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New Eagle Rank Application Form

Saturday, January 12, 2019

 If your unit has any other version posted, please remove that version and replace it with a link to the national site link for the ESRA.

2019 Black River District Klondike Derby

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Registration is now open for the 18tth Annual Black River District Klondike Derby to be held 22-24 February at Hammerstone Scout Museum, 2219 Leaflet Church Road, Lillington NC. This event is open to all Scout Troops, Venture Crews and Weblos in Cub Scout Pack. A bridging ceremony will be held for eligible Weblos. Contact host Scout Troop 61 Scoutmaster Jimmy White at jnjm00707@yahoo.com to register and for additional information Thank you Scott 

2019 District Pinewood Derby

Thursday, January 3, 2019

The Black River District Pinewood Derby represents the best cars from each of the Cub Scout Packs that make up our District. This year’s derby will be held on Saturday, March 09, 2019, at John Hiester Chevrolet at 105 W Cornelius-Harnett Blvd, Lillington, NC 27546. The top three finishers from each rank in each Pack will be invited to participate.

John William Pope Scholarship Application

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The application and information for the 2019 John William Pope Family Eagle Scout Scholarship is now available.  If you visit our council website, it is currently the first item shown on our homepage (www.ocscouts.org).  Scouts who are recommended for the Eagle rank at the 12 December Eagle Board of Review are included in those who can apply. No better time than now for interested scouts to start the process!

Silver Beaver Nominations deadline extended.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

From 2018 Chair of the Occoneechee Silver Beaver Selection Committee Susan Long We have leaders in every district in Occoneechee Council who deserve the Silver Beaver recognition- the highest recognition a BSA Council can award to a volunteer!   Please go to https://ocscouts.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Silver-Beaver-2018-Nomination-Form-Fillable.pdf for the Nomination form.  (Or you may go to the website https://ocscouts.org/ and click on the right hand side of the page where it says “2018 Silver Beaver Nominations”).  The online fillable nomination form will come up and a detailed explanation of what should be included in the nomination is included on pages 3 & 4.  Note the deadline has been extended to close of business on Wednesday, November 7th, so get your nominations in now to Dona Johnston at Dona.Johnston@scouting.org!     Thanks in advance for your attention to this important recognition.

District Award Nominations are due November 15, 2018 for this years December 5 Awards Dinner

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

As a movement whose leadership is overwhelmingly volunteers the Boy Scouts of America realizes the need to recognize the invaluable services that men and women render to youth. In addition to the thanks, praise and recognition that come to those who serve their communities with utmost efficiency, the Boy Scouts of America has established district awards that are given for distinguished service to youth. The criterion is different for each award, but there is one common thread. The awards are granted by one's own peers in Scouting and do not come as the result of any prescribed course of action or tests to be accomplished.

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Text Messages

The Black River District now has a text reminder system.  This is the same REMIND system used by many teachers in Wake County Public Schools.

To subscribe, just send a text to 81010 with the messagte @brdistrict

Text messages sent using this system will be reminders of late-breaking information, as well as reminders to check your email for more-detailed messages.  We anticipate using this also in support of district events (such as Pinewood Derby or camporee)