Welcome to the Chief Cornplanter Council Website
Welcome to the official web site of the Chief Cornplanter Council. This site was created as an additional means of communications about programs and services provided by the council to our Scouting families, adult volunteer leaders and the community. We hope you find your visit informative and enjoyable.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse
All persons involved in Scouting shall report to local authorities any good faith suspicion or belief that any child is or has been physically or sexually abused, physically or emotionally neglected, exposed to any form of violence or threat, exposed to any form of sexual exploitation including the possession, manufacture, or distribution of child pornography, online solicitation, enticement, or showing of obscene material. No person may abdicate this reporting responsibility to any other person.
Notify your Scout Executive after this report, or of any violation of BSA’s Youth Protection policies, so that he or she may take appropriate action for the safety of our Scouts, make appropriate notifications, and follow-up with investigating agencies.
To report to the Scout Executive, please call (814) 490-8560. Line available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
Immediate reports must also be made (per Pennsylvania law) to CHILDLINE at 1-800-932-0313. Following your call to CHILDLINE, an additional notification to the local Children and Youth Department should be made. This second contact should be made to Forest Warren Human Services. Weekdays 8:30 AM-5PM at 814-726-2100 or 814-726-8413 or after 5:00 PM and on weekends the number to call is 814-726-1380 or 1-800-406-1255.
Any person, pursuant to the law, who reports abuse or neglect or testifies in a child abuse hearing resulting from such a report is immune from any criminal or civil liability as a result of such action.
Any person who knowingly fails to report suspected abuse or neglect pursuant to the law, or to comply with the provisions of the law, is subject to a fine of up to $1,000 or up to 6 months imprisonment or both.
Boy Scout Competition Announced
The Bill of Rights Institute is excited to announce its third annual Boy Scout competition, with the chance for Scouts to win up to $1,000 plus $500 for their BSA units!
The competition is structured around one short essay (800 words or fewer) related to the Constitution and the founding principles: Abraham Lincoln described the Declaration of Independence as an ‘apple of gold’ and the Constitution as the ‘frame of silver,’ which encases it. For Lincoln, the Declaration asserts the moral and philosophical standard which the Constitution aims to implement. In your analysis, to what extent does the Declaration of Independence assert a moral or philosophical vision for America? Explain the principles that constitute that vision. In your explanation, root each principlein a specific passage of the Declaration.”
The Bill of Rights Institute is an educational non-profit organization with the mission to educate young people on the ideas of the Constitution and the rights it protects. The Institute develops curricula and provides professional development opportunities for educators. It also provides high school students with opportunities to develop their understanding of the founding documents through essay contests, Constitution clubs, online games, resources, and summer programs. For more information on the Bill of Rights Institute’s programs, visit http://billofrightsinstitute.org .
Boy Scout Competition
Who: All currently registered or former Boy Scouts, ages of 14 through 19.
What: Answer one short essay question on the ideas of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence (maximum 800 words).
Deadline: February 10, 2015
Win: Grand Prize -$1,000 for one Scout and $500 for unit
Two Honorable Mentions 500 and $250 for their units
Apply Online: http://billofrightsinstitute.org/boyscouts
"Sprechen Sie Deutsch?", "Se habla español?", "Parlez-vous français?"
If you speak a foreign language, you may be able to wear an Intrepreter Strip on your uniform.
Visit our Interpreter Strip page for more information.
|The new Healthform can be downloaded Here.This link will take you to the online healthforms that went into effect on March 1, 2014. The site is easy to understand.|
|The new Tour Permits are now online and can be found on your MyScouting.org page.|
A new program on Cyber Bullying is being offered to our Council units. A flyer is in your mailboxes or you may download it here.
A new page has been added to our website. It is in honor of all the Scouts and Scouters who have "Gone Home". You can access the page from our left column or Click Here.
Just received this link to the 2013 NSJ Flickr Site Click Here. Check out all the action!
Statement of Purpose
It is the mission of the Chief Cornplanter Council and the Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young people, and in other ways to prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The values we strive to instill are based on those found in the Boy Scout Oath and Law.
OUR SPECIAL THANKS!
The Warren County United Fund continues to make a significant impact on the quality of program delivery to the Scouts and families of the Chief Cornplanter Council. The continued interest and generosity of our United Fund partner helps to guarantee the uninterrupted service to the youth in all neighborhoods and communities throughout the Warren County area.
This web site and the information it contains is provided solely for the use of people interested in the Scouting program of the Chief Cornplanter Council, Boy Scouts of America. It was developed originally by a volunteer Scouter, and has now been updated and will be maintained by the Chief Cornplanter Council as an additional means of communications for the benefit of our Scouting families, adult volunteer leaders, and the community at large.
All information contained herein, although believed to be accurate, is offered as a public service with no representation or guaranty as to its accuracy.
The site will always be under construction, and will continually update the information when it becomes available. The information can be updated daily, or even more frequently. So, please check back often for the most current information.
BETTS SCOUT SERVICE CENTER HOURS:
Monday - Friday
9:00AM to 4:00PM