February 18, 2021

Scouting Newsletter

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Woodfield Range Officer Certification

Saturday, February 20

Trains adult leaders to safely operate the BB & archery ranges at Cub Scout events.

9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Woodfield Scout Preservation

Register here

Already certified?
Recertify via Zoom Wednesday, March 24
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Please contact Shooting Sports Director John Lowry, jlowry3402@aol.com for additional information


Last Winterplace Opportunity!

Sunday, February 21

Register by midnight tonight!


Click here for the Leader's Guide including 
activity restrictions due to COVID


CSR Merit Badge Day

Saturday, February 27

Scouts may participate in one of the six choices:

  Citizenship in the World (Eagle required)
  Personal Management (Eagle required)
  Search & Rescue
  Sustainability (Eagle required)

Cost: $35 includes merit badge materials, hot lunch, COVID-19 mitigation supplies

Class sizes limited to 24

Unit Leader may register multiple Scouts or families may register individually

Registration closes Thu Feb 25 at 11:59 pm


Camp Cards 2021

Scouts want to go to camp! The more cards they sell, the more BSA fun they can have!
Cards are available for distribution. Please contact your executive with your order.

The deals on this year's cards can be seen here

   1 Page Overview                         Leader's Guide


Ranger Marvin Preslar Retirement Celebration

Saturday, March 13  1:00 pm

The Old North State Council and Cherokee Scout Reservation will host a reception to celebrate Camp Ranger Marvin Preslar’s retirement.

The reception will be held at the ATV program area at Cherokee Scout Reservation.

A memory book and video are being assembled. 
If you wish to send Marvin a letter or card, please send to Bud Harrelson’s attention at  bud.harrelson@scouting.org or 1405 Westover Terrace, Greensboro, NC 27408 by Friday, March 5.

Pictures and images of Marvin can be uploaded here by Friday, March 5.

Friends, family, and fellow Scouters wishing to make a donation to Cherokee Scout Reservation in honor of Marvin may do so using the reservation link.

RSVP by Tuesday, March 9 at 11:59 pm.

Guests are asked to wear face-coverings and practice social distancing.

Direct questions to bud.harrelson@scouting.org.


NRA Training


From 7:00 pm Friday, March 5 to Sunday, March 7 at 3:00 pm

Course is limited to 8 people
Registration ends March 2

Cost: $110 - includes  training materials, ammunition, clays, meals, and adirondack camping at Cherokee Scout Reservation.

Saturday April 23 and Saturday April 24
Registration opens soon



BALOO Training

April 9-10

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation

Learn how to plan quality outdoor events for your pack

Program combines indoor instruction & outdoor hands-on activities

Every pack must have at least ONE BALOO-trained leader to camp overnight

Register here

Email ann.jones@scouting.org for further information


Mummy & Me 2021

Hosted by Mom & Me        May 1

Travel through ancient Egypt as you enjoy a day of fun and 
excitement with your Scout at Woodfield Scout Preservation

This event which is annually a campout will be a
day-only event this year with COVID-19
mitigation procedures in place to keep you safe

Open to adult female partners and 
             their registered Scouts



Financial Assistance for BSA Members in 2021

Thanks to continued support from generous donors, funding to support local families in need is still available. It is provided to any families to help with the increased membership fees for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Venturing youth members as well as registered adult leaders. Click here for additional information. Click here for the financial assistance form.


Volunteer Resources

Boy Scouts of America Safety Moment:  Camp fire safety


Who doesn’t love a glowing camp fire at the end of the day? However, to make sure it won’t be your tent that burns, let’s look at some good fire safety practices


                 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

Scoutbook Login Trouble

                 Having difficulty? Check to make sure the domain name is correct. It should be https://scoutbook.scouting.org. Still having difficulty? You may need to clear cache & cookie settings. Please follow the steps below depending on the browser you use.


Latest Youth Safety Resources All in One Place

                The safety of children in our programs is the most important priority  of the Boy Scouts of America. 
The BSA’s safeguards highlighted below are key parts of our multilayered approach to help keep kids safe.


New Cub Den Leader Meeting Resources

                 Bookmark this website to see helpful videos and leader guides all in one place

                 Resources for each den type

Want to Keep Scouting At Home going?

             Here are all the great activities

             Here are some additional education materials

The Scouting App is a Parent's Portal to Scoutbook

                 The Scouting App is for parents to access the things they need in Scoutbook in an environment that is customized and easy to navigate. Provides direct communication and even payment options. Search "Scouting in the Apple Store or Google Play


Unit Leaders: Your Unit's Be-A-Scout pin is more important than ever
                 Read why

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                   

All Camps are Open!
Please follow applicable state guidelines for outdoor gatherings and overnight camping

  • Cherokee, Woodfield, Hagan, and Hemric are open for weekend camping for groups of 50 or less.

  • Scouts BSA troop members and Venturers only at Hemric due to BSA safety regulations

  • Make reservations online as before.

  • More than one group can be present at the same time at Cherokee and Woodfield if reserving separate activity areas. However, Hagan and Hemric can only support one group at a time

Camping Properties

Scout Shop

1405 Westover Terrace, Greensboro

Scout Shop Phone: 336-235-0977

Monday - Friday  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
                         (closed for lunch 2:00 - 2:30)
           Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm



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 ROUNDTABLE IS VIA ZOOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Email matthew.lanouette@scouting.org to receive the meeting link.
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 ROUNDTABLE IS VIA ZOOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Email jason.powers@scouting.org to receive the meeting link.
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. ROUNDTABLE IS VIA ZOOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Email jonathan.clapp@scouting.org to receive the meeting link.
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 ROUNDTABLE IS VIA ZOOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Email thomas.canterbury@scouting.org to receive the meeting link.
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 ROUNDTABLE IS VIA ZOOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Email aaron.walters@scouting.org to receive the meeting link.
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