April 29, 2021

Scouting Newsletter

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Cub Scout Day Camp 2021

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

June 15 - 17  Burlington

June 21 - 23  High Point

June 21 - 25  Greensboro

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

Join fellow scientists - see what you can create!

Register here  


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!

The units selling have reported TERRIFIC results! It's not too late to request cards from your District Executive. call today!

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

   1 Page Overview                         Leader's Guide


Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

May 22 - 33    Cherokee Scout Reservation     $45

Registration Closes May 14!

This training is required to be a trained Scoutmaster or Assistant

Other requirements 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.


National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

Jul 31 - Aug 2  &  Aug 6 - 8

Tomorrow's Leadership Now!

Strengthen your Troop, Crew or Ship with youth trained by the BSA's premier leadership development program!

For boys and girls ages 13 - 20 and who are recommended by their leaders.

Course is 2 weekends. Cost: $200

Location: Cherokee Scout Reservation 



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


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



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!



Donate to Scouting Today!

During the pandemic, Scouting provided so many quality moments for families at home. Our program helped Scouts overcome the challenges of uncertainty, isolation & boredom. Scouting is needed more than ever! Will you help our young people?

COVID-19 prevention measures are still impacting the ability to conduct in-person Friends of Scouting (FOS) presentations. If you haven’t had an opportunity to participate in “Friends of Scouting” this year at your Pack, Troop, Crew, or Ship meeting, please take a moment to do so now.

Thank you in advance for your support.


Wood Badge Training

August 20-22 & September 17-19

Two weekend course at 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.



Old North State Council Camporee 2021

November 5 - 7    North Carolina Zoo

Save the date!

Fun for all: Cubs, Scouts BSA, Venturers, Sea Scouts & Explorers

Zoo staff will have special presentations!

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

Registration will open in June.



Earn A Special Edition EPA Award

Did you know Scouts can help protect the environment by earning the new Environmental Protection Agency award?

To commemorate the agency’s 50th anniversary last year, the Boy Scouts of America and EPA signed a memorandum of understanding to create a special award, encouraging those in the Scouts BSA program to strive to protect the environment. The award, which features a patch, requires Scouts to earn environmental and community health-focused merit badges and participate in a service project can be earned until December 31, 2021.

Download the application (instructions on page 2)


E-Newsletter Changing Soon

Text "ONSC" to 55741

By July 1st, we will stop producing this weekly e-newsletter created in the Doubleknot software system and transition to information sent through the ONSC Hub.

The Hub us an intuitive web-based application for receiving content at your convenience. Just text ONSC to the number above and receive an invitation to join our Hub.

After joining, you can choose what information to receive (all Cubs, your district, etc) and how you wish to receive it. The Hub is set up and ready for district leadership to begin using.


Volunteer Resources

Boy Scouts of America Safety Moment:  ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a brain disorder found more commonly in children, but adults can have it as well. It involves difficulty with keeping attention, controlling one’s urges, and in maintaining the ability to act appropriately in response to different situations.

Scout leaders can find guidance for working with children that may exhibit these behaviors 



                 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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Greensboro, NC 27408