Council Recognition Dinner and Annual Business Meeting
The recognition of volunteers is very important to the Bucktail Council, therefore, we would like to invite you to attend our 2015 Volunteer Recognition Dinner at 6pm on Monday, May 18th at Luigi’s Ristorante, 32 N. Brady Street, DuBois, PA. This year’s Dinner Committee will, as always, work very hard to put together an outstanding program for all who attend.
The dinner will be highlighted by the presentation of the 2015 Silver Beaver Award. We will also be awarding a Medal of Merit to Donald L. Kolesar III for his quick response in helping a youth who was having a seizure. Please join us as we thank and recognize all the volunteers who deliver the Scouting program to over 2200 youth in the Bucktail Council.
Attendance is by advanced reservation only. Come and join us for an evening of Scouting fellowship. Click to make a reservation for the event by Monday, May 11th.
Silver Beaver nominations have been extended and can be turned in until Friday, May 1st. Click to get the Silver Beaver Nomination Form.
Order of the Arrow Ah'Tic Lodge Banquet
Come to Camp Mountain Run on Sunday, May 17th at 1pm for the Ah'Tic Lodge Banquet! Click here to register.
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.
Summer Camp Registration Site Goes Live
The new and improved Boy Scout Camp Registration Site will go live at 7pm on Tuesday, March 17th. Use this link (Boy Scout Summer Camp Registration at CMR - after 7pm on March 17th) to have one person designated as the Registration Contact to register your troop for this year's Boy Scout Summer Camp at Camp Mountain Run. You will be able to register your troop, pick your campsite, allow parents to pay for their son's summer camp, and beginning on Monday, April 20th at 7pm, have Scouts select their shedules. The system is defaulted to allow only the Registration contact to enter information for payments and schedules. If you want access to the Parent Portal which will allow each Scout family to pay individually and to select their schedule, please contact the Summer Camp Staff Advisor.
The Cub Scout Registration site will go live on Monday, March 23rd. Use these links: Cub Scout Day Camp Registration at CMR and Cub Scout Resident Camp at CMR to reserve your Pack's spot.
Due to the conversion to the new Cub Scout program, the online Cub Scout Resident Camp program sign-up will delay opening until Wednesday, April 22nd at 7pm.
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.
Brockway Cubmobile Information
The Brockway Cubmobile (sponsored by Pack 40) will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2015.
2015 Eagle Scout Directory
It is standard practice by universities and other alumni associations to conduct a directory project for alumni about every four years. The last Eagle Scout Directory project was conducted in 2008. Therefore, the National Eagle Scout Association has entered into an agreement with Publishing Concepts Inc. (PCI) to publish a 2015 Eagle Scout Directory. PCI is a well-established publisher of alumni directories whose clients include SMU, the University of Colorado, Harvard, and the U.S. Naval Academy. In conjunction with this project, PCI will invite Eagle Scouts to update their information as well as purchase an Eagle Scout directory and/or a NESA membership if they are not already a member. For more information, go to http://www.nesa.org/2015eaglescoutdirectory.html.
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.