There will be a new trail program at Firelands Scout Reservation this summer. This program includes new maps and activities for each of the 5 trails at FSR, and new awards that will be available for completing each stage of the program. These awards are intended for both youth and adult hikers who complete the requirements listed HERE. The requirements for these hikes are progressive. If a Scout follows the recommended order, that Scout will gradually be introduced to more and more advanced features of the Scouting program. Scouts are encouraged to enjoy the trails at Firelands, whether working on requirements for these or other awards or taking a casual hike. Scouts are reminded that there are many hiking related requirements that can be completed on the trails at FSR, including Second Class requirement 1b (the OA trail is 5 miles long) and Hiking merit badge requirement 5 (by chaining numerous trails together).
Council Service Center Move Information
First tentative day of business at Mansfield Service Center - May 1, 2015
For more information, please check out the documents below, where you can see the various supporting documents that show why the move is the right for our council at this time.
Please stay tuned for more information!
Please update your contact info and mailing address wth our new information:
3 North Main Street, Suite 303, Mansfield, OH 44902
In the Richland Bank Building on the the 3rd floor
Summer camp is a great chance for your Scouts to experience the "outing" in Scouting. They will have lots of opportunities to learn new skills, earn exciting merit badges, and make new friends! Make sure you get your copy of the Camp Wyandot Leader's Guide here so you'll know what's going on, and so that you can get them signed up for the time of their life!
The leader's guide for Cub Scout Resident Camp is also available! To get your copy so you can be prepared to get your Scouts to camp, click here! And what is more fun than taking your Scouts out to camp to enjoy the summer and the great "World of Fun" which is Cub Scouts! Rico Hurley the Cub Scout Resident Camp Program Director, and Laura Lyster the Firelands Reservation Director have been working hard to make sure your Scouts will have a great time this summer!
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We only have three remaining spots for Scouts interested in going to Florida SeaBase July 25-31, 2015 for the Coral Reef Sailing trek. In this High Adventure, you will spend your time living aboard a sailboat with your crew sailing, fishing, and snorkeling the Florida Keys. Total for the Sea Base adventure is $1500. If interested, please complete THIS FORM and return with payment to the Council Office as soon as possible to be one of the few to experience this unique High Adventure!
Please find attached the Unit leader application for the World Scout Jamboree. The national office and region staff are in the process of identifying individuals that would like to serve as unit leaders for the 2015 World Scout Jamboree in Japan. Interviews will be held in various locations around the region during the months of February and March, 2014. We do not want to miss
Today training is just as important as ever, as we all want to deliver the best,safest, and most meaningful Scouting experience as possible to every Scout. We often say “Every Boy Deserves a Trained Leader” and with good reason when leaders are trained, they:
- Better understand their position and their role in the unit.
- Help Scouts advance by knowing the BSA programs.
- Get a big picture view of the unit, the council, and Scouting.
- Ensure safe activities by knowing BSA policies and guidelines.
- Have more fun and feel empowered in their position!
With this being said:
Do you know if your training records are up to date?