About Moraine Trails Council

The Moraine Trails Council – Boy Scouts of America – supports Scouting programs in Western Pennsylvania in Armstrong, Butler, Lawrence and northern Westmoreland Counties.  Our mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law

Internet Recharter 2.0 opened November 1, 2021. If your unit’s leadership has thoroughly reviewed your 2021 roster and is sure of all the updates to be made, click here to watch a video on how to begin the process and to see the resources/links available to you for a successful recharter experience. All 2022 Charter renewals and payment-in full must be turned in at the Council offices no later than December 17, 2021. If you have watched the instructional videos, read the documents, tried the “sandbox” recharter program, and still run into problems or have questions regarding the unit charter renewal process, please contact the Council Registrar, Mary Skero at 724-287-6791.

Citizenship in Society is the latest merit badge available for Scouts to earn and covers the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion in Scouting. Starting July 1, 2022, Citizenship in Society merit badge will become the newest Eagle required merit badge. This merit badge will be an addition to the 13 currently required merit badges bringing the number of elective merit badges needed down to 7. There are 11 requirements for this badge and it is strongly recommended that this badge be completed in small groups of 3-5 Scouts. If you are interested in becoming a counselor for this merit badge, please review the information in the link below and contact Bill Pendergraft, District Executive for more information.

Our Klondike Derby is a day event of Scout skills competitions for our Scouts BSA Program. We have introduced some new events this year along with the classics you’ve come to expect of a Klondike Derby!

Event Details:
  • Where: Camp Bucoco, 150 Bucoco Ln, Slippery Rock, PA 16057
  • When: February 12, 2022
  • Youth fee: $10 early bird (before Feb 5)/$15 Late Registration (closes Feb 7)
  • Adult fee: $5 Early Bird (before Feb 5)/$10 Regular (closes Feb 7)