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Council Service Center 
Hours of Operation


Monday - Friday: 
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday:
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
SCOUTMASTER SPECIFIC TRAINING
September 15, 2018
CATHOLIC RETREATOREE
September 28-30, 2018
BALOO TRAINING
Cub Scout Leaders
November 3-4, 2018
POPCORN SALE!
Information
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
Facebook
Twitter
Website
Email
Google Plus
Pinterest
LinkedIn
PodCast


POPCORN SALE NEWS!!!
Show & Sell orders
Remember to pick up your Unit orders on Saturday, September 8th from 8AM to 9:30AM*.  Units will need to go to the following locations for their orders:
 
  • Bushy Run District – Busy Beaver, 8800 Norwin Ave., North Huntingdon, PA  15642 *(Bushy Run Units download a pick up schedule HERE)
  • Laurel Hills District – Westmoreland County Food Bank, 100 Devonshire Drive, Delmont, PA  15626
  • Old Trails District – Kania’s Warehouse, 196 Culter Road, Smock, PA  15480
 
Sale ideas
Need some ideas on ways to sell more popcorn?  Here are a few suggestions for sales locations:  have your Scouts go door-to-door in a community, set up a display table at a neighborhood yard sale or farmer’s market, or see if you can put up a display for selling after church services. 
 
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 to increase sales.  Other options are available just search online for mobile credit card readers.   Fees vary by merchant.


2018 Scoutmaster Specific Training and
Outdoor Leader Skills

The Scoutmaster Specific Training will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Camp Tenacharison.

Please register and pay for the training at the Council Service Center by September 13, 2018. The cost for the training is $5.00.  This includes any handouts you will need, a trained card upon completing the class and coffee/Danish. Arrival is 8:30 AM..  The course starts promptly at 9:00AM and finishes around 2:00 p.m.


Introduction to Outdoor Leaders Skills will be held on September 28-29, 2018 at Camp Tenacharison.

$30 will cover the cost of the food and course materials.  You must bring a tent and personal gear.  Please pre-register and pay at the Council Service Center by September 26.


Registrations for both of these trainings will be taken at the Council Service Center or by calling 724-837-1630.

Questions may be directed to John Brothers, Council Training Chairman - 724-970-0408 or jfbrothers@photographer.net


Scoutbook Will Be Free for Everyone Starting January 1, 2019

The BSA announced that it will make Scoutbook subscriptions free to all BSA units beginning Jan. 1, 2019. Units that already use Scoutbook won’t be charged when they renew their subscription on or after Sept. 1, 2018.

Scoutbook is the BSA’s online unit management tool and helps Scouts, parents and leaders track advancement and milestone achievements along the Scouting trail.

Previously, units paid a small annual fee — up to $1 per Scout per year — to access Scoutbook’s powerful features, which are accessible on any device. By making Scoutbook free for everyone, the BSA can drive program consistency and deepen our movement’s engagement with youth and adult leaders.

The move means everyone can enjoy what more than 1 million users already know: Scoutbook can improve your Scouting experience.

What does this news mean for existing Scoutbook users? How will this affect the future of Scoutbook? Here’s what you need to know. 


The lastest fillable version of Eagle Scout Workbook can be downloaded from 
https://pdfrun.com/document/editor/1098#start_part


DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS TODAY!!
Annual Commissioner’s Conference  
at Camp Tenacharison 

September 8, 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.
Don’t wait.  Register by September 6th   so we know how much food to purchase and prepare for breakfast.  See you on September 8th!

Chuck Boyer
Council Commissioner


BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LEARNING FOR LIFE DIVISION OF THE BSA...

Start winning WITH MONEY.  Learn the step-by-step plan to take control of your money and your future.  Westmoreland Fayette Council, BSA Learning for Life program is hosting Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.  A 9 week class beginning on Tuesday, September 18th.  Classes are being held at St. Agnes Church Resurrection Hall, 11400 St. Agnes Lane, North Huntington, PA  15642.  Sign up today!  Contact Mary Frankhauser at mary.frankhauser@scouting.org or call 724-837-1630 or 724-863-2724. 

You may also sign up at
FPU.COM/1066184.  
 
Week 1
Super Savings.  Common sense for your dollars and cents.
Week 2
Relating with Money.  Nerds and free spirits unite.
Week 3
Cash Flow Planning.  The nuts and bolts of budgeting.
Week 4: 
Dumping Debt.  Breaking the chains of debt.
Week 5
Buyer Beware.  The power of marketing on your buying decisions.
Week 6: 
The Role of Insurance.  Protecting your health, family and finances.
Week 7
Retirement and College Planning.  Mastering the alphabet soup of investing.
Week 8
Real Estate and Mortgages.  Keeping the American dream from becoming a nightmare.
Week 9: 
The Great Misunderstanding.  Unleashing the power of generous giving.

BUSHY RUN DISTRICT NEWS

Bushy Run’s Show n Sell Popcorn Pick-up
Saturday September 8, 2018
Busy Beaver-North Huntingdon

Download a pick-up schedule HERE
 
Webelos Activity Weekend
September 21-23, 2018
Webelos Information
Troop Information
 
Bushy Run Commissioner’s Meeting
September 12, 2018
(6 pm @ Brush Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church)

 
Bushy Run Roundtable
September 12, 2018
(7 pm @ Brush Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church)

 
Bushy Run Fall Camporee
October 19-21, 2018
(Camp Conestoga)
*Information will be available at September’s Roundtable

 
*NOTE; Bushy Run’s District Dinner in October will be moved to November 14, 2018.


LAUREL HILLS DISTRICT FIRST AID MEET
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
nbs119@gmail.com

Old Trail's District New Youth Protection Training
We will be holding the NEW Youth Protection Training at Morell VFD on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 at 6:30 PM. ALL leaders need to be trained with the new syllabus by October 1st.  Training is also available online at My.scouting.org.  Please plan on attending if you cannot complete it on line by the October 1st deadline.
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