History of the Buckeye Council

In 1911, the first Scout Troop in the area was organized in Massillon.   A year later the first Boy Scout Troop formed in Canton.  The Buckeye Council came into existence when the McKinley Area Council (Canton) and The Massillon Area Council merged in October of 1958.  Now located in Canton, the Buckeye Council serves 9000 youth and 3000 adults in Wayne, Holmes, Stark, Tuscarawas, Carroll and Columbiana counties in Ohio and parts of Hancock County in West Virginia.

January 1, 2017 The Heart of Ohio Council gifted Johnny Appleseed Trail and Harding Area Districts to the Buckeye Council, bringing the total youth served to 10,000+ youth and 3,400+ adults in The Buckeye Council. The Buckeye Council now serves the following counties Ashland, Carroll, Columbiana, Crawford, Holmes, Marion, Morrow, Richland, Stark, Tuscarawas, Wayne, Wyandot in Ohio and parts of Hancock county in West Virginia.  


The Mission of the Buckeye Council is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.


Providing quality support services to an increasing number of youth and partner/charter organizations in our geographic area will fulfill this Mission.


The Buckeye Council - Hoover Service Center:

Office Hours:         Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

  Closed Saturday and Sunday

Telephone:  330-580-4272

Fax:         330-580-4283

Postal Address: 2301 13th Street NW, Canton, OH 44708-3157  Map it External Link

General Email: buckeye.council@scouting.org


The Mansfield Service Center:

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (closed 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm daily)

          Closed Saturday and Sunday

Telephone:         419-522-8300

Postal Address:         40 West Fourth Street, Ste. 117, Mansfield, OH 44902 Map itExternal Link


 The Marion Service Center and Scout Store:

Store Hours:    Monday - 11:30 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday - 11:30 am to 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Wednesday - 11:30 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday - 11:30 am to 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm

  Friday - 11:30 am to 6:00 pm

  Saturday - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday - Closed

Telephone: 740-389-4615 x 106

Postal Address: 1310 Mount Vernon Avenue, Marion, OH 43302 Map itExternal Link

General Email: marion.scoutshop@scouting.org


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



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