Named after the black rock that is found in the area, anthracite coal. Coal mining in the area has been a way of life for many, many years.
Districts are created by local councils to help deliver the Scouting program in a particular geographic area within a council’s boundaries.
Black Rock is charged with helping the units to deliver Scouting programs in 13 school districts (listed below). Also, and very importantly, our commissioner staff is there to help units iron out issues to ensure quality programs and run monthly Roundtables for leaders to provide them with useful information.
Programmatically, the district runs several activities in a given year. Please see the Council calendar for upcoming events.
Our Advancement Committee works with future Eagle Scouts to approve projects and schedule boards of review. They are also just an email or phone call away for any other advancement related questions!
We also have representatives on our council program committees including Camping, Advancement, Activities, and Training. These Scouters work to support council efforts and give input into council decisions. And, we work with our professional staff to provide membership support.
Who are members of the Black Rock leadership?
District Key 3
|Senior District Executive
When are the regular meetings that Black Rock District hosts?
District Committee Meeting
Second Thursday of the month | 6:30 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church, 300 W. Arch St. in Pottsville Meeting location changes occasionally at the Committee’s discretion – reach out to the District Chair if you wish to attend to confirm location.
District Commissioner Meeting
Third Tuesday of the month |6:00 PM
Virtual meeting via Zoom teleconference service
Reach out to the District Commissioner to receive the link to attend
Third Wednesday of the month | 7:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church, 300 W. Arch St. in Pottsville
All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
The above events recur on a monthly basis on same time and day – please use this consistency to help plan your unit’s calendar. It would be beneficial to your unit and the district as a whole to send at least one representative to Roundtable each month. In the event of a location change due to weather, ample notice will be given and the specific event calendar page will be updated to reflect that temporary change.
Which school districts does Black Rock District serve?
The Black Rock District serves Scouting units in the following public school districts in Schuylkill County and a portion of Carbon County, as well as any private and parochial schools in Schuylkill County:
- Blue Mountain
- Mahanoy Area
- Minersville Area
- North Schuylkill
- Panther Valley – Carbon County
- Pine Grove Area
- Pottsville Area
- Saint Clair Area
- Schuylkill Haven
- Shenandoah Valley
- Tamaqua Area
- Williams Valley
- Assumption BVM
- Nativity BVM
What if I am Interested in sitting on the District Committee or joining the Commissioner Staff?
The District Committee and Commissioner Staff are not closed! The District Committee is looking for help with membership and finance, as well as support for activities. We could always use help with the commissioner staff as well. If you are interested in joining, please contact one of the District Key 3
Does Black Rock District have a social media page?
Yes! Please follow the Facebook page and share the posts far and wide! We will also post various announcements there as needed: Black Rock District Facebook Page
How can Cacoosing District support membership and recruiting?
If you would like membership and recruiting materials, please submit a request using this form.
How can I nominate a deserving Scouter for the District Award of Merit?
Available to registered Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level. You can download and submit the nomination form to the District Executive, Cole Mitchell, at [email protected].
For more information on Black Rock District or to easily contact the Key 3, please fill out the form below: