Lake Erie Council News
Distinguished Eagle Scout Award
On October 26, 2017 Bert Moyar was awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award at the Annual Heritage Society Reception. This award is granted to Eagle Scouts who, after 25 years, have distinguished themselves in their life work and who have shared their talents with their communities on a voluntary basis. 
As a 65 year veteran of Scouting, Moyar has made the Boy Scouts of America an integral part of his life both personally and professionally. When his sons were in Scouts, he served in numerous leadership roles. He served as a member of the former Greater Cleveland Council Executive Board since 1993 holding many roles includingCouncil Commissioner and as Council President (2006 to 2008). He continues to serve on the new Lake Erie Council board. In 1996, he received the Silver Beaver Award. Bert was elected to the Central Region executive board (2009) and now serves on its nominating committee since 2012. In 2013 Mr. Moyar was selected as the honoree for the 2012 class of Eagle Scouts at the annual recognition dinner. Currently, he is chairing the capital improvements committee raising millions of dollars for facility upgrades to Beaumont Scout Reservation.
Bert Moyar has enjoyed a varied and distinguished career as a lawyer, executive, hotelier, financier and humanitarian. Since 1981, he has been involved in real estate development and began focusing on the hospitality industry when he formed Concord Hotels Inc. in 1985. He later founded Moyar Enterprises Inc. in 1995 and then MEI Companies with his son, David Moyar, in 1996.
Over the years, Bert’s civic and humanitarian endeavors include leadership roles at City Club of Cleveland, Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland, Meridia Health Systems, Cleveland Clinic, International Orthodox Christian Charities and Treasurer, Chairman, Board of Directors, IOCC Foundation, Baltimore, Maryland.
The Lake Erie Council's Kernels of Knowledge
Popcorn Season is going strong and there are still some great opportunities to get out there and sell popcorn!

  1. ONLINE PURCHASING: You can direct your social networks to your Scouts personalized page to purchase popcorn. 
  2. LOCATION: Let your social media networks know where and when you are selling popcorn! 
  3. EMAIL AND TEXT: Send a message to your contacts letting them know its popcorn season. Make sure to highlight why its important to support Scouts! 
  4. FLIERS: Make sure to let your community know you are selling popcorn. Pass out information on your sales to churches, community centers, neighborhoods, etc. 

  • After Church Services 
  • Door-to-door 
  • Black Friday Mall Sales = Popcorn
Online Reservations Now Available for all Three Properties
Online camp reservations are now available on the Lake Erie Council  website for Beaumont Scout Reservation, Firelands Scout Reservation, and Camp Stigwandish. You can check availability of cabins, campsites, program areas, and other amenities and book the reservation with just a few clicks using a credit card or e-check. Reservations can be made for  up to 12 months in advance. Setting your yearly program plan has never been easier!
Don't Miss Out!
Now Accepting Silver Beaver Award Nominations
The  Silver Beaver Award  is the council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council. The Silver Beaver is an award given to those who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service. It is given to those who do not actively seek it.

Nominations are due December 15, 2017 and all completed forms should be emailed to Paula Swiner at
Now Accepting District Award of Merit Nominations
The  District Award of Merit  is a council award presented by districts to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature. Nominees should have rendered noteworthy service to youth in Scouting, outside Scouting, or both. The nature and value of “noteworthy service to youth” may consist of a single plan or decisions that contributed vitally to the lives of large numbers of youth or it may have been given to a small group over an extended period of time. 

Completed forms should be emailed to Joann McCaskill at
World Jamboree Registration is Now Open
The USA Contingent to the 24th World Scout Jamboree in 2019 is now accepting applications for participants, adult volunteers, and International Service Team members.

The World Scout Jamboree is the largest camping event organized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement, gathering as many as 50,000 Scouts and leaders from 169 National Scout Organizations. The 24th World Scout Jamboree is co-hosted by Scouts Canada, Association de Scouts de Mexico, and the Boy Scouts of America.

Dates:  July 22 - August 2, 2019
Location: Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve, West Virginia
Eligibility: Birthdays between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005
  • Youth participants (boys and girls) must be age 14-17  
  • Adult unit leaders (age 18 and older) 
  • International Service Team age 18 and older 

For the most accurate information, additional resources, or specific questions, please refer to the USA Contingent website:   or email .
Wood Badge Course Registration Now Open
The primary purpose of the Wood Badge experience is simple—to strengthen Scouting in our units, districts, and council. Every scouting youth deserves a well -trained leader. Wood Badge provides dedicated Scouters with the concepts, tools, and methods needed to be effective leaders. 

Attending Wood Badge will make your Scouting job easier. Attendees gain an in-depth understanding of the skills of leadership and friends! The skills you learn will help you become a more effective leader in Scouting, your career, your family, and your community life. 

Course Fee: $250 
Early Registration: $225 (if paid by June 15, 2018)
Late Registration: $275 (if paid after July 3, 2018)

Dates: Weekend One: August 3-5, 2018, starts 7:30am Friday 
Weekend Two: August 17-19, 2018, starts 7:00 am Saturday

Where: Firelands Scout Reservation Wakeman, Ohio
Calling All Aspiring Journalists and TV Person
WLEC-TV are the call letters of the Lake Erie Council's new video channel. We will produce news stories about our scouting units and camps, to inform our council and the greater community. Just like at our local TV stations, WLEC-TV will need in-studio and field reporters to deliver the news, so we are auditioning LEC Scouts to do the job. They can be Boy Scouts, Venturers, or Explorers over the age of 14, who can commit a few hours at our Unit Service Center studio twice a month, or on a central location in our Lake Erie Council.

To audition for the volunteer role of a WLEC-TV video news reporter, Lake Erie Council Scouts will need to arrive at our studio in their Class A uniform, and provide a news story script to read on a teleprompter. They can write a real scouting news story, or make one up – whatever best demonstrates their ability to present the news on camera. Or, if you want to be an on-the-scene reporter, be able to describe an event unscripted, as it's happening, while holding a microphone and answer questions from the news anchor.

This is a great opportunity to be involved in Scouting, for those interested in reporting on camera as a journalist or vlogger. On Monday, December 5th, and Friday, December 8th, from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, WLEC-TV will be hosting auditions for fresh anchors! We will launch our new station in January! So if this opportunity for Scouting stardom interests you, make sure you reserve audition spot by emailing below.
Lake Erie Council Events
Venturing Weekend
November 17-19, 2017

The first Lake Erie Council Venturing event will be the annual weekend at Beaumont! Come for food, games, ATVs, Shooting Sports & more! Registration ends on November 13, 2017.

Holiday's at Camp 
December 2, 2017 –  Firelands Scout Reservation
December 9, 2017 –  Beaumont Scout Reservation

Come celebrate the winter weather and holidays with your whole family at our beautiful properties.
Activities will include:
  • Wreath-making
  • Winter Hike
  • Cookie & Gingerbread House Decorating
  • Pictures with Santa
  • Winter-based Cub Adventures
  • More Holiday Crafts
  • Delicious Dinner is provided!
Wood Badge/NYLT Breakfast 2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018

The annual Wood Badge/NYLT Breakfast will take place at Lakewood High School. Doors open at 8:30 AM and the program begins promptly at 9:30 AM. The Wood Badge trading post, supplies and gift items will be available the entire time.