Council News

Popcorn Sale Resources are now available here!

We are excited to share this year’s partnership with Camp Masters Popcorn, who are eager to help your unit to achieve your program funding needs for the coming year!  Providing awesome adventures for your youth keeps them enthused to be Scouts and studies have shown that the longer kids are involved in our programs, the more likely they are to be successful in life.  This is something that we all believe, and Camp Masters is committed to making this vision a reality.  We are prepared to support your unit to sell $10,000 in one weekend of focused sales – sounds pretty good, right?  Let’s prepare to enable the community to support the great work you are doing for your engaged Scouting families.  Let’s raise some money, so we can get outside and have some Scouting adventures. - Glen R. Steenberger, Scout Executive

8/8 Popcorn In-depth Training West, 7:00 pm, St. Paul's United Methodist Church 4201 W Third St., Bloomington

8/13 Popcorn In-depth Training East, 7:00 pm, First United Methodist Church, 240 Poplar St. North Vernon

8/14 Show & Deliver Orders Due to Council

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.

We have new name! 

In April 2019 the Hoosier Hills and Lenni Lenape Districts were consolidated to form a new service area that covers Bartholomew, Decatur, Jackson, Jefferson, Ohio, Switzerland, Dearborn, Ripley and Jennings Counties in south-central Indiana.  On July 10, 2019 the District Nominating Committee met and constructed a plan of leadership for the new district.  Additionally, this group selected the new name, Muscatatuck District, the "land of winding waters”, believed to have come from the Munsee.

Over the summer the Muscatatuck District Management Team will be formed and Field Director, Jon Ocheltree will continue to support this territory, along with our newly hired District Executive, Scott Mytyk.  Thank you to the many suggested names for the district that were submitted.  Tamar Everard, Mark Wilson, Andrew Kowalczyk and Monica Luehrmann will all receive a $25 Scout Shop Gift Card for suggesting the winning name.

This is a great step forward in coming together as a new district to best serve the Scout families within the Muscatatuck District, BSA.

Platinum Journey to Excellence

We are happy to announce the 2018 Platinum Journey to Excellence achievers and the 2019 program standards and recognitions.  Check it out!

2019 Wood Badge Course

An awesome WB Staff (meet the course's staff) is preparing for a life-changing course for participants in 2019, check out more information here.

May-Jul Trail Signs Now Available

The latest edition of our printed newsletter is at press and will soon reach your mailbox; however, get a sneak peek by clicking 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 2019 Lodge Dues conveniently here to remain in good standing in the Brotherhood of Cheerful Service.