Wapehani District

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

District Key 3 Leadership

District Chairman: Trent Carney

District Vice Chairman: Lloyd DeWar

District Commissioner: Lindsey Smith

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

District News

2018 Charter Renewal: It's that time of year again!  Packets have been distributed for the 2018 Charter Renewal process.  The online system is open, available through http://my.scouting.org, and awaiting your log-in.  All systems are go - are you ready?

If you need a helping hand, we have two Charter Renewal Work Sessions scheduled for this week.  The first will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.  From 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM, we'll be located in Computer Lab B201 at Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington (200 Daniels Way, Bloomington, IN 47404).  Bring your up-to-date unit roster of Scouts and leaders you are renewing along with your My.Scouting log-in information and a cell phone (just in case we need tech support!) and we'll help you through the steps.

Our second work session will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017.  Once again held from 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM, we'll be in the Computer Lab at Centerton Elementary School (6075 High Street, Martinsville, IN 46151).  Just like the Tuesday session, make sure to bring your up-to-date unit roster of Scouts and leaders you are renewing along with your My.Scouting log-in information and a cell phone (just in case we need tech support!) and we'll help you through the steps.

Charters are due to the Hoosier Trails Council Service Center by Thursday, November 30, 2017.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact District Director Jason Triplett at jason.triplett@scouting.org or (219) 863-6564.

Thank You, Sycamore Valley Gun Club!

Our 2017 Fall Camporee was held September 29 - October 1 at the Sycamore Valley Gun Club near Freedom, Indiana.  Over 200 Scouts and Scouters attended the mild-weathered camporee, nearly overflowing the gun club's property with tents, trailers, and dining flies!  A cool Friday evening broke into a beautiful Saturday morning for our activities.  The Scouts were divided into 5 groups to rotate through six stations, including one station of troop development time.

A special thank-you goes out to our station leaders:

  • Gun Safety by Explorer Post #110, Bloomington Police Department
  • .22 Rifle Shooting by the Sycamore Valley Gun Club
  • History of Weaponry by Sycamore Valley Gun Club Member
  • Careers in Law Enforcement by Ellettsville Police Department
  • Careers in the Military by District Commissioner Lindsey Smith​

​We had some outstanding sharpshooters in the youth "Top Shot" competition, and some of our adult leaders were able to take home bragging rights.  Our Dutch oven contest brought some stiff competition, including a Halloween-themed skull cake!  Another cool morning led to a great Sunday sunrise and a service conducted by Troop #148 Chaplain and White River Trails District Executive Rod Kates.

Join us in January as we hold Winter Rendezvous XXIV - it'll be a blast!

Family Friends of Scouting: We're heading into a new year, and with that, a new year of Friends of Scouting!  The Wapehani District is looking to have a successful year in 2018.  Our units have been FANTASTIC supporters of our Family Friends of Scouting campaign in the past, and we hope you'll keep us in mind as you plan your philanthropic activities for the year.

Presentations are starting as soon as November 1, 2017, so don't hesitate to set up a presentation for your unit!  Send your requested meeting date, time, and location to District Director Jason Triplett at jason.triplett@scouting.org or (219) 863-6564.  Help us keep making the adventure of Scouting available to as many youth as we can!

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EAGLE PROJECT HELP NEEDED: Scoutmaster John Mehringer and Boy Scout Troop #223 of Eminence, Indiana, has a Scout seeking assistance with an Eagle Scout Service Project.  For more information, please contact District Director Jason Triplett via e-mail at jason.triplett@scouting.org.

ETHAN GIVING TREE: The Ethan Giving Tree has been placed in the Bloomington Scout Shop!  The tree is provided as an opportunity for families who cannot afford a Scouting uniform to make a request for a uniform shirt, neckerchief and slide, belt, and more.  Simply stop by the Bloomington Scout Shop (5625 E. State Road 46, Bloomington, IN 47401) or give them a call at (812) 287-8349.  Spread the word to families who could benefit from this, or consider being a donor today!

SAVE THE DATE: Our friends at the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health, and Technology are going to hold another Merit Badge Academy on Saturday, February 10, 2018.  Be sure to save the date, and keep your eyes peeled for more information coming soon!

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.