Lincoln Trail

Lincoln Trail District proudly serves Breckenridge, Grayson, Hardin, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties in North Central Kentucky.

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Key Points of Contact

Position Name Email
District Executive Johnathon Boles
District Chair General Bill Barron
District Commissioner Bobby Nakanelua
District Vice Chair Mick Chiara
Vice Chairman of Membership Vacant  
Advancement Chair Walt Meinshausen
Vice Chairman of Program Vince Carman
Eagle Project/Board Coordinator- South Tracy Childress
Eagle Project/ Board Coordinator- North Mike Barbieri
Eagle Project/Board Coordinator- East Jeffrey Schuhmann
Training Chair Julie Raines
Merit Badge Counselor Chair Darin Life
Cub Scout Activities Chair Rita Walker
Day Camp Director Bobby Nakanelua
Day Camp Program Director Jesse Asbell
Camp Card Chair Bonnie Minor
Boy Scout Activities Chair Chuck Meeler
Round-Up Chair Jennifer Williams
Popcorn Chair Ann Wheatley
District Dinner Chair Mary Williams
Product Sales Chair Charity Squire

District Calendar

Round Table is every second Tuesday of the month at First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown. It begins at 7:00 PM. We do not have Roundtable in January or June.

Lincoln Trail District Annual Recognition Dinner

January 19, 2018

6:30 PM

Grace Heartland Church of Elizabethtown

Registration Flyer

Online Registration

Merit Badge College February 24, 2018 Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

Tentaroo Registration

Leader's Guide

Lincoln Trail Pinewood Derby April 21, 2018

Towne Mall

1704 Dixie Hwy, Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Leader's Guide

Online Registration



Boy Scout Indoor Training Weekend February 10, 2018 Camp Crooked Creek (LDC)

This Training has been CANCELED.


More information and online registration


Annual Lincoln Trail District Pinewood Derby Scheduled for Saturday, April 21

Come one, come all to the Annual Lincoln Trail District Pinewood Derby scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Towne Mall in Elizabethtown.

Every youth in Lincoln Trail District can participate this day, regardless of their placement in their Pack’s individual Pinewood Derby. We will have an adult/sibling heat as well!

Registration will begin at 12:00 PM at Center Stage. The cost to preregister is $5.00 and must be submitted no later than 4/10/18. Walk on fee or late payment is $10.00!  The online/paper registration cut off will be noon on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.


Every youth will receive a LIMITED EDITION Lincoln Trail District Pinewood Derby Patch for participation.  The top 4 winners in the following classes will receive medals and will qualify to race for the overall finals:  Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos.  The top 4 winners of the finals will receive a trophy. The important thing is to promote the goals of Cub Scouting: character development, spiritual growth, good citizenship, sportsmanship and fitness, family understanding, respect for relationships, personal achievement, friendly service, fun and adventure, and preparation for Boy Scouts.


Register Online today HERE. Or download the Leaders Guide with rules and more race information HERE. Contact Johnathon Boles for more information. Any Cub Leader interested in helping, we need you! Contact Johnathon today.


Boy Scout Leader Training Scheduled for Saturday, Feburary 10, 2018

Every Boy Deserves a Trained Leader...and all adult volunteers that work in Boy Scout Troops need to be trained for their position of membership.

Each session will bring to life the pages of the Boy Scout Handbook and help you to deliver the promise of Scouting to yourself and the youth you serve.  It will increase your comfort level and give you confidence as a trained, skilled leader.  The program will give you the opportunity to work with other Scout Leaders from your area, meet new friends, and reinforce skill techniques.

For more information, contact District Training Chairman, Julie Raines at, or District Executive, Johnathon Boles at

Everyone from every District is welcome!  Even if you aren't a Boy Scout Leader and want to know more or a future leader come out!

Cost: $10 (includes course materials and lunch) Pay online Here.  Flyer Here.

Location: Camp Crooked Creek, Leadership Development Center (950 Terry Drive, Shepherdsville, KY  40165)

Lincoln Trail District Eagle Scout Service Project and Rank Advancement Guidelines


District Dinner Scheduled for January 19, 2018 at Grace Heartland Church

All Scouts and Scouters in our district are cordially invited to this celebration of Scouting! The Lincoln Trail District takes pride in recognizing all Scouts and Scouters who have gone above and beyond the call of duty during the year and honor them for their accomplishments. What a great way for you and your Scouting family to wrap up an amazing year of Scouting!

Class of 2017 Eagle Scouts and Summit Award Recipients are welcome free of charge. These Scouts will be recognized for their tremendous accomplishment and receive a token from the district.
Adults who have been nominated and chosen for District Level Awards will be announced and honored. (Buckskin Award, Presidents Award, District Award of Merit) Council level awards recipients, such as all previous Silver Beavers from Lincoln Trail District are welcome to come and be recognized for their achievement.
The coveted “Troop of the Year Award” is presented at this celebration as well as the Abraham Lincoln Service Award and the Willis Treadwell Lifetime Achievement Award.
The 2018 District Committee will be installed!

This event needs everyone’s participation to go well. If you nominated someone for an award please make sure that you come and bring them to the celebration! We also want one representative, at least, from each unit. So please come and have fun! You can register online here!


Family Friends of Scouting Presentation Kick-Off/Training

Make plans for one person per Unit to attend our annual Family Friends of Scouting Presentation and Kick Off Training on Tuesday, January 9 at 7pm, First Presbyterian Church. Door prizes and refreshments will be on hand and our Family FOS Chair Jim Sedlak will be discussing the successes of the 2017 Campaign and updates for 2018.

To schedule your presentation, please contact Johnathon Boles at Presentations are generally held in January, February, or March but can be any time before June 1. Your unit’s participation in a presentation means free rank badges for your youth!

What is Family Friends of Scouting? This is the one time each year when parents are asked to financially contribute and support our Lincoln Heritage Council.  We are oftentimes asked “Why should I contribute to FOS?” Friends of Scouting dollars go to “behind the scenes” expenses that we often benefit from, but may never really think about. These expenses are incurred by our local Council for: 

Operating costs for our Council’s Camps: Camp Crooked Creek, Tunnel Mill Scout Reservation, Roy C. Manchester, and Wildcat Hollow
District/Council programs such as Cub-o-rees, Klondike, Merit Badge Days, Haunted Woods, Patriot Games, Day & Resident Camps, Summer Camps, and Resident Camps
Important items such as Adult Leader Training and Camperships for Scouts whose families would not otherwise be able to afford to send their child to camp or join Scouting and uniform help.
Our campaign has increased over the last several years, but we still do not have every family participate, we hope to have 100% participation this year, but we need your help! At the presentation you will receive a Friends of Scouting pledge card. We ask that you be prepared at that time to make a donation/pledge.  You can write a check for the full amount, spread it out over the year, or even make a pledge to be paid at a later time. We have each made our pledge. We now ask you to thoughtfully consider helping us reach our goal of 100% participation. Thank you in advance for your consideration and your support of FOS.


Youth Leaders’ Summit for Boy Scouts Scheduled February 4, 2017

Youth Leadership Summit, or YLS, is a youth training session that provides Scouts the fundamentals of a YOUTH LEAD TROOP and the understanding of how a troop is run by the boys. Scouts take away from the experience training that can be applied at their troop meetings and program activities. Scouts are enabled through the tools and training provided during the course, showing them how a youth-led troop can make things happen, teaching the Scouts how to express themselves, and having Scouts plan their own activities. Adult volunteers benefit and are able to fulfill their actual role of guide and mentor.

Come join us on February 4, 2017. Registrations must be received prior to January 13 2017. Check in will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 4. Course ends no later than 9:00 p.m. on Saturday. The event will be at the Order of the Arrow Lodge at Camp Crooked Creek.

Cost for youth (pre-registered) is $12.00 if registered prior to January 13, 2017. Cost for adults and staff is $10.00. Fees include two meals, training materials, and event patch. If paying by check, please make checks payable to LHC-BSA and write “1-6801-067-20” in the memo section. You can also register online here!

Contact Senior Patrol Leader: Joey Lampe, (202) 412-0307 or or Staff Advisor/Scoutmaster: Mick Chiara, (502) 445-6034 or

District Merit Badge College Scheduled for February 24, 2018 at Elizabethtown Community College

The Lincoln Trail District is excited to offer their first Merit Badge College by partnering with the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Together we hope to provide the opportunity for Boy Scouts to not only earn Merit Badges but be introduced and explore many fields of study and future potential career interests. To offer and operate this of type event will take many hands.  We have made it a requirement for each unit participating to have  two adults to facilitate a successful event.

We will need registered Merit Badge Counselors to teach or assist.  Please look over the list of what we would like to offer and let us know if you are currently a registered merit badge counselor or would be willing to become one.  We also need adults to assist other Merit Badge Counselors. All Merit Badge Counselors will receive lunch and commemorative patch as a reward for helping. Besides Merit Badge Counselors and assistants, we will need help at our check-in table, first aid station, parking, and directing Boy Scouts to their classes, and additionally at lunch time. We know with your help we can make this a great event and appreciate the time you give to Scouting.

If you can volunteer to be a Merit Badge Counselor please contact Darin Life, District Merit Badge Counselor Coordinator, at If you have questions about this event please contact Thomas Frost the Event Coordinator ( 270-485-2177 and District Executive Johnathon Boles at ( or 270-406-0660.

Download the Leader’s Guide here and register online here.


Youth Protection Training is a mandatory training for all leaders in Scouting. We hold both Youth Protection Training and Venturing Youth Protection Training each month at Roundtable beginning at 6pm. Your Unit will not be able to recharter without 100% Youth Protection Trained adults.

Youth Protection Training is critical in the Boy Scouts of America. It serves as the front-line defense against verbal, physical, and emotional abuse in our organization. It also serves as an educational tool for volunteers and staff, teaching best practices.

For more information about this policy, visit:

To complete Youth Protection Training online, visit:


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How to complete Youth Protection Training Online:

How to merge your BSA Membership ID with your profile:

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