Welcome Kallee

We are thrilled to announce that Kallee Kissling will be our new Director of Cub Scouting, effective April 1, 2019.

Kallee has been successful in numerous roles in the BSA. She currently serves as the District Director in the Bay Lakes Council where she has served since July 2016. In her current role, she oversees the largest district in the council. She has successfully led her district to membership growth serving over 3,200 Scouts.

One of her key strengths is volunteer engagement and recruiting where she has been successful in filling volunteer vacancies in the district.

Kallee is no stranger to the northeast Ohio Scouting community. She previously served as a District Executive and Senior District Executive in the Greater Cleveland Council from 2011 to 2016. 

Kallee is Wood Badge trained (a Bear for those wondering) and has served as a participant and instructor at National Camp School. She is a James E. West Fellow and has received the Professional Circle recognition.

She is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh.

In her free time you will see her spending time with friends and her dog Chloe, she enjoys playing volleyball and softball and attending numerous sporting events. As she is Wisconsin native, she has an unhealthy obsession with the Green Bay Packers.

Please welcome Kallee to the Lake Erie Council family.

LEC Staffing Changes

The Lake Erie Council is excited to make two major staffing announcements. Congratulations to Jim Vanderpool who will take on the role as activities director for Scouts BSA and Family Camping. Jim started his career with the Boy Scouts of America in August of 2014 with the Heart of Ohio Council. He served as the district executive (DE) for the Great Frontier district for 3 1/2 years making him the longest-serving DE in that district since 1994. Jim has grown Cub Scouting in his district now service area for the past two years.

Jim earned his Eagle Scout rank in 1986 from Troop 307 in Lorain. Jim has championed many events while serving as a District and Unit Serving Executive. He is also involved in his community, having served as the Lorain Rotary Club President in 2017-2018.

Jim is excited to take on the role of activities director where he feels he can make a positive impact in the quality of our events and activities. Please congratulate Jim on this promotion.

We are also excited to announce our new service area one unit serving executive, Jake Brown. Many of you may know Jake from our mobile climbing wall specialist. Jake isn't new to Scouting. He earned his Eagle Scout Award in 2014 from the Great Trail Council. He joined the Lake Erie Council family in January 2018 as the spring communications intern. He spent his summer serving on camp staff at all three of our properties as a multi-media specialist and continued his run with the council as our program specialist.

Before joining LEC he served as an area director at Pioneer Scout Reservation. He also served as the president of the Catholic Student Association at University Parish Newman Center and has helped with many events at Camp Stigwandish. Jake is a graduate of Kent State University and is excited to take on this new role with the Lake Erie Council.

Eagle Scout Celebration


You are invited to attend the Class of 2018 Eagle Scout Celebration at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel on Sunday, March 31, 2019.

Every year, we come together to celebrate the achievements of the most recent Eagle Scout Class. Register your guests today!

The Lake Erie Council is also in need of Career Sponsors for our Eagle Scouts! As a sponsor, they give the scout time and insight into what their career choice might entail. What a great way to give back to the youth of our community. If you are interested in helping the next generation of leaders register to be a Career Sponsor today!

Scout's Own Maple Syrup Kick-Offs

It's Syrup season!  We are excited to kick-off our second annual Scout's Own Maple Syrup fundraising program in just a few weeks.

Last year, $130,000 went to directly fund our Scouts and their adventures. This year, we’ve expanded our product line to offer even more funding opportunities for our Scouts.

We invite you to any of our three kick-offs in the upcoming weeks to learn more about the products and how to sign up your unit. Sign up here to register for your syrup sale.

Monday, February 11, 2019

6:30 -7:30 PM

Bay Village United Methodist Church

29930 Lake Road

Bay Village, Ohio 44140

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Unit Service Center

2241 Woodland Ave

Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Saturday, February 16, 2019

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Lakeland Community College

7700 Clocktower Drive

Kirtland, Ohio 44094

Welcome Scouts BSA!

Last year, we launched our Scout Me In campaign and welcomed more than 77,000 girls and their families into Cub Scouts nationally and over 500 locally! This year, thousands of those girls and countless others who are not yet involved in our life changing program will join Scouts BSA as we invite girls and young women into Scouting’s most iconic program.

As always, these young people depend on amazing volunteers to deliver Scouting’s promise. We are so grateful to have so many amazing men and women to fulfill that promise in our community.

We are excited to welcome girls and young women into Scouts BSA as we expand Scouting’s impact in our community!

Congratulation to the following units, Troop 15, 40, 494, 652, and 700, who have organized and greeted young women into their units.

For more information about joining a unit, contact Michael Fitzpatrick or BEASCOUT.org  

Learn more about Scouts BSA through the resources below:

Learn more about our local launch party on February 23, 2019 at Cuyahoga Community College Metropolitan Campus at 11 AM by contacting Michael Fitzpatrick via email Michael.Fitzpatrick@scouting.org.