Council Service Center Moving to Summer Hours

The Council Service will be moving to shortened hours during the summer months (June 1st – September 4th).  The temporary hours will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am – 2pm.  Please know that supplies can still be ordered 24/7 through the trading post email address.  We also have a mailbox outside the front door of the Service Center if you need to drop off something and you arrive after hours.

Should you need immediate attention, please refer to the Contact Us page for phone numbers and individual email addresses.

Cub Scout Summer Camp Programs for 2020

We are in the process of putting together a summer program for Cub Scouts that will provide opportunities for fun, learning, exciting activities and adventures.  It will also provide opportunities to get outside! 

Scouts BSA Summer Camp Programming for 2020

Planning has commenced for the Area 4 Super Camp and registration has begun!  We congratulate those that have spent so much time to bring to you this wonderful opportunity that will provide opportunities for fun, learning, exciting activities and merit badges.  It will also provide opportunities to get outside! 

Summer Camp Update

First and foremost, we hope that you and your family well. It goes without saying that we are living through an unprecedented and concerning time.

As always, your safety and the safety of all our members, volunteers, and employees is the Boy Scouts of America’s top priority. As such, we have taken a careful and informed approach in evaluating whether to run summer camp this year.  Since the spread of this pandemic, we have been continually monitoring the situation, and consulting with health experts, government officials and other camp professionals.

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that, after a thorough review, the Bucktail Council has decided to suspend our resident camp programs at Camp Mountain Run for the 2020 summer season.  Read more..

SAFE Restart Scouting Checklist - Safety Guidance

As always, the safety of our Scouts, volunteers, employees and communities is our top priority. The Restart Scouting Checklist has been developed to assist you, your units and chartered organizations plan for a SAFE return to in-person Scouting activities. This checklist outlines several minimum guiding protocols that adult leaders/volunteers must consider while working with local and state health departments, local councils, chartered organizations, and Scouting families on when and how to resume meetings, service projects, camping and all other official Scouting activities.

Spirits at Mountain Run - September 12, 2020

The Spirits at Mountain Run is an Adult only fundraising event.  Tickets are on sale now.

This is a fundraiser to support the Bucktail Council operations and Camp Mountain Run. There will be several local wineries, breweries, and distilleries. 

ALL ATTENDING PARTIES MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE WITH PHOTO ID.  No one under 21 or without proper ID will be allowed, no exceptions.  (This is a non-uniformed event.)

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.

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.

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 to find the Nearest Scouting Program!

Go to 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.

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.
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