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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.


HOLIDAY CLOSINGS
December 22-25
December 29-31 (closed for inventory)
January 1, 2019
June 10-22, 2019
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


Charity begins at home
 
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Support us by starting your shopping at
Amazon Smile, using your existing Amazon account information, or by making a new account and choose Westmoreland Fayette Council, BSA as your charitable organization.  Thank you for thinking of us during this Holiday season!
The $15 Walmart gift cards from the Popcorn Sale are ready to be picked up at the Council office, please pick them up at the front desk.  Gift cards are sorted by Unit and must be signed for by whoever picks them up; therefore, we cannot mail them to you.  Sorry, but we cannot give out individual cards to parents who wish to pick up only their children’s cards.
A Note From National Supply...
Pope Pius XII Participant and Facilitator manuals have been discontinued.  These manuals can now be purchased through the Catholic Committee on Scouting website.  The link to the site is http://tiny.cc/NCCSLit

NOMINATIONS DUE JANUARY 31, 2019 
The Silver Beaver Award is the council level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Do you know a Scouter who has made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council?  
 
The Silver Beaver Award is the highest award a Council can bestow upon a volunteer Scouter in recognition of distinguished service to youth within the council’s service area.
 
Nominees will not only be judged on their outstanding volunteer service with the BSA, but their overall service to youth within our council. The actual recipients will be selected by a volunteer committee comprised of Silver Beaver recipients.

The awards will be presented at the Council Recognition Dinner on March 27, 2019.
 
Nominations are due in the Council Office by January 31, 2019.  You can download a nomination form
HERE



THE COUNCIL SCOUT SHOP HAS ALL YOUR PINEWOOD DERBY SUPPLIES FOR THE RACE!
Pinewood Derby accessories make great stocking stuffers!!  



CAMP CONESTOGA IS NOW HIRING for the
2019 SEASON!

 
Following Positions Open:
Assistant Ranger (over 21 years Old)
Assistant Ranger (over 18 years Old)
Camp Commissioner (over 18 years Old)
Scoutcraft Director (Mature 17 year old or Older)
Handicraft Director (Mature 17 year old or Older)
Reservation Kitchen Manager (over 21 year old)
Kitchen Manager (over 21 year old)
Kitchen Cooks (Mature 17 year old or Older)
 

Please Contact Paul Rock at paul.rock@scouting.org or 724-208-3768
To schedule an Interview or to get more information on these positions!
BUSHY RUN DISTRICT NEWS
BUSHY RUN DISTRICT NEWS:
 
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.
 
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.
 
You may request an application by for the 2018-2019 program year by contacting Paul Rock, District Executive for BSA  
Paul.Rock@scouting.org , 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.
 
Bushy Run District Christmas Meeting
    Wednesday December 5th, 2018
       6 pm @ Colonial Grille, Irwin
 (NO UNIFORMS)
 
Bushy Run Roundtable/Pack Charters
December 12th, 2018
            7:00 P.M. @ Brush Creek Church
 
TROOP CHARTERS!
   Several have been handed out!
      If you haven’t received yours yet they are still available to Pick up at the Council Office
(All not picked up will go to December’s Roundtable.)
OLD TRAIL'S DISTRICT NEWS

January 11-13, 2019
With the rush of Thanksgiving behind us and the anticipation of Christmas and the New Year growing the anticipation also is starting for the 2019 Old Trails District Klondike Derby! We are now just a couple of months away from the Derby which will once again be taking place at Duck Hollow Golf Course in Uniontown on the weekend of January 11-13th. I would highly encourage each of you to share with your Senior Patrol Leaders the attached leaders guide for this event that was also distributed at the District Recognition Dinner a few weeks ago. Based on the success of this event last year my Co-Host Jacob Gower and I look forward to an even more successful event this year as we continue to serve the youth of our great district! 
 
All that being said an event of this scale cannot be pulled off by just two people, but rather we need the collective effort of the other Adult Leaders to help pull this off. If any of you would like to volunteer or have an Assistant Scoutmaster or Junior Assistant Scoutmaster that would like to help us out with the planning/execution of this event please feel free to reach out to me and I will get you/them involved. With the expectations of making this year's Derby bigger and better for the Scouts in attendance we will need all hands on deck to pull it off!


KLONDIKE DERBY INFORMATION      
REGISTRATION FORM

If anyone has any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to me.
 
Yours Truly,
Aaron Coffman│Klondike Derby Co-Chair
724-628-5670

aaroncoffman13@yahoo.com

Youth Protection Training
Youth Protection will be given on Monday, December 10 at 7PM at the Third Presbyterian Church on Union Street in Uniontown.  This will be the last one for the year.  All adult members must be youth protection trained to stay on your Charter.  They will be removed if they have not attended a training or went online to complete the course. 
Please let your leaders know.
 

Charter Drop Off
 Charters must be completed and turned in on Wednesday, January 9 at 7PM at Morrell VFD OR Thursday, January 17 at 6:00PM at Third Presbyterian Church
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Please come with all signatures, checks, youth protection certificates and clearances.  If you need help, please contact Brenda at 724.963.5811 or Kristen at 724.208.2341 PRIOR to the dates listed above.  We will be happy to help you.
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