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Boy Scouts Of America--Allohak Council http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG Allohak Council's Website Wed, 07 Nov 2018 13:28:44 +0000 en hourly 1 OA WINTER BANQUET (Dec 8, 2018) 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 Tue, 06 Nov 2018 03:01:00 +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 Mahonegon on December 8, 2018 at 1:00 pm.


Directions: From Interstate 79 take Exit 99 (Weston/Route 33 East). Drive past Buckhannon approximately 10 miles. You will see a gas station on the left and will start to go downhill. As you go downhill about halfway down the hill you will see a green sign that says “Boy Scout Camp Road”, take that exit, at the end of the exit turn right. Keep the river on your left and after approximately 3 miles you will enter camp.


Please be our guest for this final banquet of Nendawen Lodge. There is no charge for this event.

Click here for a registration form
You can also register online. Reservations must be received by NOVEMBER 30TH. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Dues are not included in the cost of the banquet!

You will pay 2019 OA dues in your new Council after January 1st.

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Allohak Recognition Dinner, November 24, 2018 http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/events/allohak-council-annual-recognition-dinner-august-19-2017 http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/events/allohak-council-annual-recognition-dinner-august-19-2017#comments Tue, 02 Oct 2018 21:50:46 +0000 Joseph Testerman

Silver Beaver and 2018 Eagle Scout Award Recognition Dinner Reservation & Payment Required for Attendance.
Online Reservations and payment are available here.
The printed Reservation and payment form is available here.

The mailing address is:
Allohak Council
1340 Juliana Street,
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone: 304-422-4507
Fax: 304-428-8594

Payment Deadline: Friday, November 16, 2018

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2018 Popcorn Sale http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/product-sales/2018-popcorn-sale http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/product-sales/2018-popcorn-sale#comments Tue, 07 Aug 2018 14:14:01 +0000 Joseph Testerman http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/?p=20959


This page has several links to Powerpoint shows. If you do not have Powerpoint or a Powerpoint Viewer you can download a viewer here.

It is just about that time of year again for our annual Popcorn Sale! Are you ready?!?!? Oh come on you can get louder then that, let’s try again.. ARE YOU READY?!?!?! Here are some things that will help this be your best sale yet for your Unit! To download the leader’s packet click here.

Let’s start with some important dates for our Popcorn Sale. You can download a PDF with all the dates here

  • Orders for Show and Sell are due August 22nd, 2018.
  • Show and Sell orders will be distributed, and our sale starts on September 8th, 2018.
  • Our sale ends on October 23rd, 2018.
  • You can return your Show and Sell product until October 30th, 2018.

Now, you are probably asking, I see when the Show and Sell orders are due, but do I send them to the office or do I have to do something myself. The easiest way for this sale to go off without a hitch is to place your Show and Sell and Take Order orders online. Our popcorn sale is so huge it would not be time efficient for one person to put all of those orders in. If you did this last year and remember your log in ID you are all set. All passwords have been reset to hello, but all log in ID’s remain the same. If you did not do this for your unit last year you will be receiving a folder with order forms in it. On the outside of the folder on a neon colored sticker is your log in information. The website to order is and you can click here to download a Powerpoint Presentation that explains how to place your order. If you don’t want to go through a Power Point Presentation click here to download a PDF that explains everything to you.

PDF of Unit Kickoff

A great way to get your unit revved up to have a great sale is having a unit kickoff!! And Campmasters makes that FUN with a Unit Kickoff Contest where you can enter to win extra commission! Since you have already attended the Council and your District Kickoff, here is a Power Point for you to customize to have your Unit Kick Off! Get creative, have fun, and take a video and follow the instructions in the flyer above to enter your unit in the Unit Kickoff Contest.

Online sales is a thing, and what a great thing it is! You can start as early as yesterday having your Scouts sell online. Click here for a step by step PDF that shows you how to register your Scouts to sell online.

Now that you have all of the information you need, Let’s get ready to have the BEST popcorn sale EVER!!!!

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Philmont June 27, 2019 – July 10, 2019 http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/events/philmont http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/events/philmont#comments Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:16:08 +0000 Joseph Testerman http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/?p=19189

The Allohak Council proudly announces its 2019 Council Contingent Philmont Scout Ranch

When: June 27, 2019 thru July 10, 2019

Cost is $1950.00*. (This includes the Philmont Scout Ranch fee, ground and air transportation, additional lodging and t-shirts.) A $100 deposit is due upon registration. No registrations will be taken without the $100 deposit.

The traditional 12-day backpacking trek at Philmont gives crews the opportunity to hike for 10 days in the backcountry, with an arrival/departure day in Base Camp on each end of the journey. Crews will be welcomed and accompanied by a Philmont Ranger for their first 3 days, and will participate in program activities throughout their trek. 12-day crews cover 50-120 miles over the course of their trek and complete the 3 hours of conservation work necessary to earn the Philmont Arrowhead Patch.

Crew size is a maximum of 12 people. Allohak Council has been granted reservations for two crews so we have a total of 24 slots. Recommended crew is 2 Adult Leaders and 10 crew members. Ratio is subject to change depending on number of registered Youth participants. Venture Scouts are encouraged to participate (appropriate leadership is required).

Payment Plan will be distributed at registration.

For more information, contact Rick Beck, 304-684-2364. To make reservations, please contact the Scout Office at 304-422-4507.

*This is an estimate based on current air fare and ground fees.

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Family Scouting http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/news/family-scouting http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/news/family-scouting#comments Tue, 16 Jan 2018 04:32:42 +0000 Joseph Testerman http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/?p=19035



Find a Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop or Venture Crew HERE

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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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New 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 Joseph Testerman
The new 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

Cub Scout leaders, before you accuse me of hyperbole, check out the new 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

What about Cub Hub, the predecessor to It’s still around, at 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 and take a look around.

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Youth Protection Training (and more) http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/training/youth-protection-training-and-more http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/training/youth-protection-training-and-more#comments Mon, 05 Mar 2012 15:36:42 +0000 Joseph Testerman 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 level if you follow the procedures correctly.


“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 Joe Testerman, SDE at:
Scout Service Center: 304-422-4507
Cell phone: 740-350-3808
Home phone 740-373-4403

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:/ 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 or ask your leader for a copy of the Youth Protection DVD today. Your Council and your Scouts will appreciate your efforts!

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Update “BE A SCOUT” Leads http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/news/update-be-a-scout-leads http://WWW.ALLOHAK.ORG/index.php/news/update-be-a-scout-leads#comments Wed, 16 Mar 2011 13:41:47 +0000 Joseph Testerman 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

Should you want to personalize (or add) your “map pin”, log into 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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