• Welcome
  • Popcorn Sale
  • The Legacy
  • Membership


The council offices and Scout Shop are still located at Camp Miakonda.
We haven’t moved into our new offices yet.

Please pass this along to all your adult leaders and parents.


Welcome to the Erie Shores Council BSA website! 



Click on the above link to learn more about Scouting!
Review the tabs across the top of the page to find the level of Scouting that best fits your child's age or grade. Each tab will provide more information about that Scouting program.
Once you have found the appropriate program level for your child, enter your address to find a unit near you.


BSA MEMBERSHIP FEE INCREASING TO $24 PER YEAR

One Car One Difference

Donate your car

Give us your contact information - you do not have to be the vehicle's title holder to serve as our contact.

Tell us about your donation vehicle - information like year, make, model, and approximate mileage is required. We'll also ask whether or not you are in possession of the vehicle's title.

If you have questions or want to donate a car by phone please call 855-272-1227

 


 

Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?

 


Partners for Clean Streams Phase 1 complete!

If you would like to view the progress, please check our Facebook Page regularly or you may look from the top of the hill near the Jake the Goose Memorial.

Camp Miakonda is physically loated at 5600 W Sylvania Ave, Toledo, Ohio 43623.

Due to many activities throughout the Summer at Camp Miakonda, please review the dates when you will be able to drive into camp here.

Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30am-5:30pm
Scout Shop Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm, Thursday: 10:00-7:00pm, Saturday: 9:00am-Noon

While we await the construction of the new Service Center (Check out The Legacy) at the front of the property, the Scout Shop Store will be temporarily located in the Ford Center at Camp Miakonda along with the Registration/Advancement and Camp/Program Departments. Administration services and Popcorn/Special Events will be in Rotary Cabin. Our phone and fax numbers, as well as all email addresses, remain the same. Click here for a map on how to enter the camp. Please drive SLOWLY through camp...keep an eye out for wildlife & Scouts!

The Erie Shores Council provides outstanding Scouting programs to the youth of Northwest Ohio in Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Wood and eastern Fulton Counties.  Programs are operated by age levels mixing lots of fun together with outdoor activities.

Tiger Cubs - A first-grade boy joins along with an adult family member for at-home activities plus a monthly event with other Tiger Cub boys and adults.
Cub Scouts - Games, crafts, sports, skills, camping—it’s all here in this neighborhood– and family– centered program for boys in second through fifth grades. 
Boy Scouts - While delivering on the promise of outdoor adventure, Boy Scouting places emphasis on leadership, values, service, and lifetime skills.  Special opportunities include summer camp, national and international jamborees, and trips to high adventure bases.
Venturing - A youth development program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the 8th grade) through 20 years of age whose purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.

We have a full service Scout Shop with a wide variety of Scouting items and are the proud owner of two of the finest camps that have been consistently honored with top ratings.   The camps have full time resident rangers, archery ranges, BB gun and rifle ranges, obstacle courses, COPE courses, activity fields, rappelling towers, canoes, rowboats, sailboats, and many other exciting things for boys to experience and learn about.  Check out the Camping section and link into an adventure!

Once again, welcome to Scouting in Northwest Ohio! 

2012 Annual Report

Erie Shores Council Plan For Success - Prepared. For Life.

Privacy Policy

To obtain a copy of the most recent Council financial statements and/or Executive Board Directory, please email your request to erieshores@bsamail.org. To view data of the Erie Shores Council, BSA, go to www.guidestar.org. Guidestar is a nonprofit agency that collects and publishes data (Tax Returns, IRS Form 990) of all charities nationwide.

25th Annual Popcorn Sale

Popcorn tins are back!! Our goal has been, and always will be, to consistently craft the best popcorn possible with great attention to detail and quality. The experience and talent of our team has allowed us to develop an amazing product line for the Erie Shores Council.

This year's sale is made up of many outstanding decorative tins filled with a tantalizing blend of flavors that are sure to get your mouth watering. All of the tin designs are handpicked using artists such as Terry Redlin, Currier & Ives, and Norman Rockwell. Each is filled with flavors like Jalapeno Cheese, a hot twist on an oldfashioned favorite; Caramel Corn, a rich and buttery classic; Mud Puddles, caramel corn and peanuts in a rich creamy fudge; and Sea Salt Splash, fudged dipped caramel carn with a splash of sea salt. We are also excited for the return of the NFL Cleveland Browns tin and a NCAA Ohio State University tin. So, strap yourselves in for a great 2013 Popcorn Sale!

Sale Forms and Important Documents:

2013 Popcorn Kickoff Flyer

New Kernel Training Presentation (PDF)

2013 Leader Guidebook

Take Order Form

Show & Sell Order Form

Order Form with item descriptions

Take to Work Flyer

Popcorn Prize Instructions for Online Orders

Winner's Circle Prizes and Selling Tips

Pack Prize Order Form

Troop Prize Order Form

BGSU Fundraiser Incentives

 

 

Centennial Leadership Center

The Legacy Campaign: Building Honor for the Future

See photos from the Groundbreaking!

A set of 4 limited edition Council Shoulder Strips (CSPs) that coincide with the The Legacy Campaign are now available!! Check out the patches here! CSP's are available for purchase in the Scout Shop. Hurry, only 100 sets are available!

Nearly 1 million youth in Northwest Ohio have benefitted from Scouting programs since 1910. Today, one of every five youth in Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky and Wood Counties is involved in Scouting.

A power point presentation explaining and outlining the campaign to build and create the new Centennial Leadership Center is being shared with Scouters around the council area.

You can preview the presentation here.

Council President Hal Munger's Letter to Board Members & Scouters

The Legacy Campaign: Building Honor for the Future Pledge Form

Current Progress Report: February 26, 2014

 

ONE OATH AND LAW
On October 17, 2012 the National BSA’s Executive Board approved a resolution to use the Scout Oath and Scout Law in the Cub Scout and Venturing programs. Specifically, the changes approved are as follows:

Cub Scouts:

  • Adopt the Scout Oath and Scout Law for use in the Cub Scout program, retiring the Cub Scout Promise.
  • Revise the Core Values of Cub Scouts to align exactly with the 12 points of the Scout Law.
  • Retire the Law of the Pack, while maintaining the concept of “Akela” as leader.
  • Maintain the current Cub Scout motto, sign, salute, and handshake.

Venturing:

  • Retire the Venturing Oath, Code, sign, and salute .
  • Adopt the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout sign, and Scout salute.
  • Engage the task force and National Youth Cabinet to determine whether Venturing should have a differentiating motto/slogan or adopt “Be Prepared.”

These changes will become effective with the release of youth handbooks and leader aids supporting this and other changes related to Strategic Plan Goal 411, approximately Januaary 1, 2014, for Venturing-related changes and May 15, 2015, for Cub Scout- and Boy Scout-related changes. Changes to publications, websites, and other materials should NOT be initiated based on this article. Those will be handled based on the previously stated timing and will be initiated by the task forces working on the respective programs.

 

Journey to Excellence - You can now enter your service hours at www.scouting.org/awards/journeytoexcellence . Look for the “Service Project” area of the screen.  There you can find the link to log your hours, information for first time users, ideas and tips for a successful service project, and sample reports that can be pulled by your council administrator. To enter your service hours click on “service hours website.” Choose “New User Click Here” or enter in your existing username and password. Users can still use www.goodturnforamerica and they will be redirected to the new data collection site. If you have any questions, please contact the national service desk at  1-972-580-2267 for volunteers.
Volunteers with a MyScouting account can also reach the Journey to Excellence service hour website by clicking on the Journey to Excellence Information link on the left side of the screen in the “Council Tools” section. Once they click the link they will be directed to www.scouting.org/awards/journeytoexcellence and can follow the same procedures as listed above.

- Crew

- District

- Troop

- Pack

Journey To Excellence Webinars

 

Here are links to the Pack Planning Folder and the New Cub Scout Den Leader Kits for you to download.

Also available online are:

Sample Letter to Parents of a Former Scout

What is a Cub Scout Recruiting Presentation?

Council guide for a New-Boy Outdoor Event

Suggested Letter to a School Superintendent

Round-Up Coordinator's Checklist

Press Release Strategies

Agenda for a Cub Scout Recruiting Presentation

Sample Letter to Parents or Message to Parents from Cubmaster

Additional Promotion Ideas

Scouting Participation Questionnaire

Marketing Timeline

Sample Letter to Parents or Message to Parents

 


Erie Shores Council welcomes Ed Caldwell as our new Scout Executive effective February 15, 2012! More Information here!

United Way Community Investments

The United Way has released their 2011-2012 community investments.  They have once again generously allocated $85,000 towards our Scoutreach program.  This investment in our program is the same as the past year, and will allow our team of program staff to continue to deliver a high quality program to youth in the center city, and other economically disadvantaged areas of our community.  As we continue to grow our Scoutreach program, BSA board members are encouraged to visit one of our many program sites, or events conducted at Camp Miakonda or throughout the community. For more information about the Scoutreach program, please visit their website.

JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE SERVICE HOURS--You can now enter your service hours at www.scouting.org/awards/journeytoexcellence . Look for the “Service Project” area of the screen.  There you can find the link to log your hours, information for first time users, ideas and tips for a successful service project, and sample reports that can be pulled by your council administrator. To enter your service hours click on “service hours website.” Choose “New User Click Here” or enter in your existing username and password. Users can still use www.goodturnforamerica and they will be redirected to the new data collection site. If you have any questions, please contact the national service desk at  1-972-580-2267 for volunteers.
Volunteers with a MyScouting account can also reach the Journey to Excellence service hour website by clicking on the Journey to Excellence Information link on the left side of the screen in the “Council Tools” section. Once they click the link they will be directed to www.scouting.org/awards/journeytoexcellence and can follow the same procedures as listed above.

Tour Plans for Trips - Descriptions and Requirements

Online forms at http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/680-014_fillable.pdf

CLEAN STREAMS GRANT

On Friday, November 12, 2010 Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur announced  Partners for Clean Streams has been awarded a highly competitive $1.36 million Great Lakes Restoration Grant  for Habitat Restoration at Camp Miakonda.  The press conference was held near Lake Sawyer and the Activities Field at Camp Miakonda.

Camp Miakonda and Lake Sawyer are adjacent to the upper Ottawa River. By increasing wetland habitat, reducing the stream erosion, and diversifying the habitat near and adjacent to the river, PCS is providing a better chance for the animals, fish, and bugs to thrive in healthier habitats, both in the river and in the forested adjacent areas. In the years to come, this restored area will be used as an amazing outdoor classroom for Scouts and their families to learn about the natural environment and enjoy experiencing outdoor adventures in and around Lake Sawyer once again.

The Partners for Clean Streams’ (PCS) project will restore at least 10 acres of wetland, 30 acres of associated upland habitat and 1200 linear feet of sediment erosion bank stabilization along the Ottawa River, at the 157 acre Boy Scout Camp.

In addition to the grant, the Army Corp of Engineers is working with PCS on a Habitat Restoration Master Plan.

Already, the concept plans are complete and the surveying and final design to be completed over the winter, accelerating the planning and positioning the project for timely implementation in the fall of 2011.

For the lastest information on this project, click here.

 

Council Calendar
For a list of upcoming events and trainings, please visit our Events Page
To make changes or additions to the calendar, please send event details to matthew.reineck@scouting.org

 

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Last Updated: April 9, 2014

Erie Shores Council | PO Box 8728 Toledo, OH 43623 | (800) 241-7293 | erieshores@bsamail.org