Simon Kenton Council is fortunate to have many partners in the community that help make Scouting better for our families. Through these partnerships, we are able to provide our Scouts special experiences and discounts. Check out our community partnerships to learn more.
Doing service projects together is one way that Scouts keep their promise “to help other people.” While a Scout should do his best to help other people every day, a group service project is a bigger way to help people. While you’re giving service, you’re learning to work together with others to do something that’s good for your community. Check out the service projects our Scouts are doing in the community in the community service page.
Ohio State Fair
The Ohio State Fair is Scouting’s largest public engagement in the year. With a hands-on presence in the Youth Center, the Boy Scout new Adventure Summit experience lets families from across the state learn about what Scouting has to offer in their communities.
Check out the latest news and information related to three areas of Scouting’s outdoor adventure experience: climbing/rappelling, canoeing and shooting sports.
Order of the Arrow
The Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s national honor society. Designed to recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and through that recognition cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition, the OA promotes camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential components of every Scout’s experience, in the unit, year-round, and in summer camp. The OA develops leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our Brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) have long been at the forefront of Scouting’s programs. With more than 30 merit badges comprised of STEM-related components, Scouts are learning the importance of STEM education to keep them competitive in the global workforce for years to come.
The BSA offers two programs designed specifically for the teenage audience. Venturing is the Boy Scouts of America’s co-ed high adventure, leadership development program. The Exploring program is designed to give high schoolers the opportunity to learn about potential career paths in a hands-on and engaging environment through partnerships with local businesses and organizations.