Council Events and Activities

The Tecumseh Council plays host to many events throughout the year. Please review our featured events listed below, see the other event sections on this website listed at the bottom of the page, or check the calendar for a full listing of all events and activities.

Featured Events and Activities

  • 2021 Chillicothe District Merit Badge Trail Drive

    2021 Chillicothe District Merit Badge Trail Drive - Forging the Digital Trail - will consist of three sessions: February 6, February 20 and March 6, 2021. The Merit Badge Trail Drive is open to all Scouts BSA Scouts and Venturers registered in Tecumseh Council and neighboring Councils who want to earn merit badges for rank advancement. Usually this event takes place in an energetic classroom...
  • 2021 Northern Tier Klondike Derby

    Blue Jacket, Bullskin Trail and Lagonda Districts - 2021 Northern Tier Klondike Derby - Winter Outdoor Skills Competition is January 30, 2021! This is a traditional scouting outdoor skills competition. Each patrol must bring a traditional Klondike sled with a patrol flag. Patrols will load the sled with equipment needed to complete the competitions. Patrol members will act as drivers and sled...
  • 2021 Scouts BSA Summer Camp

    The Scouts BSA Summer Camp January Newsletter is now available by clicking the title of this article! We will be offering three weeks of Scouts BSA Summer Camp in 2021: Week 1 - June 20-26; Week 2 - June 27-July 3; and Week 3 - July 11-17. Campsite reservations are now being taken online. A $100 deposit will hold your site. This year's theme is "When In Rome"...
  • Chocolate Sale

    We are excited to again be partnering with World’s Finest Chocolate for our Spring Fundraiser! This remains a great opportunity for each and every Scout to sell boxes of chocolate to help their families cover registration or camp fees. Each box of chocolate retails for $60, with the bars inside costing the consumer ONLY $1 each. Orders are due December 19...
  • Council Annual Awards

    Chalk up another disappointment due to the Covid-19 pandemic! The council awards banquet for Saturday, February 6 is postponed. However, from the ashes of this cancellation, like the rising of a great phoenix, the celebration has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 8 at 2 pm. This will promise to be a very exciting substitution to our previously planned event!...
  • National Youth Leadership Training

    The Tecumseh Council National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) will be June 6 – 12, 2021 at Camp Birch (4057 Swimming Pool Rd., Yellow Springs, OH). Tentative fees is $225 per participant. NYLT is the Council’s annual youth Scout leadership training event. For one summer week, participants will receive hands on training in the fundamentals of Troop leadership; instructed by Tecumseh...
  • Trainer’s EDGE

    The Trainer’s EDGE will take place Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 8 am to 4:30 pm at Camp Hugh Taylor Birch. Cost is $10 and includes lunch and all materials. “The Trainer’s EDGE” course is the official “Train the Trainer” course for all program levels of the BSA. This course is designed for all training volunteers and is required for NYLT and Wood Badge staff members...
  • Volunteers Needed this Saturday at Camp

    Camp Birch could use a couple of volunteers to help with splitting and stacking firewood this Saturday morning January 30. If you are available, please contact Shawn Nixon at shawn.nixon@scouting.org. Thank you!
  • Wood Badge Reunion Dinner

    The Wood Badge Reunion Dinner has been postponed to a later date in the spring due to Covid-19 concerns. More information will be forthcoming soon...
  • 2021 Cub Scout Summer Camp Programs

    Camp Birch is offering several summer camp programs for Cub Scouts in 2021: Cub Scout Day Camp - June 14-18; Wolf Bear Camp - June 18-20; Webelos Resident Camp - July 6-9; and NOVA STEM Camp - July 9-11! Full details coming soon!
  • 2021 Northern Tier Merit Badge Trail Drive

    2021 Northern Tier Merit Badge Trail -Scouting through Outing- will consist of three sessions: February 13th, February 27th and March 13th, 2021. The Merit Badge Trail Drive is open to all Scouts BSA Scouts and Venturers registered in Tecumseh Council and neighboring Councils who want to earn merit badges for rank advancement. Usually this event takes place in an energetic classroom setting...
  • Blue and Gold Placemats

    Blue and Gold placemats promoting 2021 Cub Scout summer camp opportunities at Camp Birch are now available! Below is a PDF link so you can print the placemats yourself, or you can place an order to have the placemats printed at the Scout Office for pickup only. Just email your name, Pack #, number of placemats needed and date you would like to pickup to Karla.Cottenmyre@scouting.org...
  • CHTB - Shooting Sports Saturdays

    The next CHTB Shooting Sports Saturday is March 20, 2021. Face coverings are required for all staff and shooters. Open to Scouts BSA Troops & Venture Crews • Organized by the Tecumseh Council Shooting Sports Committee. Camp Birch • Archery • Shotgun • Rifle Ranges will be staffed with NRA Certified Instructors/RSO's during all sessions...
  • Cyber Camp

    Cyber Camp is August 2 through 6 at Camp Birch. Registration opening soon! Cyber Camp is put on through co-operation through Tecumseh Council and AFA! During this day camp, campers will join us every morning and leave us in the early evening. This will cover many STEM and NOVA related awards. Program Includes: Cyber networking, Cyber security and digital hacking, computer based skills...
  • STEM/NOVA Weekend

    STEM/NOVA Weekend is July 9 through 11 at Camp Birch. Registration opening soon! STEM/NOVA weekend focuses on a specific NOVA Award for Scouts, Cubs, and Venturers. This is a partnership through Tecumseh Council and The Challenger Learning Center. Program Includes: Nova Award, Bottle rockets, Take home box with experiments, Space shuttle pieces and robots! This is an overnight camp...
  • Upcoming Merit Badge Trail Drives

    REMINDER - Registration for the first-ever virtual Chillicothe Merit Badge Trail Drive is open until Jan 22. Citizenship in the World is now available. Registration for the in person Northern Tier Merit Badge Trail Drive is open until Feb 5. Sign up soon and be sure to get the classes your Scout wants! The Trail Drives are on alternating weekends, so if you have a go-getter, they can do both!...
  • Wood Badge C6-439-21

    Making New Traditions • Orientation Meeting - August 1, 2021 • Weekend #1 - August 20-22, 2021 • Weekend #2 - September 25-26, 2021. Yes, the course is only 5 days, making it easier for YOU to participate! What is Wood Badge? Reflecting the best of nearly a century of Scouting experience, Wood Badge draws upon the most current leadership models used by corporate America, academic circles...