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National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) June, July, December 2018


National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is designed to have youth staff teach leadership skills to youth participants. From beginning to end, it is a YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM! 

NYLT is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

In 2003 and 2004, a task force of leadership experts and hundreds of Scouts, in pilot courses across the nation, reviewed and tested every aspect of the new NYLT syllabus, which incorporates the latest leadership ideas and presents fresh, vital and meaningful training for today's Scouts.

The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

NYLT is a six-day course. Content is delivered in a troop and patrol outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. Interconnecting concepts and work processes are introduced early, built upon, and aided by the use of memory aids, which allows participants to understand and employ the leadership skills much faster.

The new NYLT integrates the best of modern leadership theory with the traditional strengths of the Scouting experience. Through activities, presentations, challenges, discussions, and audio-visual support, NYLT participants will be engaged in a unified approach to leadership that will give them the skill and confidence to lead well. Through a wide range of activities, games, and adventures, participants will work and play together as they put into action the best Scouting has to offer.

Attendee Requirements

  • Youth must be registered Scouts ages 13+ (by course dates), who have attended a week long Scout camp.
  • Scouts are (or will be) First Class Rank by the course date.
  • The Scout must be recommended by the Scoutmaster.
  • Participants must attend all 6 days.
  • Venturerers who have completed ILSC.

Learning Objectives

The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, KNOW, and DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

National Youth Leadership Training 2018 Spring Course

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - Friday, June 8, 2018
Tunnel Mill Scout Reservation, (TMSR)  (To Receive Discount Price - Full payment due by 5/1/2018)

Monday, July 16, 2018 - Saturday, July 21, 2018
Harry S. Frazier, Jr. Scout Reservation, (LDC) (To Receive Discount Price - Full payment due by 5/1/2018)

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Harry S. Frazier, Jr. Scout Reservation (To Receive Discount Price - Full payment due by 11/16/2018)


Course 1 and 2 is $260 if paid in full prior to or on 5/1/2018; $285 if paid in full on or after 5/2/2018

Course 3 is $260 is paid in full by 11/16/2018; $285 if paid in full on or after 11/17/2018

Deposit: $50 deposit is required with the application
Deposit will go towards course tuition

If full payment is not received by May 1 for Course 1 and 2, or November 16 for Course 3, course tuition will change to the regular price.

NYLT Application: Must be fully filled out, with signatures, to be considered.

NYLT Camp Fee Assistance Form

NYLT Staff Application





See the NYLT 2016 Facebook page!!







Kodiak Challenge September 21-23, 2018




LHC Venturing Officers Association
Kodiak Challenge


September 21 - 23, 2018
Tunnel Mill Scout Reservation




Calling all Venturers and Boy Scouts 14 or older!  Are you looking for a chance to put your skills learned at ILSC, ILST, or NYLT into practice?  We have a great opportunity for you coming this fall!  The KODIAK CHALLENGE course provides you with the opportunity to hone your skills in a unique trail-based experience.  Kodiak presents 5 challenges during the course that focus around leadership skills and team building exercises that will occur in an outdoor environment.  We are currently accepting registrations.  Want to be on staff?  We are currently looking for staff for the 2018 courses.  In order to be on staff, you must have attended a Kodiak Challenge in the past.  Attending is a great way to secure a spot and qualify to be on next year’s staff!  More info to come but be sure to register today!  Space is limited for this course! 

Looking to support the Kodiak Challenge?  We have a limited edition Council Strip Patch available for purchase.  Every purchase will help to fund scholarship assistance for scouts to attend the course!





$25.00 per person in attendance
$5.00 per limited edition CSP

Click Here for Ordering the Kodiak Challenge Council Strip
Click Here Online Registration
Click Here for September Flyer

For more information please contact: For September Course: Paul Holcomb, Course Advisor, at 502-664-5736 or or Matt Nash, Staff Advisor, at 500-400-5372 or



Ever wonder how many rubber bands it takes to blow up a watermelon? Want to make your own bouncy ball? Have you ever played music using vegetables and fruits? These questions and more will be answered!   Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and, Math are exactly what you will see and experience at STEAM Camp! This week-long hands-on program is sure to ignite your excitement for the world of STEAM. 

At summer STEAM camps, boys and girls can work in teams,meet new friends, and perform exciting hands-on experiments that make science, technology, engineering, and math come alive.




July 16-20, 2018

Drop off:  8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Pick up: 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Watkins United Methodist Church

Monday, July 16

Rockets and Robots         

Grab your space gear! We'll become astronauts and engineers to explore the Galaxy with the help of robots, and experience our very own rocket launch at camp!

Tuesday, July 17

Dinosaurs, Mutants, & Maneaters

Megalodons, Velociraptors, Two-Headed Snakes, and Great White Sharks! Take a look around our excitng planet! We'll be looking at how mutations can change a species, looking for extinct animals, and learning about the largest, speediest, and the freakiest animals on the planet!

Wednesday, July 18

Bang, Boom, Splash, Frame!

Frame your science in this action-packed day of STEAM camp! Young scientists will see how science and art can come together to create colorful fireworks, kaleidoscopes, music, and even how science plays into the big screen!

Thursday, July 19

Crime Fighting Chemistry 

 DNA, fingerprints, and crime solving, oh my! See how police, FBI, CIA, and emergency responders use science to check for evidence, find missing people, and bring justice to our communities! Be sure to bring your thinking cap, this day is for solving mysteries!

Friday, July 20

Slimy, Gooey Delicious Science

Prepare to get messy! Scouts coming to camp on this day will get to experience the slimy, the gooey, the tasty, and the just plain weird world we live in!


Must register by June 15 for the discounted rates below:

$35 One Day Rate

$70 Two Day Rate

$90 Three Day Rate

$120 Four Day Rate

$150 Five Day Rate


Registration Flyer            

Online Registration


Medical Form Parts A & B (Required for all participants. Please bring to camp.)


Contact Sarah Griffy Camp Director,
Katie Glesing, Staff Advisor, 502-400-5360 or


Family Friends of Scouting

Family Friends of Scouting

Friends of Scouting makes up 34% of the council's operating budget that goes to support programs, scout shops/offices, resident camps, properties, and assistance to individuals and families that couldn't otherwise afford to be involved or attend camps. Your unit's support of the Family FOS Campaign is needed and appreciated. The council's Family FOS Goal for 2018 is $250,000 with a goal of having every Family participate.

Your council wouldn't have a shot at reaching the goal without the support of units, leaders, and families. Please review (below) the great 2018 Unit Recognition and individual donor recognition for those that participate in Family Friends of Scouting this year. We encourage every unit to establish a FOS goal of 100% family participation and a dollar goal using the formula below.

Also, we need your assistance in scheduling the best possible time to make a presentation at your unit. To schedule please contact your District Executive or CLICK HERE to let us know a good date, time, and location for your unit's presentation. (NOTE: Our Free Cloth Badges of Rank incentive in 2018 (highlighted below) starts with scheduling your presentation by February 16th).

Thank you for your support!

Support a Scout now by texting "MERIT" to 41444 !


# Of Scouts on unit's re-charter: _______ X $200 (support 1 scout level) =

$__________   X .34 (FOS accounts for 34% of council budget) =

$__________ UNIT FOS GOAL FOR 2018

NOTE: If formulated goal is less that last year $_________ 2018 Goal is to increase over 2017.




Every unit that conducts a Family FOS presentation


Every unit that schedules presentation by February 16th, establishes a goal and conducts a presentation that generates support by May 31st.


Every unit that reaches formulated Unit FOS goal for 2018 by May 31st will receive 1 year of Scoutbook (August 2018 to August 2019).

NOTE: If formulated goal is less than last year's Family FOS totals for your unit your 2018 Goal is to increase over 2017.

Thank you in advance for your unit's support of the 2018 Friends of Scouting Campaign!

Your support will allow the LHC to further Scouting's mission and build our future leaders!




Family FOS District Chairs Manual


Cub Scout Day Camp

 2018 Cub Scout Day Camp- 1 Page Promotion

“Cubs in the Wild Frontier”


2018 Dates and Locations:


Dan Boone, Shelbyville KY                                            June 4-8

Silver Street Park, New Albany IN                                  June 4-8

Cherokee, Beulah Presbyterian Church, Louisville KY     June 11-15

Tunnel Mill Scout Reservation, Charlestown IN              June 11-15

Yellow Creek Park, Owensboro KY                                June 11-15

Camp Crooked Creek, Shepherdsville KY                       June 18-22

Tradewater Park Dawson Springs KY                             June 18-22

Wendell Moore Park, Buckner KY                                  June 18-22

Watkins United Methodist, Louisville KY                         June 18-22

Fort Massac, Metropolis, IL                                            June 25-29 

Wild Cat Hollow, Russellville KY                                   June 25-29     

Freeman Lake Park, Elizabethtown KY                             July 9-13

Madisonville City Park, Madisonville KY*                      July 9-13

Pfeffer Scout Reservation, Benton KY                         July 9-13

Bardstown High School, Bardstown KY                          July 16-20

Camp Rotary, Glasgow KY                                            July 23-27


*This camp is a twilight camp.

Day Camp Forms


Day Camp Promotional Guide

Cub Scout Application - Online Cub Scout Application
Adult/Youth Staff Application - Online Adult/Youth Staff Application
Lil' Buddy Application - Online Lil' Buddy Application
Twlight Cub Scout Application

*Twilight Camp option is available on the online form*

Twilight Lil' Buddy Application
Twilight Adult/Youth Staff Application

 Camp Financial Assistance Form

Visit the Council Calendar on our website

If you'd like to learn more about the Lincoln Heritage Council's Day Camp, please contact Sarah Flowers at 502-400-5362 or We hope to see you there!


Camp Cards

Scouts can earn their own way to Summer Camp!

The Camp Card Initiative is designed to help units and their members earn their way to summer resident camp, high adventure base or day camp. Units participating in this program will earn 50% commission ($2.50) for each $5 Camp Card they sell. The rest of the money goes to pay for the card and support the Council Camps and programs offered. Cards will be distributed at February Roundtable.

This program is RISK FREE! Simply return any unsold cards at settlement on or before May 11 to receive full comission.

Several companies have offered generous one-time and multiple use discounts that makes the sale of this card a no-brainer. By using just one tab, it covers the cost of the card!  There is well over $250 worth of savings if all the tabs are used! 

This year units can select from four cards: Metro, Lincoln Trail, Western and Wapiti.

Key Dates

February 12 or at your District Roundtable - Camp Cards can be picked up

March 1 – Barcodes & online codes are activated

March 2 – Summer Camp Early Bird Due

May 4 – Day Camp & Resident Camp Early Bird due. Summer Camp final payment due.

May 11 – Deadline for Card returns. Final settlement to receive full commission.

May 12 – Commission drops to 25%

May 25 – Last day to return cards. 0% commission after May 25.


Metro Card Front - Metro Card Back

Lincoln Trail Card Front - Lincoln Trail Card Back

Western Card Front - Western Card Back

Wapiti Card Front - Wapiti Card Back



Cub and Webelos Resident Camps

Cub Resident Camp

This is a short-term camping experience designed to introduce Cubs and their parents to a theme-based, summertime camping experience. It's 3 days and 2 nights of exciting and adventurous activities that will make lifetime memories. Cub Resident Camp is held at the Tunnel Mill Reservation (TMR) in Charlestown, Indiana and Pfeffer Scout Reservation (RSR) in Benton, Kentucky. All Scouts must have a parent or guardian to attend.

Webelos Resident Camp

Webelos Resident Camp is a short-term camping experience designed to introduce Webelos, their leaders, and their parents to a theme-based, summertime camping experience that will help the Webelos be prepared for a smooth transition into Boy Scouting. It's a memorable 4 days and 3 nights of thrilling and adventurous activities that keep campers excited for months after the closing campfire. 


Adult Leader Trainings

Adult Leader Training

Cub Scout Leaders

  • Leader Specific (by position) - Flyer -- Online Registration
  • Attention Cub Scout Leaders!!  Although it is encouraged to attend a classroom session to be considered TRAINED - you can complete your basic leader training online at  Please see the section below for instructions on how to set up your account! 


Information about Red Orchard Park:  Click Here
Directions to Star Mills Boy Scout Camp, Glendale, KY:  Click Here

Boy Scout Leaders
       Troop Committee Challenge

Merit Badge Counselor Orientation Training

  • Flyer 

Venturer Leaders

Advanced Adult Leader Trainings



Supplemental Training

Many courses are available in the BSA LEARN CENTER of  A login is required, but anyone may create a user account and view the courses. Registered members of the BSA may provide their member numbers (as part of the user profile) to receive credit.

CLICK HERE - for more info and instructions on how to set up a account, learn how to take Youth Protection training online, and get started with other trainings!

Fundamentals of Training - Flyer -- Online Registration 

Trainer's Edge - April Flyer -- May Flyer -- Online Registration   (The April course is NOW CLOSED)

Wilderness and Remote First Aid (2018) - Flyer -- Online Registration  (The April Course is NOW CLOSED.)

Other Adult Training Opportunities: see our District Training pages (Unit Commissioners, District Commissioners, Chartered Org Reps), or Shooting Sports.

Youth Trainings can be found on our Youth Training page.


More information needed for trainings contact:

For more information or questions, contact the Scout Service Center at (502) 361-2624, email Matt Nash at or Charlie Bunge at 

*** Not required for committee positions

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