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

Coming March 18th at BC3...

Don't miss your chance to participate Spring Merit Badge Event!

Moraine Trails Council’s Spring Tech Academy is being held at Butler County Community College. This year classes include…

  • Electricity
  • Electronics
  • Digital Technology
  • Nuclear Science
  • Plumbing
  • Robotics

Registration is open now and closes on March 10. The fee is $26 per Scout. Each class has limited spaces so don’t wait to register! 

Cub Scout STEM Exploration

Registration is open for any and all Cub Scouts ready for science, team building, and advancement! Join us the morning March 18th at Butler County Community College. Cost of attendance is $15, and space is limited–grab your spot now before it’s gone!

Arrows of Light are welcome to attend, but are strongly encouraged to try the Technology Academy!

Moraine Trails Council District
Pinewood Derby

Registration is live for the Pinewood Derby! Your top 3 Cub Scouts from your pack are welcome to attend the District Pinewood Derby on April 16th. There is no cost to attend this event thanks to our donors at Diehl Toyota of Butler! 

For more details, rules and regulations, check out the webpage! 

Congratulations to all of our 2022 Eagle Scouts

The Moraine Trails Council, BSA Executive Board is honoring the Eagle Scout Class of 2022 at the April 13, 2023 Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner at 6:30pm at the Preston Center, Camp Bucoco. Scouts from the 2022 Eagle Scout class are free but must register here to attend to ensure we have your meal count. In addition, family and friends can register online as well. The deadline to register is April 6, 2023. No reservations or walk-ins after that date. The event will have a special class patch and other recognition as well as a brief program. The dinner will conclude by 8pm. It is a special gala to celebrate a special accomplishment by our 2022 Eagle Scout class.

Summer Merit Badge Academy

Register now for a wide variety of Merit Badges being held this Summer! 

BALOO Training for Cub Scout Leadership

It is the Cub Scout leader training required for any Cub
Scout den or pack outdoor event, including pack camping overnighters and Webelos den overnighters. 

BALOO training is comprised of two components—an online component and a practical, hands-on component. Both components must be completed to qualify as a “TRAINED” Cub Scout outdoor leader.

The online component must be completed prior to the practical component. The online training contains introductory and basic information that will be built upon during the practical training.

Registration is open for the May 5th BALOO Training! 

IOLS Training for Scout Leadership!

The Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) course builds and expands on the concepts and themes introduced in Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training and Varsity Coach Position-Specific Training, and provides Scouters with the confidence to take youth into the outdoors.

Hands-on participation is the best learning tool, and this course models the techniques used by effective Scoutmasters, Coaches, Advisors, and other leaders in the Scouting program. Attendees will see and experience different aspects of how Scouting works while playing the role of Scouts in a troop. 

Participants should leave the training experience with a full understanding of how the patrol method operates, a feeling of comfort in working with and instructing their Scouts, and an increased level of confidence taking Scouts outdoors safely. With that comes great satisfaction.

Registration is open for the May 5th IOLS Training! 

Attention: Scouts BSA and Cub Scouts

Scouting is an all year endeavor–and so is our Recruitment Drive! 

For all of our Badge Collectors, any Scout (Cub Scout or Scout BSA Member) has the opportunity to earn their Recruiter Patch! To be eligible, Scouts must: 

  • Invite their friends to a unit meeting; 
  • Introduce their friends to what Scouting has to offer;
  • Have a friend sign up for Scouts BSA or Cub Scouts;
  • Verify that their friend has submitted an application and officially joined a unit;
  • Inform Council and receive their patch!