February 03, 2014

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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.
CLOSED 02/17/14

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.
OPEN 02/17/14

 Gone Home
 It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of Tom Gray.  He expired on January, 31, 2014, at approximately 3:30 pm at the Cleveland Clinic.  Our beloved Tom passed from this world surrounded by his son Jon and two granddaughters Danielle and Noelmarie. 

 This is the end of an era.  Thomas J. Gray, Eagle Scout, was the ultimate servant-leader, an 85-year active Scouting veteran and a true Scouting legend.  He belongs to the ages now and will be forever loved, but never forgotten.

 In 2010, Tom Gray was the honoree for the Greater Cleveland Council Class of Eagle Scouts. For that dinner, Tom shared some of his thoughts in a short video, that we would like to share.

Greater Cleveland Council Annual Meeting and Recognition Luncheon
 The Greater Cleveland Council announces that it's 2014 Annual Meeting will be   held on March 22, 2014 at the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center at 11:30am. The Cuyahoga Valley Career Center is located at 8001 Brecksville Rd. in Brecksville, Ohio. The meeting will be followed by the Council Appreciation & Distinguished Awards Luncheon  from Noon till 1:30pm. For information and registration, please click here!

 Maple Syrup Camp- February 22 & March 8, 2014

 Come learn about how Maple Syrup is made and what makes it so special. Everyone loves Maple Syrup on their pancakes, but do you know how it is made, and why it is so expensive? It takes 43 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of Maple Syrup. Different types of trees produce different kinds and flavors of sap which changes the taste of the syrup. For information and registration please use the attached links.

 Meet the Camp Director Evenings- February 26 & March 19, 2014

 Come spend an evening and learn what makes Beaumont Scout Reservation SIZZLE for Boy Scout Summer Camp in 2014 with Carl Boyles our Camp Director and Phil Williams Program Director. Their innovative approach to B.S. Summer Camp has made Beaumont Scout Reservation the premier camp for Scouts new & older.

 New Merit Badges & Program offerings will be discussed so your troop can properly prepare for camp this summer. If your troop is not planning on attending Beaumont Summer Camp, we encourage you to come as well, so that will have the opportunity to compare our camp to your troop's expectations this summer. Info/Registration

 New Eagle Scout Scholarship Opportunity

 Besides the G.C.C. Eagle Scout Association, Bayless, and Appel Scholarships this year there are two additional opportunities:

  • Thomas J. Gray Eagle Scout Scholarship for Cleveland State University (4 years; up to 50% of tuition/year) 2/28 deadline
  • Thomas J. Gray Eagle Scout Scholarship for Case Western Reserve Univ. (4 years; up to 50% of tuition /year) 2/28 deadline

 Detailed information can be found in the attached document.

Friends of Scouting Unit Presentations

 If your unit has not scheduled a FOS Presentation, now is the time to do it. With the cost of over $200 per scout it is important that every unit share in the responsibility of  making this campaign a success. This campaign is one of the ways that our Council funds it's activities rather than charging a local membership fee. The membership fee that is paid annually goes to National and not to cover any local costs. Why not take a moment and schedule a time with Heather McMillian either by e-mail with the link or by telephone at 216.458.8911.

Camp Card Kick off Meeting

 Are you looking for a way to make Summer Camp, Day Camp, or CS Camps more affordable? We have the solution! Become involved in the Greater Cleveland Council Camp Card Program! It's simple easy, and no risk for your scout!

 The Camp Card program allows each Scout to simply sell a $5 card that contains over $84.00 of savings at places that you and everyone around you probably frequents right now. Businesses such as Dick's Sporting Goods, Regal Cinemas, Burger King, Wendy's, just to name a few. Here is the exciting part....


 The Kick off meeting is February 5, 2014 at 6:30pm at the GCC Service Center!


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