2014 Mid-Ohio Valley Christmas Dinner (Dec 25th)

Plans for the annual Mid-Ohio Valley Community Christmas Day Dinner are under way. A free buffet dinner from noon to 2:30pm on Christmas Day at the First Presbyterian Church Church, Stevenson Hall at 1341 Juliana Street (rear entrance). See below for more information.

Click here for more information.

Office Closure

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

CLOSED
November 27 and 28 (Thanksgiving)
December 24, 25, 26 (Christmas)
January 1 (New Years)
January 2, 5, 6 and 7 (Inventory)
January 19 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

Recruiting Contest 11/1/14–11/30/14

Have Fun, Invite Your

Friends.

For over 100 years, Scouts have been having the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed.

From building his own pinewood derby car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with his best friends at a campout, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout.

Boy Scouts prove themselves in an environment that challenges their courage and tests their nerve. After they’ve been given the proper guidance from those with experience and know-how, they take their own lead, going places they’ve never gone, seeing things they’ve never seen, and diving into the rugged world of outdoor adventure, relying on teamwork and character to accomplish what everyone else thinks is impossible.

Now you can invite your friends to join Scouting and get your name entered in a drawing for a Summer Camp fee waiver. Each District will be giving away a fee waiver for the District’s summer Day camp (a total of six). So, if you are a Tiger thru Weblos I you will be entered for each new boy that registers. If you are a Weblos II or a Boy Scout, you will be entered in the Council’s drawing for a fee wavier for next year (2015) at Camp Kootaga.

OA WINTER BANQUET (Dec 13, 2014)

It’s that time of year again for fun and fellowship. The Order of the Arrow Winter Banquet will be held at Camp Mahonegan on December 13, 2014.

THIS IS A CATERED EVENT. IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND,
PLEASE LET US KNOW SO WE CAN ORDER ENOUGH FOOD.

Directions to Camp Mahonegon: Route 50 East to I-79 (Clarksburg), I-79 South to Exit 99 (Route 33 East)
Go past Buckhannon to Boy Scout Camp Road sign (Green sign) (about 10-15 miles)
Turn right at the sign, at the end of the exit, turn right Keep the river on your left & you will drive into camp

BANQUET MENU:
BEEF ROAST OR PORK ROAST
POTATOES
GREEN BEANS
SALAD
DESSERT

Cost
Will be $10.00 before December 1,– $15.00 thereafter

Click here for a registration form
You can also register and pay online. Reservations must be received by December 1, 2014 . Reservations not accepted without payment.

Dues are not included in the cost of the banquet!

Davis Anderson Memorial PWD (Feb 7, 2015)

GET READY!!! GET SET!!!!

THE START FLAG IS RAISED!!!!

The 43rd annual running of the Davis Anderson Memorial Pinewood Derby is about to begin. The Scouts are preparing their cars, testing them, and will get them closely inspected before running the gauntlet!!

It’s the annual event that will be held on February 7, 2015 at the Grand Central Mall. There will be five tracks throughout the mall and racing will go on all day. Around noon there will be The Mayors and Area Dignitaries/Celebrities Race in the Center Court.

Clicking here will take you to everything you need to know to enter the race: rules, regulations, examples, tips and registration form.




Here are a few highlights from last year’s event.
(click on a picture for a larger view)

  
        
                                                                         

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.

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!

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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