August 2018 Newsletter

August 16, 2018

Welcome NEW Cub Scouts! 

This great video answers lots of questions new families have about Cub Scouting.  Check it out and share it with new scouting families!

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Youth Protection Training Day – Saturday, September 15

YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING:   All volunteers who took Youth Protection Training before February 1, 2018, when the new course was released, will be required to take the new course before October 1, 2018.  The new training course can be accessed through the online learning center at My.Scouting.org.

For your convenience, the Old North State Council has planned a classroom style Youth Protection Training session that will be conducted at 5 different locations throughout the Council on Saturday, September 15, see details below.

Courses are open to all adults (registered volunteers, parents, child advocates) free of charge.
When and where:

United Way Office  9:00am—11:00am
815 Phillips Avenue  High Point, NC  27262

Shiloh Presbyterian Church, Troop 19 Scout Hut   1:00pm—3:00pm
2638 Grand Oaks Boulevard Burlington, NC  27215

Cherokee Scout Reservation, Dining Hall  9:30am—12 noon
3296 Boy Scout Camp Road  Yanceyville, NC  27379

Old North State Council  10:30am -12:30pm
1405 Westover Terrace  Greensboro, NC  27408

Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Activity Center  9:00am—11:00am
321 Redland Road  Advance, NC  27006

Takeaways:

  • Answers to your Youth Protection questions
  • Information on new policies and procedures
  • Multiple handouts of information, including NC law regarding child abuse and the updated BSA Barriers to Abuse

There is no registration fee for this event, but please register to help us prepare.  


Registration NOW Open!
BALOO  (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation)

Friday, September 14 – Saturday, September 15

Training will be held at Cherokee Scout Reservation 3296 Boy Scout Camp Road, Yanceyville, NC

A BALOO trained leader is required for every Pack camping event.  This training is a one-and-a-half-day course beginning at 6:30 PM on Friday and concluding at 6:00 PM Saturday.  It is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program combining both indoor classroom work with some hands-on outdoor program ideas. All are designed to ensure our leaders are trained in influencing growth in positive ways to achieve the aims and purposes of the Boy Scouts of America.

Cost is $30 and includes Friday night cracker barrel, Saturday breakfast and lunch, handouts, camping, snacks, training cards, and program materials.   Register today!   


Cope and Tower Training at Cherokee Scout Reservation

September 14-16 – COPE & Tower Training: 6:30 on Friday – noon on Sunday
$50 Participants,  $35 Staff

For more information, contact John McPhail at John.mcphail@scouting.org   Register today!


Woodfield Range Officer Training-Saturday, September 8

What is Range Officer Training?     Old North State Council guidelines require specific procedures and advanced qualification for Range Officers to conduct shooting sports at the Woodfield Ranges during District Family Encampments and Shooting Sports Weekend events.  Individuals completing this course will receive BB/Archery/WRO certification (valid for 2 years) and be expected to act as Range Safety Officer for at least two Woodfield events in the next 12 months.

The emphasis for this program will be training in specific Woodfield procedures (safety, opening/closing ranges, equipment), training in how to run Woodfield ranges safely and efficiently for various size groups, training in how to teach basic BB Gun and Archery skills to Cub Scouts, and training in various shooting and scoring procedures related to cub scout shooting awards.    (Note: The BB/Archery certification is valid for all BSA cub scout shooting sports activities including Day Camps for any BSA councils – the WRO certification portion is specific to our council and is valid only within ONSC).

All district Family Camping events and every Shooting Sports Weekend event requires a certified Woodfield Range Officer for each range used. The Woodfield Range Officer Committee is responsible for providing certified WRO’s for each event (WRO’s are BSA registered adults who have completed this course and are willing to volunteer to serve as Range Officers and Instructors for scheduled events).   Click here to register

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Akela District Roundtable. The Roundtable is held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7 PM to 8 PM at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church located at 1225 Chestnut Drive, High Point, NC 27262. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Akela District.
Join their facebook group:  Akela District Roundtable

Akela Calendar (Select Akela in the drop-down menu at the top left of the page)


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

Alamance Roundtable is held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7 – 8:30 PM at Shiloh Presbyterian Church, located at 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd., Burlington

Alamance Calendar (Select Alamance in the drop-down menu at the top left of the page)

  • Elon Volleyball Scout Night at Elon University!  Free Event for Alamance District August 31 at 7 PM
  • Elon Phoenix Scout Day – September 8
  • Boy Scout CAMPOREE  (Weekend at the Cherokee Corral) hosted at Cherokee Scout Reservation September 28-30. Registration is $20 per Scout.  This includes event patch, competitive shooting sports and all program supplies.  The first 80 Scouts registered will receive an event COWBOY HAT.    REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
  • Alamance District Merit Badge College October 13
  • SAVE THE DATE:  Cub Scout Fall Family Encampment – CAPE-OREE (super hero’s): October 26-28

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Cherokee District Roundtable.  The Roundtable is held the 1st Thursday of each month at 7 PM at Cherokee Scout Reservation located at 3269 Boy Scout Camp Road, Yanceyville, NC 27379. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Cherokee District.

Cherokee Calendar (Select Cherokee in the drop-down menu at the top left of the page)

  • Popcorn Kick-off from 10 – 12:30 at Cherokee Scout Reservation: August 28
  • Cub Scout Family Camp: October 19-21
  • Boy Scout Camporee: October 26-28

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Guilford District Roundtable.  The Roundtable is held the 2nd Thursday of each month at Old North State Council Service Center located at 1405 Westover Terrace Greensboro 27408. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Guilford District.   

Guilford Calendar (Select Guilford in the drop-down menu at the top left of the page)  Join their facebook group: Guilford District – BSA

  • Popcorn Kickoff – August 18 10 AM – 2 PM at the Scout Office.  Come hear about the prize incentives and help your Scouts earn their way.
  • Fall Family Encampment is September 21-23 at Woodfield and the Theme is Cub-A-Con.  Please dress up as your favorite character from movies, books, cartoons, etc. and decorate the “gateway” of your campsite for prizes and awards!  Come out and experience the new “Spiderman rock wall”.  Email Jonathon Sprague at jon.s.scouts@gmail.com for information and to volunteer. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
  • Camporee is November 2-4 and it will be an amazing combination of high adventure stations (rifle, shotgun, black powder, archery, climbing wall and low ropes course) as well as pioneering stations sure to delight and amaze all who attend.  Email Lyndal Butler at lbutler@smeinc.com for information and to volunteer.

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Uwharrie District Roundtable. The Roundtable is held the 1st Thursday of each month at various locations throughout the District. This is a great time to exchange ideas, learn about what is going on in the Uwharrie Dist., attend training and more.  For roundtable location, contact Andrew Oliver at Andrew.oliver@scouting.org.

Uwharrie Calendar (Select Uwharrie in the drop-down menu at the top left of the page)       Join their facebook group: Uwharrie District Roundtable

  • Cub Scout Family Campout: October 19-21

Old North State Scout Shop
Monday – Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-4

Take notice of Extended Scout Shop Hours! They have extended their Saturday hours to 9:00 am – 4:00 pm August 18 – October 27.

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Popcorn Sale 2018-2019

Let’s get excited about popcorn for this fall!  This year’s Popcorn Kickoff Seminar will be on August 18 at 10:00am in the Council Office.  The theme for this year’s popcorn sale is Transform Your Scouting Year Through Popcorn!  We will have food available for everyone, including popcorn samples.  There will be lots of prizes to give away and great information about this Fall’s sale and some good surprises! You don’t want to miss all the new updates to the sale, new prize programs, and tools available from Trails-End.  If you’re unable to attend, please make sure someone from your unit is available to come.

Visit the popcorn page to keep up with all the updates!

2018 Popcorn Sale Dates:

8/1         Online Sales Start
8/18       Council Popcorn Kickoff (Council Office)
9/7         All Show & Sell Orders Submitted into Popcorn System  (full cases)
9/21       Show & Sell Product Pick-Up (pickup location in Greensboro)
9/22       Sale Official Start Date
10/30     Show & Sell Product Return/Settlement (full unopened cases)
11/2       Take Orders due
11/9       All Prize Orders submitted
11/16     Take Order Product Pickup (location in your District)
12/7       Final Invoices Cleared


OA Ordeal Weekends

September 7-9, 2018 at Woodfield Scout Preservation

October 5-7, 2018 at Cherokee Scout Reservation

May 3-5, 2019 at Cherokee Scout Reservation

Visit the OA Website at http://lodge70.org/ to register!  


2019 World Scout Jamboree 

The World Jamboree will be held at Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve in West Virginia, July 22- August 2, 2019. Click here for details…

Visit the World Jamboree Website…


Calendar of Events

August 

September

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



August 9, 2018

Cub Scout Fun Day Saturday, August 11! 

Cub Scout Fun Day Saturday, August 11 at Woodfield Scout Preservation, Asheboro

We hope all Cub Scouts, family, and friends will be joining us this Saturday for a fun-filled day of swimming, climbing, archery and bb shooting, plus complete the Bobcat Challenge!  The fee to attend is only $5 per person.  There will be a Trading Post open for snacks but you may also bring a cooler and food.    For questions contact Jason Powers at 336-880-8785 or jason.powers@scouting.org.


Promoting the Wonderful Family Programs of Scouting!

Our multi-media marketing continues. Just in time for elementary school sign-up nights and community recruitment events, we now have two BSA “Scout Me In!” billboards (featuring excited youth)!  One is located at 430 Eugene Street as you travel toward downtown Greensboro and the second is located in midtown Greensboro on Battleground Avenue.  The billboards will remain posted through October 31. If you are traveling around Greensboro, be sure to check it out.    Thank you to Tom Poe of Fairway Advertising and to Rhino Outdoor for donating the billboard space to promote Scouting!


Updating Unit BeAScout Pins Via My.Scouting

Attention Units, as we are fast approaching Cub Scout recruitment time, the BeAScout website is being heavily promoted.  It is crucial that you update your unit’s pin in my.scouting so all of those potential Cub Scout families can find you.  Please let us know if you need assistance with this.   A quick video tutorial has been created and is now available on the BSA National Communications YouTube channel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to the many volunteers that work to promote family Scouting.  We are excited about the new youth and volunteer leaders we will serve this fall!


Popcorn Sale 2018-2019

Let’s get excited about popcorn for this fall!  This year’s Popcorn Kickoff Seminar will be on August 18 at 10:00am in the Council Office.  The theme for this year’s popcorn sale is Transform Your Scouting Year Through Popcorn!  Please RSVP back to Matt by August 15 via email at matt.lanouette@scouting.org or register online here… We will have food available for everyone, including popcorn samples.  There will be lots of prizes to give away and great information about this Fall’s sale and some good surprises! You don’t want to miss all the new updates to the sale, new prize programs, and tools available from Trails-End.  If you’re unable to attend, please make sure someone from your unit is available to come.

Visit the popcorn page to keep up with all the updates!

2018 Popcorn Sale Dates:

8/1         Online Sales Start
8/18       Council Popcorn Kickoff (Council Office)
9/7         All Show & Sell Orders Submitted into Popcorn System  (full cases)
9/21       Show & Sell Product Pick-Up (pickup location in Greensboro)
9/22       Sale Official Start Date
10/30     Show & Sell Product Return/Settlement (full unopened cases)
11/2       Take Orders due
11/9       All Prize Orders submitted
11/16     Take Order Product Pickup (location in your District)
12/7       Final Invoices Cleared


Important Youth Protection Update

YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING:   All volunteers who took Youth Protection Training before February 1, 2018, when the new course was released, will be required to take the new course before October 1, 2018.  The new training course can be accessed through the online learning center at My.Scouting.org and classroom style Youth Protection Training sessions will be conducted at different locations throughout the Council on September 14, more details coming soon.


 

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Akela District Roundtable. The Roundtable is held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7 PM to 8 PM at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church located at 1225 Chestnut Drive, High Point, NC 27262. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Akela District.
Join their facebook group:  Akela District Roundtable

The August 9 Roundtable will feature recruitment training

Akela Calendar (Select Akela in the drop-down menu at the top left of the page)


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

Alamance Roundtable is held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7 – 8:30 PM at Shiloh Presbyterian Church, located at 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd., Burlington

Alamance Calendar (Select Alamance in the drop-down menu at the top left of the page)

  • Roll-A-Bout Skating Fun – August 15
  • Elon Volleyball Scout Night at Elon University!  Free Event for Alamance District August 31 at 7 PM
  • Elon Phoenix Scout Day – September 8
  • Boy Scout CAMPOREE  (Weekend at the Cherokee Corral) hosted at Cherokee Scout Reservation September 28-30. Registration is $20 per Scout.  This includes event patch, competitive shooting sports and all program supplies.  The first 80 Scouts registered will receive an event COWBOY HAT.  ATTENTION: Any Scout that served 52 hours or more in 2017 and received the “Celebration of Service” patch is eligible to attend CAMPOREE at no cost.  The Scout Master of all 2017 recipients that are eligible for free camp will be emailed in August.  REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
  • Alamance District Merit Badge College October 13
  • SAVE THE DATE:  Cub Scout Fall Family Encampment – CAPE-OREE (super hero’s): October 26-28

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Cherokee District Roundtable.  The Roundtable is held the 1st Thursday of each month at 7 PM at Cherokee Scout Reservation located at 3269 Boy Scout Camp Road, Yanceyville, NC 27379. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Cherokee District.

Cherokee Calendar (Select Cherokee in the drop-down menu at the top left of the page)

  • School Night For Scouting Meeting: August 16 (Replaces August Roundtable)
  • Popcorn Kick-off from 10 – 12:30 at Cherokee Scout Reservation: August 28
  • Cub Scout Family Camp: October 19-21
  • Boy Scout Camporee: October 26-28

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Guilford District Roundtable.  The Roundtable is held the 2nd Thursday of each month at Old North State Council Service Center located at 1405 Westover Terrace Greensboro 27408. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Guilford District.   Program Preview will be held at the August Roundtable.

Guilford Calendar (Select Guilford in the drop-down menu at the top left of the page)  Join their facebook group: Guilford District – BSA

  • Program Preview is Thursday, August 9th at the Old North State Council office at 7 pm
    We have an amazing array of informational vendors to assist your unit:  Unit finance and budgeting best practices, Easy steps to a unit calendar, Eagle Scout process guide, Disabilities Awareness training, Merit Badge College planning and more.  This is our Roundtable that is now the 2nd Thursday of the month (September 13th is our next Roundtable).
  • Popcorn Kickoff – August 18 10 AM – 2 PM at the Scout Office.  Come hear about the prize incentives and help your Scouts earn their way.
  • Fall Family Encampment is September 21-23 at Woodfield and the Theme is Cub-A-Con.  Please dress up as your favorite character from movies, books, cartoons, etc. and decorate the “gateway” of your campsite for prizes and awards!  Come out and experience the new “Spiderman rock wall”.  Email Jonathon Sprague at jon.s.scouts@gmail.com for information and to volunteer. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
  • Camporee is November 2-4 and it will be an amazing combination of high adventure stations (rifle, shotgun, black powder, archery, climbing wall and low ropes course) as well as pioneering stations sure to delight and amaze all who attend.  Email Lyndal Butler at lbutler@smeinc.com for information and to volunteer.

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Uwharrie District Roundtable. The Roundtable is held the 1st Thursday of each month at various locations throughout the District. This is a great time to exchange ideas, learn about what is going on in the Uwharrie Dist., attend training and more.  For roundtable location, contact Andrew Oliver at Andrew.oliver@scouting.org.

Uwharrie Calendar (Select Uwharrie in the drop-down menu at the top left of the page)       Join their facebook group: Uwharrie District Roundtable

  • Fall recruitment and program preview Meeting: August 9 at Woodfield Scout Preservation (Replaces Roundtable)
  • Cub Scout Family Campout: October 19-21

Old North State Scout Shop
Monday – Friday 9-6, Saturday 10-4

1405 Westover Terrace, Greensboro, NC  27408
P 336.235.0977
General email box: oldnorthstatescoutshop@scouting.org
Like us on Facebook Old North State Scout Shop
Follow us on Instagram @ ons_scout_shop


Just added to the calendar!

COPE Course and Climbing Tower:

August 11th – Open Tower: 9:00am-1:00pm
Free Event, Contact Anderson Burgess at awburgess1@gmail.com or 336.588.1223 for additional details

September 14-16 – COPE & Tower Training: 6:30 Fri. – noon Sun.
$50 Participants,  $35 Staff  Register today!

October 12-14 – COPE Weekend – details coming soon!


OA Ordeal Weekends

September 7-9, 2018 at Woodfield Scout Preservation

October 5-7, 2018 at Cherokee Scout Reservation

May 3-5, 2019 at Cherokee Scout Reservation

Visit the OA Website at http://lodge70.org/ to register!  


2019 World Scout Jamboree 

The World Jamboree will be held at Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve in West Virginia, July 22- August 2, 2019. Click here for details…

Visit the World Jamboree Website…


Calendar of Events

August 

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

 



August 3, 2018

Family Scouting Welcome Day:  Saturday, August 4

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This great video answers lots of questions new families have about Cub Scouting.  Check it out and share it with new scouting families!

Family Scouting Welcome Day on Saturday, August 4!

Special Note: This event does not replace nor alter upcoming School Night for Scouting recruitment events nor community recruitment events that we encourage all Cub Scout Packs to participate in.

August 1, 2018, the Old North State Council launched the Family Scouting program serving boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade. We are excited to serve an ever-increasing number of youth and families this summer/fall and share the wonderful experiences that come from Cub Scouting!

If your Pack will be serving both boys and girls this summer/fall, please make plans to attend “Family Scouting Welcome Day” on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 8:00am (set-up) to 12:00pm. There will be four sites (listed below) for your Pack to choose from. We invite you to attend this special event with at least two adult leaders (and current Scouts, too, if possible), set-up an information table and fun activity, and potentially enroll new Scouting families into your program!  Let us know if you are planning to attend.

The four locations for the “Family Scouting Welcome Day” are:

  1. Old North State Council office, 1405 Westover Terrace, Greensboro. Contact person: Ed Martin. Email ed.martin@scouting.org.
  2. Woodfield Scout Preservation, 491 Woodfield Scout Trail, Asheboro. Contact person: Andrew Oliver. Email Andrew.Oliver@scouting.org.
  3. Cherokee Scout Reservation, 3269 Boy Scout Camp Road, Yanceyville. Contact person: Sam Putnam. Email sam.putnam@scouting.org.
  4. Bellemont United Methodist Church, 4039 Markwood Road, Burlington. Contact person: Jim Allegretto. Email jim.allegretto@scouting.org.

All four sites hosting “Family Scouting Welcome Day” will operate under this format. Note: camp locations will be conducive to outdoor activities versus the Council office location setting indoors:

  • Arrive at 8:00am to set up your table and fun activity (please bring supplies for new Scouting families)
  • Pack representatives should bring copies of your Scouting calendar, contact information for current Pack leadership, and other key information you wish to share (i.e. upcoming special events)
  • The event is an Open House format: There’s not a set schedule of activities.
  • Potential new Scouting families can visit any time between 8:30am and 12:00pm, learn more about Scouting for their children/family and hopefully get registered for a great fall season!
  • Council office will provide refreshments for Pack representatives and our new Scouting families at all four locations
  • Council office staff will provide BSA registration forms and assist with the registration process

Updating Unit BeAScout Pins Via My.Scouting

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Units can update their BeAScout pins to reflect their Family Scouting status via My.Scouting.
A quick video tutorial has been created by the Michigan Crossroads Council and is now available on the BSA National Communications YouTube channel.


Toolkit to Connect with Chartered Organizations

It’s an exciting time to be in Scouting! With our move to serve the entire family — boys and girls alike — we have a chance to reach an entire new generation with our amazing programs.

While there are many things to consider, perhaps the most important are the relationships we forge with our chartered organizations. We simply cannot serve youth without their sponsorship and support.

Click here to find a toolkit to connect with Chartered Organizations…


Popcorn Sale 2018-2019

Let’s get excited about popcorn for this fall!  This year’s Popcorn Kickoff Seminar will be on August 18 at 10:00am in the Council Office.  The theme for this year’s popcorn sale is Transform Your Scouting Year Through Popcorn!  Please RSVP back to Matt by August 15 via email at matt.lanouette@scouting.org or register online here… We will have food available for everyone, including popcorn samples.  There will be lots of prizes to give away and great information about this Fall’s sale and some good surprises! You don’t want to miss all the new updates to the sale, new prize programs, and tools available from Trails-End.  If you’re unable to attend, please make sure someone from your unit is available to come.

Visit the popcorn page to keep up with all the updates!

2018 Popcorn Sale Dates:

8/1         Online Sales Start
8/18       Council Popcorn Kickoff (Council Office)
9/7         All Show & Sell Orders Submitted into Popcorn System  (full cases)
9/21       Show & Sell Product Pick-Up (pickup location in Greensboro)
9/22       Sale Official Start Date
10/30     Show & Sell Product Return/Settlement (full unopened cases)
11/2       Take Orders due
11/9       All Prize Orders submitted
11/16     Take Order Product Pickup (location in your District)
12/7       Final Invoices Cleared


EaglemedalStudents have until October 31, 2018, to apply for these NESA Eagle Scout scholarships 

Becoming an Eagle Scout is its own reward. Earning a college scholarship because you’re an Eagle Scout? That’s like a reward on top of a reward.

The National Eagle Scout Association will award nearly $700,000 in scholarships to more than 150 Eagle Scouts based on their academic performance, Scouting background, college plans and financial need.

The window for the latest round of National Eagle Scout Association scholarships opened  Aug. 1, 2018. It will close for good on Oct. 31, 2018.

NESA WORLD EXPLORER WINDOW NOW OPEN

If you are an Eagle Scout between the ages of 18 and 27, you may now apply for a chance to be a part of the 2019 World Explorers Program. Review the NESA Fields of Study webpage and select the opportunity most applicable to YOU! (Application links are contained within each opportunity.)

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. on October 31


Important Youth Protection Update

YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING:   All volunteers who took Youth Protection Training before February 1, 2018, when the new course was released, will be required to take the new course before October 1, 2018.  The new training course can be accessed through the online learning center at My.Scouting.org.


DistNews

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Akela District Roundtable. The Roundtable is held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7 PM to 8 PM at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church located at 1225 Chestnut Drive, High Point, NC 27262. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Akela District.
Join their facebook group:  Akela District Roundtable

The August 9 Roundtable will feature recruitment training

Akela Calendar (Select Akela in the drop-down menu at the top left of the page)

  • Popcorn Kick-Off: Aug. 23
  • Cub Scout Family Campout: Oct. 12-14
  • Boy Scout Camporee: Nov. 2-4

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

Alamance Calendar (Select Alamance in the drop-down menu at the top left of the page)

  • Burlington Royals Scout Night – August 5
  • Face-to-Face – District Recruitment Training – August 9, 2018  7 PM – 8 PM @ Shiloh Presbyterian Church / In the Church at 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd, Burlington.   This training is for everyone in Alamance District that will participate in the school recruitment season.  We will hold the 2018 recruitment season kickoff in place of Roundtable.  Everyone is welcome to attend the recruitment discussion and enjoy light refreshments.
  • Roll-A-Bout Skating Fun – August 15
  • Elon Phoenix Scout Day – September 8
  • SAVE THE DATE: Boy Scout CAMPOREE  (Weekend at the Cherokee Corral) hosted at Cherokee Scout Reservation September 28-30. Registration is $20 per Scout.  This includes event patch, competitive shooting sports and all program supplies.  The first 80 Scouts registered will receive an event COWBOY HAT.  ATTENTION: Any Scout that served 52 hours or more in 2017 and received the “Celebration of Service” patch is eligible to attend CAMPOREE at no cost.  The Scout Master of all 2017 recipients that are eligible for free camp will be emailed in August.
  • SAVE THE DATE:  Cub Scout Fall Family Encampment – CAPE-OREE (super hero’s): October 26-28

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Cherokee District Roundtable.  The Roundtable is held the 1st Thursday of each month at 7 PM at Cherokee Scout Reservation located at 3269 Boy Scout Camp Road, Yanceyville, NC 27379. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Cherokee District.

Cherokee Calendar (Select Cherokee in the drop-down menu at the top left of the page)

  • School Night For Scouting Meeting: August 16 (Replaces August Roundtable)
  • Cub Scout Family Camp: October 19-21
  • Boy Scout Camporee: October 26-28

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Guilford District Roundtable.  The Roundtable is held the 2nd Thursday of each month at Old North State Council Service Center located at 1405 Westover Terrace Greensboro 27408. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Guilford District.   Program Preview will be held at the August Roundtable.

Guilford Calendar (Select Guilford in the drop-down menu at the top left of the page)  Join their facebook group: Guilford District – BSA

  • Program Preview is Thursday, August 9th at the Old North State Council office at 7pm
    We have an amazing array of informational vendors to assist your unit:  Unit finance and budgeting best practices, Easy steps to a unit calendar, Eagle Scout process guide, Disabilities Awareness training, Merit Badge College planning and more.  This is our Roundtable that is now the 2nd Thursday of the month (September 13th is our next Roundtable).
  • Popcorn Kickoff – August 18 10 AM – 2 PM at the Scout Office.  Come hear about the prize incentives and help your Scouts earn their way.
  • Fall Family Encampment is September 21-23 at Woodfield and the Theme is Cub-A-Con.  Please dress up as your favorite character from movies, books, cartoons, etc. and decorate the “gateway” of your campsite for prizes and awards!  Come out and experience the new “Spiderman rock wall”.  Email Jonathon Sprague at jon.s.scouts@gmail.com for information and to volunteer.
  • Camporee is November 2-4 and it will be an amazing combination of high adventure stations (rifle, shotgun, black powder, archery, climbing wall and low ropes course) as well as pioneering stations sure to delight and amaze all who attend.  Email Lyndal Butler at lbutler@smeinc.com for information and to volunteer.

Youth Protection 2 Training is due by October 1, we will offer two seminar-style YPT 2 trainings in September at the Old North State Council Service Center.

Friends of Scouting is nearing completion, we are 80% of our $87,000 goal.  With your help we can achieve 100% by the end of September.  Please pledge today if you haven’t had an opportunity.

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Uwharrie District Roundtable. The Roundtable is held the 1st Thursday of each month at various locations throughout the District. This is a great time to exchange ideas, learn about what is going on in the Uwharrie Dist., attend training and more.  For roundtable location, contact Andrew Oliver at Andrew.oliver@scouting.org.

Uwharrie Calendar (Select Uwharrie in the drop-down menu at the top left of the page)       Join their facebook group: Uwharrie District Roundtable

  • Fall recruitment and program preview Meeting: August 9 at Woodfield Scout Preservation (Replaces Roundtable)
  • Cub Scout Family Campout: October 19-21

Old North State Scout Shop
Monday – Friday 9-6, Saturday 10-4

1405 Westover Terrace, Greensboro, NC  27408
P 336.235.0977
General email box: oldnorthstatescoutshop@scouting.org
Like us on Facebook Old North State Scout Shop
Follow us on Instagram @ ons_scout_shop

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NEW EVENT: Cub Scout Fun Day August 11
Woodfield Scout Preservation, Asheboro

Who’s invited:  All cub scouts, family, and friends.

Costs: $5 per person (first 100 participants/registrations will receive an event patch) (Register online –www.bsaonsc.org—or pay at the gate) registration opens 7/6/18.

Activities: This is an open event. Rotate between activities at your leisure.

Pool: Open Swimming.  Swimmer count may be limited at times. All swimmers will be in the shallow area unless they pass BSA swimmer test (summer camp tags accepted).

Bouldering wall: Open climbing at the Training center.

Ranges: Fun Shoot Archery & BB. Lions and Siblings under 6 years old are not allowed to participate per BSA guidelines.

Bobcat Challenge: New to Scouts? Ready to join today? Complete our Bobcat challenge and earn your Bobcat Rank! Challenge will be in the Dining Hall from 1-3pm. Applications available at the event for referrals to sign up and earn their Bobcat same day!

Food: Bring your own cooler and food. The Trading post will be open, but only for snacks.

Contact: For questions contact Jason Powers at 336-880-8785 or jason.powers@scouting.org.

Packs are encouraged to use this day to reunite after the summer break, use this day as your August Summertime Pack event, and introduce your NEW scouts to the FUN we have!

We are looking forward to a great weekend. We want to just update you on a few reminders:

  1. Activities for the day will be spread out across camp. This means there will be a lot of walking depending on the activities you plan to participate in.
  2. Please ensure you bring proper footwear for walking, fishing, and swimming (swim shoes optional – not required)
  3. You may drive into camp to drop gear at your picnic area, but then cars will be required to park in the main parking lot
  4. Remember to bring bug spray and sunscreen
  5. Trading post will be open for snacks and drinks, but feel free to bring your own for lunch.
  6. A map will be available at check-in in case you have not been to the property before.

oaOA Ordeal Weekends

September 7-9, 2018 at Woodfield Scout Preservation

October 5-7, 2018 at Cherokee Scout Reservation

May 3-5, 2019 at Cherokee Scout Reservation

Visit the OA Website at http://lodge70.org/ to register!  


2019 World Scout Jamboree 

The World Jamboree will be held at Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve in West Virginia, July 22- August 2, 2019. Click here for details…

Visit the World Jamboree Website…


NEW! Just Added Wake Forest Football Scout Day – Saturday, September 29!  Find all the details here…  


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July 26, 2018

A Scouting Family:  Summer Camp is About More than Merit Badges

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Visit the Old North State Council Blog and read about the Blackburn family experiencing Scouting together! We are excited about the official August 1 launch of BSA’s Family Scouting program in the Old North State Council, welcoming boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade into the wonderful adventure of Cub Scouting and an older Girl Troop program beginning February 1, 2019.


Family Scouting Welcome Day:  Saturday, August 4

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The Old North State Council is excited about welcoming families into Scouting! Thanks Heart of America Council for this great overview video about the new program!

Family Scouting Welcome Day on Saturday, August 4!

Special Note: This event does not replace nor alter upcoming School Night for Scouting recruitment events nor community recruitment events that we encourage all Cub Scout Packs to participate in.

Effective August 1, 2018, the Old North State Council will launch the Family Scouting program serving boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade. We are excited to serve an ever-increasing number of youth and families this summer/fall and share the wonderful experiences that come from Cub Scouting!

If your Pack will be serving both boys and girls this summer/fall, please make plans to attend “Family Scouting Welcome Day” on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 8:00am (set-up) to 12:00pm. There will be four sites (listed below) for your Pack to choose from. We invite you to attend this special event with at least two adult leaders (and current Scouts, too, if possible), set-up an information table and fun activity, and potentially enroll new Scouting families into your program!

The four locations for the “Family Scouting Welcome Day” are:

  1. Old North State Council office, 1405 Westover Terrace, Greensboro. Contact person: Ed Martin. Email ed.martin@scouting.org by Aug. 1 if your Pack plans to attend this location.
  2. Woodfield Scout Preservation, 491 Woodfield Scout Trail, Asheboro. Contact person: Andrew Oliver. Email Andrew.Oliver@scouting.org by Aug. 1 if your Pack plans to attend this location.
  3. Cherokee Scout Reservation, 3269 Boy Scout Camp Road, Yanceyville. Contact person: Sam Putnam. Email sam.putnam@scouting.org by Aug. 1 if your Pack plans to attend this location.
  4. Bellemont United Methodist Church, 4039 Markwood Road, Burlington. Contact person: Jim Allegretto. Email jim.allegretto@scouting.org by Aug. 1 if your Pack plans to attend this location in Burlington.

All four sites hosting “Family Scouting Welcome Day” will operate under this format. Note: camp locations will be conducive to outdoor activities versus the Council office location setting indoors:

  • Arrive at 8:00am to set up your table and fun activity (please bring supplies for new Scouting families)
  • Pack representatives should bring copies of your Scouting calendar, contact information for current Pack leadership, and other key information you wish to share (i.e. upcoming special events)
  • The event is an Open House format: There’s not a set schedule of activities.
  • Potential new Scouting families can visit any time between 8:30am and 12:00pm, learn more about Scouting for their children/family and hopefully get registered for a great fall season!
  • Council office will provide refreshments for Pack representatives and our new Scouting families at all four locations
  • Council office staff will provide BSA registration forms and assist with the registration process

Be on the lookout for further communication (emails, Facebook, YouTube video) and reminders about the “Family Scouting Welcome Day” on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 8:00am to 12:00pm.


trailsend2018 Popcorn Training Kickoff – August 18

Take a quick moment to look at your Unit’s annual budget.  Now, what if I told you that with enough hard work and proper planning you could raise most, if not all of the dollars needed for the calculated expenses (rank, advancements, camping equipment, uniforms, registration fees, camp fees, special trips, etc.) in just over a month.  Doesn’t that sound enticing?  This is possible through the popcorn sale!  Not only that, but the kids get prizes along the way for reaching certain sales levels!  Those Units that are currently selling can attest to all of this.  One month of hard work towards a successful sale and your Unit can concentrate on and afford what matters…a fun, educational, and safe Scouting Program in your Unit!

So let’s get excited about popcorn for this fall!  This year’s Popcorn Kickoff Seminar will be on August 18 at 10:00am in the Council Office.  The theme for this year’s popcorn sale is Transform Your Scouting Year Through Popcorn!  Please RSVP back to me by August 15 via email at matt.lanouette@scouting.org or register online here… We will have food available for everyone, including popcorn samples.  There will be lots of prizes to give away and great information about this Fall’s sale and some good surprises! You don’t want to miss all the new updates to the sale, new prize programs, and tools available from Trails-End.  If you’re unable to attend, please make sure someone from your unit is available to come.

Thanks for all you’re doing for Scouting and as always, if we can be of service, don’t hesitate to contact us!

2018 Popcorn Sale Dates:

  • 8/1         Online Sales Start
  • 8/18       Council Popcorn Kickoff (Council Office)
  • 9/7         All Show & Sell Orders Submitted into Popcorn System  (full cases)
  • 9/21       Show & Sell Product Pick-Up (pickup location in Greensboro)
  • 9/22       Sale Official Start Date
  • 10/30     Show & Sell Product Return/Settlement (full unopened cases)
  • 11/2       Take Orders due
  • 11/9       All Prize Orders submitted
  • 11/16     Take Order Product Pickup (location in your District)
  • 12/7       Final Invoices Cleared

Order of the Arrow Announces New Cub Crossover Policy

The National Order of the Arrow Committee, after months of collaborative work with ceremonialists and lodge leadership representatives, announce the following policy change. This policy change will apply to ALL Order of the Arrow lodges and chapters.

We know that lodges and chapters are frequently asked to perform Arrow of Light and crossover ceremonies for Cub Scout packs, which is an appropriate service in support of our packs. That said, we have had many complaints surrounding these ceremonies from various Native American tribes due to the manner in which they are conducted as well as the inconsistent nature in which they are performed.

Beginning January 1, 2019, lodges and chapters that are asked to conduct Arrow of Light or crossover ceremonies for Cub Scout packs will only be permitted to conduct them using the new, approved official ceremonies, which can be found in the OA Inductions Portal:  https://oa-bsa.org/resources/inductions.  These ceremonies are to be conducted in a Scout uniform and are no longer permitted to be done in Native American regalia.

We appreciate your adherence to this new policy. There will be opportunities to visit with the Inductions and Ceremonies Events staff at NOAC should you have any questions.


Important Youth Protection Update

YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING:   All volunteers who took Youth Protection Training before February 1, 2018, when the new course was released, will be required to take the new course before October 1, 2018.  The new training course can be accessed through the online learning center at My.Scouting.org.


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Cherokee Scout Reservation

Make Your 2019 Summer Camp Reservation at Cherokee Now

If you haven’t yet made a decision for Summer Camp 2019 for your unit, Cherokee Scout Reservation signups have begun!  We have been making great strides over the last couple of years to improve our program, our instruction, and our ability to ensure every Scout and Leader has a memorable, positive experience at CSR.  We have interviewed a few of our participating unit leaders from this summer over our first three weeks and have included their thoughts in our video below:

2019 Signup Promotion Video

We hope you will consider CSR for your Troop in 2019, and look forward to hearing from you.  Contact Camp Director Bud Harrelson at 336-694-6440 or bud.harrelson@scouting.org


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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Akela District Roundtable. The Roundtable is held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7 PM to 8 PM at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church located at 1225 Chestnut Drive, High Point, NC 27262. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Akela District.
Join their facebook group:  Akela District Roundtable

The August 9 Roundtable will feature recruitment training

Akela Calendar (Select Akela in the drop-down menu at the top left of the page)

  • Popcorn Kick-Off: Aug. 23
  • Cub Scout Family Campout: Oct. 12-14
  • Boy Scout Camporee: Nov. 2-4

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

Alamance Calendar (Select Alamance in the drop-down menu at the top left of the page)

  • Burlington Royals Scout Night – August 5
  • Face-to-Face – District Recruitment Training – August 9, 2018  7 PM – 8 PM @ Shiloh Presbyterian Church / In the Church at 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd, Burlington.   This training is for everyone in Alamance District that will participate in the school recruitment season.  We will hold the 2018 recruitment season kickoff in place of Roundtable.  Everyone is welcome to attend the recruitment discussion and enjoy light refreshments.
  • Roll-A-Bout Skating Fun – August 15
  • Elon Phoenix Scout Day – September 8
  • SAVE THE DATE: Boy Scout CAMPOREE  (Weekend at the Cherokee Corral) hosted at Cherokee Scout Reservation September 28-30. Registration is $20 per Scout.  This includes event patch, competitive shooting sports and all program supplies.  The first 80 Scouts registered will receive an event COWBOY HAT.  ATTENTION: Any Scout that served 52 hours or more in 2017 and received the “Celebration of Service” patch is eligible to attend CAMPOREE at no cost.  The Scout Master of all 2017 recipients that are eligible for free camp will be emailed in August.
  • SAVE THE DATE:  Cub Scout Fall Family Encampment – CAPE-OREE (super hero’s): October 26-28

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Cherokee District Roundtable.  The Roundtable is held the 1st Thursday of each month at 7 PM at Cherokee Scout Reservation located at 3269 Boy Scout Camp Road, Yanceyville, NC 27379. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Cherokee District.

Cherokee Calendar (Select Cherokee in the drop-down menu at the top left of the page)

  • School Night For Scouting Meeting: August 16 (Replaces August Roundtable)
  • Cub Scout Family Camp: October 19-21
  • Boy Scout Camporee: October 26-28

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Guilford District Roundtable.  The Roundtable is held the 2nd Thursday of each month at Old North State Council Service Center located at 1405 Westover Terrace Greensboro 27408. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Guilford District.   Program Preview will be held at the August Roundtable.

Guilford Calendar (Select Guilford in the drop-down menu at the top left of the page)  Join their facebook group: Guilford District – BSA

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  • Free Performance of Tzofim Friendship Caravan August 7

Boy and girl scouts, Tzofim, from Israel return to Greensboro for a free performance at Shiloh Baptist Church located at 1210 S Eugene St, Greensboro, NC 27406 on August 7 at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary.  This exciting group of 16 and 17-year old scouts bring a program of song, dance and cultural exchange appropriate for all ages.

Sponsored by the local Beth David Synagogue community and the Old North State Scoutreach Committee you and your family are invited to meet these young people as they complete their tour of the southeastern United States. This is one of four groups that have toured throughout the United States as part of an annual program to share personal stories and friendship with all.

These scouts, Caravan Dekel, appeared in Greensboro earlier in June making stops at Beth David, Fellowship Presbyterian, Archer Elementary and Abbotswood Assisted Living Center with rave reviews.  The warmth and friendliness shown by these scouts are fine examples of what we hope to create through our programs in the Old North State Council.

The Scoutreach Committee and the Scoutreach program hopes you will enjoy this evening of entertainment as we support the underserved youth throughout our council.  Striving to provide a full scouting experience for all youth is our goal.  Make plans to attend this fun event now!

For a small sample of an earlier appearance visit https://youtu.be/PorQaHrXfP0.

  • Popcorn Kickoff – August 18 10 AM – 2 PM at the Scout Office
  • Fall Family Encampment is September 21-23 at Woodfield and the Theme is Cub-A-Con.  Please dress up as your favorite character from movies, books, cartoons, etc. and decorate the “gateway” of your campsite for prizes and awards!  Email Jonathon Sprague at jon.s.scouts@gmail.com for information and to volunteer.
  • Camporee is November 2-4 and it will be an amazing combination of high adventure stations (rifle, shotgun, black powder, archery, climbing wall and low ropes course) as well as pioneering stations sure to delight and amaze all who attend.  Email Lyndal Butler at lbutler@smeinc.com for information and to volunteer.

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Uwharrie District Roundtable. The Roundtable is held the 1st Thursday of each month at various locations throughout the District. This is a great time to exchange ideas, learn about what is going on in the Uwharrie Dist., attend training and more.  For roundtable location, contact Andrew Oliver at Andrew.oliver@scouting.org.

Uwharrie Calendar (Select Uwharrie in the drop-down menu at the top left of the page)       Join their facebook group: Uwharrie District Roundtable

  • Fall recruitment and program preview Meeting: August 9 at Woodfield Scout Preservation (Replaces Roundtable)
  • Cub Scout Family Campout: October 19-21

Old North State Scout Shop
Monday – Friday 9-6, Saturday 10-4

ScoutMeIn_CouncilBanner21405 Westover Terrace, Greensboro, NC  27408
P 336.235.0977
General email box: oldnorthstatescoutshop@scouting.org
Like us on Facebook Old North State Scout Shop
Follow us on Instagram @ ons_scout_shop


CSClrNEW EVENT: Cub Scout Fun Day August 11
Woodfield Scout Preservation, Asheboro

Who’s invited:  All cub scouts, family, and friends.

Costs: $5 per person (first 100 participants/registrations will receive an event patch) (Register online –www.bsaonsc.org—or pay at the gate) registration opens 7/6/18.

Activities: This is an open event. Rotate between activities at your leisure.

Pool: Open Swimming.  Swimmer count may be limited at times. All swimmers will be in the shallow area unless they pass BSA swimmer test (summer camp tags accepted).

Bouldering wall: Open climbing at the Training center.

Ranges: Fun Shoot Archery & BB. Lions and Siblings under 6 years old are not allowed to participate per BSA guidelines.

Bobcat Challenge: New to Scouts? Ready to join today? Complete our Bobcat challenge and earn your Bobcat Rank! Challenge will be in the Dining Hall from 1-3pm. Applications available at the event for referrals to sign up and earn their Bobcat same day!

Food: Bring your own cooler and food. The Trading post will be open, but only for snacks.

Contact: For questions contact Jason Powers at 336-880-8785 or jason.powers@scouting.org.

Packs are encouraged to use this day to reunite after the summer break, use this day as your August Summertime Pack event, and introduce your NEW scouts to the FUN we have!

We are looking forward to a great weekend. We want to just update you on a few reminders:

  1. Activities for the day will be spread out across camp. This means there will be a lot of walking depending on the activities you plan to participate in.
  2. Please ensure you bring proper footwear for walking, fishing, and swimming (swim shoes optional – not required)
  3. You may drive into camp to drop gear at your picnic area, but then cars will be required to park in the main parking lot
  4. Remember to bring bug spray and sunscreen
  5. Trading post will be open for snacks and drinks, but feel free to bring your own for lunch.
  6. A map will be available at check-in in case you have not been to the property before.

oaOA Ordeal Weekends
September 7-9, 2018 at Woodfield Scout Preservation
October 5-7, 2018 at Cherokee Scout Reservation
May 3-5, 2019 at Cherokee Scout Reservation

Visit the OA Website at http://lodge70.org/ to register!  


Calling all Scouts ages 14 to 17! Don’t miss the adventure of the 2019 World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia

The 24th World Scout Jamboree will take place at the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve in West Virginia, July 22- August 2, 2019. USA Contingent units will arrive on July 21 to serve as hosts. Participation is open to eligible youth (ages 14 – 17 at the time of the event). A few spots are open for youth to attend with the Old North State contingent!

You can find more information about this once-in-a-lifetime event at https://wsj2019.us/ Contact Ann Jones at ann.jones@scouting.org for registration.


NEW! Just Added Wake Forest Football Scout Day – Saturday, September 29!  Find all the details here…  


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July 19, 2018

Family Scouting Welcome Day:  Saturday, August 4
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Family Scouting Welcome Day on Saturday, August 4!

Special Note: This event does not replace nor alter upcoming School Night for Scouting recruitment events nor community recruitment events that we encourage all Cub Scout Packs to participate in.

Effective August 1, 2018, the Old North State Council will launch the Family Scouting program serving boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade. We are excited to serve an ever-increasing number of youth and families this summer/fall and share the wonderful experiences that come from Cub Scouting!

If your Pack will be serving both boys and girls this summer/fall, please make plans to attend “Family Scouting Welcome Day” on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 8:00am (set-up) to 12:00pm. There will be four sites (listed below) for your Pack to choose from. We invite you to attend this special event with at least two adult leaders (and current Scouts, too, if possible), set-up an information table and fun activity, and potentially enroll new Scouting families into your program!

The four locations for the “Family Scouting Welcome Day” are:

  1. Old North State Council office, 1405 Westover Terrace, Greensboro. Contact person: Ed Martin. Email ed.martin@scouting.org by Aug. 1 if your Pack plans to attend this location.
  2. Woodfield Scout Preservation, 491 Woodfield Scout Trail, Asheboro. Contact person: Andrew Oliver. Email Andrew.Oliver@scouting.org by Aug. 1 if your Pack plans to attend this location.
  3. Cherokee Scout Reservation, 3269 Boy Scout Camp Road, Yanceyville. Contact person: Sam Putnam. Email sam.putnam@scouting.org by Aug. 1 if your Pack plans to attend this location.
  4. Bellemont United Methodist Church, 4039 Markwood Road, Burlington. Contact person: Jim Allegretto. Email jim.allegretto@scouting.org by Aug. 1 if your Pack plans to attend this location in Burlington.

All four sites hosting “Family Scouting Welcome Day” will operate under this format. Note: camp locations will be conducive to outdoor activities versus the Council office location setting indoors:

  • Arrive at 8:00am to set up your table and fun activity (please bring supplies for new Scouting families)
  • Pack representatives should bring copies of your Scouting calendar, contact information for current Pack leadership, and other key information you wish to share (i.e. upcoming special events)
  • The event is an Open House format: There’s not a set schedule of activities.
  • Potential new Scouting families can visit any time between 8:30am and 12:00pm, learn more about Scouting for their children/family and hopefully get registered for a great fall season!
  • Council office will provide refreshments for Pack representatives and our new Scouting families at all four locations
  • Council office staff will provide BSA registration forms and assist with the registration process

Be on the lookout for further communication (emails, Facebook, YouTube video) and reminders about the “Family Scouting Welcome Day” on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 8:00am to 12:00pm.


trailsend 2018 Popcorn Sale

Can you believe that it’s already close to popcorn season again! Listed below are the key dates for this year’s popcorn sale.  I want to point out a couple dates that are fast approaching.  Starting on August 1, Scouts can have online sales count towards their totals sales for reaching their targeted prize level, so encourage them to log back in and update their sales page for 2018.  The Council Popcorn Kickoff is on Saturday, August 18 starting 10:00 am at the Council Office.  Our last two kickoffs have had fantastic attendance with so much energy.  Let’s make this one the biggest yet! Expect a flier soon with more details. It’s time to get excited and transform your scouting year through popcorn.

2018 Popcorn Sale Dates:

  • 8/1         Online Sales Start
  • 8/18       Council Popcorn Kickoff (Council Office)
  • 9/7         All Show & Sell Orders Submitted into Popcorn System  (full cases)
  • 9/21       Show & Sell Product Pick-Up (pickup location in Greensboro)
  • 9/22       Sale Official Start Date
  • 10/30     Show & Sell Product Return/Settlement (full unopened cases)
  • 11/2       Take Orders due
  • 11/9       All Prize Orders submitted
  • 11/16     Take Order Product Pickup (location in your District)
  • 12/7       Final Invoices Cleared

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Cherokee Scout Reservation

Make Your 2019 Summer Camp Reservation at Cherokee Now

If you haven’t yet made a decision for Summer Camp 2019 for your unit, Cherokee Scout Reservation signups have begun!  We have been making great strides over the last couple of years to improve our program, our instruction, and our ability to ensure every Scout and Leader has a memorable, positive experience at CSR.  We have interviewed a few of our participating unit leaders from this summer over our first three weeks and have included their thoughts in our video below:

2019 Signup Promotion Video

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We hope you will consider CSR for your Troop in 2019, and look forward to hearing from you.

Contact Camp Director Bud Harrelson at 336-694-6440 or bud.harrelson@scouting.org


DistNews

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Akela District Roundtable. The Roundtable is held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7 PM to 8 PM at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church located at 1225 Chestnut Drive, High Point, NC 27262. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Akela District.
Join their facebook group:  Akela District Roundtable

The August 9 Roundtable will feature recruitment training

Akela Calendar (Select Akela in the drop-down menu at the top left of the page)

  • Popcorn Kick-Off: Aug. 23
  • Cub Scout Family Campout: Oct. 12-14
  • Boy Scout Camporee: Nov. 2-4

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

Alamance Calendar (Select Alamance in the drop-down menu at the top left of the page)

  • Burlington Royals Scout Night – August 5
  • Face-to-Face – District Recruitment Training – August 9, 2018  7 PM – 8 PM @ Shiloh Presbyterian Church / In the Church at 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd, Burlington.   This training is for everyone in Alamance District that will participate in the school recruitment season.  We will hold the 2018 recruitment season kickoff in place of Roundtable.  Everyone is welcome to attend the recruitment discussion and enjoy light refreshments.
  • Roll-A-Bout Skating Fun – August 15
  • Elon Phoenix Scout Day – September 8
  • SAVE THE DATE: Boy Scout CAMPOREE  (Weekend at the Cherokee Corral) hosted at Cherokee Scout Reservation September 28-30. Registration is $20 per Scout.  This includes event patch, competitive shooting sports and all program supplies.  The first 80 Scouts registered will receive an event COWBOY HAT.  ATTENTION: Any Scout that served 52 hours or more in 2017 and received the “Celebration of Service” patch is eligible to attend CAMPOREE at no cost.  The Scout Master of all 2017 recipients that are eligible for free camp will be emailed in August.
  • SAVE THE DATE:  Cub Scout Fall Family Encampment – CAPE-OREE (super hero’s): October 26-28

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Cherokee District Roundtable.  The Roundtable is held the 1st Thursday of each month at 7 PM at Cherokee Scout Reservation located at 3269 Boy Scout Camp Road, Yanceyville, NC 27379. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Cherokee District.

Cherokee Calendar (Select Cherokee in the drop-down menu at the top left of the page)

  • School Night For Scouting Meeting: August 16 (Replaces August Roundtable)
  • Cub Scout Family Camp: October 19-21
  • Boy Scout Camporee: October 26-28

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Guilford District Roundtable.  The Roundtable is held the 2nd Thursday of each month at Old North State Council Service Center located at 1405 Westover Terrace Greensboro 27408. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Guilford District.   Program Preview will be held at the August Roundtable.

Guilford Calendar (Select Guilford in the drop-down menu at the top left of the page)  Join their facebook group: Guilford District – BSA

  • 9Free Performance of Tzofim Friendship Caravan August 7

Boy and girl scouts, Tzofim, from Israel return to Greensboro for a free performance at Shiloh Baptist Church located at 1210 S Eugene St, Greensboro, NC 27406 on August 7 at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary.  This exciting group of 16 and 17-year old scouts bring a program of song, dance and cultural exchange appropriate for all ages.

Sponsored by the local Beth David Synagogue community and the Old North State Scoutreach Committee you and your family are invited to meet these young people as they complete their tour of the southeastern United States. This is one of four groups that have toured throughout the United States as part of an annual program to share personal stories and friendship with all.

These scouts, Caravan Dekel, appeared in Greensboro earlier in June making stops at Beth David, Fellowship Presbyterian, Archer Elementary and Abbotswood Assisted Living Center with rave reviews.  The warmth and friendliness shown by these scouts are fine examples of what we hope to create through our programs in the Old North State Council.

The Scoutreach Committee and the Scoutreach program hopes you will enjoy this evening of entertainment as we support the underserved youth throughout our council.  Striving to provide a full scouting experience for all youth is our goal.  Make plans to attend this fun event now!

For a small sample of an earlier appearance visit https://youtu.be/PorQaHrXfP0.

  • Popcorn Kickoff – August 18 10 AM – 2 PM at the Scout Office
  • Fall Family Encampment is September 21-23 at Woodfield and the Theme is Cub-A-Con.  Please dress up as your favorite character from movies, books, cartoons, etc. and decorate the “gateway” of your campsite for prizes and awards!  Email Jonathon Sprague at jon.s.scouts@gmail.com for information and to volunteer.
  • Camporee is November 2-4 and it will be an amazing combination of high adventure stations (rifle, shotgun, black powder, archery, climbing wall and low ropes course) as well as pioneering stations sure to delight and amaze all who attend.  Email Lyndal Butler at lbutler@smeinc.com for information and to volunteer.

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Uwharrie District Roundtable. The Roundtable is held the 1st Thursday of each month at various locations throughout the District. This is a great time to exchange ideas, learn about what is going on in the Uwharrie Dist., attend training and more.  For roundtable location, contact Andrew Oliver at Andrew.oliver@scouting.org.

Uwharrie Calendar (Select Uwharrie in the drop-down menu at the top left of the page)       Join their facebook group: Uwharrie District Roundtable

  • Fall recruitment and program preview Meeting: August 9 at Woodfield Scout Preservation (Replaces Roundtable)
  • Cub Scout Family Campout: October 19-21

Old North State Scout Shop

Monday – Friday 9-6, Saturday 10-4

1405 Westover Terrace, Greensboro, NC  27408
P 336.235.0977
General email box: oldnorthstatescoutshop@scouting.org
Like us on Facebook Old North State Scout Shop
Follow us on Instagram @ ons_scout_shop

We have completely moved the store around and found some awesome deals in the process!
Come by our “Scout Me In” table and check out the gear that is moving out to make room for the new stuff. Items will change weekly.

Deal of the Day – It is not always Clearance!  These are great products, new and old that we would like to showcase.
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The Change has begun!

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We have started adding all the cool new gear for this fall!

NEW Cub Scout Books
NEW camping gear by Coleman, GCI, Kelty, Camillus and Leatherman, just to name a few.
Girl Gear is arriving over the next month, but skorts for Cubs are already here!
Come by and take a tour of our new setup!    We are excited about the changes, let us show you around!


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NEW EVENT: Cub Scout Fun Day August 11
Woodfield Scout Preservation, Asheboro

Who’s invited:  All cub scouts, family, and friends.

Costs: $5 per person (first 100 participants/registrations will receive an event patch) (Register online –www.bsaonsc.org—or pay at the gate) registration opens 7/6/18.

Activities: This is an open event. Rotate between activities at your leisure.

Pool: Open Swimming.  Swimmer count may be limited at times. All swimmers will be in the shallow area unless they pass BSA swimmer test (summer camp tags accepted).

Bouldering wall: Open climbing at the Training center.

Ranges: Fun Shoot Archery & BB. Lions and Siblings under 6 years old are not allowed to participate per BSA guidelines.

Bobcat Challenge: New to Scouts? Ready to join today? Complete our Bobcat challenge and earn your Bobcat Rank! Challenge will be in the Dining Hall from 1-3pm. Applications available at the event for referrals to sign up and earn their Bobcat same day!

Food: Bring your own cooler and food. The Trading post will be open, but only for snacks.

Contact: For questions contact Jason Powers at 336-880-8785 or jasonn.powers@scouting.org.

Packs are encouraged to use this day to reunite after the summer break, use this day as your August Summertime Pack event, and introduce your NEW scouts to the FUN we have!


oaOA Ordeal Weekends

September 7-9, 2018 at Woodfield Scout Preservation

October 5-7, 2018 at Cherokee Scout Reservation

May 3-5, 2019 at Cherokee Scout Reservation

Visit the OA Website at http://lodge70.org/ to register! 


worldjamboCalling all Scouts ages 14 to 17! Don’t miss the adventure of the 2019 World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia

The 24th World Scout Jamboree will take place at the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve in West Virginia, July 22- August 2, 2019. USA Contingent units will arrive on July 21 to serve as hosts. Participation is open to eligible youth (ages 14 – 17 at the time of the event). A few spots are open for youth to attend with the Old North State contingent!

You can find more information about this once-in-a-lifetime event at https://wsj2019.us/ Contact Ann Jones at ann.jones@scouting.org for registration.


NEW! Just Added Wake Forest Football Scout Day – Saturday, September 29!  Find all the details here…


Calendar of Events

July

August 

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



July 12, 2018

Family Scouting Welcome Day:  Saturday, August 4
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Family Scouting Welcome Day on Saturday, August 4!

Special Note: This event does not replace nor alter upcoming School Night for Scouting recruitment events nor community recruitment events that we encourage all Cub Scout Packs to participate in.

Effective August 1, 2018, the Old North State Council will launch the Family Scouting program serving boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade. We are excited to serve an ever-increasing number of youth and families this summer/fall and share the wonderful experiences that come from Cub Scouting!

If your Pack will be serving both boys and girls this summer/fall, please make plans to attend “Family Scouting Welcome Day” on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 8:00am (set-up) to 12:00pm. There will be four sites (listed below) for your Pack to choose from. We invite you to attend this special event with at least two adult leaders (and current Scouts, too, if possible), set-up an information table and fun activity, and potentially enroll new Scouting families into your program!

The four locations for the “Family Scouting Welcome Day” are:

  1. Old North State Council office, 1405 Westover Terrace, Greensboro. Contact person: Ed Martin. Email ed.martin@scouting.org by Aug. 1 if your Pack plans to attend this location.
  2. Woodfield Scout Preservation, 491 Woodfield Scout Trail, Asheboro. Contact person: Andrew Oliver. Email Andrew.Oliver@scouting.org by Aug. 1 if your Pack plans to attend this location.
  3. Cherokee Scout Reservation, 3269 Boy Scout Camp Road, Yanceyville. Contact person: Sam Putnam. Email sam.putnam@scouting.org by Aug. 1 if your Pack plans to attend this location.
  4. TBD location in Burlington, NC. Contact person: Jim Allegretto. Email jim.allegretto@scouting.org by Aug. 1 if your Pack plans to attend a location in Burlington.

All four sites hosting “Family Scouting Welcome Day” will operate under this format. Note: camp locations will be conducive to outdoor activities versus the Council office location setting indoors:

  • Arrive at 8:00am to set up your table and a fun activity (please bring supplies for new Scouting families)
  • Pack representatives should bring copies of your Scouting calendar, contact information for current Pack leadership, and other key information you wish to share (i.e. upcoming special events)
  • The event is an Open House format: There’s not a set schedule of activities.
  • Potential new Scouting families can visit any time between 8:30am and 12:00pm, learn more about Scouting for their children/family and hopefully get registered for a great fall season!
  • Council office will provide refreshments for Pack representatives and our new Scouting families at all four locations
  • Council office staff will provide BSA registration forms and assist with the registration process

Be on the lookout for further communication (emails, Facebook, YouTube video) and reminders about the “Family Scouting Welcome Day” on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 8:00am to 12:00pm.


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Cherokee Scout Reservation

Make Your 2019 Summer Camp Reservation at Cherokee Now

If you haven’t yet made a decision for Summer Camp 2019 for your unit, Cherokee Scout Reservation signups have begun!  We have been making great strides over the last couple of years to improve our program, our instruction, and our ability to ensure every Scout and Leader has a memorable, positive experience at CSR.  We have interviewed a few of our participating unit leaders from this summer over our first three weeks and have included their thoughts in our video below:

2019 Sign-up Promotional Video

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We hope you will consider CSR for your Troop in 2019, and look forward to hearing from you.

Contact Camp Director Bud Harrelson at 336-694-6440 or bud.harrelson@scouting.org.

Provisional, Multi-Week and Day Camper Opportunities

We still have space for in our Provisional Troop for campers Week 5 and Week 6.  Take advantage of the last few weeks of summer to enjoy a week of camp at Cherokee and earn a few merit badges.

Contact Camp Director Bud Harrelson at 336-694-6440 or bud.harrelson@scouting.org to reserve your space.

Provisional Scouts

Multi-Week Camper

Day Camper

  • The day camper option allows Scouts who are unable to spend the evening at camp, for whatever reason, to still participate in summer camp and earn merit badges
  • This option is beneficial to those Scouts involved in band camp and sports practice
  • Cost is $150 and includes lunch and a camp patch
  • Day Camper Registration Form
  • Day Camper Merit Badge Selection Form

Space Remaining in Counselor in Training (CIT) Program

  • Counselors in Training spend a week with the summer camp staff experiencing what it is like to be a staff member
  • They learn how to develop a lesson plan, presentations skills, and manage large groups – skills that will benefit them regardless if they join the camp staff
  • CITs must be at least 14-years-old
  • There is no cost to participate in the CIT program
  • CIT Application

Submit your CIT application to Camp Director Bud Harrelson at bud.harrelson@scouting.org


Woodfield Cub World 2018

wspcubscouotAs we wrap up a terrific Cub Scout Safari Camp Adventure at Woodfield Scout Preservation this summer, enjoy one of the many stories from Cub Scout Resident Camp.

An amazing Scout!
After our flag retirement ceremony on Monday evening, a Cub Scout came up to me, held out his hand and gave me $2.50. I am sure he saw my astonishment as to why he was giving me money. After I asked why, his reply was, “I want to give you this money to help our camp…so that you can buy new equipment.” I asked him if he wanted to keep it for himself to use in the trading post but his answer was a firm no. He had already purchased what he had wanted and wanted to do something good for the camp.

In Scouting, not only do we learn about the Scout Law, but we hope to instill those values in our youth. Tucker from Pack 320 is a nine-year-old Cub Scout who has learned how to live out our Scout Law with the assistance of his parents, his church, and Scouting.

-Janet Mintz, Summer Camp Director


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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Akela District Roundtable. The Roundtable is held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7 PM to 8 PM at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church located at 1225 Chestnut Drive, High Point, NC 27262. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Akela District.
Join their facebook group:  Akela District Roundtable

No Roundtable in July. The August Roundtable will feature recruitment training.

  • Cub Scout Family Campout: Oct. 12-14
  • Boy Scout Camporee: Nov. 2-4

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Alamance District Roundtable. The Roundtable is held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7 PM – 8:30 PM at Shiloh Presbyterian Church located at 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd., Burlington, NC. This is a great time to exchange ideas, learn about what is going on in the Alamance District, attend training and more. Roundtable will not be held in July. August roundtable will be recruitment training.

Join their facebook group: Alamance District Roundtable.

  • Scout Day with the Elon Phoenix  Campout Package $10, single-game ticket $5.  September 8  Find more information here.
  • SAVE THE DATE:  Boy Scout CAMPOREE: Weekend at the Cherokee Corral held at Cherokee Scout Reservation September 28-30  Now accepting registrations!
  • Coming Soon:  Face-to-Face Leader Training & Scout Recruitment Training and Alamance Merit Badge College
  • Cub Scout Family Encampment at Woodfield Scout Preservation – Cape-O-Ree (superhero): October 26-28

Face to Face Training:     Recruitment

Recruitment Training Part B – July 18, 2018
7:00PM – 8:30PM @ Shiloh Presbyterian Church / Scout Hut 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd, Burlington
This training is for all Cub Masters, Assistant Cub Master & all Charter Organization Reps.  We would recommend every Cub Master & Assistant Cub Master attend this training to discuss best practices after the sign-up and the next steps to great retention.  (Part A was held June 20, 2018)

District Recruitment Training – August 9, 2018
7:00PM – 8:00PM @ Shiloh Presbyterian Church / Scout Hut 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd, Burlington
This training is for everyone in Alamance District that will participate in the school recruitment season.  We will hold the 2018 recruitment season kickoff in place of Roundtable.  Everyone is welcome to attend the recruitment discussion and enjoy light refreshments.

A second Face-to-Face YPT2 (youth protection) training has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 15 from 7 – 9 pm. Location The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 712 Williamson Ave Elon, NC 27244

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Cherokee District Roundtable.  The Roundtable is held the 1st Thursday of each month at 7 PM at Cherokee Scout Reservation located at 3269 Boy Scout Camp Road, Yanceyville, NC 27379. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Cherokee District.  Roundtable will not be held in July.

  • Cub Scout Family Camp: October 19-21
  • Boy Scout Camporee: October 26-28

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Guilford District Roundtable.  The Roundtable is held the 1st Thursday of each month at Old North State Council Service Center located at 1405 Westover Terrace Greensboro 27408. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Guilford District.  In lieu of roundtable in July, planning meetings for Cub Scout fall family camp-out and Boy Scout Camporee will be held.  No Roundtable or District Committee in July.  Program Preview will be held at the August Roundtable.

Join their facebook group: Guilford District – BSA

  • Join us July 14 at The Carolina Cobras Arena Football Team to enjoy Halloween in July at 7 pm at the Greensboro Coliseum.  Scouts will receive:
    • a Cobra hat, Scout patch (everyone receives a patch but the first 100 are guaranteed at the door and other patches will arrive in two weeks.), hotdog, drink, and chips, Scout snap chat filter, and amazing prizes throughout the game.
    • If we have 200 Scouts and Scouters attend, we can take over the End Zone and try to win footballs as they are sent into the stands!
    • The registration form can be found here.  Send or drop off the form and payment to the Coliseum box office.
  • Fall Family Encampment is September 21-23rd at Woodfield and the Theme is Cub-A-Con.  Please dress up as your favorite character from movies, books, cartoons, etc. and decorate the “gateway” of your campsite for prizes and awards!  Email Jonathon Sprague at jon.s.scouts@gmail.com for information and to volunteer.
  • Camporee is November 2-4th and it will be an amazing combination of high adventure stations (rifle, shotgun, black powder, archery, climbing wall and low ropes course) as well as pioneering stations sure to delight and amaze all who attend.  Email Lyndal Butler at lbutler@smeinc.com for information and to volunteer.

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Uwharrie District Roundtable. The Roundtable is held the 1st Thursday of each month at various locations throughout the District. This is a great time to exchange ideas, learn about what is going on in the Uwharrie Dist., attend training and more.  For roundtable location, contact Andrew Oliver at Andrew.oliver@scouting.org  There will not be a Roundtable in July. The August Roundtable will cover fall recruitment and program preview.

Join their facebook group: Uwharrie District Roundtable


Old North State Scout Shop
Monday – Friday 9-6, Saturday 10-4
1405 Westover Terrace, Greensboro, NC  27408
P 336.235.0977
General email box: oldnorthstatescoutshop@scouting.org
Like us on Facebook Old North State Scout Shop
Follow us on Instagram @ ons_scout_shop

We have completely moved the store around and found some awesome deals in the process! 

Come by our Scout Me In Table and check out the gear that is moving out to make room for the new stuff. Items will change weekly.  

These items are not necessarily on sale, but are moving out to make room for other exciting items.

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Deal of the Day – It is not always Clearance!
These are great new and old products that we would like to showcase.
Because we who knows more about camping than a scout?

The Change has begun!

We have started adding all the cool new gear for this fall! 

  • NEW Cub Scout Books
  • NEW camping gear by Coleman, GCI, Kelty, Camillus and Leatherman, just to name a few.
  • Girl Gear is rolling in over the next month; but skort for the Cubs are already here!

Come by and take a new tour!    We are excited about the changes, let us show you around!

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CSClrNEW EVENT: Cub Scout Fun Day August 11
Woodfield Scout Preservation, Asheboro

Who’s invited:  All cub scouts, family, and friends.

Costs: $5 per person (first 100 participants/registrations will receive an event patch) (Register online –www.bsaonsc.org—or pay at the gate) registration opens July 6, 2018.

Activities: This is an open event. Rotate between activities at your leisure.

Pool: Open Swimming.  Swimmer count may be limited at times. All swimmers will be in the shallow area unless they pass BSA swimmer test (summer camp tags accepted).

Bouldering wall: Open climbing at the Training center.

Ranges: Fun Shoot Archery & BB. Lions and Siblings under 6 years old are not allowed to participate per BSA guidelines.

Bobcat Challenge: New to Scouts? Ready to join today? Complete our Bobcat challenge and earn your Bobcat Rank! Challenge will be in the Dining Hall from 1-3pm. Applications available at the event for referrals to sign up and earn their Bobcat same day!

Food: Bring your own cooler and food. The Trading post will be open, but only for snacks.

Contact: For questions contact Jason Powers at 336-880-8785 or jasonn.powers@scouting.org.

Packs are encouraged to use this day to reunite after the summer break, use this day as your August Summertime Pack event, and introduce your NEW scouts to the FUN we have!


OA Ordeal Weekends

oaSeptember 7-9, 2018 at Woodfield Scout Preservation

October 5-7, 2018 at Cherokee Scout Reservation

May 3-5, 2019 at Cherokee Scout Reservation

Visit the OA Website at http://lodge70.org/ to register!  


worldjamboCalling all Scouts ages 14 to 17! Don’t miss the adventure of the 2019 World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia

The 24th World Scout Jamboree will take place at the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve in West Virginia, July 22- August 2, 2019. USA Contingent units will arrive on July 21 to serve as hosts. Participation is open to eligible youth (ages 14 – 17 at the time of the event). A few spots are open for youth to attend with the Old North State contingent!

You can find more information about this once-in-a-lifetime event at https://wsj2019.us/ Contact Ann Jones at ann.jones@scouting.org for registration.


Calendar of Events

July

August 

Full Calendar & District Calendars   

(Includes all dist. events & meeting dates)

June 2018 Newsletter

June 28, 2018

A Scouting Family:  Advancement is About More than Rank

Learn about how Scouting has impacted this family and their Troop. Please share their story 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.


 

District Cub Camps

The Old North State Council just finished up four District Cub Scout Camps this summer.  Our Cubs had a blast!  Thank you to our Cub Camp Directors and all of the volunteers and junior leaders that made these events such a success!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alamance Cub Twilight Camp – Camp Director Jean Chandler

 

 

 

 

 

 

Akela Cub Day Camp – Camp Director Angela Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cherokee Cub Day Camp – Camp Director Joseph Farlow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guilford Cub Day Camp – Camp Director Jennifer Evans


Cherokee Scout Reservation

Multi-Week Camper Discount

Scouts and Families, boy, do we have a deal for you! We’ve lowered the price of camp for Scouts who want to attend more than one week of summer camp at Cherokee Scout Reservation. For Scouts who have already attended one week of CSR summer camp and paid the full price, they may attend a second (even a third) week of summer camp for $250.00 – a $90.00 discount!

Multi-week campers will participate in our Provisional Troop. Here is the Multi-week camper registration form. Multi-week campers will use this formto notify the camp leadership of the merit badges they plan to take at camp.

We have space for multi-week campers Weeks 3 (July 1-7), 5 (July 15-21), and 6 (July 22-28).

Cherokee Scout Reservation
50th Anniversary Hall of Leadership
Summer Camp 2018

As part of our 50th Anniversary Celebration, Cherokee Scout Reservation will induct the following people into its Hall of Leadership. To qualify for induction into the Hall of Leadership, volunteer and professional Scouters must contribute long-term service to Cherokee Scout Reservation, especially its summer camp program. We recognize these Scouters as our inaugural members for their generous, sustained service to Cherokee Scout Reservation. Each of them has made a significant contribution to camp. At the same time, many are prominent leaders in their communities. We are thankful for their leadership, service and support.

We will recognize the Hall of Leadership members this Saturday, June 30, during our 50th Anniversary Celebration Day festivities. For those who are unable to attend, we will recognize them during our subsequent Thursday evening Family & Visitor Night campfires.  Below are the Hall of Leadership Inductees, Summer 2018.

David Aldridge Tim Frye B. Everette Jordan* Harvey Newlin* Jim Smith
Charlie Aman Chris Fulcher John Jordan Willie Ore J. Harold Smith*
Mike Bailey Wallace Gee* Rob Kennerly Tom Pass* Dr. Scott Spillman
Grant Boone* Daniel Glaze John Kinney C. E. “Doc” Patterson* Mike Strader
Bill Brackett Kenyada Graves Mickey Klutz Millard Patton* David Trull
Ted Broussard* Sam Green* Russell Lee* Jim Pennington* George Waldrep
Mike Brumble Nita Grubbs Allen “Doc” Lewis* Bill Perguson* Mike Walters
Ben Bulla* Sue Hampton Ron Lindler* Chris Phillips Larry Warlick
Anderson Burgess Jason Hardy Michael Long Henry Polluck* Dale Weber
Lyndall Butler Bud Harrelson Dr. Robert Long* Dan Popik Delores Weber
Keith Christopher Kenya Henderson Ed Martin Bill “Fatman” Post Ted White
Jason Coe Craig Hendrix Frank Maxwell II Marvin Preslar Chris Williams
Nelson Dollar David Higgins Mickey McCrary Si Rothrock Gin Williams
Rick Dunnick Joe Higgins Jerry McGuire Gordon Satterfield Ted Williams
Ryan Elliott Rick Horne George McLarty Ken Shahbaz Pam Wilson
Lee Farmer Tay Howard* Bud McManus Linda Shahbaz John Young
Daniel Flack John Isley Tommy Murray Carole Smith  
*Deceased      

Safari Trek at Woodfield Cub World 2018

 Only 2 more weeks of Cub Resident Camp left.  July 1-5 and July 8-12

Hope your Scouts are joining us this summer for a fun-filled week!  Visit the camp website at www.bsaonsc.org/wsp

Summer Camp Reminders:

  • All adults attending camp must be registered, complete Youth Protection Training and Hazardous  Weather Training.
  • Remember to update numbers of Cubs attending camp if they change.

 

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Akela District Roundtable. The Roundtable is held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7 PM to 8 PM at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church located at 1225 Chestnut Drive, High Point, NC 27262. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Akela District.
Join their facebook group:  Akela District Roundtable

Roundtables will not be held in July. The August Roundtable will feature recruitment training.

  • Cub Scout Family Campout: Oct. 12-14
  • Boy Scout Camporee: Nov. 2-4

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Alamance District Roundtable. The Roundtable is held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7 PM – 8:30 PM at Shiloh Presbyterian Church located at 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd., Burlington, NC. This is a great time to exchange ideas, learn about what is going on in the Alamance District, attend training and more. Roundtable will not be held in July. August roundtable will be recruitment training.

Join their facebook group: Alamance District Roundtable.

  • Scout Day with the Elon Phoenix  Campout Package $10, single-game ticket $5.  September 8  Find more information here.
  • SAVE THE DATE:  Boy Scout CAMPOREE: Weekend at the Cherokee Corral held at Cherokee Scout Reservation September 28-30  Now accepting registrations!
  • Coming Soon:  Face-to-Face Leader Training & Scout Recruitment Training and Alamance Merit Badge College
  • Cub Scout Family Encampment at Woodfield Scout Preservation – Cape-O-Ree (superhero): October 26-28

Face to Face Training:     Recruitment

Recruitment Training Part B – July 18, 2018
7:00PM – 8:30PM @ Shiloh Presbyterian Church / Scout Hut 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd, Burlington
This training is for all Cub Masters, Assistant Cub Master & all Charter Organization Reps.  We would recommend every Cub Master & Assistant Cub Master attend this training to discuss best practices after the sign up and the next steps to great retention.  (Part A was held June 20, 2018)

District Recruitment Training – August 9, 2018
7:00PM – 8:00PM @ Shiloh Presbyterian Church / Scout Hut 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd, Burlington
This training is for everyone in Alamance District that will participate in the school recruitment season.  We will hold the 2018 recruitment season kickoff in place of Roundtable.  Everyone is welcome to attend the recruitment discussion and enjoy light refreshments.

A second Face-to-Face YPT2 (youth protection) training has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 15 from 7 – 9 pm. Location TBD.


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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Cherokee District Roundtable.  The Roundtable is held the 1st Thursday of each month at 7 PM at Cherokee Scout Reservation located at 3269 Boy Scout Camp Road, Yanceyville, NC 27379. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Cherokee District.  Roundtable will not be held in July.

  • Cub Scout Family Camp: October 19-21
  • Boy Scout Camporee: October 26-28

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Guilford District Roundtable.  The Roundtable is held the 1st Thursday of each month at Old North State Council Service Center located at 1405 Westover Terrace Greensboro 27408. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Guilford District.  In lieu of roundtable in July, planning meetings for Cub Scout fall family camp-out and Boy Scout Camporee will be held.  No Roundtable or District Committee in July.  Program Preview will be held at the August Roundtable.

Join their facebook group: Guilford District – BSA

  • Join us July 14 at The Carolina Cobras Arena Football Team to enjoy Halloween in July at 7 pm at the Greensboro Coliseum.  Scouts will receive:
    • a Cobra hat, Scout patch (everyone receives a patch but the first 100 are guaranteed at the door and other patches will arrive in two weeks.), hotdog, drink, and chips, Scout snapchat filter, and amazing prizes throughout the game.
    • If we have 200 Scouts and Scouters attend, we can take over the End Zone and try to win footballs as they are sent into the stands!
    • The registration form can be found here.  Send or drop off the form and payment to the Coliseum box office.
  • Fall Family Encampment is September 21-23rd at Woodfield and the Theme is Cub-A-Con.  Please dress up as your favorite character from movies, books, cartoons, etc. and decorate the “gateway” of your campsite for prizes and awards!  Email Jonathon Sprague at jon.s.scouts@gmail.com for information and to volunteer.
  • Camporee is November 2-4th and it will be an amazing combination of high adventure stations (rifle, shotgun, black powder, archery, climbing wall and low ropes course) as well as pioneering stations sure to delight and amaze all who attend.  Email Lyndal Butler at lbutler@smeinc.com for information and to volunteer.

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

Parents and volunteers, come to the Uwharrie District Roundtable. The Roundtable is held the 1st Thursday of each month at various locations throughout the District. This is a great time to exchange ideas, learn about what is going on in the Uwharrie Dist., attend training and more.  For roundtable location, contact Andrew Oliver at Andrew.oliver@scouting.org  There will not be a Roundtable in July. The August Roundtable will cover fall recruitment and program preview.

Join their facebook group: Uwharrie District Roundtable


OA Ordeal Weekends

September 7-9, 2018 at Woodfield Scout Preservation

October 5-7, 2018 at Cherokee Scout Reservation

May 3-5, 2019 at Cherokee Scout Reservation

 

Visit the OA Website at http://lodge70.org/ to register!  


The Old North State Council Service Center and Scout Shop will be closed Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

We wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July

The weekly e-news will not be published next week but will return Thursday, July 12.

 

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July

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June 21, 2018

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Easy-to-Understand Card Describes New Unit Structures

A card explaining various unit structures for the new Cub Scout Family Scouting model and upcoming model for Scouts BSA has been created for your use in easily explaining our programs and recruiting new families.

Print it, share it, and/or use it as a digital infographic: https://scouting.webdamdb.com/bp/#/folder/4402591/ (Click “Scouts BSA Cub Scout Message Card.pdf”) A copy is also attached.

New Family Scouting FAQ Now Available

A new Family Scouting frequently asked questions document is now available on the Family Scouting page of scouting.org (and attached as a PDF document).

The document features a range of information on Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA, including:

  • Overview and rationale
  • Chartered organizations
  • Cub Scouts
  • Boy Scouts/Scouts BSA
  • Order of the Arrow
  • Adult supervision and Youth Protection

BeAScout.org Relaunched With Improved User Experience

BeAScout.org has been relaunched with an improved user experience including faster search results, as well as tighter content focus.

The biggest pain-point expressed by families searching for local Scouting information was slow BeAScout is at displaying results of a ZIP Code search. The new site is a significant improvement in this area, with search results typically displayed in under 3 seconds, compared to almost 14 seconds on the old platform. And, while the site is optimized for mobile devices, it works great on desktop computers, too.

Another finding from user feedback concerned new families’  ability to simply find a unit and sign up, if possible. As a result, the site content is more focused on the “how” of joining than the “why,” and getting customers to the information they want quickly.

New Scouting families can filter search results in a variety of ways, including showing only units accepting online registration, or just dens for boys or girls, or just Sea Scout ships. Or, even units accepting online applications, and dens for boys or girls and Sea Scout ships all at the same time.

In the spirit of continuous improvement, look for more feedback-based improvements in the coming weeks and months.

Attention Units:  Instructions for updating your Unit Pin

Follow these easy steps:

  1. Go to my.scouting.org and log in.
  2. Select Menu, Select Legacy Web Tools, Select BeAScout
  3. Select Unit Pin Management, use the drop-down menu to select your unit
  4. 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 information, contact information, and additional information as needed.
  5. 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, then settings and select opt-in and type your message, click commit to save.  From the Organization Manager, you will also be able to indicate if your Pack will be welcoming girls to your Pack.

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 at 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

Specific instructions to update your unit pin can be found here…


Helping LDS Families Know How to Continue their Adventure in Scouting

Many LDS families need a clear path to continue their participation in Scouting after December 31, 2019. To help answer key questions and offer details on how these families can stay involved in the program, find an informational brochure here.


Vist the Old North State Scout Shop Mon. – Friday 9-6 and Saturday 10-4

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Week 1 of Cub Scout Resident Camp was filled with fun and excitement!  The new Wolves and Bears program at Woodfield Scout Preservation is a big hit this summer. Woodfield Scout Preservation completed their assessment to be nationally accredited this week and passed with flying colors.  Congratulations to Cub/Webelos Resident Camp Director Janet Mintz and the Woodfield Staff!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Camp Director Bud Harrelson, as well as the entire Camp Staff on the 2018 camp accreditation! Cherokee Scout Reservation has passed national inspection and become a Nationally Accredited Scout Camp!  It’s been a great week at CSR as week one is coming to an end.  We are looking forward to the fun summer ahead!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cherokee Scout Reservation 50th Anniversary Celebration Day
Saturday, June 30  11:00 am – 9:00 pm

REGISTER TODAY!  THE DEADLINE IS 11:55 PM, THURSDAY JUNE 21!

Registration Link: http://bsaonsc.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2370202&OrgKey=385

Celebrate Cherokee’s 50th Anniversary with us on Saturday, June 30. This half-day program offers a day of fun and adventure for current Scouts. It also provides an opportunity for camper and staff alumni to reconnect, swap stories, and share memories.

Find all of the details and registration information here:  http://bsaonsc.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2370202&OrgKey=385

Deadline to register is 11:55 PM Thursday, June 21!

 


Safari Trek at Woodfield Cub World 2018

Session 2: June 24-28
Session 3: July 1-5        Session 4: July 8-12

Hope your Scouts are joining us this summer for a fun-filled week!  Visit the camp website at www.bsaonsc.org/wsp

Summer Camp Reminders:

  • All adults attending camp must be registered, complete Youth Protection Training and Hazardous  Weather Training.
  • Remember to update numbers of Cubs attending camp if they change.

 

Akela District
Serving High Point, Thomasville, Jamestown, Wallburg, Archdale and Trinity
Parents and volunteers, come to the Akela District Roundtable. The Roundtable is held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7 PM to 8 PM at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church located at 1225 Chestnut Drive, High Point, NC 27262. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Akela District.
Join their facebook group:  Akela District Roundtable

Roundtables will not be held in July. The August Roundtable will feature recruitment training.


Alamance District
Serving Burlington, Alamance Co., Haw River, Saxapahaw, Snow Camp, Mebane, Graham, Elon
Parents and volunteers, come to the Alamance District Roundtable. The Roundtable is held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7 PM – 8:30 PM at Shiloh Presbyterian Church located at 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd., Burlington, NC. This is a great time to exchange ideas, learn about what is going on in the Alamance District, attend training and more. Roundtable will not be held in July. August roundtable will be recruitment training.

Join their facebook group: Alamance District Roundtable.

  • Scout Day with the Elon Phoenix  Campout Package $10, single-game ticket $5.  September 8  Find more information here.
  • SAVE THE DATE:  Boy Scout CAMPOREE: Weekend at the Cherokee Corral held at Cherokee Scout Reservation September 28-30  Now accepting registrations!
  • Coming Soon:  Face-to-Face Leader Training & Scout Recruitment Training and Alamance Merit Badge College
  • Cub Scout Family Encampment at Woodfield Scout Preservation – Cape-O-Ree (superhero): October 26-28

Face to Face Training:     Recruitment

Recruitment Training Part B – July 18, 2018
7:00PM – 8:30PM @ Shiloh Presbyterian Church / Scout Hut 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd, Burlington
This training is for all Cub Masters, Assistant Cub Master & all Charter Organization Reps.  We would recommend every Cub Master & Assistant Cub Master attend this training to discuss best practices after the sign up and the next steps to great retention.  (Part A was held June 20, 2018)

District Recruitment Training – August 9, 2018
7:00PM – 8:00PM @ Shiloh Presbyterian Church / Scout Hut 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd, Burlington
This training is for everyone in Alamance District that will participate in the school recruitment season.  We will hold the 2018 recruitment season kickoff in place of Roundtable.  Everyone is welcome to attend the recruitment discussion and enjoy light refreshments.

A second Face-to-Face YPT2 (youth protection) training has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 15 from 7 – 9 pm. Location TBD.


Cherokee District: 
Serving Reidsville, Eden, Ruffin, Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville, Wentworth, Roxboro, and Yanceyville
Parents and volunteers, come to the Cherokee District Roundtable.  The Roundtable is held the 1st Thursday of each month at 7 PM at Cherokee Scout Reservation located at 3269 Boy Scout Camp Road, Yanceyville, NC 27379. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Cherokee District.  Roundtable will not be held in July.

  • Cub Scout Family Camp: October 19-21
  • Boy Scout Camporee: October 26-28

Guilford District
Serving Brown Summit, Colfax, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Gibsonville, Julian, Pleasant Garden, and all of Eastern Guilford County and Greensboro
Parents and volunteers, come to the Guilford District Roundtable.  The Roundtable is held the 1st Thursday of each month at Old North State Council Service Center located at 1405 Westover Terrace Greensboro 27408. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Guilford District.  In lieu of roundtable in July, planning meetings for Cub Scout fall family camp-out and Boy Scout Camporee will be held.  No Roundtable or District Committee in July.  Program Preview will be held at the August Roundtable.

Join their facebook group: Guilford District – BSA

  • Cub Scout Day Camp June 25-29 8 am – 4 pm Deadline to register is June 15
  • Join us July 14 at The Carolina Cobras Arena Football Team to enjoy Halloween in July at 7 pm at the Greensboro Coliseum.  Scouts will receive:
    • a Cobra hat, Scout patch (everyone receives a patch but the first 100 are guaranteed at the door and other patches will arrive in two weeks.), hotdog, drink, and chips, Scout snapchat filter, and amazing prizes throughout the game.
    • If we have 200 Scouts and Scouters attend, we can take over the End Zone and try to win footballs as they are sent into the stands!
    • The registration form can be found here.  Send or drop off the form and payment to the Coliseum box office.
  • Fall Family Encampment is September 21-23rd at Woodfield and the Theme is Cub-A-Con.  Please dress up as your favorite character from movies, books, cartoons, etc. and decorate the “gateway” of your campsite for prizes and awards!  Email Jonathon Sprague at jon.s.scouts@gmail.com for information and to volunteer.
  • Camporee is November 2-4th and it will be an amazing combination of high adventure stations (rifle, shotgun, black powder, archery, climbing wall and low ropes course) as well as pioneering stations sure to delight and amaze all who attend.  Email Lyndal Butler at lbutler@smeinc.com for information and to volunteer.

Uwharrie District
Serving Lexington, Mocksville, Advance, Davie Co., Southmont, Denton, Welcome, Asheboro, Seagrove, Ramseur, Liberty, Randleman, and Franklinville
Parents and volunteers, come to the Uwharrie District Roundtable. The Roundtable is held the 1st Thursday of each month at various locations throughout the District. This is a great time to exchange ideas, learn about what is going on in the Uwharrie Dist., attend training and more.  For roundtable location, contact Andrew Oliver at Andrew.oliver@scouting.org  There will not be a Roundtable in July. The August Roundtable will cover fall recruitment and program preview.

Join their facebook group: Uwharrie District Roundtable


We are still accepting applications for the National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) course that 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 are especially recommended.

Register today! Only a few more slots available! NYLT Course Details     NYLT Youth Participant Application

Calendar of Events

June

July

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


June 14, 2018

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)
July 15 – 20, 2018
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Check out the video below by Eagle Scout Dylan Smith.  He discusses the benefits of NYLT and why every Scout 13 years old and older should attend.

We are still accepting applications for 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 are especially recommended.

Register today! Only a few more slots available! NYLT Course Details NYLT Youth Participant Application


Family Scouting

New Family Scouting FAQ Now Available

A new Family Scouting frequently asked questions document is now available on the Family Scouting page of scouting.org (and attached as a PDF document).

The document features a range of information on Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA, including:

  • Overview and rationale
  • Chartered organizations
  • Cub Scouts
  • Boy Scouts/Scouts BSA
  • Order of the Arrow
  • Adult supervision and Youth Protection

Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) and Jamboree-on-the-Internet (JOTI) Events Planned for Oct. 19-21

Want to meet Scouts from around the world before the World Scout Jamboree next year? Then, be sure to add Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) and Jamboree-on-the-Internet (JOTI) to your unit, district, and/or council calendars for the weekend of October 19-21, 2018!

Other than an opportunity to meet Scouts from around the world, complete requirements in Cub Scouts and various merit badges, and complete part of the requirements for the International Spirit Award, JOTA and JOTI is another great way to include STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) topics in your programming! JOTA introduces Scouts to the fun, technology, and magic of amateur radio, while you can prepare your Scouts for safe Internet use by incorporating the BSA’s training tool, Cyber Chip, before they participate in JOTI.

Does your unit want to participate in JOTA, but is not in possession of an amateur radio station? Icom America and the BSA have a sponsorship agreement that began in 2012 and now extends through 2018. One aspect of that agreement is that Icom America will provide up to 10 complete amateur radio stations for use by local councils. Stations can be requested for long-term development loan stations and for event loan stations. You can find the details, application, and loan agreement here.

Be sure to visit JOTA’s webpage at www.scouting.org/jota, and JOTI’s webpage, www.scouting.org/joti, for information on how to participate, download participation certificates, where to order this year’s patches, and much more.


 

 

Cherokee Scout Reservation 50th Anniversary Celebration Day
Saturday, June 30  11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Registration Link: http://bsaonsc.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2370202&OrgKey=385

Celebrate Cherokee’s 50th Anniversary with us on Saturday, June 30. This half-day program offers a day of fun and adventure for current Scouts. It also provides an opportunity for camper and staff alumni to reconnect, swap stories, and share memories.

Find all of the details and registration information here:  http://bsaonsc.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2370202&OrgKey=385

Deadline to register is Thursday, June 21


Safari Trek at Woodfield Cub World 2018

Session 1: June 17-21   Session 2: June 24-28
Session 3: July 1-5        Session 4: July 8-12

Hope your Scouts are joining us this summer for a fun-filled week!  Visit the camp website at www.bsaonsc.org/wsp

Summer Camp Reminders:

  • All adults attending camp must be registered, complete Youth Protection Training and Hazardous  Weather Training.
  • Remember to update numbers of Cubs attending camp if they change.

 

Akela District
Serving High Point, Thomasville, Jamestown, Wallburg, Archdale and Trinity
Parents and volunteers, come to the Akela District Roundtable. The Roundtable is held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7 PM to 8 PM at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church located at 1225 Chestnut Drive, High Point, NC 27262. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Akela District.
Roundtables will not be held in June or July. The August Roundtable will feature recruitment training.

Join their facebook group:  Akela District Roundtable   

  • Cub Scout Day Camp  June 18-22 8:45 am – 4:30 pm   Deadline to register is June 9
  • Cub Scout Family Campout: Oct. 12-14
  • Boy Scout Camporee: Nov. 2-4

Alamance District: Serving Burlington, Alamance Co., Haw River, Saxapahaw, Snow Camp, Mebane, Graham, Elon Parents and volunteers, come to the Alamance District Roundtable. The Roundtable is held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7 PM – 8:30 PM at Shiloh Presbyterian Church, located at 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd., Burlington, NC. This is a great time to exchange ideas, learn about what is going on in the Alamance District, attend training and more. Roundtable will not be held in June or July. August roundtable will be recruitment training. Join their facebook group: Alamance District Roundtable.

  • 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 at Woodfield Scout Preservation – Cape-O-Ree (superhero): October 26-28

Face to Face Training:     Recruitment

Recruitment Training Part A – June 20, 2018
7:00PM – 8:30PM @ Shiloh Presbyterian Church / Scout Hut 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd, Burlington
This training is for all Cub Masters, Assistant Cub Master, membership chair & all Charter Organization Reps.  We would recommend every Cub Master attend this training to discuss the 2018 recruitment process and alignment of expectations.

Recruitment Training Part B – July 18, 2018
7:00PM – 8:30PM @ Shiloh Presbyterian Church / Scout Hut 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd, Burlington
This training is for all Cub Masters, Assistant Cub Master & all Charter Organization Reps.  We would recommend every Cub Master & Assistant Cub Master attend this training to discuss best practices after the sign up and the next steps to great retention.

District Recruitment Training – August 9, 2018
7:00PM – 8:00PM @ Shiloh Presbyterian Church / Scout Hut 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd, Burlington
This training is for everyone in Alamance District that will participate in the school recruitment season.  We will hold the 2018 recruitment season kickoff in place of Roundtable.  Everyone is welcome to attend the recruitment discussion and enjoy light refreshments.

A second Face-to-Face YPT2 (youth protection) training has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 15 from 7 – 9 pm. Location TBD.


Cherokee District: 
Serving Reidsville, Eden, Ruffin, Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville, Wentworth, Roxboro, and Yanceyville
Parents and volunteers, come to the Cherokee District Roundtable.  The Roundtable is held the 1st Thursday of each month at 7 PM at Cherokee Scout Reservation located at 3269 Boy Scout Camp Road, Yanceyville, NC 27379. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Cherokee District.  Roundtable will not be held in July.

  • Cub Scout Family Camp: October 19-21

Guilford District
Serving Brown Summit, Colfax, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Gibsonville, Julian, Pleasant Garden, and all of Eastern Guilford County and Greensboro
Parents and volunteers, come to the Guilford District Roundtable.  The Roundtable is held the 1st Thursday of each month at Old North State Council Service Center located at 1405 Westover Terrace Greensboro 27408. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Guilford District.  In lieu of roundtable in July and August, planning meetings for Cub Scout fall family camp-out and Boy Scout Camporee will be held in lieu of roundtable.

Join their facebook group: Guilford District – BSA

  • Cub Scout Day Camp June 25-29 8 am – 4 pm Deadline to register is June 15
  • Cub Scout Fall Family Camp-out: Sept. 21-23 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
Parents and volunteers, come to the Uwharrie District Roundtable. The Roundtable is held the 1st Thursday of each month at various locations throughout the District. This is a great time to exchange ideas, learn about what is going on in the Uwharrie Dist., attend trainings and more.  For roundtable location, contact Andrew Oliver at Andrew.oliver@scouting.org  There will not be a Roundtable in July. The August Roundtable will cover fall recruitment and program preview.

Join their facebook group: Uwharrie District Roundtable


Calendar of Events

June

July

Full Calendar & District Calendars 
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June 7, 2018

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Cherokee Scout Reservation Welcomes Scouts Impacted with the Ute Park Fire at Philmont

Due to the Ute Park fire, Philmont Scout Ranch has canceled all treks through July 14, 2018. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Philmont staff and leadership as they work to restore the facility to program and safety standards. We also send prayers for protection and healing to the firefighters and the communities surrounding Philmont that were impacted by the fire.

As you consider alternate plans for the summer, consider sharing the program opportunities at Cherokee Scout Reservation with your Scouts, families, and leaders. Scouts can participate in high adventure activities such as COPE, Climbing, BSA Lifeguard, Metalworking and Muzzle Loading Rifle Shooting. Our traditional merit badge program offers over 66 different merit badges for Scouts to choose from.


New Member Coordinator: A Game-Changer for Recruitment, Retention, and Engagement

welcome.jpgSustaining 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. Discover how New Member Coordinator can be a game-changer for your unit – strengthening recruitment, retention, and parent/volunteer engagement.

Join a BSA WEBINAR on June 19 at 6 pm:

https://www.connectmeeting.att.com

Meeting Number:  8778109415
Access Code:           7381702

The webinar is designed for volunteers and professionals who will PROMOTE, ADVOCATE, MENTOR, and SUPPORT the NMC process.

Visit scouting.org/nmc for information on TRAINING, RESOURCES, and INCENTIVES.

Contact us at nmc@scouting.org to receive answers to your QUESTIONS and share your NMC SUCCESS STORIES or send an email directly to NMC chair Linda Baker at lalbaker@aol.com


Share your suggestions for improving the 2019 Journey to Excellence scorecards

shareThe group of national, council and unit-level volunteers that will soon meet to craft the 2019 Journey to Excellence standards wants your input.  Please click on the link to share your suggestions on how to improve the 2019 JTE scorecards.

https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2018/06/05/share-your-suggestions-for-improving-the-2019-journey-to-excellence-scorecards/


Every Scout has a story…and we would love to hear yours!

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Whether you are a youth, parent, or volunteer, your experiences can help others see that it’s their turn to say, “Scout me in!”

Topics of interest include:

  • why you chose to participate as a Scouting family
  • favorite memories that keep you coming back each year
  • how you began your involvement in Scouting
  • ways your family has grown or changed because of Scouting

Please contact Tina Carroll at tina.carroll@scouting.org to set up a short interview. You can read featured stories on the Old North State Council’s blog at https://bsaonsc.wordpress.com/    Thank you!

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Counselor-in-Training

Attention Scouts ages 14 and 15 years old:  Why not consider participating in our Counselor-in-Training program at Cherokee Scout Reservation?  Experience a week-long leadership development program that is free for Scouts. Check out the video below to see what it’s all about!

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We also have a few vacancies within the camp staff. Particularly, we are looking for someone to assist with Welding and Automotive Maintenance merit badges.

If you have questions, please contact Camp Director Bud Harrelson at bud.harrelson@scouting.org.


Cherokee Scout Reservation 50th Anniversary Celebration Day
Saturday, June 30  11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Registration Link: http://bsaonsc.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2370202&OrgKey=385

Celebrate Cherokee’s 50th Anniversary with us on Saturday, June 30. This half-day program offers a day of fun and adventure for current Scouts. It also provides an opportunity for camper and staff alumni to reconnect, swap stories, and share memories.

Find all of the details and registration information here:  http://bsaonsc.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2370202&OrgKey=385

Deadline to register is Thursday, June 21

Cherokee Scout Reservation 50th Anniversary Trading Post

Pre-order Link:

http://bsaonsc.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2371340&OrgKey=385

Individuals may pre-order Cherokee Scout Reservation 50th Anniversary memorabilia online through 11:59 pm on Sunday, June 10, 2018.

Items available include 50th Anniversary Summer Camp short-sleeve t-shirt, long-sleeve hoodie t-shirt,  hat,  Council Strip with 50th Anniversary logo,  Council Strip with cannon,  and a  Cherokee Scout Reservation Staff Alumni t-shirt.

Items may be picked up at the 50th Anniversary Celebration Day on June 30 or shipped ($10 flat shipping rate). Items will not be shipped until Friday, July 6.


Safari Trek at Woodfield Cub World 2018

monkeySession 1: June 17-21   Session 2: June 24-28
Session 3: July 1-5        Session 4: July 8-12

We are still taking reservations for Webelos Camp!  Visit the camp website at www.bsaonsc.org/wsp

Summer Camp Reminders:

  • All adults attending camp must be registered, complete Youth Protection Training and Hazardous  Weather Training.
  • Remember to update numbers of Cubs attending camp if they change.

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Akela District: 
Serving High Point, Thomasville, Jamestown, Wallburg, Archdale and Trinity
Parents and volunteers, come to the Akela District Roundtable. The Roundtable is held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7 PM to 8 PM at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church located at 1225 Chestnut Drive, High Point, NC 27262. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Akela District.
Roundtables will not be held in June or July. The August Roundtable will feature recruitment training.

Join their facebook group:  Akela District Roundtable

  • Cub Scout Day Camp  June 18-22 8:45 am – 4:30 pm   Deadline to register is June 9
  • Cub Scout Family Campout: Oct. 12-14
  • Boy Scout Camporee: Nov. 2-4

Alamance District: Serving Burlington, Alamance Co., Haw River, Saxapahaw, Snow Camp, Mebane, Graham, Elon parents and volunteers, come to the Alamance District Roundtable. The Roundtable is held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7 PM – 8:30 PM at Shiloh Presbyterian Church, located at 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd., Burlington, NC. This is a great time to exchange ideas, learn about what is going on in the Alamance District, attend training and more.  Roundtable will not be held in June or July.  August roundtable will be recruitment training. Join their facebook group:  Alamance District Roundtable.

  • Cub Scout Twilight Camp June 13-15 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • 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 at Woodfield Scout Preservation – Cape-O-Ree (superhero): October 26-28

Face to Face Training:     Recruitment

Recruitment Training Part A – June 20, 2018
7:00PM – 8:30PM @ Shiloh Presbyterian Church / Scout Hut 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd, Burlington
This training is for all Cub Masters, Assistant Cub Master, membership chair & all Charter Organization Reps.  We would recommend every Cub Master attend this training to discuss the 2018 recruitment process and alignment of expectations.

Recruitment Training Part B – July 18, 2018
7:00PM – 8:30PM @ Shiloh Presbyterian Church / Scout Hut 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd, Burlington
This training is for all Cub Masters, Assistant Cub Master & all Charter Organization Reps.  We would recommend every Cub Master & Assistant Cub Master attend this training to discuss best practices after the sign-up and the next steps to great retention.

District Recruitment Training – August 9, 2018
7:00PM – 8:00PM @ Shiloh Presbyterian Church / Scout Hut 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd, Burlington
This training is for everyone in Alamance District that will participate in the school recruitment season.  We will hold the 2018 recruitment season kickoff in place of Roundtable.  Everyone is welcome to attend the recruitment discussion and enjoy light refreshments.

A second Face-to-Face YPT2 (youth protection) training has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 15 from 7 – 9 pm. Location TBD.


Cherokee District: 
Serving Reidsville, Eden, Ruffin, Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville, Wentworth, Roxboro, and Yanceyville
Parents and volunteers, come to the Cherokee District Roundtable.  The Roundtable is held the 1st Thursday of each month at 7 PM at Cherokee Scout Reservation located at 3269 Boy Scout Camp Road, Yanceyville, NC 27379. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Cherokee District.
Roundtable will not be held in July.


Guilford District
Serving Brown Summit, Colfax, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Gibsonville, Julian, Pleasant Garden, and all of Eastern Guilford County and Greensboro
Parents and volunteers, come to the Guilford District Roundtable.  The Roundtable is held the 1st Thursday of each month at Old North State Council Service Center located at 1405 Westover Terrace Greensboro 27408. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Guilford District.
In lieu of roundtable in July and August, planning meetings for Cub Scout fall family camp-out and Boy Scout Camporee will be held in lieu of roundtable.

Join their facebook group: Guilford District – BSA

  • Cub Scout Day Camp June 25-29 8 am – 4 pm Deadline to register is June 15
  • Cub Scout Fall Family Camp-out: Sept. 21-23 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
Parents and volunteers, come to the Uwharrie District Roundtable. The Roundtable is held the 1st Thursday of each month at various locations throughout the District. This is a great time to exchange ideas, learn about what is going on in the Uwharrie Dist., attend trainings and more.  For roundtable location, contact Andrew Oliver at Andrew.oliver@scouting.org
There will not be a Roundtable in July. The August Roundtable will cover fall recruitment and program preview.

Join their facebook group: Uwharrie District Roundtable

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

We are still accepting applications for 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 are especially recommended.

Register today! Only 15 more slots available!    NYLT Course Details        NYLT Youth Participant Application

Calendar of Events

June

July

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

May 2018 Newsletter

May 31, 2018

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Every Scout has a story…and we would love to hear yours!

Whether you are a youth, parent, or volunteer, your experiences can help others see that it’s their turn to say, “Scout me in!”

Topics of interest include:

  • why you chose to participate as a Scouting family
  • favorite memories that keep you coming back each year
  • how you began your involvement in Scouting
  • ways your family has grown or changed because of Scouting

Please contact Tina Carroll at tina.carroll@scouting.org to set up a short interview. You can read featured stories on the Old North State Council’s blog at https://bsaonsc.wordpress.com/    Thank you!


Family Scouting

smiThe Family Scouting page on scouting.org is being updated this week with links to the recently refreshed Guide to Safe Scouting, as well as the BSA’s policy for camping/tenting/lodging.

Also available will be an infographic on what is/is not changing in each program and a quick reference on recent changes to the Order of the Arrow’s membership requirements.


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Boy Scouts of America Reaffirms Duty to God in Resolution

A Scout is Reverent, meaning Scouts are faithful in their religious duties and respect the beliefs of others.

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The Order of the Arrow Will Be Updating Its Unit Elections

Beginning on Feb. 1, 2019, unit elections will be updated. Here’s what is changing and what is not changing.

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Visit the Scout Shop! Monday – Friday 9-6 and Saturday 10-4
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Like them on Facebook @ Old North State Scout Shop

Your ONE STOP SHOP!
Yes, they sell uniforms, handbooks, merit badge books and awards, but did you know they sell a LOT more!

Here’s a list of some of their items:  http://www.bsaonsc.org/shop.html  and their list goes on and on!  Come by and take a look or check out the national site at www.scoutshop.org.  If you find it online they can ship it to you!  Call them with the item number and they can save you the shipping cost!!


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Cub Scout Day Camps & Twilight Camps

2015daycampThere’s still time to register for exciting summer Cub Scout Camp opportunities!

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.

Camp deadlines are fast approaching:

Akela Day Camp June 18-20: Last day to register is June 9

Alamance Twilight Camp June 13-15: Last day to register is June 2

Guilford Day Camp June 25-29: Last day to register is June 15

Uwharrie Day Camps July 2-4 and July 9-11: Last day to register is June 1 (held at Woodfield Scout Preservation and open to any Dist.)


SAFARI TREK at WOODFIELD CUB WORLD 2018

Sessions 1 & 2 are full. There’s still space available during Sessions 3 and 4

Session 1: June 17-21   Session 2: June 24-28
Session 3: July 1-5        Session 4: July 8-12

Visit the camp website at www.bsaonsc.org/wsp

Attention Parents, if your Pack is not signed up to attend Cub Scout/Webelos camp this summer and your son would like to spend the week having fun on a safari trek adventure, contact Camp Director Janet Mintz at janet.mintz@scouting.org to make arrangements!

Summer Camp Reminders:

  • All adults attending camp must be registered, complete Youth Protection Training and Hazardous  Weather Training.
  • Remember to update numbers of Cubs attending camp if they change.

Making memories and learning life lessons at summer camp is one of the greatest experiences in Scouting! Is your Scout going to camp this summer? To learn more about Cub Scout and Webelos camping opportunities, visit: http://www.bsaonsc.org/CubCamps.html

Woodfield Work Day is Saturday, June 2 from 8:30 – 3:00.  Spend the day at beautiful Woodfield Scout Preservation and help us get ready for summer camp!  We have a long list of projects to get done.   Lunch will be provided for all who come!  Have questions or would like to come help?  Please contact Janet Mintz at Janet.mintz@scouting.org


Cherokee Scout Reservation 50th Anniversary Celebration Day
Saturday, June 30  11:00 am – 9:00 pm

CSR 2018 + 50th Anniversary PatchRegistration Link: http://bsaonsc.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2370202&OrgKey=385

Celebrate Cherokee’s 50th Anniversary with us on Saturday, June 30. This half-day program offers a day of fun and adventure for current Scouts. It also provides an opportunity for camper and staff alumni to reconnect, swap stories, and share memories.

Who: Current Scouts, Scouters and their families, Staff Alumni and their families, bring your entire troop

Program Outline

  • The day starts with lunch
  • Followed by open program areas:
    • Swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, blobbing, glacier climbing
    • Rifle shooting, muzzleloading rifle shooting, archery
    • Open handicraft
    • Museum tours
    • Free climb
  • 50th Anniversary Sporting Clays Classic on our 5-Stand shotgun shooting range – an additional $50 with proceeds benefiting the Doc Patterson Provisional Unit Campsite
  • Recognition banquet
  • Special awards presentations
  • Closing campfire
  • You can camp overnight
    • Depart by 9:30 am
    • Breakfast will not be served

Cost: Varies

  • Ages 11 and up: $30 – includes Saturday lunch and supper, an event patch, selected program area supplies, and camp staff support.
  • Ages 11 and up (banquet only): $20 (includes patch)
  • Ages 10 and under: $10
  • Optional: $50 to participate in the 50th Anniversary Sporting Clays Classic

Overnight campers and those wanting to participate in any water or climbing activities must bring the health form, parts A & B with them. The health form can be found here! Anyone that wants to participate in water activities must have a swim test.

Deadline to register is Thursday, June 21 at 11:59 PM

Registration Link: http://bsaonsc.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2370202&OrgKey=385


Cherokee Scout Reservation 50th Anniversary Trading Post

Pre-order Link:

http://bsaonsc.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2371340&OrgKey=385

Individuals may pre-order Cherokee Scout Reservation 50th Anniversary memorabilia online through 11:59 pm on Sunday, June 10, 2018.

Items available include 50th Anniversary Summer Camp short-sleeve t-shirt, long-sleeve hoodie t-shirt,  hat,  Council Strip with 50th Anniversary logo,  Council Strip with cannon,  and a  Cherokee Scout Reservation Staff Alumni t-shirt.

Items may be picked up at the 50th Anniversary Celebration Day on June 30 or shipped ($10 flat shipping rate). Items will not be shipped until Friday, July 6.

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Pre-order Link:   http://bsaonsc.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2371340&OrgKey=385


CSR 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign-
Dr. Curtis E. Patterson Provisional Troop Campsite

In honor of the 50th anniversary, through a targeted and focused capital campaign, we will raise $25,000 to improve Ossipee Campsite – the provisional troop campsite. In addition to celebrating the 50th anniversary, we will honor the contributions of longtime volunteer camp staff member and Assistant Provisional Scoutmaster “Doc” Patterson by naming the campsite in his memory – the Doctor Curtis E. Patterson Provisional Troop Campsite.

The campsite improvements include building 5 Adirondacks; upgrading the existing shelter with electrical outlets, LED lights, and ceiling fans; and establishing a permanent gateway.

We ask all legacy Friends of Scouting donors, to make their FOS gifts first and consider making a second gift to the 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign.

Naming opportunities for the 5 Adirondacks, existing shelter, and the gateway are available. All donors will be listed in the digital donor honor roll on the camp website. Donors who make contributions at $100 or more will receive a 50th Anniversary chenille.

Pledges and contributions can be made using this pledge card. Or, you can submit your contribution via the web.

If you are interested in naming opportunities, please contact Camp Director Bud Harrelson at bud.harrelson@scouting.org.

Pledge Card or Web Donation


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Akela District: Serving High Point, Thomasville, Jamestown, Wallburg, Archdale and Trinity   Join their facebook group:  Akela District Roundtable

  • Scout Night with the Hitoms Baseball at Finch Field – Thomasville, NC June 1  Ticket, patch, drink, chips and hot dog only $9!
  • Cub Scout Day Camp  June 18-22 8:45 am – 4:30 pm   Deadline to register is June 9
  • Cub Scout Family Campout: Oct. 12-14
  • Boy Scout Camporee: Nov. 2-4

Alamance District: Serving Burlington, Alamance Co., Haw River, Saxapahaw, Snow Camp, Mebane, Graham, Elon  Join their facebook group:  Alamance District Roundtable

  • Cub Scout Twilight Camp June 13-15 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm  Deadline to register is June 2
  • 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 at Woodfield Scout Preservation – Cape-O-Ree (superhero): October 26-28

Face to Face Training:     Recruitment

Recruitment Training Part A – June 20, 2018
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ Shiloh Presbyterian Church / Scout Hut 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd, Burlington
This training is for all Cub Masters, Assistant Cub Master, membership chair & all Charter Organization Reps.  We would recommend every Cub Master attend this training to discuss the 2018 recruitment process and alignment of expectations.

Recruitment Training Part B – July 18, 2018
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ Shiloh Presbyterian Church / Scout Hut 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd, Burlington
This training is for all Cub Masters, Assistant Cub Master & all Charter Organization Reps.  We would recommend every Cub Master & Assistant Cub Master attend this training to discuss best practices after the sign-up and the next steps to great retention.

District Recruitment Training – August 9, 2018
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Shiloh Presbyterian Church / Scout Hut 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd, Burlington
This training is for everyone in Alamance District that will participate in the school recruitment season.  We will hold the 2018 recruitment season kickoff in place of Roundtable.  Everyone is welcome to attend the recruitment discussion and enjoy light refreshments.


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

Join their facebook group: Guilford District – BSA

  • Cub Scout Day Camp June 25-29 8 am – 4 pm Deadline to register is June 15
  • Cub Scout Fall Family Camp-out: Sept. 21-23 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

Join their facebook group: Uwharrie District Roundtable

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A Special Performance of the 2018 Tzofim Israel Scout Friendship Caravan Dekel 

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This is a FREE Event open to the whole family. No registration nor RSVP required.  Come experience an evening of music, song, dance, and entertainment appropriate for all ages!

Monday, June 4, 2018, at 7:00 PM
Beth David Synagogue Social Hall
804 Winview Drive, Greensboro, NC  27410

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 7:00 PM
Fellowship Presbyterian Church
2005 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC  27410

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 11:00 AM
Abbotswood
3504 Flint Street, Greensboro, NC 27405

Comments from previous performances in New York and Miami:

“It is truly spectacular, that it catches the indomitable spirit of Israel and its determination to remain hopeful for peace.”

“It is an ABSOLUTE must see, two thumbs up!”

A show for ALL ages!!  Bring the WHOLE family!

Sponsored by Beth David Synagogue Men’s Club and Individual Donors
Any questions, please contact: Erica Aronson, Chair of the Israel Scouts, 479-418-3827 or greensboroisraelscouts@gmail.com


Boy Scout Campout event with the Greensboro Grasshoppers  

Join us Friday, June 8 for a HOPPIN’ good time!  Discount game tickets and overnight camping options available. 

Find all of the details here…


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

We are still accepting applications for 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 are especially recommended.

Register today! Only 15 more slots available!    NYLT Course Details        NYLT Youth Participant Application


Calendar of Events

June

July

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



May 24, 2018

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What is Friends of Scouting and why is it so important?

View the video below from Scout Executive Ed Martin and Friends of Scouting Chairman Nathan Finnin to learn why the Friends of Scouting annual fundraising campaign is essential to providing local Scouting programs, camps, and opportunities for our youth.  Learn about how those dollars are spent and how the Old North State Council is funded.

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For more information about Friends of Scouting and how to support the Old North State Council, visit  http://www.bsaonsc.org/supportscouting.html  


Family Scouting

New ‘Welcome to Cub Scouting’ Video Available to Share With New Scouting Families.  It features brief answers to the five most frequently asked questions:

  1. What uniforms and books will I need?
  2. What’s a den?
  3. What’s a pack?
  4. What is rank advancement and how does it work?
  5. Who is Akela?

The quick, 3-minute video can be accessed on the BSA Communications YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/skSD7y6fgB4


Visit the Scout Shop! Monday – Friday 9-6 and Saturday 10-4 336 235-0977 Like them on Facebook @ Old North State Scout Shop

thorloYour ONE STOP SHOP! Yes, they sell uniforms, handbooks, merit badge books and awards, but did you know they sell a LOT more!

Here’s a list of some of their items:  http://www.bsaonsc.org/shop.html  and their list goes on and on!  Come by and take a look or check out the national site at www.scoutshop.org.  If you find it on line they can ship it to you!  Call them with the item number and they can save you the shipping cost!!


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Cub Scout Day Camps & Twilight Camps

2015daycampThere’s still time to register for exciting summer Cub Scout Camp opportunities!  See dates and details below in “District News”

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.


Woodfield Summer Camp Update

Woodfield Work Day is June 2

We are less than ONE MONTH away from opening camp!  We need your help to get ready for the best camp experience ever!  Woodfield Work Day (also called Beaver Day) is SATURDAY, JUNE 2 from 8:30 – 3:00.  Leaders- this is your opportunity to help us get camp ready for your scouts! We have a long list of projects to get done! This is an ALL HANDS ON DECK day–to be sure our facilities are ready for everyone.

Projects range from cleaning campsites areas and bathhouses, preparing the kitchen and dining hall, pressure washing, weed-whacking, repairing benches/picnic tables, spreading pine needles…

CALLING ALL ADULT LEADERS, BRING YOUR ENERGY AND SCOUT SPIRIT!  THIS IS YOUR CAMP!

Lunch will be provided for all who come!  Have questions or would like to come help?  Please contact Janet Mintz at Janet.mintz@scouting.org


SAFARI TREK at WOODFIELD CUB WORLD 2018:

Sessions 1 & 2 are full. There’s still space available Sessions 3 and 4

6Session 1: June 17-21 Session 2: June 24-28 Session 3: July 1-5 Session 4: July 8-12

www.bsaonsc.org/wsp

Summer Camp Reminders:

  • All adults attending  camp must be registered, complete Youth Protection Training and Hazardous  Weather Training.
  • Remember to update  numbers of Cubs attending camp if they change.

Making memories and learning life lessons at summer camp is one of the greatest experiences in Scouting! Is your Scout going to camp this summer? To learn more about Cub Scout and Webelos camping opportunities, visit:http://www.bsaonsc.org/CubCamps.html


Cherokee Scout Reservation 50th Anniversary Celebration Day Saturday, June 30  11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Registration Link: http://bsaonsc.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2370202&OrgKey=385

2Celebrate Cherokee’s 50th Anniversary with us on Saturday, June 30. This half-day program offers a day of fun and adventure for current Scouts. It also provides an opportunity for camper and staff alumni to reconnect, swap stories, and share memories.

Who: Current Scouts, Scouters and their families, Staff Alumni and their families, bring your entire troop

Program Outline

  • The day starts with lunch
  • Followed by open program areas:
    • Swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, blobbing, glacier climbing
    • Rifle shooting, muzzleloading rifle shooting, archery
    • Open handicraft
    • Museum tours
    • Free climb
  • 50th Anniversary Sporting Clays Classic on our 5-Stand shotgun shooting range – an additional $50 with proceeds benefiting the Doc Patterson Provisional Unit Campsite
  • Recognition banquet
  • Special awards presentations
  • Closing campfire
  • You can camp overnight
    • Depart by 9:30 am
    • Breakfast will not be served

Cost: Varies

  • Ages 11 and up: $30 – includes Saturday lunch and supper, an event patch, selected program area supplies, and camp staff support.
  • Ages 11 and up (banquet only): $20 (includes patch)
  • Ages 10 and under: $10
  • Optional: $50 to participate in the 50th Anniversary Sporting Clays Classic

Overnight campers and those wanting to participate in any water or climbing activities must bring the health form, parts A & B with them. The health form can be found here! Anyone that wants to participate in water activities must have a swim test.

Deadline to register is Thursday, June 21 at 11:59 PM

Registration Link: http://bsaonsc.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2370202&OrgKey=385


Cherokee Scout Reservation 50th Anniversary Trading Post

Pre-order Link:

http://bsaonsc.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2371340&OrgKey=385

Individuals may pre-order Cherokee Scout Reservation 50th Anniversary memorabilia online through 11:59 pm on Sunday, June 10, 2018.

Items available include:

  • 50th Anniversary Summer Camp short-sleeve t-shirt
  • 50th Anniversary Summer Camp long-sleeve hoodie t-short
  • 50th Anniversary hat
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration Council Strip with 50th Anniversary logo
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration Council Strip with cannon
  • 50th Anniversary patch (different from the summer camp patch), and
  • Cherokee Scout Reservation Staff Alumni t-shirt

Items may be picked up at the 50th Anniversary Celebration Day on June 30 or shipped ($10 flat shipping rate). Items will not be shipped until Friday, July 6.

Pre-order Link:   http://bsaonsc.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2371340&OrgKey=385


CSR 50th Anniversary Hall of Leadership Nomination Form

As part of the Cherokee Scout Reservation 50th Anniversary celebration, we will celebrate those Scouts and Scouters who have contributed to the legacy of the camp by installing them in the Hall of Leadership.

Nomination Form: https://goo.gl/forms/BrJ50sLsYYXucFCo2

Criteria:

  • Must have been registered with the BSA during their time of service to CSR
  • Do not currently have to be registered with the BSA
  • May be living or deceased
  • Provided significant service and leadership to CSR
  • Service to their community
  • Service may have been provided as a Scout or adult Scouter
  • Service takes on many forms. Please consider nominating people who have given fully of themselves to CSR, who have made a difference at CSR, but who may not have held a highly visible leadership position
  • Nominations are due on Tuesday, May 29 at 11:59 PM

Recognition:

  • Special recognition during the CSR Celebration Day on Saturday, June 30
  • Recognition during the Thursday Family & Visitors night they attend camp
  • Pictures posted in the dining hall – Hall of Leadership
  • Digital book sharing each awardee’s contribution to camp posted to the camp website

Contact Bud Harrelson at bud.harrelson@scouting.org with questions.

Nomination Form: https://goo.gl/forms/BrJ50sLsYYXucFCo2

CSR 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign- Dr. Curtis E. Patterson Provisional Troop Campsite

Pictured above is Doc Patterson

In honor of the 50th anniversary, through a targeted and focused capital campaign, we will raise $25,000 to improve Ossipee Campsite – the provisional troop campsite. In addition to celebrating the 50th anniversary, we will honor the contributions of longtime volunteer camp staff member and Assistant Provisional Scoutmaster “Doc” Patterson by naming the campsite in his memory – the Doctor Curtis E. Patterson Provisional Troop Campsite.

The campsite improvements include building 5 Adirondacks; upgrading the existing shelter with electrical outlets, LED lights, and ceiling fans; and establishing a permanent gateway.

We ask all legacy Friends of Scouting donors, to make their FOS gifts first and consider making a second gift to the 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign.

Naming opportunities for the 5 Adirondacks, existing shelter, and the gateway are available. All donors will be listed in the digital donor honor roll on the camp website. Donors who make contributions at $100 or more will receive a 50th Anniversary chenille.

Pledges and contributions can be made using this pledge card. Or, you can submit your contribution via the web.

If you are interested in naming opportunities, please contact Camp Director Bud Harrelson at bud.harrelson@scouting.org.

Pledge Card or Web Donation

CSR Staff Alumni Association

5Past staff members, consider joining the CSR Staff Alumni Association. Please pass this information along to others who might be interested.

Interest Form

The Purpose of the CSR Staff Alumni Association is to:

  1. To provide volunteer and financial support to Cherokee Scout Reservation
  2. To provide fellowship opportunities for CSR camp staff alumni
  3. To assist with the preservation of CSR history and traditions while helping ensure its future success

Interest Form


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

Join their facebook group:  Akela District Roundtable

Calling all Scouts, The Thomasville Memorial Day Parade will is 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…

  • Scout Night with the Hitoms Baseball at Finch Field – Thomasville, NC June 1  Ticket, patch, drink, chips and hot dog only $9!
  • Cub Scout Day Camp  June 18-22 8:45 am – 4:30 pm
  • Cub Scout Family Campout: Oct. 12-14
  • Boy Scout Camporee: Nov. 2-4

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

Join their facebook group: Alamance District Roundtable

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, it needs to host a Friends of Scouting presentation, recharter on time, and sell BSA popcorn and camp cards.

  • Cub Scout Twilight Camp June 13-15 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • 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 at Woodfield Scout Preservation – 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

Join their facebook group: Guilford District – BSA

  • Cub Scout Day Camp June 25-29 8 am – 4 pm
  • Cub Scout Fall Family Camp-out: Sept. 21-23 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

Join their facebook group: Uwharrie District Roundtable


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A Special Performance of the 2018 Tzofim Israel Scout Friendship Caravan Dekel 

9This is a FREE Event open to the whole family. No registration nor RSVP required.  Come experience an evening of music, song, dance, and entertainment appropriate for all ages!

Monday, June 4, 2018, at 7:00 PM Beth David Synagogue Social Hall 804 Winview Drive, Greensboro, NC  27410

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 7:00 PM Fellowship Presbyterian Church 2005 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC  27410

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 11:00 AM Abbotswood  3504 Flint Street, Greensboro, NC 27405

Comments from previous performances in New York and Miami:

“It is truly spectacular, that it catches the indomitable spirit of Israel and its determination to remain hopeful for peace.”

“It is an ABSOLUTE must see, two thumbs up!”

A show for ALL ages!!  Bring the WHOLE family!

Sponsored by Beth David Synagogue Men’s Club and Individual Donors

Any questions, please contact: Erica Aronson, Chair of the Israel Scouts, 479-418-3827 or greensboroisraelscouts@gmail.com


Boy Scout Campout event with the Greensboro Grasshoppers  

grasshoppersJoin us Friday, June 8 for a HOPPIN’ good time!  Discount game tickets and overnight camping options available. 

Find all of the details here…


The Council Office will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day

Calendar of Events

MAY

June

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



May 17, 2018

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Lots Of Exciting Things Going On At Cherokee Scout Reservation This Summer!

Check out this video of Scout Executive Ed Martin and Cherokee Scout Reservation Boy Scout Camp Director Bud Harrelson discussing 2018 summer camp and Cherokee’s 50th Anniversary.   Visit the CSR Camp website at csr.camp

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Cherokee Scout Reservation 50th Anniversary Celebration Day
Saturday, June 30  11:00 am – 9:00 pm

2Registration Link: http://bsaonsc.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2370202&OrgKey=385

Celebrate Cherokee’s 50th Anniversary with us on Saturday, June 30. This half-day program offers a day of fun and adventure for current Scouts. It also provides an opportunity for camper and staff alumni to reconnect, swap stories, and share memories.

Who: Current Scouts, Scouters and their families, Staff Alumni and their families, bring your entire troop

Program Outline

  • The day starts with lunch
  • Followed by open program areas:
    • Swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, blobbing, glacier climbing
    • Rifle shooting, muzzleloading rifle shooting, archery
    • Open handicraft
    • Museum tours
    • Free climb
  • 50th Anniversary Sporting Clays Classic on our 5-Stand shotgun shooting range – an additional $50 with proceeds benefiting the Doc Patterson Provisional Unit Campsite
  • Recognition banquet
  • Special awards presentations
  • Closing campfire
  • You can camp overnight
    • Depart by 9:30 am
    • Breakfast will not be served

Cost: Varies

  • Ages 11 and up: $30 – includes Saturday lunch and supper, an event patch, selected program area supplies, and camp staff support.
  • Ages 11 and up (banquet only): $20 (includes patch)
  • Ages 10 and under: $10
  • Optional: $50 to participate in the 50th Anniversary Sporting Clays Classic

Overnight campers and those wanting to participate in any water or climbing activities must bring the health form, parts A & B with them. The health form can be found here! Anyone that wants to participate in water activities must have a swim test.

Deadline to register is Thursday, June 21 at 11:59 PM

Registration Link: http://bsaonsc.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2370202&OrgKey=385


Cherokee Scout Reservation 50th Anniversary Trading Post

Pre-order Link:

http://bsaonsc.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2371340&OrgKey=385

Individuals may pre-order Cherokee Scout Reservation 50th Anniversary memorabilia online through 11:59 pm on Sunday, June 10, 2018.

Items available include:

  • 50th Anniversary Summer Camp short-sleeve t-shirt
  • 50th Anniversary Summer Camp long-sleeve hoodie t-short
  • 50th Anniversary hat
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration Council Strip with 50th Anniversary logo
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration Council Strip with cannon
  • 50th Anniversary patch (different from the summer camp patch), and
  • Cherokee Scout Reservation Staff Alumni t-shirt

Items may be picked up at the 50th Anniversary Celebration Day on June 30 or shipped ($10 flat shipping rate). Items will not be shipped until Friday, July 6.

Pre-order Link:   http://bsaonsc.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2371340&OrgKey=385


CSR 50th Anniversary Hall of Leadership Nomination Form

As part of the Cherokee Scout Reservation 50th Anniversary celebration, we will celebrate those Scouts and Scouters who have contributed to the legacy of the camp by installing them in the Hall of Leadership.

Nomination Form: https://goo.gl/forms/BrJ50sLsYYXucFCo2

Criteria:

  • Must have been registered with the BSA during their time of service to CSR
  • Do not currently have to be registered with the BSA
  • May be living or deceased
  • Provided significant service and leadership to CSR
  • Service to their community
  • Service may have been provided as a Scout or adult Scouter
  • Service takes on many forms. Please consider nominating people who have given fully of themselves to CSR, who have made a difference at CSR, but who may not have held a highly visible leadership position
  • Nominations are due on Tuesday, May 29 at 11:59 PM

Recognition:

  • Special recognition during the CSR Celebration Day on Saturday, June 30
  • Recognition during the Thursday Family & Visitors night they attend camp
  • Pictures posted in the dining hall – Hall of Leadership
  • Digital book sharing each awardee’s contribution to camp posted to the camp website

Contact Bud Harrelson at bud.harrelson@scouting.org with questions.

Nomination Form: https://goo.gl/forms/BrJ50sLsYYXucFCo2


CSR 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign-
Dr. Curtis E. Patterson Provisional Troop Campsite

Pictured is Doc Patterson

In honor of the 50th anniversary, through a targeted and focused capital campaign, we will raise $25,000 to improve Ossipee Campsite – the provisional troop campsite. In addition to celebrating the 50th anniversary, we will honor the contributions of longtime volunteer camp staff member and Assistant Provisional Scoutmaster “Doc” Patterson by naming the campsite in his memory – the Doctor Curtis E. Patterson Provisional Troop Campsite.

The campsite improvements include building 5 Adirondacks; upgrading the existing shelter with electrical outlets, LED lights, and ceiling fans; and establishing a permanent gateway.

We ask all legacy Friends of Scouting donors, to make their FOS gifts first and consider making a second gift to the 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign.

Naming opportunities for the 5 Adirondacks, existing shelter, and the gateway are available. All donors will be listed in the digital donor honor roll on the camp website. Donors who make contributions at $100 or more will receive a 50th Anniversary chenille.

Pledges and contributions can be made using this pledge card. Or, you can submit your contribution via the web.

If you are interested in naming opportunities, please contact Camp Director Bud Harrelson at bud.harrelson@scouting.org.

Pledge Card or Web Donation


CSR Staff Alumni Association

5.jpgPast staff members, consider joining the CSR Staff Alumni Association. Please pass this information along to others who might be interested.

Interest Form

The Purpose of the CSR Staff Alumni Association is to:

  1. To provide volunteer and financial support to Cherokee Scout Reservation
  2. To provide fellowship opportunities for CSR camp staff alumni
  3. To assist with the preservation of CSR history and traditions while helping ensure its future success

Interest Form


Woodfield Summer Camp Update

SAFARI TREK at WOODFIELD CUB WORLD 2018: Sessions 1 & 2 are full. There’s still space available Sessions 3 and 4

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Session 1: June 17-21
Session 2: June 24-28
Session 3: July 1-5
Session 4: July 8-12

www.bsaonsc.org/wsp
Summer Camp Reminders:

  • All adults attending camp must be registered, complete Youth Protection Training and Hazardous Weather Training.
  • Remember to update numbers of Cubs attending camp if they change.

Making memories and learning life lessons at summer camp is one of the greatest experiences in Scouting! Is your Scout going to camp this summer? To learn more about Cub Scout and Webelos camping opportunities, visit:http://www.bsaonsc.org/CubCamps.html


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Family Scouting

New ‘Welcome to Cub Scouting’ Video Available to Share With New Scouting Families

 

A brand-new Cub Scouts onboarding video has been created for new Scouting families in your council, featuring brief answers to the five most frequently asked questions:

  1. What uniforms and books will I need?
  2. What’s a den?
  3. What’s a pack?
  4. What is rank advancement and how does it work?
  5. Who is Akela?

The quick, 3-minute video can be accessed on the BSA Communications YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/skSD7y6fgB4


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

Like them on Facebook @ Old North State Scout Shop

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

Calling all Scouts, The Thomasville Memorial Day Parade will is 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…

  • Scout Night with the Hitoms Baseball at Finch Field – Thomasville, NC June 1  Ticket, patch, drink, chips and hot dog only $9!
  • Cub Scout Day Camp  June 18-22 8:45 am – 4:30 pm
  • Cub Scout Family Campout: Oct. 12-14
  • Boy Scout Camporee: Nov. 2-4

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, it needs to host a Friends of Scouting presentation, recharter on time, and sell BSA popcorn and camp cards.

  • Cub Scout Twilight Camp June 13-15 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • 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 at Woodfield Scout Preservation – 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

  • Cub Scout Day Camp June 25-29 8 am – 4 pm
  • Cub Scout Fall Family Camp-out: Sept. 21-23 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


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A Special Performance of the 2018 Tzofim Israel Scout Friendship Caravan Dekel 

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This is a FREE Event open to the whole family. No registration nor RSVP required.  Come experience an evening of music, song, dance, and entertainment appropriate for all ages!

Monday, June 4, 2018, at 7:00 PM
Beth David Synagogue Social Hall
804 Winview Drive, Greensboro, NC  27410

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 7:00 PM
Fellowship Presbyterian Church
2005 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC  27410

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 11:00 AM
Abbotswood
3504 Flint Street, Greensboro, NC 27405

Comments from previous performances in New York and Miami:

“It is truly spectacular, that it catches the indomitable spirit of Israel and its determination to remain hopeful for peace.”

“It is an ABSOLUTE must see, two thumbs up!”

A show for ALL ages!!  Bring the WHOLE family!

Sponsored by Beth David Synagogue Men’s Club and Individual Donors

Any questions, please contact: Erica Aronson, Chair of the Israel Scouts, 479-418-3827 or greensboroisraelscouts@gmail.com


Boy Scout Campout event with the Greensboro Grasshoppers  

grasshoppersJoin us Friday, June 8 for a HOPPIN’ good time!  Discount game tickets and overnight camping options available. 

Find all of the details here…

 


The Council Office will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day

Calendar of Events

MAY

June

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


May 10, 2018

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Summer Camp is Right Around the Corner!

Read about Scout Leader Josh Rubio and his son’s experience in Scouting and how Josh takes advantage of the many perks of being an adult leader. “I enjoyed summer camp,” he says. “What 40-year-old gets to go shoot rifles, shoot arrows, build fires, eat smores, and sing campfire songs? Every night I got to swim, play, and enjoy it with my son.”

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Making memories and learning life lessons at Summer Camp is one of the greatest experiences in Scouting!  Is your Scout going to camp this summer?  There are lots of opportunities for Cubs, Webelos and Boy Scouts.

Boy Scout Camp at Cherokee Scout Reservation:  https://www.csr.camp/

Webelos Camp and Cub Scout Camps: http://www.bsaonsc.org/CubCamps.html



Cherokee Scout Reservation 50th Anniversary Celebration Day
Saturday, June 30  11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Registration Link: http://bsaonsc.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2370202&OrgKey=385

Come celebrate Cherokee’s 50th Anniversary with us on Saturday, June 30. This half-day program offers a day of fun and adventure for current Scouts. It also provides an opportunity for camper and staff alumni to reconnect, swap stories, and share memories.

Who: Current Scouts, Scouters and their families, Staff Alumni and their families, bring your entire troop

Program Outline

  • The day starts with lunch
  • Followed by open program areas:
    • Swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, blobbing, glacier climbing
    • Rifle shooting, muzzleloading rifle shooting, archery
    • Open handicraft
    • Museum tours
    • Free climb
  • 50th Anniversary Sporting Clays Classic on our 5-Stand shotgun shooting range – an additional $50 with proceeds benefiting the Doc Patterson Provisional Unit Campsite
  • Recognition banquet
  • Special awards presentations
  • Closing campfire
  • You can camp overnight
    • Depart by 9:30 am
    • Breakfast will not be served

Cost: Varies

  • Ages 11 and up: $30 – includes Saturday lunch and supper, an event patch, selected program area supplies, and camp staff support.
  • Ages 11 and up (banquet only): $20 (includes patch)
  • Ages 10 and under: $10
  • Optional: Pay an additional $50 for our 50th Anniversary Shotgun Sporting Clay tournament in the afternoon. The proceeds from the tournament will go towards our Doc Patterson Camp Improvement Project.

Overnight campers and those wanting to participate in any water or climbing activities must bring the health form, parts A & B with them. The health form can be found here! Anyone that wants to participate in water activities must have a swim test.

Deadline to register is Thursday, June 21 at 11:59 PM

Registration Link: http://bsaonsc.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2370202&OrgKey=385


Cherokee Scout Reservation 50th Anniversary Trading Post

Pre-order Link:

http://bsaonsc.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2371340&OrgKey=385

Individuals may pre-order Cherokee Scout Reservation 50th Anniversary memorabilia online through 11:59 pm on Sunday, June 10, 2018.

Items available include:

  • 50th Anniversary Summer Camp short-sleeve t-shirt
  • 50th Anniversary Summer Camp long-sleeve hoodie t-short
  • 50th Anniversary hat
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration Council Strip with 50th Anniversary logo
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration Council Strip with cannon
  • 50th Anniversary patch (different from the summer camp patch), and
  • Cherokee Scout Reservation Staff Alumni t-shirt

Items may be picked up at the 50th Anniversary Celebration Day on June 30 or shipped ($10 flat shipping rate). Items will not be shipped until Friday, July 6.

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Pre-order Link:   http://bsaonsc.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2371340&OrgKey=385


CSR 50th Anniversary Hall of Leadership Nomination Form

As part of the Cherokee Scout Reservation 50th Anniversary celebration, we will celebrate those Scouts and Scouters who have contributed to the legacy of the camp by installing them in the Hall of Leadership.

Nomination Form: https://goo.gl/forms/BrJ50sLsYYXucFCo2

Criteria:

  • Must have been registered with the BSA during their time of service to CSR
  • Do not currently have to be registered with the BSA
  • May be living or deceased
  • Provided significant service and leadership to CSR
  • Service to their community
  • Service may have been provided as a Scout or adult Scouter
  • Service takes on many forms. Please consider nominating people who have given fully of themselves to CSR, who have made a difference at CSR, but who may not have held a highly visible leadership position
  • Nominations are due on Tuesday, May 29 at 11:59 PM

Recognition:

  • Special recognition during the CSR Celebration Day on Saturday, June 30
  • Recognition during the Thursday Family & Visitors night they attend camp
  • Pictures posted in the dining hall – Hall of Leadership
  • Digital book sharing each awardee’s contribution to camp posted to the camp website

Contact Bud Harrelson at bud.harrelson@scouting.org with questions.

Nomination Form: https://goo.gl/forms/BrJ50sLsYYXucFCo2



Woodfield Summer Camp Update

SAFARI TREK at WOODFIELD CUB WORLD 2018: Sessions 1 & 2 are full. There’s still space available Sessions 3 and 4

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Session 1: June 17-21
Session 2: June 24-28
Session 3: July 1-5
Session 4: July 8-12

www.bsaonsc.org/wsp

Summer Camp Reminders:

  • T-Shirt orders are due May 11th!
  • All adults attending camp must be registered, complete Youth Protection Training and Hazardous Weather Training.
  • Remember to update numbers of Cubs attending camp if they change.


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Camp Cards Settlement is Due By Friday, May 11

CAMP CARDS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, MAY 11 BY 5:00 PM TO THE SCOUT OFFICE!  

Remember, all gift card forms are due by May 11 as well.  Find the Camp Card Leaders Guide and forms here.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Jonathan Clapp at jonathan.clapp@scouting.org or 336-420-0208 with any questions!


The Boy Scouts of America Organization Name is Not Changing, And Other Facts To Set the Record Straight

The Boy Scouts of America organization name will continue to be Boy Scouts of America

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

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

Calling all Scouts, The Thomasville Memorial Day Parade will is 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…

  • Scout Night with the Hitoms Baseball at Finch Field – Thomasville, NC June 1  Ticket, patch, drink, chips and hot dog only $9!
  • Cub Scout Day Camp  June 18-22 8:45 am – 4:30 pm
  • Cub Scout Family Campout: Oct. 12-14
  • Boy Scout Camporee: Nov. 2-4

 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, it needs to host a Friends of Scouting presentation, recharter on time, and sell BSA popcorn and camp cards.

  • Cub Scout Twilight Camp June 13-15 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • 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

  • Cub Scout Day Camp June 25-29 8 am – 4 pm
  • Cub Scout Fall Family Camp-out: Sept. 21-23 at Woodfield Scout Preservation
  • Boy Scout Camporee Nov. 2-4 at Cherokee Scout Reservation

Joining Opportunity

The Old North State Council is partnering with Chick-fil-a at Friendly Shopping Center in Greensboro on Friday, May 18 from 6-9 PM for a father/son recruitment event. Please spread the word to any boys in Kindergarten through 5th grade that may be interested in learning more about the scouting experience via the link below. Father/Son Adventure night will include dinner, scouting activities, and members of the Grimsley Basketball team will be in attendance. This is an event for potential scouts, but any current scout that refers someone who joins the BSA will get a recruiter patch!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chick-fil-a-father-son-adventure-night-tickets-45143025003

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


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A Special Performance of the 2018 Tzofim Israel Scout Friendship Caravan Dekel 

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This is a FREE Event open to the whole family. No registration nor RSVP required.  Come experience an evening of music, song, dance, and entertainment appropriate for all ages!

Monday, June 4, 2018, at 7:00 PM
Beth David Synagogue Social Hall
804 Winview Drive, Greensboro, NC  27410

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 7:00 PM
Fellowship Presbyterian Church
2005 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC  27410

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 10:00 AM
Abbotswood
3504 Flint Street, Greensboro, NC 27405

Comments from previous performances in New York and Miami:

“It is truly spectacular, that it catches the indomitable spirit of Israel and its determination to remain hopeful for peace.”

“It is an ABSOLUTE must see, two thumbs up!”

Sponsored by Beth David Synagogue Men’s Club and Individual Donors

Any questions, please contact: Erica Aronson, Chair of the Israel Scouts, 479-418-3827 or greensboroisraelscouts@gmail.com


Boy Scout Campout event with the Greensboro Grasshoppers 

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 Join us Friday, June 8 for a HOPIN’ good time!  Discount game tickets and overnight camping options available. 

Find all of the details here…


The Council Office will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day

Calendar of Events

MAY

June

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


May 9, 2018

Dear Scouting volunteer leaders, families, and community supporters:

Please see the statement below and attached FAQs addressing the announcement that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) is ending its partnership as a chartered organization with all Scouting programs effective December 31, 2019.

The LDS Church has been a wonderful partner with Scouting for more than a century. Approximately 425,000 youth (or 18.5% of the BSA’s total youth membership of 2.3 million) nationwide in the LDS Church are served by the Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs. For LDS families who want to continue in Scouting beyond 2019, the BSA will ensure a smooth transition to community-sponsored units that will welcome youth previously served by LDS-sponsored units.

In our local Old North State Council, we presently have 24 Scouting units (Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops) serving 274 youth through our partnerships with LDS churches.

As I receive further updates on this topic from our BSA national office, I will share them with you.

Thank you for your commitment to local Scouting. Together, we are positively impacting the lives of more than 8,700 youth and their families throughout the 8-county area of the Old North State Council.

Yours in Scouting,

Ed Martin,
Scout Executive/CEO of the Old North State Council, Boy Scouts of America

A Joint Statement from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and The Boy Scouts of America

May 9, 2018

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America have been partners for more than 100 years. The Scouting program has benefited hundreds of thousands of Latter-day Saint boys and young men, and BSA has also been greatly benefited in the process. We jointly express our gratitude to the thousands of Scout leaders and volunteers who have selflessly served over the years in Church-sponsored Scouting units, including local BSA districts and councils.

In this century of shared experience, the Church has grown from a U.S.-centered institution to a worldwide organization, with a majority of its membership living outside the United States. That trend is accelerating. The Church has increasingly felt the need to create and implement a uniform youth leadership and development program that serves its members globally. In so doing, it will be necessary for the Church to discontinue its role as a chartered partner with BSA.

We have jointly determined that, effective on December 31, 2019, the Church will conclude its relationship as a chartered organization with all Scouting programs around the world. Until that date, to allow for an orderly transition, the intention of the Church is to remain a fully engaged partner in Scouting for boys and young men ages 8–13 and encourages all youth, families, and leaders to continue their active participation and financial support.

While the Church will no longer be a chartered partner of BSA or sponsor Scouting units after December 31, 2019, it continues to support the goals and values reflected in the Scout Oath and Scout Law and expresses its profound desire for Scouting’s continuing and growing success in the years ahead.

Please see the statement from the LDS Church regarding ending its partnership as a charterd organization with all Scouting programs effective Dec. 31, 2019.


May 3, 2018

BSA Launches ‘Scout Me In’ Campaign and Unveils ‘Scouts BSA’

scoutbannerScout Me In Says Count Me In!

We’re proud to introduce Scout Me In, the new campaign that invites all kids and families in America to be part of the life-changing experience that is Scouting. Scout Me In celebrates the BSA’s historic decision to serve families and welcome girls and boys into Scouting.

  • For kids, Scout Me In is a call to action.
  • For families, Scout Me In is a call for togetherness.
  • For the BSA, Scout Me In is a call for celebration!

Scout Me In Puts Kids in the Middle of the Action

It is harder than ever to capture people’s attention. The new Scout Me In campaign puts kids right into the middle of the action, so they see things from the point of view of doing all of the awesomeness that is Cub Scouts.

For parents, the new campaign captures the excitement of seeing their child doing these activities in a contemporary way that reinforce the family and character benefits of Scouting.

Campaign assets include recruitment flyers – including new two-sided versions featuring one side from the perspective of potential Cub Scouts and the other side from the parent’s perspective – digital tools, engaging social media content and more. Activities include rockets, canoeing, stem/slime, biking, and fishing.

We are releasing Scout Me In recruitment assets on the Marketing and Membership Hub as they become available.

Use Scout Me In to Reach the Full Family!

  • Use the Scout Me In assets in recruitment this fall.
  • Share the Scout Me In campaign assets with volunteers and unit leaders to build excitement for recruitment.
  • Use the Scout Me In logo and assets on websites, social media, email, newsletters, events, banners, and signage – anywhere you reach volunteers and families.
  • Use the Scout Me In concept to tell the story of family Scouting in your community.
  • Use the hashtag #ScoutMeIn with your Family Scouting social media content to spread the word.

It’s more than a tagline – Scout Me In is a call to action. Just say, “Scout Me In!”


Adventure Has a New Name: Scouts BSA

As we enter a new era for our organization, it is important that all youth can see themselves in Scouting in every way possible. That is why we’re proud to announce that Scouts BSA is the new name for the Boy Scouting program. Scouts BSA perfectly represents the new, inclusive program for older Scouts that the Boy Scouts of America is proud to offer. The name change will be effective in February 2019, when Scouts BSA will begin welcoming girls and boys.

Why Scouts BSA? Because it builds on the legacy of the Scout name. The Scout meetings, Scout camp, the Scout handbook, Scouts themselves – we have more than 108 years of heritage and tradition built on the Scout name.

The organization name will continue to be ‘Boy Scouts of America.’ The BSA will continue to build the future of Scouting with Scouts BSA, as we deliver character and leadership and offer a path to the rank of Eagle Scout for boys and girls.

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Cub Scout Packs: Be Sure to Update Your BeAScout Unit Pin to indicate boy-only, family pack, or girl-only

Updating BeAScout unit pins is an important step in helping prospective Scouts and their families get in touch with you!

BeAScout is open for Cub Scout Packs to indicate boy-only (default), family pack, or girl-only AND (if applicable) the August 1, 2018 date that you will begin accepting female applications.

  1. Log in to your My.Scouting account select Menu at the top left
  2. From the drop-down menu, select your unit
  3. Select Organization Manager
  4. Select the Settings tab
  5. Scroll to Family Scouting
  6. If remaining boy-only, do nothing (this is the default setting); otherwise, select girls only or boys and girls
  7. If welcoming girls to your Pack, enter the August 1, 2018 date for Cub Scouts

Click Commit

For detailed instructions about the BeAScout Unit Pin, please click here to download.


Matt Lanouette Announces New Uwharrie District Executive

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Please join us in welcoming Andrew Oliver to our team. Andrew is the new Uwharrie District Executive! He is originally from Farmington, Connecticut and a graduate of the University of Tampa, Flordia. He has worked for the Boys and Girls Club in Asheboro, and before coming to us, he was the Volunteer Coordinator of Randolph County United Way.

Andrew and his wife Katie are excited to be a part of the Old North State Council!


The Family Scouting Website Has a New Look and Improved Navigation 

The recently updated Family Scouting information website has a new look and all the latest details on Scouting programs for boys and girls.

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WOODFIELD SUMMER CAMP UPDATE

As Cub Scouts, we all work to DO OUR BEST.  We are very excited about our NEW opportunities at Woodfield this summer–day camp options for Cub Scouts during Session 3 and Session 4.  After consulting with our leadership team and some of our Council volunteers, we have updated the day camp information for Wolves, Bears, Webelos and Arrow of Light Cub Scouts.

Day Camp option for Wolves and Bears:
Monday and Tuesday
Arrive:      7:45 – 8:30 am
Program:  9:00 – 5:00 pm
Depart:     5:00 – 5:30 pm
Cost:  $70.00
Includes lunch each day, camp patch and t-shirt
Registration due June 1st

Day Camp option for Webelos and Arrow of Light Cub Scouts:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Arrive:      7:45 – 8:30 am
Program:  9:00 – 5:00pm
Depart:     5:00 – 5:30pm
Cost:  $90.00
Includes lunch each day, and the camp patch
Camp t-shirts are available for purchase at $12.00 each. *T-shirt order must be turned in with registration materials.
Registration due June 1st

*Program note:  The day camp Arrow of Light Cubs will participate in the day program and can receive credit for their Scouting  Adventure.  The day option does not include the Woodfield Arrow of Light program patch.

We apologize for the inconvenience. A revised Registration Form is attached.  Click here to register online.  Stay tuned for our continued updates about Summer Camp!


Camp Cards Settlement is Due By Friday, May 11

CAMP CARDS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, MAY 11 BY 5:00 PM TO THE SCOUT OFFICE!  

Can’t make it to the Council Office? You may settle up your Camp Card account at your District Roundtable.

Remember, all gift card forms are due by May 11 as well.  Find the Camp Card Leaders Guide and forms here.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Jonathan Clapp at jonathan.clapp@scouting.org or 336-420-0208 with any questions!

 


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

Calling all Scouts, The Thomasville Memorial Day Parade will is 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…

  • Scout Night with the Hitoms Baseball at Finch Field – Thomasville, NC June 1  Ticket, patch, drink, chips and hot dog only $9!
  • Cub Scout Day Camp  June 18-22 8:45 am – 4:30 pm
  • Cub Scout Family Campout: Oct. 12-14
  • Boy Scout Camporee: Nov. 2-4

 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, it needs to host a Friends of Scouting presentation, recharter on time, and sell BSA popcorn and camp cards.

  • Cub Scout Twilight Camp June 13-15 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Early bird deadline is May 4 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

  • Cub Scout Day Camp June 25-29 8 am – 4 pm – Early bird deadline is May 4
  • Cub Scout Fall Family Camp-out: Sept. 21-23 at Woodfield Scout Preservation
  • Boy Scout Camporee Nov. 2-4 at Cherokee Scout Reservation

Joining Opportunity

The Old North State Council is partnering with Chick-fil-a at Friendly Shopping Center in Greensboro on Friday, May 18 for a father/son recruitment event. Please spread the word to any boys in Kindergarten through 5th grade that may be interested in learning more about the scouting experience via the link below. Father/Son Adventure night will include dinner, scouting activities, and members of the Grimsley Basketball team will be in attendance. This is an event for potential scouts but any current scout that refers someone who joins the BSA will get a recruiter patch!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chick-fil-a-father-son-adventure-night-tickets-45143025003

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

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Cub Scout Shooting Sports Weekend May 12

Enjoy the day or spend the weekend at Woodfield Scout Preservation in Asheboro and have a fun time at the Tanger Range.  Time slots for BB and Archery are still available; registration closes Wednesday, May 9.  Find the details and registration information here…


grasshoppersBoy Scout Campout event with the Greensboro Grasshoppers  

Join us Friday, June 8 for a HOPIN’ good time!  Discount game tickets and overnight camping options available. 

Find all of the details here…


The Council Office will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day

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April 26, 2018

Announcing a NEW Cub Scout Summer Safari Adventure

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Check out this video announcement!

Wolves, Bears, Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts, you’re invited to a Summer Safari Adventure!

This exciting adventure will be held at Woodfield Scout Preservation Cub World located at 491 Woodfield Scout Trail, Asheboro, NC

There are 2 dates for you to choose from!

New programs being offered this summer!
July 2 and 3   or   July 9 and 10
Arrive Monday and Tuesday between 7:45—8:30 am, program starts at 9 am
Depart each day at 5:30 pm, closing celebration Tuesday evening
Cost is  $50 for Scouts (includes camper t-shirt, patch, and meals) and Adults-$10

Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts
July 2-July 4  or   July 9-11
Arrive Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between 7:45—8:30 am, program starts at 9 am
Depart each day at 5:30 pm
Cost is $65 for Scouts (includes camper t-shirt, patch, and meals) and $10 for Adults

Scholarships are available; application can be found here.

Activities include:
Swimming in the pool
Boating
Fishing
Games
Nature
Boulder Climbing Wall
25 ft. Slip & Slide

For overnight camping options, contact Kristina Edmondson at Kristina.edmondson@scouting.org or 336 378-9166

Click here to register online or return the attached flier!


Message from the Chief 

Guidelines On Respecting the Rights of all youth-serving Organizations

As the BSA begins welcoming girls into Cub Scouting this year and prepares to welcome older girls next year, respecting the rights and programs of other youth-serving organizations is essential. Given this, there is a need to remind everyone that respect extends to their rights in intellectual property and to community support.

While staff and volunteers have good intentions when communicating, please be sure they follow the guidelines for what we can use and say in our communications. The attached guidelines are to help staff and volunteers understand how they communicate about other youth-serving organizations. Please distribute these guidelines so that all can be aware of them.

This is an exciting time for our movement.

Thank you for all you do for Scouting and for helping maintain our core values stated in the Scout Law.

Mike Surbaugh
Chief Scout Executive

Communication Guidelines Regarding Other Youth-Serving Organizations

Do not use the intellectual property of the Girl Scouts of the USA or other organizations. For example, do not use any of the following on any local council or unit materials, including recruiting flyers, announcements, and promotional material, even ones jointly organized or sponsored, regardless of the format or distribution method (e.g., online via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). This specifically includes:

  • The trademarks “Girl Scout”, “Girl Scouts” or “Girl Scouts of the USA”
  • GSUSA’s trefoil logo, either with solid fill or with profiles
  • Insignia or emblems of the Girl Scouts
  • Images of Girl Scout uniforms, including photos of people dressed in GSUSA uniforms
  • Famous slogans or mottoes associated with the Girl Scouts, including famous quotes by the founder of the Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon-Low
  • Other distinctive names and brand elements associated with the Girl Scouts

The BSA has provided approved materials for your use. If you become aware of any materials containing these items, immediately remove and stop their distribution. If you are contacted by GSUSA regarding any inappropriate use of the Girl Scouts brand, please contact Burgin Hardin in the Legal Department at 800-323-0732, x494.

Support the work of all youth-serving organizations. The Girl Scouts and other organizations across the country all have the same goal in mind — helping youth grow into better citizens. All youth-serving organizations depend on the generosity of individuals and businesses across the country — from retailers who permit fundraising on their premises to schools that open their cafeterias for recruiting events. To that end, we should always be supportive of other youth-serving organizations and their efforts so that we can all be successful in growing youth into better citizens.

We are the Boy Scouts of America. When inaccurate stories appear in the media, we will take the higher ground. We will apologize for and correct mistakes. We will correct significant inaccuracies in courteous fashion. We applaud the efforts of all who serve youth. We will speak positively and support the efforts of all other youth-serving organizations.


 

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…

  • Scout Night with the Hitoms Baseball at Finch Field – Thomasville, NC June 1  Ticket, patch, drink, chips and hot dog only $9!
  • Cub Scout Day Camp  June 18-22 8:45 am – 4:30 pm  -Early bird deadline is May 1
  • Cub Scout Family Campout: Oct. 12-14
  • Boy Scout Camporee: Nov. 2-4

 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

Are you interested in BECOMING A SEA SCOUT?  An information meeting about Sea Scouts will be held at Crossroads Community Church in Stokesdale on Monday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. Sea Scouts is a co-ed branch of Boy Scouts of America, for youth age 14-21, with an emphasis on aquatic activities and adventures. A new group of Sea Scouts in NW Guilford County will form this summer, providing opportunities for sailing, kayaking, rafting, swimming, and SCUBA diving. Youth and adults interested in Sea Scouts are invited to attend this free info meeting. For more information, call Crossroads pastor David Bailey at 336-312-1431 or Guilford District District Director John McPhail at john.mcphail@scouting.org.

  • 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! 


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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.


grasshoppersBoy Scout Campout event with the Greensboro Grasshoppers  

Join us Friday, June 8 for a HOPIN’ good time!  Discount game tickets and overnight camping options available. 

Find all of the details here… 


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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 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…


Calendar of Events

APRIL

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

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…


Calendar of Events

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MAY

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.



http://www.philmontscoutranch.org/ptc.aspx

 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

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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