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Please Note when Registering for Camp if you are a unit leader you can use a group registration,all others should use an individual registration even if attending camp as a unit. 
Please Notify The Council Office if You DO NOT recieve a confirmation e-mail when registering for Camp. We can double check your registration.
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Third Annual Movie Night/Campout

Hi All,

You are invited to the 3rd Annual Family Movie Night/camp out being held at the Riverside Airport August 21st-22nd.   We are asking that you register as a unit however, if your unit is not participating,  you will need to register alone but will be placed with another unit who has the appropriate leadership required by BSA.  We encourage all units to participate in this great event. 

This year we opened the event up to troops as well due to the fact that a lot of the younger troop kids enjoy movie nights and it offers them a chance to get a camp out in.  Also, this gives troops a great opportunity to get seen by possible AOL scouts in their area.  We will have designated troop/pack camping areas but the activities are all combined.

This is also a great recruitment tool.  Scouts are welcome to invite a friend to the event however, we ask that unregistered youth attend with a parent.

Registration Deadline – Monday August 17th

Cost/person - $10 – Includes Movie, Campout, (1) Hotdog, (1) Bag of Chips and (1) Soda or Water Packs/troops registering as a unit – Please complete both the Council registration form as well as the Unit Registration Breakdown.

The Council Registration gets turned into council when you register and the Unit Reg. Breakdown lets you know how many tickets each family receives.

Scouts whose packs/troops are not participating – Please complete the Council Registration and you will be placed with another unit for the event.

This year the movie has not been pre-selected.  Each participant will receive a ballot to vote.  Unfortunately, there is only 1 new movie coming out right now which is Home.  We will have that on to vote but the other two are still being decided.

Friday August 21st - Schedule:

           Check-in and setup begins                                5:30pm.

            Food Serving Begins                                          6:00pm

            Check-in and setup ends                                   7:30pm

            Movie starts (approx.)                                      8:00pm

            Food Serving ends                                           10:00pm

            Lights out/quiet time                                      11:00pm

**During the time gap between check-in and the movie we will be planning games and possibly a Nature walk for the kids.

If you have any questions, call the Council at(570)784-2700.

Columbia-Montour Boy Scouts--Centurion Award Recognition

Wyona Lodge Order of the Arrow, and the Columbia-Montour Council, BSA are pleased to announce that five leaders who served locally are being recognized by the National Council of the BSA as recipients of the Centurion Award. Recognition locally will be at a Campfire Program at Camp Lavigne, Benton, this Friday, July 10th, at 7:30 pm. It would be great if you could publish this story.  (I am providing a lot of stuff, but a newspaper editor once told me that you can never have too much content to do a story from).

The Order of the Arrow is the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America.  Founded in 1915 by E. Urner Goodman and Carrol Edson at Treasure Island Camp, Philadelphia Council, the Order is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the ideals of Brotherhood, Cheerfulness and Service in Scouts. The Order is based on the idea that “He who serves his fellows is, of all his fellows, greatest.”

In 1925, the Order came to Columbia-Montour Council, with the establishment of Wyona Lodge 18.

In 2015, the Order of the Arrow is enjoying a year long celebration of its 100th Anniversary.  Part of this celebration is the “Centurion Award”.  This award was created to recognize those Arrowmen who, in their service as a youth or as an adult, have demonstrated Servant Leadership, and a commitment to their fellow Scouts, throughout the history of the Order of the Arrow.

Five Centurions have been selected for Wyona Lodge. They are:  (1) Earl Blake, Berwick, (posthumous) the first Scout Executive of Columbia-Montour Council (serving from 1923-1953), the man who brought the Order of the Arrow to our Council, and one of the driving forces behind the acquisition and development of Camp Lavigne.  (2) Marlin Hummel, Mooresburg, a Scoutmaster and long-time Adviser and Leader in Wyona Lodge and the Council from the late 1950s to the present, and who has lead numerous projects at Camp Lavigne. (3) Dr. Mark Pyles, Berwick, Wyona Lodge Chief and a central Pennsylvania OA Section Chief in the 1970s, who continued his service as Council President, and who has a successful surgical practice. (4) Lucas Miller, Bloomsburg (posthumous), a Lodge and Section Chief, whose enthusiasm and dedication as both a youth and an adult from the 1980s onward made Scouting exciting for Scouts of all ages. And (5) Marcel Cinquina, Avoca, a decorated youth Scouting leader in the Adirondacks Region of New York, who has continued to inspire young men and women in his career as a Professional Scouter, including serving as Scout Executive of Columbia-Montour Council and Camp Director of Camp Lavigne during the past decade.

Click Below to Read the Testimonials 
Earl Blake Testimonial
Lucas Miller Testimonial
Marcel Cinquina Testimonial
Mark Pyles Testimonial
Marlin Hummel Testimonial

These Centurions will be honored at the Centennial National Order of the Arrow Conference at Michigan State University in August (43 members of Wyona Lodge will be attending). 

They are also being recognized locally at a Campfire Program at Camp Lavigne, Benton, this Friday evening, July 10th, at 7:30 pm.   The program will include both recognition and fun, and the Boys From Camp Lavigne hope you can join them.    

Contact:

Mike Dennehy

Vice-President, Columbia-Montour Council, BSA

Camp Lavigne Phone  570.925.2473                                                                       

Time is Running Out

2015 Wine Festival At Camp Lavinge

2015 Wine Festival At Camp Lavinge

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Camp Lavigne Wine Festival

35 Camp Lavigne Road

Benton Pa 17814

October 17, 2015

11:00 - 5:00 pm

Tickets can be purchased online at Camp Lavigne Wine Festival - Central Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania: LocalWineEvents.com : Wine, Food, Beer, Or Spirits

Advance ticket $15.00

Day of Event Tickets $20.00

Designated Driver tickets $10.00

No one under 21 will be allowed, this is an Adult event, this includes children of all ages


Anyone with questions or Interested in being a Business Vendor, Winery, Brewpub, Crafter, Food Vendor should send a e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a application and mailing address, once your application is approved, the application must be postmarked to be accepted. 



Final day for applications is April 15, 2015.



Unit Websites

Unit Websites

The Technology Committee along with the Columbia Montour Council is now able to offer Units the ability to host websites for units on the Council Website. The websites do not require technical skills and are easy to update all from your web browser. These websites will be FREE OF CHARGE to units and offer the following pages and functionality to units.

  • Homepage
  • Achievements
  • News
  • Contact Us.
  • Photo Gallery
  • Calendar

If your unit is interested, please fill out the form below. The Technology Committee will then work on planning training based on number of Units interested. Please direct any questions to the Council Webmaster @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click Here to Fill Out Form!

World Scout Jamboree

2015 World Scout Jamboree

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Eligible Participants must be Registered with the Boy Scouts of America  as a Boy Scout or Venturer and have been born between July 27,1997 and July 28,2001. These age ranges are set by the World Organization of the Scouting Movement (WOSM) and are not negotiable.

 

Read more: World Scout Jamboree
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