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 Winter Event

The Lenni Lenape District will hold our annual winter event again this year on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at beautiful Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.  20 degrees to 75 degrees PNS always comes through with snow and an enjoyable day.  This is a different style of event than we are used to registering for.  Payment must be made to them for the lift tickets and equipment from a unit account as a group in order to receive the discount.  Registration still needs to be done for every attendee online at www.hoosiertrailsbsa.org in order to attend the event.  It is a minimal charge to cover the council’s cost in hosting an event.  Last year there was some confusion and registrations were not complete.  So, register, suit up, cross your fingers for plenty of snow and have a great winter event.

Lenni Lenape Pinewood Derby

It’s not too soon to plan your race calendar and let’s get racing! Be sure to give your Cub Scouts the opportunity for greatness by being crowned the 2019 Lenni Lenape Pinewood Derby Champion in his or her age class. The Lenni Lenape District Pinewood Derby will be held on Saturday, February 23rd at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Center, 4850 West Goeller Road in Columbus.  The awesome committee who brought you the district race last year are hard at work planning for this year’s event.  There is a small chance that there may be a change in location and I have been instructed to not let the cat out of the bag because it will be the best derby in 20 years if they can pull it off.  Look for announcements to come out and the location when you register online.

Lenni Lenape Merit Badge Day

The annual Lenni Lenape Merit Badge Day will be held Saturday, February 23rd. The Location for this year’s great event will be the same as last year, The Jennings County Middle School, 820 W. Walnut Street, North Vernon. Sessions will run from 9:00 – 3:55 as in the past and please plan to arrive with enough time to check in and start on time.  This year we will offer more than 15 merit badges including, Photography, Disabilities Awareness, Environmental Science, Engineering, Personal Management and many more.  This is a great event put on by the Lenni Lenape Program Committee offers a great start for new Scouts to begin the trail to Eagle and also allows the older Scouts to earn additional Merit Badges of interest. 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, and Leader specific training.  Stay tuned for more information to come out soon regarding the Merit Badges and courses being offered this year.

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Troop 549 has about 4 old Baker tents plus an old dinning fly to sale. Tents are in a troop wooden box with poles and ropes.  Price is negotiable