Let the BTA Put the "Outing" in Scouting

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Its Never Too Early to Plan Ahead

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Why the BTA and Scouting?

The Buckeye Trail Association is the leader in building, maintaining, protecting and promoting use of Ohio’s longest scenic hiking trail for our citizens, communities and partners. We provide outdoor recreation, opportunities to volunteer, education, access to the varied resources of Ohio and local economic benefits.

The mission of the Buckeye Trail Liaison is to inform Boy Scout Councils of the possible activities available on the Buckeye Trail for scout participation and service. It is also our mission to provide individual Districts and Troops within those Councils with safe supervision and resources for trail activities and maintenance. It is also our mission to provide opportunities for Eagle Scout projects and in doing so be recognized and accepted as a premiere leader in youth development.

The Buckeye Trail Liaison works in close partnership with scouting to develop values-based leadership training. The Buckeye Trail Association members will continue to offer young people responsible fun and adventure, train young people in citizenship, service, and leadership, instill in young people lifetime values, and develop in them ethical character as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law. The Buckeye Trail Association works in close partnership with communities, organizations and agencies around Ohio creating a legacy for present and future generations.

The BTA is continually looking for committee members to represent each corner of the state. Those members will be members of the BTA and registered with the BSA or GSA.

The BTA also participates in district and council activities such as University of Scouting, OA Conclaves, and Camporees.

Scout leaders are encouraged to contact the BTA of activities that are in the planning stage in your council or district.

Scouts are encouraged to use the Buckeye Trail as they earn awards, badges, and advancement such as the hiking, backpacking, and other related merit badges, 50-miler award, Historic Trails award, National Outdoor award, and the Council High Adventure award.

The BTA looks forward to working with scout troops as they perform service to earn rank advancement and individual scouts working on Eagle Scout projects. The BTA would also like to work with these scouts to inform local media and the Buckeye Trailblazer of projects in progress and completed.

If you would like to contact the BTA about scouting opportunities, please send an email to