BUCKTAIL COUNCIL, BSA

Cub Scout Den Leader Meeting Resources

We are excited to be able to provide these video resources to our new and experienced den leaders.  We are thankful for several local councils that put these videos together! Below are two links.  One is linked to an orientation video for den leaders to show them how to use these videos.  The other is a link to the video resources and Scoutbook resources.

Spirits at Mountain Run Fundraiser

The Spirits at Mountain Run – A Wine, Brew and Distillery Walk – is an Adult-only fundraising event.

It supports the Bucktail Council operations and Camp Mountain Run. There will be several local wineries, breweries, and distilleries.

Please dress accordingly, as you will be walking around our beautiful camp.

Contact our coordinator, Kathy Matts at kato1017@yahoo.com, Gregg Bennett at gregg.bennett@scouting.org or contact the Council Service Center during regular office hours at 814-371-5650 with questions.

Get your Limited Edition Council Shoulder Patch Collection

Get your Bucktail Council Shoulder Patch Collection today!

There are 2 sets to chose from – the Silver level ($500 for the set) and the Gold level ($1000 for the set).  Click the “Donate” button above and select the Patch set that you want.  You can also select to get the individual shoulder patches by year (Silver – $125 each, Gold – $250 each).

The Bucktail Council thanks you for your support of Scouting!

Seasonal Camp Staff Positions Available

Are you looking for an exciting, yet challenging job this summer?  Do you want to make a difference?  Then being on the Camp Mountain Run Summer Camp Staff may be for you!

Camp Mountain Run has openings in the following summer camp staff positions:

1. First Year Camper Counselor
2. Trading Post Manager
3. Assistant Cook
4. Dining Hall Steward
5. Quartermaster/Assistant Ranger
6. Merit Badge Counselors (Trail to Eagle, Aquatics/Lifeguard, First Year Camper/ Trailblazers, COPE)

Contact Scott Creighton or go to our Summer Camp Staff page for more information.

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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.

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 or to mail to you.

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.

Camp Mountain Run Facilities Rental System!

Camp Mountain Run uses a state of the art Facility Rental System for your use.  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.
We offer an email based form of contact, called MailChimp. You can join our email list by clicking on the “Join Email List”. We do our best to not overwhelm you with emails and send only related emails to your interests. We do not sell our list to any other third parties.