October 01, 2013

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and the communities we serve   



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2241 Woodland Ave.
Cleveland, OH. 44115
Phone: 216-861-6060
FAX: 216-861-3431
Hours: Monday-Friday,
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


2241 Woodland Ave.
Cleveland, OH. 44115
Phone: 216-274-0814
FAX: 216-274-0816
Hours: Monday-Friday,
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Popcorn Sale has Begun in a Big Way!
It is exciting to hear the success stories from so many units about this year's popcorn sale! These successes will be the foundation of the funding necessary to provide the youth of our Council program over the coming year.
This success may bring the need for additional product. The new Transfer Form & Additional Popcorn Order Form are available on-line.

Drive Up for Scouting this October 19th!

The Greater Cleveland Council has an ongoing partnership with the Insurance Auto Auctions Company to accept donations of vehicles, RV's, and boats throughout the year.  The donated vehicles are then sold at an auction and a large percentage of the funds are donated back to the Council. The donor receives a tax benefit for the auction price.

So consider that aging vehicle or boat in your possession.  Is it worth storing for another year or fixing one more time?  Consider that it might be time to turn it into some cash for the Scouting organization and derive a tax benefit for yourself.  Plus clean out an area of your yard or garage for more useful items!

 We can accept vehicles any day of the year by simply visiting the website www.onecarhelpsscouts.com or calling 1-855-272-1227 to make your arrangements today!

To help expand this idea and focus the potential we are also holding a one day drop off at the Scout Office.

On Saturday, October 19th, you can drive up your old vehicle and drop it off in our Council parking lot.  From 9:00am to 3:00 pm the Auction Managers and Staff will be on hand to process all paperwork on the spot and have your vehicle towed away.  Look for more details in the upcoming month to remind you and those you might know to consider turning their old unwanted vehicles into cash for Scouts.

 Information            Contact Council


Pinewood Derby Rules of the Road/Safe Kids Day - Oct 26, 2013
Courtesy of O'Brien Chevrolet

A great event for Packs & Dens!

Activities for all packs/dens to participate in:
 How to contact On Star in case of an emergency
 Tour of the Service Department; opportunity to see the specific parts of a car/truck
 Safe Kids buckle up program
 Good decisions in and around vehicles.

For Den Leaders!

You will receive a Pinewood Derby kit for every youth application that was submitted to the Council Office during the month of September.
These Pinewood Derby kits will be available for you or a pack designee to pick up at the Pinewood Derby Rules of the Road/Safe Kids Day.



18th Annual Central Region Area 4 Training Conference - Oct 5, 2013

Plan to attend the 18th Annual Central Region Area 4 Training Conference. The 2013 Conference will highlight continuing our journey, building strategic pillars in our continuing effort to support Scouting in America.

A wide variety of training sessions will be offered to prepare your Council and District Leaders and Professional Staff for this journey to take Scouting to new heights. Additionally, Council Presidents, Commissioners and Finance Officers will hold their meetings at this time.

Our Conference provides a unique opportunity to share ideas and network with other Scouters in Area 4 to embrace our goal of better serving America's youth.

Conference Information

Cub Haunted Weekends- Oct  11-13 & Oct 18-20, 2013

This October you and your Cub Scouts will have a hauntingly good time at Cub Haunted WeekendsYou can choose from two weekends -- October 11-13, 2013 or October 18-20, 2013.

Friday night campers may arrive anytime between 6 PM - 9 PM and participate in limited Cub Haunted activities.  Saturday's activities will include Pumpkin Chuck'n, BB Guns, Archery, Giant Slide, Cub COPE, Candle Making, Hay Ride, Haunted House, and what a better way to top off the day but with a Campfire!!! 

Cub Haunted will be an overnight campout for Cub Scouts and their families (BSA Family Camping rules apply) at Beaumont Scout Reservation in Rock Creek, Ohio. 

Cost for the weekend is $80.00 for the Scout and an adult partner. See attached flyer for additional pricing information. This will include all the games and crafts, dinner, breakfast, and a t-shirt for everyone.  

So get your costume ready, grab your tent, sleeping bag and flashlight and join the fun at Cub Haunted Weekend!!!

Haunted Flyer/Registration   Cub Haunted Parents Guide  (Updated 9/25/13)

Boy Scout Cold Weather Camping Training

The Greater Cleveland Council is offering this training to help support District  Klondikes and assist troops in their cold-weather camping skills.

Session 1 includes physical preparation, first aid and emergency procedures, proper clothing, shelter and shelter building,

Session 2 includes food and water, sanitation practices, methods of travel in snow, making equipment, and cooking.

Cold Weather Camping Training


Greater Cleveland Council B.S.A.
2241 Woodland Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115