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

Take Your Youth Leaders to the Next Level!

One of the most fun and exciting parts of Boy Scout Troops and Venturing Crews is the heavy emphasis on youth leadership.  Young men and women have the opportunity to take charge of their peers and lead their troop, patrol, or crew to success - or through struggles.  What if you could better prepare your youth leaders for their exciting (and intimidating!) new role?  How could your unit benefit from having trained leaders who are confident in their abilities and have another group of peers to turn to for encouragement?

NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING (often referred to as "NYLT") is just the program aid for these instances!  This week-long training experience takes participating Scouts through a month in the life of a troop.  They explore troop operations from running weekly meetings to planning troop outings to holding a Patrol Leaders' Council.  Participants search for the Meaning of Leadership and discover what a leader must BE, what a leader must KNOW, and what a leader must DO, while also focusing on HOW TO accomplish these things.

The 2018 course will take place the week of July 15 - July 21 at Maumee Scout Reservation.  The cost per attendee is only $260.00 for this week-long leadership extravaganza.  We have waived the late fee, so don't hesitate to sign up today by clicking here!  If you have any questions or want to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Jim Anderson, Course Director, at jbanders@indiana.edu.

Let's Get Popping!  2018 Fall Popcorn Sale

Our annual popcorn sale is just around the corner!  Scouts all across the Wapehani District will be out sharing Scouting's story and raising money to support their fun and adventure for the year.  Our popcorn does more than compliment a classic movie - it can provide a Scout with the adventure of a lifetime!  The Cub-O-Ree Adventure, Philmont backpacking treks, and the 2019 World Scout Jamboree can all be powered by popcorn.  How can your unit make this possible?

Join us on Thursday, August 9th, at 7:00 PM for our popcorn kickoff!  Learn about this year's product line, find out what outstanding prizes there are for your Scouts to earn, and receive tips on having an awesome kickoff event of your own to get your Scouts and families excited to fund their adventure with popcorn.  This year's kickoff will once again be held at St. Paul United Methodist Church (MAP: 4201 W. 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47404).  We've had "Popcorn Man," Chewbacca, Darth Vader, and more join us in recent years.  You won't want to miss what craziness might be in store for 2018!

Mark your calendar for Thursday, August 9, and be sure to join us at St. Paul UMC - we can't wait to see you!

There's Magic in Leadership at Wood Badge!

Wood Badge for the 21st Century is intended for all leaders in Scouting – Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing leaders, as well as council and district leaders.  The focus is on leadership, not outdoor skills.  The object is to demonstrate the aims and methods of Scouting through the presentation of leadership skills, organizational tools, and a variety of activities based on the best of Scouting traditions and the latest in team-development theory.  In addition, participants will enjoy the fellowship of sharing the experience with volunteer and professional Scouters while having a great deal of just plain fun!

The course takes place over two weekends, August 17-19 and September 7-9.  Participants must attend both weekends in order to complete the classroom portion of the course.  Upon completion of the classroom portion of the course, participants will then have to complete five (5) "Tickets" - small projects that benefits the participant's unit, district, and/or council.  Upon completion of the Tickets, the participant is awarded the full recognition of being Wood Badge trained.

Registration is open now and available online by clicking here!  For more information about Wood Badge, please contact York Lemley, Course Director, at klemley@vanausdall.com.  Discover the Magic in Leadership - be a part of Wood Badge Course C6-145-18!

Are You Ready for Cub Scouts?!

Summertime fun may have just begun, but August will be upon us before we know it!  Are you ready for the biggest, best, most exciting recruitment your Cub Scout Pack has ever held in the history of Cub Scouting?!

Our Join Scouts Night Training had a small but mighty crowd of 19 brave the traffic of our beloved State Road 37 / Interstate 69, but we had a great time talking about the fun that is to come in August.  We're excited to, for the first time in the history of Cub Scouting, welcome girls to our Cub Scout Packs.  (In fact, girls can sign up any time now - Monday, June 11, was the first day of eligibility!)  We're also looking forward to expanding our reach with new recruitment resources as well as maintaining our roots by working with our school corporations.

We will be releasing more information in the coming weeks about an "alternative" Join Scouts Night Training to reach those Scouters who were unavailable for the training.  Be sure to check back here and watch your inbox for more information on this as well as other exciting opportunities!

We're also excited to be setting up Unit Membership Plan meetings to talk about what your unit's strategy will be in August.  For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact Jason Triplett, District Director, at jason.triplett@scouting.org.  Let's get ready to recruit, Scouters!

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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.