March 19, 2020

Scouting Newsletter

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The Safety of Our Scouting Families and Employees is Our Top Priority

We appreciate your commitment to safe, healthy Scouting programs for all youth and families.

After reviewing the latest information on COVID-19 and consulting with Old North State Council Health & Safety Committee, our Council Physician, and our Council Executive Officers, we have made the following decisions in an abundance of caution and the best interest of our local communities.  Read more here.

FREE Videoconferencing Options to use to host exciting Scouting Programs, Meetings, and Activities!

Each of the options below has a paid option. We are highlighting features of the free tier.

  • Google Hangouts: Easy to use, no time limit, allows up to 10 participants
  • Zoom: Great features, 40-minute time limit, allows up to 100 participants
  • Skype: Good stability, four-hour time limit, allows up to 50 participants
  • UberConference: Excellent video quality, 45-minute time limit, allows up to 10 participants

Good Turns during the coronavirus: Acts of Scouting service you can do from home

With schools closed and many Scouting events on pause, how do you continue to “Do a Good Turn Daily”? By remembering that acts of Scouting service don’t have to stop because you’re at home practicing social distancing. Read more here.

Scouting Show & Tell: Scouting remotely

With the concerns of COVID-19 spreading, units are cancelling campouts and in-person meetings, but that doesn’t mean Scouting stops. Learn more about holding meetings online here.


Here are TONS of Resources to Engage your Scouts at home while school is out!

Read more here.

Old North State Council Annual Recognition Banquet

The April 30 event is canceled

Plans are to have a Silver Beaver & Eagles Reception

Plans will be announced as soon as possible

Scouts approaching Eagle Scout rank and their 18th birthdays

The full letter can be read here.

Mom & Me Campout - Postponed to June 5-7

The annual MOM & ME campout is an excellent opportunity for moms and their scout(s) to have a special experience together. It’s a time to get to know each other in meaningful ways through outdoor activities that only Scouting can provide. Share FUN and excitement as you search for clues and solve the mystery that awaits as you stroll through camp enjoying the awesome activities.

This is a very popular camping opportunity. JUST UNDER 100 SPOTS ARE LEFT, SO SIGN UP FAST! Registration will be closed when full regardless of date!

Register here

Camp Cards Unit Fundraiser

Due to the sales being limited or halted by social distancing, the fundraising campaign will be extended into the summer.

Watch for details in future E-Blasts

Camp Cards can be viewed here

The Leader's Guide can be found here

The Quick Overview can be found here

If you have any questions about the 2020 Camp Card sale, please contact Matt Lanouette at or at 336-908-5027

2020 National Youth Leadership Training

Still Planned

Who should attend? 
Scouts/Venturers/Sea Scouts who desire to learn to fulfill a meaningful  leadership position in your Troop/Crew/Ship

1st Weekend     May 23-25   (Memorial Holiday Weekend)
2nd Weekend    May 29-31

    Online Registration

Camp Physicals Clinic - Canceled



2021 National Jamboree - Face the Challenge Registration Now Open

Youth Registration can be found Here (You will need to create a My.Scouting account if you do not have one)

Contact Gary Stasco at 336-78-9166 or for more details


Wood Badge 2020

Pre-course Orientation: Wednesday, August 12; 7:00 p.m. at Old North State Council Office, Greensboro, NC

Weekend #1: Friday, August 28; 7:30 a.m. - Sunday, August 30; 5:30 p.m. at Cherokee Scout Reservation, 3296 Boy Scout Camp Rd, Yanceyville, NC

Weekend #2: Saturday, September 26; 7:00 a.m. - Sunday, September 27; 5:30 p.m. Cherokee Scout Reservations, 3296 Boy Scout Camp Rd, Yanceyville, NC

The course is limited to 48 participants. Sign up today!

Webelos Summer Camp 2020 + Heroes Assemble

Still planned - filling fast!

Read more here.

Volunteer Resources

Looking for ways to use technology to keep your Scouting program active?

Check out some of the best pack, troop and crew websites of 2019

Picking the best unit website is a bit like selecting the best recipe for Dutch oven cobbler. There are way too many to choose from, and because it’s all about taste, the selection process is totally subjective.

Read more here.

Does your Scout unit really need a website and social media presence?

"You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but I definitely judge a restaurant by its website." - Bryan on Scouting

Read more here.

Scoutbook should be your go-to app for your next den meeting

If you’re a den leader, you’re going to love the latest update to Scoutbook!

Read more here.

These upgrades to Internet Advancement make your life as a Scout leader easier

Good news for unit leaders who use Internet Advancement to track their Scouts’ progress along the Scouting trail.

Read more here.

Spanish Language Leader Training

NEW Cub Scout Leader Position-Specific, Facilitator-Led Training is now available in Spanish.
NUEVO Líder Cub Scout Puesto específico - Capacitación dirigida por el facilitador, ahora disponible en español.

BSA/NRA Basic & Instructor Training

This three-day (24hour) instructor development workshop includes; NRA Basic Rifle, NRA Basic Instructor Training, NRA Instructor Rifle Shooting Course and all of the necessary NRA student/instructor guides, as well as guns and ammo. This workshop is designed to develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, & attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basic Rifle Course and will be taught by a team of NRA Training Counselors and Instructors. There is gun handling, shooting, and a written exam that needs to be passed to receive NRA completion credentials.

Register here, space is limited to 14 participants.

Boy Scouts of America Safety Moment: Scouting Safely Online Resource

Do you know where to find up-to-the-minute safety information for Scouts and Scouters? The website. Take time to become familiar with all the safety information under Scouting Safely to help all of us keep Scouts safe. For more information, please review this safety moment.

For more safety moments to share with your unit, visit the BSA Safety Moment page.

Need help presenting a safety moment? Here's some guidelines to help

Setup Your Amazon Account to Donate to ONSC!

Did you know you could donate to charities every time you order on Amazon? Follow these instructions to setup your account to donate to Old North State Council.

"As if you needed another excuse to shop at Amazon." - Bryan Wendell of Bryan on Scouting

Donate to Scouting Today!

With the loss of all funding from the United Way of Greensboro last year ($76,000), your investment to continue to deliver life-changing programs to more than 6,200 Scouting youth in the Triad is needed more than ever!
If you haven’t had an opportunity to participate in “Friends of Scouting” this year at your Pack, Troop, Crew, or Sea Scouts meeting, please take a moment to do so now.
Thank you in advance for your support.

Make Plans to visit one of our camps!

All Camp properties are closed until April 30th.

Camping Properties

Scout Shop

The Scout Shop will be closed for browsing until April 1st, 2020

Please email us your orders and the best phone number to reach you on. We will fill your order Monday, Wednesday and Fridays and call you for payment by phone. At that time we will set up a pick up time, please honor that time, as it is being made to stagger the number of customers that are in the lobby of the council.

1405 Westover Terrace, Greensboro
Shop Phone: 336-235-0977

Monday - Friday   9am - 6pm
Saturday             10am - 4pm

Please note! An Advancement Report is always required for advancements: ALL Rank Emblems and Merit Badges.  More information can be found here.

Calendar of Events

View the full calendar here (includes events and meetings)

21 Akela Pinewood Derby - Postponed TBA
21 CPR/First Aid - Canceled
26 Distinguished Citizen Award and FOS Breakfast - Canceled, Honoree Reception TBA
27 Cherokee IOLS - Canceled
27 IFLY - Up and Away - Canceled
28 Guilford Pinewood Derby - Postponed TBA
3 Sea Badge - Canceled
3 Wilderness First Aid - Canceled
3 BALOO - Canceled
4 Akela/Guilford Merit Badge College - Canceled
10 ONSC Council Office Closed
17 OA Section Conclave - Postponed TBA
18 Uwharrie Pinewood Derby - Canceled
24 BSA/NRA Basic & Instructor Course - Canceled
24 Mom & Me - Postponed to June 5-7
30 Council Banquet - Canceled, Silver Beaver & Eagles Reception TBA

District News

Akela District

Akela Roundtable is the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7:00 - 8:00 PM at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1225 Chestnut Dr, High Point, 27262.
This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Akela District.  All parents & volunteers are encouraged to attend.
Join the Akela Roundtable Facebook Group

Akela Calendar

Alamance District

Alamance Roundtable is the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 PM at Shiloh Presbyterian Church, 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd, Burlington All parents & volunteers are encouraged to attend.
Join the Alamance Roundtable Facebook Group

Alamance Calendar

Cherokee District

Cherokee Roundtable is the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at Cherokee Scout Reservation, 3269 Boy Scout Camp Rd, Yanceyville, 27379. This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the Cherokee District. All parents & volunteers are encouraged to attend.

Cherokee Calendar

Guilford District

Guilford Roundtable is the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Old North State Council Service Center, 1405 Westover Terr, Greensboro 27408.
This is a great time to exchange ideas and learn about what is going on in the
Guilford District. All parents & volunteers are encouraged to attend.
Join the Facebook group: Guilford District - BSA

Guilford Calendar

Uwharrie District

Uwharrie Roundtable is the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at Woodfield Scout Preservation, 499 Woodfield Scout Trail, Asheboro 27205 This is a great time to exchange ideas, learn about what is going on in the district, attend training
and more. All parents & volunteers are encouraged to attend.

Join the Facebook Group: Uwharrie District Roundtable

Uwharrie Calendar

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Old North State Council, BSA

1405 Westover Terrace

Greensboro, NC 27408