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Council Service Center 9 Taylor Drive, Reedsville, PA 17084   717-667-9236717-667-9798 (fax)
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 Seven Mountains Scout Camp 227 Sand Mountain Road, Spring Mills, PA 16875  (GPS: 40.763955, -77.606436)

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We will be CLOSED for the Christmas Holiday at 12noon on Friday, December 21, 2018
Reopening on Wednesday, December 26th at 8:30am


We will be CLOSED for the New Year Holiday at 1pm on Monday, December 31, 2018
Reopening on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 8:30am


A Message Regarding the Recent Wall Street Journal Article

By now you have probably read or heard about the recent Wall Street Journal article speculating on the Boy Scouts of America’s finances. We want to start by assuring you that Scouting remains strong and steady on the trail to our second century. To address some of the questions and concerns you may have, please review this information on this matter.


The most important fact is this: The Juniata Valley Council is a corporation separate from the national organization of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and maintains its own 501(c)3 status. Business decisions made on this or any issue by BSA will not impact the assets of the Juniata Valley Council – including donations made to our local program.


BSA – the national organization – has an obligation to its members to remain strong. As such they are exploring all options for best management of their assets. Sometimes this involves contacting outside experts. No decision has been made or is immanent at this point about BSA’s finances.


It is important to note that the Juniata Valley Council is governed by local volunteers who provide strong oversight on budget development, fundraising, spending, and investment. For over a decade, our Council has balanced its budget, made substantial capital improvements to our Seven Mountains Scout Camp, and ensured the future of local Scouting through growth in our Council’s endowment fund.  The Juniata Valley Council has positive cash balance and has no pending litigation. This diligent governance from our volunteers keeps us a well-run organization.


The Juniata Valley Council is one of the strongest Boy Scout councils in the country. Through the continued support of our generous volunteers’ time and financial resources we will be able to provide a high-quality Scouting program to more than 1,600 Scouts and 1,000 adults in Centre, Huntingdon, Juniata, and Mifflin Counties in Central Pennsylvania.


We have much to be grateful for this year. Enthusiastic volunteers and committed Charter Organizations, a strong summer camp season, a successful launch of Family Scouting, completion of the new Kurtz Cabin, renovated shower house, a new 3-season shower house facility, support of the new John M. Kriner II Lodge - which will begin the construction phase soon, and seven consecutive Gold Journey to Excellence Awards are just the beginning. We are poised to see Scouting return to a position of strength and growth and must not let any potential financial restructuring by the national organization distract us. Scouting long has been, and continues to be, the most relevant character and leadership development program for youth.


Your support of the Juniata Valley Council helps us to continue delivering a strong and growing program to our local communities.

Yours in Scouting,

 Jim Kennedy,

Scout Executive, Juniata Valley Council


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  • 2019 Klondike Derby
    Complete information on the 48th Annual Juniata Valley Council Klondike Derby on Saturday, January 26 at Seven Mountains Scout Camp.
  • Council Annual Meeting and Recognition Diinner
    The Annual Meeting of the Juniata Valley Council Inc., Boy Scouts of America will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 - Gathering 2:15pm, Dinner at 3:00pm, Meeting to immediately follow. Mountain View Country Club - 310 Elks Club Rd, Boalsburg, PA 16827.
  • John M Kriner II Lodge
    Updates on the New John M. Kriner II Lodge


Learn How You Can Support Seven Mountains Scout Camp's New Lodge

Support the Juniata Valley Council Friends of Scouting Campaign


Weekend Camp Rental Form

We have updated the Weekend Camp Rental Form.  Please discard all old copies.

Seven Mountains Scout Camp Attendance and Compliance Roster



Check Out Changes at Seven Mountains Over the Years

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If you have a question, comment or suggestions, please E-mail:  Jim Kennedy

Juniata Valley Council, BSA, 9 Taylor Drive, Reedsville PA 17084  (717) 667-9236(voice)  717-667-9798 (fax)