Buckskin Council Courier
The Buckskin Council Courier is our quarterly newsletter, and is full of information for upcoming events at both the Council and District levels.
Change is difficult. Change can be painful. Change can be unsettling and scary. But change is inevitable.
As we enter into a new year of Scouting, I am reassured of the great programs of Scouting, and the
great volunteers in the Buckskin Council. I am confident that we will continue to deliver the very best youth
development program in the nation to our children. The Executive Board and I are committed to ensuring
the best Scouting program in the Buckskin Council now, and for many years to come.
In this issue of the Courier, you will see many of our traditional Scouting programs and services, along with new opportunities.
Please embrace both so your Scouts can experience the best that is Scouting. The West Virginia Outdoor Sport Show
looks like great fun. So does the Monster Jam. How about spending a weekend at the new service center? It is a 4 mile hike from
the H. Bernard Wehrle Sr. Scout Leadership Service Center to the West Virginia Culture Museum and back. How about a week of
Summer Camp at the Summit? Or get your Scouts signed up to go to the National Jamboree.
Pinewood derby?! What a great activity for our Cub Scouts. We will have a pinewood derby track set up at the H. Bernard
Wehrle Sr. Scout Leadership Service Center in February and March, so bring your cars on down during Scout Shop hour’s
and race your car. Give me a shout. I have a pretty fast car. Can your Cub Scouts beat the Scout Executive? The challenge is on.
Bring your best shot J!
I know times are challenging in our area. I also know we have the very best Scout volunteers and the very best Cub
Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers in the country. We will continue to deliver the very best Scouting Program.
Good Scouting to You and Yours,
Jeffrey L. Purdy
Volunteers are the heart of scouting, and in the Buckskin Council we have a group who quietly serve you by making sure the newsletters and other key communications are prepared, labeled and mailed. We always look forward to seeing these volunteers in the council office, and we think it is important to let our leaders know who these folks are so you can thank them when you see them!
The person who leads the charge is Bonnie Starling!
The Courier March helpers were, Art Altman, Phil Gaarenstrom, Jack Robertson, Carleton Starr and Grace Tolbert.
The Newsletter is folded on the last Tuesday of each
month, between August and May, starting around 8:30 and ending around noon.
If you would like to join this great group of people, call the Scout Service Center at 304-340-3663 and let us know. We would greatly appreciate your help.