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Welcome to the Juniata Valley Council Boy Scouts of America!

Juniata Valley Council, BSA delivers the promise of Scouting to youth in Blair, Centre, Huntingdon, Mifflin & Juniata Counties. Our programs
teach young people to “be prepared!” for adventure, education, service, and leadership.
 
The Foundation of Scouting
 
Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
 
 
Scout Law
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
 
Scout Mission
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
 

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Council Service Center Seven Mountains Scout Camp
717-667-9798 (fax)
 
We Are Open for "Curbside Pick-up" Sales
Monday-Friday 8:30am  to 5:00pm
 
(GPS: 40.763955, -77.606436)
 
 
Seven Mountains Scout Camp is CLOSED Through July 31, 2020

Coronavirus Impact on the Juniata Valley Council, BSA and Virtual Activities

2021 National Jamboree Zoom Info Meeting

#ScoutingCares: Write cards to seniors & first responders

 

Summer Camping Program Update

Dear Juniata Valley Council, BSA Scouting Family,

First and foremost, we hope that this finds you and your family well. It goes without saying that we are living through an unprecedented and concerning time.

Your safety and the safety of all our members, volunteers, families, and employees is the Juniata Valley Council Boy Scouts of America’s top priority. As such, we have taken a careful and informed approach in evaluating whether to operate summer camp this year.

Since the spread of this pandemic, we have been monitoring the situation daily. We have been consulting with local health professionals, camp professionals, reviewing information from federal and state agencies, as well as working with our council risk management, camping, day camp committees and staff to try to chart the best way forward.

After a thorough review, it is with a heavy heart that we inform you that the Executive Board of the Juniata Valley Council has voted to suspend Cub Scout Day and Family Camps, Webelos Resident Camp, and ScoutsBSA Camp at Seven Mountains Scout Camp for the 2020 summer camp season. In addition, Seven Mountains Scout Camp will remain closed until July 31, 2020.

We know that camping is an important part of every Scout’s summer, and this extremely difficult decision was not made lightly. This is an extraordinarily challenging time; unlike anything we have ever experienced.

This is not the end of our summer programming, however; collaborating with volunteers, neighboring councils, and staff, the Juniata Valley Council is designing a fun, exciting alternative programs that will provide advancement opportunities for our Scouts. More information on these programs will be available soon.

If you have already registered for camp, we have a few options for you:

  • Receive a full refund of all fees paid.
  • Apply a portion of the fees to an alternative summer camping experience this summer and receive a refund for the balance paid.
  • For ScoutsBSA Troops - Use $100 of the fees paid for 2020 to reserve their spot (same week and same campsite) for summer 2021. All remaining charges will be refunded.

Specific refund information will be sent by email to the individual/unit who made the payment the week of June 1 with refunds made on or before June 15, 2020.

We truly appreciate the tremendous amount of planning, research, program development our volunteers and staff have given.  Because of their work, we hope to emerge from this challenging moment stronger than before.

We hope all of our Scouting families stay healthy and positive in our current environment and continue to #ScoutOn!

Sincerely,

 

David Eng,
Council President

Ron Forsythe,
Council Commissioner

Jim Kennedy,
Scout Executive

Gary Langsdale,
Council Risk Management Chair

 

 

 

?The following Activities, Events, and Meetings have been changed, postponed, or cancelled:

Totes for Tomorrow's Scouts - Postponed NOW July 26, 2020 

Centre County Good Scout/Paterno Community Impact Dinner - Postponed

39th Annual JVC Golf Tournament - Postponed NOW Aug. 3, 2020

Centre County Good Scout Dinner - Postponed

Shawnee Good Scout Dinner - Postponed

Oneida Good Scout Dinner - Postponed

John M. Kriner II Lodge Dedication - Postponed NOW October 9, 2020  

 

 

Juniata Valley Council, BSA Scouting Family UPDATE March 18, 2020

The Juniata Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America Service Center and Seven Mountains Scout Camp remain CLOSED to visitors and customers, however, we will have a staff member available to answer the Service Center phone, verify/process Eagle Scout Applications, and answer questions daily from 9am-4pm. You can also contact your District Executive: Andrew Brock (andrew.brock@scouting.org), Brennan Malenovitch (brennan.malenovitch@scouting.org) and Josh Woods (josh.woods@scouting.org) with any needs you have. We will continue to share updates as they become available. For now, please stay safe and healthy.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

News & Information

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Learn How You Can Support Seven Mountains Scout Camp's New Lodge

Support the Juniata Valley Council Friends of Scouting Campaign

 

Recently Updated Forms

We have updated the Weekend Camp Rental Form. Please discard all old copies.

Seven Mountains Scout Camp Attendance and Compliance Roster

Updated Boy Scouts of America Background Disclosures Updated December 3, 2019 

Pennsylvania Child Protection and Background Check Information 
Background Disclosures 
Additional Disclosure and Background Check Authorization

 

If you have a question, comment or suggestions, please E-mail:  Jim Kennedy

Juniata Valley Council, BSA, 9 Taylor Drive, Reedsville PA 17084  (717) 667-9236(voice)  717-667-9798 (fax)