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


Scouts have always led the way, been prepared, helped other people, striven to be good citizens, and worked to be brave. Times like this are exactly why we need Scouting.

While Scouting has continued during this unique time, fundraising has been extremely challenging.  Special events have been cancelled, collections on the annual campaign are down, and in the blink of an eye, revenue from summer camp and other in-person activities have disappeared.

We know there are better days ahead, but we also know that without identifying meaningful sources of funding to bridge the gap, our services and programs will not be able to be delivered at the same level in the future. So, what is at risk? The future leadership of our community. With less Scouting, there will be fewer leaders and we are committed to not let that happen. Our community needs Scouting more than ever!

Our council has implemented several expense cutting strategies to offset the loss of revenue as well as developed new opportunities to raise additional funds including this Secure the Adventure Campaign. The funds raised will go directly to support Scouting in the 64 counties we serve during this time of need.

We have an ambitious goal to raise $200,000 through this campaign by December 31. If you have already donated to Scouting this year, thank you!  If you are interested in giving more, thank you again!  Your support will help the Lincoln Heritage Council continue to serve thousands of families and help to build children into values-based leaders that our community so desperately needs.

For more information on how you can help Secure the Adventure for thousands of Scouts across our Council, click here! 

To make a donation and help Secure the Adventure, click here!


During this time of social distancing, Scouting continues!  Visit our new website section SCOUTING AT HOME!


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Position Name Email
District Director Donnie Helstern  502.526.3904
District Chair Bob Hausladen
District Commissioner David Todd
Asst. District Commissioner Alan Crosby
District Membership Chair Mark Norman
2020 FOS Chair Richard Ribar
2020 District Dinner Chair Amy Zehnder
District Program Chair Vacant Vacant
2020 Day Camp Director Marilyn Thomas
District Training Chair Rob Hawkins
District Eagle BOR Chair Steve Amsler
Venturing Summit Awards Rex Ricker
Merit Badge Counselor Coordinator Mike Harlan
Roundtable Commissioner Sandy Todd
2020 Popcorn Kernel John Daunhauer






District Meetings Time Location
District Committee Meeting 1st Tuesday of the month 6:30pm Sam Swope Scout Center, 12001 Sycamore Station Place, Louisville KY., 40299
District Commissioner Meeting 3rd Wednesday of the month 7:00 pm McAlister’s, 4002 Towne Center Drive, Louisville KY., 40241


As of now, all meetings have moved to a digital platform.  Those expected to attend these meetings will receive an invite.  As always, these meetings are open to any and all adult volunteers.  If you would like to attend digitally with us, please contact Donnie Helstern,, for the link.



2020 has been a year unlike any other and this year’s Popcorn sale is no exception!

The 2020 Popcorn sale is all new with a new theme, new prizes, new products, a 40% commission rate, and a new safe and contactless way for scouts to sell popcorn!

All this and more will be discussed at the Council Popcorn Kickoff on Thursday, July 23rd, at 7:00 PM EDT via Zoom.

You must register in advance for the popcorn kickoff!



Click here for more adult leader training information!

BALOO Training  (Cub Scouts)

Course Date Location         Contact
3 8/28-29/2020 Pfeffer Scout Reservation
4 8/28-29/2020 Harry S Frazier Jr Scout Reservation


IOLS (Scouts BSA)

Course Date Location         Contact
3 8/28-29/2020 Pfeffer Scout Reservation
4 8/28-29/2020 Harry S Frazier Jr Scout Reservation

Fall 2020

$75.00 Deposit is required with all registration applications.

Click Here for Fall 2020 Flyer
Click Here to register online for Fall Course 2020
Click Here for Wood Badge Participant Financial Assistance Request Form


For more information for the Fall Wood Badge course, contact Course Director Scott Skees, or 502-376-7272

All Day – September 11 – 13, 2020  at Harry S. Frazier, Jr. Scout Reservation (Camp Crooked Creek) — Shepherdsville, KY
All Day – October 10 – 11, 2020 at Harry S. Frazier, Jr. Scout Reservation (Camp Crooked Creek) — Shepherdsville, KY

**Both Weekends Required**


Kickin Quarantine 2020

(Get out and camp as a unit!)

Ongoing Click her for more info
2020 Council Program Preview Wed. July 15 Via Zoom Click here for the presentation
2020 Council Popcorn Kickoff Thus. July 23 7:00 PM Via Zoom Click here to register!
2020 Fall Recruitment Kickoff Tues July 28 7:00 PM Via Zoom Click here to Register!

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2020 Camp Cards

Due to current events, the 2020 Camp Card sale has been extended!  The new deadline is August 28th.  More information is available in the links below.

Camp Cards are designed to help units and their members earn their way to a Cub Day Camp, Cub & Webelos Overnight Camp, Summer Camp, High Adventure Bases, Winter Camp, National Youth Leadership Training, you name it!

Camp Cards are RISK FREE! (return any unsold cards) Scouts sell these in the spring to generate funds in preparation for Summer Camping and Programming experiences!

Camp Cards relieve the pressure for units to hold multiple fundraisers. Camp Cards provide your Scouts and Unit with a great product at an even greater price point!  We are confident that your Scouts and leadership will have no trouble selling this year’s Camp Cards!  The cards sell for just $5.00 and the unit keeps $2.50 for every card sold.

2020 Camp Card Leaders Guide

Click here for more information

Cub Scout Recruitment


July 28, 7 p.m. (EDT)

Pack leaders, join us as we kick off Fall Cub Scout Recruitment with this informative webinar.   You’ll learn about the plans and strategies for 2020 Cub Scout recruitment and hear about ways to grow your unit this year!

Register here:

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!