Volunteer Opportunity - Pennsy Trail

The Pennsy Trail is part of a “rails to trails” initiative that is working to connect Greenfield to the Cumberland sections of the trail. Access has now been granted for the section that connects CR 400W to CR 500 W in Hancock County and it needs to be cleared to serve as a foot trail in the short term. Once funding is secured the trail will be further enhanced to include paving. Our district has been asked to help develop the foot trail in March and April.

Read this flier to discover all the details associated with this opportunity.

District Award Winners

Congratulations to the volunteers recognized during the annual District dinner on February 23rd for the tremendous work that they do for Pioneer District and its Scouts . 

District Eagle Scout Project of Year - Matthew Crawford (T244) – K-9 Training and Agility Course Project benefited the Hancock County Sherriff’s Department

Outstanding Service to Scouting - Mark Crawford (T244); Kellie Hill (T244); Shellie Bates (P242); Cyndi Jeffries (T161); Christina Salisbury (P161); Sue Manthei (T152); and Chris Sloffer (P110

Share of Stock - Joe Calvert (T233); Adam Golab (T8); Doug Dagley (T293); Thomas Pash (T161); Angie Pack (P161); Mark Emmons (T152); and Ron Hartlieb (P110)

District Award of Merit - Lisa Cansler

Veteran’s Awards - 5 Years - Nick Bastin (T244);  15 Years - Mark Crawford (T244) / Kellie Hill (T244); 20 Years - Pam Donaldson (PIO) / Ronald Parsons (T152); 25 years - Randall Barnes (T244) HEART OF GOLD for wife Janet, Mark Hermsdorfer (T9); 30 years - Brian Riley (T41) / Rick French (T161); 35 years - Doug Whitcomb (PIO) / Andy Wilkinson (T115); 40 Years - Gerald Mears (T137); 45 years - Helen Haywood (T1);  50 years - Bill James Thomas (T115)

Scouter’s Training Award - 2017 Lisa Cansler T152 and 2017 Tim Cansler T 152

Commissioner Arrowhead Award - Lisa Cansler

2017 Units of the Year - Pack 121; Troop 115; Crew 559

Meet our New Pioneer District Executive
Pioneer District is pleased to welcome Juliana Sutter as the Pioneer District Executive effective March 1, 2018.  

Even before her current position as a STEM Executive, she has had an interest in community relations, volunteering, and youth development. For the past year Juliana served as a STEM Scouts Executive working to bring hands-on STEM Learning to youth in Indianapolis and its surrounding areas. Juliana graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, after completing a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree with a major in Sport Management and Marketing. As an Indiana girl born and raised, she is an avid basketball fan (go Hoosiers), enjoys time on the Indiana State Dunes beaches, and bike riding. She is also a mom to a grey and white cat named Soso.  


Have you been to a roundtable lately? If not, you need to find out what you are missing!  Roundtables are monthly gatherings of leaders and other adult volunteers in Pioneer District where important information is shared and new skills are learned.  All roundtables take place at Cumberland United Methodist Church at 219 N. Muessing St., Indianapolis, Ind., 46229 at 7 pm.  The 2018 Roundtable schedule and breakout session topics are:

  • March 8 - Advancement: Why We Do It (Troop/Crew) / Cubs in the Future (Pack)
  • April 12 - Ideal Year of Scouting (Troop/Crew) / Treasure Hunters (Pack)
  • May 10 - Membership Kickoff  (Troop/Crew) / Wheel Into Summer (Pack)
  • June - No meeting
  • July 12 - Membership Pickup (Troop / Crew) / Destination Parks (Pack)
  • August 9 - Popcorn Training Kickoff
  • September 13 - Recharter & New Leader Training
  • October 11 - Webelos to Scout Transition
  • November 8 - Who Pays for Scouting
  • December 13 - Open Meeting & Snacks

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