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 Winter Event

In an attempt to have a winter event with snow this year the volunteers have decided to move our Perfect North Slopes Ski Day back on the calendar.  It was very disappointing to have a 65 degree day in early January like last year so we are giving it another try.  Make plans on Saturday, January 29th to attend a great day on the slopes with your friends and family skiing, tubing, or snowboarding.  We are hard at work still putting this event together and more information will be available soon.  The lift ticket will be valid for 8 hours of time on the slopes and will be good for all 3 activities and they are interchangeable.  If you have never skied before there is never a better time than learning with your Scouts, and beginner lessons will be available with the lift tickets.  As in the past you will need to give us your estimated number of participants and when you arrive at Perfect North Slopes registration for the exact number of participants will be paid to the facility.  Please note that credit and debit cards will be accepted along with unit checks – but no personal check will be accepted.  Stay tuned to the Lenni Lenape news for more information as it becomes available.

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.

Lenape Merit Badge Day

This year’s Lenni Lenape Merit Badge Day will be held Saturday, February 25th at the Immanuel Lutheran School in Seymour.  Sessions will run from 9:00 – 3:55 and registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.  More than 15 merit badges will be offered 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.

Lenni Lenape District Pinewood Derby

The 2017 District Pinewood Derby will take place on Saturday, February 25th at the First Christian Church, 541 4th St., Columbus. Registration is open through the council website 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 2017 Lenni Lenape District Pinewood Derby in two classes; 16 years of age and younger, and 17 years of age and over.

Lenni Lenape District Recognition Dinner

The annual Lenni Lenape District Dinner will be held on Tuesday, March 14th at 6:30 PM.  This year’s celebration will be held at the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall at 531 5th Street, Columbus.  Please plan on attending to join in some great fellowship and recognition of the 2016 Eagle Scouts, the Top 3 Service Units, and recognition of adult scouts including the District Award of Merit.  Registration will only be open through the council website and the cost will be $12.00 per person.  You also will have the opportunity to show your pride in the young men who earned their Eagle Scout Award in 2016 by sponsoring them for this event.  Deadline to register is March 7th.

Lenni Lenape Spring Camporee

The 2017 Lenni Lenape Spring Camporee will be held at Maumee Scout Reservation on April 21st – 23rd and will be hosted by Troop 577.  The theme for this year’s event is Indian Lore and spectacular event is one you will want to miss.  Unit check in will begin at 4:00 p.m. with a Leader/SPL meeting at 9:00 p.m. The events on Saturday will keep all the Scouts engaged all day learning Native America songs and storytelling, Indigenous Astronomy, Making a medicine bag, learning about traditional buildings and much more. The event will culminate in an Interfaith Chapel Service which will be a unique indigenous worship service lead by Matthew Black Eagle Man.  Registration is open through the council website where the entire event packet is available to be downloaded.

District Bulletin Board