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virginia diner nuts!
Editor: Carl Sullivan
Assistant Editor: Melanie Young
Volume 8
March 2016
Special Points of
Interest
EARN YOUR WAY TO CAMP WITH
Peanut Sale
1
JTE Results
2
Council Calendar
3
Training Corner
4
Nat’l Jamboree
5
Philmont
5
The Scout Law reminds us to be “THRIFTY.” In our families, Scouts can be “THRIFTY” by
earning their own camp and program fees, so that the parents don’t have to pay extra for events,
outings, and camp adventures! The Buckskin Council is pleased to help your Scouts earn their own
way by providing the spring product sale.
Council Camporee
At the Summit
6
Virginia Diner Nuts are a great way for Scouts to EARN THEIR OWN WAY TO CAMP!
College of Commissioner Science
6
Council Shooting
Sports training
6
Summer Camp
7
Ski Day
7
NYLT
8
Summit Ambassador
Invitation
8
VIRGINIA DINER NUTS!
The spring sale is a terrific opportunity for Scouts to bank money for their adventures.
There are a ton of opportunities available to our Scouts, and we’re excited to host this Spring sale
for you!
Please collect money from Customer when order is taken.
Inside this issue
Takhonek Lodge
9
Cardinal District
10
Elk River District
11
MGM District
12
Chief Cornstalk
District
12
Mtn Dominion
District
13
Muguyoh District
14
Pioneer District
15
Seneca District
16
If you have any questions, please contact your District Product Sales Chair, your
District Executive, or the Scout Service Center at 304-340-3663.
2016 Spring Sale Dates
13 March 2016
8 April 2016
11 April 2016
Sale Begins
Sale Ends
Orders Due to Scout Service Center
Please collect money at the time of order.
Scouters,
We are rapidly approaching the completion of our new Scout Service Center. The H. Bernard Wehrle Sr.
Scout Leadership Service Center will be the best in the country. The features and characteristics of this
exciting new facility are numerous and exceptional, with the singular purpose of serving Scouts, volunteer
leaders and Scout parents and their families. Below are some of the more significant building facts,
enhancements and special features:
The H. Bernard Wehrle Sr. Scout Leadership Service Center
 Will replace a facility that is 36 years old and was built prior to mergers with three other West Virginia
Boy Scout Councils, the most recent occurring in 2014 with the Tri State Area Council headquartered in Huntington, West
Virginia.
 Will look to the future of Scouting throughout the State of West Virginia, and have the capacity to serve and support a
service area as large as the State of West Virginia.
 Will cost approximately $4 million, of which 85% has already been raised in a quiet fundraising phase specifically for this
new facility.
 Will allow Scouts, volunteers, and staff access to the most modern technology available to support their Scouting
experience. The facility will have state of the art conferencing capacity.
 Will provide a proper Buckskin Council welcome to thousands of visitors who will be traveling to and from the Summit
Bechtel Reserve, letting them know that “This is Scout Country”. This new facility will be worthy of the title, “Home of the
Summit”.
 Will have four distinctive areas: Administrative, Scout Shop, Training and Conference Area, and Scout Program and
Activity Area in a 13,000 square feet facility.
 The administrative area will meet the increased responsibilities of supporting and servicing Scouts in an expanded service
area now, and also future expansions.
 The Scout Shop will be a one stop experience for new and veteran Scout parents and leaders. This facility will have all of the
supplies needed to equip a boy for his Scouting adventure, and also be a welcoming area for Scouts, leaders and parents to
congregate and learn of the Scouting tradition that is the Buckskin Council.
 The Board room and training facilities will allow large groups to meet and train, and also have the flexibility to
accommodate up to 12 smaller breakout groups for both youth and adult Scout leadership training.
 The Scout Program area starts with an outside activity area, taking advantage of the proximity of the Kanawha River, and
building on what Scouts can experience in a beautiful outdoor environment, full of nature and science. The indoor activity area
will accommodate 40 Scouts in sleeping bags with modern restroom facilities. These Scouts may enjoy the activity area just
outside the door, visit the Craik-Patton historical area right next door, or take a hike down to the State Capital, the State Cultural
Center, or to the Clay Center for exciting S.T.E.M. programs.
As you can see, there are almost too many things to list. It is important to note that funding for the new building came from
donor directed gifts designated specifically for the purpose of building this facility. Annual operating funds like Friends of
Scouting, popcorn, camping and activity fees were not used for this capital project. In fact, with the increased capacity of new
services available, administrative and support services should increase, making us more efficient in serving our constituents.
Later this summer we will have a grand dedication event. I hope you can join me then in the celebration of the best Scout
Service Center in the country.
Good Scouting to you and yours,
Jeffrey L. Purdy
Scout Executive
2015 Journey to Excellence Results
In a challenging year the Buckskin Council fell just short of reaching any of the levels of the Journey to Excellence.
Membership was down 0.9%, although much of the decline was due to a reduced youth population since the percent of
youths in the program fell only slightly. Although contributions were up a little, other revenue sources declined, so the council finished the year in the red. In the program area Cub Scout advancements were up, but Boy Scout advancements, and
both Cub Scout and Boy Scout camping were down. Trained unit leaders was the council’s best category (gold level).
The good news is that seven of the eight districts achieved at least Bronze level in 2015. Mountain Dominion
achieved Gold; Muguyoh achieved Silver; and M-G-M, Cardinal, Pioneer, Seneca, and Elk River achieved Bronze.
Volume 8
Page 2
President
Commissioner
Scout Executive
Executive Vice President
Treasure
VP Fund Development
VP Program
VP District Operation
VP Membership
VP Legal Counsel
VP Internal Communication
National Council Rep.
Mark Chandler
Phil Gaarenstroom
Jeffrey L. Purdy
Pat Graney
Larry Hudson
David Lanham
Glenn Harrison
Frank Jorgensen
Greg Godwin
John Teare, Jr.
John VanHorn
Art King
304-380-0111
304-345-0351
304-340-3663
304-720-7113
304-388-7629
304-757-8131
276-964-9109
304-872-3000
304-384-9636
304-340-3813
304-208-5622
304-345-1398
Volunteers are the heart of Scouting and in the Buckskin Council we have a group who quietly serve you by making
sure the newsletters and other key communications are prepared, labeled and mailed. It is important to let our leaders
know who these folks are so you can thank them when you
see them.
The person who leads the charge is Bonnie Starling!
The February Courier helpers were Bonnie Starling, Art Altman, Phil Gaarenstroom, and Carleton Starr. We always look
forward to seeing these volunteers in the council office.
The Newsletter is folded on the last Tuesday of each
month, between August and May, starting around 8:30 am and
ending around noon. If you would like to join this great group
of people, call the Scout Service Center at 304-340-3663 and
let us know. We would greatly appreciate your help!!!!
March 2016
6 Scout Ski Day
10 Executive Board Meeting
12 Charleston Scout Shop open 9:00 am –1:00 pm
19 Huntington Scout Shop open 9:00 am –1:00 pm
25 Good Friday—Service Center and Shops closed
April 2016
9 Charleston Scout Shop open 9:00 am—1:00 pm
10 Council District Operations (CDO) meeting
14 Executive Committee Meeting
15-17 OA Spring Fellowship—Camp Arrowhead
15-17 Commissioner College at Ripley
16 Council Pinewood Derby
23 Huntington Scout Shop open 9:00 am—1:00 pm
29-May 1 Council Camporee at the Summit
May 2016
12 Executive Board Meeting
13-15 OA Conclave at Camp Kootaga
14 Charleston Scout Shop open 9:00 am—1:00 pm
21 Huntington Scout Shop open 9:00 am –1:00 pm
30 Memorial Day—Scout Service Center and
Shops closed.
“A boy is not a sitting down
animal.”
- Lord Robert Baden-Powell
Pacesetter Partners With the Buckskin Council, BSA
Volume 8
AEP
John L. Dickinson Family
Kanawha Stone/Terradon
Clay Holding Company
Triana Energy
C J Hughes Construction
D. Stephen Walker
Elliot Family Foundation/AMFM Inc.
City National Bank
BB&T
Robinson & McElwee
Anonymous Donor
Natural Resource Partners L.P.
Health Net Aeromedical Services
Brickstreet Insurance
State Electric Supply
Steptoe & Johnson
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TRAINING CORNER
by Carol McCarthy [email protected]
Scoutmasters & Asst Scoutmasters Do you teach your Scouts skills using E.D.G.E.? Get your own training done completely including “Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills” (IOLS) so you have the tools to do your job, as well as resources to make your job easier. EDGE is the key to teaching all ages. Insure your Youth Leadership team has made every
effort to attend NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training) to learn how to use it, as well as other key skills that can make a
world of difference in the Troop. The Buckskin Council NYLT course is June 12-18th. Youth spend the week at camp
learning leadership skills. It is also a prerequisite to be eligible for the next step of National Advanced Youth Leadership
Experience (NAYLE) at the Summit. These are LIFE-CHANGING courses with skill sets to set them up for college, careers and more. All food is included in the price as well as the professionally designed courses.
Cub Scouters and Boy Scouters GET READY for Summer Camp! Nothing sells the youth on Scouting as their experience at CAMP! Plan it in now….help youth earn the money to go! We have scout camps all over Buckskin…and we all
need them filled with scouts all summer to insure we get to keep them! Summer Camp may be the first time some youth are
away from home, to learn how to take care of themselves and work as a team. Cub Day Camp is important to put the FUN
in the program! A week of Boy Scout Camp gives youth a leadership and team experience while catching up on MANY
merit badges! Help the Council provide a top notch experience by supporting our camps and getting the youth to go! Use
our own Council Camps, there are many programs for variety and older youth can add a Summit experience on top of the
Troop participation they do all in one.
How is YOUR unit doing in plans to be 100% trained? The unit leader (& Key Three) can validate to see who needs it!
These cold winter months are a good time to PLAN and schedule a training session that takes care of all your needs and with
“BLT to GO” (Basic Leader Training) we can come to you! A new training on the new Boy Scout program changes that just
took effect as of Jan 2016 & has some changes we can share!
Every Youth Deserves a Trained leader!
.
ONLINE TRAINING: E-Learning training courses are available to take online at My.Scouting.org.
Go to
My.Scouting.org and sign in or create an account. (Remember your user name & password!) The Training courses can be
found by selecting the Home button in the upper left corner, then My Dashboard in the menu list. It now defaults to the
My.Scouting from the old online address and is enhanced, providing courses you need for your specific position, Youth
Protection Training (20 min course), requirements to be fully trained, and what has been completed. PRINT or save the
certificate as you complete courses for filing. You will need the YPT certificate to register in the program or re-charter if
not current in Youth Protection (YPT) online. Anyone not showing current will not be registered on the charter! YPT
expires every 2 yrs!
Where is the TEMPORARY Scout Service Center in Charleston (during construction)? It is temporarily setup in the City
National Bank bldg. at 3601 MacCorkle Ave., SE Charleston, at the CORNER of 37th Street…easy to find. Literally at the
end of the 35th St bridge. Enter double doors and to the left slightly through the second double doors to the Scout Shop &
Offices
CALENDAR DATES:
March 5 Cornstalk District Merit Badge College -Cub Ldr Trng & YPT training as needed. Contact Beverly Cook
[email protected] The Council Training Chairman Carol will be doing the training for those in need.
April 29-May 1 Buckskin Council is hosting the “Summit Spring Camporee” for all Boy Scout Troops & Venturing Crews
(in all Councils) in a SPECIAL deal at $25 for scouts & adult at SBR (The Summit Bechtel Reserve) A terrific & affordable
way for all to see the facility! (all ages of registered Boy Scouts are eligible) climbing, ziplines, mountain biking, skateboarding,
fishing, kayaks, Sustainability Tree House & unique offerings by Districts for 500+ youth!
(There are no other Spring Camporees in the Districts)
Schedule your unit training today with us!
Carol McCarthy [email protected]
Sue Williams [email protected]
Volume 8
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2017 Boy Scout National
Jamboree
The 2017 National Jamboree will be July 19
through July 28th at the Summit Bechtel
Reserve in Glen Jean, WV. We will be sending 5 troops
and a full Venture crew. The fee for the 2017 National
Jamboree is $1,250. which is the same fee as for the last
Jamboree. The National Fee has gone up, but your Jamboree committee is working very hard to keep the fee the
same for Buckskin Council participants.
Youth and adults seeking a place in the council’s
contingent must complete the on-line application and submit an initial payment of $175 to the council. To register
on-line, you must have a My.Scouting.org username and
password. The My.Scouting account needs to be in the
name of the person attending the Jamboree, not the
parent/guardian that is completing the application for a
youth participant. The My.Scouting account you use
should also be linked to your current BSA membership
number. The youth and adult participant applications for
the 2017 National Scout Jamboree are available at the following website:
http://www.summitbsa.org/events/
jamboree/participants/
Once the on-line application is completed, an
email will be sent to the primary email address entered on
the application confirming the data entered. A copy of
this email should accompany the applicant’s initial payment. Payments can be made at the Charleston Service
Center or mailed to: Buckskin Council, 3601 MacCorkle
Ave. SE, Charleston, WV 25301.
The initial payment of $175 for the 2017 National
Jamboree for council participants is due immediately. All
youth and adult participants must pay an additional $400
by July 15, 2016.
If you have any questions, contact your district
executive or the Jamboree Committee Chairman Vic
Sands at [email protected] or at 304-549-7250.
Buckskin Council Champions
Lanham , O’Dell & Company
Swope Construction Company
Steel of West Virginia, Inc.
Volume 8
2016 Philmont Contingent
June 11-June 25, 2016
Philmont is the Boy Scouts of
America’s Ultimate High Adventure Base.
Located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Northeastern
New Mexico. Philmont offers over 137,000 acres of pure
excitement and fun. Since 1938, Scouts from all over the
world have hiked its rugged trails, rambled through its
stands of aspens and ponderosa pine trees, and scaled its
lofty peaks.
Philmont is a once in a lifetime experience. You
can be among those lucky enough to share in this adventure. You will embark on a 14 day expedition where you
and your crew will journey through many parts of the
world’s largest scout camp. Meet many great challenges,
learn unique outdoor skills, and create memories that will
last a lifetime.
Buckskin Council is sending a contingent of 24
Scouts, Venturers, and Scouters to Philmont in the summer
of 2016. There are still a few spaces left.
Tentative cost: $1,650Pick up applications at the Charleston Service Center, the Huntington Scout Shop, or go to
www.buckskin.org Contact: Ed Dzierzak – 304-634-8189
[email protected]
Entry Level Executive Position Opening
The Buckskin Council has an entry level executive position
open.
The District Executive is an integral part of delivering the Scouting
program to youth in our communities.
The Professional Scouter Should:
Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
Must become a registered member of the BSA
Have attained age 21 unless prohibited by any applicable law
Be people-oriented, having the ability to work well with adult
volunteers, community and business leaders, and representatives
of other organizations
Be able to work varied hours when necessary to achieve positive
objectives
Believe in the BSA and subscribe to its principles and standards
Successfully complete the BSA's online Selection Research Interview (SRI)
Does Scouting Offer What I Want?
The Boy Scouts of America offers one of the most rewarding career
opportunities for college graduates and for professionals who are
searching for a career change that will have significant impact on
their communities.
Think about it: your career has an enormous impact on your life.
Often, your career determines where you live and how you feel
about yourself. Making that career choice is a vitally important decision. Why not take a step toward leadership and consider working as
a professional Scouter with the Boy Scouts of America? Contact
Billy Bryant at 304-340-3663 for more information.
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2016 Summit Council Camporee
April 29-May 1, 2016
Activities- Zip Lining, Rock Climbing, Skateboarding,
Mountain Biking- skateboards may be brought by participants, but bicycles are not permitted. All sorts of other
activities including the Sustainability Treehouse, boating,
STEM programming, and catapult!
This activity is open to all Boy Scouts and all Venture Crew
Members who will be able to participate in the activities
offered. There is not an age restriction on any of the activities or the camporee, but the participant must be enrolled
as a Boy Scout or Venture Crew Member. THIS IS NOT A
CUB SCOUT OR WEBELOS ACTIVITY.
Cost: $25 per person attending, Leaders as well as Scouts.
The deadline for on-time registration is April 22, 2016. At
this time the fee will increase to $40. This is to allow for
proper planning and site coordination. This fee covers all
activities for the weekend. Units are required to provide
their own food, tentage, and camping equipment.
Registration will open on February 1, 2016, and all units
must register online. Go to www.buckskin.org for more
information and to register.
One person, the UNIT COORDINATOR, should be responsible for the entire unit’s head count and payment.
Your “Reservation” will be under this person’s name.
You can add to the number of participants in your group at
any time up until April 22 at the $25 fee. After April 22,
2016 the fee increases to $40. For consistency, please have
the UNIT COORDINATOR make all reservations in the
system.
Payment may be made online with PayPal, any major credit
card, or be mailed with the online printed application form
completed to the Buckskin Council Service Center. In order to be processed at the $25 fee all payments must be in
the office no later than April 25, 2016. Failure to pay prior
to arriving onsite will result in the late registration fee of
$40 per participant.
All forms must be completed by each participant. The
necessary forms will be available at www.buckskin.org on
February 1, 2016 and will be emailed to the UNIT COORDINATOR after Online Registration is complete. Forms
include the Personal Registration Sheet, Scout Medical
Form part A and B, as well as the Summit Waiver.
Volume 8
College of Commissioner Science
At Cedar Lakes Conference Center
Ripley, WV
Our major commissioner training event is Commissioner College, which is on April 16 at Cedar Lakes Conference Center, near Ripley, WV. We join four other
councils to put on this training event, which follows a
College format. The 3-hour basic training course for
Unit Commissioner will be offered, as well as advanced
courses. This training event is of a high quality and is
both educational and motivational. This year's host
council is Ohio River Valley Council.
Look on the Buckskin Council website for additional
information and a link to the College’s registration
page. Lunch on Saturday has to be reserved separately
with Cedar Lakes Conference Center using the Lodging
and Meals form. Some optional activities also happen
on Friday evening and Sunday morning, so some
commissioners stay for the weekend.
Cub Scout Rangemaster Training
MUGUYOH District Shooting Sports Committee will be
providing a proper Cub Range Master training course at
Camp Arrowhead on March 19, 2016, starting at 8:00 am.
This will be an all-day event. Participants must bring their
own snacks, drinks, and a packed lunch. Training will include
BSA guidelines on BB Guns and Archery, Safety, and Range
setup. Also some first-aid related items.
For additional information, please contact Virgil Adkins at
606-922-4262 [email protected] or Bob Barker 304733-6370 or [email protected] Registration cutoff
date is March 11, 2016 .
NRA Range Safety Officer Training Class
An NRA Range Safety Officer training class will be held on Saturday, March 12th from 9:00 am –5:00 pm. The class will be held at
WTSF Television , 3100 Bath Ave., Ashland, KY.
This class is for adults age 21 yrs and over who wish to help Boy
Scout Shooting Sports. The cost for Scouters is $25 each. The
normal cost of this training is $125. Maximum class size is 20.
For details and to reserve your seat, please call Virgil Adkins at
606-922-4262 or email [email protected]
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2016 Boy Scout Summer Camp
2016 Summer Camp dates:
Dilley’s Mill BSR:
Camp Arrowhead:
Week 1 - June 19-25
June 19-25
Week 2 - June 26-July 2
Week 3 - July 3-9
Fees:
Youth Participation Fee: $225 with a $25 late fee if not paid in full by May 1st.
Adult Participation Fee: $80
*Scholarship Applications are available at www.Buckskin.org
Date and Deadlines:
January 7, 2016: Council office will begin taking reservations for 2016 summer camp Season.
March 30, 2016: Campsite Confirmation and Leader Guides will be sent to all registered Units.
May 1, 2016:
Summer Camp Fees are due to the Service Center to avoid late fees.
For questions please contact David Leckie at 304-340-3663
BUCKSKIN COUNCIL SCOUTS ON
SKIS
FAMILY SKI OUTINGS
AT WINTERPLACE
Have your troop learn to ski and earn
the coveted Snow Sports Merit Badge!
•Sunday, March 6, 2016
Price: $52 per scout if paid for at the Council
office by the Friday before each date.
This fee is for ALL Scouts, Scouters and Family members. $55 if paying on the day of
(includes helmet, skis, lift ticket, lessons and
meal voucher.)
Normal cost would be $129!!!!!
Bring Scouts and family members to your
Scout Council’s Special Events and receive:
•A full day lift ticket
(8:00 am to 10:00 pm).
•A 90 minute lesson customized
to each participant’s skiing level.
•A full set of ski rental equipment.
•Ski Merit Badge Lessons are available
at: 10am, 12 Noon & 2 pm.
•All other lessons available on the hour.
Registration is at Winterplace between 8:00am
and 1:00pm. Skiing until 10:00pm.
Volume 8
The Charleston Scout Service Center
and Scout Shop Hours
3601 MacCorkle Ave. SE***
Charleston, WV 25304
Please note that our hours have changed!
Monday-Friday 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Phone: 304-340-3663/fax 304-925-0533
Huntington Scout Shop
1037 Sixth Ave
Huntington, WV 25701
Monday-Friday 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Phone: 304-523-3408/fax 304-523-3409
Both Scout Shops are open one Saturday
a month from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Charleston
Shop
Huntington
Shop
March 12
March 19
April 9
April 23
May 14
May 21
***Our New Temporary Address!***
Buckskin Council
City National Bank Building
3601 MacCorkle Ave., SE
Charleston, WV 25304
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You Are Invited to
The Summit
If you want to know what the Summit
Bechtel Reserve (SBR) has to offer to your
Scouts and Venturers beyond hosting of the
National Jamboree every four years (with
the next one being in the summer of
2017), you need look no further than the SBR website http://
www.summitbsa.org There are three specific program offerings: 1) the Christen National High Adventure program making
SBR the fourth High Adventure Base in the U.S. to complement
Philmont, Florida SeaBase and Northern Tier; 2) the Justice
National Scout Camp; and 3) the Tickle National Training and
Leadership Center.
The High Adventure program is a week long program
that can be tailored to the interests of your Scouts and Venturers
with multiple programs from which to choose. The Scout camp
program is held in the Scott Summit Center and requires scouts
to be 1st Class or above in rank and have at least 2 weeks of prior camping experience. This is a great opportunity for more
experienced scouts to continue earning merit badges and work
on rank advancement. The camp can include a second week
which provides an opportunity to help with establishment of the
trail system, and participation can help with lowering the cost to
attend the camp.
There is also a Regional program called the Council
Adventure Partnership for 3rd and 4th year campers in conjunction with the local council camping that provides greater programming opportunities than what is typically available at council camps. The current Appalachian Adventure allows for ½
week campout at the Scott Summit Center by a troop or crew.
Finally, the Training and Leadership offerings go
throughout the year and offers a tremendous range of programs
from which to choose. If you are a youth or an adult and want
training or certification on a topic, the program is probably on
the list. All meals for these programs are included and served in
a central dining hall (tent). Discounts (15%) are available for the
high adventure program for registrations made by Nov. 15 of
the year before the summer of attendance. If you have questions please check out the website or call our Buckskin Council
Summit Ambassador, Johnny McGhee at 304-552-1352.
National Youth
Leadership Training
(NYLT)
WHAT: NYLT is a week-long course that
gives Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Venturers methods,
skills and experiences to become better leaders in their unit.
The course centers around the concepts of what a leader must
be, what he/she must know, and what he/she must do
…with a clear focus on how to accomplish all this.
WHO: ALL eligible Boy Scout and Venturing youth who
want to improve their leadership skills.
Participants must
hold or intend to hold a unit leadership position to be eligible
for the course, and satisfy the following requirements:
For Boy Scouts/Varsity Scouts, must be at least 13 years
old and First Class rank by the first day of the course.
If a Venturer (male or female), must be at least 14 years
old and registered in a Venturing Crew or Sea Scout
Ship.
May not be 18 years old before the last day of the course
if a Boy Scout or Varsity Scout.
May not be 21
years old if a Venturer.
WHEN: June 12 to 17, 2016…a week of resident camp (they
stay on-site)
*The course is limited to the first 48 participants signed up.
WHERE: Buckskin Council’s Camp Chief Logan in
Chapmanville, WV
HOW: Pre-register by contacting the Scout Service Center
(304) 340-3663
Cost: $190 per participant which includes the course,
NYLT T-shirt, all meals and course materials.
Registration is required by May 15, 2016 – BUT – the
sooner the better!!
Questions – contact the 2015 NYLT Course Director
Wayne Morris
by e-mail at [email protected]
Schedule 2016 Family
Friends of Scouting Presentations now!
Family Friends of Scouting is a vital part of sustaining Scouting in our area! Family FOS is an opportunity for Scouting to
report on its successes and needs in our 32 counties, and for families to invest in the future of young people through the
BSA.
Talk to your District Family Friends of Scouting Chair or your District Executive about the date for your presentation in the
first few months of 2016.
Volume 8
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2015 Adult Advisers
Lodge Adviser
Jim Phares
[email protected]
Assoc. Adviser
Michael Bledsoe [email protected]
Assoc. Adviser
Robert Alford [email protected]
Assoc. Adviser
John Van Horn [email protected]
Staff Adviser
Jonathan Stevens [email protected]
LLD Co-Adviser
Eric Tyson
[email protected]g
LLD Co-Adviser
Alecia Tyson
[email protected]
Conclave Co-Adviser Marcus Bailey
[email protected]
Conclave Co-Adviser Michael Bledsoe [email protected]
Finance Adviser
Ryan Keesee
[email protected]
Registration Adviser Debbie Slack
[email protected]
Memorabilia Adviser Marcus Bailey
[email protected]
Communications Adviser Carol McCarthy [email protected]
Adjudimo Chapter
Cardinal Chapter
Elkahobi Chapter
Hytone Chapter
MGM Chapter
Muguyoh Chapter
Seneca Chapter
Tenndaa Telhonze
Lodge Chief
VC Administration
VC Program
Secretary.
Kem Abraham
Evan Adkins
Jimmy Porter
Barry Nowlin
Greg McCall
Rosie Bowsher
Kim Bennett
Kevin Nicholas
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
2016 Youth Officers
Taylor Giles
Colton Lohmeyer
Sam Brown
Nathaniel Bailey
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Lodge Website
Please visit www.takhonek.org for additional information about
the lodge! It changes all the time, so there is always something
new. Thanks to our webmaster Isaac Nicholas, [email protected]
Spring Fellowship
This year, the lodge will be hosting an ordeal at every lodge
fellowship throughout the year! At Spring Fellowship April 1517 at Camp Arrowhead, we will have the first ordeal of the
2016 year! As always, we will also have a Vigil Selection meeting. Most of the camp’s activities will be open as well.
Buckskin’s Spring Camporee
The Buckskin Council’s Spring Camporee this year will be held
at the Summit Bechtel Reserve April 29- May 1st! This is the
first time that this has happened and we need your help to
make it great! The lodge has agreed to help with parking at the
event and we need your help to make this happen! Please email
[email protected] for more information or to register
for OA service go to takhonek.org/summit-service
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Conclave
This year’s section C4-B conclave will be held at Camp Katooga in Parkersburg, WV May 15-17. The theme for the
weekend is “Insert Theme Here”, meaning that it is up to the
lodges to create their own theme. If you have any ideas for
themes, please send them to any of the lodge officers. Registration will be up soon, so look for the link in the near future!
Fellowships
At every fellowship this year, there will also be an ordeal! This
means that there will be more opportunities for prospective
arrowmen to join our lodge. Furthermore, these weekends are
spread out across the council so they are easier to attend. All
arrowmen need to be vigilant to promote unit OA elections in
their Districts and ALWAYS promote Camping in the units as
an OA priority!
Prism at the Summit
This year, the Summit is hosting a gathering of arrowmen
from all across the nation for the rededication of the new national OA ring. This 4 day 3 night experience at the Summit
includes all Summit Center activities and culminates with a
rededication ceremony at the end of the session. There are 7
sessions to choose from starting June 19 and running through
July. The cost is $180 and both youth and adults are allowed
to participate! If you would like to enter the drawing for a ticket and get more information, please visit prism.oa-bsa.org.
2016 Lodge Calendar
April 15-17
Spring Fellowship*
Camp Arrowhead
Apr. 29-May 1 Council Spring Camporee SBR
May 13-15
Conclave
Camp Kootaga
June 10-12
Summer Fellowship*
BSR
Sept. 16-18
Vigil Weekend
Camp Roland
Oct. 7-9
Fall Fellowship*
Camp Chief Logan
Dec. 17
Winter Banquet
TBA
* Denotes Ordeal Weekend
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Serving Boyd, Carter & Lawrence Counties of KY and Lawrence County, OH
[email protected]
District Chair
DistrictCommissioner
Sr. District Executive
Program Chair
Membership Chair
Finance Chair
Family FOS Chair
Product Sales Chair
Training Chair
Advancement Chair
Cub Scout Activities
Cub Scout Day Camp
BS Activities Chair
Cub Roundtable
Scout Roundtable
Marketing Chair
March
3
5
6
12
12
19
19
April
7
9
15-17
16
16
29-1
May
5
13-14
14
21
30
Evan Adkins
Charlie Powell
Jonathan Stevens
Gary Moritz
Lora Jordan
Danielle Eldridge
Roy Dillon
Annie Adams
Virgil Adkins
Bob Cruickshank
Chris Yates
Angela Jarvis
Mike Knight
Melanie Young
Edd Kemper
Danielle Eldridge
606-922-1873
606-547-2075
304-617-7563
304-638-5283
606-571-0020
606-922-8949
606-922-7206
606-316-2672
606-922-4265
606-388-2549
606-207-9490
606-324-0021
606-315-0931
606-928-4903
606-316-4706
606-922-8949
Roundtable , First Chrisitan Church, 7:00 pm
Cornstalk Merit Badge Collage
Council Ski Outing
District Pinewood Derby
Charleston Scout Shop open 9-1
Huntington Scout Shop open 9-1
District Pinewood Derby
Roundtable, First Chrisitan Church, 7:00 pm
Charleston Scout Shop Open 9-1
OA Spring Fellowship
Council Pinewood Derby
Commissioners Collage
Council Spring Camporee at the Summit
Roundtable, First Chrisitan Church, 7:00 pm
Outdoor Leader Training
Charleston Scout Shop Open 9-1
Huntington Scout Shop Open 9-1
Memorial Day, Scout Office Closed
Spring Camporee at the Summit Bechtel Reserve
This camporee is for ALL Boy Scouts, and ALL Boy Scouts
and Venture Crew Members will be able to participate in the
activities offered. There is not an age restriction on any of the
activities, but the participant must be enrolled as a Boy Scout or
Venturer. This IS NOT A CUB SCOUT OR WEBELOS activity. Cost- $25 per person attending, adults and scouts. On-Time
registration ends April 22, 2016. then the fee will increase to
$40. This fee covers all activities for the weekend. Units are required to provide their own food, tenting, and camping equipment. Registration is open, and all Units must register
online. Go to www.buckskin.org to register.
Volume 8
BLUE AND GOLD BANQUETS
We are now entering the Blue and Gold Banquet and Pinewood Derby season! With all of these activities coming up we
have an excellent opportunity to deliver the promises of Scouting. If you would please email Jonathan Stevens [email protected] the dates and times of your Pinewood Derby and Blue and Gold banquets a representative
from the district will try to attend your event. The sooner you
know these dates the better so the district can make plans to
attend. The Cardinal District would also like to thank all of the
Packs and Troops who have agreed to allow the District to
give our Family Friends of Scouting Presentation. For
those of you who do not know about Family Friends of Scouting it is one of the ways that our Council raises money that
goes toward operating costs. The presentation is only 10
minutes long and as incentives for donating we are offering
special Council Shoulder Patches, and Norman Rockwell
Mugs. These presentations in conjunction the generosity of the
parents and volunteers in your unit go a long way toward making Scouting successful in our area.
District Pinewood Derby
The Cardinal District Pinewood Derby will be held on March
19th. At the Kyova Mall, in Cannonsburg. Event flyer and registration information is available at the Council Office, from
your District Executive, and the Cardinal District Facebook
pages.
NYLT 2016
National Youth Leadership Training will be held June 12-17 at
Camp Chief Logan. The course is ideal for SPLs, PLs and any
youth that may hold these positions in the near future. Cost
will be $190.00 per person, which includes all meals, program
materials, tee shirt, hat and recognition items. Registration is
required by May 15, but the sooner, the better. Go to
www.buckskinnylt.com for more information. See more information on page 8.
Moving Forward
Cardinal District was recognized at the past Council Awards
Banquet for achieving the bronze level in the Journey to Excellence program. This is the first time our district has been
rated on this scale since it has been used. This was made possible only by the great volunteers who make the district work,
and its only getting better. Our Membership, Finance, and
Program committees have some great things planned for the
coming year. And I believe we will score even higher in the
coming years, but only with your support. We need at least one
person from every unit in the district to represent their unit. This is
how we know what your unit wants to do when it comes to
Program. It makes it easier to organize your unit’s membership drive, it can only help your unit! So take a look around
and if your unit doesn’t have someone on the district committee, find a parent, assistant, or a committee member and ask
them to get involved, so we can offer the program your boys
deserve.
-Evan Adkins, District Chairman
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Serving Kanawha, Braxton, Clay, Nicholas and Webster Counties
[email protected]
District Chair
District Commissioner
Sr. District Executive
Program Chair
Membership Chair
Finance Chair
Popcorn Chair
Training Chair
Advancement Chair
Camping Chair
Cub Roundtable
Scout Roundtable
Venturing Advisor
March
5
6
12
12
15
19
April
9
15-17
16
16
19
23
29-1
May
13-15
13-14
14
17
21
30
Paul Helmick
304-744-3211
Jonathan Stevens
Justin Bess
Matt Blackwood
Jim Porter
Kathy Slack
Kim Mason
John Teare
David Dyer
Jim Lester
Wayne Morris
Matt Blackwood
304-617-7563
304-444-0435
304-343-2600
304-389-3862
304-380-4751
304-949-6737
304-550-3516
304-415-6938
304-543-1825
304-965-6274
304-343-2600
Cornstalk Merit Badge Collage
Council Ski Outing
District Pinewood Derby
Charleston Scout Shop open 9 am-1 pm
Elk River District Committee and Round Table,
VOA, and OA Chapter meeting Baptist Temple,
Charleston- beginning at 6pm
Huntington Scout Shop open 9 am-1 pm
Charleston Scout Shop Open 9 am-1 pm
OA Spring Fellowship
Council Pinewood Derby
Commissioners Collage
Elk River District Committee and Round Table,
VOA, and OA Chapter meeting Baptist Temple,
Charleston- beginning at 6pm
Huntington Scout Open 9 am-1 pm
Council Spring Camporee at the Summit
Family Camp at Camp Chief Logan
Outdoor Leader Training
Charleston Scout Shop Open 9 am-1 pm
Elk River District Dinner and Round Table,
VOA, and OA Chapter meeting Baptist Temple,
Charleston- 6pm
Huntington Scout Shop Open 9 am-1 pm
Memorial Day, Scout Office Closed
BLUE AND GOLD BANQUETS
We are now entering the Blue and Gold Banquet and Pinewood Derby season! With all of these activities coming up
we have an excellent opportunity to deliver the promises of
Scouting. If you would please email Jonathan Stevens [email protected] the dates and times of your Pinewood Derby and Blue and Gold banquets a representative
from the district will try to attend your event. The sooner you
know these dates the better so the district can make plans to
attend on its calendar. The Elk River would also like to thank
all of the Packs and Troops who have agreed to allow the
District to give our Family Friends of Scouting Presentation. For those of you who do not know about Family
Friends of Scouting it is one of the ways that our Council
raises money that goes toward operating costs. The presentation is only 10 minutes long and, as incentives for donating,
we are offering special Council Shoulder Patches, and Norman Rockwell Mugs. These presentations, in conjunction the
generosity of the parents and volunteers in your unit, go a
long way toward making Scouting successful in our area.
Volunteers Needed
The Elk River District is seeking active and interested participants for the District Committee! If you have expertise in a
particular area of Scouting we would like to invite you to
share your ideas, input and passion with our committee. We
have positions available for finance, Cub Scout and Boy
Scout program, camping promotions, training, product sales,
event planning, and commissioner service, plus more. Please
feel free to send Jonathan Stevens an email with your area of
interest and a little bit about your scouting and professional
background so that you can get involved with our district.
Jonathan’s email address is [email protected]
or feel free to give Jonathan a call at 304-340-3663 to discuss
opportunities within the District.
District Pinewood Derby
The Elk River District Pinewood Derby will be held on
March 12th at the First Baptist Church in Dunbar. Event flyer
and registration information is available at the Council Office, from your District Executive, and the Elk River District
Facebook page.
Spring Camporee at the Summit Bechtel Reserve
Activities- Zip Lining, Rock Climbing, Skateboarding, Mountain Biking- skateboards may be brought by participants, but
bicycles are not permitted. All sorts of other Activities including the sustainability treehouse, boating, STEM programming,
and catapult! Activity is for ALL Boy Scouts, and ALL Boy
Scouts and Venture Crew Members will be able to participate
in the activities offered. There is not an age restriction on any
of the activities or the camporee, but the participant must be
enrolled as a Boy Scout or Venture Crew Member. This IS
NOT A CUB SCOUT OR WEBELOS activity. Cost- $25
per person attending Adults Leaders as well as Scouts. The
Cut off for On-Time registration is April 22nd, 2016. At this
time the fee will increase to $40. This is to allow for proper
(Elk River District continued on page 17)
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Serving: Mason, WV Gallia, OH and Meigs, OH Counties
[email protected]
District Chair
District Commissioner
District Executive
Program Chair
Family FOS Chair
Advancement Chair
Training Chair
Product Sales Chair
Jim Harris
Genny Ferrell
Tyler Grimmett
Mike Ferrell
Angie Harris
Bob Matthews
Mike Ferrell
Angie Harris
Serving: Logan, Boone & Mingo Counties in WV & Pike County in Ky.
[email protected]
304-857-2023
740-794-0448
304-638-3864
740-794-0446
304-674-8044
740-992-4566
740-794-0446
304-857-2052
March
10
District Committee 6:00 pm
10
District Roundtable 7:00 pm
12
District Pinewood Derby Race –10:30 am at
Mark Porter Chevrolet, Pomeroy, OH
April
14
District Committee 6:00 pm
14
District Roundtable 7:00 pm
29-May1 Council Camporee at The Summit
May
12
12
District Committee 6:00 pm
District Roundtable 7:00 pm
MGM District Dinner
The MGM District Dinner is scheduled for Thursday,
March 10th at 6:30 pm. The dinner is being held at New
Life Lutheran Church in Gallipolis, Ohio. Please come and
join us for food, fun, and fellowship!! The price of the dinner is $12 per person if you pay by March 4th and it will be
$15 at the door. The 2015 Eagle Scout class is invited to
dinner for free! If you have any questions, please contact
Tyler Grimmett at 304-638-3864.
MGM Pinewood Derby
The MGM District Pinewood Derby is scheduled for
March 12th and registration begins at 10:30 am (Racing
starts at noon) and the event is free! The event is being
held at Mark Porter Chevrolet, in Pomeroy, Ohio. The
dealership is feeding us lunch and is excited to have the
Cub Scouts at their facility for the day!! Please pre-register
if you can at either the Charleston Scout Office by calling
304-340-3663 or at the Huntington Scout Shop at 304-5233408. If you have any questions, please call Tyler Grimmett at 304-638-3864.
Volume 8
District Chair
Vice District Chair
District Commissioner
Field Director
Finance Chair
Membership Chair
Community FOS Chair
Family FOS Chair
Training Chair
Advancement Chair
Camping Chair
Day Camp Administrator
Kem Abraham
Steve Snodgrass
Jackie Cook
Billy Bryant
Leroy Dehart
Crissy Justice
Chris Ellis
Cheryl Curry
Beverly Cook
Joe Linville
Greg Gillenwater
Crissy Justice
304-855-8543
304-837-3302
304-369-2399
304-687-0476
304-521-4521
304-946-4774
304-687-8118
304-946-4374
304-369-2399
304-546-3044
304-369-4315
304-946-4774
March
3
District Committee & Roundtable Meeting
5
Cornstalk Merit Badge College
19
District Pinewood Derby
April
7
District Committee & Roundtable Meeting
29-1
Buckskin Council Summit Camporee
May
5 District Committee & Roundtable Meeting
District Meetings and Roundtables
The district meeting is an opportunity to help improve the
Cornstalk District, and the Roundtable provides the chance
for leaders to share their experiences and learn new effective
methods of providing scouting to our youth.
District meetings take place on the first Thursday of every
month, at the scout camp on Garrett’s Fork Rd. Commissioner and OA meetings start at 6 pm, the District Meetings
start at 6:30 pm, and the Roundtables start at 7:30 pm. For
more information, contact Billy Bryant at
[email protected]
Cornstalk Merit Badge College
Cornstalk District’s Merit Badge College will take place on
March 5th at the Southern West Virginia Community and
Technical College. For more information, please contact
Jackie Cook at (304) 369 – 2399.
District Pinewood Derby
The District Pinewood Derby will be March 19th. We are
currently working with some local businesses for sponsorship and Location and will have all info released before
March 1. If you have any questions please call your Executive @ 304-687-0476.
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Serving: Monroe, Mercer , McDowell & Wyoming Counties
in WV Giles, Bland & Tazewell Counties in VA
[email protected]
District Chair
District Commissioner
Sr. District Executive
Cub Scout Program Chair
Boy Scout Program Chair
Venture Program Chair
Finance Chair
Training Chair
Advancement Chair
Camping Chair
Unit Service
Popcorn Chair
OA Chapter Advisor
Membership Chair
Family FOS Chair
William Cooley
Thomas Kozikowski
Charles Truckenmiller
Paula Mattox
Dan Trent
Tim Wallace
Hal Keene
Jeremy Sipple
Dan Cook
Kermit Davis
Thomas Kozikowski
Angie Higginbotham
Barry Nowlin
Ed Evans
Philip Ball
304-324-8949
540-626-4242
304-920-7921
304-732-9371
276-322-3911
276-963-0525
276-345-8778
540-632-2696
540-544-7100
304-425-8889
540-626-4242
540-599-9111
304-320-7217
304-673-2969
304-425-2196
Roundtables
For those of you who were unaware, the district has started
up the Roundtables for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts again.
Paula Mattox is running the Cub Scout Roundtables which
take place an hour before the District Meetings at First
Christian Church. Dan Cook is handling the Boy Scout
Roundtables and they take place immediately following the
District Meetings. These are great learning sessions that will
greatly improve the quality of the Scouting program in the
Mountain Dominion District so I encourage everyone to
attend.
District Recognition Dinner
It’s almost time for the Mountain Dominion District to
recognize the people that make the Scouting program possible in this area: You, the volunteers. We will be having
our annual District Recognition Dinner on Saturday, March
26, 2016 at the Ryan’s in Princeton, starting at 6:15. At this
dinner, we will be honoring all of our Scouters and Scouts.
We will also honor 2 special volunteers who have shone
especially bright in 2015. If you would like to nominate
someone for the District Award of Merit, please download
the form from the Buckskin Council website, fill it out and
return it to Dave Emanuel or Charles Truckenmiller by
February 29, 2016.
March
12
District Pinewood Derby
17
District Meeting and Elections
26
District Recognition Dinner
April
21
District Meeting
29-May 1 Council Camporee at Summit
May
19
20-22
District Committee meeting
District Cub Scout Family Camp
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Page 13
Serving: Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln and Lawrence (OH) Counties
[email protected]
District Chair
District Commissioner
District Executive
Advancement Chair
Fund Development
Finance Chair
Membership Chair
Training Chair
Camping Chair
Boy Scout Roundtable
Cub Scout Roundtable
Cub Day Camp Director
Marketing Chair
Lee Oxley
Michael Bowsher
Carl Sullivan
Chris Porter
Ben McGinnis
Tom Turman
Alvin Watts
Sue Williams
Nathan Miller
Michael Bowsher
Sue Williams
Nina Roberts
Jeremy Reed
304-525-6835
304-208-0802
304-523-3408
304-360-1144
304-528-7034
304-733-6448
304-751-5686
217-741-0900
304-634-4023
304-208-0802
217-741-0900
304-417-9117
304-972-9116
March
1 Western Districts Shooting Sports Committee, 6:30 pm
Meacham Lodge, Camp Arrowhead
3 District Committee Meeting, 6:00 pm Ohio Valley Bank,
Barboursville, WV
5 District Pinewood Derby – Steele Memorial UMC,
8:00 am registration
6 Ski Day at Winterplace
10 Roundtable, 6:30 pm, Enslow Park Presbyterian Church
25 Good Friday - Offices & Scout Shops Closed
April
1&2 Webelos-ree, Camp Arrowhead
2 Muguyoh Cub Fishing Derby, 8:00 am, Camp Arrowhead
7 District Committee Meeting, 6:00 pm Ohio Valley Bank,
Barboursville, WV
9 CDO – 10:00 am, Charleston
14 Roundtable, 6:30 pm, Enslow Park Presbyterian Church
16 Council Pinewood Derby
29-May 1 – Summit Camporee
May
5 District Committee Meeting, 6:00 pm Ohio Valley Bank,
Barboursville, WV
12 Roundtable, 6:30 pm, Enslow Park Presbyterian Church
14 Cubmobile
30 Memorial Day - Offices & Scout Shops Closed
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK
Special thanks to Jeremy Reed for developing our new Facebook page. This will be another means for the district committees to communicate with our volunteers and families. Share
the site with your friends, other leaders and especially with
your scout families. The page name is Muguyoh District BSA.
LIKE us. SHARE us.
COUNCIL SKI DAY AT WINTERPLACE
The last Council Ski Day at Winterplace is Sunday, March 6.
The cost is $52 per person and includes equipment rental
(including a helmet), all-day lift ticket, 90 minute lesson, and a
meal voucher. Check the Council’s website for complete details.
DISTRICT PINEWOOD DERBY
All Cub Scouts are invited to participate in the District Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 5. The event will be held
once again at Steele Memorial United Methodist Church, 733
Shaw St, Barboursville, WV. Registration begins at 8:00am
with racing scheduled to begin at 9:00am. Four tracks will be
used so all ranks can race at the same time. First place finishers
will race for the Grand Championship. The first place finishers
in each den at the district get to race at the Council Derby on
April 16.
WEBELOS-REE
The district’s annual Webelos-ree will be April 1 & 2 at Camp
Arrowhead. The event will focus on the Camping adventure.
Things will get underway with an evening session on Friday
night covering Leave No Trace. The Saturday activity day will
include fishing, BB shooting, archery, outdoor cooking, and
other requirements to complete the adventure. Event is open
to all Webelos and their parents and leaders. This is not a family camp. Registration is limited to Webelos and their adult partners. Check your emails or see the council website for registration information.
CUB SCOUT FISHING DERBY
All Cubbies in the district are invited to attend the annual Fishing Derby at Camp Arrowhead on Saturday, April 2. Sponsored by Roger Smith Marine in Lavalette, Cubs can enjoy a
morning of fishing with the chance to win a trophy for the
largest fish caught or the most fish caught. Door prizes include
a number of rod and reel combinations from the Sportsmen’s
Alliance. Leaders should check their email or the council website for complete details.
(Muguyoh District continued on page 17)
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Serving: Putnam & western Kanawha Counties
[email protected]
District Chair
District Commissioner
District Executive
Advancement Chair
Communications Chair
Finance Chair
Membership Chair
Training Chair
Program Chair
Nominating Comm. Chair
OA Advisor
BS Roundtable Commissioner
Mike Lamb
Rebecca Wiseman
Tyler Grimmett
Debbie Slack
Tracy Nicholas
Melinda Craddock
Tracy Hudson
Kevin Nicholas
Dell Stonestreet
Charles Ochoa
Kevin Nicholas
Mark Newman
304-590-1354
304-776-5116
304-638-3864
304-340-3663
304-757-1374
304-727-0143
304-382-9679
304-757-1374
304-543-8415
304-964-0054
304-757-1374
304-549-0532
March
3
Committee Meeting, 6:00 pm, St. Andrew United Methodist
Church in St. Albans
3
Roundtable, 7:00 pm, St. Andrew United Methodist Church,
St. Albans
5
District Pinewood Derby Race
6
Buckskin Council Family Ski Outing
24
Order of the Arrow chapter meeting, 6:30 pm, Teays Valley
Presbyterian Church
April
7
Committee Meeting, 6:00 pm, St. Andrew United Methodist
Church in St. Albans
7
Roundtable, 7:00 pm, St. Andrew United Methodist Church,
St. Albans
15-17 Order of the Arrow Spring Fellowship, Camp Arrowhead
28
Order of the Arrow chapter meeting, 6:30 pm, Teays Valley
Presbyterian Church
29-May 1 Buckskin Council Spring Camporee, at The Bechtel
Summit
May
5
Committee Meeting, 6:00 pm, St. Andrew United Methodist
Church in St. Albans
5
Roundtable, 7:00 pm, St. Andrew United Methodist Church,
St. Albans
6-8
Pioneer District Cub Scout Family Camp
26
Order of the Arrow chapter meeting, 6:30 pm, Teays Valley
Presbyterian Church
Date Changes for Committee Meeting
and Roundtable
The Pioneer District Committee and Roundtables are now
meeting the first Thursday of the month. The location will
continue to be St. Andrew United Methodist Church, in
St. Albans. The Pioneer District Committee meeting begins at 6:00 pm and Roundtable begins at 7:00 pm.
Friends of Scouting
It is almost time to honor your Scouts at Blue and Gold
Banquets and Court of Honors! Please set aside a few
minutes for a brief presentation of our annual Family
Friends of Scouting (FOS) presentation. FOS is the annual
giving campaign of the Pioneer District and provides the
necessary funds to ensure a quality Scouting program for
youth. If your unit’s Friends of Scouting presentation has
not been scheduled yet, contact Tyler Grimmett at [email protected] Thank you in advance for
making this year’s Friends of Scouting campaign a success!
Buckskin Council Spring Camporee
Come and participate in the very first Summit Camporee,
April 29-May 1! The cost is $25 per person if registered
before April 22. After April 22, the cost is $40 per person.
Registration fee includes all camping and activity fees
throughout the weekend. Units are required to provide
their own food, tentage, and camping equipment. Activities include ziplining, rock climbing, mountain biking, and
a ton of other exciting programs!
This activity is open to all Boy Scouts and all Venture
Crew Members. There is not an age restriction on any of
the activities or the camporee, but the participant must be
enrolled as a Boy Scout or Venture Crew Member.
Registration is on-line only. One person in your unit
should be appointed as unit coordinator to be responsible
for on-line registration and for payment.
Order of the Arrow News
Our Chapter meets the fourth Thursday of every month at
6:30 p.m. at Teays Valley Presbyterian Church. The next
meeting will be March 24th.
For additional information contact Chapter Advisor Kevin
Nicholas at 304 757-1374 or [email protected]
National Youth Leadership Training
National Youth Leadership Training will be held June 1217 at Camp Chief Logan. This is, without a doubt, the
most important training a youth leader can receive. The
course is ideal for SPLs, PLs and any youth that may hold
these positions in the near future. NYLT is an exciting,
action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in
their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. For Boy Scouts, must be at least
13 years old and First Class rank by the first day of the
(Pioneer District continued on page 17)
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Serving: Fayette, Raleigh, Summers, Greenbrier and Pocahontas Counties
[email protected]
District Chair
District Commissioner
Sr. District Executive
Finance Chair
Advancement Chair
Camping Chair
Cub Camping Chair
Training Chair
OA Chapter Advisor
District Member at Large
District Member at Large
District Member at Large
Unit Commissioner
Venturing Chair
Doug Proctor
Barry Spurlock
Trey Aliff
Butch Antolini
Jeff Proctor
Billy Strasser
Barry Spurlock
Carol McCarthy
Jim Phares
Josiah Bennett
Dana McCorkle
Janet Proctor
Heather Gonzalez
Heather Gonzalez
304-673-6266
304-220-0564
304-308-0405
304-658-5878
304-574-2115
304-661-6069
681-220-0564
304-574-6469
304-661-6069
304-640-4419
304-253-8698
304-673-2644
240-320-3635
240-320-3635
March
17
District Committee- St. Mary’s Methodist Church,
2014 S Kanawha St Beckley, 6:00
17
Roundtable- St. Mary’s Methodist Church, 2014 S
Kanawha St Beckley, 7:00
26
District Pinewood Derby- Beckley Auto Mall
April
21
21
29-1
May
19
19
District Dinner (no District Committee)- Smokey’s
On the Gorge
No Roundtable- Scouts and volunteers are encour
aged to attend District Dinner
Council Camporee, The Summit
District Committee- St. Mary’s Methodist Church,
2014 S Kanawha St Beckley, 6:00
Roundtable- St. Mary’s Methodist Church, 2014 S
Kanawha St Beckley, 7:00
Unit Commissioners
The Seneca District is looking for quality volunteers that
have a passion for working with other Scout leaders, as well
as influencing the success of Scout units in their area. If you
know someone who is interested in getting involved at the
district level and may thrive in this position, please contact
our new District Commissioner, Barry Spurlock at 681-2200564.
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Family Friends of Scouting
As Scout units begin to focus on the approaching New
Year, most will begin planning their Blue & Gold ceremonies, as well of Court of Honor ceremonies. As you plan
these events, please reserve about 15 minutes into your
program for a Family Friends of Scouting presenter to
speak briefly about the council, along with the importance
of this campaign in reaching more youth in our council.
A member of the Friends of Scouting team will be contacting you to schedule your upcoming event.
District Pinewood Derby
The District Pinewood Derby is scheduled for March
26th, at the Beckley Auto Mall. Times are being finalized,
but please mark your calendars for the event. Each pack
can send their top 3 Cub Scouts to compete in the Champions Division. We will also have an open race that ANYONE can enter; Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts,
parents, leaders, etc. Entry fee will be $5 per car and will
cover the cost of trophies and a custom patch per participant. Registration packets will be sent out to your Cubmaster and posted to the district web page.
District Dinner
The annual district dinner will once again be held on
Smokey’s on the Gorge, at Adventures on the Gorge, on
April 21st. There will be no district committee or
roundtable meetings that evening, as all Scout and Scouters are encouraged to attend the dinner. We will be recognizing several leaders awards at the dinner. If you
know someone that is eligible for a leader award, please
send the nomination form to Trey at [email protected]
New District Commissioner
The Seneca District would like to welcome Barry Spurlock as our new District Commissioner. Barry has served
many roles within our district, including District Popcorn
Chair, Cub Activities Chair, P16 Cubmaster and T16
Scoutmaster. Barry brings vast knowledge and energy to
our committee and he is looking forward to working with
you all.
The District would also like to thank and recognize Kim
Bennett for her nearly ten years of service as the District
Commissioner. Kim is well known around the district as
one of our most valued volunteers, and has devoted
countless hours helping out local units. We hope that she
will remain a part of our team in the future.
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(Elk River District continued from page 11)
Service Center and Scout Shops
Buckskin Council’s Scout Service Center and Scout
Shop in Charleston has moved to a temporary location
to make way for the exciting new H. Bernard Wehrle,
Sr. Scout Leadership Service Center!
Our temporary location is:
Buckskin Council Service Center
City National Bank—Kanawha City Branch
3601 MacCorkle Ave. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
The Council Service Center and Charleston Scout Shop
has new hours. We are open Monday through Friday,
9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Our regularly scheduled Saturday
hours remain the same. The Huntington Scout Shop’s
new hours will be 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Our temporary mailing address is:
Buckskin Council Service Center
City National Bank Building
3601 MacCorkle Ave. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
(Muguyoh District continued from page 14)
SUMMIT CAMPOREE
The excitement is building as many troops have expressed an
interest in the special Spring Camporee to be held at the Summit
Bechtel Reserve the last weekend of April. The cost is $25 per
person until April 22, after which time the registration goes to
$40 per person. We will be able to do the zip lines, rock climbing, mountain biking, and the skate park. In addition, each district will be conducting an event also. Plan on being a part of this
unique camping opportunity. Boy Scout and Venture leaders can
check their emails or the Council website for more information.
CUBMOBILE
Cabell Midland High School will be the site for the district’s annual Cubmobile Derby will be May 14. Cub Scout Packs are encouraged to have each den build a race car, which the den members will individually race. The dens with the fastest average
times will be our winners. Trophies to the dens who finish first,
second and third. See full details in the Cubmobile Derby information in your email, on the Council website or our Facebook
page.
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planning and site coordination. This fee covers all activities
for the weekend. Units are required to provide their own
food, tenting, and camping equipment.
Registration is open, and all Units must register online.
Go to www.buckskin.org for more information, and to
register.
NYLT 2016
National Youth Leadership Training will be held June 1217 at Camp Chief Logan. This is, without a doubt, the most
important training a youth leader can receive. The course is
ideal for SPLs, PLs and any youth that may hold these positions in the near future. NYLT is an exciting, action-packed
program de-signed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops
and in other situations demanding leadership of self and
others. For Boy Scouts, must be at least 13 years old and
First Class rank by the first day of the course, but may not
be 18 years old before the last day of the course. Venture
Scouts (male or female) must be at least 14 years old, but
less than 21 years old.
Cost will be $190.00 per person, which includes all meals,
program materials, tee shirt, hat and recognition items. Registration is required by May 15, but the sooner, the better.
Go to www.buckskinnylt.com for more information.
Questions? Contact the course director Wayne Morris at
[email protected]
(Pioneer District continued from page 15)
course, but may not be 18 years old before the last day of
the course. Venture Scouts (male or female) must be at
least 14 years old, but less than 21 years old.
Cost will be $190 per person, which includes all meals, program materials, tee shirt, hat and recognition items. Registration is required by May 15, but the sooner, the better.
Go to www.buckskinnylt.com for more information.
Questions? Contact the course director Wayne Morris at
[email protected]
Pioneer Venturing
The Pioneer District’s special event has been scheduled for
July 16th at Venture Lanes, in St. Albans, WV. Venture
Lanes is hosting a 9-pin bowling tournament. The price of
the tournament is $100 per team of 4, which includes 3
games per team. If you have any questions, please contact
Tyler Grimmett at 304-638-3864 or Mendi Craddock at 304
-444-8669.
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Our Service Center’s Temporary Location
Buckskin Council
Service Center and Scout Shop’s
temporary location and mailing address is
Buckskin Council Service Center
City National Bank—Kanawha City Branch
3601 MacCorkle Ave. SE, Charleston, WV 25304
THE MEMORIAL TRIBUTE FUND
A lasting way to remember someone you care about.
The Buckskin Council offers an excellent way to remember a
Scout, family member, Scout volunteer, friend or community
leader, through the Tribute fund. All funds received go to the
operating cost in the year they are given. Anyone may,
however, designate the donations for a specific purpose.
(In Memory Of, Anniversary, Happy Birthday, Get well.)
Other__________________________________________
Please send Acknowledgement To:
Name:__________________________________________
Address:________________________________________
IN HONOR OF:
Name:___________________________________________
Address:_________________________________________
Mail To: Buckskin Council, BSA
City National Bank Building
3601 MacCorkle Ave. East
Charleston, WV 25304

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