The Lake Erie Council is excited to kick-off our third annual Scout’s Own Maple Syrup program in 2020. This fundraiser is an amazing opportunity for your Scouts to fund their summer adventures.
Last year, $130,000 went back to our Scouts! This year, we’ve expanded our product line to raise even more funds for the Scouts of Northeast Ohio. We encourage all to attend one of our #ScoutsOwn information meetings to learn more click here!
The intent of the Scout’s Own Maple Syrup Program is to allow Scouts, in raising funds, to pay for their summer Scouting program. This includes purchasing camping equipment such as tents, backpacks, and sleeping bags, as well as sending Scouts to Adventure Camp and Resident Camps.
Beaumont Maple Sap
The Scout’s Own Maple Syrup program is possible because of the numerous number of maple trees at Beaumont. Several years ago, the Council was approached by some entrepreneurs who leased the trees on the north side of the main road for Maple Sap production. After several years of observing their process, we learned that we could manage the process ourselves. Through a generous gift from the Gries family, we were able to purchase the equipment to get the Scout’s Own Maple Syrup Program up and running. Beaumont has around 9,200 taps in this section of the woods, meaning in an ideal year we can produce up to 150,000 gallons of maple sap. This, in turn, means close to 2,700 gallons of Scout’s Own Maple Syrup. Scouts in the Lake Erie Council who sell Scout’s Own Maple Syrup will have a direct connection to the environment in which it is produced.