Simon Kenton Council

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Simon Kenton Council
Simon Kenton Council CSP.png
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Columbus, Ohio
Location Ohio and Kentucky
Country United States
Coordinates 40°5′11″N 82°58′52″W / 40.08639°N 82.98111°W / 40.08639; -82.98111
Founded 1994
President Scott Moore
Council Commissioner Steve DeNunzio
Scout Executive Jeff Moe
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The Simon Kenton Council (#441) is a Boy Scouts of America council created in 1994 that serves members of the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Exploring and in-school programs in central and southern Ohio, and northern Kentucky. The council is divided into eleven districts with headquarters in Columbus, Ohio and additional service centers located in Chillicothe and Portsmouth, Ohio. Simon Kenton Council is part of Area 4 of the Central Region, and is named in honor of frontiersman Simon Kenton.


The Council serves 22,934 youth across its five key programs.[1] Simon Kenton Council is divided into eleven districts:


Columbus Council #441
founded 1910
Lancaster Council #445
founded 1917
Pickaway Council
founded 1919
Newark Council #451
founded 1919
Portsmouth Council #457
founded 1915
Fairfield County Council #445
renamed 1922
Chillicothe Council #437
founded 1921
Licking County Council #451
renamed 1922
Scioto County Council #457
renamed 1923
Lawrence County Council #450
founded 1923
Columbus Council #441
merged 1929
Scioto County Council #457
merged 1929
Central Ohio Council #441
renamed 1930
Scioto Area Council #457
renamed 1931
Chief Logan Council #464
founded 1944
Central Ohio Council #441
merged 1987
Simon Kenton Council #441
merged January 1, 1994


Simon Kenton Council operates six camps. Camp Lazarus (40°13.988′N 83°2.713′W / 40.233133°N 83.045217°W / 40.233133; -83.045217), located in Delaware, Ohio, is the home of the summer Cub Scout resident camp. Chief Logan Reservation (39°12.655′N 82°44.221′W / 39.210917°N 82.737017°W / 39.210917; -82.737017), located in Ray, Ohio, and Camp Falling Rock (40°10.494′N 82°18.555′W / 40.174900°N 82.309250°W / 40.174900; -82.309250), located in Newark, Ohio, feature two Boy Scout summer camps. Camp Oyo (38°43′33″N 83°9′9″W / 38.72583°N 83.15250°W / 38.72583; -83.15250), located in Portsmouth, Ohio, hosts a high adventure camp. Each camp also hosts numerous activities throughout the year. Camp Otter Run (40°18.726′N 83°36.985′W / 40.312100°N 83.616417°W / 40.312100; -83.616417), located in Marysville, Ohio, and Camp Madison Lake, located in London, Ohio, are smaller camps.

Programs and activities[edit]

Boy Scouting[edit]

There are many programs in Simon Kenton Council. Each year there are approximately 300 new Eagle Scouts.


Simon Kenton Council is one of the 7 councils to earn the 2007 Central Region Venturing Standards of Excellence Award. It has had a Venturing Officers Association since 2000. Its Officers have gone on to serve at many Regional and Area Leadership roles. Annually it provides many events for Venturings such as:

  • Venturing Arctic Weekend (VAW)
  • Venturing Midnight Ski Extravaganza
  • Wilderness First Aid Training Weekend
  • Venturing C.U.P. (Challenge 'Ur Peers)
  • Silver V
  • Camp Oyo High Adventure Camp
  • Sea Scout Rendezvous
  • Project Save Our American Resources (SOAR)
  • Annual Venturing Banquet

Sea Scouting[edit]

Simon Kenton Council has had an interesting history as the Council only has rivers and lakes for water. Sea Scouting has only existed before World War II and after the 21st Century. There were never any Sea Explorers in this Council but there have been eleven Quartermasters.

  • Robert Caldwell - 1935
  • William Hahn - 1935
  • Vann D. Smith - 1935
  • Nye Scofield - 1938
  • Rex Landis - 1938
  • Lindsay Lockhart - 2003
  • Nathan Cheesman - 2003
  • Clinton Uhrig - 2004
  • Melissa Nazareth - 2005
  • Michael Lockhart - 2006
  • Kevin Tschantz - 2006

Tecumseh Lodge[edit]

Tecumseh Lodge
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Founded 1994

The council is served by the Tecumseh Lodge (#65) of the Order of the Arrow, the Boy Scouting program's national honor society. It is part of the C4-B section and participates in its conclave each year. Its chapters are:

  • Chief Tarhe — Chief Tarhe District
  • Iroquois — Capital District
  • Kaniengehaga - Licking District
  • Katinonkwat — Tri-Creek District
  • Maka-Ina — Chief Logan District
  • Mallsannuk — Arrowhead District
  • Mwk'alaakwa - Darby Creek District
  • Newa Hanna - Delaware District
  • Shawnee — Tecumseh District
  • Tendeuchen — Buckeye District
  • Weski Nimat - Ohio Valley District

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 2012 Simon Kenton Council Annual Report, 4

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