New Cub Scout Program Webcasts

January 17 Webcasts on the New Cub Scouting Program

A new Cub Scouting program is launching June 1, 2015, that will be more fun and exciting for boys, and easier to implement for unit leaders. To ensure you are ready to make the transition, a number of webcasts will be hosted on January 17 to outline the coming changes, how to prepare, and when resources will be available.

Cubmaster Webcasts
Saturday, January 17, at 8 a.m. (Central), or
Saturday, January 17, at 3 p.m. (Central)

Den Leader Webcasts
Saturday, January 17, at 9:30 a.m. (Central), or
Saturday, January 17, at 4:30 p.m. (Central)

LDS-Specific Considerations*
Saturday, January 17, at 11 a.m. (Central), or
Saturday, January 17, at 6 p.m. (Central)

* It is recommended that those interested in the LDS session view one of the role-specific sessions first.

Although the content will be geared to the roles listed, anyone with an interest in learning about the new Cub Scouting program is welcome to attend.

The sessions will be recorded for later viewing.

It’s easy to attend! Just navigate your Internet browser to and you are ready to view the webcast!

As always, for more information on the new Cub Scouting program, please go to

Help spread the word about the webcasts to ensure others are ready for the new Cub Scouting program!

Office Closure

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

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

Blennerhassett District PWD (Jan 10, 2015)

Blennerhassett District Pinewood Derby 2015
January 10th, 9:00 AM
Wayside United Methodist Church
3001 Grand Central Ave.
Vienna, WV 26105

Hey folks it’s almost time for the Blennerhassett District Pinewood Derby!
More ways to Win this year, means More FUN!!

This is a Race you don’t want to miss.
We would like to invite Scouts from any District to come and compete in the BDPWD.

Design Awards
Each year we present 5 design awards to the top Pinewood Derby Cars.
Our guest judges look over every car as it is registered and choose the the best ones.
So if Looks are more your thing than Speed, this is your race!

Scout Division
Every year we pull together 5 race tracks in the Wayside United Methodist Gym including a 4 Lane Aluminum track for the finals. Each rank races together on a separate track. That means your scout is competing against scout the same age and skill level. Each track runs a double elimination race all at the same time. We will present a Racing Medal to the top 4 racers in each rank.

Finals Race
Then we advance the top 4 from each rank to the finals.
That means 20 scouts participate in a 4 Lane wide Finals Race that is run by the best time.
Our Top three racers in Scout Division will receive trophies.

Open Class
We also hold an Open Class Division Race for any siblings, parents, leaders, to participate in.
It is a no hold barred cage match between some of the craziest Derby Cars you will ever see.
Batteries included!

Racing will begin as soon as inspections are complete. All racer will receive a patch.
Food will be available for purchase during the race provided by our Girl Scout Unit.
Racing Fee is $5.00 per racer.
See ya at the Track!

Click here for the rules

Klondike Derby January 23-24 @ Camp Kootaga

This year the Klondike will be held at Camp Kootaga. Everything starts Saturday morning, check-in will be held at the Kiwanis Cabin or the Dining Hall. Check-in will start at 07:30AM and will be completed at 08:45AM. The cost of the Klondike will be $10.00. Scoutmasters, don’t worry about buying food for yours Scouts, lunch will be provided.
Also, we do need your help in order to run this Klondike so the Scouts will have a great program for them. 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.

Please have each scout bring a can of soup to the Klondike and hand it in at check-in. We are going to put all different kinds of soup in a pot and cook them together to make Hobo soup. To recap: lunch will be provided. Bring a can of soup per scout. (Try to stay away from creamy soups)

Equipment List for the Sled
-Patrol flag
-Patrol roster
-Pencil & paper
-First-aid kit
-Water in containers
-Flint & Steel
-Rope for lashing
-Scout Handbook

Friday night:
Campout on your own
Saturday morning check in:
07:30 to 08:45AM
Opening Ceremony:
08:45 to 09:00AM
Start of the Events:
09:00 to 12:00PM
12:00PM to 1:00PM
Start of Events:
1:00 to 4:00PM
Ending Ceremony:

* All activities and scheduling subject to change.*

Chairman of Klondike
Shaun Harris
Scoutmaster of Troop 203

Staff Advisor
Joe Testerman
Senior District Executive
740-373-4403 Home
740-350-3808 Cell

Klondike Derby Jan 23, 24, 2015 @ Camp Mahonegan


Welcome to Klondike Derby 2015 at Camp Mahonegon!

Once again, it’s great to see everyone. This year’s Klondike looks to be
one of the best. An added point category this year will award 10 points to each Patrol that camps Friday night.

As with last year, we are following an open-schedule format. This means
that there are no set times for stations (except for lunch-you will be assigned a time). We do this to try to let our scouts plan out their day, and try to brush up on skills in stations where they may need a little work. We have some surprises in store for stations this year. You’ll see the new stations as you arrive at each one.

A couple of pointers for this year, make sure your patrol shows scout spirit.
Find the station leader and ask for permission to enter the station, to make
sure they are ready for another group. Also, a patrol cheer would be great! We
are trying to gear our Klondike to promote good leadership and teamwork,
stress this to your units.

While the Klondike is a competition, we also need to stress safety and
fun. Be aware of your scouts condition. If you believe someone to be colder
than they should really be, get them inside and warmed up. We want this to be a
great experience for everyone.

Also, if any leaders wish to help with stations, we would be happy to put
you to work! Thank you once again for coming and participating.
Happy Scouting
The Klondike Staff

As with Klondike last year, each Unit needs to send a $20.00 deposit along with
the number of Scouts and adults attending. The deposit will be applied to your
registration fee. The fee per person this year will be $12.00, covering food and
supplies. We are asking all units to register as soon as possible, in order to accurately
purchase food and supplies. All registration fees should be sent to:

Allohak Council, BSA
1340 Juliana St.
Parkersburg, WV 26101

Klondike Rule and Regulations
Show Scout spirit, abide by the Oath and Law.
All participants must be registered with the Boy Scouts of America,
No throwing snowballs.
Have fun, be safe and be prepared.

Klondike Schedule
7:00 Early Registration
9:00 Leader Meeting at Dining Hall
11:00 Lights Out
8:00 Station Leader Meeting at Dining Hall
9:00 Flag Raising
9:30 Stations Open
3:30 Stations Close
4:30 Awards and Flag Lowering
6:00 Dinner at Campsites
7:30 Campfire
11:00 Lights Out
8:00 Breakfast at Campsites
9:30 Worship Service at Dining Hall, Dismissal

In addition to Scout Skills, time management and planning will
need to be used. If a station is full, a patrol may need to find an
open station to attend. Lunch will work on the same 3 lunch
time rotation, patrols will be assigned a time to eat upon registering.

Each patrol should bring, but not limit to:
All patrols must supply their own naturally
occurring tender, kindling & fuel
1/4” Rope that can be cut for lashing bring plenty
(preferably not nylon rope)
First Aid Kit
Patrol Flag
Whatever is necessary to be prepared!

We hope everyone has a great time. The purpose of the Klondike
is to help build teamwork and leadership, to improve Scout
Skills, to promote healthy competition, and most importantly to
have fun. We encourage anyone suffering from the cold to take
time out to warm themselves. Leaders please be aware of your
kids and their needs.

See you at the Klondike.

Dan Wetsch
Klondike Chairman
2015 Mahonegon Klondike Derby

Click here for the leaders packet which contains the registration form.

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.

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.


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


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!

HH PINEWOOD DERBY 2015 (March 7)

The 2016 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 7, 2015. This event is for Hock-Hocking units. Cost per Scout – $5.00.

The 2015 Hock Hocking Pinewood Derby patch will be designed by a Cub scout. The official entry blank provides the dimensions and deadlines.
All registrations for the Derby must be received by 5:00 PM on February
13, 2015. 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
CubMaster to inform each Scout and their parents of their Pack’s race time.

A PDF versions of the following are available

  • 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 February 13, 2015.

    Davis Anderson Memorial PWD (Feb 7, 2015)

    GET READY!!! GET SET!!!!


    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


    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.

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