- Serving Youth and Their Families in Ottawa and Sandusky County in the Boy Scouting Program -


Dear Scouts, parents, leaders, and volunteers;


Thank you for taking the time to visit Eagle Bay District's website for Erie Shores Council, Boy Scouts of America. For over 100 years, Boy Scouts of America continue to focus on our aims: moral character development, citizenship training, and development of physical, mental and emotional fitness.


I encourage you to visit our site often for updates and resources. Thank you for taking the time to visit this site and for your commitment to the best youth serving agency in Northwest Ohio. 


Eagle Bay District serves the communities in Ottawa and Sandusky Counties. Communities such as Clyde, Williston, Bellevue, Graytown, Fremont, Port Clinton, Lakeside-Marblehead, Elmore, Put-In-Bay, Woodville, Genoa, Oak Harbor and many more enjoy the programs and services that develop our youth into leaders in the community and prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetimes. Eagle Bay District serves just over 1,000 registered youth and over 400 registered adult leaders in both counties.


The District’s success and quality programs are the result of dedicated volunteers. Please utilize the internet and this website to help you and your son or daughter along the Scouting trail. I am available, via phone or email.


Yours in Scouting,

Artisha Lawson



What is Scouting?

Boy Scouts of America has celebrated over a century of preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.


Visit this link to learn more about the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scouting Anniversity Celebration, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouting, Venturing, Order of the Arrow, Outdoor Activities of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, National High Adventure Bases, Publications and more.


Charter Organizations

You are personally invited to navigate through this website for resources and updates. One of the major community partners are the Charter Organizations (which own the unit, not the Boy Scouts. Visit this link for more information (http://www.scouting.org/About/FactSheets/operating_orgs.aspx).


Contact Information

Erie Shores Council is organized into operating Districts, Eagle Bay District has three leaders that collaborate to ensure a quality scouting program is delivered, also known as “Key 3”


·         District Chair, Kenn Bower (419) 332-7640 (kenn@benchmarkprints.com)

o   Eagle Scout. The District Chair is the top volunteer and Scouting leader for the District. Their primary role is the on-going motivation of talented volunteers. This individual presides at District Committee meetings and represents the District on the Council Executive Board.

·         District Commissioner, Charles Baacke (419) 334-7360 (chuck_baacke@bennett-enterprises.com)

o   The District Commissioner serves as the quality control officer, who recruits, trains, and leads a staff of commissioners who coach adult leaders of each unit. The commissioner is responsible for ensuring Scout leaders have access to resources.

·         District Executive, Artisha Lawson (419) 250-5239 (artisha.lawson@scouting.org)

o   The District Executive is the full-time Scouting professional. This individual streamlines resources and talents to ensure that a quality scouting program is delivered in the District, through recruitment of volunteers, identifying potential partners, and supporting District events.

·         Erie Shores Council

o   Physical (5600 W. Sylvania; Toledo, Ohio 43623)

o   Mailing (PO Box 8728, Toledo, Ohio 43623)

o   Council website (http://toledobsa.com/index.html)

o   Iott Scout Shop (http://toledobsa.com/shop.html)