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Scouts Go Places!

We’ve heard of many great scouting experiences from our own Lead LeafGuard Installer, JD McCrory.  His family has been in scouting since the boys were Cub Scouts and their oldest son Jake is on track to become an Eagle Scout.  From camping, fishing, the derby, and zipline runs they’re always doing some great things to build the qualities we all hope our children will gain through experiences.  Click here to learn more at

Prepared. For Life.

Scouting teaches youth to commit and practice the 12 core values: citizenship, compassion, cooperation, courage, faith, health and fitness, honesty, perseverance, positive attitude, resourcefulness, resprect and responsibility.

Why Scouting?

The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness.

Values-based youth development.

Family involvement is an essential part of the program, and parents are encouraged to play an active role in making the most of the short time they have to impact the lives of their children.

French Creek Council

Formed in 1972 when several other councils merged. We are now one of the leading youth serving organizations in all of Northwestern Pennsylvania.

For Each Scout

The council spends $270 for each and every registered scout annually to offer the quality of program that Scouting has in this area. This includes offsetting the cost of Summer camp, Training adult leaders, providing professional staff, Maintaining Custaloga Town, and much, much more.

Scouting Programs

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations, providing programs for young people that build character.

Scouting is...

Scouting is your typical Cub Scouts (K – Age 11), Boy Scouts (Age 11-18), and Venturing (co-ed Ages 14-20) programs.  We also run the Exploring Program which is hands on career education.

Scouting in NW PA

Our contribution will stay within the French Creek Council to keep programs running without interruption where funds are needed to help scouts grow and develop in skill and character.

Help us make a full contribution by getting the word out with likes and shares of our Facebook post and extra points for reviews posted on Google or Facebook.  Our goal is 500 points.

Elementary aged boys participation 20%
3,700 Youth from 6 Counties
From Erie County 55%

Here are some details about our area’s council.

There are typically about 250 students around Erie County in scouting programs.  Each summer they hold 9 weeks of camps at Custaloga Town Scout Reservation in Carlton, PA. Camp is approximately 500 acres and houses quite a few program areas:

  • Nature Lodge and Pond, Science and Technology building, Boat House and Pond, Climbing and Rappelling Tower, Zip Line, Rifle Range, Shotgun Range, Archery Range, Swimming Pool, and the Dining Hall and Health Lodges.

There are also 11 Different camping sites within camp as well as 2 historical sites (Heydrick House and the Indian Burial grounds).  Last year we unexpectedly had to replace the bridge to camp at a cost of around $160,000.  This year we are hoping to refinish and repair the camp pool at an estimated cost of $25,000.  French Creek Council also hosts 3 localized Cub Scout Day Camps in Erie, Mercer, and Clarion Counties.

Scouting is becoming a Full Family program starting

this fall.


Starting in August 2018, the Cub Scout program will expand to include girls. Girls will have separate dens, but will get the same opportunity to complete the Cub Scouting program as young boys have had since 1930.

Beginning in January of 2019, the Boy Scout program will expand to include girls. Troops will have the option of being either all boy, all girl, or a “linked” troop consisting of boys and girls.

The Bauer family of companies will be making a donation to the Boy Scouts of America this month as part of our monthly awareness campaign.  We ask for your help to pass this along with shares, likes or reviews so people will learn what the Boy Scouts are doing for youth to create better citizens. Awareness and connections made help promote their honorable mission.  Please pass along.  Thank you.

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