Lenni Lenape District

Proudly serving the youth and families of Bartholomew, Decatur, Jackson and Jennings Counties.

District Key 3 Leadership

District Chairman: Rajesh Thyagarajan

District Commissioner: Brian Eckelman

District Director: Jon Ocheltree, 812.325.6831

District News 

Lenni Lenape News

Has your unit gone on an awesome adventure this summer or have a scout or volunteer that deserves some special recognition?  How about an idea for an activity that was a hit with your unit and you want to share it with another Cub Scout Pack?  Share your stories, ideas, experiences, accomplishments, and pictures with the Lenni Lenape District.  Our Marketing and Communications Chairman Dave Jones wants to hear about your adventures, ideas, and Scouters and publish them in the Lenni Lenape News.  Your unit or Scouts deserve the recognition and in turn the other units will benefit from your tips and experiences. Contact Dave at lennilenapenews@gmail.com to submit your articles or request more information and guidance throughout the year.​

East Side Retention Convention

The annual Hoosier Trails East side retention convention will once again be held at the 1st United Methodist Church in North Vernon on Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00 pm.  This annual gathering of the Lenni Lenape and Hoosier Hills unit leaders will give you the opportunity to network with other leaders; share you experiences; receive the needed information about the Scoutbook rollout; and have your questions answered regarding program planning, council and district events, and training opportunities. Remember to put this important event in your unit calendar and I hope to see all the greatness that constitutes Lenni in attendance.

Join Scout Night Training

In the fall of 2016 the volunteers of Lenni Lenape grew our membership to numbers that seemed unimaginable. Let’s do it again this year, and the only way to duplicate it is to have a plan and work the plan.  It all begins at the Join Scouts Night Training event on Tuesday, June 6th at the 1st United Methodist Church in Columbus. Fall recruitment is primarily focused on Cub Scouts but what does a Cub Scout become? Yes, a Boy Scout and what better way to help the pack that feeds into your troop but to join in the excitement and fun of Cub Scout recruiting.  At the Join Scouts Night Training we will have on hand: posters, application, and yard signs for all the units and their communities.  The “join weeks” will be scheduled for the counties as we did last year, we will enlist any volunteers to help with the school talks, community marketing initiatives, and support at the schools on the official county wide join night. Last year we had an amazing team of adults and youth talking to the boys in the schools so with that success we want to build on utilizing the youth in our troops to interact with the Cub Scouts in the schools.  Make special plans to send a representative from your unit to attend this training and capitalize on the recruitment theme this year.

Camping with Cub Scouts

The spring BALOO course is just around the corner and there is no more convenient way to receive this valuable training than right here at your home scout reservation.  It will be held on Saturday, May 13th at MSR from 9:00 am to approximately 4:00 pm and the cost is $12.00 to cover food and materials from the trainer.  Camping is what Scouting is all about and it is never too early to get your packs in the woods but in order to do that, a good leader is a trained leader and BALOO is the required training for Cub Scout camping.  For the new Boy Scout leaders, Saturday and Sunday (May 13th and 14th), also at MSR we will be offering the required IOLS training.  The cost for this is $25.00 to cover the food and materials as well.  Cubmasters and Scoutmasters, check you leader lists and make sure you are covered on your camping requirements and send the new leaders to one of these great trainings and get camping!

District Bulletin Board