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Boy Scouts Of America--Allohak Council » News http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG Allohak Council's Website Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:01:56 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.2 en hourly 1 Climb on to Scouting Dec. 3, 2017 http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/events/climb-on-to-scouting-dec-3-2017 http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/events/climb-on-to-scouting-dec-3-2017#comments Tue, 31 Oct 2017 06:08:22 +0000 Joseph Testerman http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/?p=18200

Calling all would be Rock Climbers


Want to climb higher than ever before? The Outdoor Pursuits indoor climbing wall, located in the lobby of the Charles J. Ping Recreation Center, features state-of-the-art design that combines integrate synthetic rock with more than 400 potential hand and foot holds. The wall is double sided and 36 feet tall by 13 feet wide, offering approximately 936 square feet of climbing area.

Join us on Sunday afternoon, December 3rd from 1:30-3:00pm at the climbing wall in the Ping Recreational Center to learn how to safely climb while “on rope”. Instructors from Outdoor Pursuits will be on hand to help Scouts of all ages climb indoors! Although climbing will be restricted to a limited # of Scouts, there is lots of seating for families and friends to observe, so make this a family outing! Every registered applicant will receive a special event patch for “doing their best”! Online registration is available. So Mark your calendars. Registration deadline in Friday, November 30th at 5:00PM. There is a maximum limit of 25 climbers. All registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

For additional information please contact Keith Milam by email at milamkeith@gmail.com

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Pinewood Derby cars for Christmas http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/news/pinewood-derby-cars-for-christmas http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/news/pinewood-derby-cars-for-christmas#comments Wed, 25 Oct 2017 21:02:40 +0000 Joseph Testerman http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/?p=18140
Pinewood Derby Car
Cost $4.49 each.

This Gift Edition is a full Pinewood Derby™ kit, in a pre-printed gift box. Perfect for Cub unit holiday gifts! Contents of this kit are identical to a regular Pinewood Derby™ kit. Available while supplies last! Order your’s today from the Scout Service Center at 304-244-4507.

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NOAC 2018 July 30 – August 4, 2018 http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/events/noac-2018-july-30-august-4-2018 http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/events/noac-2018-july-30-august-4-2018#comments Fri, 06 Oct 2017 03:20:29 +0000 Joseph Testerman http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/?p=17057

Indiana University — Bloomington, Indiana

Contingent Reservation Information

We are pleased to provide registration details for the 2018 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC).

The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is a national gathering of OA lodges from across the nation. Once every few years the lodges gather to meet at a major university. In 2018 the lodges will meet at Indiana University, in Bloomington, IN. The conference offers a huge selection of activities. From these activities, you can choose your own program. In addition to the activities, there are the NOAC shows that are out of this world. While at NOAC you will be staying in the University dorm rooms and eating in the cafeterias, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nendawen has a quota of 4 adults and 15 youth to attend the conference. On January 16, 2018, unfilled lodge quota’s will be opened, so we could get additional registrations.

The cost of the 2018 conference is $650. Included in the cost are the event fees (including meals), as well as round-trip transportation and meals while traveling.

There is a $100.00 deposit due at the time of registration, to the Allohak Council. Your registration will not be held without the $100.00 deposit. Monthly payments can be made online. Contact Sara at the Scout Service Center for details.

Ted Cox, kootaga@suddenlink.net, is the contingent leader.

NOAC registration is now open . More information concerning the activities at NOAC can be found at noac2018.org.

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OA WINTER BANQUET (Dec 9, 2017) http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/events/oa-winter-banquet-dec-9-2017 http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/events/oa-winter-banquet-dec-9-2017#comments Fri, 06 Oct 2017 02:01:00 +0000 Joseph Testerman http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/?p=18017 It’s that time of year again for fun and fellowship. The Winter Banquet is our annual Lodge Recognition Event! Come celebrate the past year and look forward to the next as we recognize fellow Arrowment including: New Ordeal Members, New Brotherhood Members, New Vigil Members, and New Eagle Scouts. The Order of the Arrow Winter Banquet will be held at Camp Kootaga on December 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm.

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

Directions: From Interstate 77 take Exit 174 (Staunton Ave/WVU-P). Go East for approximately 13 miles. You will see a Marathon gas station on the right. Stay on Route 47. After approximately 1 mile you will enter camp on the right.

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 2, 2016. Reservations not accepted without payment.

Dues are not included in the cost of the banquet!

Click here for 2017 OA dues form.

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SOME CHANGES THAT LEADERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT! http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/news/some-changes-that-leaders-to-know-about http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/news/some-changes-that-leaders-to-know-about#comments Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:44:18 +0000 joburns http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/?p=17763 From the BSA National Office:

Effective immediately, there is a new position available to help the unit welcome new members and their parents, introduce them into the unit, and get them off to a great start in Scouting. the new positions, called New Member Coordinator, is available for every type of Scouting unit (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturing) and Explorer posts and clubs. Its purpose is not only to help recruit new members to join the unit, but also to engage new youth and their families in the unit experience so they feel “welcomed”.

The New Member Coordinator position is a registered adult leader position requiring an adult leader application, Youth Protection training and a criminal background check. A unit can have one or more new member coordinators.

The position of New Member Coordinator replaces the position of parent coordinator and unit membership chair. These positions will be expired at the end of the year and will no longer be available. All leaders currently in those positions will receive several communications to encourage them to become new member coordinators.

Youth Protection Training Requirements changes
Effective September 1, Youth Protection training is required for all leaders at the time of registration. Applications from new leaders must be accompanied by a Youth Protections training completion certificate, which will be filed with the application.

Effective with December 1, registratin fees will be $33.

Effective for the 2018 BSA summer camp season, any adult accompanying a Boy Scout troop to a resident camp or other Scouting adtivity and participating 3 nights or more must be registered as a leader, including completion of a CBC and YPT, even if they are the parent of a youth on the trip.

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Membership Fee Increase http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/news/membership-fee-increase http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/news/membership-fee-increase#comments Fri, 01 Sep 2017 20:22:25 +0000 joburns http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/?p=17674
2017 Membership Fee Increase

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

To do this — while delivering the nation’s foremost youth development program — the BSA must remain vigilant in controlling costs. Although we have been successful in reducing our expenditures in many areas, it has become necessary to evaluate our annual membership fees.

Based on feedback from both volunteers and employees, the BSA membership fee will increase to $33 for all registered youth and adult leaders, effective December 1, 2017.
Membership fees support the services that are necessary to provide Scouting to youth from 7 to 21 years of age. From education to high-adventure experiences you can’t get anyplace else, the BSA provides unique growth opportunities at a great value.

Services include primary liability coverage for all volunteer leaders and chartered organizations, ongoing advances in technology, fundraising support, new program development and membership recruiting strategies, and support materials. In 2016 alone, the BSA served 2.3 million youth members through approximately 270 local councils across the United States and its territories.

With the help of all of our volunteers and Scouting parents, we will continue accomplishing incredible things for young people and the communities we serve.

Questions and Answers:

1. Why are you increasing the membership fee? What is the additional money from the fees going to be used for?

To deliver the Scouting program to our 2.3 million youth members, it is occasionally necessary for the organization to increase membership fees to offset rising costs. As a result, the BSA is increasing our membership fee to $33 for all registered Scouts and adult members effective December 1, 2017.

Membership fees support the services that are necessary to provide Scouting programs to a growing number of youth. Services include ongoing advances in technology, council visits to assist in fundraising, program development and membership campaigns, liability insurance costs, and administrative costs. It is important that we continue to maintain a strong financial position in the future to support and grow Scouting.

2. What is directly contributing to the need for this increase?

There are a variety of factors taken into consideration, all of which have led to an increased cost of doing business.

3. When will the increase go into effect?

The membership fee change for all registered youth and adult leaders will go into effect December 1, 2017. This change will affect Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Venturing crews, Sea Scout ships, and Exploring posts/clubs. However, it will NOT apply to LDS-sponsored units, nor to those units with council-paid memberships. Note: All November and December 2017 recharters will have to renew at this new rate (since November recharter renewal actually spans from December 1, 2017, to November 30, 2018).

4. Does the BSA increase membership fees often?

There have been 10 fee increases in the organization’s history. Since 1969, the BSA has increased our fee, on average, every five years. The last membership increase took effect on January 1, 2014, and, prior to that, in 2010.

5. How much does it cost to be a Boy Scout?

All youth and adults who wish to become a member or leader of the Boy Scouts of America must pay the annual membership fee. Beyond that, families incur additional costs related to uniforms and the activities of their individual units.

6. Will the fee for Cub Scouts, Exploring, and Venturing/Sea Scouts increase as well?

Yes. This change will affect Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Venturing crews, Sea Scout ships, and Exploring posts/clubs. However, it will NOT apply to LDS-sponsored units, nor to those units with council-paid memberships.

7. Who gets the membership fee?

Local councils collect — and forward to the National Council — membership fees from each youth and adult who wishes to become a member of the Boy Scouts of America.

8. How is the National Council funded?

The National Council is funded through membership and service fees, investments, Boys’ Life magazine subscriptions, sales of uniforms and equipment, fees from national high-adventure bases, and contributions from individuals.

9. What does the National Council do for Scouting on the local level?

The BSA’s National Council provides program materials and support for approximately 270 local councils that administer the Scouting program, with each covering a specific geographic territory. The following are the key functions of the National Council:

* Provide training to local council volunteers and staff
* Maintain a national training center at Philmont Scout Ranch
* Develop and maintain four year-round national high-adventure bases and execute national events (jamborees, National Eagle
Scout Association and Order of the Arrow conferences, and National Council meetings)
* Continue our leadership role in protecting our youth by providing youth protection resources, training, and criminal background
checks for all registered volunteers and staff
* Provide local councils with program as well as tools for camp and office planning and evaluation, extensive financial counseling,
planned giving and fundraising information, and professional personnel support
* Coordinate a communications network through magazines and literature (handbooks, merit badge pamphlets, brochures, training
materials, and professional development training), including providing Scouting magazine to all registered leaders
* Make available uniforms, equipment, and program supplies
* Maintain and develop new relationships with chartered organizations that use the Scouting program (religious institutions, civic
organizations, labor unions, professional organizations, business, and industry)
* Serve in a leadership role with Scouting associations in other countries as a member of the World Scout Conference
* Set and maintain program standards (e.g., advancement, health and safety, etc.) to ensure consistency of the brand
throughout councils across the country

10. With the increase in membership fees, is Scouting still a good value?

The BSA has always taken into consideration the cost of delivering the Scouting program and has worked to keep our fees reasonable.

When you compare the BSA to other youth-serving organizations, we provide unique growth opportunities at a great value. The following are costs associated with other youth activities:

* Tackle football, $142: In Plano, Texas, second- through sixth-graders who play tackle football pay $140 for a three-month
season. That fee doesn’t include equipment.
* Youth orchestra, $1,000: Members of the prestigious Los Angeles Youth Orchestra pay $100 to audition, $1,000 annually (if
accepted), and must buy their own instruments.
* Select soccer, $400: In Cleveland, select youth soccer players ages 15 to 18 pay $400 a season, plus $180 for uniforms.
* Youth basketball, $525: In Queens, N.Y., boys ages 8 to 13 pay $525 a year, not including uniforms.
* 4-H program, $25: Participants of the 4-H program in College Station, Texas, pay $25 a year, not including fees for individual activities.

From education to high-adventure, the Boy Scouts of America provides unique growth opportunities at a great value and we want all eligible youth to receive these benefits and participate in Scouting.

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24th World Scout Jamboree http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/events/24th-world-scout-jamboree http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/events/24th-world-scout-jamboree#comments Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:19:45 +0000 Joseph Testerman http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/?p=17353

The Adventure Begins:

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ONLINE REGISTRATION IS HERE! http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/news/online-registration-is-here http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/news/online-registration-is-here#comments Tue, 01 Aug 2017 13:38:36 +0000 joburns http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/?p=16943 Online registration is HERE!! Allohak Council is live as of August 1, 2017.

This highly requested feature will make it much easier for new families to join your unit.

For instructions on how to update your unit information – CLICK HERE.

Allohak Council, Boy Scouts of America
1340 Juliana St
Parkersburg, WV 26101
304-422-4507

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FREE!! Cloth Rank Patches http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/news/free-cloth-rank-patches http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/news/free-cloth-rank-patches#comments Sun, 03 Jan 2016 20:48:01 +0000 joburns http://www.allohak.org/?p=8285
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 2017, any advancement form turned in with rank advancements…..the cloth emblems will be FREE!

Click here to view/print the commitment form

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New CubScouts.org web site http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/news/new-cubscouts-org-site http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/news/new-cubscouts-org-site#comments Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:58:56 +0000 joburns http://www.allohak.org/?p=9243
The new CubScouts.org 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 CubScouts.org.

Cub Scout leaders, before you accuse me of hyperbole, check out the new CubScouts.org 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 info@cubscouts.org.

What about Cub Hub, the predecessor to CubScouts.org? It’s still around, at CubScouts.org/blog. 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 CubScouts.org and take a look around.

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