McConnell The Columbus Blue Jackets in partnership with the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation, have established the John H. McConnell Scholarship Fund in honor of the team’s founder.

Skate Into Scouting

The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation is teaming up with the Boy Scouts of America – Simon Kenton Council to promote involvement in the Boy Scouts by establishing the "Skate Into Scouting” program. The program is designed to help boys develop leadership skills that will last them a lifetime and includes recognition of the new Boy Scouts at a Blue Jackets home game.

"We know that our program has a dramatic impact on developing young people into individuals of character, however our program cannot accomplish this mission without first having young people and families join us. Thousands of kids will begin the adventure of Scouting this fall thanks to the generosity of The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation. The foundation’s support and partnership on our Skate into Scouting Campaign will help ensure that every family has the opportunity to take part in this program focused on leadership and service. We are blessed to have such a generous organization in our community investing in our young people so that they can grow up and achieve their dreams. We are thrilled to be working with the Columbus Blue Jackets in this way and appreciate the generous spirit that a former Boy Scout named John H. McConnell instilled into this team."
Don Sheppard
Development Director
Simon Kenton Council
Boy Scouts of America