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.


Elk River District Calendar

January 2015
10         Popcorn Party $600 sellers                  
17         Elk River District Dinner
20         Venturing Officers Meeting 6:00pm
                     Baptitst Temple Charleston              
20         Round Table & Commissioner Meeting
                     Baptist Temple, Charleston 7pm
22         District Committee Meeting (SCS 6:00pm)
23         Boy Scout Winter Camporee (Cranberry)     
31         Boy Scout Leader Specific Training         

February 2015
March 2015

April 2015

Other Pages and links


     Fall recruitment is a great opportuntiy to introduce new youth and parents to the wonderful benefits and program Scouting has to offer.  Please email or call your Executive to schedule roundup dates for your unit.

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.


President - Ellen Blackwood
VP of Administration - Hanna Edens
VP of Program - Isaac Abdalla
VP of Communications - Emily Carter

VOA Adult Advisors

Matt Blackwood
Kevin Abdalla
Craig Edens
Toni Edens
***Venturing Officers Meeting is held at the Baptist Temple at 6:00pm on the third Tuesday of the Month.***  

***Venturing Roundtables for Adults and Youth starts at 7:00pm after the VOA Meeting.***

For more Information on Venturing  Please Contact Billy Bryant at or Matt Blackwood at


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

Elk River District Committee

District Chair                    Paul Helmick
District Commissioner     Tracy Bess
District Director                 Billly Bryant
District Executive             Jonathan Stevens
Program Chair                 Chris Winton
Finance Chair                  Jim Porter
Popcorn Chair                 
Membership Chair           Matt Blackwood
Camping Chair                James "Moose" Smith
Training Chair                  Kim Mason
Advancement Chair          John Teare
Community Servic           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