Council Camporee May 2-4, 2014

Dear Scouts and Adult Leaders

Your troop is invited to attend the Allohak Council Spring Camporee. This year’s theme is “The Battle of Philippi”. Our Camporee dates are May 2 – 4 at Barbour County Fairgrounds. This year’s theme promotes scout skills, teamwork and a little fun.

We are excited this year to have with us some reenactment Civil War units from the area. These units promise to add real authenticity to your event…

The leaders guide should help you understand what is happening at the Camporee so you can publicize it to your troop. Activities include patrol sprit competition (bring a Civil War Battle flag, and a staff) as well as some great events.

We need your assistance in staffing the many activities planned for the 20-30 troops and over 350 Scouts and Scouters. Each troop is asked to volunteer at least 4 Scouters/older scouts who will help run the events. In addition, volunteers will help with contest judging, score keeping, event timing, coordinating vespers, and the campfire.

Call Ted Cox, Camporee Chairman, at 304/893-7143 or e-mail at kootaga@suddenlink.net. if you need more information, or are interested in serving as one of the activity chairmen or volunteers.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at Barbour County Fairgrounds!

To download a copy of the leader’s guide click here
To download a copy of the list of proposed events click here

Battle of Philippi Planning Committee

A Day of Reunion (June 21st)


A Day of Reunion!!

June 21, 2014 – starting at 1:00pm – ?????

We are inviting all former Scouts, the public, former camp staff and Eagle Scouts in the area to spend a day at camp. We encourage troops to consider a “troop reunion” in the site they camp in, to help bring old friends back. Folks will have the opportunity to sign up and join Camp Kootaga Alumni, Kootaga Staff Alumni and Eagle Scout Alumni groups. Also to become a volunteer! We will have hotdogs, chips and drinks in several campsites to folks can make their own with their kids. We want to create a list of our friends. Media, Media, Media.

We are looking at a “Mossman Classic” trail run to be held at camp to get free advertisement and promote awareness of camp and our facilities. More to come.

I would like to start the discussion to open up the use of camp for local law enforcement training events and even businesses for team building events. We have to use or camps in a way t help promote Scouting and crate ne “friends” with benefits that will enjoy and respect our camps.

I would like the board to host a “Council Campfire” this year, possibility two next year. A day long outing thank-you for our leaders and their families to come to camp for a cookout, Dutch Oven Cooking, live music and an opportunity to camp-over with your family. A time of Friendship and fellowship.

Ever been to Philmont? I will be planning a “Philmont Training Center Event” for our leaders to take place next summer. It is a tremendous experience and a great opportunity to live out your Philmont dream! The best training and an opportunity to hike some Philmont and visit opening and closing trail campfires. Let’s see how many folks we can take! (I Bet Dr. Bill would head this up). Bus or fly?

I would like to see us offer “Flight School” council-wide. Quarterly “what it takes to be an Eagle Scout workshops”, hosted by different District Eagle Advancement chairs in different locations. A session available to Life Scouts to go over the Eagle workbook with Scouts (and parents)/ Topics and discussions can include what make a good project, leadership ideas and suggestions, record keeping and the importance of media sharing your project from start to finish. Guest speakers can be our District Eagle Scout Project of the Year winners. Sell the dream, we lose too many Scouts from Life to Eagle. Each Scouts gets a white button patch with an Eagle in Flight Suit on it that says “FLIGHT SCHOOL”. We had 50+ Eagle Scouts in 13 years – ask me if it works and motivates kids.

If you have a special interest in any of these programs, email me and let me know. Thanks for your service!

Greg Gentry
Council President

2014 Blennerhassett Day Camp (June 12-14)

For FUN and ADVENTURE get ready for “Cub Scouts of the Roundtable” at the Blennerhassett Day Camp 2014!!! The Day Camp will be held June 12th thru June 14 at the Civitan Park in Belpre.

Click here for the Leaders Guide which includes other information and registration forms

2014 OA Spring Ordeal (April 25-27)

This event will take place at Camp Mahonegon. It is VITAL that you be in attendance at this weekend if you were called out last summer and did not attend the Summer Ordeal last August. This will be your last opportunity to attend an Ordeal without being re-elected by your unit.

Click here for registration form and more information

Click here for OA Health Forms

Click here to register online

Washington District’s Day Camp (June 10-13, 2014)

The Washington District Day Camp 2014 will be held June 10th thru June 13th at Broughton Nature and Wildlife Education Area near Marietta, Ohio, on State Route 821. Register now and join us for all the fun!!!

Click here for the Leaders Guide that has all the informaiton you need.

Click here for a paper and pencil Pack Day camp registsration form.

Click here for a pencil and paper Adult/Sibling registration form.

Click here for the Health Forms Part A and B.

World Friendship Fund


Help Provide Funding and Supplies for Scouts Across the World!

February 1-15 is this year’s fundraising campaign for BSA’s World Friendship Fund, providing two weeks for our members to focus on these critical efforts throughout the world. It’s a great opportunity for both leaders and youth to help fellow Scouts who are in need of their support.

Around the world, WFF donations have supported:
• Building and rehabilitation of Scout camps
• Earthquake and tsunami relief
• Funding for sanitation and transportation needs
• Ecological, handbook, and uniform projects
• And so much more

For more information and details on how to donate, please visit your local national Scout Shop or scouting.org.

Scout Leader Training (April 2014)

Calling all Scoutmasters, Boy Scout Leaders and Troop Committee Member!!

Highland and Stonewall Districts are jointly working together to present
SCOUT LEADER TRAINING at Camp Mahonegon

Indoor Session on April 5, 2014 from 7:30am – 4:30pm
Outdoor Session on April 11, 2014 from 6:00pm – April 12 at 4:30pm

For more information click here

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.

Click here for a colorful brochure

Click here for an Adult Troop/Crew Leader Application

2014 Nuts for Scouting

This Spring the Allohak Council is pleased to again offer Scouts a product for the camp fundraiser – Virginia Diner Peanuts. A high quality product with proven success for Allohak Council Scouts Since 2011, the Nuts for Scouting program is an effective way for any Cub Scout, Boy Scout or Venturer to pay for their summer adventure or begin saving for a future event.

The commission is 30%!

Show and Sell is a great way to sell the product with no need to take an order and return with the product. Unsold products may be returned for a full credit as long is it is in a full case and in good condition.

Take Order product will be distributed on or about April 12.
Take Order money will be due May 2, 2014.

On average, a Scout will sell $100 per hour going door to door, with little effort and encouragement from Mom and Dad.

A Scout can earn:

Hour’s     Sales            Commission
1           $100             $30
2           $200             $60 Pays for Day Camp
3           $300             $90
4           $400             $120 Pays for CS Resident Camp
5           $500             $150
6           $600             $180
7           $700             $210 Pays for Boy Scout Summer Camp
8           $800             $240
9           $900             $270
10         $1000             $300

The Nuts for Scouting is a turn key no risk fundraiser to help your Scouts earn their way to camp, build confidence and learn valuable public speaking skills.

For more information, contact your District Executive at 304-422-4507 (800-654-5272) or the Allohak Scout Service Center, 1340 Juliana St., Parkersburg, WV.

Dates to remember:
(Dates subject to change)

March 25 – Show-n-Sell Returns DUE
March 25 – Show-n-Sell Money DUE
March 25 – Take Orders DUE
April 12 – Take Order Nuts Distributed
May 2 – Take Order Money DUE

For a Unit Take Order Form, click here. (This is in a pdf format)

For a Unit Take Order Form, click here. (This is in an excel format)

Click here for a copy of the Nut Brochure

Tentative dates are as follows:
(Dates are subject to change)

February 15 – Nut Take Order Sale begins
March 25 – Nut Take Orders due to Scout Service Center
March 25 – Nut Show-n-Sell returns due to Scout Service Center
April 12 – Nut Take Order distribution
May 5 – Nut money due

Camp Red Arrow June 23-26, 2014

Camp Red Arrow Cub Scouts can participate in many types of activities including, archery, BB-guns, sling shots, field sports, nature, arts and crafts, Scout skills, and a variety of other events. All areas (especially range activities) place a special emphasis on safety procedures. It’s a fun-filled week four days of challenging Cub Scout activities, exciting adventures and new friendships.

Camp is under the direction of a Camp Director and Program Director trained at the Boy Scouts of America National Camping School. All ranges are under the supervision of staff with hours of training and experience in their field. Safety is the number one priority at day camp followed by fun and adventure.

Scouts primarily sign up and attend day camp with their Pack. Camp is a lot more fun when your den attends together. However if your Pack is not attending Day Camp there is no reason why you should miss out on the adventure. A Scout and their adult partner can attend day camp and be matched with a den of Scouts the same age. We don’t want anyone to miss out on this awesome summer experience. Please contact your Day Camp Director, Rich Maskiell for information on how to attend without your Pack.

This year we will allow the cub scouts to invite a friend to attend camp on Wednesday, June 25. More details on this later.

Listed below are the items that make up the Cub Master’s/Parent’s guide.

Word Format
- Cub Master letter
- Cub Master Forms (Excel)
- Parents Information Letter
- Parents and Sibling Registration
- Weblos Scout Overnight Registration
- Weblos Adult Overnight Registration
- Code of Conduct and Staff Agreement
PDF Format
- Cub Master letter
- Cub Master Forms (Excel)
- Parents Information Letter
- Parents and Sibling Registration
- Weblos Scout Overnight Registration
- Weblos Adult Overnight Registration
- Code of Conduct and Staff Agreement
Patch Design
- Hock-Hocking Patch design contest form

Click here to download Medical Forms.
Click here to download Registration Forms.


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