Maumee Scout Reservation celebrating 50th anniversary

MAUMEE – Scouts and former Scouts from across Indiana will converge Friday through Sunday on Maumee Scout Reservation, located in the Hoosier National Forest, to celebrate 50 years of Scouting on the beloved property.

Participants will relive memories of camp activities, take camp tours, conduct a campfire program, and bond over food, fun, and fellowship.

To learn more about the celebration and to register, go to

Ask Me Anything: Creek Stewart, TV Survival Guru
Creek Stewart

Officials are excited to announce Creek Stewart will be attending the Maumee 50th Celebration Weekend on August 5-7th. Creek will be teaching some skills at Eagle Quest/Scoutcraft area on Saturday afternoon and speaking at the closing campfire.

Creek is a world-renowned survival instructor. He is the exclusive in-house and on-camera Survival Expert for The Weather Channel. Creek is also the host of SOS: HOW TO SURVIVE on The Weather Channel. SOS: How to Survive presents gripping, true stories about people who find themselves in unexpected life and death battles with the elements. Creek and his team show viewers innovative skills that teach how to survive in a vast array of climates and terrain.

Creek is the author of over 14 different survival manuals, including the best-seller, Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag. He is also the owner of various survival and outdoor-related businesses. Among those is APOCABOX, a bi-monthly survival subscription box that ships to 1000s of loyal subscribers every other month.

Creek has given a TEDx TALK, as well as being the keynote speaker at the National Boy Scout Jamboree (50,000 attendees). In 2015, CR///EK was presented with the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (NOESA) by the Boy Scouts of America. The NOESA is a prestigious recognition bestowed upon Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement at the local, state, or national level.

There’s nothing like time at camp to build character, self-confidence, and bonds that can last a lifetime, according to a news release from Scout Executive/Chief Executive Officer Glen Steenberger.

Scout Executive/Chief Executive Officer Glen Steenberger

“The benefits of the Scouting program transcend the differences between us and bring us closer together,” he said. “Because of this, the investments we are making bridge gaps of poverty, social differences, religious preferences, and other diversities of the youth we serve.“

Maumee, located at 12975 W. County Road 925N, Norman, in the northwestern corner of Jackson County, is a keystone asset of the Hoosier Trails Council that helps young people learn in a caring environment that provides visions of their futures, develops leadership skills, and helps them achieve their full potential in life.

Scouting benefits youth through values-based leadership training. Scouts are mentored by caring adults who guide them through an advancement program, which has a proven track record of giving kids a head start to leading successful lives, Steenberger said.

1977 Summer Camp

Hoosier Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America is a United Way agency in many of its counties, including Jackson, that teaches character, citizenship, and personal values through its more than 1,500 adult volunteers to about 6,000 youth each year throughout 18 counties in south-central Indiana.

To learn more about Scouting opportunities in the area, call 812-336-6809 or visit

The organization is a youth program designed to provide character development and values-based leadership training in an effort to help boys and girls to be “Prepared. For Life.” The Scouting organization is composed of more than 1.1 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 20 and approximately 800,000 volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories.

For information on Boy Scouts of America, visit