Service Area 1: Eagle Valley and Mon Valley Districts




Service Area Chairman: 

Frank Martin 

(412) 228-5450 

Field Director: 

Jake Kraus   

(412) 945-0301 




Service Area Commissioner: 

Don Land

(412) 496-2907 

Conestoga District Commissioner: 

John Neuhaus

(412) 476-6297 

Mon Valley District Commissioner:

Kent McLaughlin 

(724) 872-3010 

Steel City District Commissioner: 

Kim Krapp 

(412) 926-7518 

Unit Service Executive: 

Alahna Bell

(724) 309-3552 




Vice-Chair of Membership: 

Keith Boivin

 (412) 854-5676

Membership Executive: 






Vice-Chair of Program: 


Program Executive: 




Vice-Chair of Support: 

Tom Blank 

(412) 370-7791 

Unit Service Executive: 

Alahna Bell 

(724) 309-3552 

Training is important for leaders and parents no matter if it’s your first time as a leader or a veteran scouter.  Training enhances the unit program and membership retention just to name a few. To make things a little easier the training committee has put together several options for you to get trained. Don’t forget if you can’t make one of the dates below check other district calendars for dates (training has no borders). The last option is to training online at but its preferred if you attend one of the courses listed below.  The Training Committee is hard at work putting together a top notch program and we are looking forward to meeting you! 

For more information on training please contact 

Just a reminder Cub Scouts Packs Goal # 5 and Boy Scout Troops Goal #4 are required for your Journey to Excellence award for your unit.

New Tiger Leader Training October 8th 7:00pm Church of the Latter Day Saints Monongahela
New Tiger Leader Trainning October 10th 7:00pm Baldwin Community UMC 
Cub Leader Basic Training November 16th  First Presbyterian Church of Monongahela
Cub Leader Basic Training October 19th St Joan of Arc School Rt 88 South Park

The Area 1 Activities Committee challenges you and your unit to compete in the 2014 KLONDIKE DERBY. This one-day event is one of the Area’s most popular activities, held annually for years and years. This program is designed to give Scout Patrols and Webelos Dens the chance to compete and work together as a team to solve problems and work out team-oriented solutions, while having a blast in the Artic cold. Patrols will be challenged with leadership, skills, and teamwork to score points in the day’s scouting competition. We must remind all that this event is for registered Webelos and Boy Scouts only and siblings are not to be included. This year the Klondike Derby will take place on Saturday, February 9th 2014 from 8:00AM (Saturday registration begins at 7am) to roughly 4PM at Camp Twin Echo Ribbons will be awarded to the top Patrols and Dens as well as Prizes and Scout Equipment for best overall score


  The cost of this event is $10.00 per participant and $5.00 per adult. This includes the program materials, event patch, awards, coffee, and hot chocolate. This allows the area time to determine awards, how much food, supplies, etc. to purchase. Registration must include the registration form (included in this packet), with the names of all patrol/den members attending and payment of all fees. Meal tickets will be issued for each registered individual. Scouts and Leaders must have a meal ticket to be served lunch. Registration begins immediately. Registration Deadline: January 24th. The Area 1 Activities Committee hopes to see you and your patrols down at Camp Twin Echo for the 2014 KLONDIKE DERBY! This program is designed to be lots of fun, so bring your sleds and snowballs down to compete in the biggest scouting competition of the winter.

Click here to register                                                  
Click Here to Download the Klondike Booklet: 

Remember your units Journey to Excellence Service Goals! A service project is a special Good Turn that puts Scout spirit into action. Some Good Turns are big—saving a life, helping out after floods or other disasters, recycling community trash, working on conservation projects. But Good Turns are often small, thoughtful acts—helping a child cross a busy street, going to the store for an elderly neighbor, cutting back brush that is blocking a sign, doing something special for a brother or sister, or welcoming a new student to your school. Anyone can get involved in a Good Turn. 

Cub Scouts Goal #7 
The pack participates in at least two service projects during the year and enters them on the Journey to Excellence website. The projects may be completed as joint projects with other organizations. At least one project must benefit the chartered organization. 

Boy Scouts Goal #8 
The troop participates in at least four service projects during the year and enters them on the Journey to Excellence website. The projects may be completed as joint projects with other organizations. At least one project must benefit the chartered organization. Rem ember to log your service hours on the Good turn for America Website. For your login code please contact anyone from service area one at the council service center.


Area 1 is currently looking for a qualified volunteer to be responsible for the formatting and updating of the district website(s).  The person should be familiar with web design, using content editors and BSA web policies. If you are interested please contact Dan Lindh at 412-325-7964  or  


What is Roundtable? Roundtable is a form of supplemental training held monthly on a district basis. Roundtable provides ALL Scout Leaders an opportunity to share ideas and activities with leaders from other units. It is a source of continuing information. Leaders and parents can find out about the latest news, what is happening in the Scouting community as well as the opportunities available for you and your youth in the area. Anyone can attend! So, what are you waiting for? Join us for an evening of fellowship and fun, meet other Scout parents and leaders, get exciting ideas to make your meetings fun, and learn about the wonderful opportunity you are giving your son through Scouting.

 Roundtable North

2nd Thursday 7:00PM, Baldwin Community UMC 

  Info: Dave Blaushild

 Roundtable South

 2nd Tuesday 7:00PM, Church of the Latter Day Saints Monongahela


 Info Steve Ader