Office Closure

Please note that the Service Center Office will be
as follows:

November 26-27, 2015, Thursday & Friday (Thanksgiving)
December 24-28, 2015, Thursday-Monday (Christmas)
January 1, 2016, Friday (New Years Day)
January 4-7, 2016, Monday-Thursday (Inventory)
January 18, 2016, Monday (Martin Luther King Jr Day)
February 15, 2016, Monday (President’s Day)

2016 WinterPlace Ski Dates

Allohak Council Special Price Just $52.00 per person

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

Winterplace Picture

Available Dates for the 2016 Season:

January 10                               February 7                               March 6

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 $52.00
    Lift Ticket, Snow Board rental, one meal ticket $91.00
    Lift Ticket, You bring your own Snow Board, one meal ticket $52.00
    Tubing Ticket (all day), Meal Ticket (9am 10:pm) $45.00
    Tubing Ticket 2 hour Pass, (9:00 am to 5:00 pm at 2 hour intervals) $14.50
    Additional Meal ticket $7.00

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.

Click here for a PDF version of the information flier.

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.

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

Washington District Leadership Dinner Nov. 27, 2015

Washington District’s Fundraising Dinner is fast approaching. This year is going to be an exciting, fun and casual affair! The format is a “Tailgate” Party with guest Andy “Big Kat” Katzenmoyer (former OSU Linebacker). Meet, greet and get an autograph with Andy on November 27th at the Marietta Shrine Club. Social Hour begins at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $100/Tables $1000. PLEASE let everyone (employers, employees, friends, and families) know of this great opportunity to purchase a ticket! This is Washington District’s biggest fundraiser and is integral to the Allohak Council operations. Contact Traci Fout Saffell, district publicity chairman, with questions and to purchase tickets (740-516-9736), or purchase online.

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OA WINTER BANQUET (Dec 12, 2015)

It’s that time of year again for fun and fellowship. The Order of the Arrow Winter Banquet will be held at Camp Kootaga on December 12, 2015.



Will be $10.00 before December 4,– $15.00 thereafter

Click here for a registration form
You can also register and pay online. Reservations must be received by December 4, 2015 . Reservations not accepted without payment.

Dues are not included in the cost of the banquet!

Click here for 2016 OA dues form.

2015 Popcorn/Magazine Sale


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


(Click here to see the prizes being offered)

Show-n-Sell orders due September 9, 2015
Show-n-Sell distribution September 26, 2015
Popcorn/magazine Sale begins September 26, 2015
Orders will be due no later than October 28, 2015
Take Order popcorn distribution will be on November 14, 2015
Unit payment for popcorn is due to Allohak Council December 4, 2015

Popcorn Highlights!

Fill a Sheet! Sell to 30 customers (one complete order sheet) and earn the
           exclusive 2015 CAMP MASTERS ful-filled Patch
Sell $1,500 and earn a $50 gift card to Target or Walmart
Sell $2.000 and receive a Camping Package or 920 Piece lego Minecraft Set
Sell $3,000 and choose Remote controlled Drone with 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

This link will take you to a copy of all documents that was included in the Popcorn packet that was distributed to each unit.


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

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.

New web site

The new 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

Cub Scout leaders, before you accuse me of hyperbole, check out the new 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

What about Cub Hub, the predecessor to It’s still around, at 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 and take a look around.

Eagle Scholarships (& Other Eagle Awards)

Scholarships ranging from $2000 to $50,000 are available.

Click here for a NOTICE from the Allohak Council NESA Committee.

You can also click here to get more detailed information and application forms (check the drop-down menu on the left hand side of the website).

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:
And participate in the “FALL POPCORN SALE”.
Fill out the commitment form, submit it to the Council Service Center and for the next year, any advancement form turned in with rank advancements…..the cloth emblems will be FREE!

Click here to view/print the commitment form

Wood Badge 2014

Wood Badge 2014

Class C4-618-14

July 25-27 & August 8-10, 2014

Camp Mahonegon, Ellamore, WV

What is Wood Badge?The Wood Badge training program is the premier advanced leadership training program, open to all registered Scouters of Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity and Venturing Programs. Using the latest materials and the best techniques available, Wood Badge has become the most advanced leadership training course in Scouting. In this course you will utilize practical exercises to learn essential skills of leadership, management and team building in a fun filled lecture-practice outdoor environment. The skills taught are applicable to every leader and provides a common foundation for Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturing programs. The course uses indoor and outdoor settings to teach essentials of leadership. You will learn what makes leadership work and how to make it work for you and your Scouting position. You will also learn to apply those skills to help you function better as a manager and function more effectively as a team. Finally you will have an opportunity to state your goals as a leader and put into motion a plan to achieve these goals. Wood Badge’s effectiveness as a leadership development experience has been applauded by industry training professionals. Its positive in fluence on participants not only is useful in Scouting programs, but is also applicable to our everyday lives at work and at home. Wood Badge is designed to give Scouters the tools that they need to provide the highest quality of Scouting experience for the youth in their units – Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity and Venturing Scouts.

Wood Badge is considered a “Mountain Top” Scouting experience. Come join a truly life changing experience and be part of it!

Who Should Attend and What Are The Prerequisites?Wood Badge is open to all registered adults in Scouting! There is no minimum tenure requirement for your position. You must have completed the Leader Specific Training for your registered position as well as Youth Protection training. You must also be capable of functioning successfully in and outdoor environment and have a current Physical prior to the start of the course.

Where and When?Camp Mahonegon near Ellamore, WV July 25,26,27 (8:00 a.m. Friday – 5:00 p.m. Sunday) and August 8,9,10 (8:00 a.m. Friday to – 5:00 p.m. Sunday) You must be present for all sessions on both weekends to complete the course.

Cost?The early bird course fee is $200.00. This fee covers all meals, course materials, supplies, equipment and awards. You provide your own personal camping gear and Scout uniforms for both weekends. This course is limited to 48 participants so enroll early. All reservations must be submitted with a $50.00 Non-refundable reservation fee. This reservation fee will be applied toward your total course fee.

  • Take advantage of the Early Bird rate of $200; the balance of $150 must be paid in full by May 15, 2014
  • The regular course fee is $250; the balance of $200 must be paid in full by July 10, 2014
  • The late signup fee is $275; the balance of $225 must be paid in full must be paid in full by July 14, 2014
  • I am interested in applying for a Wood Badge Scholarship. Please contact Joan Propst.

All course fees must be paid in full by July 14, 2014.

Wood Badge is a Two-Step Process/Practical Experience -Wood Badge is a two-step process, beginning with the outdoor experience, consisting of living the Scout program. Participants are exposed to the leadership and Scoutcraft skills as they apply to both adults and youth. Through living in a Scouting atmosphere for a deeper understanding of the Scouting program that can have a profound influence on the lives of youth in our communities.
To demonstrate an understanding of the leadership skills taught at the course, each participant writes a plan outlining how he or she will apply the lessons learned through their role in Scouting after the course. This is called a Ticket.

Application Phase—The course is followed by a period of 18 months during which the Scouter applies the skills learned at his unit, district, or council level position. Through this period each Scouter is assigned a counselor who acts as a resource, evaluator, and mentor to assist the participant in putting the points learned in the course into action. This process is know as working your ticket. Once the ticket is completed to the mutual satisfaction of the participant and the counselor, the Wood Badge Award is presented.

Questions?Contact :

Joan Propst, Course Director
(304) 457-4742

Wood Badge 2014

Class C4-618-14

July 25-27 & August 8-10, 2014

Camp Mahonegon, Ellamore, WV

Earn Beads???
Come to Gilwell and Earn Your Beads

Click here to find out more about the upcoming course.

Click here for a Wood Badge Application

NOTE: A current, up-to-date completed BSA Class III medical form is required to attend the course
Click here for Joan Propst information for Participants.

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