Bucktail Council

Congratulations to Don Musgrave and Ross Kester for receiving the Silver Beaver

The Silver Beaver Award is the council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council.

Ross Kester was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout at the First Methodist Church in DuBois.  He currently is an adult Scouter serving on the Assistant Ranger Crew at Camp Mountain Run.  Ross is a Life member of the Penn State Alumni Association and a Life member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.  He was a Senior Instructor for Penn State DuBois for 31 years along with a Department Head of Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Don Musgrave has been a registered volunteer with the Boy Scouts for 35 years.  In 2006 Don earned the District Award of Merit.  Don has been involved with many community organizations including the America Red Cross, the Brookville Presbyterian Church, Little League, Girls’ softball, Masonic Lodge, American Legion and the Brookville Ministerium Food Pantry. 

Summer Programs filling up fast!

Now is the time to sign up for this summer's programs - Cub Scout Day Camp, Cub and Webelos Resident CampBoy Scout Summer Camp and Venturing Resident Camp.  Have your Pack, Troop or Crew assign a registration contact to get your unit signed up.

Forms page gets an update

The Forms page just got an update.  We made it easier for you to find items.

New Boy Scout Requirements - January 1, 2016

New Boy Scout Requirements will be taking effect beginning on January 1, 2016.  In order to prepare for this change, here are some resources to help with the transition.  2016 Boy Scout Requirements, 2016 Boy Scout Requirements FAQ's, and Transitioning to the New Boy Scout Requirements.

New Volunteers

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.

Want a Sneak Preview of the NEW Cub Scout Meeting Plans?

Check out the new Cub Scout Meeting Plans - 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.



Our Mission

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.