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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.

Recall on Cub Scout neckerchief slides due to lead concern

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

This recall involves Boy Scouts of America's neckerchief slides. The brass neckerchief slides were sold in four styles: red wolf, green bear, orange lion and blue Webelos. ... number 200228276, 20023175, 200233281 or 200236630 are printed on a white label attached to the back of the neckerchief slide.

Eagle Scout Projects—Two-Deep Adult Supervision Requirement

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Beginning on 1 October 2018, adult supervision on “all Scouting activities,” which includes Eagle Scout projects, must consist of no less than two Youth protection trained, BSA-registered adults—both at least 21 years of age. 

Den Chief – Training Syllabus for this Leadership Position Revised

Thursday, September 20, 2018

As packs and troops begin to develop their programs for the next year, planning to train and support den chiefs is an important part of the Scouting process for leadership development. The Den Chief training syllabus, which was recently updated, is available at this web address: www.scouting.org/training/youth/.

Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremonies—Important Changes to Order of the Arrow Participation Guidelines

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Recently the BSA National Order of the Arrow Committee revised its guidance for lodges and chapters concerning the types and details of ceremonies that will be permitted after January 1, 2019. Of particular note, Arrowmen in these ceremonies are to be in a Scout uniform and are no longer permitted to be done in American Indian regalia.

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District Events

Event StartTitle
11/16/2018 6:00 PM OA Lodge Leadership Development
11/22/2018 Recurring Event: until 11/25/2021 (total 4 events) Thanksgiving
12/1/2018 OA Winter Banquet
12/5/2018 6:30 PM High Priority Black River District Awards Banquet
12/6/2018 7:00 PM Recurring Event: until 4/3/2031 (total 157 events) District Roundtable
12/12/2018 7:00 PM Recurring Event: until 4/13/2022 (total 49 events) District Eagle Board of Review
12/16/2018 1:00 PM Scout Night at Carolina Hurricanes
12/20/2018 7:00 PM Recurring Event: until 4/21/2022 (total 49 events) District Committee Meeting
12/25/2018 Recurring Event: until 12/25/2021 (total 4 events) Christmas
12/27/2018 7:00 PM Recurring Event: until 3/24/2022 (total 48 events) Ilau Machque Chapter Meeting

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