April 1, 2021

Scouting Newsletter

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Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

May 22 - 33    Cherokee Scout Reservation     $45

This training is required to be a trained Scoutmaster or Assistant.

Prerequisites include: Youth Protection, SM/ASM Leader Specific online and Hazardous Weather online.

Hands on learning to set up camp, cook, work with wood tools, rope skills, plan campfire programs, map and compass skills, hiking and packing techniques, nature identification, and outdoor ethics.

Bring to life the pages of the Scout BSA Handbook to help you deliver the promise of Scouting to the youth you serve.  

Click here for to view other course requirements and to register, space is limited to 24 participants.


Mom & Me Day

May 1

Early-Bird Registration ($40) ends tomorrow!

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

All Registration closes April 16


BALOO Training

April 9-10     Registration closes tomorrow night!

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


Camp Physicals Clinic

Saturday April 24     9:00am - Noon

At Merritt Medical Plaza (please do not call there to make appointments)

Physicals are available to anyone planning to attend Cub Scout Overnight Camp, Scouts BSA Summer Camp, or high adventure trips such as Philmont, Northern Tier, Sea Base, or the Summit.

Appointments are available in 10-minute increments.  Cost: $25




Donate to Scouting Today!

COVID-19 prevention measures are still impacting the ability to conduct in-person Friends of Scouting (FOS) presentations. For your convenience, current FOS donors can now make each of their monthly payments (with No Fees!) in just a few seconds by clicking on the “Donate Now” button.

Local Scouting in Old North State Council, BSA thrived in the “Virtual Scouting World” of online merit badge instruction, Zoom gatherings, and other online activities that kept our Scouts and parents engaged socially while physically distant. Scouting provided so many quality moments for families at home. Operational costs still exist, even at the reduced meeting level. They will now begin to increase as Scouting activity is returning to normal.

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.


CSR Merit Badge Day

May 8 

$35 includes merit badge supplies, hot lunch & COVID-19 mitigation supplies.

Class size limited to 24 Scouts

        Composite Materials
        Personal Management
        Search & Rescue

                                             Registration closes May 6


Camp Cards 2021

Payments Due May 14

Scouts want to go to camp! The more cards they sell, the more BSA fun they can have!

Please contact your District Executive with your order.

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

   1 Page Overview                         Leader's Guide


Cub Scout Day Camp 2021

3 Locations

June 15 - 17  Burlington

June 21 - 23  High Point

June 21 - 25  Greensboro

BB's, Archery, Sports, Games, Crafts and more!

Outdoor fun with a bit of "weird" science added in!

Register here  



Popcorn System Change

Log In to Trail's End by April 7

Beginning April 7, 2021, users will need to complete a multi-factor authentication to sign into the Trail’s End App & website as well as the Popcorn System.

Sign in to your 
Trail’s End account prior to April 7 and verify that your email address and/or phone number are accurate and/or add any additional emails or phone numbers affiliated with your account. 


CSR Open House for Campers & Families

Saturday, June 19    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Walk your Scout's merit badge schedule. 

See your Scout's campsite.

Visit the health lodge, trading post & dining hall

$10 per person includes lunch




ATV Powersports

Apr 10   May 8

Learn ATV Safety while roaring through the back woods of CSR

Scouts can register individually or with patrols or troops

Scouts must be 14 years of age or older

$50 per Scout



Old North State Council Camporee 2021

November 5 -7    North Carolina Zoo

Don't monkey around! Save the date!

Write it down if you don't have a memory like an elephant

Fun for all: Scouts BSA, Venturers, Sea Scouts, Explorers - even Cub Scouts!
Yes that means Lions, Tigers, Wolves & Bears will be roaming wild in Asheboro! 

Full day of activities at the zoo followed by camping at Woodfield Scout Preservation.

Details and registration will be available soon.



Wood Badge Training

2 Weekends in August & September 2021

Cherokee Scout Reservation

$225 per participant. Course limited to 48.

Why Wood Badge?

It is corporate-level training developed by renowned business leaders.

Boost your Scouting experience and grow personally!
Every Scout deserves a well-trained leader.




Cub Scout Overnight Camp

2 Sessions: Aug 1-4 & Aug 4-7

Cherokee Scout Reservation

$200 per Cub

Cub Scouts and their parents and leaders can enjoy a theme-based, summertime camping experience. Get a sample of the Scouts BSA experience

4 days and 3 nights of thrills and adventure that will have campers excited for months after the closing campfire!




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.


Congratulations Silver Beaver Class of 2020

Presented by the National Court of Honor on behalf of ONSC

 Mark Bias - Akela District

 Chris Cobitz - Alamance District

 Gart Evans - Akela District

 Jennifer Evans - Guilford District

 John Lowry - Guilford District 

 David Swicegood - Uwharrie District

 Chris Williams - Akela District

A virtual celebration of their accomplishments and award presentation is being produced. Broadcast details will be shared soon. Congratulations!


Volunteer Resources

Boy Scouts of America Safety Moment:  Annual Health & Safety Record

The Scouting adventure, camping  trips, high-adventure excursions, and having fun are important to everyone in Scouting - and so is your safety and well-being. Completing the Annual Health and Medical Record is the first step in making sure you have a great Scouting experience. 



                 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: Keep your Unit's Be-A-Scout pin up to date

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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