Welcome to Washington Crossing Council

The Washington Crossing Council proudly serves over 8,500 youth throughout Bucks County, Pennsylvania and the Greater Hunterdon and Mercer Counties in New Jersey. In the time-tested tradition of Scouting, the Washington Crossing Council will enthusiastically meet new challenges head-on and continue to offer quality programming and services to the communities we serve.

Scout Me In

The BSA’s 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. We are excited to announce that our Cub Scouting program is now open to boys and girls. By welcoming both girls and boys into the program, even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises.

Council News & Events

Not Your Typical ScoutsBSA Summer Camp

The Washington Crossing Council is joining forces with the Susquehanna Council, Iroquois Trail Council, Five Rivers Council, Juniata Valley Council and Mayflower Council to provide a virtual summer camp program for ScoutsBSA.

Although we can’t gather together for summer camp, we are proud to bring the camp to you!  For the low price of $135, we will ship you a box of everything that you’ll need for the week and you’ll be ready for the action!Registration gets you access to 5 Merit Badge or Rank Advancement Sessions, camp shirt, patch, camp swag, and ALL THE FUN!!!
 
 
Registration information is available at https://www.scoutingevent.com/533-campinabox2020
We are Pleased to Announce Washington Crossing Council’s
2020 Silver Beaver Recipients
Please Join Us in Congratulating
Kevin Cornwall
Bob Cull
Tina Fisher
Steve Kaufhold
Ferenc Petho

Veteran Awards – Boy Scouts of America     

The Veteran Award is an adult recognition.   However, tenure as a youth in a Boy Scout, Venture Crew, Varsity Team and/or Exploring Post can be included in the total number of years registered.

After 5 years of registered service in the BSA, an adult may, upon application, receive the designation of “Veteran” provided the person agrees to live up to the Scouting obligations; to keep local Scouting authorities in the community in which residing informed as to availability of service; and further to be as active in the promotion of the cause of Scouting as circumstances and conditions permit.  Service in Scouting organizations other than the BSA does not count toward veteran recognition.  An individual must currently be a registered member of the BSA to receive the award.

Scouters desiring recognition as 5-80-year veterans (with intervals of 5 years) must have maintained an active registered relationship for the required number of years, paying the annual registration fee.  The records of the national office and local council shall determine eligibility.  The periods of service claimed for veteran recognition need not be continuous.

Applications is attached and is also available on the website or can be obtained from the Council Office.   Please forward completed application to WCC – BSA, One Scout Way, Doylestown, PA  18901 or email to: annamarie.pepper@scouting.org.

Veteran Awards are usually presented at the Council Recognition Dinner (this year it is October 22).  If you wish to receive your award at a different event, please attach a note with instructions.

Awards for 5 to 20 years are processed through the Council Office. Awards for 25 years or more are processed through the National Office after the application is received at the Council Office; their usual turnaround time is about 3 to 4 weeks.

  • Featured Events

    Powderhorn

    October 2nd 8am – October 4th 5pm
    Online Registration Now Open
    Closes August 16th at 11:45 pm OR when the event sells out.
    Limited to 48 participants

    Click here for online registration

     

  • Upcoming Events

    Mon 21

    Council Annual Business Meeting

    September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Newtown PA
    United States
    Mon 21

    Executive Board

    September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Thu 24

    OA LEC Meeting

    September 24
    Fri 25

    COPE Weekend

    September 25 @ 6:00 pm - September 27 @ 12:00 pm
    Pipersville PA
    United States
    Sat 26