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 Merit Badge Day

This year’s Lenni Lenape Merit Badge Day will be held Saturday, February 23rd at the Jennings County Middle School, 812 West Walnut Street in North Vernon.  This is our second year at this location 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 check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m.  This year we will be offering more than 15 merit badges including, Public Health, Inventing, Photography, Disabilities Awareness, Environmental Science, 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. 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.

Lenni Lenape District Pinewood Derby

The 2018 District Pinewood Derby will take place on Saturday, February 23rd at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4850 W. Goeller Rd, 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 2019 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, February 12th 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 2018 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 $17.00 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 February 6th.

Lenni Lenape Spring Camporee

The 2019 Lenni Lenape Spring Camporee will be held at the Columbus Regional Airport on April 26th – 28th.  The theme for this year’s event is Emergency Preparedness planned and executed by the Bartholomew County Emergency Management office and will prove to be another spectacular event you will not want to miss.  The events on Saturday will include a mock plane crash and various other emergency situations including one lucky Scout will be transported via Life Line helicopter and several by ambulance to the hospital – but let’s make sure it is a demonstration Scouters.  Cub Scouts will be welcome to camp with their units providing the appropriate adult supervision is provided, and there will be activities especially for them during Saturday.  Registration will open through the council website where the entire event packet is available to be downloaded by mid-February.  Unit check in will begin at 4:00 p.m. with a Leader/SPL meeting at 9:00 p.m.


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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