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Regular Hours of Operation will resume on
Tuesday, September 4th

Monday - Friday:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Popcorn 2018 Sale is Beginning
After 2 very successful kickoffs this week we are ready to begin our annual popcorn sale.  It was brought to our attention last night that our neighboring councils (Laurel Highlands and Moraine Trails) have already begun selling popcorn.

Today we are announcing that you may begin selling popcorn as soon as you have your unit kickoff event.

Don’t forget to send Bev Myers a picture of your kickoff event to be entered into a drawing for a Scout Shop voucher.  Pictures can be sent to

Remember the more your scouts sell the more funds will be available to them and your unit to provide a great Scouting program this coming year.

Also, if you have any questions during the sale please contact your district popcorn kernel or Bev here at the office.  All contact information was in the information you received at the kickoff.

  1. Old Trails District Show & Sell pickup site is at Kania’s Warehouse- 196 Cutler Road, Smock, PA  15480.
  2. Council Key is 512WFC.  If you experience problems creating your Unit signup, please contact the Council Service Center and ask for Bev Myers.
Packet error:
The contact number listed for Josh Tabor is incorrect, his number is actually (814) 418-1638.

Sale ideas
Need some ideas on ways to sell your Show & Sell order?   Here are some suggestions for sales locations:  have your Unit go door-to-door in a community (Show & Deliver), set up a display table at a neighborhood yard sale or farmer’s market, or sell at a local university. 
How about a reward for the Scouts who are selling popcorn?  Conduct weekly contests with small prizes or offer a pizza party if your Unit makes or surpasses a sales goal.  Think “outside the box” and watch your sales increase!

TIP OF THE WEEK:  Use a square reader during your sale and potential customers can’t use the excuse that they don’t have any cash on them. 

Philmont 2019 Council Contingent
Our Reservation at Philmont has been confirmed!

We have been granted a contingent of 12 participants in 2019.
The dates of the trek are July 14-26, 2019 and we are still working on travel arrangements which may change those dates slightly.
Philmont is 137,493 acres of challenging Scout adventure set in among the mountains and mesas of Northeastern New Mexico. Philmont’s mountain terrain ranges in elevation from 6,660 feet at headquarters to 12, 441 at the top of Mt. Baldy. Wildlife is abundant on Philmont’s forested mountains and grassy plains.
Explore the Philmont high-country on a 12-day backpacking expedition. Experience the thrill of climbing mountains over two miles high. Learn technical rock climbing, archaeological excavation techniques, and black-smithing. Relive the by-gone days of the Old West as you ride a Western saddle horse, learn the ways of the mountain man, pack burros and pan for gold in a clear mountain stream. Discover the wonder of Scouting’s paradise as over 650,000 Scouts and leaders have since 1939.
A Scout must be 14 by January 1 or completed 8th grade prior to participation. A crew is 7 -12 people including 2 leaders. All participants, both youth and adults must meet the Height and Weight requirements.
The Cost for each participant is being developed but will be in the range of $2,000 to $2,400.  If an individual is interested in attending, please download a reservation form
HERE and return to the Council Service Center with a $100 deposit to hold your place.

For more information contact Martin Barbie at the Council Service Center, 724-837-1630 or


All Volunteers are required to complete the NEW Youth Protection Training (either online or in person) by September 30.  These are facilitator-led versions of the new training.  This course takes approximately 90 minutes to complete online or in person.

Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Council Service Center
2 Garden Center Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Council Service Center
2 Garden Center Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601

Monday, August 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
First Church of God
616 Princeton Street, Latrobe, PA 15650

Monday, September 24, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Council Service Center
2 Garden Center Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601

To schedule an in-person training for your Pack, Troop, or Crew please contact

LAUREL HILLS:  Laurel Hills District Commissioner Sara Bednarofsky at 724-374-3697 or

BUSHY RUN:  District Executive Paul Rock

OLD TRAILS:  District Executive Kristen Eagle at

Old Trail's District New Youth Protection Training
We will be holding the NEW Youth Protection Training at Morell VFD on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 at 6:30 PM. ALL leaders need to be trained with the new syllabus by October 1st.  Training is also available online at  Please plan on attending if you cannot complete it on line by the October 1st deadline.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Registration Begins at 6:00 p.m.
Cost:  $5 per Scout
Contact Nathaniel Shaffer with questions at

Westmoreland Fayette Council
Annual Commissioner’s Conference  
at Camp Tennacharison 

September 15, 2018
8:00a.m. – Noon   $10.00 Registration

It’s time again for our Annual Commissioner’s Conference and workshop.  This is open to all commissioners or those wanting to learn more about commissioner service.
The morning will start off at with registration at 8:00 followed by breakfast prepared by our own Chef Martin at 8:30.

The rest of the morning will be spent learning about how we can be more effective in providing appropriate support to units having problems by using leadership skills, working in small groups to brainstorm, and learning more about Family Scouting, Detailed Assessments and Commissioner Updates and Technology.  Of course, it wouldn’t be Scouting without some fun too.

Everyone’s input will be important as we grow and strengthen our service to Units.
Will you be there?     Please register by Sept 12, 2018 by contacting the Council Office, or your District Commissioner.

Don’t wait.  Register by September 12th, so we know how much food to purchase and prepare for breakfast.  See you on September 15th!

Chuck Boyer
Council Commissioner


 2018 Catholic Scouting Retreatoree

Many Vocations – One Call to Holiness
September 28th – 30th
Camp Conestoga, Eberly Scout Reservation, Bakersville, PA

Boy Scouts, Webelos, Explorers, Venturers and Girl Scouts in Grade 5 and up are invited to attend this fun-filled weekend. A Scout is reverent for life! Our retreat will be exploring what a vocation is, and what yours might be in the future – married or single life, or a call to the priesthood or consecrated religious life.  There will be time for Mass, prayer, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and meditation. Expect lively discussions and a dose of laughter too. All in the setting of God’s beautiful nature at Camp Conestoga.
The Retreatoree is open to all Scouts but is Catholic oriented. The program is faithful to and will uphold the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church.
The cost of the event is $25.00. Included are Friday evening snacks, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, evening snacks and Sunday breakfast. Also included in the cost is the program, materials and an event patch.
The National Catholic Leadership Development (NCLD) Program for adults will be offered on Saturday.  Adults coming to camp for the NCLD for the day only (not camping overnight) will have a cost of $10.00. This includes the program and lunch.
The weekend will close with Holy Mass on Sunday morning at 9:30AM. All families are invited to join the campers. Bishop Edward Malesic plans to preside over our closing Mass this year.
Check-in begins on Friday, September 28th at 6:00PM in the Dining Hall. The Friday evening session will begin at 8:00PM in the Dining Hall too. A current BSA Annual Health & Medical Record (Parts A/B) is required. Bring it to check-in. A Camper Covenant of conduct, Parent Medical and Liability Release, and Publicity/Promotion Release  (add hyperlink[s])must also be signed and provided at registration check-in.
NOTE: all participants must be registered Scouts, Scouters, parents/guardians. All must comply with current BSA/GSA camping requirements regarding registration and Youth Protection. TENT CAMPING – all participants must bring their own tents. Groups attending as units must providing two-deep leadership per BSA requirements. All participants will be camping in the same campsite under provisional camping rules. Individual attendees will be assigned to provisional units/leaders. Please notify the Retreatoree Chair if you are a provisional camper.
Retreatoree Chair: Joe Rougeux, 412-215-7274,
Diocesan Contact: Jackie Mignogna,
Retreatoree for Younger Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts Day Program
 Saturday, September 29th
All Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts in Grades K – 4 are invited to attend a special program on Saturday. It will feature age appropriate activities around the theme of the Retreatoree.

Parents are encouraged to attend. BSA/GSA leadership policies including two-deep leadership and adult/child ratio applies.

The cost is $5.00 for the day. It includes the program, patch and lunch.
Check-in begins at 10:30AM and the program begins at 11:00AM with Mass. 


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