Scouting and Guiding in Ohio

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Scouting in Ohio has a long history, from the 1910s to the present day, serving thousands of youth in programs that suit the environment in which they live.

Early history (1910-1950)

Recent history (1950-1990)

In 1952 the National Order of the Arrow Conference was held at Miami University.

Boy Scouting in Ohio

In the 1990s, the BSA went through a restructuring in an attempt to reduce manpower, and in several states small historic Councils were merged into a larger supercouncil. The new Simon Kenton Council is an example of such a supercouncil.

There are sixteen Boy Scouts of America local councils in Ohio.

Girl Scouts of the USA in Ohio

There are eight Girl Scout councils in Ohio.

Other Girl Scout associations in Ohio

The American Heritage Girls is a Christ centered Scouting group modeled after young women's organizations such as the Girl Scouts of the USA and the Campfire Girls, but with a Judeo-Christian focus to its philosophy and activities. It was formed in 1995 by a group of parents from West Chester Township, Butler County, Ohio.

Scouting museums in Ohio

International Scouting units in Ohio

Külföldi Magyar Cserkészszövetség Hungarian Scouting maintains four troops in Cleveland.

Scout Activities by County

Cuyahoga / Franklin / Hamilton / Lake / Lucas / Mahoning / Montgomery / Summit /