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Order of the Arrow Leadership

Toby Hoy

Lodge Adviser
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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, the GPS unit of a young Jedi, Toby-Wan Kenobi suffered a catastrophic malfunction, and he made a wrong turn in the deserts of Tatooine while evading a group of Tusken Raiders, and ended up as a Cub Scout in North Canton’s Pack 1.  After embracing the blue side, he turned to the khaki side and began his Padawan training under the tutelage of a wise and old Jedi Master in Troop 1.  During his Jedi training, he achieved the rank of Life, earned his 5th-year Pipestone Camp Honor Award, canoed the waterways of the French River Basin from the Tinnerman Canoe Base in Canada, and served on the Summer Camp Staff at Seven Ranges Scout Reservation.


Once the student had become the master, the young Jedi Knight served as an Assistant Scoutmaster in Troop 1 for four years.  While still on sabbatical from Coruscant he serves the Buckeye Council as the Order of the Arrow Lodge Adviser for Sipp-O Lodge #377, sits on both the Council Executive Board and the ScoutReach Advisory Committee, is the Buckeye Council Alumni Camp Stewardship Chair, and has served on Summer Camp staff as a volunteer since 1992 in myriad of positions. 


Previously he served as the Buckeye Council Good-Turn Coordinator for four years, the Westark District Popcorn Chairman for two years and then the Westark (nka Hetuck) District Chairman for another eight years, serving on the Council’s Executive Board during the same time.  During a brief detour to Dagobah, he served the Greater Los Angeles Area Council as the Golden Eagle District Roundtable Commissioner and an Associate Lodge Adviser for Tuku’ut Lodge #33. 


Another of a Jedi’s duties is to train others, and our Jedi is more than willing to do so.  He is a past Chairman of the Buckeye Council Training Committee and has instructed at the Baden Powell Institute, University of Scouting, Pow-Wow, College of Cub Scouting, College of Commissioner Science, National Camp School, Trainer’s EDGE, BALOO, OWL, ALT-C, Conclave, staffed five Wood Badge courses, and many others. 


Our Jedi Master has been awarded the Scouter’s Training Award, the Scouter’s Key, the District Award of Merit, the Hetuck Award, the Ranger Bob Award, the Dan Beard Award, the W.D. Boyce New-Unit Organizer Award, the BSA Speakers Bank award, and the Silver Beaver.  He is also a James E. West Fellow, an Order of the Arrow Legacy Fellow, Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow, and earned his Wood Badge beads as a member of the Eagle patrol from course C-22-10.


Professionally, Darth Toby is the Director of National Operations for Residential Bancorp and a Senior Instructor at Tuxedo Training.  He volunteers his other hour per week with both SCAR and WCR serving on the Programs & Education Committee, the Professional Services Committee, and the Have a Heart Benefit Committee, which has raised over $1,000,000.00 for local housing agencies. In 2014, he was honored as the SCAR Instructor of the Year and was proud to be a 2016 recipient of Achievements in Excellence Award from the National Sales & Marketing Executives Association.

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