Serving West Virginia,
Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky


     As a district we strive to help volunteers of Kanawha, Braxton, Clay, Nicholas, and Webster counties. The Scouting program provides an inspiring year round indoor and outdoor program that is appropriate for all age groups. We emphasize character development, family involvement, and community involvement. We promote these values by providing exciting activities like Cub Day Camp, Fun Days, Camporees, summer camp, and high adventure opportunities. All of these programs we offer are designed to instill the values of Scouting in our youth members.

Boy Scout Spring Camporee

The registration deadline for the Spring Camporee is coming up fast!
For logistical purposes, all units attending must be registered by April 7, 2014
For full details about the event, including a schedule, forms, and registration details, please see the event page.
A lot of planning has gone into this event to make sure the units of our district have a great time, and we hope to see you there!

2014 Elk River District Pinewood Derby Championship

  • March 15, 2014 — Dunbar First Baptist Church, 16th and Myers Ave., Dunbar, WV
  • Registration Begins at 9:00AM — Race Begins at 10:00AM
  • Cost: $5:00 per car
  • Please call the council office and let us know if you plan to attend.
  • For full details, see this flyer. [pdf] For further questions, please contact
    • Jonathan Stevens @ 304-617-7563 or
    • The Council Office @ 304-340-3663

 Find a Elk River District Cub Scout Pack
 Find a Elk River District Boy Scout Troop

Elk River District Calendar

February 2014
22       University of Scouting
27        District Committee
                 Council Service Center @ 6pm

March 2014
1            Merit Badge College, Logan
15         District Pinewood Derby
18         Commissioner Meeting 
                    Baptist Temple, Charleston at 6:30pm
18         Roundtable
                    Baptist Temple. Charleston at 7pm
27         District Committee Meeting
                    Council Service Center at 6pm

April 2014
11-13     Commissioners College
15           Commissioners Mtg
                     Baptist Temple Charleston at 6:30pm
15           Roundtable
                     Baptist Temple, Charleston at 7pm
19           OA Lodge Executive Board Mtg
24           District Committee Meeting
                     Council Service Center at 6pm
25-27     Spring Camporee

May 2014
2-4          Cub Scout Family Camp
                     Camp Chief Logan
20           Commissioners Meeting
20           Roundtable
22           District Committee Meeting
                     Council Service Center at 6pm

June 2014
6-8         OA Spring Fellowship
                     Buckskin Scout Reservation
9-13      Cub Scout Day Camp
                     Coonskin Park, Charleston

Other Pages and links


     We have had a spectacular Fall Recruitment Effort and I would like to thank all of the leaders that have helped in getting new boys involved in our program. Please continue to encourage new boys to sign up. Please send all paperwork in, or call me and I can pick it up whenever I am in your area. It is important that we get all of the new Scouts in the computer database so that they can earn awards and are registered as members. Thanks again for all of your time and dedication.

Volunteers Needed
     The Elk River District is seeking active and interested participants for the District Committee! If you have expertise in a particular aria of Scouting we would like to invite you to share your ideas, input and passion with our committee. We have positions available for finance, Cub Scout and Boy Scout program, camping promotions, training, product sales, event planning, and commissioner service. Please feel free to send Jonathan Stevens an email with your aria of interest and a little bit about your scouting and professional background so that you can get involved with our district. Jonathan’s email address is , or feel free to give Jonathan a call at 304-340-3663 to discuss opportunities within the District.

Boy Scout Spring Camporee
     Have you ever wanted to camp on an island?  Here’s your chance!  Join us for spring camporee at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park on April 25-27! At this event Scouts will have the opportunity to work towards earning the Boy Scout Conservation Good Turn Award.  We will be working with the WV State Park Service by building a trail on the island for the park guest to enjoy for years to come.
     You will definitely want to pack light for this event!  Equipment will be packed 1.5 miles from the Ferry dock to campsite.  Patrols will compete on the ranges, tomahawk throwing, and other events.  Eagle Scouts, be ready to show off the skills that you’ve learned along your scouting journey in our “Are you Tougher than an Eagle Scout?” competition.
     Please mark these dates on your calendar now. Pre-Registration is required as arrangements must be made for your ferry ride on and off the island.  All registrations are due by April 7.  The cost is $12 per Scout and Adult Leader attending.  Keep an eye on our district Facebook page and for the Leaders Planning Guide and registration form.

     For more in formation check out the links on the District Boy Scouts Events page

Commissioner Corner
     It’s that time of year when many of our units are rechartering.  Recharter is the process where a Scout unit renews its charter as an official part of the Boy Scouts of America. This involves:
  • An update of your unit’s roster (including adding/subtracting members, updating contact information for individuals or your unit’s chartering organization. Don’t forget those email addresses for Voice of the Scout surveys)
  • Payment of registration fees with the national Boy Scouts of America organization (don’t forget that the fees increased to $24/Scout or Adult Leader this year)
  • Submit your complete charter registration with all signatures to the council office on-time and you will earn the easiest 25-100 point for the units Journey to Excellence.

The Elk River District Information

• 28 Cub Scout Packs with over 970 Cub Scouts
   • 27 Troops with over 390 Boy Scouts
   • 4 Venture Crews  with 34 Crew members
   • 3 Explorer posts with over 102 youth members: one Law Post and two Hospital Posts
   • 45 Charter organization partners
   • Total youth served: over 1531
   • Adult volunteers: over 400
   • 30 Eagles Scouts
   • Scouts logged over 4,600 hours of community service
   • 74% of Scouts enjoyed at least one outdoor camping experience

Elk River District Committee

District Chair                    Jim Porter
District Commissioner     Tracy Bess
District Director                 Billly Bryant
District Executive             Jonathan Stevens
Program Chair                 Chris Winton
Finance Chair                  John Miesner
Popcorn Chair                 
Membership Chair         
Camping Chair                James "Moose" Smith
Training Chair                  Kim Mason
Advancement Chair          John Teare
Activities Chair                 Jim Sigmon
Cub Roundtable               Jim Lester
Scout Roundtable             Wayne Morris

Contact the District at:


Boy Scouts of America 2829 Kanawha Blvd. East Charleston, WV 25311
Phone 304-340-3663    Fax 304-925-0533

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