a Blue and Gold Banquet. If you know the dates for these events, please work with Emily to schedule these presentations. You can reach her at derekandemily7@gmail.com.


New Sharing Space for Units!

Look to the right of this web page, and you'll see a bulletin board for our District. This posting board is available to everyone in the District. Looking for ideas for a Blue and Gold Banquet, or have a great one to share? Post it and share it! Have a couple spaces open on a Venture Crew outing? Let the District know! Questions, ideas, gear tips, and more are all awesome things for our bulletin board. Make use of our new communication tool!

District Bulletin Board