July 22, 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 kick-off here (in-person option only)
Attendees will receive a $5 "Bounce Back" gift card to Rockin' Jump

Register your unit for the 2021 sale here


This E-Newsletter Stops August 1

Text "ONSC" to 55741

The contract with the company Doubleknot is not being renewed. Doubleknot, which had been used primarily for event registration, has been changed to Black Pug. Because Doubleknot was also used to deliver the e-newsletter, it will be replaced by the Old North State Council 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 and how you wish to receive it. The Hub has been set up and is ready for district leadership to begin using. Start using it today!


The Passing of Don Brady: A Great Friend to Local Scouting and Our Community

Our deepest sympathy is with the family of Scouting volunteer and benefactor Don Brady who passed away on June 18, 2021 after a valiant fight against cancer. 

Don and his wife Mary Gay were recipients of the James E. West Fellowship Award and Don was the Old North State Council's Distinguished Citizen of the Year in 2018.

Don's passing leaves a void in local Scouting and throughout Greater Greensboro. He was a generous and committed Scouting supporter. His gifts transformed outdoor programming at Cherokee Scout Reservation and established the Brady Family Trade Skills Lab. Don's legacy includes 2 Eagle Scout sons and 4 Eagle Scout grandsons.

Don's word was his bond and you could count on him. He lived a life that honored the Scout Oath and Law. If you were blessed to attend even one business or Scouting function with Don, he epitomized the Scout motto of Be Prepared.

Please read more about Don's life in this Greensboro news article.

Wood Badge Training

August 20-22 & September 17-19

Course is Almost Full! Register Today!

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.



New BSA Site for Recruiting Resources

Includes ways for units to use social media tools and other marketing materials

After a year of being couped up inside, it’s time to escape the indoors and help families discover Scouting!  Together, let’s get back outside!  Back to fun, family, and friends!  Back to helping young people become the best future versions of themselves. 

We’re all ready to put down our screens (even if just for a few moments) to experience “real”.  Real nature, real friendships, real excitement!  It’s time to help families discover Scouting! 

Here are resources to find and engage interested families.




Cub Scout Overnight Camp

2 Sessions: August 1-4 & August 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!



BALOO Training

August 27-28

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



Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training

August 28-29

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.



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.


Scout Day at High Point Rockers!

Save the Date - Friday August 13

Details out next week

Special Pricing! Special Events!

Fireworks in the stands... on the field...and even in the sky will put the SIZZLE in your SUMMER

Show your Scout spirit

Sign up through the Rockers website soon


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 for all attendees.
Scouts BSA may opt to camp at Woodfield Scout Preservation

Registration will open soon. Apologize for the delay. Still working out details with Zoo officials.

Participant Guide will be published on the ONSC website


Protect Yourself Program For Youth

The BSA and the Barbara Sinatra Foundation have developed Youth Protection programs for Scouts 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, pack or troop meetings.

Click here to view the Cub & Webelos program

                      Click here to view the Scouts BSA program


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)

  24 ONS Council Popcorn Kick-off
  25 Cherokee Summer Camp Week 6
  31 National Youth Leadership Training Weekend 1 - postponed until Dec
  1 Cub Scout Overnight Summer Camp Session 1
  4 Cub Scout Overnight Summer Camp Session 2
 11 Wood Badge Participant Orientation
 20 Wood Badge Week 1
 27 Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation
 28 Introduction to Outdoor Leaders Skills Training
 30 Unit Popcorn Show N Sell Orders due
 11 Woodfield Range Officer Training
 25 First Aid/CPR/AED Pro
25 New Cub Fun Day

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

  • District Program Preview & Popcorn Kick-off - Aug 12, 7:00 pm, Cherokee Scout Reservation

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

  • District Program Preview & Popcorn Kick-off - Sep 2, 7:00 pm, Woodfield Scout Preservation

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1405 Westover Terrace

Greensboro, NC 27408