We would appreciate all leaders discussing the Jubilee with their units and providing feedback to the council. We have developed a feedback survey that can be filled out online. We’ve also made a PDF version that can be downloaded, printed and filled out at your unit meeting. Completed paper surveys can be returned to the council office or entered into the online form and submitted.
If there are questions or problems accessing the survey, please contact email@example.com.
Here are some items that were left at the fairgrounds. If these belong to you, you may pick them up at the council office.
We had a Scout from Troop 597 report a missing cell phone. Samsung black/blue with a cracked screen.
We had a Scout from Troop 413 report a missing water bottle. It’s a teal color Nalgene with “John” written on it.
We had a Scout from Troop 519 report a missing water bottle. It’s a gray color Nalgene with a lot of stickers on it.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you located any of these items.
You may watch the recorded leader meetings conducted on Tuesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 23.
Scouts and Scouters, join us for our Outdoor Cooking Competition and take home a ‘Centennial Chef’ award. Categories are “Entree” and “Dessert”. All entries must be cooked in a Dutch Oven with charcoal. Our judges will select both an adult and a scout/patrol winner in each category. You will need to bring your own cooking equipment and ingredients for your recipe.
The Schuylkill County Fairgrounds was significantly impacted by the recent storms and flooding due to Hurricane Ida. The council has committed to providing service hour opportunities for our Scouting units while at the Jubilee.
We are asking that units and their Scouts volunteer one hour of time during the Jubilee to this effort. Full details regarding the service project are in the Leader’s Guide.
Here’s your chance to win a Cabela’s gift card and see your photographs appear on the Hawk Mountain Council website and other Council materials. Simply take your camera (phone) to camp this summer and send us your best photos! Capture your camp experience at any of your summer camp activities and show us some to the best moments.
Here’s how you can win an EXCITING PRIZE when you enter our Hawk Mountain Council Summer Camp Photo Contest!
One grand prize winner will be chosen from EACH of the Council camps: Camp Meade and Camp DuPortail. Each of these grand prize winners will receive a $50 Cabela’s gift card. PLUS, we will award one Editor’s Choice Award, for an “all-around great photo.” The Editor’s Choice winner will receive a $100 Cabela’s gift card. All winning photos will be posted on www.hmc-bsa.org.
Download the Summer Photo Contest Entry Form Today to enter your photos.
Submit your photos online: Click Here
Dear Scouting family,
First and foremost, we hope this email finds you and your family well. It goes without saying that we are living through unprecedented and concerning times.
As always, your safety and the safety of all our members, volunteers, and employees is the Hawk Mountain Council’s top priority. As such, we have taken a careful and informed approach in evaluating whether to offer our resident summer camp and day camps this year. Since the spread of COVID-19, we have continued to monitor the situation, consult with health experts, government officials, and other camping professionals.
It is with a heavy heart that after a thorough review, the Hawk Mountain Council Executive Committee has decided to suspend all resident camp and day camp programs at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation for the 2020 summer season. We know camp is an important part of every Scout’s summer, and this decision was not made lightly.
Year-Round Camp Reservations Open!
The Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation offers fall, winter, and spring outdoor facilities to Scouting and Non-Scout Groups.
You can tent camp year-round or you may want to use one of our many lodges. A full list of our facilities, the capacities, and the cost is outlined in our Year-Round Camping Guidebook
Who may use these facilities?
Year Round Camping Guidebook – Information on facilities and HMSR Schedules.
*Non-Scouting use of the facility requires a certificate of insurance and a hold harmless agreement.
The Reservation Camp Master Corps is on duty weekends throughout the year and are able to assist with check-in and check-out procedures and may offer special program opportunities.
The Hawk Mountain Council is now using Tentaroo as our event and camping registration system.
Click on the link below to access Tentaroo or use the link in a specific event to register.
For Unit Registration you will need your Tentaroo login information sent to the Unit Leader and Committee Chair via email. If you are registering as an individual for an event you will need to create an account.
For Tentaroo Help Click Here or fill out the form below.
Tentaroo is a system designed for Scouting Councils to manage events such as Boy Scout and Cub Scout Resident Camps, Day Camps, District and Council activities, and more. The Hawk Mountain Council has designed Tentaroo Help as a way to answer your questions about using Tentaroo to help schedule and plan your unit’s camping, activities, and events in the Hawk Mountain Council.
Watch the Getting Started video for guidance on setting up an account, logging in, and navigating the Tentaroo system.
Watch the Event Registration Guide video for a virtual tour of a registration, including all possible registration steps.
Helpful Time Stamps:
New Registration (At 0:22)
Reserve camp spots, group classes, order products, notify council of campsite preferences.
Register Individuals: (At 3:38)
Add participant, choose individual class schedule.
Modify Existing Registration: (At 5:57)
Make changes to existing event registrations including camping spots, group options, registered individuals and products ordered.
Reports: (At 7:33)
Invoices, participant rosters, class schedules, requirements completed and blue cards.
Explore the Tentaroo Facilities Reservation system, learning how to check availability, set up a trip, reserve facilities, and download your itinerary.
Helpful Time Stamps:
Check Availability (1:40)
Start a New Trip (2:29)
Add a Reservation (2:45)
Make a Payment/Place Order (3:50)
Manage a Trip and Reservations (4:24)
Access Past Trips (4:53)
Download Itinerary (6:40)
For more assistance with Tentaroo, please fill out the form below.
Have you and your committee been stuck trying to pick out somewhere to take your pack or your den?
Is that Patrol Leader’s Council stumped for ideas on an outing?
Or maybe you just need some ideas of places to take your family for a vacation or a long weekend.
Take a peek through this list of 149 locations that are good for your unit (or family) to visit. The criteria being that it had to be in Pennsylvania, specifically the eastern portion of the state (using Harrisburg and State College as general guidelines), similar to WFMZ’s “One Tank Trips” feature.
The three lists below are the same, but are sorted differently: by the name of the location, by the county where the location is found, and by the general category that the location falls under. Feel free to download whichever you prefer. The location categories are located at the bottom of the page.
Camp Meade is our long-term Scouts BSA Camp. The summer camp operation runs for six weeks during June, July and August. Reservations for the camping year can be made by contacting the Hawk Mountain Council Service Center at (610) 926-3406 during regular business hours.
Camp DuPortail is the first step in the Scouting experience with Camping. It is the home to our Outdoor Programs for Cub Scouts. During the Summer the camp offers three weeks of Day Camp, where Cub Scouts will work on advancements, swimming, archery, bb gun, craft instruction and more. Camp DuPortail will also be hosting two Cub Scout Resident Sessions and two Webelos Outpost Sessions (three day, two night program).