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2019 Black River District Camporee

Monday, March 25, 2019

Registration is now open for the 2019 Black River District Spring Camporee to be held March 29-31, 2019 at Camp Durant just outside of Carthage, NC.  Come join your fellow Packs & Troops in the District at this year's Boot Camp themed camporee. Planned offerings include: Scoutcraft: Knots & Ropes, Lashings, Navigation, Knife & Axe, Safety, LNT First Aid, Flag Etiquette, Fire Building, Water Safety, Nature, Weather Ranges: Rifle, Shotgun, BB's, Archery, Axe Throwing Climbing: Climbing Wall and Bouldering Other: Arts & Crafts, Competitions and more Cost for the Camporee (includes your patch) if you sign up by March 1: Cub Scouts - $5, Boy Scouts - $8 The District Camporee Leaders Guide is here and the registration form is inside. Any questions, contact 2019 District Camporee Chairman David Bernath by mail at dbernath@nc.rr.com or phone (919)264-5883

2019 District Pinewood Derby Results

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Black River District Pinewood Derby was a success. We would like to thank all of the adults that made it happen - especially our Senior Family Scouting Executive, Kate Merrit, District Chairman, Glenn Traylor, Jim Stewart (computer genius), Jimmy and Jamie White, Dennis McKinney and Pack 320 for the use of their track and all of the leaders that made the derby a success. We especially want to thank Keith Tripp and Hiester Chevrolet in Lillington for allowing us to conduct the derby in their showroom.

We are now looking for a chairman for next year's race. If you would like to chair this exciting event, please contact Don Gantt (dwgantt@gmail.com)

Click the title above for the Derby Results

Cub Scout Rangemaster training!

Monday, February 11, 2019

When: March 2, 2019 - starting @ 9 a.m.

2019 Guide to Advancement Is Now Available

Monday, February 11, 2019

The 2019 Guide to Advancement is now available and replaces the 2017 version. The 2019 guide can be downloaded at the following url:  https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/33088.pdf   All units should begin using the 2019 guide as soon as possible.2019 Guide to Advancement

Unit Advancement Report 34403 Phase Out

Monday, February 11, 2019

During the first week in February, the National council announced that it is no longer printing the three-part NCR-paper Unit Advancement Report 34403.  Unit Advancment Report 34403 (2019 printing) *will* continue to be available as a fillable form at www.scouting.org    Unit Advancement Report 34403.  

Black River is excited to announce the district's first troop for ladies will start meeting Feb. 6

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Black River District is excited to announce the district's first troop for ladies will start meeting Feb. 6.   Troop 2019 is organizing and will start troop meetings on February 6 at the Sunrise United Methodist Church at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs, NC.  Meetings will be from 6:45 to 8:45 pm.  Parents, ladies (ages 11 thru 18) and folks interested in being part of the group are welcome to attend.  The Troop's committee chair will be Brenda Schwegel and the troop committee has selected Neal Haggard as Scoutmaster.  There are still plenty of committee positions and uniformed leadership opportunities available.  Young ladies may submit applications on Feb1 and at the meeting on the sixth.

District Events

District Pinewood Derby
Start Date/Time:
Saturday, March 9, 2019 9:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Saturday, March 9, 2019 4:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
District Event

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.

The district rules can be found here.


Owned by Bud Howard On Saturday, December 29, 2018
Black River District Camporee

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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.

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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)