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Boy Scouts benefit from United Way funding

December 1, 2012

File photo by Colin Deppen – Boy Scouts from Troop 199, led by Joe Labant, carry out a flag ceremony as part of a luminary service held in May at Elk Regional Health Center honoring area individuals and organizations for community and military service.

ST. MARYS – The Bucktail Council, Boy Scouts of America covers an area including Elk, Cameron, Jefferson and Clearfield counties, and the western portion of Centre County, and consists of 2,300 scouts and nearly 1,000 leaders, according to scout executive Greg Bennett.
The Bucktail Council is one of the organizations that receives funding from the St. Marys Area United Way. Bennett explained that this funding is indispensable to the organization, as it makes up between eight and nine percent of the Bucktail Chapter's $650,000 to $700,000 annual budget.

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