April 2018 Newsletter

April 19, 2018

Old North State Council Blog

Merit Badges to Medical Professional-One Scout’s Unique Leadership Path

Recently, an article was posted on the Old North State Council’s blog featuring Eagle Scout Christian Prescott (pictured) from Troop 723 in Greensboro. Christian is a nursing student at UNC-Greensboro and a remarkable young man. He is a shining example of how Scouting transforms youth into responsible, caring, and contributing adults that will one day lead our towns, states, and nations.

You are invited to visit and follow our blog to read Christian’s testimony to Scouting along with many other articles from local scouts, volunteers, and parents. Please share these stories with families, friends, and acquaintances. We have the program that families are craving and searching for- many parents just don’t know it yet. https://bsaonsc.wordpress.com/

Greensboro Neighborhoods Hit Hard by Tornado

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all impacted by the storms of Sunday night, April 15.

A Scout is Helpful. If you would like to support our local neighbors in need, here’s a list of relief efforts available for victims of the storms:

  • Boxcar Bar & Arcade is collecting donations to aid Gate City Charter Academy and the surrounding community affected by the tornado.
    • Equation Church is accepting emergency supplies for those affected by the storms at 901 Broad Ave. in Greensboro.
    • The Salvation Army Greensboro is accepting donations for local disaster relief efforts at www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/greensboro/
    • U-Haul Co. of Central North Carolina is offering 30 days of free self-storage to residents who have been affected by the tornado.
    U-Haul Storage at Greensboro Coliseum
    1560 W. Gate City Blvd.
    (336) 852-3996
    U-Haul Moving & Storage of Piedmont Triad Airport
    7203 W. Friendly Ave.
    (336) 790-8654
    U-Haul Moving & Storage at UNCG
    911 W. Gate City Blvd.
    (336) 272-5683

Greater Outdoor Provision Company on Westover Terrace
Grand Opening SALE April 19-22

Sales flier is attached…  Scout Week April 16-22 – Save 20%

 

Akela District: Serving High Point, Thomasville, Jamestown, Wallburg, Archdale and Trinity

Calling all Scouts, The Thomasville Memorial Day Parade will be held May 29.  Come, participate, earn service hours, and a PATCH! This year we will be honoring Vietnam Veterans.  For more information, click here for the event flyer…

 Alamance District: Serving Burlington, Alamance Co., Haw River, Saxapahaw, Snow Camp, Mebane, Graham, Elon

Family Friends of Scouting:  If your unit has not scheduled a Friends of Scouting presentation now is the time.  Please contact Alamance District Executive Jim Allegretto and get your unit on the track to earn Blue Ribbon benefits. For your unit to be eligible for free rank advancement through the Blue Ribbon program, your unit needs to host a Friends of Scouting presentation, recharter on time, and sell BSA popcorn.

  • Alamance Pinewood Derby May 5 at Holly Hill Mall (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER):  START YOUR ENGINES !!!!  Alamance District Pinewood Derby – Sponsored by Wescott Buick will be held at the Holly Hill Mall located at 309 Huffman Mill Road in Burlington on May 5th, 2018.  The registration fee is $8 per racer and includes a patch for each racer.  Registration ends MAY 1, 2018, registration will not be accepted after that date.  Please direct any derby questions to the Old North State Council (336) 378 – 9166 or Smokey Bare (2018 Pinewood Derby Director) (336) 263-6604 Barejabmeg@aol.com
  • Cub Scout Twilight Camp June 13-15 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Early bird deadline is May 2 REGISTER TODAY FOR A DISCOUNT!
  • SAVE THE DATE:  Boy Scout CAMPOREE: Weekend at the Cherokee Corral held at Cherokee Scout Reservation September 28-30
  • Coming Soon:  Face-to-Face Leader Training & Scout Recruitment Training and Alamance Merit Badge College
  • Cub Scout Family Encampment – Cape-O-Ree (superhero): October 26-28

Cherokee District: Serving Reidsville, Eden, Ruffin, Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville, Wentworth, Roxboro, and Yanceyville

Guilford DistrictServing Brown Summit, Colfax, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Gibsonville, Julian, Pleasant Garden, and all of Eastern Guilford County and Greensboro

  • Guilford Pinewood Derby:  April 27th is Registration from 6pm to 8pm at Trinity Church on Friendly Ave.  April 28th is Regular Registration from 9am to 10:30am the race starts at 11 am REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
  • Cub Scout Day Camp June 25-29 8am – 4pm – Early bird deadline is May 4
  • Cub Scout Fall Family Camp-out: Sept. 28-30 at Woodfield Scout Preservation
  • Boy Scout Camporee Nov. 2-4 at Cherokee Scout Reservation

Uwharrie District: Serving Lexington, Mocksville, Advance, Davie Co., Southmont, Denton, Welcome, Asheboro, Seagrove, Ramseur, Liberty, Randleman, and Franklinville


Visit the Scout Shop! Monday – Friday 9-6 and Saturday 10-4
336 235-0977

Like them on Facebook @ Old North State Scout Shop

Get Ready for Camp Event will be held Saturday, May 19 from 10 AM – 4 PM, sponsored by the ONSC Scout Shop!  There will be dutch oven cooking, camping demos, and a pocket knife giveaway.  Plus, 20% off all camping items! 


BSA/NRA Instructor Courses May 12-13, 2018
Please click here for more information and the printable registration form

WHERE:
Saturday, May 12 at the Old North State Council Service Center
1405 Westover Terrace, Greensboro, NC 27408
Check-in at 7:45 am;  8:00 am-6:00 pm Course/Classroom Instruction

NRA Basic Instructor Trainer (BIT)- Mandatory for all new trainers.  This is a one-time course. If you’ve previously taken BIT, you do not have to retake it.

Sunday, May 13:    Cherokee Scout Reservation
3269 Boy Scout Camp Rd, Yanceyville, NC 27379
8:30 – 5 PM Course Discipline: Range Practical Exercises and Exam

Muzzleloader Instructor or  Shotgun Instructor

WHO MAY ATTEND:  Any registered BSA Adult Leader. This course certifies you as an NRA instructor. Your instructor certification qualifies you to take a troop to an approved range and sign off as a merit badge counselor for rifle or shotgun merit badges (as long as you register as a BSA Merit Badge Counselor). However, you must also have an NRA Range Safety Officer supervise the range shooting activity with you.  You will have the opportunity at the close of the weekend course to register for the Range Safety Officer course.

COST:  
$30.00 per Basic Instructor Trainer Course
$100.00 per Muzzleloading Rifle
$100.00 per Shotgun Instructor

Price includes meals, ammunition, firearm use and classroom materials. These prices are about half the price charged by public instructors throughout the region for NRA Instructor Rating certification classes.  Participants will be housed in camp tents, if needed, on Saturday night.

For questions regarding the course content, please contact: NRA Senior Training Counselor Rick Dunnuck at 336-404-0524 or email rick@rickstimeshop.com

Check out this video to learn more about Shooting Sports offered at Cherokee Scout Reservation

Disaster/Travel/Wilderness First Aid Certification Course
May 12-13, 2018


Th
is course does meet the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum 

MEDIC Solo Disaster, Wilderness Medicine School, and Great Outdoor Provision Company are hosting a Disaster/Travel/Wilderness First Aid certification course on May 12-13, 2018 to be held at the Old North State Council, Boy Scouts of America Office at 1405 Westover Terrace, Greensboro 27408

LEARN HOW to SAVE LIFE and LIMB in an

  • urban disaster (natural or terrorist)
  • rural area (not near a hospital)
  • travel anywhere
  • wilderness area

Great Outdoor Provision Co. is proud to be bringing this top-rated life-saving education to all of the communities we serve, to sponsor some of its costs keeping it as accessible as possible, and to donate 10% of the proceeds to local nonprofit organizations.

For more course information and online registration visit:  http://www.solowfa.com/     A fully completed registration and payment will reserve your spot in the class. Feel free to contact courses@solowfa.com with questions.

NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING
July 15th – 20th, 2018 at Woodfield Scout Preservation

The National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) course was developed by the Boy Scouts of America to provide local councils with a standardized advanced training course for the youth leadership of its Boy Scout Troops and Venturing Crews.  This intensive week-long course is designed to parallel and complement the training that adult leaders receive in Woodbadge. Experience has shown that National Youth Leadership Training makes a positive difference in the lives of its graduates and in the operation of the units they lead.
Youth must be age 13 – 20 and, if Boy Scouts,  First Class Rank by May 1st, 2018; and must have completed the 7th Grade during or before the 2017-2018 School Year.  Mature youth with unit leadership experience are recommended.  Click here for more details.


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April 12, 2018

What You Need to Know About Lions Integrating With Cub Scouts

The National Executive Committee and Board voted that the Lion pilot has proven successful and is ready to officially join the Cub Scouting family!

Research and feedback says…

  • Developing character is the #1 reason to join Scouting, according to parents.
  • 61% of Lion youth are new families to Scouting!
  • Lions grew over 50% nationally over the last 12 months.
  • More than 91% of councils have been involved in the Lion pilot during 2017-2018.
  • 75% of new parents take on leadership roles. Roles include assistant den leader, committee member, assistant cubmaster and more.

Read on to learn all of the latest updates and understand how to best integrate Lions into Cub Scouting.

When does the pilot stop and Lions become part of Cub Scouting?

At the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Lions will officially kick off as a new Cub Scout rank for fall of 2018.

Do we still use the word “Cub” for Lions?

To simplify things and be consistent, Cub Scouting no longer uses the term Tiger Cubs or Lion Cubs. The youth are simply called Lions or Tigers.

Can we register Lions for the fall now?

The Lions program starts in August or later. Councils should recruit and register Lions as close to the start time of the program and their den. There is no summer program for Lions. Youth should be recruited close to the time that councils have active programs to deliver to the youth.

With Lions now being the first offering in Cub Scouting, will Bobcat stay in Tigers or move to Lions?

Bobcat is staying in Tigers and will remain as it is currently run in the program.

What’s New for Lions?


 


Girls in New Cub Scout Pack Think It’s ‘Awesome!

It was only a year ago that Laura H., a Cub Scout in San Diego, was going to Cub Scouting events with her older brother, and, while she was participating in all of the activities, she wasn’t able to earn any of the achievements.

Laura told the Times of San Diego that when she first heard the news that Cub Scouts would welcome girls like her, she actually screamed with delight.  “I was so excited that I could do more things with my brother and actually get prizes and get badges … all of the stuff that I did with my brother,” she said.

For her mother, D.D., the experience would be one she’d long hoped to have available to her whole family. “I thought it was awesome,” D.D. said. “Yea! We can do one program, and not have to do two. I’m really excited about it.”

That exact thought, that parents are busy and are looking for opportunities to be involved in programs that serve their whole family, was a big part of why the BSA executive board voted unanimously to make the Scouting program available to girls.

Evangeline R., another Cub Scout in the pack, had high praise for the experience she has been having so far in Cub Scouts.   “It’s just awesome!” she said. “I like what they do. It’s entertaining.”

From a parent’s perspective, Evangeline’s mother thinks that enrolling her daughter in Cub Scouts, while remaining active in other programs she belonged to before will help her be more well-rounded.

Erin Brown, who is the Cubmaster for the pack, said that Scouting has always been something that families did together, but now it’s more open so that everyone can benefit evenly.  “In soccer, you drop your kids off and cheer them from the sidelines, but you’re not an active participant,” she added. “Whereas in Cub Scouting, the parent and siblings are active participants.”

“These years go by so fast,” Brown went on to say. “We make memories together as a family and we start to teach them to be the independent people that we want them to be. The Boy Scouts allow both parents and siblings to participate in family camping.”

The Times of San Diego shares even more of this great story, including a wonderful gallery of photos of these new Cub Scouts participating in activities, learning Scout skills, and earning some of their very first achievements. Be sure to check out the article for the full story.

For more information and the latest updates on Family Scouting, visit www.scouting.org/familyscouting.


5 Quick Questions with: Jennifer Clutter, leader of an all-girl Cub Scout den in NC

Jennifer Clutter (back right) and Patty Smith each lead all-girl dens in Pack 3 of the Mecklenburg County Council.

When Jennifer Clutter first learned that girls could join Cub Scouting, she immediately rushed to tell her 8-year-old daughter, Kennedy.  “The first words she spoke were, ‘So I can earn my Eagle too?’ I nearly fell down,” Jennifer Clutter said. “I could only think, ‘Eagle? Let’s just have a Bear den first!’”

Kennedy has been an unofficial part of Pack 3 of Charlotte, N.C., since her older brother, Carson, was a Tiger. She has five family members who are Eagle Scouts.  But after years of participating from the sidelines, Kennedy is an official Cub Scout — blue uniform and all — thanks to the Early Adopter program that her pack launched earlier this spring.

She’s one of the first female Cub Scouts in the Mecklenburg County Council, according to the Charlotte Observer.  As the BSA welcomes girls into Cub Scouting, I contacted Clutter to ask her 5 Quick Questions about her family’s Scouting experience so far.

Bryan on Scouting: Your son, Carson, has been a Scout since Tigers and has crossed over into Boy Scouting. What has that experience been like so far?

Jennifer Clutter: “I still remember the day we went to the Scout Shop to get his Tiger uniform. He was beaming, and each year when he got his new neckerchief, hat and handbook he has beamed again. In Boy Scouts, Carson is most looking forward to all the camping and backpacking trips. He is very excited to learn to rock climb, take a canoeing trip or go whitewater rafting. Overall, he is excited for more independence and self reliance and looks forward to spending time with his Scout buddies.”

BOS: What has your daughter, Kennedy, thought as she’s observed Carson’s enjoyment of Scouting?

J.C.: “Kennedy has wanted to be a part of Scouting since day one. She would beg each week to attend his den meetings and pack meetings. She would help me prepare materials for the meetings and then be an active participant at the meetings. At a recent family campout we took with Carson’s Webelos den, she went along and participated fully in the campfire skits, stories and fellowship — even though she was the only sister there that weekend. She and the boys thought nothing of her being there and participating.”

BOS: What’s it been like recruiting girls to your pack?

 


3 Places to Get Answers to Your Questions About Family Scouting

After the historic 2017 decision to offer our iconic programs to both to boys and girls in 2018, many people have had questions about what that means and how to introduce those expanded program offerings in their communities.

The three key places where you can find answers to your questions about Family Scouting, including Cub Scouts and the Scouting program for older girls, are as follows:

  1. www.scouting.org/familyscouting
  2. The Marketing and Membership Hub
  3. family.scouting@scouting.org e-mail

Greater Outdoor Provision Company on Westover Terrace Grand Opening SALE April 19-22

Sales flier is attached…  Scout Week April 16-22 – Save 20%


 

 Akela DistrictServing High Point, Thomasville, Jamestown, Wallburg, Archdale and Trinity

Calling all Scouts, The Thomasville Memorial Day Parade will be held May 29.  Come and participate and earn service hours and a PATCH!! This year we will be honoring the Vietnam Veterans.  For more information, click here for the event flier…       


Alamance District: Serving Burlington, Alamance Co., Haw River, Saxapahaw, Snow Camp, Mebane, Graham, Elon

Family Friends of Scouting: If your unit has not scheduled a Friends of Scouting presentation now is the time.  Please contact Alamance District Executive Jim Allegretto and get your unit on the track to earn Blue Ribbon benefits. To be eligible for free rank advancement through the Blue Ribbon program, your unit needs to host a Friends of Scouting presentation, recharter on time, and sell BSA popcorn.

  • Alamance Pinewood Derby May 5 at Holly Hill Mall (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER):  START YOUR ENGINES !!!!  Alamance District Pinewood Derby – Sponsored by Wescott Buick will be held at the Holly Hill Mall located at 309 Huffman Mill Road in Burlington on May 5th, 2018.  The registration fee is $8. per racer and includes a patch for each racer.  Registration ends MAY 1, 2018 and no registration will be accepted after that date.  Please direct any derby questions to the Old North State Council (336) 378 – 9166 or Smokey Bare (2018 Pinewood Derby Director) (336) 263-6604 Barejabmeg@aol.com
  • Cub Scout Twilight Camp June 13-15 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Early bird deadline is May 2 REGISTER TODAY FOR A DISCOUNT!
  • SAVE THE DATE:  Boy Scout CAMPOREE  (Weekend at the Cherokee Corral) at Cherokee Scout Reservation September 28-30
  • Coming Soon:  Face-to-Face Leader Training & Scout Recruitment Training
  • Cub Scout fall Family Encampment – Cape-O-Ree (super hero’s): October 26-28

Cherokee District: Serving Reidsville, Eden, Ruffin, Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville, Wentworth, Roxboro, and Yanceyville


Guilford DistrictServing Brown Summit, Colfax, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Gibsonville, Julian, Pleasant Garden, and all of Eastern Guilford County and Greensboro

 


Uwharrie DistrictServing Lexington, Mocksville, Advance, Davie Co., Southmont, Denton, Welcome, Asheboro, Seagrove, Ramseur, Liberty, Randleman, and Franklinville


Visit the Scout Shop! Monday – Friday 9-6 and Saturday 10-4
336 235-0977

Like them on Facebook @ Old North State Scout Shop

Did you hear? They have Freestyle Rockers available, check it out!


Camp Physicals Clinic
April 28, 2018

Going camping this summer? The Old North State Council offers physicals for anyone planning to attend resident camp for the upcoming summer season or for high adventure trips, such as Philmont, Northern Tier, or others. The Camp Physicals Clinic will be held Saturday, April 28. Cost is $25.  Make your appointment today!


 Mom and Me Cub Scout Camp-out May 4-6, 2018

Registration is still open for Mom and Me! Cubs and moms, enjoy a fun-filled weekend at Woodfield Scout Preservation May 4-6. How does archery, bb shooting, crafts, games, fishing, hiking, nature, skits and a Saturday night campfire sound?  Plus, you do not want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to meet Ernie the Dino!

Register today before it’s too late!

 


Disaster/Travel/Wilderness First Aid Certification Course
May 12-13, 2018

This course does meet the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum 

MEDIC Solo Disaster, Wilderness Medicine School and Great Outdoor Provision Company are hosting a Disaster/Travel/Wilderness First Aid certification course on May 12-13, 2018 to be held at the Old North State Council, Boy Scouts of America Office at 1405 Westover Terrace, Greensboro 27408

LEARN HOW to SAVE LIFE and LIMB in an

  • urban disaster (natural or terrorist)
  • rural area (not near a hospital)
  • travel anywhere
  • wilderness area

Great Outdoor Provision Co. is proud to be bringing this top-rated life-saving education to all of the communities we serve, to sponsor some of its costs keeping it as accessible as possible, and to donate 10% of the proceeds to local nonprofit organizations.

For more course information and online registration visit:  http://www.solowfa.com/     A fully completed registration and payment will reserve your spot in the class. Feel free to contact courses@solowfa.com with questions…


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April 5, 2018

Strategic Objectives for Family Scouting and Youth Protection

View the video below from Scout Executive, Ed Martin.  He discusses the objectives for rolling out the Family Scouting Program later this year and Youth Protection.

The Old North State Council is excited to welcome girls into Cub Scouting beginning August 1, 2018.  The older Girl Troop program will begin February 1, 2019.  Resources about family scouting programs can be found at www.Scouting.org/familyscouting

New Youth Protection Training 2.0 is now required for all leaders. Imagine a world where more people are committed to keeping kids safe. The BSA is serious about fighting child abuse, and you are an important part of that fight.  The BSA has announced bold, wide-ranging updates to its Youth Protection program as part of an ongoing effort to protect young people from child abuse. This starts with an enhanced online Youth Protection training course all volunteers and professionals must complete.  Log on to my.scouting.org to complete the NEW Youth Protection Training.

Scout leaders who took the previous version of Youth Protection training have been asked to log into My.Scouting.org and complete the updated Youth Protection course by Oct. 1, 2018.


 

Cub Scout Resident Camp at Woodfield Scout Preservation

Cub Scouts, Get excited about coming to Cub World for an adventure to remember! SAFARI TREK 2018 Summer Camp is waiting for you!!

This year,

Wolves, Bears, Webelos and Arrow of Light Cub Scouts are invited to participate in their own Safari Adventure.

Wolves, Bears and their adult leaders will arrive WITH THEIR PACKS on Sunday of each session.  Their adventures will run through Tuesday, with a closing celebration at dinner and departure at 6:00PM. Wolves and Bears will experience exciting, fun activities that are unique to summer camp.

Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts will complete their adventures throughout the week, with their closing campfire and departure on Wednesday night.

Cub Resident and Webelos Summer Camp  2018 Sessions
Session 1: June 17-21

Session 2: June 24-28
Session 3: July 1-5
Session 4: July 8-12
Early bird registration ends April 13, so register today to receive a discount! Click here for the 2018 Webelos Camp Leader’s Guide for all the details…

Sessions 1 & 2 are full. Sessions 3 and 4 are starting to fill up quickly, so DON’T MISS OUT! Contact Kristina Edmondson at kristina.edmondson@scouting.org to make your Pack’s reservation today!

To learn more about Cub Resident Camp at Woodfield Scout Preservation in Asheboro, NC, visit the Webelos Camp Website: http://www.bsaonsc.org/wsp/

 


 

 Akela DistrictServing High Point, Thomasville, Jamestown, Wallburg, Archdale and Trinity

Calling all Scouts, The Thomasville Memorial Day Parade will be held May 29.  Come and participate and earn service hours and a PATCH!! This year we will be honoring the Vietnam Veterans.  For more information, click here for the event flier…


Alamance District: Serving Burlington, Alamance Co., Haw River, Saxapahaw, Snow Camp, Mebane, Graham, Elon 
Alamance Pinewood Derby May 5 at Holly Hill Mall (click here to register)
:  START YOUR ENGINES !!!!  Alamance District Pinewood Derby – Sponsored by Wescott Buick will be held at the Holly Hill Mall located at 309 Huffman Mill Road in Burlington on May 5th, 2018.  The registration fee is $8. per racer and includes a patch for each racer.  Registration ends MAY 1, 2018 and no registration will be accepted after that date.  Please direct any derby questions to the Old North State Council (336) 378 – 9166 or Smokey Bare (2018 Pinewood Derby Director) (336) 263-6604 Barejabmeg@aol.com

  • Cub Scout Twilight Camp June 13-15 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Early bird deadline is May 2
  • SAVE THE DATE:  Boy Scout CAMPOREE  at Cherokee Scout Reservation September 28-30
  • Coming Soon:  Face-to-Face Den Leader Training & Scout Recruitment Training
  • Boy Scout Camporee: October 12-14
  • Cub Scout Family Camp: October 26-28

Cherokee District: Serving Reidsville, Eden, Ruffin, Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville, Wentworth, Roxboro, and Yanceyville


Guilford DistrictServing Brown Summit, Colfax, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Gibsonville, Julian, Pleasant Garden, and all of Eastern Guilford County and Greensboro

 


Uwharrie DistrictServing Lexington, Mocksville, Advance, Davie Co., Southmont, Denton, Welcome, Asheboro, Seagrove, Ramseur, Liberty, Randleman, and Franklinville


Camp Physicals Clinic
April 28, 2018

Going camping this summer? The Old North State Council offers physicals for anyone planning to attend resident camp for the upcoming summer season or for high adventure trips, such as Philmont, Northern Tier, or others. The Camp Physicals Clinic will be held Saturday, April 28. Cost is $25.  Make your appointment today!


Mom and Me Cub Scout Camp-out May 4-6, 2018

Registration is still open for Mom and Me! Cubs and moms, enjoy a fun-filled weekend at Woodfield Scout Preservation May 4-6. How does archery, bb shooting, crafts, games, fishing, hiking, nature, skits and a Saturday night campfire sound?  Plus, you do not want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to meet Ernie the Dino!

Register today before it’s too late!


Disaster/Travel/Wilderness First Aid Certification Course
May 12-13, 2018

MEDIC Solo Disaster, Wilderness Medicine School and Great Outdoor Provision Company are hosting a Disaster/Travel/Wilderness First Aid certification course on May 12-13, 2018 to be held at the Old North State Council, Boy Scouts of America Office at 1405 Westover Terrace, Greensboro 27408

LEARN HOW to SAVE LIFE and LIMB in an

  • urban disaster (natural or terrorist)
  • rural area (not near a hospital)
  • travel anywhere
  • wilderness area

Great Outdoor Provision Co. is proud to be bringing this top-rated life-saving education to all of the communities we serve, to sponsor some of its costs keeping it as accessible as possible, and to donate 10% of the proceeds to local nonprofit organizations.

For more course information and online registration visit:  http://www.solowfa.com/     A fully completed registration and payment will reserve your spot in the class. Feel free to contact courses@solowfa.com with questions…


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March 2018 Newsletter

March 29, 2018

The Council Office will be closed Friday, March 30 in observance of Good Friday

Old North State Council Recognition Banquet

The annual Recognition Banquet was held at the Koury Center on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 with 400 in attendance.  It was a special night as we celebrated Scouting!  Volunteers were recognized for their dedication and service to scouting along with some of our outstanding Scouts.  Seventy-eight of our 251 Class of 2018 Eagle Scouts were in attendance.

Congratulations to our Silver Beaver Recipients pictured below:

Randy Piland, James Jordan, Bud Harrelson, Nathan Finnin and Tony Evans

Visit our YouTube Channel to see highlights of the banquet and the speech from our Keynote Speaker: Eagle Scout JD Wooten


 Camp Cards

This year is flying by and so is the Camp Card Sale for 2018! We have heard some great success stories from the eight counties we serve! As you know, the month of January was a month of winter weather! With the many school closings in our Council, units did not meet regularly and this caused a delay in distributing Camp Cards to scouts.

The camp card sale deadline has been extended a full month to allow your scouts more time to get out and sell cards! The new deadline is 5:00 PM on Friday, May 11!   

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jonathan Clapp at jonathan.clapp@scouting.org or 336-378-9166.



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 Troop and Crew leaders: Learn methods to attract and retain more youth through dynamic programming!

The Education Task Force of the National Boy Scouting Sub Committee is presenting a conference at the Philmont Training Center that focuses on how to plan and execute exciting, high-energy programs for troops and crews. Participants will take part in a variety of patrol challenges featuring an array of Scout skills including pioneering, cooking, geocaching, and more. This informative session is beneficial for all troop and crew leaders who want to see how to bring excitement and fun to their unit’s program- and boost attendance and retention!  Click on the link above to learn more!


Old North State Scout Shop

 The NEW Boy Scout handbooks are now available!! We were told late summer but your cry has been heard and they are in stock. Come by and get yours for those NEWEST Boy Scouts!!

New Tee Shirts for all ages, including new lady’s tees!

An amazing 60% off select camping, crafts, tee shirts, hoodies, and jackets!

We are getting ready for an entirely new line of products.  Help us clear the shelves for the exciting things that are coming!

New Gear is Here!

 

 

 

 

Come by and check out our Camp Chef gear!

Visit the Old North State Council Scout Shop today!

Monday – Friday 9-6 and Saturday 10-4


Recognize an Eagle Scout with an Engraved Brick!  

If you are an Eagle Scout and would like to purchase a brick with your name and Eagle Rank Date engraved in it, or you would like to honor an Eagle Scout, contact the Scout office at 336.378.9166, or you can purchase one online at www.bsaonsc.org

Bricks are $100 each and are displayed at the Court of Eagles at Cherokee Scout Reservation.  This is a great gift idea!


 

 Akela DistrictServing High Point, Thomasville, Jamestown, Wallburg, Archdale and Trinity

Alamance District: Serving Burlington, Alamance Co., Haw River, Saxapahaw, Snow Camp, Mebane, Graham, Elon

  • ATTENTION: Any Cub Scout that served 52 hours or more in 2017 and received the “Celebration of Service” patch is eligible to attend Twilight Camp at no cost. A list of 2017 recipients that are eligible for free camp will be included in the leaders guide.
  • Family Friends of Scouting: If your unit has not scheduled a Friends of Scouting presentation now is the time.  Please contact Alamance District Executive Jim Allegretto and get your unit on the track to earn Blue Ribbon benefits. To be eligible for free rank advancement through the Blue Ribbon program, your unit needs to host a Friends of Scouting presentation, recharter on time, and sell BSA popcorn.
  • Alamance Pinewood Derby May 5 at Holly Hill Mall
  • Cub Scout Twilight Camp June 13-15 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Early bird deadline is May 2
  • SAVE THE DATE:  Boy Scout CAMPOREE  at Cherokee Scout Reservation September 28-30
  • Coming Soon:  Face-to-Face Den Leader Training & Scout Recruitment Training
    Boy Scout Camporee: October 12-14  Cub Scout Family Camp: October 26-28

Cherokee District: Serving Reidsville, Eden, Ruffin, Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville, Wentworth, Roxboro, and Yanceyville


Guilford DistrictServing Brown Summit, Colfax, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Gibsonville, Julian, Pleasant Garden, and all of Eastern Guilford County and Greensboro


Uwharrie DistrictServing Lexington, Mocksville, Advance, Davie Co., Southmont, Denton, Welcome, Asheboro, Seagrove, Ramseur, Liberty, Randleman, and Franklinville


Camp Physicals Clinic
April 28, 2018

Going camping this summer? The Old North State Council offers physicals for anyone planning to attend resident camp for the upcoming summer season or for high adventure trips, such as Philmont, Northern Tier, or others. The Camp Physicals Clinic will be held Saturday, April 28. Cost is $25.  Make your appointment today!

Disaster/Travel/Wilderness First Aid Certification Course
May 12-13, 2018

MEDIC Solo Disaster, Wilderness Medicine School and Great Outdoor Provision Company are hosting a Disaster/Travel/Wilderness First Aid certification course on May 12-13, 2018 to be held at the Old North State Council, Boy Scouts of America Office at 1405 Westover Terrace, Greensboro 27408

LEARN HOW to SAVE LIFE and LIMB in an

  • urban disaster (natural or terrorist)
  • rural area (not near a hospital)
  • travel anywhere
  • wilderness area

Great Outdoor Provision Co. is proud to be bringing this top-rated life-saving education to all of the communities we serve, to sponsor some of its costs keeping it as accessible as possible, and to donate 10% of the proceeds to local nonprofit organizations.

For more course information and online registration visit:  http://www.solowfa.com/     A fully completed registration and payment will reserve your spot in the class. Feel free to contact courses@solowfa.com with questions…


Shooting Sports in ONSC

Old North State Council has some of the better shooting sports facilities in the Southeast.  For these facilities to be used efficiently, they need properly trained personnel.   At Camp Woodfield we need “Woodfield Range Officers” and at Camp Cherokee we need “Cherokee Range Masters”.  Training for both of these Range positions is given periodically throughout the year.  Currently, for Woodfield Range Officers we have a Range Officers class scheduled for September 8 at Camp Woodfield.  For Cherokee Range Masters we have a NRA/BSA Basic Instructor Course with a Muzzleload Instructor or a Shotgun Instructor certification available May 12 – 13.   You must be a NRA certified instructor to become a Cherokee Range Master.

If you have any questions regarding either of these programs, please contact our Council Shooting Sports Chairman Rick Dunnuck at rick@rickstimeshop.com


March

April

May

Full Calendar & District Calendars   

March 22, 2018 

Camp Cards

This year is flying by and so is the Camp Card Sale for 2018! We have heard some great success stories across the eight counties we serve! As you know, the month of January was a wintery mess! With the many school closings in our Council, units did not meet and this caused a delay in distributing Camp Cards to scouts.
We have decided to extend the deadline a full month to allow your scouts have more time to get out and sell cards! The new deadline for Camp Cards will be May 11 by 5:00pm. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jonathan Clapp at jonathan.clapp@scouting.org or 336-378-9166.


 Cub Resident Camp @ WSP

 

Cub Scouts, Get excited about coming to Cub World for an adventure to remember! SAFARI TREK 2018 Summer Camp is waiting for you!!

This year,

Wolves, Bears, Webelos and Arrow of Light Cub Scouts are invited to participate in their own Safari Adventure.

Wolves, Bears and their adult leaders will arrive WITH THEIR PACKS on Sunday of each session.  Their adventures will run through Tuesday, with a closing celebration at dinner and departure at 6:00PM. Wolves and Bears will experience exciting, fun activities that are unique to summer camp.

Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts will complete their adventures throughout the week, with their closing campfire and departure on Wednesday night.

Cub Resident and Webelos Summer Camp  2018 Sessions
Session 1: June 17-21
Session 2: June 24-28
Session 3: July 1-5
Session 4: July 8-12

Sessions 1 & 2 are full. Sessions 3 and 4 are starting to fill up quickly, so DON’T MISS OUT! Contact Kristina Edmondson at kristina.edmondson@scouting.org to make your Pack’s reservation today!

To learn more about Cub Resident Camp at Woodfield Scout Preservation in Asheboro, NC, visit the Webelos Camp Website: http://www.bsaonsc.org/wsp/

Check out What’s New at Cherokee Boy Scout Camp this Summer

9 Merit Badges Added:
Hiking – Nuclear Science – Chemistry – Scouting Heritage – Chess – Welding -Disabilities Awareness – Citizenship in the Community – Signs, Signals, and Codes

The Glacier Extreme
A GIANT lake inflatable with three climbing walls and slide – The Glacier Extreme. From the water, using handholds on three sides, Scouts will climb to the top of the 16’ tall inflatable. At the top, Scouts slide down the fourth side back into the water. Scouts must pass the swimmer’s test to play on the Glacier.

Day Camper Option
The Day Camper option allows Scouts to attend camp between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm to earn merit badges. Forensic Biology Activity
Have you ever wondered how closely CSI on TV is to processing and solving a real crime? Would you like to learn the techniques that help you identify unknown drugs, compare trace evidence using a microscope, find and classify fingerprints, detect gunshot residue, and interview eyewitnesses? This is your chance to be the scientist, analyze the evidence and solve the crime!

That’s just naming a few of the exciting things we have planned this summer.  Visit the Camp website for more information and learn about making your Troop’s reservation or camping as a provisional or day camper.

 Akela DistrictServing High Point, Thomasville, Jamestown, Wallburg, Archdale and Trinity

Alamance District: Serving Burlington, Alamance Co., Haw River, Saxapahaw, Snow Camp, Mebane, Graham, Elon ATTENTION: Any Cub Scout that served 52 hours or more in 2017 and received the “Celebration of Service” patch is eligible to attend Twilight Camp at no cost. A list of 2017 recipients that are eligible for free camp will be included in the leaders guide. The leaders guide will be available no later than April 1st. Family Friends of Scouting: If your unit has not scheduled a Friends of Scouting presentation now is the time.  Please contact Alamance District Executive Jim Allegretto and get your unit on the track to earn Blue Ribbon benefits. To be eligible for free rank advancement through the Blue Ribbon program, your unit needs to host a Friends of Scouting presentation, recharter on time, and sell BSA popcorn.

  • Cub Scout Twilight Camp June 13-15 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Early bird deadline is May 2
  • SAVE THE DATE:  Boy Scout CAMPOREE  at Cherokee Scout Reservation September 28-30
  • Coming Soon:  Face-to-Face Den Leader Training & Scout Recruitment Training
  • Boy Scout Camporee: October 12-14
  • Cub Scout Family Camp: October 26-28

Cherokee District: Serving Reidsville, Eden, Ruffin, Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville, Wentworth, Roxboro, and Yanceyville

Guilford DistrictServing Brown Summit, Colfax, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Gibsonville, Julian, Pleasant Garden, and all of Eastern Guilford County and Greensboro

Uwharrie DistrictServing Lexington, Mocksville, Advance, Davie Co., Southmont, Denton, Welcome, Asheboro, Seagrove, Ramseur, Liberty, Randleman, and Franklinville

Shooting Sports in ONSC

Old North State Council has some of the better shooting sports facilities in the Southeast.  For these facilities to be used efficiently, they need properly trained personnel.   At Camp Woodfield we need “Woodfield Range Officers” and at Camp Cherokee we need “Cherokee Range Masters”.  Training for both of these Range positions is given periodically throughout the year.  Currently, for Woodfield Range Officers we have a Range Officers class scheduled for September 8 at Camp Woodfield.  For Cherokee Range Masters we have a NRA/BSA Basic Instructor Course with a Muzzleload Instructor or a Shotgun Instructor certification available May 12 – 13.   You must be a NRA certified instructor to become a Cherokee Range Master.

If you have any questions regarding either of these programs, please contact our Council Shooting Sports Chairman Rick Dunnuck at rick@rickstimeshop.com

Camp Physicals Clinic
April 28, 2018

Going camping this summer? The Old North State Council offers physicals for anyone planning to attend resident camp for the upcoming summer season or for high adventure trips, such as Philmont, Northern Tier, or others. The Camp Physicals Clinic will be held Saturday, April 28. Cost is $25.  Make your appointment today!

March

April

May

Full Calendar & District Calendars 
(Includes all dist. events & meeting dates)


March 15, 2018

Scouting makes confident kids-and adults!

Read about the impact Scouting has had on Guilford District volunteer, Jon Sprague.  Read his story here and be sure to share it with others!

Read Scouting stories from throughout the Old North State Council on our Blog. Hear first-hand from Scouts, Leaders and Parents about how Scouting has made a difference.

 Cub Resident Camp @ WSP

Cub Scouts, Get excited about coming to Cub World for an adventure to remember! SAFARI TREK 2018 Summer Camp is waiting for you!!

This year, Wolves, Bears, Webelos and Arrow of Light Cub Scouts are invited to participate in their own Safari Adventure.

Wolves, Bears and their adult leaders will arrive WITH THEIR PACKS on Sunday of each session.  Their adventures will run through Tuesday, with a closing celebration at dinner and departure at 6:00PM. Wolves and Bears will experience exciting, fun activities that are unique to summer camp.

Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts will complete their adventures throughout the week, with their closing campfire and departure on Wednesday night.

Cub Resident and Webelos Summer Camp  2018 Sessions
Session 1: June 17-21
Session 2: June 24-28
Session 3: July 1-5
Session 4: July 8-12

Sessions 1 & 2 are full. Sessions 3 and 4 are starting to fill up quickly, so DON’T MISS OUT! Contact Kristina Edmondson at kristina.edmondson@scouting.org to make your Pack’s reservation today!

To learn more about Cub Resident Camp at Woodfield Scout Preservation in Asheboro, NC, visit the Webelos Camp Website: http://www.bsaonsc.org/wsp/

New Scouting Mobile App Pulls Advancement Data from Scoutbook 

BSA’s Information Technology Group, along with many volunteer beta testers, are excited to announce the new Scouting mobile appwhich is now available for both iPhone and Android devices.

You can search for “Scouting BSA,” or click these direct links to download from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Scouting makes it easier than ever for youth and their parents to view and track advancement in the Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting programs — as well as youth recognition in the Venturing program. The app pulls existing advancement data straight from Scoutbook for viewing on an enhanced user interface.

No cell service? No problem! If your Scouting Adventures take you off the grid, this app’s offline capability allows parents and youth (13 and older) to access advancement data anywhere at any time.

Once the app is downloaded, parents and youth should use their Scoutbook credentials to login. If you don’t have a Scoutbook account yet, visit Scoutbook.com to create one. Note, a youth and parent can still setup a Scouting account for the new mobile app without a unit subscription to Scoutbook.

The initial release of the app contains the following functions:

  • Track a Scout’s advancement
  • Track logs like service hours, hiking, and camping
  • View parent and/or Scout profile
  • Submit feedback
  • Provide parent access to your Scouts’ accounts

The new app also supports a night-mode feature, user default data settings, and offline capabilities (under settings). Additional features like a Scout community, notifications, leadership, calendar, and Scout challenges will also be added throughout 2018.

For screen captures from the new app, check out the full story on Scouting Wire.

BSA Lion Cub Scout Program Update

The BSA’s Lion Cub Scout program for kindergartners has successfully completed a two-year pilot and will be fully integrated into Cub Scouting in the 2018-2019 school year. Please read the attached FAQs for further information or visit https://www.scouting.org/lion/ for more details.

Check out these Scouting Podcasts:  ScoutCast & CubCast  

It goes without saying that Scouting’s adult volunteers are busy. Stay current with the latest program and membership developments with the ScoutCast and CubCast.  They can be enjoyed while exercising, commuting, or while multitasking at home.

To access both, as well as several years’-worth of past episodes, head to: https://podcast.scouting.org. You also can subscribe on iTunes (search for “CubCast” or “ScoutCast.”)

SUMMIT Leadership Adventure Training

2018 Available dates in June and July.  The Summit Adventure Leadership Training (SALT) provides an opportunity for Scouts and Venturers to enjoy the adventures available at the Summit Bechel Reserve and learn how to be a high adventure champion in thier units, district and council.  See the attached brochure for more details or visit www.SummitBSA.org/SALT

 

Akela DistrictServing High Point, Thomasville, Jamestown, Wallburg, Archdale and Trinity

Alamance District: Serving Burlington, Alamance Co., Haw River, Saxapahaw, Snow Camp, Mebane, Graham, Elon ATTENTION: Any Cub Scout that served 52 hours or more in 2017 and received the “Celebration of Service” patch is eligible to attend Twilight Camp at no cost. A list of 2017 recipients that are eligible for free camp will be included in the leaders guide. The leaders guide will be available no later than April 1st. Family Friends of Scouting: If your unit has not scheduled a Friends of Scouting presentation now is the time.  Please contact Alamance District Executive Jim Allegretto and get your unit on the track to earn Blue Ribbon benefits. To be eligible for free rank advancement through the Blue Ribbon program, your unit needs to host a Friends of Scouting presentation, recharter on time, and sell BSA popcorn.

  • Alamance District Cub Twilight Camp June 13-15 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Early bird deadline is May 2
  • SAVE THE DATE:  Boy Scout CAMPOREE  at Cherokee Scout Reservation September 28-30
  • Coming Soon:  Face-to-Face Den Leader Training & Scout Recruitment Training
  • Boy Scout Camporee: October 12-14
  • Cub Scout Family Camp: October 26-28

Cherokee District: Serving Reidsville, Eden, Ruffin, Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville, Wentworth, Roxboro, and Yanceyville

Guilford DistrictServing Brown Summit, Colfax, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Gibsonville, Julian, Pleasant Garden, and all of Eastern Guilford County and Greensboro

 

Uwharrie DistrictServing Lexington, Mocksville, Advance, Davie Co., Southmont, Denton, Welcome, Asheboro, Seagrove, Ramseur, Liberty, Randleman, and Franklinville    

2018 Council Recognition Banquet 

It’s not too late, register today!  Come join us on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 as we celebrate Scouting!  The Old North State Council Recognition Banquet will be held at the Koury Convention Center, 3121 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, NC 27407. Reservations are $35.00 and are due by March 19.

The Banquet will begin with dinner at 6:30 PM along with an outstanding keynote speaker.  The evening’s program includes:  Recognition of 2017 Silver Beaver recipients; presentation of 2017 Class of Eagle Scouts;  recognition of 2017 District Award of Merit recipients, recognition of District, Council & Unit Volunteers and recognition of 2017 Outstanding Scouts.  Click here to make your reservation Don’t miss it!

Shooting Sports in ONSC

Old North State Council has some of the better shooting sports facilities in the Southeast.  For these facilities to be used efficiently, they need properly trained personnel.   At Camp Woodfield we need “Woodfield Range Officers” and at Camp Cherokee we need “Cherokee Range Masters”.  Training for both of these Range positions is given periodically throughout the year.  Currently, for Woodfield Range Officers we have a Range Officers class scheduled for September 8 at Camp Woodfield.  For Cherokee Range Masters we have a NRA/BSA Basic Instructor Course with a Muzzleload Instructor or a Shotgun Instructor certification available May 12 – 13.   You must be a NRA certified instructor to become a Cherokee Range Master.

If you have any questions regarding either of these programs, please contact our Council Shooting Sports Chairman Rick Dunnuck at rick@rickstimeshop.com

Disaster/Travel/Wilderness First Aid Certification Course
May 12-13, 2018

MEDIC Solo Disaster, Wilderness Medicine School and Great Outdoor Provision Company are hosting a Disaster/Travel/Wilderness First Aid certification course on May 12-13, 2018 to be held at the Old North State Council, Boy Scouts of America Office at 1405 Westover Terrace, Greensboro 27408

LEARN HOW to SAVE LIFE and LIMB in an

  • urban disaster (natural or terrorist)
  • rural area (not near a hospital)
  • travel anywhere
  • wilderness area

Great Outdoor Provision Co. is proud to be bringing this top-rated life-saving education to all of the communities we serve, to sponsor some of its costs keeping it as accessible as possible, and to donate 10% of the proceeds to local nonprofit organizations.

For more course information and online registration visit:  http://www.solowfa.com/     A fully completed registration and payment will reserve your spot in the class. Feel free to contact courses@solowfa.com with questions…

 

March

April

May

Full Calendar & District Calendars 


March 8, 2018

Distinguished Citizen Award & Friends of Scouting Breakfast 

Old North State Council hosted a wonderful Distinguished Citizen Award & Friends of Scouting (FOS) Breakfast on Thursday, March 8. The event attracted 227 business leaders and Scouting volunteers. During the 70-minute program, Scouting’s return on investment was clearly evident through the words and actions of honoree Don Brady; Eagle Scout MCs (Keith Quick, Troop 723 and Aidan Bennett, Troop 600); and keynote speaker Rev. Nathan Finnin.  From those in attendance that had not previously made individual or corporate donations to the 2018 FOS campaign, we generated an additional $11,760 at the breakfast, including many first-time donations. This brings our Executive Board FOS campaign to $188,000+ or 77% of its $243,000 goal. Overall, the Old North State Council FOS goal is $588,000 on or before June. This total comes from the Board Campaign plus our six Scouting District Campaigns (Akela, Alamance, Cherokee, Guilford, Exploring, and Uwharrie). FOS represents 25% of all revenue needed to provide annual Scouting program operations in Old North State.


 


Field Director Matthew Lanouette Announces New Cherokee District Executive, Sam Putnam! 

Welcome to Sam Putnam!  Sam is from Shelby, North Carolina where he was an active member of Troop 101.  He earned his Eagle Scout rank in December of  2012 and served as an Intervarsity Small Group Leader for three years while in college.  He graduated from Appalachian State University in 2017.  Sam is excited to join the Old North State Council staff team.  We are all excited to have him as part of the team!

Sam can be reached at sam.putnam@scouting.org


Updated Youth Protection Training Now Available

Update Your Training by October 1, 2018

Over the decades, the Boy Scouts of America has been a leader in developing training and policies designed to keep young people safe. Over time, these policies have become standard with organizations across the nation. Now, the Boy Scouts of America is releasing fully updated training to further strengthen our ability to protect youth.

Truly, Youth Protection Begins with You.
Take the training    and  Watch the video,


See below under “District News”, information about Cub Day/Twilight Camps.  All Camps, Day or Twilight offer Tiger Cubs through Webelos Scouts a chance to make crafts, shoot BB guns, shoot bows and arrows, play games, learn about nature, earn advancements, be with friends and most importantly…HAVE FUN! Youth must be a registered scout to attend Cub camp.


Summer Camp Swim Checks

Pre-Camp swim checks will speed the check-in process when you arrive at camp this summer. All scouts and leaders who participate in swimming and boating at camp must complete a swim test. The cost is $1 per scout to be paid at the swim check site. Time slots are limited. Each time slot is 15 minutes and will allot for about 15 youth.  Pack and Troop Unit Leaders, please call the council office at 336-378-9166 to make your appointment.

Swim checks will be conducted at the following dates and locations:

Sunday, April 15 – Bryan YMCA, Greensboro
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Sunday, April 29 – Orange County SportsPlex, Hillsborough
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Saturday, May 5 – Eden YMCA 
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Saturday, May 12 – Reidsville, YMCA
11:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Interested in conducting your Unit’s swim check for Summer Camp?

Learn how to safely conduct unit level swimming activities and administer swim checks for your unit. Swim and Water Rescue will be held on Saturday, March 24 between 8-5.
This training will be held at Elon University, in the Koury building in Campus Recreation:  50 Campus Drive, Elon, NC 27244
You must bring a health form and of course a bathing suit and a towel. There is a course book that you can purchase at the Scout shop. We will be in and out of the pool doing book work and performing rescues and course requirements in the pool.
The cost for the training is $15.00. Lunch is provided.
Click here to register…


BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation)

Baloo training will be held April 6-7, 2018 at Woodfield Scout Preservation in Asheboro. The cost to attend is $30. Register early, the maximum course size is limited to 40 participants.
BALOO training is for Cub Scout Leaders. A BALOO trained leader is required to be present at every Pack camping event.
Find more information and register online here…


District News 

Akela DistrictServing High Point, Thomasville, Jamestown, Wallburg, Archdale and Trinity


Alamance DistrictServing Burlington, Alamance Co., Haw River, Saxapahaw, Snow Camp, Mebane, Graham, and Elon

ATTENTION: Cub Scout that has served 52 hours or more in 2017 and has received the “Celebration of Service” patch is eligible to attend Twilight Camp at no cost.  A list of 2017 recipients that are eligible for free camp will be included in the leaders guide available no later than April 1st.

Family Friends of Scouting:  If your unit has not scheduled a FOS presentation now is the time.  Please contact Alamance District Executive Jim Allegretto and get you unit on the track to a Blue Ribbon benefits.

  • Alamance District Cub Twilight Camp June 13-15 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    WHERE:  Bellemont United Methodist Church  – 4039 Markwood Rd, Bulington, NC 27215
    REGISTRATION:  Regular registration is $45. for the three day program, when paid between May 2 and June 1.  An early bird discount of $10. ($35. with the early bird discount) is given for registrations paid by May  2.  No registration is accepted after June 2.
    Click here for more information and to register online…  
  • SAVE THE DATE:  Boy Scout CAMPOREE is to be held at Cherokee Scout Reservation September 28th, 29th & 30th.
  • Coming Soon:  Face to Face Den Leader Training & Scout Recruitment Training

Cherokee District: Serving Reidsville, Eden, Ruffin, Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville, Wentworth, Roxboro, and Yanceyville


Guilford DistrictServing Brown Summit, Colfax, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Gibsonville, Julian, Pleasant Garden, and all of Eastern Guilford County and Greensboro


Uwharrie DistrictServing Lexington, Mocksville, Advance, Davie Co., Southmont, Denton, Welcome, Asheboro, Seagrove, Ramseur, Liberty, Randleman, and Franklinville  


March

April

May


March 1, 2018

2018 Council Recognition Banquet 

Come join us on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 to help us celebrate Scouting!  The Old North State Council Recognition Banquet will be held at the Koury Convention Center, 3121 W. Gate City Blvd.  (High Point Rd.), Greensboro, NC   27407

The Banquet will begin with dinner at 6:30 PM and recognitions will follow.  The evening’s program includes:   Recognition of 2017 Silver Beaver Recipients, Presentation of 2017 Class of Eagle Scouts,  Recognition of 2017 District Award of Merit Recipients, Recognition of District, Council & Unit Volunteers and Recognition of 2017 Outstanding Scouts

Click here to make your reservation or return the attached reservation form…

Reservations are $35.00 and are due by March 19.  This event is assigned seating.  Parties that would like to be seated together should make note on their reservation form or make their reservations together.


See below under “District News”, information about Cub Day/Twilight Camps.  All Camps, Day or Twilight offer Tiger Cubs through Webelos Scouts a chance to make crafts, shoot BB guns, shoot bows and arrows, play games, learn about nature, earn advancements, be with friends and most importantly…HAVE FUN! Youth must be a registered scout to attend Cub camp.


News from the ONSC Scout Shop

Visit the Scout Shop! Monday – Friday 9-6 and Saturday 10-4
336 235-0977

Like them on Facebook @ Old North State Scout Shop


District News 

Akela DistrictServing High Point, Thomasville, Jamestown, Wallburg, Archdale and Trinity


Alamance DistrictServing Burlington, Alamance Co., Haw River, Saxapahaw, Snow Camp, Mebane, Graham, and Elon

  • Alamance District Cub Twilight Camp June 13-15 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    WHERE:  Bellemont United Methodist Church  – 4039 Markwood Rd, Bulington, NC 27215
    REGISTRATION:  Regular registration is $45. for the three day program, when paid between May 2 and June 1.  An early bird discount of $10. ($35. with the early bird discount) is given for registrations paid by May  2.  No registration is accepted after June 2.
    Click here for more information…

Cherokee District: Serving Reidsville, Eden, Ruffin, Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville, Wentworth, Roxboro, and Yanceyville


Guilford DistrictServing Brown Summit, Colfax, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Gibsonville, Julian, Pleasant Garden, and all of Eastern Guilford County and Greensboro


Uwharrie DistrictServing Lexington, Mocksville, Advance, Davie Co., Southmont, Denton, Welcome, Asheboro, Seagrove, Ramseur, Liberty, Randleman, and Franklinville


Cub Scout STEM Quest (originally planned for Saturday, March 10) has been canceled. The event is being re-evaluated and may be held later in the year. For more information on Cub Scout STEM-related activities and awards, please visit bsaonsc.org/Stem.html

March

April

May

Full Calendar & District Calendars 
(Includes all dist. events & meeting dates)

February 2018 Newsletter

February 28, 2018

As part of the Old North State Council’s on-going strategic communication plan,  please view this short video (below) from Scout Executive Ed Martin about our upcoming Spring events.

As a council, our goal is to support unit-level (Cub Pack, Scout Troop, Venturing Crews and Explorer Post) programs by offering quality council and district outings for Scouts, families, and leaders. For more information about the events highlighted in the video (along with other future events and volunteer trainings), please visit our Council Calendar.

Other helpful communication resources include our website: www.bsaonsc.org, our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ONSCBSA/  and our E-List (click here to subscribe)

Thank you for your dedication to Scouting and the youth we proudly serve!

Ed Martin | Scout Executive/CEO


February 22, 2018

Cub Resident Camp @ WSP

Cub Scouts, Get excited about coming to Cub World for an adventure to remember! SAFARI TREK 2018 Summer Camp is waiting for you!!

This year, Wolves, Bears, Webelos and Arrow of Light Cub Scouts are invited to participate in their own Safari Adventure.

Wolves, Bears and their adult leaders will arrive WITH THEIR PACKS on Sunday of each session.  Their adventures will run through Tuesday, with a closing celebration at dinner and departure at 6:00PM. Wolves and Bears will experience exciting, fun activities that are unique to summer camp.

Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts will complete their adventures throughout the week, with their closing campfire and departure on Wednesday night.

Cub Resident and Webelos Summer Camp  2018 Sessions
Session 1: June 17-21
Session 2: June 24-28
Session 3: July 1-5
Session 4: July 8-12

Sessions 1 & 2 are full. Sessions 3 and 4 are starting to fill up quickly, so DON’T MISS OUT! Contact Kristina Edmondson at kristina.edmondson@scouting.org to make your Pack’s reservation today!

To learn more about Cub Resident Camp at Woodfield Scout Preservation in Asheboro, NC, visit the Webelos Camp Website: http://www.bsaonsc.org/wsp/

Update: Family Scouting Information, Recruiting Materials

Head to the newly redesigned scouting.org and the Family Scouting page for the latest resources on welcoming girls and their families into Scouting.

Lion Pilot to be Fully Integrated Into Cub Scouts

In 2017 the Old North State Council launched the new Lion Program as part of a pilot initiative. We delivered the Scouting experience to 140 kindergarten-age boys! Recognizing the success of the national Lion pilot program, the Boy Scouts of America’s Board of Directors has approved integrating Lions into the Cub Scout program empowering chartered partners with packs to offer the experience to Kindergarten-age children nationwide.

Integrating the national Lion pilot into the Cub Scout program enables chartered partners, along with the adult leadership in the pack, to offer the program to Kindergarten-age children, which families have requested and appreciated in markets where the pilot was offered to date.

For more information on this announcement, please see the attached FAQ document. Plus, be sure to check Scouting magazine’s “Bryan on Scouting” blog and Scouting Wire — as well as the BSA’s official social media channels —for additional coverage.

Distinguished Citizen Award & Friends of Scouting Breakfast 

The Old North State Council, Boy Scouts of America will honor Don Brady, Chairman of Brady Services, with the BSA’s Distinguished Citizen Award on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Mr. Brady’s support and leadership in business, government, community, and Scouting has contributed significantly to the vitality of Greensboro and surrounding areas. Mr. Brady is a past recipient of the Nathanael Greene Award for outstanding contributions to community enrichment.

The BSA’s Distinguished Citizen Award recognizes noteworthy and extraordinary leadership of citizens in communities across the United States. Honoring distinguished citizenship delivers a message to our youth that character counts.  The lives of distinguished citizens inspire youth to lead, accept responsibility, and care about principles and causes beyond self-interest. For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America has led the nation in providing citizenship training for youth. As evident today as it was during its founding in 1910, Scouting provides young people with character-development programs based on values found in the Scout Oath: duty to God, duty to country, duty to others, and duty to self.

The Distinguished Citizen Award and Friends of Scouting Breakfast gives guests the opportunity to pledge their financial support to local Scouting.  Find more information and sponsorship opportunities here. If you have questions or would like to make a pledge in support of Scouting, please contact Ed Martin at ed.martin@scouting.org or 336 378-9166 ext. 115

2018 Council Recognition Banquet 

Come join us on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 to help us celebrate Scouting!  The Old North State Council Recognition Banquet will be held at the Koury Convention Center, 3121 W. Gate City Blvd.  (High Point Rd.), Greensboro, NC   27407

The Banquet will begin with dinner at 6:30 PM and recognitions will follow.  The evening’s program includes:   Recognition of 2017 Silver Beaver Recipients, Presentation of 2017 Class of Eagle Scouts,  Recognition of 2017 District Award of Merit Recipients, Recognition of District, Council & Unit Volunteers and Recognition of 2017 Outstanding Scouts

Click here to make your reservation or return the attached reservation form…

Reservations are $35.00 and are due by March 19.  This event is assigned seating.  Parties that would like to be seated together should make note on their reservation form or make their reservations together.

2018 Venturingfest

VenturingFest 2018, is a natioanl gathering of Venturers at the Summit Bechtel Reserve (SBR) located in West Virginia.  It’s a Scouting experience unlike any other before and it’s coming your way from July 1 to July 6!

WHY YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS IT

This six-day high-adventure festival invites participants to explore the best the SBR has to offer. We’re talking rock climbing, skateboarding, BMX biking, water sports, shooting sports, zip lines, challenge courses, and so much more!

As if the adrenaline-pumping activities weren’t enough, festival goers will also get to jam out to concerts and meet new friends in Venturing at the event. What more could a Venturer want?

The Old North State Council will be organizing a contingency for this event.  Reservations are taken individually, Venture Crew leaders and youth members are invited to attend.  See below for fee information, FAQ’s and Applications:

Fees & FAQ’s     Youth Application     Adult Application

For more information about VenturingFest 2018, contact the Council Office or visit the VentureFest website: http://www.summitbsa.org/venturingfest/

Introducing the ONSC Challenge Program 

ONSC Challenge Program is held at Cherokee Scout Reservation
3296 Boy Scout Camp Road Yanceyville, NC 27379
Click here to RSVP rebrand.ly/tower

Click here for a PDF informational flyer and additional information about the Challenge Program

Tower instructor training will be held June 8-10. More information about Tower Instructor Training can be found here…

BALOO  (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation)

Baloo training will be held April 6-7, 2018  at  Woodfield Scout Preservation in Asheboro.  The cost to attend is $30. Register early, the maximum course size is limited to 40 participants.

BALOO training is for Cub Scout Leaders.  A BALOO trained leader is required to be present at every Pack camping event.

Click here for more information and to register online.  A BALOO Event flier is attached.

News from the ONSC Scout Shop

Winners from our Camp Preview Knife Give-Away Event was:
Everetts Williams from Troop 208 & Phil Simpson Pack 991
Congratulations!

Thank you for your donations!  We exceeded our goal for the World Friendship Fund!  Just as the campaign was ending we received word that CA, FL, TX and Puerto Rico are submitting grants for funds this year due to the extensive loss in those areas during the disasters of 2017.  Thank you for your willingness to do your good turn!

An amazing 60% off select camping, crafts, tee shirts, hoodies and jackets!

We are getting ready for an entire new line of products.  Help us clear the shelves for the exciting things that are coming!

Visit the Scout Shop! Monday – Friday 9-6 and Saturday 10-4
336 235-0977

Like them on Facebook @ Old North State Scout Shop

District News 

Akela DistrictServing High Point, Thomasville, Jamestown, Wallburg, Archdale and Trinity
Spring Encampment/Crossover: March 23-25    –Merit Badge College: April 7 at GTCC      –Save the date: April 21 Eagle Alumni Banquet/Fundraiser

Alamance DistrictServing Burlington, Alamance Co., Haw River, Saxapahaw, Snow Camp, Mebane, Graham, and Elon
-Adventure Is Waiting Scout Event to be held Feb. 24Open to all Cub Scouts! Register today!

Cherokee District: Serving Reidsville, Eden, Ruffin, Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville, Wentworth, Roxboro, and Yanceyville
Cherokee Dist. Merit Badge College: March 10      –Cherokee Dist. SM/ASM Specific Training: March 10 

Guilford DistrictServing Brown Summit, Colfax, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Gibsonville, Julian, Pleasant Garden, and all of Eastern Guilford County and Greensboro

Uwharrie DistrictServing Lexington, Mocksville, Advance, Davie Co., Southmont, Denton, Welcome, Asheboro, Seagrove, Ramseur, Liberty, Randleman, and Franklinville
Uwharrie Dist. Merit Badge College: March 3    – Uwharrie Crossover March 10  –Uwharrie Dist. Boy Scout Camporee: April 6-8  

March

April

May


February 15, 2018

Distinguished Citizen Award & Friends of Scouting Breakfast 

The Old North State Council, Boy Scouts of America will honor Don Brady, Chairman of Brady Services, with the BSA’s Distinguished Citizen Award on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Mr. Brady’s support and leadership in business, government, community, and Scouting have contributed significantly to the vitality of Greensboro and surrounding areas. Mr. Brady is a past recipient of the Nathanael Greene Award for outstanding contributions to community enrichment.

The BSA’s Distinguished Citizen Award recognizes noteworthy and extraordinary leadership of citizens in communities across the United States. Honoring distinguished citizenship delivers a message to our youth that character counts.  The lives of distinguished citizens inspire youth to lead, accept responsibility, and care about principles and causes beyond self-interest. For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America has led the nation in providing citizenship training for youth. As evident today as it was during its founding in 1910, Scouting provides young people with character-development programs based on values found in the Scout Oath: duty to God, duty to country, duty to others, and duty to self.

The Distinguished Citizen Award and Friends of Scouting Breakfast give guests the opportunity to pledge their financial support to local Scouting.  Find more information and sponsorship opportunities here. If you have questions or would like to make a pledge in support of Scouting, please contact Ed Martin at ed.martin@scouting.org or 336 378-9166 ext. 115

 2018 Council Recognition Banquet 

Come join us on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 to help us celebrate Scouting!  The Old North State Council Recognition Banquet will be held at the Koury Convention Center, 3121 W. Gate City Blvd.  (High Point Rd.), Greensboro, NC   27407

The Banquet will begin with dinner at 6:30 PM and recognitions will follow.  The evening’s program includes:   Recognition of 2017 Silver Beaver Recipients, Presentation of 2017 Class of Eagle Scouts,  Recognition of 2017 District Award of Merit Recipients, Recognition of District, Council & Unit Volunteers and Recognition of 2017 Outstanding Scouts

Click here to make your reservation or return the attached reservation form…

Reservations are $35.00 and are due by March 19.  This event is assigned seating.  Parties that would like to be seated together should make note on their reservation form or make their reservations together.

 Camp Physicals Clinic 

Going camping this summer? The Old North State Council offers physicals for anyone planning to attend resident camp for the upcoming summer season or for high adventure trips, such as Philmont, Northern Tier, or others. The Camp Physicals Clinic will be held Saturday, April 28. Cost is $25.  Click here for details or see the attached flyer.

 District News 

Akela DistrictServing High Point, Thomasville, Jamestown, Wallburg, Archdale and Trinity
Spring Encampment/Crossover: March 23-25    –Merit Badge College: April 7 at GTCC      –Save the date: April 21 Eagle Alumni Banquet/Fundraiser

Alamance DistrictServing Burlington, Alamance Co., Haw River, Saxapahaw, Snow Camp, Mebane, Graham, and Elon
-Adventure Is Waiting Scout Event to be held Feb. 24Open to all Cub Scouts! Register today!

Cherokee District: Serving Reidsville, Eden, Ruffin, Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville, Wentworth, Roxboro, and Yanceyville
Cherokee Dist. Merit Badge College: March 10      –Cherokee Dist. SM/ASM Specific Training: March 10 

Guilford DistrictServing Brown Summit, Colfax, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Gibsonville, Julian, Pleasant Garden, and all of Eastern Guilford County and Greensboro

Uwharrie DistrictServing Lexington, Mocksville, Advance, Davie Co., Southmont, Denton, Welcome, Asheboro, Seagrove, Ramseur, Liberty, Randleman, and Franklinville
Uwharrie Dist. Merit Badge College: March 3    – Uwharrie Crossover March 10  –Uwharrie Dist. Boy Scout Camporee: April 6-8  

Please make note that the Council Office will be closed Monday, February 19

February

March

April

Full Calendar & District Calendars 


February 1, 2018

Scouting For Food

This Saturday is the day to put out door hangers for Scouting For Food.  If you need Scouting for Food door hangers, they are available at the Council Office.  Hangers will also be available on Saturday at the Scout Shop if you run out!   Don’t forget where you put your door hangers so you can be sure to go back next Saturday to pick up food. Thank you to all of the Units that participate in Scouting For Food and for making a difference in your community!

 Police department re-launches Law Enforcement Explorer Program

After a 17-year hiatus, the Greensboro Police Department welcomes the return of Law Enforcement Explorer Post 241.

Exploring is a young adult program of the Boy Scouts of America for men and women ages 14–20 (or have completed the 8th grade). The program is developed by local community organizations such as businesses, industries, professions, churches and civic groups to match the career interest of young adults. For more information about the Exploring Program, contact Jonathan Clapp at Jonathan.clapp@scouting.org

Read Scouting Stories from throughout the Old North State Council on our Blog. Hear first-hand from Scouts, Leaders and Parents about the impact Scouting has had on their lives.

 Cub Scout Summer Resident Camp!

Cub Scouts Get excited about coming to Cub World for an adventure to remember! SAFARI TREK 2018 Summer Camp is waiting for you!!

This year, Wolves, Bears, Webelos and Arrow of Light Cub Scouts are invited to participate in their own Safari Adventure.

Wolves, Bears and their adult leaders will arrive WITH THEIR PACKS on Sunday of each session.  Their adventures will run through Tuesday, with a closing celebration at dinner and departure at 6:00PM. Wolves and Bears will experience exciting, fun activities that are unique to summer camp…activities that they will only do during camp. Wolves will have a program designed to meet the needs of Wolf Scouts and Bears will have a separate program designed for them. What might some of these exciting experiences be?  Well…think about an amazing water slide, a bouldering wall, a special fishing program, safari geocaching and other safari fun-related adventures.

Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts will complete their adventures throughout the week, with their closing campfire and departure on Wednesday night.

Webelos and Arrow of Light programs at camp are the best way to prepare our Cub Scouts for Boy Scouting. These programs include earning adventure pins as well as being able to have fun in the outdoors. Arrow of Light Scouts will experience a unique program with a final campfire ceremony that only happens during summer camp.

Cub Resident and Webelos Summer Camp  2018 Sessions
Session 1: June 17-21
Session 2: June 24-28
Session 3: July 1-5
Session 4: July 8-12

Fee for Wolves and Bears: $135.00 (If the early bird fee is paid by/before April 13th)
Standard fee: $145.00 (Fee includes camp t-shirt to celebrate this new program!)

Webelos Resident camp fee: $180.00 (If the early bird fee is paid by/before April 13th)
Standard fee: $200.00

Cub World is ready for Wolves, Bears and Webelos summer programs! Each group will camp together as a pack and follow their own Safari Treks during the day.

Come make your campsite/session reservations on Saturday, February 17th— the day of our camp promotion! We will begin taking reservations promptly at 8:00 AM until 9:30 AM on a first come, first serve basis.

The Cub Scout Resident Camp portion of the camp promotions/kickoff event will be held from 9:30-10:30, and we will continue with sign-ups after the meeting.

Please be prepared to have a $50.00 campsite reservation fee.  Visit the Webelos Camp Website for more information: http://www.bsaonsc.org/wsp/

Old North State Scout Shop

Stop by the Scout Shop to make your donation to do your Good Turn on scouting’s global stage.

The World Friendship Fund takes voluntary contributions from Scouts and leaders and uses that money toward projects to help Scouting associations in less-fortunate countries. Donations help Scouts around the world with Scouting literature, uniforms, summer camp equipment, computers and other Scouting-related supplies.  Since the inception of the World Friendship Fund, American Scouts and leaders have donated $11 million to support Scouts in other countries.

For more information of WFF

An amazing 60% off select camping, crafts, tee shirts, hoodies and jackets!

We are getting ready for an entirely new line of products.  Help us clear the shelves for the exciting things that are coming!

Visit the Scout Shop! Monday – Friday 9-6 and Saturday 10-4
336 235-0977

Like them on Facebook @ Old North State Scout Shop

District News 

Akela DistrictServing High Point, Thomasville, Jamestown, Wallburg, Archdale and Trinity
Save the date: April 21 Eagle Alumni Banquet/Fundraiser

Alamance DistrictServing Burlington, Alamance Co., Haw River, Saxapahaw, Snow Camp, Mebane, Graham, and Elon
-Adventure Is Waiting Scout Event to be held Feb. 24Open to all Cub Scouts! Register today!

Cherokee District: Serving Reidsville, Eden, Ruffin, Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville, Wentworth, Roxboro, and Yanceyville
Cherokee Dist. Merit Badge College: March 10      –Cherokee Dist. SM/ASM Specific Training: March 10 

Guilford DistrictServing Brown Summit, Colfax, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Gibsonville, Julian, Pleasant Garden, and all of Eastern Guilford County and Greensboro

Uwharrie DistrictServing Lexington, Mocksville, Advance, Davie Co., Southmont, Denton, Welcome, Asheboro, Seagrove, Ramseur, Liberty, Randleman, and Franklinville
Uwharrie Dist. Merit Badge College: March 3    –Uwharrie Dist. Boy Scout Camporee: April 6-8  

February

March

April

Full Calendar & District Calendars 

January 2018 Newsletter

January 26, 2018

Scouting’s Lasting Impact Through the Power of Showing Up

Scouting has had a profound influence on Old North State Council Executive Board Member Nathan Finnin’s life. Read his story here and be sure to share it with others!

Read Scouting Stories from throughout the Old North State Council on our Blog. Hear first-hand from Scouts, Leaders and Parents about the impact Scouting has had on their lives.

Get Ready to Make Your Cub Scout Summer Camp Reservation!

Cub World is ready for Wolves, Bears and Webelos summer programs! Each group will camp together as a pack and follow their own Safari Treks during the day.

Come make your campsite/session reservations on Saturday, February 17th— the day of our camp promotion! We will begin taking reservations promptly at 8:00 AM until 9:30 AM on a first come, first serve basis.

The Cub Scout Resident Camp portion of the camp promotions/kickoff event will be held from 9:30-10:30, and we will continue with sign-ups after the meeting.

Please be prepared to have a $50.00 campsite reservation fee.  More information will follow!


Top Popcorn Sellers 

Correction on the Top 3 Selling Scouts in Old North State Council

There was incorrect information provided, initially, when the top 3 selling Scouts in the Council were announced a couple weeks ago that affected the order of those Top 3 Scouts.  Provided is an updated order with correct sales numbers.  Here are your Top 3 Selling Scouts in Old North State Council:

Jeremiah Workman – Pack 4001, Alamance District – $9,850
Michael Stagg – Troop 368, Guilford District – $9,537
Ryan Crabtree – Pack 4065, Alamance District – $6,500

Congratulations go out to Jeremiah Workman for being the Top Popcorn Seller in Old North State Council.

Top 50 Selling Scouts

At this time, I would like to announce the top 50 selling Scouts.  These Scouts have been invited to the Top 50 Big Spin to Win Day!

Jeremiah Workman $9,850 Alamance Pack 1
Michael Stagg

$9,537

Guilford Troop

368

Ryan Crabtree

$6,500

Alamance Pack

65

Brayden Allred

$5,000

Akela Troop

25

Cason Partridge

$4,618

Cherokee Pack

239

Jacob Eubanks

$4,338

Alamance Pack

65

Kyle Hamby

$4,295

Guilford Troop

107

Josh Hudson

$4,056

Guilford Troop

107

Joseph Luetter

$3,873

Alamance Pack

9

Skyler Hilton

$3,740

Akela Troop

19

Connor Vines

$3,335

Cherokee Troop

320

Adam Couturier

$3,273

Alamance Pack

65

Micah Mitchell

$3,244

Guilford Pack

107

Levi Presnell

$3,147

Alamance Pack

9

Caleb Bullins

$3,145

Uwharrie Pack

509

Barrett Taylor

$3,102

Uwharrie Pack

574

Austin Clapp

$3,055

Guilford Pack

426

Hunter Bullins

$3,005

Uwharrie Pack

509

Logan Frost

$3,000

Alamance Pack

65

Ryan Bond

$2,936

Akela Troop

26

Victor Sharpe

$2,768

Guilford Pack

107

Brett Davis

$2,731

Uwharrie Pack

574

Nolan Pryor

$2,723

Alamance Pack

65

Garrett Pryor

$2,723

Alamance Pack

65

Samuel Cromartie

$2,665

Alamance Pack

65

Cataldo Capristo

$2,506

Guilford Pack

104

Nate Aquilar

$2,500

Alamance Pack

65

Cooper Dodson

$2,500

Alamance Pack

65

Spencer Stanislascyk

$2,489

Guilford Pack

600

Carson Fragomeni

$2,455

Guilford Pack

130

Damian Boone

$2,435

Guilford Troop

426

Brady Jones

$2,335

Guilford Troop

368

Jacob Carlock

$2,214

Akela Pack

68

Nathan Calvino

$2,150

Guilford Troop

107

Sean Borden II

$2,041

Guilford Troop

427

Roman Newton

$2,036

Alamance Pack

9

Jackson Benes

$2,036

Alamance Pack

9

Karter Kennedy

$2,000

Guilford Troop

107

Nick Albright

$2,000

Alamance Pack

65

Ian Garris

$2,000

Alamance Pack

65

Alec Ireland

$1,995

Guilford Pack

103

Kingston Crite

$1,913

Guilford Pack

103

Liam Conover

$1,890

Akela Troop

19

Sean Conover

$1,890

Akela Troop

19

Jackson Hyde

$1,886

Guilford Pack

103

Luke St. Claire

$1,864

Akela Pack

68

Carmine Cupani II

$1,859

Akela Pack

16

Jared Burgio

$1,856

Uwharrie Pack

574

Alex Pendrak

$1,800

Akela Pack

68

Cole Messinger

$1,766

Guilford Pack

103

Congratulations to the Top 50 Selling Scouts in Old North State Council!


Old North State Scout Shop

An amazing 60% off select camping, crafts, tee shirts hoodies and jackets!

We are getting ready for an entirely new line of products.  Help us clear the shelves for the exciting things that are coming!

Scout Sunday items are here!  Patches, neckerchiefs and pins!  Grab them to thank your leaders or acknowledge the boys.

Get ready for Blue & Gold, we have everything you need from decorations to cups, plates and napkins!

One Stop Shop for Scouting

Did you know that we are THE one stop shop for scouts of all ages? That is right, there are a few places that sell uniform parts, and there are outfitters that sell backpacks and tents. But we have everything here! Tents, hammocks, uniforms, awards, gifts, party supplies for Blue & Gold and Eagle Court of Honor. Sleeping bags, cook stoves, first aid kits, headlamps, fire starters, socks, jackets and hoodies, tee shirts for Activity Uniform and the list goes on and on.

Really! One Stop, and you can get it all! Plus we are trained to know just what you need, what size of backpack is correct, what gear you need for winter vs. summer and everything in between! Everyone on staff has been fully trained and most have been in scouting for more than 10 years as youth or volunteers!

Where better to buy your scout stuff than from the scouts! Take a look at our website at www.scoutstuff.org then come by or call…we can ship it all to you direct and most of the time with no shipping!!

Visit the Scout Shop! Monday – Friday 9-6 and Saturday 10-4
336 235-0977

Like them on Facebook @ Old North State Scout Shop


District News 

Scouting for Food Door Hangers are available.  Units, please contact your District Executive about getting hangers.

Akela DistrictServing High Point, Thomasville, Jamestown, Wallburg, Archdale and Trinity
Save the date: April 21 Eagle Alumni Banquet/Fundraiser

Alamance DistrictServing Burlington, Alamance Co., Haw River, Saxapahaw, Snow Camp, Mebane, Graham, and Elon
-Adventure Is Waiting Scout Event to be held Feb. 24Open to all Cub Scouts! Register today!

Cherokee District: Serving Reidsville, Eden, Ruffin, Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville, Wentworth, Roxboro, and Yanceyville
Cherokee Dist. Merit Badge College March 10      –Cherokee Dist. SM/ASM Specific Training March 10 

Guilford DistrictServing Brown Summit, Colfax, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Gibsonville, Julian, Pleasant Garden, and all of Eastern Guilford County and Greensboro
Guilford Dist. Banquet – Feb. 3

Uwharrie DistrictServing Lexington, Mocksville, Advance, Davie Co., Southmont, Denton, Welcome, Asheboro, Seagrove, Ramseur, Liberty, Randleman, and Franklinville
Dist. Banquet Jan. 27    –Uwharrie Dist. Merit Badge College – March 3


NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING
July 15th – 20th, 2018 @ Woodfield Scout Preservation

The National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) course was developed by the Boy Scouts of America to provide local councils with a standardized advanced training course for the youth leadership of its Boy Scout Troops and Venturing Units.  This intensive week-long course is designed to parallel and complement the training that adult leaders receive in Woodbadge. Experience has shown that National Youth Leadership Training makes a positive difference in the lives of its graduates and in the operation of the units they lead.

Youth must be age 13 – 20 and, if Boy Scouts,  First Class Rank by May 1st, 2018; and must have completed the 7th Grade during or before the 2017-2018 School Year.  Youth with some unit leadership experience and of high maturity is especially recommended.

NYLT Course Details            NYLT Youth Staff Application             NYLT Youth Participant Application

January

February

March


January 16, 2018

Welcoming Girls into Cub Scouting

Please view this short video (below) to learn about the Old North State Council’s 2018 plan to welcome girls into Cub Scouting.

The Old North State Council is excited to welcome girls into Cub Scouting this fall! Visit this website to get useful information for your Pack to “Be Prepared!”

Family Scouting page on Scouting Newsroom has some great resources to help you stay up-to-date with the latest information. The FAQ and Fact Sheet included on the Scouting Newsroom page have useful information, too.

Our Council is committed to providing the highest level communication and resources to support your Pack (and Chartered Organization/Scouting Sponsor) in delivering a quality program to elementary school-aged youth this fall. Be on the lookout for further communication via Facebook, email blasts, and letters in the months ahead as we approach the 2018-2019 school year and the official launch of the new Cub Scouting Family Program.

Remember, current and future Chartered Organizations/Scouting Sponsors will have three options to select from when delivering their youth programs:

  • all-boy dens and packs; ‘Or’
  • all-girl dens and packs; ‘Or’
  • packs made of boy dens and girl dens

Thank you for your dedicated to Scouting and the youth we proudly serve!


January 11, 2018

2018 Summer Camp

  • Save the date!  Plan to attend the Summer Camp Kick-off Event being held February 17, 2018 at the Council Service Center.  Learn about all of the exciting Summer Camp programs Old North State Council will be offering this summer, including the NEW Cub Scout resident camp opportunity for Wolves and Bears.  Cub Scout  and Webelos Scout programs will be discussed in the morning. Boy Scout summer camp programs will be featured in the afternoon. More details to follow!
  • The Camp Physicals Clinic will be held Saturday, April 28.  The Old North State Council offers physicals for anyone planning to attend resident camp for the upcoming summer season or for high adventure trips, such as Philmont, Northern Tier, or others.  The clinic is held at Merritt Medical Plaza on Westover Terrace in Greensboro, cost is $25. Click here for details and to register.
  • New requirement for 2018:  Any adult accompanying a Boy Scout troop to a resident camp or other Scouting activity lasting 72 hours or more must be registered as a leader, including completion of a Criminal Background Check and Youth Protection Training, even if they are the parent of a youth on the trip.  
    Please Note: Although YPT is strongly encouraged for adults attending any overnight activity, at this time, the requirement applies only to individual adults staying three or more nights at a resident camp.  As a reminder, all adult applications must be signed and approved by the Chartered Representative and the Committee Chairman.

Scout Sunday

Although it feels like 2018 just started (since it just did), February is only a few weeks away, which means Scout Sunday is just around the corner!

When: February 4, 2018

Why: Scout Sunday always falls on the Sunday before February 8—the anniversary of the BSA!

While Scout Sunday is officially on the calendar for February 4, charter organizations are encouraged to celebrate on whichever Sunday works best, such as the United Methodist Church, who will celebrate Scout Sunday 2018 on February 11. Be sure to check with your charter organization to find out when to celebrate.


 Scout Night with the SWARM

Scout Family Fun Night with the Swarm! Friday, January 19, come watch Greensboro’s newest professional sports team and get a SWARM PATCH! The NBA G-League Greensboro Swarm takes on the Toronto 905 at the Greensboro Coliseum Fieldhouse. Tipoff is 7 pm and your whole family will enjoy being on top of the action with no seat more than twelve rows from the floor. Group seating is available for units to participate in viewing the exciting rematch between the Swarm and 905 from their December tilt. In December’s match the Swarm came from 11 down in the fourth quarter to defeat the 905 in overtime 107-106. This return game should be exciting.

If your unit is not making this a winter activity families may still take advantage of the group tickets and join in the fun. A commemorative patch will be given to all that purchase tickets using the order form: http://www.bsaonsc.org/documents/2018swarm.pdf or by calling Brandon Rothfuss with the Swarm at 336-907-3607.


2018 Camp Cards

 

2018 Camp Card Sale: January – April
Camp Card Leader’s Guide 

 

 


ONSC Scout Shop

Come between 10:30 and 3:00pm and customers will be able to have their cars cut out! 

 

 

 

Camping Equipment & Holiday Items on CLEARANCE!

Visit the Scout Shop! Monday – Friday 9-6 and Saturday 10-4
336 235-0977

Like them on Facebook @ Old North State Scout Shop


District News

Be sure to attend January’s Roundtable! Camp Cards (with the exception of Davidson County Cards) will be available!

Akela DistrictServing High Point, Thomasville, Jamestown, Wallburg, Archdale and Trinity
– Dist. Banquet Jan. 26     – Scoutmaster Specific Training offered in Jan.   –Save the date: April 21 Eagle Alumni Banquet/Fundraiser

Alamance DistrictServing Burlington, Alamance Co., Haw River, Saxapahaw, Snow Camp, Mebane, Graham, and Elon
Bowling Event Jan. 19 & 20   –Dist. Banquet Jan. 25  -Adventure Is Waiting Scout Event to be held Feb. 24Open to all Cub Scouts! Register today!

Cherokee District: Serving Reidsville, Eden, Ruffin, Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville, Wentworth, Roxboro, and Yanceyville
Dist. Banquet Jan. 20

Guilford DistrictServing Brown Summit, Colfax, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Gibsonville, Julian, Pleasant Garden, and all of Eastern Guilford County and Greensboro

Uwharrie DistrictServing Lexington, Mocksville, Advance, Davie Co., Southmont, Denton, Welcome, Asheboro, Seagrove, Ramseur, Liberty, Randleman, and Franklinville
Dist. Banquet Jan. 27 


Please make note that the Council Office will be CLOSED January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Recharters can be turned in on Tuesday, January 16

January

February

March

Full Calendar & District Calendars 


January 4, 2018

Results from 2017 Popcorn Sale

Thank you to everyone that participated in the 2017 popcorn sale.  We didn’t quite reach our 2017 goal, but we did increase our overall sale by over $18,000 from 2016.  2017 was a fantastic year, our total sales were $745,185.  A huge success story was online sales, this year we almost doubled our total with $40,945 in sales.  This was an increase of over $17,000 compared to 2016.

On December 16th, 2017 we had a private Scout showing of the new Star Wars movie (The Last Jedi) at the Regal Greensboro Grande Stadium for those Scouts that sold at least $900 in popcorn.  They got to see the movie for free and received a small concession package.  We had over 120 Scouts and a total of 368 attendees at the theater that day.  We completely filled 5 theater rooms!  The Scouts had a blast!

Lastly, I want to recognize and congratulate the Top 3 Sellers in the Council and the Top seller in each District:

Old North State Council Top 3 Sellers
Michael Stagg – Troop 368, Guilford District – $9,537
Jeremiah Workman – Pack 4001, Alamance District – $9,400
Ryan Crabtree – Pack 4065, Alamance District – $6,500

Akela District Top Seller
Brayden Allred – Troop 25 – $5,000

Alamance District Top Seller
Jeremiah Workman – Pack 4001 – $9,400

Cherokee District Top Seller
Cason Partridge – Pack 4239 – $4,618

Guilford District Top Seller
Michael Stagg – Troop 368 – $9,537

Uwharrie District Top Seller
Caleb Bullins – Pack 3509 – $3,145

Thank you for an amazing 2017 Popcorn Sale year and look forward to exciting things for the 2018 sale!


Read Scouting Stories from throughout the Old North State Council on our Blog

Hear first-hand from Scouts, Leaders and Parents about the impact Scouting has had on their lives.

Can volunteering as a Scouting leader make you a better parent? Read here to learn more… 


Wake Forest Basketball Scout Day

The annual Scout Day for Wake Forest Basketball is on Sunday, January 21st at 6:00 PM. The Deacs will be taking on the (12-1) #8 Virginia Cavaliers!  Tickets are $15 for scouts, friends and their families. Orders must be placed by Tuesday, January 16th.  Call Jackson Hamilton at 336-758-4036 to place your orders.


Save the Date

Plan to attend the Summer Camp Kick-off Event being held February 17, 2018 at the Council Service Center.  Learn about all of the exciting Summer Camp programs Old North State Council will be offering this summer, including the NEW Cub Scout resident camp opportunity for Wolves and Bears.  Cub Scout  and Webelos Scout programs will be discussed in the morning. Boy Scout summer camp programs will be featured in the afternoon. More details to follow!


 


District News

Be sure to attend January’s Roundtable! Camp Cards (with the exception of Davidson County Cards) will be available!

Akela DistrictServing High Point, Thomasville, Jamestown, Wallburg, Archdale and Trinity
– Dist. Banquet Jan. 26     – Scoutmaster Specific Training offered in Jan.   –Save the date: April 21 Eagle Alumni Banquet/Fundraiser

Alamance DistrictServing Burlington, Alamance Co., Haw River, Saxapahaw, Snow Camp, Mebane, Graham, and Elon
Bowling Event Jan. 19 & 20   –Dist. Banquet Jan. 25  -Adventure Is Waiting Event to be held Feb. 24! Open to all Cub Scouts!  -As the Alamance Dist. continues its focus on serving more Scouts in Alamance Co. in a quality way, we are happy to announce that starting in 2018 all district…Read more 

Cherokee District: Serving Reidsville, Eden, Ruffin, Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville, Wentworth, Roxboro, and Yanceyville
Dist. Banquet Jan. 20

Guilford DistrictServing Brown Summit, Colfax, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Gibsonville, Julian, Pleasant Garden, and all of Eastern Guilford County and Greensboro

Uwharrie DistrictServing Lexington, Mocksville, Advance, Davie Co., Southmont, Denton, Welcome, Asheboro, Seagrove, Ramseur, Liberty, Randleman, and Franklinville
Dist. Banquet Jan. 27 


Please make note that the Council Office will be CLOSED January 8 from 8:30 AM – 1 PM for a Staff Training.

January 

February

December 2017 Newsletter

December 27, 2017

Training Summit

The 2018 Training Summit will be held Saturday, January 6 at Saint Pius X School in Greensboro.  Below is a list of classes being offered:

Mentoring Session for Ventures Recruiting Volunteers
Project Management Venturing Den Chief Training
Commissioner Basics Webelos to Scout Transition
Cooking Hiking and Backpacking
Plan B-Meetings in box The Outing in Scouting
High Adventure Q & A Cub Scout Adventures
Trainer’s Edge Hornaday Award How To’s
Weird Science LDS within BSA
Scoutbook & My.Scouting Advancing the Troops (Ranks & Board of Reviews)

Click here to register online…

Due to low registration, this course is in danger of being canceled.  If you are planning to attend, please register as soon as possible. The deadline to register is 9:00 AM, Tuesday, January 2.


Scouting For Food

Each year our Scouts and Units participate in a great project to help feed our communities in need. Help us prepare by indicating who your unit’s Scouting For Food coordinator is, their contact information and the number of door hangers you expect to hand out this year.  Please complete and return the attached form to Jason Powers at Jason.powers@scouting.org.   We should have our door hangers ready for January Roundtable.

A leader’s guide will be published in the next few weeks.  Thank you for your support and service to our Community.


Silver Beaver Award

The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is a council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America.  Recipients of this award are registered Scouters who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the Council.

If there is someone you would like to see nominated, please fill out the Silver Beaver Award Nomination Form and return it to Ann Jones at the Council Service Center.  You can also email it to her at ann.jones@scouting.org

Applications are due January 5th, 2018.  The awards will be given out at the annual Council Banquet held March 27, 2018.


District News

Akela DistrictServing High Point, Thomasville, Jamestown, Wallburg, Archdale and Trinity
– Dist. Banquet Jan. 26     – Scoutmaster Specific Training offered in Jan.   –Save the date: April 21 Eagle Alumni Banquet/Fundraiser

Alamance DistrictServing Burlington, Alamance Co., Haw River, Saxapahaw, Snow Camp, Mebane, Graham, and Elon
Bowling Event Jan. 19 & 20   –Dist. Banquet Jan. 25  -As the Alamance Dist. continues its focus on serving more Scouts in Alamance Co. in a quality way, we are happy to announce that starting in 2018 all district…Read more 

Cherokee District: Serving Reidsville, Eden, Ruffin, Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville, Wentworth, Roxboro, and Yanceyville

Guilford DistrictServing Brown Summit, Colfax, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Gibsonville, Julian, Pleasant Garden, and all of Eastern Guilford County and Greensboro

Uwharrie DistrictServing Lexington, Mocksville, Advance, Davie Co., Southmont, Denton, Welcome, Asheboro, Seagrove, Ramseur, Liberty, Randleman, and Franklinville


Please make note that the Council Office will be CLOSED January 8 from 8:30 AM – 1 PM for a Staff Training.

January 

February


December 20, 2017

A Special Holiday Message from Old North State Council

This holiday, we would like to share some Scouting highlights of the past year.


Jason Powers Promotion to Program Director 

The Old North State Council is proud to announce the promotion of Jason Powers to the position of Program Director, effective January 1, 2018. Jason has served well as the Uwharrie District Executive and will bring great experience to the Council Program Director position. In this new role, Jason’s primary duties will include overseeing year-round camping programs at Woodfield and Cherokee; staff leadership to our Council Camp Rangers; staff advisor to summer camp programs (supporting our Camp Directors); staff advisor to year-round shooting sports committee; staff advisor to the Council’s annual Sporting Clays fundraiser; staff advisor to the Council’s VP of Program; staff advisor to the Council’s VP Properties/Facilities; staff advisor to Scouting for Food; and staff advisor to the annual Mom & Me Cub Scout event.


Cub Scout STEM Quest is Back!

SAVE THE DATE! March 10, 2018  $10 per youth. Elementary-age boys and girls welcome!

Cub Scout STEM Quest is an awesome opportunity for registered Cub Scouts to complete requirements for either a Cub Scout Nova Award or a STEM-related Adventure that will help them on the path to their next rank!

Not a Cub Scout? That’s okay! Boys who are rising 1-5 graders who are not Cub Scouts yet (but would like to join) will be invited to our Bobcat station where they can work toward requirements for the Bobcat badge and register with a Cub Scout pack! Other STEM activities will be available for these boys to participate in after they complete the Bobcat station. Elementary age girls are also welcome to join in the fun!

Cub Scout STEM Quest will be held on March 10, 2018 at Guilford Technical Community College from 8:30 am to noon.  Online registration will open in late January, 2018. Stay tuned!

Click here for an event “Save the Date” flyer…


2018 Camp Cards Unit Fundraiser: January – April 6, 2018

  • You wanted Camp Cards in January and we delivered!
  • Camp Card sales is an easy, Old North State Council-approved fundraiser to help Scouts earn their way to a summer camp, high adventure activity, or any other BSA program or activity. Units can use their commissions from the sale of Camp Cards to support any Scouting-related function, activity, or program/supply need they deem necessary.
  • Participating units earn up to 50% commission ($2.50) for each $5.00 Camp Card sold.
  • The sale will begin in January (Cards distributed at District Roundtables) and end on April 6th, 2018.
  • The number of cards issued to each unit will be based on previous sales history and the unit’s current membership.

?See attached flyer or click here for all the details…


Friendly Reminder-Journey To Excellence (JTE) unit recognition program

Attention Units, It is very important that these 3 things listed below are completed by December 31.

  1. Be sure all youth advancement has been submitted to the Old North State Council
  2. Record your community service hours in the community service hour website
  3. Be sure all adult volunteer trainings have been recorded in my.scouting.org

Do not hesitate to contact the Scout Service Center if you need your unit’s ID number or if you need assistance with completeing these items. Thank you.


Scout Family Fun Night with the Swarm

All units are invited to enjoy Greensboro’s newest professional sports team on January 19, 2018 as the NBA G-League Greensboro Swarm takes on the Toronto 905 at the Greensboro Coliseum Fieldhouse.  Tipoff is 7:00 pm and your whole family will enjoy being on top of the action with no seat more than twelve rows from the floor.

Group seating is available for units to participate in viewing the exciting rematch between the Swarm and 905 from their December tilt.  In December’s match the Swarm came from 11 down in the fourth quarter to defeat the 905 in overtime 107-106.  This return game should be exciting.

If your unit is not making this a winter activity families may still take advantage of the group tickets and join in the fun.  A commemorative patch will be given to all that purchase tickets using the order form here or by calling Brandon Rothfuss with the Swarm at 336-907-3607.

Units that sign up early may have the opportunity to participate in some on-court experiences such as the High 5 Squad, Anthem Buddies, Chalk Talk and others.

New this year are comfortable seats in the Outer Club sections that offer seat backs as well as bench seating.

Last season we had more than 400 scouts participate and we would love to beat that number.  Unit leaders we encourage your making this a January activity for your families.

For more information call Mr. Rothfuss or email him at brothfuss@gsoswarm.com.  Featured this season are Cat Barber and Terry Henderson from NC State, Archie Goodwin from Kentucky, Marcus Paige from North Carolina and Coron Williams from Wake Forest.  Defending G-League Champion 905 features Lorenzo Brown from NC State and Kennedy Meeks from North Carolina.  The 905 are coached by Jerry Stackhouse of North Carolina.


District News

Akela DistrictServing High Point, Thomasville, Jamestown, Wallburg, Archdale and Trinity
– Dist. Banquet Jan. 26     – Scoutmaster Specific Training offered in Jan.   –Save the date: April 21 Eagle Alumni Banquet/Fundraiser

Alamance DistrictServing Burlington, Alamance Co., Haw River, Saxapahaw, Snow Camp, Mebane, Graham, and Elon
Bowling Event Jan. 19 & 20   –Dist. Banquet Jan. 25  -As the Alamance Dist. continues its focus on serving more Scouts in Alamance Co. in a quality way, we are happy to announce that starting in 2018 all district…Read more 

Cherokee District: Serving Reidsville, Eden, Ruffin, Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville, Wentworth, Roxboro, and Yanceyville

Guilford DistrictServing Brown Summit, Colfax, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Gibsonville, Julian, Pleasant Garden, and all of Eastern Guilford County and Greensboro

Uwharrie DistrictServing Lexington, Mocksville, Advance, Davie Co., Southmont, Denton, Welcome, Asheboro, Seagrove, Ramseur, Liberty, Randleman, and Franklinville


December

January 

February

Full Calendar & District Calendars 


December 14, 2017

Journey to Excellence & Rechartering

As part of the rechartering process, each unit is asked to complete the Journey to Excellence Scorecard. Scouting’s Journey to Excellence is the BSA’s planning, performance, and recognition program designed to encourage and reward the success of our units, districts and councils. The program is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality experience at all levels of the BSA.  To help units achieve the Journey to Excellence Award, there are 3 things that units need to completed by the end of the year (December 31, 2017).

1. Advancement:  Units must be sure all of their youth advancement is recorded in the Council system (ScoutNet) by utilizing Internet Advancement (preferred method) or submitting advancement (paper records) to the Council office.  Please submit advancement reports before December 15 to allow time for records to be manually entered.

2. Community Service Hours:  The Unit’s community service hours that have been performed throughout 2017 need to be recorded into the “service hour website”, which can be found on the Journey to Excellence webpage or my.scouting legacy tools.

3.  Training: Be sure all adult volunteer trainings that have been completed online or in a classroom are recorded in each leader’s profile. This can be checked by one of the unit’s Key 3 members logging into my.scouting.org and accessing the training manager.  Contact the Council office if your leader’s training is not showing in my.scouting.

The annual charter renewal process has begun: The re-registration of the youth and adults that are active in your Scouting program.  Key 3 members (unit leader, chartered organization/sponsor representative and unit committee chairman) of each unit that renews in January and February have been emailed the recharter code specific to their unit and instructions on how to renew their unit(s).  The online rechartering system will be available to January Units on December 1 and February Units on January 1.  Information about rechartering, renewal fees, instructions and a helpful turtorial can be found at: http://www.bsaonsc.org/internetrechartering.html.  New this year: units have the option to file completely online by electronic approval by the Chartered Rep. and payment with a credit card.  Online rechartering works best with Google Chrome.

How to prepare in advance: Key 3 members, log into My.scouting.org and review your unit’s roster and training report. Anyone not appearing on the roster will need to complete an application to turn in before you start the recharter process, or turn it in with your recharter paperwork once it is complete.  Any adult that did not complete Youth Protection Training (YPT) in 2017 will need to complete the course.  Please review the training report and inform individuals that need to complete YPT to do so before they can be renewed.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to your District Executive, Commissioner or the Council office if you need assistance with rechartering or Journey to Excellence.


Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.

Read this touching story about how Scouting has made a huge impact on one local family.

Visit our blog for more stories, experiences, and examples of how Scouting has made a difference in the lives of many.  https://bsaonsc.wordpress.com/


Scoutbook

Attention Units:  Youth Advancement sync is officially underway! All Scouting units with active Scoutbook subscriptions have recently been invited to complete the Scoutbook Youth Advancement Sync with ScoutNet. For specific instructions and details, click here to read more…


Wanted: Scouts, Scouters, and Musicians to form an Old North State Flag Corps

The ONS Council Office gets requests from various events for Color Guards to present the Colors at various events. Ideally, we would like a Color Guard Team from each district.

Requirements: Age 10 and above and a willing attitude to learn the proper way to present our flag in ceremonies.  Musicians (especially drummers and buglers) and singers are welcome.

If you are interested in being part of a team; please come to a short organizational meeting at the Scout Office on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9 – 10am.  Doughnuts provided. Parents are welcome to sit in.  Contact Gaither Frye, Radio1gaither@yahoo.com if you have questions.


2018 Training Summit

The 2018 Training Summit is scheduled for January 6 to be held at St. Pius X School in Greensboro and we hope you can attend. Here is a list of some of the sessions being offered:

Mentoring Session for Ventures Recruiting Volunteers
Project Management Venturing Den Chief Training
Commissioner Basics Webelos to Scout Transition
Cooking Hiking and Backpacking 
Plan B-Meetings in box The Outing in Scouting
High Adventure Q & A Cub Scout Adventures
Trainer’s Edge Hornaday Award How To’s
Weird Science LDS within BSA
Scoutbook & My.Scouting Advancing the Troops (Ranks & Board of Reviews)

 Click here for details and registration…


District News

Akela DistrictServing High Point, Thomasville, Jamestown, Wallburg, Archdale and Trinity
– Dist. Banquet Jan. 26     – Scoutmaster Specific Training offered in Jan.   –Save the date: April 21 Eagle Alumni Banquet/Fundraiser

Alamance DistrictServing Burlington, Alamance Co., Haw River, Saxapahaw, Snow Camp, Mebane, Graham, and Elon
Bowling Event Jan. 19 & 20   –Dist. Banquet Jan. 25  -As the Alamance Dist. continues its focus on serving more Scouts in Alamance Co. in a quality way, we are happy to announce that starting in 2018 all district…Read more 

Cherokee District: Serving Reidsville, Eden, Ruffin, Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville, Wentworth, Roxboro, and Yanceyville

Guilford DistrictServing Brown Summit, Colfax, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Gibsonville, Julian, Pleasant Garden, and all of Eastern Guilford County and Greensboro

Uwharrie DistrictServing Lexington, Mocksville, Advance, Davie Co., Southmont, Denton, Welcome, Asheboro, Seagrove, Ramseur, Liberty, Randleman, and Franklinville


December

January

February

Full Calendar & District Calendars 
(Includes all dist. events & meeting dates)


December 7, 2017

Peer to Peer Recruitment


We’ve seen such tremendous growth in new Scouts throughout this second half of the year. As we begin to slowly wind down for the holidays and finish up this calendar year, we can’t take the foot off the gas. We are so close, as a Council, to increase the amount of youth and families we serve over year-end of 2016.  Each new Scout that joins, is a life we have the opportunity to positively affect.  There are still more youth in your local community that need to be given this opportunity.  One of the best ways to recruit youth into your Unit is through peer-to-peer recruitment.  The boys telling their friends of all the awesome and fun things they get to do in Scouting.  We are adding onto the 2017 Race Into Scouting Recruiter Patch.  Each Scout that turns in a Recruit-A-Friend form between now and December 29 will be entered into a drawing for an iPad! The Scout will still get their Council Recruit A Friend patch that can be worn on the left shoulder of the field uniform shirt. Please read the attached flyer and form to learn more about the specific details.


Popcorn News

Kernels of Old North State Council,

This is a friendly reminder that your Unit’s final popcorn invoices are due by Friday, December 8th at 5pm.  If your Unit has not received a final invoice then please contact me asap at 336-908-5027 or matt.lanouette@scouting.org so that I can get that sent to you.

Again, thank you, everyone, for what you are doing with the popcorn sale to help it grow – and providing the resources for great Scouting programs for our youth and families!

~Matt Lanouette


2017 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award Recipients

The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award Luncheon was held on Thursday, December 7 at Providence Baptist Church in Greensboro.  Three very deserving individuals from the Old North State Council were recognized for demonstrating outstanding service and leadership in the development and implementation of scouting programs that benefit youth from rural or low income urban backgrounds.

Pictured are honorees Rev. Odell Cleveland, Sid Adams and Maurice Hamilton


Upcoming Training Opportunities

The 2018 Training Summit is scheduled for January 6 to be held at St. Pius X School in Greensboro.  There will be a variety of training courses to choose from with morning and afternoon sessions. Register by Jan. 3.  Click here to find all the details and registration…

Commissioner’s College is scheduled for January 27 in Wytheville, VA.    This training is for commissioners or those interested in serving as a commissioner. Serving units and keeping them healthy, active, and effective are among the most important responsibilities in Scouting.  Commissioners are able to do these tasks best when they are trained for the job.  Each year, volunteers—experienced and new—from the Old Hickory, Blue Ridge Mountains, and Old North State Councils meet at the annual Triad Cluster College of Commissioner Science to receive training, share ideas, network, and enjoy Scouting fellowship.  By participating in this training event, you have an excellent opportunity to prepare yourself for your important responsibility to Scouting.  Plan now to attend this great event and encourage other commissioners and prospective new commissioners to attend. Click here for more information about Commissioner’s College…

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is scheduled for July 15 – 20, 2018 at Woodfield Scout Preservation.  National Youth Leadership Training, also known as NYLT is Boy Scouting’s premier leadership training for YOUTH in       Troops, Crews, Ships and Explorer Posts.  Experience shows that NYLT makes a positive difference in the lives of its graduates!  Space is limited we are accepting applications now!  For more information, contact the Old North State Council or Janet Mintz at: Janet.Mintz@scouting.org   Click here for the NYLT Youth Application…

If you are interested in helping out with NYLT, WE ARE NOW RECRUITING STAFF FOR THE 2018 COURSE!  All interested youth that has completed NYLT and all adults must complete the staff application to serve.  Staff orientation begins late February 2018.  YOU can make a difference in the lives of other youth by serving on NYLT Staff!  For more information, contact Janet Mintz at:  Janet.Mintz@scouting.org   Staff Applications can be found here…  

2017-2018 Health and Safety Trainings  The Old North State Council offers First Aid, CPR and AED courses, Wilderness First Aid and CPRO (CPR for the professional) throughout the year.  Find a schedule of Health and Safety Trainings  here…


District News

The importance of attending your District Roundtable.  Roundtables are designed to share information and ideas, learn new things and receive updates about what’s happening in your District and the Council.  All Scout parents and leaders are invited to attend monthly Roundtables.  Find information about your District’s Roundtable and other news in your district by clicking the link below:

Akela DistrictServing High Point, Thomasville, Jamestown, Wallburg, Archdale and Trinity
– Dist. Banquet Jan. 26     – Scoutmaster Specific Training

Alamance DistrictServing Burlington, Alamance Co., Haw River, Saxapahaw, Snow Camp, Mebane, Graham, and Elon
Bowling Event Jan. 19 & 20   –Dist. Banquet Jan. 25

Cherokee District: Serving Reidsville, Eden, Ruffin, Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville, Wentworth, Roxboro, and Yanceyville

Guilford DistrictServing Brown Summit, Colfax, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Gibsonville, Julian, Pleasant Garden, and all of Eastern Guilford County and Greensboro

Uwharrie DistrictServing Lexington, Mocksville, Advance, Davie Co., Southmont, Denton, Welcome, Asheboro, Seagrove, Ramseur, Liberty, Randleman, and Franklinville
-Dec. 7 Roundtable held at Woodfield Scout Preservation @ 6:45 (meal will not be served tonight)


December

January

November 2017 Newsletter

November 30, 2017

2018 Outdoor Programs

There are some exciting things happening at our Boy Scout and Cub Scout Resident Summer Camps in 2018!  As part of the Strategic Communication Plan, watch the video below as Scout Executive Ed Martin and Vice President of Programs and Facilities Rob Kennerly share some of the highlights.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  

2018 Summer Camp Directors

In the video below, Scout Executive Ed Martin introduces Cub Scout Resident Summer Camp Director Janet Mintz and Boy Scout Resident Summer Camp Director Bud Harrelson. They both offer lots of experience, passion and leadership.  They have been serving Old North State Council youth for many years and we are excited to have them serve in these roles! They can’t wait for summer camp to begin. Hear about what’s new to summer camp programs and facilities in 2018.

As you make summer camp plans for 2018, keep up with the latest from Woodfield and Cherokee by liking the Facebook page (below) and visiting the camp websites:

Webelos Camp Facebook Page

Woodfield website

Cherokee Scout Reservation Facebook Page

Camp Cherokee website

More exciting news and information to follow, so stay tuned…


District News

The importance of attending your District Roundtable.  Roundtables are designed to share information and ideas, learn new things and receive updates about what’s happening in your District and the Council.  All Scout parents and leaders are invited to attend monthly Roundtables.  Find information about your District’s Roundtable and other news in your district by clicking the link below:

Akela DistrictServing High Point, Thomasville, Jamestown, Wallburg, Archdale and Trinity

Alamance DistrictServing Burlington, Alamance Co., Haw River, Saxapahaw, Snow Camp, Mebane, Graham, and Elon

Cherokee District: Serving Reidsville, Eden, Ruffin, Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville, Wentworth, Roxboro, and Yanceyville

Guilford DistrictServing Brown Summit, Colfax, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Gibsonville, Julian, Pleasant Garden, and all of Eastern Guilford County and Greensboro

Uwharrie DistrictServing Lexington, Mocksville, Advance, Davie Co., Southmont, Denton, Welcome, Asheboro, Seagrove, Ramseur, Liberty, Randleman, and Franklinville



December

January

Full Calendar & District Calendars


November 16, 2017

Getting ready for Unit Rechartering

The holiday season is upon us and that means it’s time for the annual charter renewal process: The re-registration of the youth and adults that are active in your Scouting program.  On November 22, Key 3 members (unit leader, chartered organization/sponsor  representative and unit committee chairman) of each unit that renews in January and February will be emailed the recharter code specific to their unit and instructions on how to renew their unit(s).  The online rechartering system will be available to January Units on December 1 and February Units on January 1.  Information about rechartering, renewal fees, instructions and a helpful turtorial can be found at: http://www.bsaonsc.org/internetrechartering.html

How to prepare in advance: Key 3 members, log into My.scouting.org and review your unit’s roster and training report. Anyone not appearing on the roster will need to complete an application to turn in before you start the recharter process, or turn it in with your recharter paperwork once it is complete.  Any adult that did not complete Youth Protection Training (YPT) in 2017 will need to complete the course.  Please review the training report and inform individuals that need to complete YPT to do so before they can be renewed.

As part of the rechartering process, each unit is asked to complete the Journey to Excellence Scorecard. Scouting’s Journey to Excellence is the BSA’s planning, performance, and recognition program designed to encourage and reward the success of our units, districts and councils. The program is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality experience at all levels of the BSA.  To help units achieve the Journey to Excellence Award, there are 3 things that units need to completed by the end of the year (Dec. 31, 2017).

1. Advancement:  Units must be sure all of their youth advancement is recorded in the Council system (ScoutNet) by utilizing Internet Advancement (preferred method) or submitting advancement (paper records) to the Council office.  Please submit advancement reports before December 15 to allow time for records to be manually entered.

2. Community Service Hours:  The Unit’s community service hours that have been performed throughout 2017 need to be recorded into the “service hour website”, which can be found on the Journey to Excellence webpage or my.scouting legacy tools.

3.  Training: Be sure all adult volunteer trainings that have been completed online or in a classroom are recorded in each leader’s profile. This can be checked by one of the unit’s Key 3 members logging into my.scouting.org and accessing the training manager.  Contact the Council office if your leader’s training is not showing in my.scouting.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to your District Executive, Commissioner or the Council office if you need assistance with rechartering or Journey to Excellence.


Introducing the NEW MEMBER COORDINATOR

Sustaining strong membership in a unit depends not only on having new members join the unit, but also on engaging youth and their families in the unit experiences so that they feel Welcomed and want to stay. The role of the New Member Coordinator is to ensure that both keys to success take place.

If you are interested in serving as a New Member Coordinator, now is the time! The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is offering a “free” logo imprinted shirt or cap as an incentive to the first 2500 registered and trained New Member Coordinators.    Visit www.scouting.org/nmc 


Eagle Projects and Service Project Opportunities 

Guilford Animal Shelter, located at 4525 W. Wendover Ave. Greensboro, NC 27409 has several project opportunities available for both Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops. Contact Mr. Clarence Grier, Deputy County Manager at
cgrier@myguilford.com or 336-641-6182. Visit their website at http://www.myguilford.com/animal-services/animal-shelter/volunteers/

Service Project ideas for various organizations throughout the Council can also be found on the Old North State Council Website at:  http://www.bsaonsc.org/Eagle%20projects.html


Update from Old North State Scout Shop

Great things are happening at the Scout Shop and you get the benefit!

Clearance Sale.  Visit our clearance table for great deals and Christmas ideas!  The Thorlo sock sale continues through December 31! Our Thorlos are the best socks ever. Purchase two pairs or more and get 25% off. With this sale, you can purchase these great socks for everyone in the family! When you get three pairs, the 4th is free! Mix sizes! I love these socks and they are made right here in North Carolina!

Ethan Giving Tree has returned for the 3rd year. This is a great opportunity for service! The tree will be up with names on it beginning on November 17. You have until then to get your names submitted to be on the tree. Click here for an application letter. Then you have until December 20 to make your purchases for these Scouts, at which time, we will call the leaders and let them know to come pick up the gifts.

As I said, Great things happening here at the Scout Shop! Stop by and see us soon and let us help you! We will be closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving but will be open on Friday and Saturday!

Patricia Van Hoever | Store Manager
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Old North State Scout Shop #8472/Supply Group
1405 Westover TerraceGreensboro, NC 27408
P: 336-235-0977
F: 336-235-0980
Patt.VanHoever@scouting.org

 


District News

The importance of attending your District Roundtable.  Roundtables are designed to share information and ideas, learn new things and receive updates about what’s happening in your District and the Council.  All Scout parents and leaders are invited to attend monthly Roundtables.  Find information about your District’s Roundtable and other news in your district by clicking the link below:

Akela DistrictServing High Point, Thomasville, Jamestown, Wallburg, Archdale and Trinity

Alamance DistrictServing Burlington, Alamance Co., Haw River, Saxapahaw, Snow Camp, Mebane, Graham, and Elon

Cherokee District: Serving Reidsville, Eden, Ruffin, Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville, Wentworth, Roxboro, and Yanceyville

Guilford DistrictServing Brown Summit, Colfax, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Gibsonville, Julian, Pleasant Garden, and all of Eastern Guilford County and Greensboro

Uwharrie DistrictServing Lexington, Mocksville, Advance, Davie Co., Southmont, Denton, Welcome, Asheboro, Seagrove, Ramseur, Liberty, Randleman, and Franklinville


We wish our Scouting Family a Happy Thanksgiving!  We hope your Thanksgiving is filled with peace, love and great joy.  Thank you for making a difference in the lives of others!

The Council Office will be closed Wed., Nov. 22 – Fri. Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving.  The Scout Shop will be closed on Thursday.

 

November

December

January

Full Calendar & District Calendars 
(Includes all dist. events & meeting dates)


November 9, 2017

Growing and Learning Life Lessons as a Camp Staff Member

Read why summer camp is such a special place to ONSC summer camp staff member Lindsey Murphy and why she can’t imagine her life without it.

Visit our blog for more stories, experiences and examples of how Scouting has made a difference in the lives of many.  https://bsaonsc.wordpress.com/

 

BSA National is hosting a Cub Scout photo shoot in Greensboro to produce new handbooks for fall, 2018

As of this morning, the BSA national office has asked our Council to secure current 8-year-old Cub Scouts and girl siblings to participate in photoshoots (both indoor and outdoor settings) for the development of new Cub Scout handbooks being released in fall, 2018.

The photoshoot days are:

  • November 18-19
  • November 25-26
  • December 2-3

All photoshoots will occur in Greensboro. The exact time and locations are TBA. Participants would need their own transportation. BSA national will provide new uniforms to wear in the photoshoots (youth will not keep the uniforms).

Interested Cub Scout Packs should contact Photographer Randy Piland asap (limited space) at rpiland@elon.eduor phone 336-675-6753

Randy, a local Scouting volunteer from Old North State, will coordinate all photoshoot details with participants.

Note: Interested Cub Scout Packs would also need to provide one adult male leader and one adult female leader to participate.


Opportunity for free ticket for Scouts

The Greensboro SWARM has invited Scouts to present the colors at one of their upcoming games and they are giving the performers FREE tickets!  Parents purchase tickets for $11 (Bleacher Sidelines).

*Color Guard – Perform honorary color guard duties prior to the game and present the flag during the National Anthem

Game Date Availability:

Halftime:

  • Tuesday, November 14th
  • Friday, November 24th
  • Tuesday, November 28th
  • Friday, December 8th
  • Friday, December 15th
  • Friday December 22nd
  • Saturday, December 23rd
  • Tuesday, December 26th
  • Thursday, December 28th

If your Pack or Troop is interested in signing up and reserving a spot for your organization to perform during one of the upcoming games, please contact Brandon Rothfuss at 336.907.3607 or brothfuss@gsoswarm.com with the information below to get set up:

1) Game date selection
2) How many tickets are needed? (both participants & parents)
3) Put down a $25 deposit to reserve seats (block seating to seat together)
4) Pay off the remaining balance 2 weeks from the event date


Silver Beaver Award

The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is a council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America.  Recipients of this award are registered Scouters who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the Council.

If there is someone you would like to see nominated, please fill out the application below and return it to Ann Jones at the Council Service Center.  You can also email it to her at ann.jones@scouting.org

Applications are due January 5th, 2018.  The awards will be given out at the annual Council Banquet held this Spring.

Click here for a Silver Beaver Award Nomination Form


Popcorn

Make note of these important dates:

11/13           All Prize Orders must be submitted
11/17           Take Order Product Pickup
12/8             Unit popcorn payments are due to Council

Click here for delivery locations and other popcorn information


Veterans Day

The Old North State Council office is closed on Friday, November 10 in observance of Veterans Day.  We encourage our Scouts to participate in Veterans Day events in their communities!


Giving Tuesday Campaign

November 28th is the National Day of Giving, show your support by making a donation to Scouting. Give a new gift of $50 or more to the Giving Tuesday Campaign during the week of Nov. 26 – Dec. 2 and receive a $10 gift card to the Scout Shop just in time for holiday shopping!


November

December

January

Correction from last week’s Eblast: Mom and Me will be held May 4-6, 2018

Full Calendar & District Calendars 
(Includes all dist. events & meeting dates)


November 2, 2017

Popcorn

I present to you the final Kernel’s Blast Volume for the 2017 Sale.  It’s packed full of important information (such as product pickup locations, dates, and times) so be sure to read this one and hold onto it to reference back to.

Here is a recap of the important due dates coming up!

  • November 3 – Take Orders are due into the Popcorn System
    • All orders MUST be entered into the system by the end of day, November 3th.  Would prefer them early in the day and not midnight or later to allow time for any fixes or changes that may need to happen.
  • November 10 – Prize Orders submitted
    • You can submit  your National Supply Prize Mania orders via the Popcorn System by clicking on the “Order Prizes” button on the home page.  The Popcorn Wars Prize Selection form, College Scholarship Enrollment form, and Military Bonus Patch form are attached in the email for use.
  • Take Order Product Pickup – See Kernel’s Blast Article for your District’s date, time, and location
    • This is the date that your Unit will be able to visit the warehouse designated for your District to pick up your Unit’s Take Order product.  You will get your Packing Slip for your Take Order and your final Invoice here.
  • December 8 – Final Invoices Cleared
    • This is when the money is due to the Council.  This invoice will include:  Original Show N Sell, Additional Show N Sell, & Take Order.
    • You can check your current invoice at any time.  Under the reporting tab on the left side of the screen you can select Unit Invoice to see the current invoice for your Unit.  I would encourage you to go ahead and do so just to make sure everything looks correct so far.

We are almost finished with another year of Popcorn Sales!  I look forward to seeing where everyone is lining up to finish for the Popcorn sale and am excited to see the final results!

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you need help or have any questions!  I’m here to help you.

Yours In Scouting,

Matthew Lanouette | Field Director
matt.lanouette@scouting.org

See weekly Popcorn Newsletter attached…

Click here for Popcorn Forms (Newsletters, Unit Calculation Sheet, Prize Sheets, Military Bonus Patch, Trails End College Enrollment Scholarship) 

Stem Merit Badge College

Not only are Boy Scouts prepared for life in the outdoors, they are prepared to be leaders in STEM fields!  Join us December 2nd at A&T State University for The Old North State’s STEM Merit Badge College.  We will have many of the same classes offered as last year and look forward to an amazing event.

Online Registration Opened NOVEMBER 1!  Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-stem-merit-badge-college-tickets-38063012495

  Please email John McPhail at john.mcphail@scouting.org for any additional information.

Mom and Me

Mom and Me Camp will be here before you know it – April 29-30, 2018 at Woodfield Scout Preservation. This is one of our most popular Council camping events and it is aways a blast!   If you are interested in volunteering to help out with Mom and Me, contact Jason Powers at Jason.Powers@scouting.org  The first planning meeting will be held at Cherokee Scout Reservation on Saturday, November 11 from 2 – 4.

Calling Eagle Scouts:  If you have not registered yet, there’s still space available.  We hope you can join us onWednesday, November 8th at the Old North State Council Service Center for the 11th Annual Eagle Scout Alumni Reunion.

We will have check-in open and breakfast available at 7:00am and start our program at 7:30am. Following a time for fellowship and brief opening comments and Council update, our guest speaker will be introduced around 8:00am. Our speaker this year is Eagle Scout Justin Neal.  Justin is from the Old North State Council and he is a current engineering student at NC A&T.  There is no fee to attend this event, Click here to RSVP   or email Kristina atKristina.edmondson@scouting.org

If you know an Eagle Scout, please forward this email to them.  This is always a favorite event and we look forward to it each year. It would be great to have some of our newer Eagle Scouts in attendance, I’m sure they would enjoy hearing our speaker and the opportunity to connect with other eagle scouts.  Thank you for helping promote the Annual Eagle Scout Reunion Breakfast!

Update from Old North State Scout Shop

Great things are happening here at the Scout Shop and you get the benefit!

Cub Scouts pant promotion has been extended until the end of November! 7 out of 10 Scouts are in uniform and this is a great time to make that happen! Save 25% on the pants or shorts when purchased at the same time as the shirt. Don’t wait! Lots of parades coming up and these are very durable pants!

Thorlo sock sale is back! Our Thorlos are the best socks ever and are on sale beginning November 6 – December 31. They are buy 2 or more and get 25% off. With this sale, you can purchase these great socks for everyone in the family! When you get 3, the 4th is free! Mix sizes! I love these socks and they are made right here in North Carolina!

Ethan Giving Tree has returned for the 3rd year. This is a great opportunity for service! The tree will be up with names on it beginning November 17. You have until then to get your names submitted to be on the tree. The application letter is attached. Then you have until December 20 to make your purchases for these Scouts, at which time, we will call the leaders and let them know to come and pick up the gifts.

As I said, Great things happening here at the Scout Shop! Stop by soon and let us help you!

Patricia Van Hoever | Store Manager
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Old North State Scout Shop #8472/Supply Group
1405 Westover TerraceGreensboro, NC 27408
P: 336-235-0977
F: 336-235-0980
Patt.VanHoever@scouting.org

2019 World Jamboree 

The Old North State Council will be joining the Old Hickory Council headquartered in Winston-Salem to put together one full troop of 36 Scouts to attend the 2019 World Scout Jamboree to be hosted at the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve in West Virginia, July 22- August 2, 2019. Interested Scouts and leaders (see requirements below) should email the Old North State Council World Jamboree staff advisor Ann Jones at ann.jones@scouting.org for consideration and carefully review the information in the attached letter.

For the most accurate information, additional resources, or specific questions, please refer to the USA Contingent website at  https://wsj2019.us  or email uscontingent2019@scouting.org

Eligibility requirements for Scouts:

Birthday between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005  – Youth participants (boys and girls) must be age 14-17.

Eligibility requirements for Leaders:

Birthday before July 22, 2001 (age 18 and older)  – Adult unit leaders (age 18 and older).

November

December


November 1, 2017

Please view this short video (below) to learn about the Old North State Council’s 2017-2021 Strategic Vision along with details on the BSA’s Journey to Excellence program.

Attached (via .pdf file) you will find more details on the 2017-2021 Old North State Council Strategic Objectives.

Also, you can find the Journey to Excellence (JTE) program website by visiting this link www.scouting.org/jte Scouting’s Journey to Excellence is the BSA’s planning, performance, and recognition program designed to encourage and reward the success of our units, districts and councils. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA. Note: The Journey to Excellence website is also the location to enter your unit’s Community Service Hours/Projects.

Thank you for your commitment to Scouting and the positive development of our young men and women!

Ed Martin
Scout Executive/CEO
ed.martin@scouting.org

October 2017 Newsletter

October 26, 2017

Popcorn

Attached is the latest and greatest edition of the Kernel’s Blast Vol. 5!  We are 1 week away from the popcorn order turn in and remember if you need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  Remember I do this close to 150 times a year and have a bunch of tricks up my sleeve, so don’t fret if you’re nervous about entering your order.  I’m also attaching the unit calculation sheet which will help in placing your order.  Just edit the yellow sections for scouts and total unit needs.  All orders MUST be entered into the system by November 3rd and it would be preferred to have them come in early and not midnight or later so that there is plenty of time to help everyone.

Don’t forget that you can return unopened full cases of your Show N Sell product by 5pm on Tuesday, October 31st.

Good luck on your final weekend of the sale and if you need help, don’t hesitate to call or email me, we’ll get you fixed up!

Yours In Scouting,

Matthew Lanouette | Field Director
matt.lanouette@scouting.org

See weekly Popcorn Newsletter attached…


Stem Merit Badge College


Not only are Boy Scouts prepared for life in the outdoors, they are prepared to be leaders in STEM fields!  Join us December 2nd at A&T State University for The Old North State’s STEM Merit Badge College.  We will have many of the same classes offered as last year and look forward to an amazing event.  Please use this link to peruse the current classes (subject to change).

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-stem-merit-badge-college-tickets-38063012495

The STEM Merit Badge College classes will go live for registration November the 1st at 8pm and we hope you can be a part.  Please email John McPhail at john.mcphail@scouting.orgfor any additional information.


Camp Cards available in January!

Units, be sure to attend your District’s Roundtable in January! Camp cards will be back in 2018 and available earlier than ever! We want to give our scouts the best opportunity to have a successful sale.  2018’s card will be loaded with awesome restaurants and businesses in your community! Stay tuned for more information.


New Sea Scout Ship

The Old North State Council is organizing a new Sea Scout Ship for young women between the ages of 14 and 21. A one hour informational meeting will be help at the ONSC office on November 9 at 7 pm. Interested youth and their parents are encouraged to attend. Learn about Sea Scouting at www.seascout.org. For additional information about the meeting, contact Skipper Mike Matzinger (mike@scoutdude.com).


After hearing from volunteers, BSA to allow current Eagle Scouts to receive Eagle Palms retroactively

All current Boy Scouts — even those who completed their Eagle Scout board of review before Aug. 1, 2017 — are now entitled to receive Eagle Palms for merit badges earned before their Eagle board of review.

Previously, only those Scouts with an Eagle board of review date on or after Aug. 1, 2017, were eligible for these Eagle Palms. Now all current Eagle Scouts can receive Palms for additional merit badges earned before their board.

This is a revision to the change announced on this blog on July 10, 2017. The move comes in response to passionate feedback from volunteers and was approved by the BSA’s National Executive Board.

Here’s what changed and why.  Click here to learn more…


Astronaut and former NFL wide receiver Leland Melvin to speak

Scouts invited: Saturday, November 18 at 4PM

The Greensboro Public Library welcomes astronaut and former NFL wide receiver Leland Melvin at 4 pm Saturday, November 18 at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd. Leland is the only person drafted into the National Football League to have flown in space. This visit is part of One City, One Book, sponsored by the Greensboro Public Library and community partners, which encourages the entire community to read one book. This year’s selection is Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. 

Before becoming an astronaut Leland was drafted by the Detroit Lions, but a hamstring injury thwarted his NFL career. Hear his fascinating story of perseverance and how he ultimately traveled off-planet twice on Space Shuttle Atlantis to help build the International Space Station.  He uses his life story as an athlete, astronaut, scientist, engineer, photographer, and musician to help inspire the next generation of explorers to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) careers. 

If you need more information, Beth Sheffield is the contact person (beth.sheffield@greensboro-nc.gov 336-373-3617)
http://www.bsaonsc.org/docume…/2017AstronautLelandMelvin.pdf

 


 

October

November

December

Full Calendar & District Calendars 
(Includes all dist. events & meeting dates)


October 19, 2017

Popcorn

Attached is the latest and greatest Kernel’s Blast for this week!  We are just over half way through the sale, so make sure you’re motivating your Scouts to keep after it.  Two more weekends left of strong sales plans!  We are now in the time where on-going rewards are key!  If you need more for your Show & Sell and Show & Deliver for this weekend, we still have extra product at the office to check out. Please remember that Tuesday, October 31 is when all Show N Sell returns are due.

We have already surpassed our Online Sales from 2016 which was a break out year for us. Currently we are at $23,890!  Our total last year for online sales was  $23,845.  Way to go everyone!  Remember that your Unit gets 50% commission in online sales so be sure to keep on utilizing that sales method!  Every sale here gets the Council closer to its goal of $801,600!  Don’t forget that if we at least hit that number then I will get my hair shaved!  We’ll record it and go live on Facebook!

Lastly, just a few reminders, all popcorn orders must be placed into the online system by Friday, November 3rd, please don’t wait until the wee hours to get it submitted.  Don’t forget about the Star Wars lightsaber prize for selling $650 and special showing of Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi for selling at least $900.  The Top 50 selling Scouts in the council (minimum of $1,500 sold) will be invited to the Top 50 Sellers Big Spin to Win Day!  For each $1,500 sold, the Scout will get 1 spin on the prize wheel to win from a variety of different prizes!  We will have pizza, soda, and dessert available that day!  Don’t stop selling so that you can have a chance to be one of the top 50 sellers in the Council!

Keep it up and let’s finish strong!

Yours In Scouting,

Matthew Lanouette | Field Director
matt.lanouette@scouting.org

See weekly Popcorn Newsletter attached…


ONSC Camping Facilities

The Old North State Council has five camping facilities available for Units (Packs, Troops, Crews and Posts) to utilize.  Currently a portion of Woodfield Scout Preservation (Woodfield East) is designated for Cub Scout camping only and a portion (Woodfield West) is designated for Boy Scout Camping.

The Old North State Council Facilities Committee is seeking feedback from Volunteers across the Council regarding a proposed change to open all of our Council Camps for use by all Scouting Units.  We value your input and would appreciate you taking the time to complete this short, online survey.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeEGWhXEpDBXzVGw7DB6OS0g1OPeiO3lzR8U69W1DIELbOWPg/viewform?usp=sf_link

To learn more about the camping facilities at Old North State Council, please click here:  www.bsaonsc.org/Facilities.htm


The Ethan Giving Tree

Hello Leader,

The Old North State Scout Shop is providing an opportunity for the Scouting community to help local Scout members who may be in need of uniforms and uniform items.  This help will be done through The Ethan Giving Tree program starting November 17 through December 20, 2017. The Ethan Giving Tree program works on a donation basis. An Ethan tree (similar to an Angel tree) will be set up at the Scout Shop with Ethan cards on it. Each card will have the first name of the Scout along with the uniform items that they need. There will also be a space for other items they may want such as books, crafts, camping items, etc. Customers and Scout supporters can purchase the item(s) in their local Scout Shop and give them to the store staff to collect for each child.

We will keep the name of the individual(s) confidential. Only the store staff will have access to the Scout’s name and your contact information. A code will be issued that will match a card in the safe that will have your contact information, so as the donations are collected store staff will contact you so arrangements for pickup can be made.

We need your assistance to make this project a success. Please submit information to the store by November 16, 2017for every scout who would benefit from donations from the Scouting community to complete their full uniform. (form attached)

If you have any concerns or questions please contact the store staff by email: patt.vanhoever@scouting.org

Thank you in advance for your assistance. With leaders like you, this program will greatly benefit our Scouting community.

 

 

 

 

Camping SALE continues this Saturday!  Get 20% off Camping Gear when you spend $100 or more!


ONSC Blog

Read about this dad and his two son’s Scouting experience in the Old North State Council. Visit our blog for more stories, experiences and examples of how Scouting has made a difference in the lives of many.
https://bsaonsc.wordpress.com/


Online Shopping

You Shop, Amazon Gives Remember to choose Old North State Council, Boy Scouts of America when shopping at Amazon!  Go to: smile.amazon.com/


What is a Pow Wow?
It’s an action-packed workshop for all adults who are interested in experiencing a hands-on approach to crafts, skits, songs, program advancement ideas, special event planning, flag ceremonies, blue & gold banquets and more. There will be a midway with lots of ideas and demonstrations.  By investing your time and attending this celebration of Cub Scouting you will gain a better knowledge of how the Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos programs can help your scouts grow. All through face to face, hands on experiences presented by instructors from across the region who will help you enhance your ability to develop and support a fun-filled program.

It’s a circus theme for the Pow Wow, so come dressed in your uniform or come dressed as your favorite circus character or animal for chance to win prize!

Cost: $15.00 per person, Includes printed materials, patch, box lunch
Deadline to register October 25, 2017. Click here to register online today!
For questions contact: Ann Jones at 336-378-9166 or ann.jones@scouting.org


 

October

November

December

Full Calendar & District Calendars 
(Includes all dist. events & meeting dates)


October 12, 2017

Popcorn 

In this week’s Kernel’s Blast (copy attached) you’ll see some of the most Frequently Asked Questions that I’ve received to date.  Please remember that you can always contact me or your District Executive with any and all questions!

Remember on the military patches.  For every $100 in military sales, the scout earns a patch.  For every 4 scouts that qualify (every 4 Scouts that sell at least $100 in military donations), 1 unit leader will receive one.  The top-selling unit will receive a special gold bordered patch.

Yours In Scouting,

Matthew Lanouette | Field Director

See weekly Popcorn Newsletter attached…  Find ONSC Popcorn Resources here:  http://www.bsaonsc.org/popcorn.html

Units, Please update your BeAScout Pin!

Packs that are using the online registration process to register their new scouts are pretty excited about it!  If your unit has not activated their “BeAScout” pin for online registration, you are missing out! Follow these easy steps:

  1. Go to my.scouting.org and log in.
  2. Select Menu, Select My Dashboard
  3. Select My Profile and update your contact info.
  4. Select Menu again, Select Legacy Web Tools, Select BeAScout
  5. Select Unit Pin Management, use the drop-down menu to select your unit
  6. Change your Unit Pin Mode from Council to Unit, change your pin status to active, and then set your apply status to active.  Update your meeting info. and additional info. as needed.
  7. SAVE ALL CHANGES

If you would like your new parent to receive an automated welcome email message to go along with the Chief Scout Executive’s message, you may do so by setting your unit’s configurations:

Click on Menu,  Select Unit Number and select Organization Manager and select opt-in and type your message, click commit to save.

Next, you need the url or QR code to send your parents to register online. This can be accessed by clicking on Menu, select your unit, select Invitation Manager from the drop-down list, click on URL on the top right-hand side of the screen.  Copy the url to paste on your unit’s website or in an email or take a photo of the QR code or print it on a flyer for parents to scan.

The Invitation Manager is also used to review and approve submitted online applications.

Click here for more Unit Resources for the online registration system to register new scouts


October 5, 2017

Race into Scouting Recruiter Award

We saw tremendous growth in new Scouts during the month of September. As we begin to slowly close up and finish the School Sign Up Nights, we can’t take the foot of the gas! We are so close, as a Council, to increase the amount of youth and families we serve over year-end of 2016.  Each new Scout that joins, is a life we have the opportunity to positively affect.  There is still more youth in your local community that needs to be given this opportunity.

One of the best ways to recruit youth into your Unit is through peer-to-peer recruitment.  The boys telling their friends about all of the awesome and fun things they get to do in Scouting.  We are rolling out the 2017 Race Into Scouting Recruiter Award.  If a current Scout gets one of their friends to join their Pack, then they will qualify to receive the Council Recruit A Friend patch that can be worn on the left shoulder of the field uniform shirt.

Please read the attached flier and form to learn more about the specific details.

 


2017 Popcorn Incentives

See weekly Popcorn Newsletter attached…


Wilderness First Aid

The fall wilderness first aid course will be held November 10-12, 2017 at Woodfield Scout Preservation.  The final deadline is Thursday, October 12.  No registrations will be accepted after the deadline.

For those needing the first aid and CPR/AED pre-requisites, the last opportunities before the WFA course are Saturday, October 14 and Saturday, October 28.  Register for these courses early, to ensure a spot in the course.  The last several courses before WFA tend to fill quickly.  You do not need to take the course before registering for WFA.  Just note on your WFA registration that you are scheduled to take the course and the date.

For questions, contact Nita Grubbs at nita.grubbs@scouting.org.


Golf Tournament

What does playing 100 holes looks like?

  • Shotgun start at 8:30am at Oak Hollow Golf Course. 3400 N Centennial St, High Point, NC
  • Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments provided.
  • Golfers hit multiple golf balls. Each ball counts as one hole played. For example:
  • On each Par 3, golfers will play 4 balls
  • On each Par 4, golfers will play 3 balls
  • On each Par 5, golfers will play 2 balls
  • Full-time commitment on event day is approximately six hours.
  • No looking for lost balls and no out of bounds. Simply drop another ball and keep playing.
  • On the green, “gimmies” are encouraged! Anything within Pin-length is “good!
  • Each golfer can take his/her own cart.
  • Playing in teams of 2 rather than 4 to speed up the event.

What else do I need to know?

  • You must sponsor yourself for at least $1 per hole or $100.
  • You also commit to gather per hole or one-time total pledges from friends, family members and colleagues. Each marathon participant’s fundraising goal is $1,000 total.
  • All donations to BSA are tax deductible and donor recognition letters will be sent.
  • Each player will receive a form to track donor pledges. BSA will handle collections.
  • We have faith that friends/families of Scouting will want to participate in this event!

Contact Jonathan Clapp at 336-420-0208 or email at jonathan.clapp@scouting.org with your interest in participating.

Set a goal of receiving $1000 or more in pledges and/or donations from those you know.


2017 Family Camping Event –Oct. 7

Join Us for Family Camping 101 on October 7!  First-Time Family Campers: This is YOUR Day!

Have we got a day planned for you! Your local Scout Shop’s the place to be on Saturday, October 7 for your fall FAMILY CAMPING EVENT.   From product reviews to helpful “how-to’s”, you’ll be ready to go. And be sure to pick up your Packing Checklist in-store.

Plus, get 20% OFF Camping gear* when you spend $100** or more!

*Contact Scout Shop for all the details.


Check out the ONSC Blog

Making Memories and Growing Together Through Scouting

Be sure to read this inspiring scouting story from Boy Scout mom in the Old North State Council, Tammy Boggs.
Visit our blog for more stories, experiences and examples of how Scouting has made a difference in the lives of many.

 


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September 2017 Newsletter

September 28, 2017

2017 Popcorn Incentives

Popcorn is going great so far this year!  Scouts are selling an amazing amount of popcorn, so keep it up, it’s only going to help fund your ideal year of Scouting.  The pickup for your final take order will be on Friday November 17 in your district.  Again, for 2017 you will be able to place your final Take Order in individual pieces!  Stay tuned to the Kernel’s Blast and contact your District Executive and District Popcorn Kernel for more information.  If you need help with your order, please contact Matt Lanouette at matt.lanouette@scouting.org.

We heard your concerns about the missing “Fill It Up Drawings” last year, and guess what…we listened!  For the 2017 Popcorn Sale we are bringing it back! Whenever a Scout completely fills a Take Order form they can send it in to the office by 3pm each Friday.  They will be entered into a weekly drawing of a $25 Visa gift card.  All Scouts that sent in a completed sheet during the duration of the sale will be entered into a Grand Prize Final Drawing of an Xbox One gaming system.

Don’t Miss Out On the invite to a special screening of Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi!!!  For the popcorn sale, Scouts who reach $900 in sales will receive a special invite for themselves and 1 guest to see the movie on opening weekend!

If a Scout sells $650 then they will receive a Start Wars Lightsaber!

Be one of the top 50 selling scouts and they will be invited to the Top 50 Sellers Big Spin To Win Day!  There will be pizza, drinks, ice cream, and a wheel to spin to win from a variety of different prizes.  Each $1,500 sold gets the Scout a spin so the more popcorn sold the more spins the Scout gets!

Every Scout who gets $100 in military donations will qualify to earn the Council Military Popcorn Council Shoulder Patch.  For every four Scouts that qualify, one leader will earn a patch.  The top selling Military unit in the Council will receive a special edition gold bordered version of this patch (youth and adults).  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to help our fighting men and women in uniform with popcorn!

Remember!  The combined sales for ONSC last year was $726,425.  The goal this year is $801,600.  If we can get to that number then I will get my head shaved!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need any help with your sale.  I want to see you all succeed!  ~Matt Lanouette


New Position for District Service:  District Adopt-a-School Champion

 

Each district has been asked to secure an individual to work with the Membership Committee to be the go to person about Adopt-a-School.  Ideally this person is already familiar with schools, PTAs/PTOs, is enthusiastic and loves to help our youth learn to be civic minded.  We have developed a job description which in part describes the ideal candidate as having some of these skills: creative, friendly, outgoing, professional, excellent communicator, organized, go-getter, motivated and motivating.  There are lots of scout parents out there that fit this description.  This is very rewarding work and you will help build scouting in our council by accepting this challenge.  For the full job description check out this link: http://www.bsaonsc.org/Documents/JDDistAASChampion.pdf

For those that are interested in helping out with this exciting and rewarding program, contact Charles Greer at wbs77012@gmail.com

The National Adopt-a-School website can be found here:  http://www.scouting.org/adoptaschool.aspx

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September 25, 2017

Ed Martin, Scout Executive/CEO and John Wilson, Council VP of Membership lead this short video session on growing membership in your unit. This is the second installment in our Council’s strategic communication plan.

Here are some best practices to stimulate growth (youth and new volunteers!) at your unit program:

  • Peer to Peer recruitment: Have your Scouts pass out “Buddy cards” and invite friends to a special Scouting event!
  • Social Media blitz: Tell your local Scouting story (with pics) on Facebook and share it with everyone you know!
  • BSA’s new volunteer position: New Member Coordinator   scouting.org/nmc
  • www.BeAScout.org  Activate your unit pin and communicate with families searching for Scouting in your zip code
  • Participation in community events Coordinated by District Executives (Council staff) and volunteer Memb. teams
    • Units invited to attend established community events where families gather
    • Units host engaging activities, showcasing Scouting in action!
    • Complete BSA registrations or collect complete contact information from prospective Scouting families
    • Concept is a proactive version of www.BeAScout.org Lead families to register on the spot!
  • Adopt-a-School Program at http://www.scouting.org/adoptaschool.aspx
    • Exciting BSA best practice for relationship building and recruitment through service projects at a school
    • Council Adopt-A-School Champion is Charles Greer wbs77012@gmail.com.
  • School Night for Scouting Coordinated by District Executives (Council staff) and supported by volunteers
    • District Executives visit schools and invite youth and families to sign-up nights
    • Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops invited to sign-up nights
    • Exploring Posts and Venturing Crews work with Council staff to establish high school promotions
  • Kindergarten pilot program in Cub Scouts www.scoutingwire.org
    • 30+ Cub Scout Packs trained to offer this program www.bsaonsc.org to view list of Packs
    • Engage boys and parents right away. First impression counts!
    • Council Lion Cub Champion is volunteer Janet Mintz jekmintz@gmail.com
  • Mommy Blogs and Scouting testimonials  https://bsaonsc.wordpress.com/
  • Year-round new unit prospecting Coordinated by District Executives (Council staff) and supported by volunteers
    • Focus on Troops without feeder Cub Scout Packs & Venturing Crews without relationships with Troops
    • Underserved markets and non-legacy Scouting communities
    • Heavy prospecting in first half of the year and fill up with youth and families during busy fall events season

September 14, 2017

Registering New Scouts Online

Packs that are using the online registration process to register their new scouts are pretty excited about it!  If your unit has not activated their “BeAScout” pin for online registration, you are missing out! Follow these easy steps:

  1. Go to my.scouting.org and log in.
  2. Select Menu, Select My Dashboard
  3. Select My Profile and update your contact info.
  4. Select Menu again, Select Legacy Web Tools, Select BeAScout
  5. Select Unit Pin Management, use the drop down menu to select your unit
  6. Change your Unit Pin Mode from Council to Unit, change your pin status to active, and then set your apply status to active.  Update your meeting info. and additional info. as needed.
  7. SAVE ALL CHANGES

If you would like your new parent to receive an automated welcome email message to go along with the Chief Scout Executivie’s message, you may do so by setting your unit’s configurations:

Click on Menu,  Select Unit Number and select Organization Manager and select opt in and type your message, click commit to save.

Next, you need the url or QR code to send your parents to register online. This can be accessed by clicking on Menu, select your unit, select Invitation Manager from the drop down list, click on URL on the top right hand side of the screen.  Copy the url to paste on your unit’s web site or in an email or take a photo of the QR code or print it on a flyer for parents to scan.

The Invitation Manager is also used to review and approve submitted online applications.

Click here for more Unit Resources for the online registration system to register new scouts

 


Show N Sell Popcorn Product Pickup Details

I would first like to thank all the Units that are participating in, not only the Show N Sell, but Popcorn Sales in general.  Because of your participation, ONSC will continue to be able to provide quality program and your Unit is one step closer to funding its “Ideal Year of Scouting”.

Starting at 8:30am on Friday, September 22 until 1pm, you will be able to swing by Two Men and a Truck and pick up your Show N Sell product you ordered!  The address for the location is:

Two Men and a Truck 2704 Patterson St., Greensboro, NC 27407

Just a quick reminder about the small trial pallet of Popping Corn we will have.  If you would like to trail a case or 2 (12 bags a case), then you can check them out when you pick up your Show N Sell order as well.  We will be selling these bags at $15.

Looking forward to seeing you on Friday, September 22!

Matthew Lanouette | Field Director


 

Scouting changes lives. One youth, one family, and one neighborhood at a time.

I remember the first time I walked into Orange City Elementary School cafeteria in Orange City, Florida to attend my first Cub Scout meeting as a second grader. My parents and I didn’t know anything about a Den or a Cub Scout Pack. We were simply looking for a place to have fun together. A place to build memories and grow our family.

Whether you are registered in a Pack, Boy Scout Troop, or Venturing Crew, I bet you remember the first time you walked into a Scouting meeting or event. It can be overwhelming, exhilarating or both. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) wants to ensure our newest members feel they made the right decision from the start.

Sustaining membership in Scouting at any level depends on new members joining and enjoying experiences that encourage them to stay. When a youth and his family feel welcomed by Scouting, and grow closer as a family unit through Scouting, then they will stay in Scouting. Simply put, the “Director of First Impressions” for the BSA is its neighborhood program, the unit.

To support our units in their annual membership plans, the BSA has designed and launched the volunteer position of New Member Coordinator.

Here’s how your unit can fill this important role:

The New Member Coordinator(s) is appointed by and reports to the Pack/Troop/Crew Committee Chair. Yes, units may have more than one New Member Coordinator. In fact, we encourage a small team (one to three members) to serve as your unit’s Welcome Committee and community recruiters!

New Member Coordinators should focus on:

1. Sharing the benefits of Scouting.

a. Develop and share your own Scouting story, showing the impact of Scouting on your family.

b. Share local examples confirming the fun and value of Scouting to youth, families, and the community.

c. Promote Scouting benefits through social media and other avenues of communication.

d. Showcase Scouting through engagement in local community events and service.

2. Coordinating unit recruitment.

a. Oversee unit recruitment efforts like joining events, group presentations, and peer-to-peer initiatives.

b. Appeal to potential youth members and their families through well-designed and widely distributed invitations shared through electronic media, handouts, and personal contacts.

c. Ensure the unit’s BeAScout pin at www.BeAScout.org is updated. Contact all that email you via this site.

d. Collaborate with community leaders, particularly in your sponsoring organization, to promote Scouting

3. Guide the joining and welcoming process for youth and their families.

a. Help youth and adults to greet newcomers warmly and to establish friendly, enjoyable relationships so that new members form a strong sense of belonging.

b. Develop a unit welcome packet, electronically and/or in print, to answer frequently asked questions and to provide resource and contact information.

c. Ensure youth and adult applications, transfers, payments are promptly submitted to the Council office.

d. Build excitement in the unit program and encourage youth and families to take pride in Scouting accomplishments.

e. Promote feedback and sharing of ideas through customer satisfaction surveys and other means.

The BSA has designed this webpage scouting.org/nmc  to provide comprehensive resources to support the New Member Coordinator position. The site offers short training videos, webinars, and multiple how-to guides.

We encourage you and your unit to visit this site and engage a New Member Coordinator team today!

Yours in Scouting,

Ed Martin, Scout Executive/CEO


Check out the ONSC Blog

Read about the impact Scouting has had on this Old North State Council Scouting family. Thank you Raleigh Family for sharing your experience.

Visit the ONSC Blog for more inspiring stories and articles of interest: https://bsaonsc.wordpress.com/  

 


The Scout Shop will be opening at 9:00 am until 4:00 pm on Oct. 7!  Plan to get fitted for a backpack, get pointers on packing that backpack, learn some knots, check out our tents and other camping gear.  We will have a dutch oven cooking demonstration using the awesome CampMaid products! Stay tuned for more fun activities!

Saturdays in Sep. 16, 23 and 30, the Scout Shop will have extended our hours until 5 pm.


 

 

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