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MountainFest 2013

Registration costs $50 per person and includes all meals, a full day of activities and a spectacular evening show! (Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Sunday Breakfast)

Interested in joining our volunteer staff? Register Here! OA Service Corps Here!

Bring a shirt to screen print, white shirt to tie-dye, and a dark shirt to reverse tie-dye!

Did You Know? At MountainFest, we will be offering 'BSA Leave No Trace 101' presented by National Master Educator Dave O'Leary?
(Leave Not Trace Trainer counts towards Star Rank Requirement #5. Times and location to be announced with program.)

Based on the success of the 2011 event and in consultation with key volunteers, leadership and staff, and after careful consideration, we are excited to announce that MountainFest will be returning to the Laurel Highlands Council in September 2013. This fall activity will offer the best opportunity for us to come together as one council and continue to build the union that started in 2011.

To offer a Jamboree like experience, celebrate 100 years of organized Scouting in our council and to renew friendships and make new connections we invite all Scouting units and members to attend a very exciting Laurel Highlands Council Camporee held at Heritage Reservation, near Farmington, Pennsylvania, September 20 – 22, 2013.

Challenge

Just like the 2011 event that hosted 2,300 participants, there will be a wide array of activities for all ages including aquatics, fishing, shooting sports, climbing, COPE, Scout skills, camping, cooking, games, inflatables, evening show and much more. We are sure these activities will build new and strengthen old bonds within our Council.

To see all the great program for MountainFest 2013, scroll down for more information!

 

 

MountainFest Arena Show

Saturday night at MountainFest will cap off the weekend with two specific arena shows.

Boy Scout Show will feature an interactive history of local Scouting, a performance by 'Girlz in Black Hats', and a laser show!
Cub Scouts Show will feature Bacchanal Promotions in an exciting carnival atmosphere!

Activities

Zombie Run

Activities will be continuously added and this year will include World War II Reinactors, the Cedar Creek Aviation Club, Ham Radio operators and demonstrations and DCNR, just to name a few. We'll have enough fun activities to keep 5,000 Scouts and Scouters busy throughout the day!

Cub Scout Activities

Beltloop Midway

Work on beltloops in an area packed with acitvities and fun!

Inflatable Obstacles and Games

Tackle the obstacle course, bungee run and try out the surf board simulator, as these popular attractions return.

Fishing

Over six miles of shoreline await you at Heritage Reservation. Multiple fishing docks are scattered around the perimeter of Lake Courage, or follow the Courage Trail to find the perfect spot. Lake Courage is home to bass, bluegill, sunfish and catfish. No live bait (aside from worms). Compete to catch the biggest fish and win a trophy!

Archery

Archery for every age level! Cub Scouts and Webelos have the chance to shoot at the Camp Independence Archery Range, and then test their skills at Action Archery: a trail that weaves its way through the forest with shooting stations.

BB Guns

Cub Scouts can shoot at our BB gun range. Trained instructors will be on hand to help you hit the bulls eye!

Climbing

Webelos can climb our 30-foot mobile climbing tower and tackle the bouldering wall and course.

BMX

Webelos can pedal their way around our BMX track, complete with ramps and other obstacles. Bikes and helmets are provided, just show up and tackle the course!

Kayaks

Hop in a kayak and paddle around Lake Courage. Take the opportunity to examine some of the harder to reach areas of shoreline and Latham’s Cove.

Cooking

Demonstrations and interactive activities will be going on throughout the day. Stop by to test your culinary craftiness and sample some delectable desserts. Find some new recipes to take back to your unit!

Canoe

Take our aluminum canoes out onto the waters of Lake Courage. Paddle around the lake and practice for the Iron Man competition next summer.

Scout Skills

Put your Scout skills to the test. Practice and compete in various areas including pioneering, orienteering, first aid and nature identification.

Handicraft

Stop down to our Handicraft areas to work on leather and woodcarving projects. Spend some time personalizing your MountainFest totem necklace to commemorate this special event!

Boy Scout Activities

Order of the Arrow Service Corps

Serve two hours at MountainFest and receive a special patch!

MountainFest Challenge!

Shotgun Shooting

Older Boy Scouts and Venturers can head to our shotgun range at Discovery to experience an entirely different type of shooting. Clay birds go flying past, propelled from our mechanical throwers, as you try to hit as many as possible.

Inflatable Obstacles and Games

Tackle the obstacle course, bungee run and try out the surf board simulator, as these popular attractions return.

Rappelling

Boy Scouts can rappel down our climbing tower, learning the basics of what is for many, a life-long passion.

Project C.O.P.E.

Join members of your patrol, or make new friends as you work you way through our Project C.O.P.E. course, 20 feet in the air. Give the initiative games and low challenge elements a try too!

Rifle Shooting

Boy Scouts and Venturers can join the competition at our Rifle Ranges. .22 Rifles will be provided, and our trained instructors will be there to help you with your aim and increase your score

Mountain Biking

Boy Scouts and Venturers can take our mountain bikes around Lake Courage. See beaver lodges, Point Spear, Latham’s Cove and bridge our dam.

Fishing

Over six miles of shoreline await you at Heritage Reservation. Multiple fishing docks are scattered around the perimeter of Lake Courage, or follow the Courage Trail to find the perfect spot. Lake Courage is home to bass, bluegill, sunfish and catfish. No live bait (aside from worms). Compete to catch the biggest fish and win a trophy!

Archery

Boy Scouts and Venturers can hone their skills with our compound bows.

Climbing

Try to reach the top of our 30-foot climbing tower. Three different sides, two with varying degree of difficulty, provide challenges for everyone.

 

Venturing Activities

Shotgun Shooting

Older Boy Scouts and Venturers can head to our shotgun range at Discovery to experience an entirely different type of shooting. Clay birds go flying past, propelled from our mechanical throwers, as you try to hit as many as possible.

Rappelling

Boy Scouts can rappel down our climbing tower, learning the basics of what is for many, a life-long passion.

Inflatable Obstacles and Games

Tackle the obstacle course, bungee run and try out the surf board simulator, as these popular attractions return.

Project C.O.P.E.

Join members of your patrol, or make new friends as you work you way through our Project C.O.P.E. course, 20 feet in the air. Give the initiative games and low challenge elements a try too!

Rifle Shooting

Boy Scouts and Venturers can join the competition at our Rifle Ranges. .22 Rifles will be provided, and our trained instructors will be there to help you with your aim and increase your score

Mountain Biking

Boy Scouts and Venturers can take our mountain bikes around Lake Courage. See beaver lodges, Point Spear, Latham’s Cove and bridge our dam.

Fishing

Over six miles of shoreline await you at Heritage Reservation. Multiple fishing docks are scattered around the perimeter of Lake Courage, or follow the Courage Trail to find the perfect spot. Lake Courage is home to bass, bluegill, sunfish and catfish. No live bait (aside from worms). Compete to catch the biggest fish and win a trophy!

Archery

Boy Scouts and Venturers can hone their skills with our compound bows.

Climbing

Try to reach the top of our 30-foot climbing tower. Three different sides, two with varying degree of difficulty, provide challenges for everyone.

 

Life in Camp

MountainFest 2013 features meals included for all campers at your Sub Camp (3 Sat 1 Sun). Units have the option of camping at five different sub-camps at Heritage Reservation: Independence, Liberty, Freedom, Eagle Base or Valley Forge. Tents/cots are NOT provided. Please plan to bring your own tent.

Adult leadership needing a break from all the fun and activities can attend training sessions, covering a variety of topics.

Registration

Registraton is available online here or call the Camping Department on (412) 325-7921 to register over the phone.