Office Closure (SEPTEMBER 30)

Please note that the Service Center Office will be
CLOSED
on Tuesday, September 30, 2014
for a Quarterly Staff Meeting.

Christmas ideas!!! 2014

Get yours today! Quantities are limited.
Pre-Orders will be taken thru September 26, 2014.

BSA® LIMITED-EDITION FIBER-OPTIC LIGHTED STOCKING
$19.99

From our house to yours, this collectible holiday stocking depicts a charming winter scene featuring the houses from our own Lighted Scouting Village!

Thanks to a total of 70 fiber-optic light points throughout the design, soft yellow lights glow through the windows on each house while color-changing lights accent the trees and other features.

Each stocking is finished on the inside with a small pouch that holds a compact control pack with off/on switch for lights. Stocking measures 17½” from top to toe, and is approximately 8¾” wide. Imported.

Scouting Village “Tree Sales” Figurine
$9.99


Premium-quality accessory adds character and dimension to your Lighted Scouting Village scenes. Polyresin tree figurine features a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Leader hard at work on a Christmas tree sales lot. Measures 5″ high x 4½” wide x 4½” deep. .
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Scouting Village Lighted Dining Hall
$16.99

A welcome addition to the holiday Scouting Village, this piece enhances any collection. Porcelain rendering of a BSA camp dining hall is beautifully detailed—complete with outdoor picnic tables! Measures 8¼” long x 5¼” wide x 6″ high. Includes a linkable 3′ UL power cord and C7 bulb.

Scouting Village Popcorn Tree
$5.99
Premium-quality accessory adds character and dimension to your Lighted Scouting Village scenes.
There’s nothing more iconic to BSA than popcorn! This Polyresin figurine features a Cub Scout and Boy Scout decorating a tree with popcorn garland and ornaments. Measures 4″ high x 3¼” wide x 2¾ deep
A PDF order form is available. Please complete the form and send it with your payment information to the Allohak Council Office.

2015 WinterPlace Ski Dates

Get your gloves…get your boots…get a warm jacket…..and

LET’S GO SKIING

Ski dates this year are: January 11, February 8 & March 8.

Cost for Lift Tickets, ski equipment rentals , one meal ticket $50.00

Costs for Lift Ticket, Board rental, one meal ticket $89.00

Cost for Lift Ticket, You bring your own board, one meal ticket $50.00


Ride the largest Snowtubing Park in West Virginia with Two Super Carpet Lifts! With tons and tons of fun for you, your family and friends!

Snowtubing fun for everyone! So come on out and act your age! It’s the hill you dreamed of as a kid! Experience some awesome whoop-de-doos! The best part is the 2 Super Carpet Lifts that whisk you back up the hill to do it all over again! Snowtubes provided, laughs required!

Snowtubing tickets are sold separately, but you can experience the fun of snowtubing with our “add-on” snowtubing ticket when you purchase any ski lift ticket.

Cost for Tubing+ Meal Ticket 9am 10:pm $44.00 (all day)

Additional Meal ticket $6.00

Click here for a PDF version of the information flyier.

Click here to register/pay online

Please download and complete the following equipment rental form and bring it with you for each person skiing OR snowboarding. If you plan to tube you will need the tubing waiver.

Good Friends Camporee (Sept 19-21)

Camporee General Information

To register online, click here
For a Paper Camporee Registration Form click here

What:

A camporee will be held at Camp Kootaga in Walker, WV on September 19-21, 2014. Activities being planned for Scouts include horse riding, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, Native american games, Archery, BB gun shooting, Fire course challenge,
Trading post, Tug of war tournament, Knot tying, Low cope, Football challenge, Blind fold maze, and more in an action packed weekend while camping in our own “tent city”.

All units will be self-sufficient. Meals will not be provided.

Each first time registered participant will receive a Camporee Patch and returning participants will receive the year patch. Additional patches will be available for purchase.

Who:

All Boy Scout Troops, Venture Crews and Explorer Posts!

Where:

Camp Kootaga, Walker, WV.

Check in will be at Sparky’s Park starting at 6:00pm and you must check-in to be assigned a campsite.

There will be soup beans and cornbread at Sparky Park Friday evening.

When:

September 19-21, 2014

Cost:

Cost: $10
Click here for on-line registration.
For a Paper Camporee Registration Form click here

Activities

Horse riding (if weather is good)
3 on 3 basketball tournament
Native american games
Archery
BB gun shooting
Fire course challenge
Trading post
Tug of war tournament
Knot tying
Low cope ?
Football challenge
Blind fold maze

Schedule

Friday evening
6:00-8:00 Registration at Spark’s Park. There will be soup beans and cornbread at Sparky Park Friday night.
9:00 Adult Leaders meeting and bring your Senior Patrol Leaders at Sparky’s Park
11:00 Lights out and quiet time

Saturday
8:45am Flag raising and announcements
9:00 Activities begin
12:00pm LUNCH
1:00 Meet at flag poles
2:00 Activities resume
5:00 Dinner
8:00 Movie and Snacks
11:00 Lights out and quiet time

Sunday
9:00am Chapel service
9:30 Awards ceremony
10:00 Check out

All activities and scheduling subject to change.

For a Health Form click here

Click here to see a map of Camp Kootaga

Where is Camp Kootaga?

Driving directions Parkersburg:
View Larger Map and Driving Directions

Driving directions from Clarksburg

View Larger Map and driving directions

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Cub Scouts attend the 2013 Fall Camporee?

This event is specifically designed for Boy Scout Troops, Venture Crews and Explorer Posts as an older Scout opportunity.

Will Vehicles be allowed in the campsites?

You will receive your campsite entrance pass at registration. One vehicle per troop (with trailer) allowed to enter each campsite. No vehicles will be permitted in campsite areas after gear is unloaded. Campsites will be assigned upon registration

Who do we contact for additional information?

Shaun Harris at harrissm@email.com
or 740-525-4640

Camp Mahonegon Cub Adventure (Sept 27-28)

Camp Mahonegon will be transformed for a weekend of fun, games and activities. Click here for all the information you need.

Camp Kootaga Cub Adventure (Oct 10-12)

Sign up now for Great excitement for Cub Adventure Weekend. This year we will focus on Cub Scout Wild Life. So bring your Pack for some great fun. Of course our plans this year include the standard BBs and Archery, as well as other fun and excitement. So sign up for your Cub Scout Wild Life Weekend right away.

Cost is as follows:
$40.00 /Cub Scout or Participating Sibling
$15.00/ Parent or Non-Participating sibling

Click here to see the Parent’s/Leader’s Guide that has all the information you need to know!!

Click here for a registration form in MS Office (.doc) format
Click here for a registration form in Adobe (.pdf) format

Click here for a volunteer registration form in MS Office (.doc) format
Click here for a volunteer registration form in Adobe (.pdf) format

2014 Popcorn/Magazine Sale

THE ANNUAL FALL POPCORN/MAGAZINE SALE IS HERE FOR 2014

Click the link below to see the products we are selling!
(Click here to see the products)

Show-n-Sell orders due September 16, 2014
Show-n-Sell distribution September 27, 2014
Popcorn/magazine Sale begins September 27, 2014
Orders will be due no later than October 28, 2014
Take Order popcorn distribution will be on November 8, 2014

Popcorn Highlights!


Sell $1,500 and earn a $50 gift card to Target or Walmart
Sell $2.000 and receive a Camping Package or HEXBUG Robotic Spider
Sell $3,000 and chose GoPro HERO3-White Edition Camera or
American Express Gift cheque for 5% of total sales (rounded to the nearest $10)

The top 3 salesmen in the Council will receive a $125, $100 or $75 gift card
The top salesman in each District will receive a $50 gift card*
(*Top 3 for council are exempted from winning top seller in District)

(If you notice anything that needs corrected or you are in question about, please contact the Service Center.)

Reasons to sell Magazines!

- Everyone reads
- Magazines promote literacy!
- 40% of US Households have 2+ magazine subscriptions
- Over 50 magazines to choose from
- Great compliment to popcorn, something to read while snacking
- Great gift

Instructions to allow Scouts to sell Camp Master Popcorn to friends and relatives across the country! It will also show a few key points on how the site will work and how the Online Sales Program will benefit Scouts and Scouting


FORMS


You can email the form to John Burns
or fax to 1-304-428-8594

23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan (2015)

In 2015, more than 30,000 Scouts and leaders from 161 countries around the world will converge on Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan, for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree.

The event will provide opportunities to raise awareness about global issues, explore the environment, participate in community service, make friends from around the world, and deepen understanding of developments in science and technology. The world jamboree is a unique opportunity for participants to experience an exciting program of activities, including: Global Development Village, City of Science, Crossroads of Culture, and the Peace Program.

Participants will live and learn with fellow Scouts from around the world. They will be housed in tents along with the BSA contingent but will soon venture out to mingle with tens of thousands of people for two weeks of activities and adventure. That’s right, a world fellowship exercise on an enormous scale!

Make plans now to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime event, where Scouts and Venturers from around the world will meet at the intersection of tradition and innovation to explore energy, technology and harmony.


Registration is OPEN — Click the picture above to register now

Click here for a colorful brochure

Click here for an Adult Troop/Crew Leader Application

High Adventure Opportunities

The Allohak Council is offering, starting in 2014, to offer two high adventure opportunities for Scouts each year. In 2014 the trips are to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico, and Sea Base in the Florida Keys.

For more information click here

Youth Protection Training (and more)

For online E-Training click here. This will give you the opportunity to take training given by the National Boy Scouts of America. You will create a “MyScouting” account (if you have not done so already) and as you complete training, it will update your records at the council leve if you follow the procedures correctly.


YOUTH PROTECTION REPORTING POLICY
By Scout Executive, Dale Musgrave

“All persons involved in Scouting shall report to local authorities any good faith suspicion or belief that any child is or has been physically or sexually abused, physically or emotionally neglected, exposed to any form of violence or threat, exposed to any form of sexual exploitation including the possession, manufacture, or distribution of child pornography, online solicitation, enticement, or showing of obscene material.
No person may abdicate this reporting responsibility to any other person.

The Scout Executive should also be contacted immediately to remove the individual from our membership ranks and so the Scout Executive can prepare to handle media contacts.”

To make a report to the Scout Executive, call Dale Musgrave at:
Scout Service Center: 304-991-3481
Cell phone: 304-981-3481
Home phone 304-893-6413


Youth Protection Notes
By Steve Cogar, Vice President Youth Protection

The Boy Scouts of America takes great pride in the quality, integrity, and professionalism of its volunteer adult leaders. Without our fine leaders, the BSA program could not be delivered with the exceptional level of vitality and success it has enjoyed for the past one-hundred years. BSA has long known that one key to success in leadership is training. Effective leaders are set-up to succeed, not to fail, through various training programs that both enhance their ability to provide Scouts with a quality program and protect their safety while doing so.
BSA Youth Protection Training is an integral part of the training regime in Scouting. In the Allohak Council, we are proffering a new initiative in Youth Protection Training that takes the form of a challenge for all registered leaders. That challenge is simple – take the Youth Protection Training every year even though BSA only requires that it be taken every two years. Toward that end, the Allohak Council is committed to making the training available in a variety of ways.
The BSA website is an easy way to complete most BSA required training. For Youth Protection Training, if you have access to a computer either at home or at a local library, simply go to http:/myscouting.org. If you have a user name and password, login and take the training. At the end of the approximately 20 minute session, you will be able to print a certificate of completion. The Council will automatically have verification that you completed the training. If you do not have a user name and password, the login page allows you to create an account which affords you access to all training, including Youth Protection. To do so, just follow the prompts, remember that your Council is Allohak #618, and have your eight digit Scout Identification Number from your membership card available.
The Council is also committed to other innovative ways of providing the training. One goal is to provide each unit leader with a Training DVD that may be played at committee meetings or lent to individual leaders. Once the video is viewed, the leader must contact the Council Service Center at 1-800-654-5272, and speak with John Burns to certify that that training took place. In addition, the Youth Protection DVD will be available at many Council functions such as merit badge midways, universities, and colleges; as well as Summer Camp, camporees, and adult leader training. Leaders who are waiting for Scouts to finish merit badges or who otherwise have about twenty spare minutes at these events will be able to quickly update their Youth Protection training.
The BSA recognizes that one key component in their effort to protect Scouts from sexual abuse is Youth Protection Training for adult volunteers. The Allohak Council, your Council, supports this mindset and believes that we can continue to cement our position as a Council that thrives on innovation by doing more than is required. Login to myscouting.org or ask your leader for a copy of the Youth Protection DVD today. Your Council and your Scouts will appreciate your efforts!


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