Council News

Coronavirus Precautions

The council has closed the Council Service Center and the Bloomington Scout Shop, as well as both camping properties, temporarily to help to prevent the spreading of the coronavirus that is plaguing the United States.  We plan to be closed until at least the end of April; however, updates will be posted on this page.

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. 

2021 National Jamboree


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

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 on Sunday April 19, 2020.  Click here to register for the Council Gala now! 

Trail Signs

The November-January newsletter: you can access it now online!

February-April 2020 Trail Signs is live!

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.