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October 2015 Roundtable - Unit Recharter

To all Unit Leaders,

   Its Roundtable time!  Wednesday, October 7, 7:00 p.m. at the Lighthouse in Lightstreet.  This month we talk RECHARTER; all unit recharters will be handed out with an overview of procedures and changes that you need to know.  Because of the time needed to complete your recharter we ask that each unit send at least one representative to receive the paperwork to get started as soon as possible.  Our district leaders will also be discussing recruitment, upcoming events, and Jamboree 2017 just to name a few.  As always, everyone is invited, so be sure to let your other leaders and volunteers know.  We look forward to seeing you all there!

Yours in Scouting,
Bill McGovern
Council Commissioner
Columbia-Montour Council, BSA
5 Audubon Court
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
(W) 570-784-2700

Haunted Harvestfest

Outrageous October

Outrageous October

Hello Everyone:

I hope everyone’s popping with their popcorn sales and cracking their peanut sales because Outrageous October is happenin! Please get in your fill a sheets. The deadlines are coming up as follows.

October 6 - - - - - - - Turn in full sheet of sales (popcorn or nuts) by 5 pm to be eligible for October 7th drawing for Camping Package.

October 13 - - - - - - Turn in full sheet of sales (popcorn or nuts) by 5 pm to be eligible for October 14th drawing for Activity Package.

October 20  - - - - -  Turn in full sheet of sales (popcorn or nuts) by 5 pm to be eligible for October 21st drawing for Backpack Package.

IN ADDITION  - - - - For each full sheet of sales your name will get put in a drawing for a FREE week of Summer Camp at Camp Lavigne in 2016.

Also remember the incentives you can earn. I hope you are all aiming for a personal goal.

Top seller gets a choice of a $400 Wal-Mart Gift Card, a $400 Cabela’s Gift Card, or a $400 Council Gift Card.

$500 Achiever - - - Sell $500 or more and be eligible for the $300 Wal-Mart Gift Card Drawing and to attend the Council Product Sale Party. 

$600 Club  - - - - -  Council Product Sale Patch, prize from popcorn order form, Skylights Rocket Set, and attend the Council Product Sale Party.

For More informatinon see below

Back to Basics Camporee

2017 National Jamboree

Tree Fest

2015 Decorator Information
2105 Decorator Tips
2015 Tree Fest Registration Form

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.    


Mike Dennehy

Vice-President, Columbia-Montour Council, BSA

Camp Lavigne Phone  570.925.2473                                                                       

2015 Wine Festival At Camp Lavinge

2015 Wine Festival At Camp Lavinge


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: : 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!

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