Wapehani District

Proudly serving the youth and families of Brown, Monroe, Morgan, and Owen Counties.

District Key 3 Leadership

District Chairman: Lloyd DeWar

District Commissioner: Randy Cox

District Director: Jason Triplett, (219) 863-6564

District News

Don't Miss TWO Great IU Athletics Events!

 

The Hoosier Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America, and Indiana University Athletics are proud to welcome all Scouts to attend IU Athletics Experiences in October and November!  HTC and IU have been proud to offer these events for over five years now, and are excited to announce a continuation of these events for the 2018 IU Men's Soccer and Football seasons.

Join us Sunday, October 28, at 4:00 PM as your Indiana University Hoosiers take on the Michigan State University Spartans in what is sure to be a highly-contested Big Ten soccer match-up!  IU is currently ranked #2 in the nation and is leading the Big Ten Conference.  Michigan State isn't far behind at #13 in the nation and #2 in the conference.  The event costs $12.00 per person and includes admission to the game, an event patch, an IU goodie bag, and a food voucher.  Registration for this event is open and can be accessed here.  Let's "Fill the Bill" - GO HOOSIERS!

Coming up in November is our IU Football Experience.  The event will take place on Friday, November 9, and Saturday, November 10 as Indiana University takes on the University of Maryland Terrapins.  Participants will be able to camp overnight in Mellencamp Pavilion, then have a continental breakfast Saturday morning.  Participants will also have the opportunity to tour Indiana University's Memorial Stadium.  On Saturday participants will get to be part of an on-field run-out ahead of the game before watching the Big Ten football match-up of the Hoosiers and the Terps!  The cost of the event is $52.00 per adult/youth pair and includes admission to the game for both participants, a parking pass, and an event patch.  Registration for this event is open and can be accessed here.  Come on out and help us cheer on our Hoosiers!


Charter Renewal Help Sessions Available

 

It feels like 2018 began just a few weeks ago, and yet it is already time for our 2019 Charter Renewal!  If you're new to unit leadership, you might be wondering what, exactly, is charter renewal?  The charter renewal process is the one time each year we review your unit's roster in its entirety to see which Scouts are still with your unit and which Scouts may have left the Scouting movement.  It's also a time where we review your unit's leadership and reassign volunteer position titles as necessary.  This entire process is done using an online system and can be very easy if you take the steps to prepare.

The Wapehani District would like to invite any leaders wishing to have assistance to join us at one of two Charter Renewal Help Sessions this November.  On Tuesday, November 13, we'll be at Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington (Map: 200 Daniels Way, Bloomington, IN 47404) from 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM.  During this time we will have 24 computer stations available at which you can start - or possibly even complete! - the charter renewal process.  If there are stations available, we will also be able to have leaders complete the new version of Youth Protection Training online.  Scouters will be on-hand to walk you through the charter renewal or help you regain access to your My.Scouting account if you have lost your credentials.  We'll be at it once again on Thursday, November 15, at a location yet to be determined in Morgan County.  Stay tuned for updates!


Position-Specific Training on November 17

Every Scout deserves a trained leader, and training makes being a leader all the more enjoyable!  Who doesn't like to have a better idea of what it is they should be doing and what resources are available to make the job easier?  Leader Position-Specific Training can help do just that and is available both online and in-person.

The Wapehani District will next offer Leader Position-Specific Training on Saturday, November 17, beginning at 9:00 AM.  This training will take place at the Nashville United Methodist Church (Map: 36 S. Jefferson Street, Nashville, IN 47448).  We will have training available for Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, Den Leaders (All Dens), Assistant Den Leaders (All Dens), Committee Chairpersons, and Committee Members.  We'll also have training for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters, and we'll be offering the classroom version of Youth Protection Training for those who still need to renew their certification.

Registration for this training is open and accessible here.  For more information, please feel free to contact Jason Triplett, District Director, at jason.triplett@scouting.org.


Winter Rendezvous XXV Full of Excitement!

Mark your calendars now for Wapehani Winter Rendezvous XXV!  Our 25th year of this event is sure to be full of both traditional favorites and new excitement and adventure.  You will not want to miss everything that Bob Kessler and the Winter Rendezvous Committee have in store for the wekeend of Friday, January 18, through Sunday, January 20.  Everything will be taking place out at Maumee Scout Reservation (Map: 12975 W County Road 925 N, Norman, IN 47264).  The activities will of course be fun-filled and the competition heated, but the food will yet again be phenomenal with the return of both Art Collins and his merry kitchen crew and our favorite sourdough bread.  Stay tuned for the release of the event packet and the opening of registration!

District Bulletin Board

 

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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 operations@bloomingtoncommunityorchard.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.