Summer Camps 2018Lincoln Heritage Council Scout ShopSTEAM CampNational Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)The University of ScoutingVenturing Leader Job Specific & Crew Committee ChallengeStaff DirectorySilver Beaver AwardJob OpeningsLincoln Heritage Council - News & UpdatesScouting for FoodIroquoisFour RiversPlanned GivingGolf ClassicsSpecial EventsKodiak ChallengeWinter CampPfeffer PfestCommissioners CollegeHaunted WoodsWapitiTecumsehLincoln TrailCamp Crooked Creek Boy Scout Summer CampPatriot RideCommissionersFleur-de-lis Fling!Lewis & Clark DistrictCherokeePopcornAquaBase - Aquatic High Adventure BaseUpcoming Council Events - 2017Shooting SportsPfeffer Scout ReservationSenecaLion CubsBadgett Scout Reservation - Wildcat HollowBoy Scout CampingVenturing Officers AssociationAbout VenturingRoy C. Manchester StaffAudubonYouth Protection Training CoursesStop BullyingCub Resident Camp8 Tips For Recruiting WebelosGeneral FormsDan BooneDistrict & Council Adult RecognitionCub and Webelos Resident CampsCub Scout Day CampWood BadgeOrder of the Arrow - Nguttitehen LodgeYouth TrainingAdult Leader TrainingsWebelos Resident CampFriends of ScoutingCouncil CalendarPatriot GamesCampmasters100th Anniversary CelebrationCouncil OfficersWebelos to ScoutsRecharterSo you want to be an Eagle ScoutCub RecruitmentJoin ScoutingCCC Staff2017-2018 Program PreviewFacility RentalsLHCBSA Web Site Information and Council PoliciesTunnel Mill Scout ReservationHarry S. Frazier Jr Scout ReservationNational Outdoor Awards ProgramBSA Advancement & AwardsSummer Time Pack AwardBe A ScoutHistoryScout SundayDistrict TrainingsGo CampingSupport ScoutingUniformsInternet AdvancementCyber ChipIt Happened to MeAbout Boy ScoutsPowder HornEagle Scout ScholarshipsExecutive Board MembersCouncil Advisory BoardOver the EdgeIntroduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC)Basic Adult Leader Outdoor OrientationWebelos Leader Outdoor TrainingIntroduction to Outdoor Leader Skills TrainingLDS TrainingMission & VisionAnnual Reports

100th Anniversary Celebration

October 13-15, 2016   E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park

2017-2018 Program Preview

8 Tips For Recruiting Webelos

About Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

About Venturing

Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade and under 21 years of age. Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.

Adult Leader Trainings

Annual Reports

Annual Reports

AquaBase - Aquatic High Adventure Base

Audubon

Badgett Scout Reservation - Wildcat Hollow

In April of 2012, the Lincoln Heritage Council assumed responsibility for the Scouting territory of the former Shawnee Trails Council out of Owensboro, Kentucky. Since then, we have become the managers of the Badgett Scout Reservation, home of Wildcat Hollow, in Logan County, Kentucky.

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation

Be A Scout

Boy Scout Camping

Camp programs provide numerous opportunities for Scouts to earn merit badges along their advancement trail. Nobody offers more exhilarating or a wider variety of high adventure for young people than the Boy Scouts of America. Through high adventure experiences, The Boy Scouts of America leaves lasting memories with youth and fosters development in character and leadership.

Boy Scout Job Specific Training

BSA Advancement & Awards

Learn more about the kinds of things that Scouts do—and learn to do them better—with the resources in this section.

Camp Cards

Camp Crooked Creek Boy Scout Summer Camp

Camping

The Boy Scouts of America has established the following guidelines for its members’ participation in camping activities:

Campmasters

CCC Staff

2017 Summer Camp Staff

All those who are interested in joining the 2017 Summer Camp Staff at Camp Crooked Creek can submit applications to the Council Office. Please ensure you submit an: application completely filled out, a copy of your Youth Protection training and Weather Hazard training cards (both trainings can be taken online at myscouting.org.), and copies of any other certifications or specialized training cards. You can also fax these into our office at 502-361-7899. You can also mail these to our office at 12001 Sycamore Station Place, Louisville, Kentucky 40299.

Cherokee

Commissioners

Commissioners are district and council leaders who help Scout units succeed. They coach and consult with adult leaders of Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and Venturing crews. Commissioners help maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America. 

Commissioners College

Commissioners College

Council Advisory Board

Council Advisory Board

Council Calendar

Council Officers

Cub and Webelos Resident Camps

Cub Recruitment

Cub Resident Camp

Cub Scout Day Camp

Cub Scout Job Specific Training

Cub to Webelos Camping

Organized camping is a creative, educational experience in cooperative group living in the outdoors. It uses the natural surroundings to contribute significantly to physical, mental, spiritual, and social growth.

Cyber Chip

Topics include cyberbullying, cell phone use, texting, blogging, gaming, and identity theft.

Dan Boone

Den Meetings

Cub Scouting's volunteer leaders work with boys and their families to improve their communities by enriching the lives of the families who live there. Cub Scout leaders support the family. They take an active part in helping to strengthen families and their boys by providing a fun-filled, worthwhile program that teaches values.

District & Council Adult Recognition

District Trainings

E-blasts

Eagle Scout Letters

Lincoln Heritage Council receives numerous requests for Eagle congratulatory letters each year. The unit or individuals should request these letters from the party in which they would like to receive a letter.  Here you will find suggestions on whom to send a request to.

Eagle Scout Scholarships

Being an Eagle can carry some weight on college admission forms and scholarship applications. In addition, some scholarships exist for the sole purpose of helping an Eagle further his education. You can find resources here:

Executive Board & Council

There are approximately 100 board members representing the twenty-five counties of the Lincoln Heritage Council.  The board meets five times a year at noon, usually on the fourth Friday of those months.  This date is subject to review annually to suit the greatest number of board members. The meetings are held at the Sam Swope Scout Center at noon and adjourn no later than 1:15 p.m.

      · The board has the oversight responsibility of the council and acts on recommendations by the committees of the council that report at the board meetings.
The board reviews the financial condition of the council as well as the program developments that affect the youth members of the council. 
There are no strict attendance requirements but it is hoped that board members would be in a position to attend at least half of the board meetings during the year.  Even though a number of board members cannot meet these requirements, they still serve with much effectiveness because of their influence and administrative skills.

Executive Board Members

Executive Board Members

Facility Rentals

Firem’n Chip

This certification grants a Scout the right to carry matches and build campfires.

Fleur-de-lis Fling!

Fleur-de-lis Fling!   September 15, 2017   The Olmsted (3701 Frankfort Avenue)

For Boy Scouts

In the outdoors, boys have opportunities to acquire skills that make them more self-reliant. They can explore canoe and hiking trails and complete challenges they first thought were beyond their ability. Attributes of good character become part of a boy as he learns to cooperate to meet outdoor challenges that may include extreme weather, difficult trails and portages, and dealing with nature's unexpected circumstances.

For Cub Scouts

What Is Cub Scouting? What do Cub Scouts do? How old are they? What awards can they earn? Look here for quick answers

Four Rivers

Friends of Scouting

Fundraising

General Forms

Go Camping

Outdoor adventure is the promise made to boys when they join Scouting. Boys yearn for outdoor programs that stir their imagination and interest.

In the outdoors, boys have opportunities to acquire skills that make them more self-reliant. They can explore canoe and hiking trails and complete challenges they first thought were beyond their ability. Attributes of good character become part of a boy as he learns to cooperate to meet outdoor challenges that may include extreme weather, difficult trails and portages, and dealing with nature's unexpected circumstances.

Golf Classics

Good Turn for America and Journey to Excellence

We want to know what your unit (pack/troop/crew) is doing for Good Turn For America and encourage you to report the details of your service projects.

Harry S. Frazier Jr Scout Reservation

Haunted Woods

Haunted Woods - October 28, 2017

High Adventure

History

The Lincoln Heritage Council is one of the oldest local Councils serving both urban and rural areas in the United States.

Internet Advancement

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC)

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST)

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training

Iroquois

It Happened to Me

Job Openings

Interested in working at the Lincoln Heritage Council? View the current job openings below. To apply, send resume and applicable documents with the position name in the subject line of the email.

Join Scouting

By registering your child in a Scouting program, he or she will have a lot of fun - while being challenged to develop leadership skills in an environment that stresses the importance of moral and ethical behavior.

Kodiak Challenge

LDS Training

Lewis & Clark District

LHC Leadership

LHCBSA Web Site Information and Council Policies

Lincoln Heritage Council - News & Updates

Lincoln Heritage Council Scout Shop

Lincoln Trail

Lion Cubs

Mission & Vision

Mission Statement
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moreal choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

National Outdoor Awards Program

National Training Conferences / Events

Sea Base, Philmont, Jamborees! And more!

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

2017 NYLT - Open for Winter registrations!

Order of the Arrow - Nguttitehen Lodge

The LHC congratulates Eagle Scout Harrison Fry on his election as the 2017 Order of the Arrow Southern Region Chief.

 

The Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s national honor society. Its membership fulfills the Order’s purpose of recognizing those who exemplify Scouting’s values, promoting responsible outdoor adventure, developing young leaders, and crystallizing the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others. Established in 1915, the OA emphasizes service to the unit. In this way, Arrowmen give back to their troops with the leadership skills and values of service learned through the Order. The Order’s program complements the troop’s, providing valuable leadership training programs, world-class high adventure opportunities, and exciting national conferences. Members of the Order of the Arrow are chosen through an election process at a troop meeting. To get your unit introduced to the Order of the Arrow, contact your local lodge and arrange for an elections team to visit.

Our Camps

The Lincoln Heritage Council operates four properties: the Tunnel Mill Scout Reservation in Charlestown, Indiana; the Harry S. Frazier Jr. Scout Reservation near Shepherdsville, Kentucky; Phil Pfeffer Scout Reservation in Benton, Kentucky; and WildCat Hollow in Russellville, Kentucky. The four properties combined provide nearly 2,800 acres of Scouting adventure year-round. Please check our calendar for upcoming events and activities for all our properties.

Outdoor Activities

Over the Edge

Event Details:

Friday, September 25, 2015 | Marriott Louisville Downtown | 9AM-5PM EST

Patriot Games

Patriot Games -2018, Dates to be determined.

Patriot Ride

The Patriot Ride is a charity ride through scenic Jefferson and surrounding counties. The 2017 Patriot Ride again promises to be a fun and safe event while benefiting nearly 26,000 Scouts in Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Tennessee.

Pfeffer Pfest

Pfeffer Scout Reservation

Pfeffer Scout Reservation

Camp Roy C Manchester is located on the 400 acre Pfeffer Scout Reservation on the shores of Kentucky Lake in Southwestern Kentucky. Located in Benton, Kentucky, Camp Manchester is easily accessible and it is only moments from Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area and only a day's drive to the large metropolitan areas of St. Louis, Memphis, Louisville, and Nashville.

Planned Giving

Popcorn

The annual Popcorn Sale provides a great opportunity for money earning projects, and is one of two fundraisers approved by our council's Executive Board. This means it is a fundraiser where your Scouts can wear their Scout uniform while selling and participating. Each year, Scouts from across the Council sell delicious Campmasters Popcorn to fund their adventure.  Your unit does not need to fill out a Unit Money Earning application to participate in the Popcorn Sale.

For more information on the 2017 Lincoln Heritage Council Popcorn Sale or to get involved, please contact:

Josh Simpson

Josh.Simpson@scouting.org

502-361-2624 ext. 3018

Powder Horn

Questions & Comments

Ranks

On the advancement trail, a Cub Scout progresses from rank to rank, learning new skills as he goes. Each of the ranks and awards in Cub Scouting has its own requirements. As you advance through the ranks, the requirements get more challenging, to match the new skills and abilities you learn as you get older.

Ranks - Advancements - Awards

Boy Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. The Boy Scout plans his advancement and progresses at his own pace as he meets each challenge. The Boy Scout is rewarded for each achievement, which helps him gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Boy Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.

Recharter

Recharter is the process where a Scout unit renews its charter as an official part of the Boy Scouts of America.

Refund Policy

Roy C. Manchester Staff

All those who are interested in joining the 2017 Summer Camp Staff at Roy C. Manchester can submit applications to the Council Office. Please ensure you submit an: application completely filled out, a copy of your Youth Protection training and Weather Hazard training cards (both trainings can be taken online at myscouting.org.), and copies of any other certifications or specialized training cards. You can also fax these into our office at 502-361-2624. You can also mail these to our office 12001 Sycamore Station Place, Louisville KY 40299.

Sam Swope Scout Center

Scout Sunday

Scouting for Food