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The Wonderful World of Scouting (Formerly UofS)

The Wonderful World of Scouting formerly known as University of Scouting is a one-day training event offering workshops for leaders of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, 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. 


District & Council Adult Recognition

- See below for the 2017 Silver Beavers list and details about the award.


Adult Leader Knots & Awards - Check here for the current list of Adult Recognition Knots and their requirements




The Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award nomination form (No. 523-427)
The purpose of the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award is to recognize outstanding services by an adult individual or an organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for youth from rural or low-income urban backgrounds – this is in fulfillment of Dr. Young’s dream of justice and equality for all.

Scouting Vale la Pena! Service Award (521-193)
The purpose of the Scouting Vale la Pena! Service Award is to recognize outstanding services by an adult individual or an organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for Hispanic/Latino youth.

District Award of Merit
The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils. The award is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district. The award is made available annually on the basis of 1 for each 25 traditional units or fraction thereof. The district need not present all the awards to which is entitled each year. It is not appropriate to nominate a Scouter who has already received this award. A professional Scouter or other council employee may not receive award based on employment service. However, a professional Scouter or employee who serves as a volunteer Scouter may be eligible, based on volunteer service. District Award of Merit Nomination Form

President's Award
The President’s Award is an award presented to individuals in recognition of outstanding service rendered to Scouting at the District and/or Council levels. This can be through support of activities, events, or programs requiring effort and involvement beyond the unit level. President's or Buckskin Award Nomination Form 

Buckskin Award
The Buckskin Award is an award presented to individuals in recognition of outstanding service rendered to Scouting at the Unit level. This recognition is designed to be given to those who show support to the program beyond the normal scope of the position of their prime registration.

Silver Beaver Award    2017 Council Recognition Dinner Reservation      2017 Council Recognition Dinner - Click Here for Online Registration
A limited number of Silver Beaver awards are made each year. The Silver Beaver recognizes adult volunteers for exceptional service to Scouting at the council level. 

The Lincoln Heritage Council is pleased to announce the Silver Beaver Class of 2017. The Silver Beaver is the highest award a Council can bestow upon a volunteer for outstanding service to the Council and the youth that it serves. This outstanding group of Scouters have given their time, talent and treasure to the Council and have not gone unnoticed. The awards will be presented at the annual dinner scheduled for Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Christ Church United Methodist in Louisville. Please see the attached registration form for more details and to make reservations. We appreciate the dedication and service of these great volunteers and congratulate them for being selected to receive this wonderful honor.

Titus Anderson                               Old Kentucky Home
Eric W. Bullock                               Lincoln Trail
Roger Alan Harbeson                       Executive Board
Rhonda M. Haub                             Chief Old Ox
Kenneth W. Keller                           Audubon
Casey Austin Lasley                       Iroquois
Elizabeth Koestel Lasley                 Iroquois
James W. Metcalf, III                       George Rogers Clark
Patricia Kay Miller-Huber                  Iroquois
Charles "Chuck" Pemberton, Jr.        Cherokee
Robert A. Rudd                                Iroquois
Fletcher Schrock                              Four Rivers
Benjamin T. Vonderschmitt                Chief Old Ox

Veteran Unit Award
This award is given out to encourage unit tenure and to recognize members of units that have been chartered 50 years or longer. Youth and adult members of units that have been chartered for more than 25 years can earn this award. The Bar is worn directly below the council patch, above and touching the unit numerals. It can be purchased through the Scout Shop. You will need to tell them one of these numbers:

25 years, No. 133; 30 years, No. 50006; 35 years, No. 50007; 40 years, No. 50008; 45 years, No. 50009; 50 years, No. 105; 55 years, No. 194; 60 years, No. 195; 65 years, No. 196; 70 years, No. 197; 75 years, No. 107; 80 years, No. 198; 85 years, No. 138; 90 years, No. 50010; 95 years, No. 50011

Veterans Award Nomination Form

Other Available Awards


Adult Leader Trainings

Adult Leader Training

Cub Scout Leaders

  • Leader Specific (by position) - Flyer -- Online Registration
  • Attention Cub Scout Leaders!!  Although it is encouraged to attend a classroom session to be considered TRAINED - you can complete your basic leader training online at  Please see the section below for instructions on how to set up your account! 


Boy Scout Leaders
       Troop Committee Challenge


Venturer Leaders

Advanced Adult Leader Trainings



Supplemental Training

Many courses are available in the BSA LEARN CENTER of  A login is required, but anyone may create a user account and view the courses. Registered members of the BSA may provide their member numbers (as part of the user profile) to receive credit.

CLICK HERE - for more info and instructions on how to set up a account, learn how to take Youth Protection training online, and get started with other trainings!

Fundamentals of Training - November 19, 2016 -- Sam Swope Scout Center - Flyer -- Online Registration

Leave No Trace/Wilderness First Aid -  Green Earth Outdoors-LNT and WFA w/CPR/AED; LNT/WFA Course Dates Flyer

Wilderness and Remote First Aid (2017)Flyer - Online Registration

Other Adult Training Opportunities: see our District Training pages (Unit Commissioners, District Commissioners, Chartered Org Reps), or Shooting Sports.

Youth Trainings can be found on our Youth Training page.


More information needed for trainings contact:

For more information or questions, contact the Scout Service Center at (502) 361-2624, email Matt Nash at or Charlie Bunge at 

*** Not required for committee positions


Friends of Scouting

The Boy Scouts of America has a proven track record of shaping youth into people of outstanding character.  People who understand the meaning of accountability and the importance of Servant Leadership.  On #GivingTuesday, November 29th  you can help support the development of the youth in BSA by donating to the Lincoln Heritage Council of the BSA, which is this area's Council.  Your donation will be an investment in the Boy Scouts of America that creates opportunities for youth to gain memorable experiences and be instilled with values, principles, and skills that will help them develop into the future leaders of our nation.  By investing $190 in Scouting, you will have a profound impact on each youth that belongs to the Boy Scouts of America. Your support will provide our local troops with program supplies for youth activities, volunteer training, camps and service center maintenance, and scholarships.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of the social media and is observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end of-year-giving.  You can be a part of this annual event by giving to the local Lincoln Heritage Council of the Boy Scouts of America. You can donate from the Council website or text SCOUT to 41444 and make an investment.

Please consider a donation to the Lincoln Heritage Council of the Boy Scouts of America on November 29th or any day this year when you have the opportunity.  If you have any questions, please contact Rick Reeve, Sr. Development Director 502.400.5558.


2016 Friends of Scouting (FOS)

In every District, the planning and execution of our council’s Family FOS Campaign is underway. What is this? Why is it important? Why should you care? These are questions that the FOS presentation itself answers. This is why we strive to conduct a presentation at EVERY Scouting program. We want every Scouting family to have an opportunity to learn and contribute.

There is of course a $ goal for our Family FOS Campaign of $245,000. Last year with the support of our families’ we exceeded our goal of $222,000.

Family FOS is one of the foundations of our local Scouting’s support. Scouting’s volunteer leaders are some of the most passionate and selfless. It is often these same leaders that not only help us schedule and conduct these presentations, but they also give generously to the campaign. This is not surprising. Those that believe in Scouting often contribute with their time, talent, and also their treasure.

We need our families that BELIEVE and SUPPORT Scouting to participate and consider a personal contribution to FOS in 2016.

We would like to schedule a presentation in every Scouting program to provide every family the opportunity to contribute. Our council’s Camps, Scout Service Center & Shops, Summer Camps, Day Camps, Financial Assistance Programs, Adult and Youth Trainings, Scouting for Special Needs, & Disabilities Programs, and every other Scouting program and young person we serve is dependent on the support of FOS

We need to not only sustain, but with our families support of FOS grow every aspect of Scouting in 2016!




Annually our council is regarded nationally as one of the strongest and most viable within the Scouting program. Serving 64 counties touching 4 states our Council’s Friends of Scouting Campaign is a driving force as the single largest source of revenue for our Council Operations. From our 5 Scout Shop locations, 4 council camps, adult leader trainings, summer camps, and special events/activities for our Scouts - your direct support is the single largest contributor in our Council’s budget. Larger than United Way, Popcorn, Camp Card Sales, and Camping/Activity revenue.

This support is needed in 2016 to help us be even more successful and your unit’s participation is appreciated.

In 2016 our Council will provide every Scouting unit that supports, schedules, conducts, and contributes to Family FOS FREE BADGES OF RANK for your youth. Also, our Troops supporting FOS will have their Eagle kits provided at a 50% discount.

We would like every unit to designate a FOS coordinator to work with us to make sure the presentation works within your meeting schedule and is the best it can beIf you have not scheduled your presentation please contact your District Executive/Scout Office or CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE USING AN ONLINE FORM.


New in 2016 an option to contribute to FOS using your phone!

Text: Merit to 41444 and make your pledge with your Visa, MC, AmEx, or Discover


Thank you in advance for your program’s support and participation!



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 2016 Lincoln Heritage Council Popcorn Sale or to get involved, please contact:

Josh Simpson

502-361-2624 ext. 3018

Lincoln Heritage Council Social Media