“Be Prepared” is the Scout motto. And through Scouting, we prepare our members for life teaching values such as Lifelong Learning, Serving Others, and Building Character.
Since 1910, Scouting has helped mold the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun.
Scouting Units are holding their fall recruiting campaigns in schools and other venues. To learn more about how to join and find a Scouting unit near you, visit https://beascout.org.
Locally the Kootaga District serves Scouts and volunteers in the following counties: Wood, Jackson, Wirt, Roane, Ritchie, and Calhoun counties in West Virginia and the communities of Belpre, Little Hocking, and Coolville in Ohio. Contact Michael Cidor, District Director, at the Parkersburg Scout office at 304. 422.4507 for more information, Also, like the District Facebook page—Kootaga District, Buckskin Council.
Some of the upcoming events in the Kootaga District are listed below. For more info go the Kootaga District Facebook page or the Buckskin Council website. Registration is required for most events via the Buckskin Council website.
On Tuesday, September 7 at 7pm at Camp Kootaga is the September District Roundtable (virtual and in person) for all adult leaders and interested adults. Get training and info on what is going on in the Kootaga District and Buckskin Council. This Roundtable is held the first Tuesday of each month.
Saturday, September 11 at 9am at Camp Kootaga is the Range Master Class. This class is essential for running the ranges at Cub and Boy Scouting activities all year long. Registration is required and class size is limited.
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training is on September 17-18 at Camp Arrowhead. The Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) course builds and expands on the concepts and themes introduced in Scoutmaster specific training. It provides Scouters with the confidence and skills to take Scouts into the outdoors.
BALOO Training is September 17-18 at Camp Arrowhead. BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) is intended for Cub Scout leaders who plan to take their Cub Scout Pack camping. This course is designed to address a wide variety of topics that need to be considered when preparing your Cub Scout outdoor activity.
Cub Scout Fun Day is Saturday, September 25 at Camp Kootaga. This is a great one day event for all Cub Scouts and a great recruiting event for all Cub Scout Units. Activities being planned are orienteering, GA GA Ball and Team Building, straw rockets, shooting sports and more.
Cub Scout Adventure Weekend is October 22-24 at Camp Kootaga. Camp for an entire weekend and have fun learning new Cub Scout Skills. This year’s theme is Among Us! Help us find the imposters at Camp Kootaga. Activities being planned include crafts, BBs, archery, Scout Skills, Ham Radio (earn your Jamboree on the Air Patch), Among Us games and more.
The Boy Scout Camporee is October 22-24 at Camp Kootaga. The theme is Scouting Wild! Older Scouts hone their skills with fun activities planned for the entire weekend. Activities being planned are blindfold knot tying, bucket brigade obstacle course, tripod building, portage race, scavenger hunt, campsite judging and more.
The Camp Kootaga 100thAnniversary Logo Contest ends on October 31. Camp Kootaga will celebrate its 100thanniversary in 2022 and we are kicking this year long event celebration with a logo contest. More information can be found the Buckskin Council Website.
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