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: Blake Hudman, 812.552.3190

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 Marissa Souza 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 Marissa at the same email as the past:  lennilenapenews@gmail.com to submit your articles.


New District Volunteers

Over the past few months we have a few volunteers to welcome who have agreed to serve at the district level.  Julie Hadley left a big hole as the District Advancement Chair when she moved up to the council level and Kelly Lemley has agreed to take her place as the Advancement Chair.  Lenni has great units and Scouts, and we know they are advancing but Kelly will be calling on you if for some reason your advancement fails to get entered.  Virginia Moats has agreed to join Darren Green’s team as the training chair (something Virginia knows a little about as we know).  Marissa Souza has taken over for Dave Jones as the past Marketing Chairman and who has moved in to support Rajesh as the new District Vice Chair.  Lastly, please join me in thanking Brian Eckelman for his leadership for the past 3 years as the District Commissioner.  Blake Hudman has stepped in this position and currently getting his feet under him and rallying the Unit Commissioners to help during the fall recruitment season and helping units where they need help.


Lenni Lenape District Pinewood Derby

The 2018 District Pinewood Derby will take place on Saturday, February 24th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints, 4850 W. Goeller Rd, Columbus. Register here and official derby rules are available through the registration process. Trophies will be awarded for 1st through 3rd place in each den (Tiger – Webelos II) and preregistration is required.  The cost of this event will be $6.00 per participant, including family members who want to participate in the fun. Family members will be racing for bragging rights as the 2018 Lenni Lenape District Pinewood Derby in two classes; 16 years of age and younger, and 17 years of age and over.


Lenni Lenape Merit Badge Day

This year’s Lenni Lenape Merit Badge Day will be held Saturday, February 24th at the Jennings County Middle School, 812 West Walnut Street in North Vernon.  Please note that this is a change in venue for us this year and we are excited to have the opportunity to include the Jennings County school system as one of our strong supporters.  Sessions will run from 9:00 – 3:55 and registration will begin at 8:00 am  This year we will be offering more than 15 merit badges including, Photography, Disabilities Awareness, Environmental Science, Engineering, Personal Management and many more.  Adult trainings will also be offered including but not limited to a class on the “dos and don’ts” of the Board of Review process, SM/ASM Leader specific training. Due to class size restrictions and scheduling for the counselors walk-ins will not be allowed the day of the event. This cost of the event this year will be $7.00 per registrant.  Register Here


Lenni Lenape District Recognition Dinner

The annual Lenni Lenape District Dinner will be held on  Tuesday, March 13th at 6:30 pm.  This year’s celebration will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3330 30th St., Columbus.  Please plan on attending to join in some great fellowship and recognition of the 2017 Eagle Scouts, the Top 3 Service Units, and recognition of adult Scouts including the District Award of Merit.  Register here and the cost will be $15.00 per person.  You also will have the opportunity to show your pride in the young men who earned their Eagle Scout Award in 2017 by sponsoring them for this event.  Deadline to register is March 6th.


Lenni Lenape Spring Camporee

The 2018 Lenni Lenape Spring Camporee will be held at Maumee Scout Reservation on April 20th – 22nd and will be hosted by Troop 577.  The theme for this year’s event is WestPoint – Strength – Mind – Body and will prove to be  another spectacular event you will want to miss.  Unit check in will begin at 4:00 pm with a Leader/SPL meeting at 9:00 pm. The events on Saturday will keep all the Scouts engaged in a number of challenges that will test their knowledge, physical fitness, and endurance.  Register here and the entire event packet is available to be downloaded.

District Bulletin Board