Boy Scouts Of America–Allohak Council

Office Holiday Closing

Please note that the Council Office will be closed as follows:
December 22-26, 2016 (Christmas Holiday)
January 2, 2017 (New year)
January 3-6, 2017 (Inventory)

Giving Tuesday November 29, 2016

Giving Tuesday

The Allohak Council is dedicated to helping our nation’s young people make lifelong commitments to their families and communities. Scouts are expected to live their lives by the Scout Oath and Law and to be “Prepared. For Life!”

Camp-In HH District January 7-8, 2017

Please join us on January 7th and 8th at the Athens Community Center in Athens, OH for the 2017 Hock Hocking District Cub Scout Winter Camp-In! We’re calling all Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos to join us for an INDOOR overnighter of fun, games, a movie, cooking, songs, skits, crafts, indoor camping, and advancement activities! The cost is only $20/participant and includes a patch, facility rental fee, an evening snack, breakfast, and supplies.

Please pass the attached flier along to your Cub Scouts, parents, den leaders, and committee members. We’re aiming for a spectacular turnout! For more information, to register, and/or to volunteer, please drop me an email or give me a call at 740-818-9060.

Download fillable registration form here.
Online registration form
Click here to download fillable Health Forms Parts A (1 page) and B (2 pages)

Yours in Scouting,
Keith Milam
Hock Hocking Civic and Activities Chair

Kootaga Klondike Derby Jan. 20-21


This year the Klondike will be held at Camp Kootaga. Everything starts Saturday morning, check-in will be held at Sparky’s Park. Check-in will start at 07:30AM and will be completed at 08:45AM. The cost of the Klondike will be $5.00. Lunch will be provided.

We do need your help in order to run this Klondike so the Scouts will have a great program. So call or email me, it’s listed on the last page.

What is a Klondike Derby?
It’s a Boy Scout Winter Skill and Camping event, held in January in the snow (hopefully). Typically, it involves an overnight campout and multiple Camporee type competitions, where Boy Scout Troops and Patrols compete against each other. Boys are divided into Patrols and each Patrol uses a Dog Type sled that uses Scout power to pull it instead of dogs. The Scouts pull the sleds that are loaded with their personal and patrol equipment. The Scouts journey through woods and fields, up and down the hills and stop at different activity stations where they are tested on different Scout skills. When they arrive at these stations they are tested on their Scouting knowledge, team work and problem solving skills.

One of the most important parts of a Klondike Derby is to keep warm and dry. Each Scout must know what to wear. Winter weather is very changeable, requiring preparedness for almost any condition. Your best protection is your common sense. Dress in layers. Avoid working up a sweat, and keep yourself comfortable by removing or adding layers of clothing.

If your troop camps in TENTS Friday night they will recieve an extra 20 points on there score sheet at the end of the activities.

Will be provided.

It can have wheels on the sled when doing activities unless there is snow on the ground then no wheels. For the sled race there will be no wheels allowed on the sled.

Equipment List for the Sled


Friday night:
Camp on your own.

07:30 to 08:45AM Saturday Morning Check-in
08:45 to 09:00AM Opening Ceremony:
09:00 AM to 12:00PM Morning Events
12:00PM to 1:00PM Saturday Lunch
1:00 to 4:00PM Afternoon Events
4:00PM Ending Ceremony

* All activities and scheduling subject to change. *


PDF Registration Form
On-Line Registration

Chairman of Klondike
Shaun Harris
Scoutmaster of Troop 203

Staff Advisor
Joe Testerman
Senior District Executive
740-350-3808 Cell

National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award (By Jan 21, 2017)


Scouts and Scouters,
Each year new Eagle Scouts from across the country compete in their local councils, regions and nationally for recognition and ultimately: The Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award.

If you have earned the rank of Eagle Scout during 2016 and before December 31, 2016 you are eligible to enter the competition.

All you have to do to enter is: 1) fill out the attached application and 2) submit it and the supporting documents as called for in the attached instructions to the Allohak Council NESA Committee, Scout Service Center, 1340 Juliana Street Parkersburg West Virginia 26101 before January 21, 2017. From the applications submitted the Council NESA Committee will select a winner and certify that winner to the Regional NESA Committee by March 31, 2017. If you are fortunate enough to be selected at the Council and Regional levels, your name will be sent to the National NESA Committee and from the names submitted by the regions, the national committee selects one to receive the ultimate Adams Award at the BSA National Meeting.

So get those applications filled out and submitted!

John S. Kaull
Council NESA Committee Chair

HH PINEWOOD DERBY 2017 (March 18)

Before we know it the Hock Hocking Pinewood Derby will be upon us, so I wanted to get the Patch design form out to you as soon as possible. Due to Spring Break and so many people being gone the 1st Weekend in March, we are moving the District Pinewood Derby race to March 18th, 2017.

This will give the Cub Scouts enough time to come up with this year’s Patch Design for the Pinewood Derby. The Design will be Due by January 20, 2017.

The winner will be presented a Plaque at the Derby in front of all their Peers.

Mail your patch design to:

Pete Celaya
23 Pine St
The Plains, OH 45780

Must be received by: Jan 20, 2017

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The 2017 Hock Hocking District Pinewood Derby will be held at the Market Place on East State Street (formerly the University Mall.) in Athens, Ohio on March 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am. This event is for Hock-Hocking units. Cost per Scout – $5.00.

All registrations for the Derby must be received by 5:00 PM on March 3, 2017. No registration forms will be accepted after this time. All paper registration forms must be printed and legible.

Online registration is available. Registration deadlines will be strictly adhered to. No registration will be taken after the deadline date or on race day. Each Pack will be issued a time to check in for registration.

Please adhere to these check-in times. Your Pack will be notified by telephone as to your official race time. It is the responsibility of the Cub Master to inform each Scout and their parents of their Pack’s race time.

A PDF versions of the following are available

  • Patch Design Entry Form.
  • Car Body IDEAS.
  • CUB SCOUT Pinewood Derby Rules.
  • CUB SCOUT registration form .
  • ADULT AND BOY SCOUT Pinewood Derby Rules.
  • ADULT AND BOY SCOUT registration form.
  • Send money and registration forms to:
    Allohak Council
    1340 Juliana Street
    Parkersburg, WV 26101-3902
    Phone: 304.422.4507
    Toll Free: 800.654.5272
    Fax: 304.428.8594

    The Adult Pinewood Derby Race will start immediately after the Hock Hocking Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Championship race. Please set a good example for your Scouts and have fun racing. Deadline for registration for the Adult Pinewood Derby race is March 3, 2017.

    OA WINTER BANQUET (Dec 10, 2016)

    It’s that time of year again for fun and fellowship. The Winter Banquet is our annual Lodge Recognition Event! Come celebrate the past year and look forward to the next as we recognize fellow Arrowment including: New Ordeal Members, New Brotherhood Members, New Vigil Members, and New Eagle Scouts. The Order of the Arrow Winter Banquet will be held at Camp Mahonegan on December 10, 2016 at 1:00 pm.


    Directions: From Interstate 79 take Exit 99 (Weston/Route 33 East). Drive past Buckhannon approximately 10 miles. You will see a gas station on the left and will start to go downhill. As you go downhill about halfway down the hill you will see a green sign that says “Boy Scout Camp Road”, take that exit, at the end of the exit turn right. Keep the river on your left and after approximately 3 miles you will enter camp.


    Cost: Will be $10.00 before December 2,– $15.00 thereafter

    Click here for a registration form
    You can also register and pay online. Reservations must be received by December 2, 2016. Reservations not accepted without payment.

    Dues are not included in the cost of the banquet!

    Click here for 2017 OA dues form.

    2017 WinterPlace Ski Dates

    Allohak Council Special Price Just $54.00 per person

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


    Winterplace Picture

    Available Dates for the 2017 Season:

    January 8          February 5          March 5

    Where is Winterplace?
    Winterplace Ski Resort
    100 Old Flat Top Mountain Road
    Ghent, WV 25843

    • Winterplace is located between Beckley and Bluefield, WV.
    • 5 minutes off of Interstate – 77.
    • Exit 28 – Ghent / Flat Top, West Virginia.
    • Local Local map
      Out of State Out of State map
      Special Allohak Ticket Information*
      Lift Tickets, Ski equipment rentals , one meal ticket $54.00
      Lift Ticket, Snow Board rental, one meal ticket $83.00
      Lift Ticket, You bring your own Snow Board, one meal ticket $54.00
      Tubing Ticket (all day), Meal Ticket (9am 10:pm) $46.50
      Tubing Ticket 2 hour Pass, (9:00 am to 5:00 pm at 2 hour intervals) $15.00
      Additional Meal ticket $7.00

    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.

    The addition of the award winning “Terrain Based learning” methodology for our beginner programs. Focused on “Fun” this program is revolutionizing learning for first timers. To learn more about this program take a look at the TBL link: . This is a great video to share with your scouts, leaders and parents.

    PDF version of the information flier.
    Click here to register/pay online

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

    Winterplace Picture

    Live Cams

    Mountainhouse Cam

    The Mountainhouse Cam shows the action from the base area.





    Top of the Mountain Cam

    Take in the scenic view from the top of the mountain

    2016 Popcorn Sale

    It’s that time of year again….TO SELL POPCORN!!!

    If you have questions, contact your District Executive or Popcorn Kernel

    Campmaster’s Popcorn is made exclusively for sale by the Boy Scouts of America units. It’s our largest annual fundraiser that runs mid-September through November.

    This annual council-wide fundraiser assists local units in raising money for summer resident or day camps, adventures, supplies, registration fees, and advancement badges. Monies raised at the council level contribute to valuable programs such as Scout Reach, a program that provides support to individuals, training volunteers to be better Scouts, and sustaining camp facilities.

    Purchasing popcorn outside of a retail store (show-and-sell) or ordering popcorn (take-order), is the easiest way to help units raise money. Over 70% of all sales dollars remain here to support our Scouts at the council and the unit level.

    So, do your part, get out there and SELL!! SELL!! SELL!!

    Click here to see all you need to know in the Popcorn Leaders Guide.
    Click here to see the Products that we will be offering.
    Click here for UNIT TAKE ORDER form in Microsoft Excel.
    Click here for UNIT TAKE ORDER form in pdf format.
    Click here for PRIZE ORDER FORM.
    Click here for INDIVIDUAL SALES form in Microsoft Excel.
    Click here for HIGH ACHIEVER form in pdf format.
    Click here for Tips for a Popcorn Sale.
    Click here for Tips for a Show & Sell.
    Click here for Pay Anywhere information (only recommended for Show & Sell).

    Council Shirt Fund Raiser

    Short Sleeve Shirt Wicking tee Shirt Long Sleeve Tee Shirt
    Short Sleeve Tee Shirt Wicking Tee Shirt Long Sleeve Tee Shirt
    $15.00 2x-5X $17.00 $18.00 2x-4X $21.00 $17.50 2x-3x $19.50 4x 21.50
    Crew Neck Sweatshirt Long Sleeve Tee Shirt
    Wicking Long Sleeve Crew Neck Sweatshirt Hooded Sweatshirt
    $19.50 2x-3x $21.50 $21.00 2x-4x $25.00 $25.00 2x-3x $28.00 4x 30.00

    Design Ball Cap
    Ball Cap

    Click here to place order electronically.
    Click here for a flier/order form.


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