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The Heart of Ohio Council is located in Ashland, Ohio, an easy stop between Cleveland and Columbus. Our council covers the following 9 counties: Erie, Lorain, Huron, Wyandot, Crawford, Richland, Ashland, Marion and Morrow. The council has two camps; Camp Avery Hand located in Mansfield, Ohio and Firelands Scout Reservation, located in Wakeman, Ohio. Our goal for this website is to bring you the most up-to-date information on events and news concerning your district and the council. If you have questions or comments concerning any information on this site, please contact mhopton@bsamail.org.

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For a complete list of council staff email addresses and telephone numbers click on the “About Us” link.

The 2010 National Jamboree Adult Leader Applications are still be accepted. The deadline was October 2007, but it has been extended until March 31, 2008. Get yours sent in today.

CONGRATULATIONS HEART OF OHIO COUNCIL 2007 FAIR SHARE RECIPIENTS

SCOUTS, PARENTS AND UNIT LEADERS! SUMMER CAMP OPPORTUNITIES ARE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!
Along with our Boy Scout Summer Camp Programs at Firelands Scout Reservation, we also have two wonderful and exciting High Adventure Programs at Camp Avery Hand. We have a 2-Day High Adventure Program and a Week Long High Adventure Program. Don’t miss these exciting adventures, for more information, click on the program for a full-color brochure and reservation form.

Troop Committee Challenge Online Training. Take this exciting training online, click here for more details.

CAMP AVERY HAND

Located just outside of Mansfield, Ohio on Orweiler Rd. Come and camp at one of Ohioís finest Scout Camps. For more information on Camp Avery Hand click here!

FIRELANDS SCOUT RESERVATION

Located in Wakeman, Ohio on Gore-Orphanage Rd. For further information on availability and pricing click here.

CENTENNIAL QUALITY UNIT AWARD

The Centennial Quality Award is named in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. The new award begins in 2007 and continues until 2010. Each year that you qualify, you will receive recognition for that year. If the award is earned for four years, there will be a special distinction developed to recognize groups at all levels in 2010. The Centennial Award replaces the current Quality Unit Award and hasseveral significant changes. For more information and to download the forms click here. Commitment Form click here.

Are you trained? Check the calendar for trainings in your district. Let’s make it a goal for all districts to be 100% trained.

GOOD TURN FOR AMERICA

We know that Scouts across the nation are answering the call to service. To tell the story of how your den, pack, patrol, troop, team, crew, or ship is contributing to this effort log onto goodturnforamerica.org and select the data collection button on the left of the screen.

READY AND PREPARED

The BSA Ready & Prepared Award was developed to encourage and reward Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, and Venturing crews that incorporate safe practices while enjoying challenging activities. The award acknowledges the common sense and judgment, founded on knowledge and training, used to incorporate risk management into a unitís decision making process. It recognizes that the more responsibility individual members take for their personal health and safety, the more everyone contributes to a successful activity. Earning the award helps units focus on areas in which emphasizing risk management can help reduce fatalities and serious injury. For more information click on the award.