Office Closure

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

February 15, 2016, Monday (President’s Day)

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.

2016 Nuts for Scouting

Go nuts for summer camp….Go nuts for Scouting!

This spring the Allohak Council is pleased to offer Scouts a turn-key product sale for the camp fundraiser – Virginia Diner Peanuts. A high quality product with proven success for Allohak 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% or take the commission in Allohak Scout Bucks at 40%!!

Get 40% commission for your Scouts!! Choose the Allohak Scout Bucks option and get 40% in Allohak Scout Bucks; Allohak Scout Bucks are redeemable at the Allohak Council Scout Shop or for an Allohak Council Camp or activity.

Allohak Scout Bucks must be presented to redeem – they are like cash! Allohak Scout Bucks must be redeemed by December 31, 2016!

Units choosing the Allohak Scout Buck option will pay full retail to the council and the council will issue 40% back in Allohak Scout Bucks.

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 as it is in a full case and in good condition. Show and Sell orders are due February 8, 2016. Show and Sell product will be available for pick-up on February 19th. Show and Sell returns and take orders are due April 1st.

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

 A Scout can earn:
Hour		Sales		Commission
    2		$200        $80 Pays for Day Camp
    4		$400       $160 Pays for CS Resident Camp
    7		$700       $280 Pays for Boy Scout Summer Camp

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 or the Allohak Scout Service Center, 1340 Juliana St., Parkersburg, WV.

REMEMBER! ORDERS MUST BE BY CASE ONLY!
THERE ARE 12 ITEMS PER CASE!

For a brochure and description of products, click here!

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)

For a Unit Show-n-Sell Form, click here. (This is in a pdf format)
For a Unit Show-n-Sell Form, click here. (This is in an excel format)

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


February 8 – Show n Sell Orders Due
February 19 – Show n Sell Delivery
February 20 – Take Order Sale begins
April 1 – Take Order Sale ends
April 1 – Take Orders due to and Show n Sell Returns due to Scout Service Center
April 15 – Take Order Distribution
May 1 – ALL money due to council

CUB SCOUT RESIDENT SUMMER CAMP JULY 28-31

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Cub Scout Summer camp will be held at Camp Kootaga.
The purpose of good Scouting and Scout camping is to train boys in good character, vital citizenship and personal fitness. The objectives of the Camp Staff and the Camp program are to serve the needs of the Pack and the Scouts. In outdoor Scouting activities, simple skills of camp craft, woodcraft, aquatics, personal fitness and living in a Democratic society are at a premium.

They are important because:
1. Learning skills and advancing bring self-confidence.
2. Solving immediate camping problems brings self-reliance.
3. Vigorous outdoor exercise promotes personal fitness.
4. Knowing what to do and doing it promotes personal initiative.
5. Making group decisions and implementing them develops cooperation.
6. Facing certain hardships with buddies makes life-long friends.
7. Experiencing nature develops outdoor appreciation and spiritual awareness

Lord Baden-Powell wrote in 1919, “The objective of a camp is:
1. To meet the boy’s desire for the open air life of the Scouts; and
2. To put him completely in the hands of the Cubmaster for a definite period of individual training and character and in physical and moral development.”

The basis of this training and character development is the Scout’s participation and acceptance of responsibility of his Patrol. Baden-Powel emphasized this in 1936 when he wrote, “The Patrol is the character school for the individual. To the Patrol Leader it gives practice in responsibility and in the qualities of Leadership. To the Scouts it gives subordination of self to the interest of the whole, the elements of self-denial, and the self-control involved in the team spirit of cooperation and good comradeship.”

At Camp Kootaga, we intend to reproduce and strengthen the processes by which a Troop ideally operates when it is in its home community. We do not intend to replace the Scoutmaster, the Pack’s Leaders Council or the Leadership Corp, but rather to work with them and through them in determining the needs of individual Packs and of the Scouts in them.

Camp will be more than out-of-doors; it will bring an intense and vital training session for the Troops that come and for the boys they bring. It is a vital part of the Scouting program and will endeavor to build Scouts and Troops by supplying them challenges, opportunities and rewards of Scouting in an intensive and reinforcing way. This assists the Scouts and Packs to determine their own Program and effectively operate through their own Leadership.

The links below are provided to answer some of your basic questions.

Patch Click here for a printed registration form.

Patch Click here to register and pay on line.

PatchClick here to download Medical Forms.

PatchClick here for Camp Leaders Guide

PatchClick here for the proposed camp events and Fees

PatchClick here for the proposed menu and special diet form.

Patch Click here for the proposed camp schedule

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Introduction to Leadership Skills (Feb 13)

We will be having “Introduction to Leadership Skills” for Troops
When: February 13, 2016 from 1-5pm
Where: Wayside United Methodist Church
PLEASE NOTE: This is a pre-requisite for NYLT.

For more information please contact Todd Handley at
todd.handley@zoetis.com

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:
Participate in the “NUTS FOR SCOUTING FUNDRAISER”
Have “FAMILY FOS PRESENTATION”
And participate in the “FALL POPCORN SALE”.
Fill out the commitment form, submit it to the Council Service Center and for the year 2016, any advancement form turned in with rank advancements…..the cloth emblems will be FREE!

Click here to view/print the commitment form

2016 Washington District’s Pinewood Derby Feb 21

Pinewood Derby car

Sunday February 21st

American Legion in Marietta

Pinewood Derby Flier

Check in at 2:00 pm

Cost is $2 per Scout/Participant

Scout, Sibling, and Adult Divisions

Scout Trading Post will be Available

Racing format will be double elimination

Derby Rules are the same as those for the Grand Central Mall Race

Adult volunteers are needed call if you can help!
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HH PINEWOOD DERBY 2016 (March 5)

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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 5, 2016 @ 9:00 am. This event is for Hock-Hocking units. Cost per Scout – $5.00.

All registrations for the Derby must be received by 5:00 PM on February
19, 2016. 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

  • Car Body IDEAS.
  • 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
    scout@allohak.org

    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 19, 2016.

    GEOCACHING MERIT BADGE

    Geocaching MB Geocaching workshop
    Thursday March 17, 6:00-8:00
    Thursday March 31, 6:00-8:00

    Scouts must attend both sessions.

    Cost $8.00

    Location will be in Marietta. Exact location will be determined later.

    To download a copy of the Geocaching Flier click here


    Register with Traci Saffell

    tracifout.1ssip@gmail.com or call 740-516-9736

    Class Limited to first thirty (30) registrants

    • The class will be administerd in two parts. Scouts must attend both days to earn the Merit Badge.
    • The Scouts will have some at-home work to complete which will be assignd on the first night of class.
    • In addition to earning their Merit Badge, Scouts will contribute to the design and creation of Washington District’s first Cache to Eagle course to be listed on geocaching.com.
    • Materials to bring: writing instrument, paper, Geocaching Merit Badge Book (recommended).
    • GPS Units will be available. Scouts can bring their own if they have one.

    To download a copy of the Geocaching Flier click here

    Sponsored by the Washington District BSA Fleur-e-lea

    Scouts must attend both sessions.

    BOY SCOUT SUMMER CAMP 2016

    For additional informationn concerning registration, availability of camp sites, the leaders guide and much more visit the camp’s information page.

    The purpose of good Scouting and Scout camping is to train boys in good character, vital citizenship and personal fitness. The objectives of the Camp Staff and the Camp program are to serve the needs of the Troop and the Scouts. In outdoor Scouting activities, simple skills of camp craft, woodcraft, aquatics, personal fitness and living in a Democratic society are at a premium. They are important because:

    1. Learning skills and advancing bring self-confidence.
    2. Solving immediate camping problems brings self-reliance.
    3. Vigorous outdoor exercise promotes personal fitness.
    4. Knowing what to do and doing it promotes personal initiative.
    5. Making group decisions and implementing them develops cooperation.
    6. Facing certain hardships with buddies makes life-long friends.
    7. Experiencing nature develops outdoor appreciation and spiritual awareness

    Lord Baden-Powell wrote in 1919, “The objective of a camp is:

    1. To meet the boy’s desire for the open air life of the Scouts; and
    2. To put him completely in the hands of the Scoutmaster for a definite period of individual
    training and character and in physical and moral development.”

    The basis of this training and character development is the Scout’s participation and acceptance of responsibility of his Patrol. Baden-Powel emphasized this in 1936 when he wrote, “The Patrol is the character school for the individual. To the Patrol Leader it gives practice in responsibility and in the qualities of Leadership. To the Scouts it gives subordination of self to the interest of the whole, the elements of self-denial, and the self-control involved in the team spirit of cooperation and good comradeship.”

    At Camp Kootaga, we intend to reproduce and strengthen the processes by which a Troop ideally operates when it is in it’s home community. We do not intend to replace the Scoutmaster, the Troop’s Leaders Council or the Leadership Corp, but rather to work with them and through them in determining the needs of individual Troops and of the Scouts in them.

    Camp will be more than out-of-doors; it will bring an intense and vital training session for the Troops that come and for the boys they bring. Its is a vital part of the Scouting program and will endeavor to build Scouts and Troops by supplying them challenges, opportunities and rewards of Scouting in an intensive and reinforcing way. This assists the Scouts and Troops to determine their own Program and effectively operate through their own Leadership.

    Rules for acceptance and participation in all sessions of Camp Kootaga are the same without regard to race, color or national origin.

    For additional informationn concerning registration, availability of camp sites, the leaders guide and much more visit the camp’s information page.


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