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Archie Manning To Appear
As Keynote Speaker At
Distinguished Citizen Dinner

Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning will be appearing at the keynote speaker at the 2005 Distinguished Citizen Dinner on Thursday, June 16, 2005 at the York Expo Center, Memorial Hall East.

Manning was the National Football League's Most Valuable Player in 1978 and two of Manning's sons (Peyton and Eli) are presently starting NFL quarterbacks. Manning’s warm personality, drive and sense of humor have inspired people far and wide.

This year's Distinguished Citizen Honoree is former council president William H. Simpson, President and CEO of Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff Co. Bill has been a long-time supporter of the Scouting movement and many other community organizations in York.

More information ....

Silver Beaver Recipients Honored

The York-Adams Area Council recently honored four outstanding Scouters (pictured above from left), Bill Kotchish, Jeff Lobach, Pat Lehr and Tom Steckbeck with the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award that can be given by a local council.  The awards were presented at the Council Annual Volunteer Recognition dinner on March 17th.

To read a brief biography about each of the council's newest Silver Beaver recipients, please check out the 2004 Silver Beaver recipients page.

Sign Up for Scout Night Camp-Out
With the Harrisburg Senators

Sleep under the stars at Commerce Bank Park as the Harrisburg Senators host their 4th annual Scout Night Camp-Out after the game on Sunday, July 3rd  vs. The Trenton Thunder.  All Scouts are invited to pitch a tent in the outfield of Commerce Bank Park.

The cost is only $15.00 and includes a ticket to the game, a camp out ticket, a Scout collector’s patch, breakfast and a ticket to a future Senators game.  After the fireworks, all campers leave the park to gather camping gear and re-enter the stadium through the outfield gate. Several Senator players will be on hand to sign autographs before a baseball movie begins on our video board.  More ...

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Cub Scout Leader Fast Start Training


Boy Scout Leader Fast Start Training

bullet Venturing Leader Fast Start Training

Local Tour Permit Form (PDF) OR
Use the NEW Local Tour Permit On-Line Application Assistant


National Tour Permit Form (PDF) OR
Use the NEW National Tour Permit On-Line Application Assistant


Guide To Safe Scouting (PDF)


Medical Exam Form, Class 1 and 2 (PDF)


Medical Exam Form, Class 3 (PDF)

bullet On-Line Youth Protection Training
bullet On-Line Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat Training
bullet 2005 Boy Scout Golf Outing
bullet 2005 Boy Scout Summer Camp Leaders' Guide (PDF)
bullet 2005 Cub Resident Summer Camp Leaders' Guide (PDF)
bullet 2005 Webelos Resident Summer Camp Leaders' Guide (PDF)

Shop On-Line for Special Council National Jamboree Shoulder Emblems

York-Adams Area Council has produced three different limited-edition council shoulder emblems commemorating the 2005 National Jamboree.  Each shoulder emblem features the battle of Gettysburg.  A special "white ghost" version is available.  All three patches are available now at the Scout Shop or at our on-line store.  Shop now ...

2006 Camp Tuckahoe
Summer Camp Dates Announced

Since 1948, Camp Tuckahoe has served as the York-Adams Area Council's summer camp facility.  Since undergoing major renovations and new construction completed in 2003, Tuckahoe's summer camp participation has grown sharply, especially for Cub Scout campers.

Tuckahoe's 2006 summer camp schedule was approved by the council's Executive Board in May.  It's never too early to choose your unit's dates for summer camp in 2006.  View the 2006 schedule ...

Program Launch 2005

Be sure that your unit is represented at Program Launch at Camp Tuckahoe on Tuesday, June 7th to receive excellent information to assist your unit in its program planning for the upcoming Scouting year.  The materials, ideas and displays will assist you in planning an outstanding program for your Scouts.

Dinner will be provided at no cost for up to four leaders from each pack from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.  A "Program Resources" CD (including the 2005-06 council calendar) will be available at Program Launch.  More ...

YAAC National Jamboree Bus Tours

The York-Adams Area Council is offering bus trips to the National Jamboree on July 30 and 31, 2005.  The cost is $38.00 per person (non-refundable payment) for transportation only.   All meals and beverages are the responsibility of each passenger. 

Two pick-ups will be made for each departing bus on both days.  The York Bus departs from the South York Plaza/Giant Parking Lot on Pauline Drive (Rt. 83, Exit 16, Queen St.) at 5:00 am.  A second pick-up will be made at Hanover at the Value City Parking Lot (1150 Carlisle St, Hanover) at approximately 5:45 am.

The bus will make one morning breakfast stop on route to the Jamboree.  Projected travel time is 4.5 hours.  Projected time of arrival at National Jamboree is 10:00 am.  More ...

Summer Camp Adventures Abound
For All Scouts At Camp Tuckahoe

Most boys join Scouting to go camping.  That was true in 1910 when Scouting began in the US and it's still true today.  Whether you're a brand-new Cub Scout or an experienced Boy Scout camper, the magic of Scouting is best found in its outdoor programs.

Just a short drive away in nearby Dillsburg, PA, the council's Camp Tuckahoe features great programs  for boys of all ages.  Don't miss out on all of the terrific program opportunities available this summer at Tuckahoe.  More ...

Cub Scout 75th Anniversary Awards

2005 will mark the 75th anniversary of Cub Scouting.  The official celebration continues through December 2005. 

As part of the celebration, special 75th anniversary awards for individual Cub Scouts, leaders, packs and families have been created. 

The requirements for each of these awards is available in PDF format.  More ...

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