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University of Scouting


The University of Scouting is a one-day training event that offers workshops for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, Commissioner, and District Committee volunteers. The council training committee has assembled the best trainers in the  council, and has  selected a wide spectrum of individual workshops that will strengthen each volunteer’s ability to deliver better Scouting for our youth.   We think you will agree that the range of workshops available through the University of Scouting will improve your leadership skills and deepen your understanding of the impact Scouting has on young people.   Encourage every volunteer and interested parent to take the time to attend; we are sure that they will walk away with not only new skills and ideas, but with some new and renewed passion for Scouting.  


Cub Scout Day Camp

Day Camp is a 5 day experience (generally from 8:30 AM-4:00PM) filled with activities, fun and advancement.  Cub Scouts will shoot BB guns and archery, discover nature, practice outdoor skills, learn and play sports, make cool projects, and meet special guests.  Day Camp is a great way to beat the “summertime blues!!”  Registration deadline is 3 weeks prior to camp.


2016 Dates:  Dates Flyer

2016 Dates and Locations:


Clear Creek Park, Shelbyville KY                                     June 6-10

Silver St. Park, New Albany IN                                        June 6-10

Wild Cat Hollow, Russellville KY                                      June 13-17

Fern Creek Sportsman’s Club Louisville KY                       June 13-17

Tunnel Mill Scout Reservation, Charlestown IN                   June 13-17

Camp Crooked Creek, Shepherdsville KY                          June 13-17

Trail of Tears Park, Hopkinsville KY                                   June 13-17

Camp Crooked Creek, Shepherdsville KY                          June 20-24

Yellow Creek Park, Owensboro KY                                    June 20-24

Watkins United Methodist Church, Louisville KY                  June 20-24

Wendell Moore Park, Buckner KY                                      June 20-24

Freeman Lake, Elizabethtown KY                                       July 11-15

Madisonville City Park, Madisonville KY*                             July 11-15

Camp Roy C. Manchester, Benton KY                                 July 18-22

Camp Rotary, Glasgow KY                                                 July 25-29




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 502-361-2624 or . We hope to see you there!

Leader's Guide & Info
Camp Fee Assistance Form
Medical Form

Cub Scout Day Camp Participant Application
Lil' Buddy Day Camp Participant Application
Cub Scout Twilight Camp Application - Tecumseh
Lil' Buddy Twilight Camp Application - Tecumseh

Click here to register online for Lil Buddy Day Camp!

Click here to register online for Cub Scout Day Camp!

Be on Day Camp Staff!

2016 Online Adult/Staff Registration

Day Camp Staff/Den Walker/Adult Application

Day Camp Staff/Den Walker/Adult Application - Twilight - Tecumseh


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 Roy C. Manchester 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. 

Click here to see the 2016 flyer.


National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)


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.

For many years, junior leader training (JLT) was an important part of the leadership training continuum of BSA local councils throughout America. 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.

Built on the legacy of past JLT successes, 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+ who've 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.
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 Summer Course

Course 1: June 6 - 11, 2016 (Monday-Saturday) Tunnel Mill Scout Reservation, Charlestown, Indiana

Course 2: July 11 - 16, 2016 (Monday-Saturday) Harry S. Frazier, Jr. Scout Reservation, Shepherdsville, Kentucky - CCC - Leadership Development Center

Course 3: July 18 - 23, 2016 (Monday-Saturday) Pfeffer Scout Reservation, Benton, Kentucky


Deposit: $50 due upon application submission
Deposit will go towards course tuition

Early Bird* - $260 prior to March 1, 2016 (Deposit by March 1 with Full Payment by May 1, 2016)

Regular Price* - After May 1, 2016 fees go to regular price of $285.


Click Here for Participant Application - All signatures should be filled out prior to turning in the application
Click Here for Camp Fee Assistant Form
Click Here for Staff Application (For Course 3)

See the NYLT 2015 Facebook page!!







AquaBase - Aquatic High Adventure Base





Choose from one of the many program options we have available: 

Paddle Power-  Scouts will learn how to manage their own boat using paddles. Activities will include canoeing, kayaking, rowing and paddle boarding. Scouts can work on the canoeing, kayaking and rowing merit badges as well as the Stand Up Paddle boarding award. Other activities include canoe and kayak trips, races and obstacle courses. Course cost will be $300, with a discounted rate of $275 if paid by March 4th.

Water Sports-  This program will allow Scouts (ages 16 and above) to participate in a number of exciting activities including motor boating, water skiing, wakeboarding and personal watercrafts. Each Scout will complete the Kentucky boater’s safety program and learn about the safe operation of boats and PWCs. A special program will be offered to teach Scouts about jet skiing and the proper techniques to operate one. Each will also have the opportunity to learn to ski and wakeboard. Course cost will be $300, with a discounted rate of $275 if paid by March 4th.

Sailing 101-  Scouts will spend the entire week learning about sailing and the skills needed to master small, medium and large sailboats. They will begin with basic boat safety rules and basic knots, terminology and boat maneuvers. Small boat sailing will be the first program taught and then participants will graduate to larger boats as their skills develop ending with sailing large 25 foot boats. Scouts will then learn team sailing skills and participate in a regatta to end the week. Course cost will be $285, with a discounted rate of $260 if paid by March 4th.

High Adventure Sailing-  A program like no other in the country; Scouts (ages 14 and above) will spend the week on a 25 foot sailboat cruising up and down Kentucky Lake while serving as the crew of their very own boat. Each participant will have the opportunity to serve as the skipper of the boat leading their team through the water. Each night will be spent docked in a different bay. Scouts will go ashore each evening to prepare their meals and evaluate the days sailing experience. Scouts will learn navigation skills and develop teamwork skills while gaining self-esteem and self-confidence. They will visit multiple marinas around the lake learning about different types of sailboats and enjoying recreational activities. Course cost will be $350, with a discounted rate of $325 if paid by March 4th.

Lifesaving and BSA life guard-  Scouts can work toward earning their BSA Lifeguard certification while earning the lifesaving merit badge. Course cost will be $285, with a discounted rate of $260 if paid by March 4th.


Early Bird Deadline - March 4th

Get your Scouts' deposits ($75/Scout) postmarked or dropped off to the Council Office by March 4th to receive the $25 off each registration. After March 4th, the fee for the Aqua Base program will be $350. You can also make payments online. Call the Council Office if you have any questions. 502-361-2624. Please log in through the Tentaroo system to check your Troop's payments, add your roster, and sign up for merit badges (when that part is open on the 9th.)

Aquabase - Venture Crew Challenge Week - July 10-15, 2016!!!



2015 Leaders Guide 

  1. 14 years old by date of trip
  2. Swimming MB & Bring to Camp Proof of SWIM TEST within last year.
  3. Small Boat Sailing MB (Required)
  4. Class III Medical Form (requires doctor’s examination within 12 months of trip)
  5. Scout Spirit   


Summer Camp Dates for 2016:

Week 1: June 12-18, 2016

Week 2: June 19-25, 2016

Week 3: June 26-July 2, 2016

Week 4: July 3-9, 2016

Week 5: July 10-15, 2016 - Venture Crew Challenge Week!

Week 6: July 17-23, 2016 **

** (Week 6 will be held at Camp Crooked Creek & Aqua Base Only)



All fees are due May 1, 2016. NO EXCEPTIONS. The early bird cost is $325. The regular fee is $350.00

Signing Up

Units signed up to attend Camp Roy C. Manchester will have the first priority to attend Aquabase. If your unit is attending Roy C. Manchester, a deposit per Scout of $75.00 is due to the Council Office no later than Friday, February 12, 2016. Please include your Troop Number, Aquabase Week, Aquabase Participant Roster, and the full deposit with your letter.   All others interested in coming to Aquabase will be allowed to register after Friday, March 4, 2016. If there are any spaces available after Friday, May 6, 2016, you will need to pay the full $350.00 dollars when you sign up. All fees are due by May 1, 2016. No exceptions will be made. If you made the $75.00 deposit on time, the remaining fee would be $250.00.

To register, contact Brandy Koenig at or 502-361-2624. All correspondence should be sent to 12001 Sycamore Station Place, Louisville, KY 40299.

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