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A Message From the Scout Executive

March 22, 2018

This YouTube video is just too good to not share! It features our participation the past month with the WV Outdoor Sports Show Adventure Challenge at the Charleston Civic Center. Please take a look! Link

What an awesome event and Scouts and non-Scouts alike had a great time.

We look forward to an even greater level of participation next year.


Good Scouting to you and yours.



March 15, 2018

Well, they’re here!!!

The Buckskin Council had registered our first girls into three Council approved Cub Scout Packs that are participating in the early adopter programs for Family Scouting. This is an exciting time for our Scouting families and I hope you will welcome them into our great Scouting program.

Starting in August, all chartering partners will have the choice of offering Cub Scouting to boys and girls in the same pack, boys and girls in separate packs, boys only in a pack or girls only in a pack. These options will make it much easier for families to enjoy Scouting as a family, and will allow our chartering partners the flexibility they desire in serving families.

Look for a Family Scouting link on, which offers a great visual explanation on the changes. Please take a look, and if you still have questions, call your executive or the Scout Service Center. We will do our best to answer your questions.

Exciting times!

February 12, 2018

This is Boy Scout Anniversary Week, and we are celebrating 108 years of Scouting! And we kicked off Scout Week with two awesome activities. The 49th West Virginia Outdoor Sports Show at the Charleston Civic Center had a lots of fun activities including the Buckskin Council inflatable BB gun range. Scouts were admitted for free if they wore their uniform and if they completed 6 challenges they received a patch. I understand the lines were long the shooting range, and as a last minute event we also ran the Lego pinewood derby track. Here is a FaceBook link to view: Link

Also this past weekend the Marshall university Merit Badge College was held on Saturday at Marshall University. We had a tremendous turnout with 475 Scouts and over 75 leaders. Take a look at this YouTube link to see more: Link

What did your Scout unit do to celebrate the anniversary of Scouting. Let me know.

Good Scouting to you and yours!


February 7, 2018


What a great party! Check out this you tube link to see our Scouts and their families having a ball at the Monster Jam After Party at the H. Bernard Wehrle Sr. Scout Leadership Service center. Link


We had over 160 joins us for lots of fun activities. If you missed out on this, maybe we will see you next year!


Good Scouting to you and yours.


Jeffrey L. Purdy

January 6, 2018

Happy New Year 2018!

Here comes 2018 and boy I just can't wait for what is ahead for the Buckskin Council. I know with the quality of our volunteers and staff we will meet challenges and treat them as opportunities.

Soon we will provide additional information on Family Scouting. We also have three opportunities for Boy Scouts to attend a quality Summer Camp in 2018. Check it out on the Boy Scout summer camp tab. And our Family Camps are growing year after year. Don't miss out on these fun program opportunities.

Shoot me an email and let me know how your Scout unit is doing. I am looking for great Scout stories to share in 2018. You can reach me at

Good Scouting to you and yours!

October 25, 2017

Get out your best Halloween coustume and join us at the Buckskin Council Trunk or Treat this Thursday at the H. Bernard Wehrle Sr, Scout Leadership Service Center. Here is a video link to tell you more: Link

Also here is the flyer.

It's going to be a scary good time!

Good Scouting to you and yours,


October 16, 2017


What a time to be in Scouting. As you may have heard, the National B.S.A Executive Board has voted to allow access for girls in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. I know this big change will come with challenges and controversy, but in the long run I believe offering our Program to any youth who wants the adventure and fun of Scouting is the right thing to do. Below please follow the link for more information on Family Scouting. Link

Good Scouting to you and yours,

Jeffrey L. Purdy

August 22, 2017

Well the eclipse has come and gone. We sure had a lot of excitement here at the H. Bernard Wehrle Sr. Scout Leadership Service Center.14 Cub Scouts from Pack 135, along with 32 adults and tagalongs spent a couple hours on the deck viewing the spectacular event. They had a ball and so did the Council Staff. Here are a couple pictures.

I am looking forward to our big Fall recruitment. More to come. Good Scouting to you and yours. JLP



Welcome to the newly designed Buckskin Council Web Site! I hope you will take some time and learn where to find lots of great Scouting information. I hope to bring to this page a series of brief videos covering current topics in the Scouting world. So stay tuned.

Good Scouting to you and yours.

Jeffrey L. Purdy
Scout Executive

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