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Caribbean and Icleand International Jamboree Nominations-Feb. 15th

The BSA would like to send contingents who represent geographical diversity. Contingents will be formed with Scouts and Scout leaders from all over the country, not just from one troop/crew in the same council. In order to qualify for a BSA Contingent, Scouts and Scout Leaders must be nominated to the International Department by their Council International…

Mad River Mountain Ski Day

Join us at Ohio’s winter playground! There are multiple packages available to best fit your family and start at only $20! Register before February 18th for the best deal! 1000 Snow Valley Rd, Zanesfield, OH 43360 Times Vary Depending on Package Selection Contact Mary Fisher with questions or more information. See flyer for registration form.

Merit Badge Super Saturday

Don’t miss a great opportunity to earn a wide variety of merit badges at Merit Badge Super Saturday this Saturday! Date:  February 8, 2014 Location: 1001 Doherty Rd, Galloway Cost: FREE* More Information: http://scouts.mbsupersaturday.org * This event is free to all Scouts. Those who feel so inclined are invited to contribute a $5 (or more) donation to…

Get Ready for University of Scouting!

Check out the council’s University of Scouting page to help you get ready for the ultimate adult leader’s training day! This event is a great way to get program ideas and take classes to keep your Scouting knowledge and skills sharp. Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014 Location: Westerville Central High School, 7118 Mount Royal Ave. Westerville, OH 43082

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

2014 is the start of a great new year. We invite you to check out the Council Calendar to see all of the activities that are coming up. In the next few months there will be many merit badge and belt loop opportunities.  There will also be fun events like the Maple Syrup Festival, Thunderbase,…

From Our Family To Yours…

Thanksgiving is a time for being grateful for what we have and spending time with our families. The Simon Kenton Council hopes this Thanksgiving brings you and your family together with a renewed sense of love. We will take the time during this holiday season to spend quality time with our families as the offices…

Recharter Clinics and Information

The recharter deadline will be here before you know it and Simon Kenton Council is ready to assist you along the way! Commissioners and professional staff will be on hand to explain and assist you with every step of the process during upcoming re-charter clinics. Once completed, you can also utilize these workshops to submit…

Keeping Our Scouts Safe and Healthy

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT TASTING KITS AND FOOD ALLERGIES The health and safety of our Scouts and Scouting families is of the utmost importance.  Please be aware that the only items included in the sample tasting kits that are manufactured in a “nut free” environment are microwave butter, butter lite and kettle corn unpopped. Every other…

Important Membership Fee Information

The BSA National Council announced last week that registration fees for youth and adult members of the Boy Scouts of America will increase from $15 to $24 per year, effective on January 1, 2014. This will impact all of the Simon Kenton Council, beginning with a majority of packs, troops, teams and crews with charter…

A Preview of Summit Center at the National Jamboree

It’s the day before thousands of troops arrive at the BSA’s National Jamboree at The Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.  I had the privilege of taking a preview media tour with members of the military who will also be serving as media escorts during the Jamboree.  The experience was incredible!  Let me share… Summit…