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Boy Scouts Of America–Allohak Council

PEANUT/TRASH BAG MONEY DUE!!!

REMEMBER…..PEANUT/TRASH BAG MONEY WAS DUE MAY 22. 2017. THANK YOU!

2017 Circuit Rider 29 (Sept 8-10)

It is time for the United Methodist 29th Circuit Rider, sponsored by the United Methodist Men of the West Virginia Conference. Scouting units are not required to be chartered by the United Methodist Church to attend.

The event will be held September 8-10, 2017 at Jackson’s Mill, Weston, WV

For more information click here

2018 Sea Base Trek (Jul 4-10, 2018)

Sea BaselSea Basel

The Allohak Council proudly announces its 2018 Council Contingent Trek to
Florida Sea Base.

When: July 4 thru July 10, 2018

Cost is $1850.00*. (This includes the Sea Base fee, ground and air transportation, and t-shirts.) A $100 deposit is due upon registration. Spots will not be held without the deposit.

During the seven-day adventure, you will be living on a large sailing vessel over 40 feet long and sailing the Florida Keys. You will have the chance to snorkel some of the most beautiful reefs in the Keys and part of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
You will also have the opportunity to study astronomy, navigation, fish identification, and coral reef ecology.

Come join us for the Coral Reef Sailing Adventure, sharpen your navigational skills and enjoy snorkeling and fishing all in one package.

Crew size is a maximum of 8 people. Allohak Council has been granted reservations for two crews so we have a total of 16 slots.

*This is an estimate based on current air fare and ground fees.

For more information, contact Rick Beck, 304-684-2364. To make reservations, please contact the Scout Office at 304-422-4507.

Cub Residence Camp–July 27-30, 2017

Folklore Days

Tom Sawyer days is this year’s summer Cub Scout residence camp in the Allohak Council. Since 1922, Huck Finn Island (Camp Kootaga) has been committed to the idea that every child should experience carefree, constructive outdoor activities. Camp Kootaga, part of the George A. Stevenson Scout Reservation, lies along the Hughes River in Wirt County, WV and is 18 miles from Parkersburg, WV on State Route 47. The reservation encompasses over 634 acres of hilly woodlands, which makes it a natural environment for the outdoor activities of Cub Scouting and provides acres of wilderness to live out adventures.

We pride ourselves on our ability to select, train, and support amazing camp counselors, many of whom were once campers themselves. It is these counselors’ ability to create new and exciting adventures for the group and to listen and connect with campers as individuals that keeps kids coming back to camp year-after-year.

Camp Kootaga creates lifelong memories by providing fun-filled days where children feel happy and safe.

Camp Fees
Fees Before After
July 21, 2017 July 21, 2017
Cub Scout $50.00 $60.00
Leaders & Adults $35.00 $45.00
Siblings Taking Part $50.00 $60.00
Siblings Not Taking Part $25.00 $35.00
Boy Scout Staff $20.00 $30.00

Download/print a copy of the Parent/leader guide.

You can Register on-Line or by completing the fillable PDF form and mailing it to the Scout Service Center.

2017 National Scout Jamboree


The first Boy Scouts of America national jamboree was scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C., in 1935 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Scouting in America. Unfortunately, the jamboree was canceled because of a polio outbreak in Washington. When the first jamboree was finally held in 1937, Dan Beard lit the opening campfire using flint and steel. Scouts from all 48 states brought the wood that was used in the campfire. There were some 27,232 Scouts camped on the National Mall under the Washington Monument. Since that time, 17 national jamborees have been held, the last in 2013. The next one will be July 19-28, 2017 at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, and you are invited to attend!


Click here for everything you need to know!

Click here to register and pay online.

FREE!! Cloth Rank Patches

Does your unit want to save a few dollars???
We have the answer!!
With just 4 EASY STEPS
you can get all your cloth rank advancement
emblems FREE!!
The only thing you need to do is:
Participate in the “NUTS FOR SCOUTING FUNDRAISER”
Have “FAMILY FOS PRESENTATION”
And participate in the “FALL POPCORN SALE”.
Fill out the commitment form, submit it to the Council Service Center and for the year 2017, any advancement form turned in with rank advancements…..the cloth emblems will be FREE!

Click here to view/print the commitment form

New CubScouts.org web site

The new CubScouts.org is a site worth its weight in (blue and) gold!
(Posted on August 12, 2015 by Bryan Wendell in Cub Scouting, Scouting Tips, Technology)

Every so often, a website comes along that changes the game. That’s CubScouts.org.

Cub Scout leaders, before you accuse me of hyperbole, check out the new CubScouts.org for yourself. You’ll find an official Boy Scouts of America site that links you to everything you need for successful Cub Scouting.

You can shop for gear, get updates about new Cub Scout adventures and requirements, find a pack near you, download recruiting resources, and check out the Learning Library.

It’s the Learning Library I’m most excited about. It’s a constantly growing, indispensable resource that will help you administer a quality program. You’ll find info on:

         - The basics of den meetings and building strong dens
         - Delivering the required and elective adventures
         - Den planning, administration and advancement
         - Positive youth development
         - Working with boys and Cub Scouts with special needs

The Learning Library section for Den Leaders is live now. Sections for Cubmasters, committee members, chartered organization representatives, and parents and guardians are coming soon. As the Learning Library grows, you’ll find all the information and resources you need, customized to you and your position within the organization.

BSA pro Bob Scott and the Cub Scout team created a site that’s fun, engaging, easy-to-use and — most important of all — full of resources you want and need.

But the team’s open to feedback. If you have something you’d like to see, or if something isn’t working the way it should, contact them at info@cubscouts.org.

What about Cub Hub, the predecessor to CubScouts.org? It’s still around, at CubScouts.org/blog. And it’s still full of fun Scouting ideas and the latest adventures in the world of Cub Scouting.

OK, enough from me. Head over to CubScouts.org and take a look around.

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 level 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!

Update “BE A SCOUT” Leads

MEMO

TO: Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Crew Advisors, Committee Chairs
FROM: Dale Musgrave, Scout executive

RE: Be A Scout

In the spring of 2010, the National Council created “Be A Scout”, a Google maps driven search engine for new families to find a Scout unit near them.

Your unit has a “map pin” that will show up for a person looking for a unit within your zip code. To see the “Be A Scout” site, go to www.beascout.org

Should you want to personalize (or add) your “map pin”, log into MyScouting.org and on the left side, click on Be A Scout and follow the instructions.

Please take a moment to personalize your “map pin”. Prospective new members will be able to learn about your unit and how to contact you.

If you have any question or need assistance, contact your Unit Commissioner, District Executive or the Scout Service Center.


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