Bucktail Council

Important Update to the "Scout Me In" Campaign

Please watch this video with important updates to the "Scout Me In" campaign:

New Camp Mountain Run Facilities Rental System!

Camp Mountain Run has a new state of the art Facility Rental System for your use.  We have migrated all of our reservations to the new system and it is up and running!  While the system is very intuitive, we have posted 3 short orientation videos on how to use the system. We are very happy to be able to serve your needs and this solution has been thoroughly reviewed by our council and many others as one of the best camp reservation systems out there. To get started, let us take you to the landing page where we have posted the orientation videosClick here if you wish to go directly to the Camp Mountain Run Reservation System.

Fall Roundup Orientation and Popcorn Kickoff

Please plan to attend the annual Fall Roundup Orientation and Popcorn Kickoff to be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Camp Mountain Run.  Each Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop and Venture Crew should send at least 2 representatives to the orientation.  Hot dogs will be served so please RSVP your unit by going to our reservation site.  For more information, click here.

Date of the Bucktail Classic Golf Tournament Set!

The Bucktail Classic Golf Tournament date has been set - Friday, August 10, 2018!  Reserve your spot now!  Sponsorships are going fast!


The Boy Scouts of America organization name will continue to be Boy Scouts of America. It is not changing.

Reports started circulating on Wednesday, May 2, concerning the update to the Boy Scout program name. That program currently serves boys ages 11 through 17. Beginning February 2019, the Boy Scout program name will change to “Scouts BSA” and will begin serving girls, as well as boys. 

Under the new name of “Scouts BSA,” that program, which is the same iconic program it has always been, will continue to offer Scouting in single-gender troops, through which Scouts – ages 11 through 17 – can work to earn the Eagle Scout rank.

Before, during, and after that program name change, the overall organization name will continue to be Boy Scouts of America.

Both male and female participants in the Scouts BSA program will be referred to as “Scouts,” just as boys now in the Boy Scout program are often referred to as “Scouts.”  Read more...

Boy Scout Camp Leader Guide is Now Available

The Boy Scout Camp Leader Guide is now available.

BSA Seeks to Inspire the Next Generation of Explorers!

The BSA has announced the launch of a new merit badge - Exploration!  New discoveries are made everyday, thanks to technological advancements and the keen curiosity of today's explorers.  Read more...

Scoutbook Lite to Replace Internet Advancement in early 2018

The BSA announced that it will release Scoutbook Lite, a new tool for quickly inputting advancement data, in the second quarter of 2018. This free solution will replace the current Internet Advancement platform, which will be retired.  Read more...

Donor Awareness Patch Available

The Boy Scouts of America created this recognition to raise awareness of the need for organ donors in our communities, and to help Scouts realize their ability to impact a person's choice to be a donor.

Click to download the application with requirements.

New Youth Protection Training Required for All New Leaders

Effective October 1, 2018, a new Youth Protection Training will be required for all leaders at the time of registration.  Youth Protection can be taken on our website here.

Woodbadge Training to be Held at Camp Mountain Run in 2018

Save the weekends of August 3-5 and September 7-9 in 2018 as WoodBadge is coming to town!  Bucktail Council will be hosting a cluster course next year.  We are excited to announce that Kathy Matts has been selected as the 2018 Course Director!  Please contact Kathy if you would like to help on staff.  Please use our reservation site to register. 

New Volunteers

As a new adult leader in the Scouting program, we are committed to get you the resources that you need to put on a quality Scouting program for your Scouts.  Program Resources and information on the PA Act 15 (volunteer clearances) are available on this site.  Please note that all new leaders need to have the clearances prior to becoming a Scout leader.  Please use the Volunteer Background Check Upload Portal to upload the needed forms in pdf format.  For additional information, please refer to the Volunteer tab.

Send your Trading Post Orders via Email

Packs, Troops and others may now opt to send their trading post orders for badges, books, etc. to Bucktail Council Trading Post.  This will allow us to more efficiently get your orders ready for you to pick up.

Go to BeaScout.org to find the Nearest Scouting Program!

Go to BeaScout.org to find out how you can sign up for Scouting!  Just type in your zip code and a Google Map with pins will appear with the programs in your area.  There will also be contact information for the Pack so that you can call or email for more information.  You can also contact the Council Service Center at 814-371-5650.



Our Mission

The mission of the Bucktail Council, Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices during their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. We fulfill our mission by establishing and supporting strong relationships with organizations that use the program of the Boy Scouts of America to accomplish mutually acceptable goals.

Boy Scouts of America Profile

The Boy Scouts of America promise youth of America an exciting, challenging, outdoor program filled with fun and adventure, which will build character, train in the responsibility of participating citizenship, and develop personal fitness.

What area does the Bucktail Council cover? Simply put, it services an area within the Boy Scouts of America that covers Elk, Cameron, Clearfield, Jefferson and the western portion of Centre County of Pennsylvania.


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