Seneca District serves northeast Jefferson county in Kentucky including the following areas: Anchorage, Brownsboro Road, Butchertown, Crescent Hill, Clifton, Westport Road, Lyndon, Middletown, Prospect and St. Matthews. 

A 2017 Journey to Excellence GOLD District!

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Key Points of Contact

Position Name Email
District Executive Donnie Helstern  502.526.3904

District Chair Bob Hausladen
District Commissioner David Todd
Asst. District Commissioner Alan Crosby
District Membership Chair Mark Norman
2018 FOS Chair Richard Ribar
District Dinner Chair Lynn Granger 
District Program Chair Mona Ball
2018 Day Camp Director Jack Riddle
District Training Chair    
District Advancement Chair    
District Eagle BOR Chair

Steve Amsler
Venturing Summit Awards Rex Ricker
Camp Card Chair Marylin Thomas
Merit Badge Counselor Coordinator Mike Harlan
Communications Chair Mike Clancey
Roundtable Commissioner Sandy Todd


District Meetings
  Time Location
Roundtable 2nd Wednesday of the month 6:30 pm St. Albert the Great
District Commissioner Meeting 4th Wednesday of the month 7:00 pm Sam Swope Scout Center
District Committee Meeting 4th Wednesday of the month 7:00pm Sam Swope Scout Center


Wilderness Remote First Aid and CPR March 16 -18 All Day Tunnel Mill Dining Hall


Merit Badge Counselor Orientation Training April 12 or May 10 7:30 - 8:45 pm The Temple, Louisville, KY Flyer
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (Baloo) April 27 - 28 All Day Tunnel Mill Scout Reservation


Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) April 27 - 28 All Day Tunnel Mill Scout Reservation Flyer
Kodiak Challenge May 4 - 6 All Day Camp Crooked Creek, LDC Flyer
Wood Badge Fall 2018 Course LHC-1851

9/14 - 9/16 

10/5 - 10/7

All Day

Camp Crooked Creek 

Tunnel Mill Scout Reservation


2018 District Championship Pinewood Derby

Saturday April 14th 

Time TBD

Quest Outdoors Louisville  


Online Registration

2018 Seneca District DAY CAMP June 18th - 22nd  Watkins UMC   Click Here for Info on Day Camp!
Pfeffer Pfest April 27th - 29th  Pfeffer Scout Reservation   Online Reg. and Leader's Guide
Council Recognition Dinner Saturday, April 14th  Grace Heartland Church   Click Here for more Info!
Patriot Games Oct. 12th - 14th  Fort Knox, Keys Park   More info to come!




2018 Unit Recharter

Beginning now, the District is turning it's focus towards assisting Seneca Units in their annual renewal process.  Our commissioners will begin contacting units to assit them with the online recharter process.  The online recharter portal will be open to units starting October 1st, 2017.  Online instructions, log in information, and assitance will be available at Roundtable in October, November, and December.  The November 8th Rountable will be at the Sam Swope Scout Center and will focus solely on the Recahrter process.  We recommend that all units complete as much of the paperwork before this meeting and assistance to complete the rest will be provided.  On December 2nd, the District is hosting a recharter and Journey to Excellence workshop at the Sam Swope Scout Center from 9:00 am to Noon to help units complete the paperwork for the year.  Refreshments will be provided! 

We ask that the adult volunteer in charge of this process for the unit attend one or all of these meetings in order to ensure a smooth recharter process.  It is the District's responsibility to recharter all units and we are here to help!  The District has committed to having all units rechartered by Friday, December 15th as to avoid the holidays.  The absolute last day to submit recharters online is December 30th. 

October 1st:  Online Recharter Portal Opens to all Units

November 8th:  Online Recharter Roundtable at the Scout Center

December 2nd:  Recharter and Journey to Excellence Workshop at the Scout Center

December 13th:  Final Recharter Workshop in Seneca District


All adults wishing to recharter and stay registered on any unit roster must have current Youth Protection Training.  Adults that are not current will prevent a unit's recharter paperwork from processing.  Youth Protection training will be available at all of the activities listed above.



2017 Popcorn Sale! 

2017 Popcorn Sale — It's Teamwork That Counts!  Popcorn is coming soon, and there is no easier, risk free fundraiser with as high of a return to Scouting. It is the best way for your unit to fund an exciting program, and all the while teach your Scouts the importance of "Earning Their Way."

Seneca District will have its 2017 Popcorn Kickoff on July 12th at the Sam Swope Scout Center!  Show and Sell orders are due on August 1st so be sure to have your unit represented at the District Kickoff to learn about the 2017 sale and the new products available to sell.

If you have any questions please contact Josh Simpson, Popcorn Staff Advisor, at 502-361-2624 ext. 3018 or email  If you need more cards feel free to contact Donnie Helstern,, for more information.


Open District Positions

Attention all Seneca Scouters!  What an exciting time to be a Scout in the Lincoln Heritage Council!  With so many great events planned in the district, it’s no question that Scouting is alive and thriving in the city of Louisville!  From Cub-o-Rees, to camp cards and from Pinewood Derby’s to Day camp there is something for everyone! All of our events are managed and staffed by volunteers serving behind the scenes to ensure that our scouts have the best program possible.  If you or someone you know is looking to get involved on the district level and would like to help volunteer their time and talent please contact Donnie Helstern,, Bob Hausladen,, or David Todd, to discuss our open positions and where we could use some help!  This person can be currently registered with the BSA or an influential member of your community that would like to get involved!

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