Westmoreland Fayette Council, BSA - 724-837-1630 -
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Council Service Center 
Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cub Scout Leaders
November 3-4, 2018
June 10-22, 2019
October 20, 2018
Visit your district's page on our Website for  district specific information on activities
Bushy Run
Laurel Hills
Old Trails
2018 Merit Badge Counselor List

PA Clearance Requirements

Youth Protection Training

Youth Protection Training Quick Facts

Internet Rechartering

Internet Advancement
Google Plus


Show & Sell Photo Contest
 Unit entries for the Show & Sell Photo Contest are to be submitted to the Council Service Center by the end of the day on October 1st.  Please submit them via email to with the following subject line:  (Troop/Pack number) Show & Sell Photos.  This will make it easier to locate and print out the photos for the contest.  All entries will be posted online on the Council Facebook page and voted on by Council Staff and anyone who checks out our Facebook page.
The winning photo will earn a $50 gift shop voucher for the Unit to use at the Council Scout Shop or for the Unit to give to a youth who participated in the Show & Sell


BALOO Training

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation

November 3-4, 2018
8:30 a.m. Saturday to 12:00 p.m. Sunday
Camp Buck Run
639 Buck Run Road, Somerset, PA 15501

$35.00 includes handouts, all meals and supplies

BALOO  for Cub Scout leaders is a training event that will provide the necessary knowledge and skills for a pack to be able to plan a pack or Webelos/Arrow of Light Den Campout.

It will cover everything you need to know to plan and run an overnighter.  BALOO is more than just camping, it includes:  Ideas for outdoor activities, games and ceremonies, information on selecting and using camping equipment, how to run a campfire program, hands-on Cub Scout cooking demonstrations, and more!

This training is required for any adult who is in charge of planning a pack or Webelos den campout and it is required for at least one adult per pack to complete BALOO training in order to plan campouts for Cub Scouts.

Participants attending the training should dress for the weather, as some portions of the training are done outside.  A tent, sleeping bag, and basic camping equipment will be required as an overnight component is part of the course.  This course has an online pre-requisite.  Instructions will be sent to participants upon registration.

For more information please contact:
Sara Bednarofsky - or 724-374-3697

Register by emailing  by October 30th.  Payments must be received at the Council Service Center by November 2.

Forbes Hospital and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Westmoreland Fayette Council, are pleased to announce the return of the successful “Exploring” Program.  Exploring is a co-ed program for high school age students, which will give students the opportunity to learn more about careers in the healthcare field such as radiology, therapy, nursing, and orthopedics to name just a few.
We understand that you may have an interest in one of the many careers in the healthcare field.  On Thursday, October 18 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm we would like to invite you to join us at Forbes Hospital as we continue to introduce students to the many health careers that are available right here in our region.
The evening will begin with everyone meeting in the Visitor’s Lobby of the Forbes Hospital (please park in the Visitor’s Parking Lot C and enter through the Visitor’s Entrance), where you will be greeted by some of the hospital staff.  We will provide an overview of the Exploring Program in the healthcare field and opportunities available at the hospital.  This will be followed by a tour of the hospital and refreshments to wrap up the evening.  Future month’s programs will explore one area of healthcare in more detail.
This is a continuing program that will meet for seven sessions during the school year, and requires you to complete an application and pay an annual participation fee of $34 (same amount for new and returning students). Everyone, including those students who were placed on a wait list because of high demand for the program last year, is welcome to RSVP.
The 2018-19 youth application and $34 annual participation fee will be due at our first session on October 18; however, if you must miss this session and wish to participate in the program, you may request an application by contacting Paul Rock, District Executive for BSA, and returning by mail to: Westmoreland Fayette Council, 2 Garden Center Drive, Greensburg, Pa. 15601. Thank you for your understanding that when the amount of completed, paid applications received exceeds the number of student spots available in the program, Forbes Hospital will temporarily freeze enrollment.
We encourage you to bring your friends.  If you would like your parents to join us, please feel free to invite them.
In order for us to properly prepare, we ask that you make your attendance plans known by contacting Paul Rock, who can be reached at 724-208-3768, or at

Please note that the Catholic Scouting Retreatoree scheduled for the weekend of Sept 27 - 29, has been canceled

2018 Fall Camporee
Back 2 Basics
"Learning Basics and more"
October 19-21, 2018
Camp Conestoga
More information

Bushy Run Unit Volunteer Recognition Dinner and Roundtable

Brush Creek Lutheran Church
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Doors open at 6:30
Dinner at 7:00

This will be a Potluck Dinner - Fried Chicken, Salad, Cake, and Drinks will be provided.  (Donations accepted to help offset the cost of the meal).   

We ask that you Bring Your Favorite Dish!

RSVP by October 31 to Paul Rock -

Questions?  Contact Lisa Fuller at or 412-95-9252



Popcorn can be picked up on Saturday, November 3rd from 8 to 9AM at the Bon-Ton loading dock at the Uniontown Mall.  Possible pick up may be done on Thursday afternoon also.  You MUST make arrangements with Kristen to schedule this ahead of time.
Can attend one or both - separate registrations
196 Cutler Road, Smock
Paul Kania Farm
October 19 - 21, 2018

Camporee - Registration Friday Night or Saturday Morning.  All meals will be prepared by the troops.  For additional information contact:  Mr. Chuck Coldren - or 724-323-4125

We will need a minimum of 50 scouts to have the Camporee.  Anyone present during the rocket launches will need to pay attention to the rockets for safety reasons.
Space Exploration Merit Badge Workshop
We will be doing requirement 3 of the Space Exploration Merit Badge.  Other requirements must be done prior to or afterward.  We will be building more complex rockets than are normally used for this Merit Badge - this will be a great learning experience for the scouts and not just "checking the box".

Cost:  $10.00 - includes all materials and supplies

Please register as soon as possible via Email below so supplies can be ordered. 

For additional information and to register contact:  Mr. Mike Aesoph - or 724-812-6191

Saturday Schedule
9:00 a.m. - Scouts will build rockets in lower barn
1:00 p.m. - Scouts launch rockets in upper field

Will also launch "Big Red" rocket multiple times and a test launch of the Mach 1 rocket and other larger rockets just for fun.  You will be impressed!!  Short summary video is

The Old Trails District Dinner will be on Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30 PM at Morrell VFD.  Please plan on attending and celebrating with the District Award of Merit and Spark Plug Awardees from the District.  Bring a covered dish and we will handle the rest of the fixins. Please submit all applications or suggestions for both awards to Kristen at

A trained leader is a better leader.  Come to cub basic training for any new leader or any leader who might be changing positions.  Third Presbyterian Church at 6:30PM on THURSDAY, October 25, 2018.  Let us know if you are coming so we can prepare and have enough handouts and materials.  RSVP to
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