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Welcome to Scouting in the Buckeye Council!

Information about Scouting

For over 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. You are located in the Buckeye Council of the Boy Scouts of America which serves more than 10,000 youth in a six county area, including Carroll, Columbiana, Tuscarawas, Wayne, Holmes, and Stark counties. Today, these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910. Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives while having fun with friends his own age.

 

Adventure of Scouting

In Cub Scouting you'll have lots of fun, adventure, and activities with your den and pack. But there's more to it than that. Being a Cub Scout means you are a member of a worldwide youth movement that stands for certain values and beliefs. Cub Scouting is more than something to do. It's all about the boy you are and the person you will become.

What is Cub Scouts?External Link
What do Cub Scouts do? How old are they? What awards can they earn? Look here for quick answers.

Scouting ValuesExternal Link
As a Cub Scout, you do your best and you help others. You learn the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. You also learn what they mean and how to apply them in life all while having fun with friends.

The Scouting Uniform & SuppliesExternal Link
What uniform should I get?  Should I get a program book?  Look here for quick answers.  You can also call the Buckeye Council Scout Shop at 330-455-3102.

 

Join Scouting

Signing up for Scouts is easy and can be done at any time of the year!

1.  Local Sign Up Nights - Find a sign up location near you!

Did your son bring home a flyer from school and is interested in joining Scouts?  Come to your local sign up night to learn more and get him registered.  Click here for a list of local sign up spots or look on the back of his flyer.

2.  Missed the Sign Up Night? No Problem! - Find a local Cub Scout Pack near you!

Did you miss your sign up night?  No problem.  Find a local Pack near you by going to BeAScout.orgExternal Link and putting your zip code in.  It will show you a map of all of the Packs nearby and who to contact to sign up.

   

 

Safety

The safety of your child while involved in any Scouting activity is the Boy Scouts number one priority.  Scouting is all about creating fun, unique opportunities for youth in a safe, protected environment.  Scouting has been teaching proper safety techniques and preparation for over 100 years, and the BSA has created safety policies, procedures, leadership selection requirements, and established age-appropriate guidelines for all Scouting activities.

To read more about the BSA Youth Protection Guidelines, go to: http://www.scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection.aspxExternal Link


Scouting Results

Scouting provides youth with an opportunity to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence, and reinforce ethical standards. These opportunities not only help them when they are young, but also carry forward into their adult lives by improving their relationships, their work lives, their family lives, and the values by which they live.

Does Scouting Work?External Link
Tufts University recently put Scouting to the test to measure the character attributes of both Scouts and non-Scouts — all with a goal of better understanding the character development of youth as it was happening. 

Key Findings:

  • The more time kids spend in Scouting, the better the outcomes in character development
  • Those who attend meetings regularly report higher outcomes virtually across the board when compared to Scouts with lower attendance
  • Scouts are more likely to embrace positive social values than non-Scouts
  • Scouts who are more engaged in the program report higher outcomes in nearly every category

 



 


Please don't hesitate to contact your Scouting professionals with any questions you may have:

Stark County
Christopher McIntyre - 330-580-4272 ext 137
Carrie Dyer - 330-580-4272 ext 136

Canton City Schools
Mindy Fankhauser - 330-580-4272 ext 138

Columbiana County, including Alliance and Minerva
Chris Hyde - 330-904-2823

Wayne and Holmes County
Brooke Johnson- 330-580-4272 ext 134

Tuscarawas and Carroll County, Including the Sandy Valley School District
Sarah Biltz - 330-473-9872

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