Support Scouting Today

Just like most non-profit organizations, Hoosier Trails Council relies on the generosity of supporters to continue to provide valuable resources to its adult and youth members. 

Each year, Hoosier Trails Council gives area youth the opportunity to better themselves as individuals and as citizens. Without your help, many young people will miss out on the opportunities that are available only through Scouting.  Through the proven success of Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Learning for Life, thousands of youth are served because the Scouting program exists in their area.

A Place to Give, A Chance to Lead - Make a contribution online today!   For more information on how your gift will impact youth within the Hoosier Trails Council, click here.

Check out if your company will match your contribution to Scouting here.

Popcorn Sales

Popcorn sales are a major source of support for the Hoosier Trails Council.  Annually our Scouts sell more than $800,000 of product to fund their Scouting adventures.  More than 70% of the cost support Scouting and stays local.  Please learn more about selling and buying popcorn through the annual Popcorn program!

Endowment & Major Gifts Initiative

The Hoosier Trails Council has set up an endowment which continually supports the Scouting activities on an annual basis. This endowment is a critical part of our financial support, and as the market fluctuates, so too does this source of funding.  Additionally, we are fostering a Major Gifts Initiative to improve our properties and the programming we deliver.


Scouting License Plates

These plates can be used as standard vehicle registration plates for passenger cars, recreational vehicles and trucks weighing less than 11,000 pounds. This is not a vanity plate, so special numbers or messages cannot be accommodated. Your plate selection is good until your next registration renewal.  When you purchase an Indiana Boy Scout license plate, you indicate your personal support of Scouting and add financially to the Hoosier Trails Council Endowment.

How can you participate?  When you renew your plates, an additional fee is added on to your basic renewal fees, and that money is contributed to the Hoosier Trails Council endowment fund.

Renew Plates Online:  Currently, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles offers Online Registration for your vehicle. Once you create an account, you can choose your specialized license plate. It's fast, easy and best of all - no standing in line! 

Donate Your Vehicle

The Boy Scouts of America is the recipient of all proceeds from the sale of vehicles donated to One Car One Difference® and specifically designated by the donor to support the BSA. With your help, Scouting will continue providing youth the opportunity to try new things, give service to others, build self-confidence, and reinforce ethical standards. Use the form on the right side of the page to donate your vehicle, and help us ensure the future of America's youth.