It seems that the five councils in NE Ohio are about to merge into three.
That the very NE corner council, Greater Western Reserve, would go away was expected. The area has been hammered economically and the council has been very short of money for many years (two DE's assigned to two large districts each lately). Scouters there seem resigned to something of this sort.. The word is that it will be divided between Cleveland and Akron (Great Trails). This merger may be the stroke of Doom for Camp Stigwandish (weekend only for years) as Cleveland has a large camp in the area. Closing Stigwandish would draw an outcry. http://www.news-hera.../NEWS/308189982 Camp Stambaugh, southwest of Youngstown, would go to Akron or back to the Stambaugh family.
The surprise is that Heart of Ohio (nowhere near the heart of Ohio) is reportedly to be divided between Cleveland and Buckeye (Canton) councils. That council has a viable summer camp program and has spent serious money on its Firelands Reservation recently. One problem has been the lack of an more-than-just-adequate dinning facility. There could be big time upset if the camp is to close. One possibility could be the camp becoming the center for Cub/Webelos outdoor program in addition to the weekend camp for the new Cleveland aggregation, restoring a more convenient option for west-side Cleveland folks missing since Camp Belden was sold off to retire debts.. Many of those units have been supporting Firelands for years. (Buckeye Council has all the camp it needs - even as enlarged.)
One result is the near recreation of the Original "Greater Cleveland District" of early days.
Turmoil to follow.