Celebrate Scouting 5K Fun Run / Walk - May 3rd
Come out and have a great time celebrating Scouting! There will be fun for all ages. Every Scout, volunteer, or family member that participates in teh 5K Fun Run / Walk and raises $35 will receive a T-shirt, patch and admission to the Celebrate Scouting event. Check out more information on the Celebrate Scouting 5K Fun Run / Walk!
NE4AVOA Summit at Camp Mountain Run
Be sure to join our very own, Jenna Stamm, Area 4 Venturing President, at Camp Mountain Run on the weekend of April 17-19, 2015. Check more information and to get the registration packet go here.
Camp Leader Guide for 2015 Summer Camps
This summer's camp leader guide for Cub Scout and Boy Scout Resident camps is now available.
Prohibition on Use of Pre-2005 Manufactured 15 Passenger Vans
Effective September 1, 2015, the use of 15-passenger vans manufactured before 2005 will no longer be allowed in connection with Scouting programs and activities. Any 2005 or later 15-passenger vans may be used if equipped with Electronic Stability Control and seat belts for all passengers as well as the driver. This applies to all vehicles, regardless of ownership.
This prohibition must be effectively communicated to all unit leaders and chartered organization representatives in a manner that ensures it is received and understood. The use of pre-2005 15-passenger vans could result in there being no BSA GLIP insurance coverage available in the event of an accident.
Click to get the full 15 Passenger Van memo.
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.
Weather Merit Badge Seminar confirmed for April 11, 2015
Weather Merit Badge will be offered on Saturday, April 11th at the Weather Discovery Center in Punxsutawney. Space is limited. For more details and information on how to sign up, go here.
Rescheduled Leader Forum held February 16th
Thank you to our presenters at Leader Forum. Phil Kahle had an informative demonstration on outdoor cooking. Also, Bill Monaco made a detailed presentation on winter camping. Finally Mike Johnstone made a presentation on advancement in the new Cub Scout programn which will be coning our way in just a few short months. Our next Leader Forum will be held on Thursday, April 30th at Camp Mountain Run at 7pm. Topics for that evening will Summer Camp and Program Planning materials for 2015-16.
Download Outdoor Cooking handouts - Food Chart p. 1; Food Chart p. 2
Download Winter Camping presentation
Download the Cub Scout 2015-16 Program Transition Information
Camp Staff Interviews by Appointment
Are you looking for a seasonal position? If you are at least 14 years of age, we have a position for you! Please contact us at 814-371-5650 to schedule an appointment for an interview. Please complete and bring the Seasonal Camp Staff Application with you.
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.