Reunion planned for Allohak Boyscout Council

The Allohak Council, Boy Scouts of America, will have a “Day of Reunion” hosted at Camp Kootaga in Walker, W.Va. on June 21. The Allohak Council serves thousands of young men throughout W.Va. and Ohio. The property known as Camp Kootaga, a 634 acre scout camp along the Hughes River, was purchased in 1922 and the first summer camp was held that same year. A Kiowa Indian named J. Dongannah helped organize the camp and named the camp, Camp Kootaga which means “Good Friends”. Over the last 92 years, thousands of young men have participated in the program, helping them grow up into upstanding citizens and outstanding individuals in our communities.

Council President Greg Gentry wants to invite the community and all past and present scouts and families to “come home” for a day. Everyone will be able to have lunch made over a campfire, complete with s’mores. Scouts that attended any Allohak camp, worked a camp staff, or earned their Eagle badge in any council will have the opportunity to join an Alumni Group to stay connected with local scouting. Program areas will be set up and the Order of the Arrow Indian Dancers will perform at 4:30 p.m. Camp Kootaga is located 15 miles east of I-77 on West Virginia 47. The first 300 people to call the Scout Office to say “I’m coming” will receive a free reunion T-shirt.

For imformation: (304) 422-8594 or 800-654-8594.