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)

Eastern Section

District Date & Time Location
Golden Eagle Thursday May 11, 2017 - 6pm Camp Redwing
5757 E Inlow Springs Rd, Muncie, IN 47302


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 

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 

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     

District Calendars

Eastern Section:

Bear Creek 2017-2018 District Calendar 
Golden Eagle 2017-2018 District Calendar 
Sakima 2017-2018 District Calendar 


Central Section:

Del-Mi 2017-2018 District Calendar 
Northeast 2017-2018 District Calendar 
North Star 2017-2018 District Calendar 
Pioneer 2017-2018 District Calendar 


Western Section:

Hou-Koda 2017-2018 District Calendar 
Pathfinder 2017-2018 District Calendar 
Sugar Creek 2017-2018 District Calendar 
Wabash Valley 2017-2018 District Calendar 


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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