Cub Scout Expo
Register now for Cub Scout Expo! For more information and to register, go here.
District Leader Workshop
Are you a District Committee member or a unit commissioner? Come to the District Leader Workshop on Saturday, October 17th at the Council Service Center. Click for more information and to register.
As a new adult leader in the Scouting program, we are committed to get you the resources that you need to put on a quality Scouting program for your Scouts. Program Resources and information on the PA Act 15 (volunteer clearances) are available on this site. Please note that all new leaders need to have the clearances prior to becoming a Scout leader. (Currently registered leaders will need to get their clearances by December and submit them as part of the rechartering process.) For additional information, please download these FAQ's or contact the Council Service Center at 814-371-5650.
It's not too late to earn your way to next year's summer camp programs and all of the exciting programs that your Scouting unit has planned for you this year! Go to Popcorn Sale to get the information that you need. If your unit wants to do Show and Sell, we have some popcorn at the Council Service Center. Give us a call!
2015 Fall Camporee is where you want to be!
Check out the Fall Camporee! Two merit badges are being offered.
Want a Sneak Preview of the NEW Cub Scout Meeting Plans?
Check out the new Cub Scout Meeting Plans that will launch in the Fall of 2015 - Cub Scout Meeting Plans 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.
Revised Youth and Adult Applications
Last year, the National Executive Board approved a resolution to ensure that moving forward, participants who are 18 but not yet 21 register as adults. This does not affect their eligibility to participate in programs such as Venturing and Sea Scouting.
The primary purpose of the change is to ensure that all persons legally considered adults meet adult membership requirements, including undergoing a criminal background check and meeting the BSA’s Youth Protection requirements and membership standards. The changes are required to allow the performance of criminal background checks in connection with the registration process.
New Venturing and Sea Scouting participants 18 but not yet 21, must complete an Adult Application and Criminal Background Check Disclosure/Authorization form. To support this change, the youth and adult applications have been revised. The new Youth Application, No. 524-406 (SKU 619506), and the new Adult Application, No. 524-501 (SKU 619504), should be used starting March 1, 2015. Spanish versions of the Youth Application, No. 524-423 (SKU 619507), and the Adult Application, No. 524-502 (SKU 619505), are also available. All new youth and adult applications can be identified with the number 115 located at the bottom right corner on the cover of the application. An announcement regarding system changes and frequently asked questions will be made soon.
In addition, unit adult applications will no longer require council approval, unless the applicant has answered “yes” to any of the background questions. Council approval will still be required for adults in district and council-level positions. This change is documented on page 2 of the Adult Application under the section titled APPROVAL REQUIRED-UNIT ADULTS.
Send your Trading Post Orders via Email
Packs, Troops and others may now opt to send their trading post orders for badges, books, etc. to Bucktail Council Trading Post. This will allow us to more efficiently get your orders ready for you to pick up.
Go to BeaScout.org to find the Cub Scout Pack nearest to you!
Go to BeaScout.org to find out how you and your son can sign up for Cub Scouting! Just type in your zip code and a Google Map with pins will appear with the Cub Scout Packs in your area. There will also be contact information for the Pack so that you can call or email for more information. You can also contact the Council Service Center at 814-371-5650.
The mission of the Bucktail Council, Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices during their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. We fulfill our mission by establishing and supporting strong relationships with organizations that use the program of the Boy Scouts of America to accomplish mutually acceptable goals.
Boy Scouts of America Profile
The Boy Scouts of America promise youth of America an exciting, challenging, outdoor program filled with fun and adventure, which will build character, train in the responsibility of participating citizenship, and develop personal fitness.
What area does the Bucktail Council cover? Simply put, it services an area within the Boy Scouts of America that covers Elk, Cameron, Clearfield, Jefferson and the western portion of Centre County of Pennsylvania.