Ideal Year of Scouting

Providing a year-round, quality Scouting program should be the goal of every Scouting unit. The Ideal Year of Scouting helps you develop an annual program plan, a budget to go along with that plan, and a fundraising plan to reach your program goals. The result is a well-managed, well-financed Scouting unit. Use the resources below to start your Ideal Year of Scouting today.

Ideal Year of Scouting Kick Off Meetings

Unit leaders are invited to attend a council or district IYOS kick off meeting to learn more about the Ideal Year of Scouting and gather resources for planning their unit's program year. 

Council Kickoff Meeting (to be attended in the case of missing the district kickoff meeting).
Thursday, April 27, 2017
7 pm
Golden-Burke Scout Center (7125 Fall Creek Road North, Indianapolis)

District Kickoff Meetings:

Central Section

District Date & Time Location
North Star Thursday April 13, 2017  - 7pm

Luke's Lodge at St. Luke's Methodist 
100 W 86th St, Indianapolis.

Northeast Wednesday April 12, 2017 - 7pm Camp Belzer
6102 Boy Scout Rd, Lawrence
Del-Mi Thursday April 13, 2017 - 7pm Noblesville United Methodist Church 
2051 Monument St, Noblesville
Pioneer/TSG Thursday April 13, 2017 - 7pm Cumberland United Methodist Church, 219 N Muessing St, Indianapolis, IN 46229


Eastern Section

District Date & Time Location
Golden Eagle Thursday May 11, 2017 - 6pm Camp Redwing
5757 E Inlow Springs Rd, Muncie
Sakima Thursday March 9, 2017 - 7pm Park Place Church of God
501 College Dr, Anderson
Old Trail / Iron Horse Thursday April 13, 2017 - 7pm

New Heights Christian Church, 2752 West State Road 44, Connersville, IN  47331


Western Section

District Date & Time Location
Pathfinder Thursday April 13, 2017  
Perry Meridian Middle School 
202 West Meridian School Road, Indianapolis
Hou Koda Thursday April 13, 2017  
Harris Academy Gym, 725 S. Green St. Brownsburg, IN 46112
Sugar Creek Thursday April 13, 2017  
St Joseph Catholic Church
319 E South St, Lebanon
Wabash Valley Thursday April 13, 2017 6:30pm Memorial United Methodist Church
701 Poplar St, Terre Haute
Wabash Valley Thursday April 20, 2017 - 6:30pm DePauw University Julian Center 
313 S Locust St, Greencastle


Ideal Year of Scouting Resources


Cub Scouting

Prepared for packs, the 2017 Ideal Year of Cub Scouting Planning Guide includes resources to help you provide a year-round, quality Scouting program. 

Cub Scout IYOS Guide Book (coming soon

Resources Funding Growing
Community Activities Popcorn Sale Family Talent Survey 
Cub Scout Camping Program Budget Planner  Pack Recruitment Resources 
Den Plans   Parent Orentation Guide 
2017 JTE Form   School Night Guide 
Learning Library    
Pack Meeting Plans     
Pack Succession Planning Worksheet     
Program Planning Conference Guide     
Succession Planning Presentation     
The Cub Hub    


Boy Scouting

Prepared for troops, the 2017 Ideal Year of Scouting Boy Scouting Planning Guide includes resources to help you provide a year-round, quality Scouting program.

Boy Scouting IYOS Guide Book (coming soon)

Resources Funding Growing
Boy Scout Camping  Popcorn Sale  Family Talent Survey 
Community Activities  Program Budget Planner  High Adventure Survey 
2017 JTE Form    Troops Open House 
Program Planning Conference Guide    Webelos-Scout Transition 
Succession Planning Presentation     
Troop Succession Planning Worksheet     




Ideal Year of Scouting is supported by the Indianapolis Colts

7125 Fall Creek Road North
Indianapolis, IN 46256
(317) 813-7125

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