Camp Miakonda 100th Gala Event


Oct 5, 2017 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm



Toledo Museum of Art - Glass Pavillion
2445 Monroe St
Toledo, OH 43620


The Event

It was 1917 when the boys first made camp on what was a farmer’s field overlooking Ten Mile Creek. Their first nights were spent sleeping under the stars and a wonderful crescent moon. They were among a new breed who called themselves Boy Scouts, committed to being helpful, loyal, obedient and brave, among other virtues. They had no idea they were blazing a trail for so many other boys from around the country who would also camp under the same crescent moon at what we now know as Camp Miakonda. It is those pioneers, and the tens of thousands of Boy Scouts who followed them to Camp Miakonda, who are being celebrated during our Dinner Under the Crescent Moon 100th birthday celebration.


Join us on October 5th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion for this signature Camp Miakonda Anniversary event to benefit the Erie Shores Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The Dinner Under the Crescent Moon is a feast for the senses. Enjoy live music by principal harpist of the Toledo Symphony - Nancy Lendrim, a riveting speech from a world-class hero, and an elegant dinner. Funds raised through this important event will provide much needed support of the Council’s acclaimed camps and innovative programming for our youth and their families.

Leadership Lessons from Captain Phillips

Captain Richard Phillips is the real-life inspiration for the movie Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks and author of A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea. For five days in April 2009, the world was glued to their TV screens as Captain Richard Phillips of the MV Maersk Alabama, became the center of an extraordinary international drama when he was captured by Somali pirates who hijacked his ship, the first hijacking of a U.S. ship in more than 200 years.