June 24, 2021

Scouting Newsletter

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Old North State Council Popcorn Kick-off!

                July 24    10 - 11 am 
Rockin' Jump Trampoline Park (Greensboro)

Calling all unit Kernels

Shake off social distancing!

Bounce back into FUN!

Plan your Ideal Year of Scouting

Register for the event here (in-person option only)

Register your unit for the 2021 sale here


The Old North State Council Scout Office and Scout Shop will be closed Monday, July 5 for the Independence Day Holiday

The Scout Shop will be open
Saturday, July 3


Wood Badge Training

August 20-22 & September 17-19

The purpose of Wood Badge is to develop skilled leaders who can strengthen Scouting units in achieving the mission of the BSA.

Corporate level training that will deepen your understanding of what Scouting is and why we do it.

Two weekend course at Cherokee Scout Reservation

$225 per participant. Course limited to 48. Registration closes soon!



Cub Fall Family Campout Patch Contest

Designs due Tuesday, July 20

Scouts*, get your "artiste" on. Design this year's patch for the Cub Fall Family Campouts.

Theme is "It's Not Easy Being Green" for the Sesame Street 50th Anniversary and to promote environmental awareness.

The winning design will have traditional elements of a fall campout patch with "flair" from the theme. The designs should have no more than 6 colors and fit in a round patch of 2 1/2 inches or square patch 2 1/2 in on each side. Irregular shapes will be considered if practical. 

Email designs to Jean Chandler at jmchandler1309@gmail.com or mail to the ONSC office Attn: Patch Contest.

*Scout's Honor, Scouts only for this contest.


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!



National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

Jul 31-Aug 2  &  Aug 6-8

Registration closes July 15!

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 at CSR. Cost: $200




Donate to Scouting Today!

Scouting is needed more than ever!

Will you help our young people?

Most in-person Friends of Scouting presentations have been conducted for this year.

If you haven’t had an opportunity to participate in “Friends of Scouting” this year at your Pack, Troop, Crew, or Ship meeting, please help now.

Thank you in advance for your support.


Support Scouting Through AmazonSmile!

The Old North State Council is partnered with AmazonSmile to raise funds for Scouting at no extra cost while you shop.

Thanks to those of you that currently participate, AmazonSmile has donated $1000's to Old North State Council. 

When making purchases on Amazon, log on to smile.amazon.com and choose the Old North State Council as your charity of choice.


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 July 1

Event Guide will be published on the ONSC website



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.


Cub Scout Elective Changes

Cub Scout elective Adventures are reviewed for content & popularity in an ongoing effort to keep the Cub Scout Adventure program relevant to today's families. Adventures are reviewed annually to identify trends and determine the interests of youth and Den Leaders. The most recent review has identified 19 Adventures that do not meet the expectations for participation, with the lowermost being earned by 3% of eligible youth. They will be retired effective May 31, 2022.


Volunteer Resources

Boy Scouts of America Safety Moment:  S.A.F.E. Scouting

Scouts and their parents expect all BSA activities to be conducted safely. To ensure the safety of all participants, the BSA encourages leaders to use the four points of SAFE when delivering the Scouting program. Included below are examples of real incidents in Scouting where at least one of these four points was not followed.



                 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                   

Make Plans to Visit One of Our Camps!

Take your pack, troop, crew or ship to one of our awesome camping properties and make your own fun!

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

  • Make reservations online

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



Calendar of Events

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 HAS RESUMED IN-PERSON
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 ALTERNATING BETWEEN IN-PERSON AND VIA ZOOM - Email jason.powers@scouting.org to receive the schedule and Zoom 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 HAS RESUMED IN-PERSON
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 HAS RESUMED IN-PERSON
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