University of Scouting (Nov 1, 2014)


Sponsored by West Virginia University at Parkersburg and Allohak Council


Welcome! The Boy Scouts of America Allohak Council and West Virginia University at Parkersburg are pleased to bring you University of Scouting! This is a one-day/all-day Scouting event designed for advancement, learning for fun for Webelos, Boy Scouts and Adult Scout Leaders!

For a one-day/all-day Scouting event that is designed for Advancement, Learning and fun for Webelos, Boy Scouts and Adult Scout Leaders click here.

For Adult & Youth Leader Training information click here

It’s a one-stop training experience for Scouts of all ages! The University of Scouting is again coming to Allohak Council and will be held at West Virginia University at Parkersburg on November 1. University of Scouting is a day-long event where Webelos can earn activity pins, Scouts can earn merit badges, and adults will have the opportunity to receive leadership training — all in one place, all in one day!

The goal of the University of Scouting is to provide Scouts and leaders with a quality learning experience while also staying consistent with the Scouting motto of being prepared. A five-year agreement with WVU-P will allow this event to be held the first Saturday in November through 2017. A standard set of activity pins, merit badges and leadership classes will be offered each year while others will be offering on a rotating basis to give participants a variety of choice over the five year period.

Instructor-counselors are all experts in their respective fields, have registered with the Council and have met the BSA youth protection requirements.

WVU-P is an ideal location for the event due to the number of classrooms, parking, technology, outdoor instructional venues, available food options and accessibility. The Council is pleased to partner with WVU-P in bringing this outstanding event to our Scouting program.

Merit Badges being offered:

Citizenship in the Community
Citizenship in the Nation
Citizenship in the World
Environmental Science
Disabilities Awareness
Composite Materials
American Business
Scouting Heritage
Training Being Offered:

Scoutmaster/ASM Specific Training (all day)
The Order of the Arrow and your Troop
Geocaching to Promote Scouting
Scoutmaster Training Conference
Youth Protection Training
Webelos and Scouts disability awareness
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (all day)

Registration should open October 1 with a fee of $10.00 per registration through 5:00pm, October 17th. Late registration should start after 5:00pm on October 17th and run through Thursday, October 30th at 5:00pm.




on September 3, 2014, 1:14 pm, by joburns, under Events.

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


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.

2014 Popcorn/Magazine Sale


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


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.

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:/ 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 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


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

Should you want to personalize (or add) your “map pin”, log into 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.



What is the Voice of the Scout?

- Comprehensive Scout, Parent, Volunteer and Charter Org feedback program
- System to continuously assess how well we are delivering the Scouting experience over time
- Insight for change comes from the end user
-A Journey to Excellence criteria
- It’s your chance to offer suggestions directly to the national organization and to our local council on how to improve the Scouting program

Who is Voice of the Scout?
- Boy Scout and Cub Scout Parents
- Boy Scouts, Venturers and cub Scouts (via parents)
- Youth-facing & Council/District Volunteers
- Charter Organizations

Q: How often will I receive a request to complete a survey
A Surveys will be sent out twice a year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall. One week after the initial email is sent, a reminder notice will be sent out.

Q: Can we collect survey information on paper?
A: The Voice of the Scout system is dependent on coding in order to display the information on the VOS dashboard. With a database of over 3 million members, this would overtax our resources. As it is unfeasible and a source of potential data contamination, no manual way to enter in paper surveys has been developed.

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