Buckeye Council

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Buckeye Council
Buckeye Council CSP.png
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters 2301 13th Street NW Canton, OH 44708
Location Ohio
Country United States
Coordinates 40°48′42.7″N 81°23′55.7″W / 40.811861°N 81.398806°W / 40.811861; -81.398806Coordinates: 40°48′42.7″N 81°23′55.7″W / 40.811861°N 81.398806°W / 40.811861; -81.398806
President Scott Allen
Council Commissioner Tom Hughes
Scout Executive David Truax
Scouting portal

The Buckeye Council is a local council of the Boy Scouts of America that serves Ohio and parts of northern West Virginia.


The council headquarters is in Canton, Ohio and is administered through five districts:


Canton Council #436
founded 1918
Wayne County #465
founded 1919
Massillon Council #462
founded 462
Tuscarawas Council
founded 1920
Massillon and Tuscarawas Counties Council #462
merged 1922
Salem Council #455
founded 1922
Central Stark County #436
renamed 1923
Alliance Council #434
founded 1923
Tuscarawas and Western Stark Area Council #462
renamed 1923
North Columbiana County #455
renamed 1923
Western Stark and Northern Tuscarawas Counties Council #462
renamed 1925
Columbiana County Council #455
renamed 1926
Canton Area Council #436
renamed 1927
Tuscarawas and Western Stark Area Council #462
renamed 1926
Canton Area Council #436
merged 1928
Fort Laurens Area Council #462
renamed 1929
Canton Area Council #436
merged 1930
Massillon #462
renamed 1930
McKinley Area Council #436
renamed 1932
Buckeye Area Council #462
renamed 1953
Columbiana Council #455
renamed 1953
Buckeye Council #436
merged 1958
Buckeye Council #436
merged 1991


Buckeye Council runs three council camps - Seven Ranges Scout Reservation, Camp McKinley, and Camp Rodman. When the Buckeye Area Council merged with McKinley Area Council merged, Camp Buckeye and Tuscazoar were operated by the Buckeye Council until 1978 when Camp Buckeye was closed and sold. When Camp Tuscazoar was outgrown, the camp was closed in 1986 and Seven Ranges Scout Reservation was opened in 1987.

Seven Ranges Scout Reservation[edit]

Seven Ranges Scout Reservation
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Frank G. Hoover dining hall and parade grounds before flag raising
Location Kensington, Ohio
Founded 1987

Seven Ranges Scout Reservation is a Scout reservation in Kensington, Ohio known for its Pipestone Camp Honor Program. The Reservation is composed of Camp Algonkin, Camp Calumet, Camp Akela and Turkey Ridge.

The Pipestone Camp Honor Program was founded in Camp Tuscazoar, Zoar, Ohio in the summer of 1926 by George M. Deaver, Scout Executive of the Council; C. L. Riley, a teacher at Canton McKinley High School, who was serving as Camp Director at the time; I. W. Delp, Principal of Lehman High School in Canton; and Charles E. Mills, a Scouter who was skilled in theatrical production. The program sought to reward Scouts who excelled in advancement and Scouting spirit while at the camp. The Native Americans of the Tuscarawas valley inspired the ceremonies of the program. The success of the program led its founders to set it as a five year series, which was the average number of summer camps attended by a Scout in the late 1920s. Scouts are required to complete the program for five years to earn the highest level Pipestone token.

Camp McKinley[edit]

Camp McKinley has been owned and operated by various Councils with the Boy Scouts of America since 1934. The camp is located in Columbiana County, just outside the city of Lisbon, Ohio. Camp McKinley currently occupies approximately 196 acres (0.8 km2) and is operated by the Buckeye Council as an off season camp.

From 1952 to 1991, the Columbiana Council operated Camp McKinley as its full time summer camp. The Stone Mansion, known as the McKinley Homestead, became the home of the camp ranger, and is located at the entrance of camp. In 1991, with the merger of Columbiana and Buckeye Council, Camp McKinley was closed as a Boy Scout summer camp in favor of newly built Seven Ranges Scout Reservation. In 1997 Buckeye Council began operating the Scaroyadii Trail (named for the Order of the Arrow Lodge of the dissolved Columbiana Council). This 18-mile (29 km) trail between Seven Ranges and McKinley follows portions of U.S. Route 30 and the abandoned Sandy Beaver Canal.

Camp Rodman[edit]

Camp Rodman is a small camp on the outskirts of Alliance Ohio owned by the Rodman Foundation but operated and maintained by the Buckeye Council.

Order of the Arrow[edit]

Sipp-O Lodge #377 is the Order of the Arrow Lodge that supports the council.


External links[edit]

  • [1]- Buckeye Council Official Webpage
  • [2] - Buckeye Council Official Facebook page
  • [3]- Hetuck District Official Webpage
  • [4]- Hetuck District Official Facebook page
  • [5]- Tuskegee District Official Webpage
  • [6]- Killbuck District Official Webpage
  • [7]- Sandy Beaver District Official Webpage
  • [8]- Netawotwes District Official Webpage
  • [9] - The Official 7Ranges Webpage
  • [10]- 7Ranges Official Facebook page