July 8, 2021

Scouting Newsletter

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Now sent every other week

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


E-Newsletter Changing Soon

Text "ONSC" to 55741

Beginning August 1 this weekly e-newsletter and other communications will be 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. Or click here to sign up.

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.


Wood Badge Training

August 20-22 & September 17-19

Registration closes August 10

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.



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!



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.


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 soon

Event Guide will be published on the ONSC website



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.


Protect Yourself Program For Cubs

The BSA and the Barbara Sinatra Foundation have developed Youth Protection programs for Cub Scouts and Webelos to help them learn steps to protect themselves and their friends. 

These programs are age appropriate and age specific.  They may be used at home or in den or pack meetings.



Volunteer Resources

Boy Scouts of America Safety Moment:  Hammock Camping

Camping in hammocks has gained in popularity over the last 10 years. More camping equipment manufacturers are offering hammock-style tents as a way to reduce the footprint on a camping area. This is helpful from a Leave No Trace standpoint, however, hammocks are not without their risks.



                 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

View the full calendar here (includes events and meetings)

  11 Cherokee Summer Camp Week 4
  18 Cherokee Summer Camp Week 5
  24 ONS Council Popcorn Kick-off
  25 Cherokee Summer Camp Week 6
  31 National Youth Leadership Training Weekend 1 - full
  1 Cub Scout Overnight Summer Camp Session 1
  4 Cub Scout Overnight Summer Camp Session 2
  6 National Youth Leadership Training Weekend 2 - full
 11 Wood Badge Participant Orientation
 20 Wood Badge Week 1
 30 Unit Popcorn Show N Sell Orders due
 11 Woodfield Range Officer Training
 25 First Aid/CPR/AED Pro

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

  • Program Preview - Aug 12, 7:00 pm, Wesley Memorial UMC, (outside picnic shelter - use church 2nd entrance)

Alamance District

Alamance Roundtable is the 1st Thursday of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 PM at Shiloh Presbyterian Church, 2638 Grand Oaks Blvd, Burlington ROUNDTABLE IS IN-PERSON AND WILL ALTERNATE EVERY OTHER MONTH (August, October, December, February, April & June) - Email jason.powers@scouting.org for more information.
All parents & volunteers are encouraged to attend.
Join the Alamance Roundtable Facebook Group

Alamance Calendar

  • District Popcorn Kick-off - Aug 5, 7:00 pm, Shiloh Presbyterian Church

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 IN-PERSON AT WSP IN SEP, NOV, JAN, MAR, MAY AND VIA ZOOM OCT, DEC, FEB, APR - Email aaron.walters@scouting.org for more information.
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

  • Program Preview - Sep 2, 7:00 pm, Woodfield Scout Preservation

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Greensboro, NC 27408