University of Scouting at IUP
Laurel Highlands Council is hosting University of Scouting for all Youth Scouts and Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturing leaders. There is also training available for Commissioners, District Committee and Council-level volunteers. It will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Indiana University of PA in Indiana, PA.
Free Rank Advancement Program to continue in 2014
The Free Rank Advancement Program will continue in 2014! Congratulations to Pack 20 (Bigler YMCA), Pack 25 (Tri-County Church in DuBois), Pack 35 (Beechwoods Presebyterian Church), Troop 64 (First Baptist Church in Brookville), Troop 83 (St. John's Lutheran Church in Johsonburg), and Troop 199 (Elk County Tool & Die) have qualified. Go here for more information on how your unit can qualify this year.
Cub Scout Klondike Information Available
2014 Cub Scout Klondike information is available.
Leader Forum Recap
Congratulations to the following units that earned 15% off an upcoming cabin rental by bringing at least 2 people to the Leader Forum on Monday, November 4th - Troop 26, Troop 72, Troop 27, Pack 20, Pack 95, Pack 100, Troop 245, Troop 46, Pack 245, Troop 9, Troop 199, Troop 28, Pack 39 and Pack 2!
Items covered at the Leader Forum included a presentation on the new MyScouting Tools that will make things easier at the unit level along with providing a communication method for parents. We also had a presentation on the Internet Rechartering program and recognized Troop 68, Troop 94 and Troop 199 as having the highest youth retention rates for 2013 year to date. The next Leader Forum will be held on Monday, February 3, 2014. More information to follow.
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 Western Centre Counties of Pennsylvania.