Bucktail Council

January Webcasts on the New Cub Scouting Program

As you know, a new Cub Scouting program is launching June 1, 2015 that will be more fun and exciting for boys, and easier to implement for unit leaders.  To ensure units are ready to make the transition, a series of webcasts will be hosted in January.  The webcasts will outline the coming changes, how to prepare, and when resources will be available. 
Help spread the word about the webcasts to your leaders.

Cubmaster Webcasts – Saturday, January 17 at 8:00am (Central) and
Saturday, January 17 at 3:00pm (Central) 

Den Leader Webcasts -  Saturday, January 17 at 9:30am (Central) and
Saturday, January 17 at 4:30pm (Central)

LDS-Specific Considerations * – Saturday, January 17 at 11:00am (Central) and Saturday, January 17 at 6:00pm (Central)
 It is recommended that those interested in the LDS session view one of the role-specific sessions first.
It’s easy to attend!  Just navigate your Internet browser to: http://www.livestream.com/bsanationalcouncil and you are ready to view the webcast!   
Help spread the word about the Webcasts to ensure units are ready for the new Cub Scouting program! 

New Header Link for Journey to Excellence

Get all of the information that you need on Journey to Excellence for your Pack, Troop, Crew, or Post in one location! Just click the Header "JTE" above.  This location will be populated with data so that your unit can track your progress toward earning the Gold level for Journey to Excellence.

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.

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. 

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 Western Centre Counties of Pennsylvania.