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2020 BSA informational meeting Black River District

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Internet Advancement 2 Training

Friday, July 19, 2019

There will be a training and information update session on Internet Advancement Version 2 on Wednesday 11 September at 7 PM at Garner United Methodist Church. The training and Q/A session will be led by Gantt Edminston who handles computer programming issues for the Council. Gantt has been very involved with the development and roll out of IA2. There are bugs and some of our units have had issues with IA2. Since all units are required to do advancements electronically all units should send their advancement person or other representative. Gantt will discuss how IA2 works, relationship with Scoutbook, synchronization with other programs, identified issues, how to get help, and planned updates/improvements.

Upcomming Black River District Troop Leader Training Aug 2 thru 4, Northwest Harnett County

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Black River District Troop Leadership training will be here before you know it.  We are still expecting to hear from more units.  Several units have already signaled their intention to participate.  Attendance will help your unit with JTE.

2019 Scout Advancement Changes

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The 14th edition of the Scouts BSA Handbook includes changes to advancement requirements. For example, the number of overnight camping activities required for the First-Class rank was reduced from six to three, and for the Scout Rank, members are no longer required to demonstrate, but must discuss, pocketknife safety to satisfy the requirement. The text in the corresponding chapters of the handbook was not properly edited to reflect these changes and reflects the old requirements. It is important that troops utilize the requirements listed in the Rank Requirements section of the handbook (pages 441–454).

Upgrades to Internet Advancement

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Internet Advancement is being upgraded and the new and more useful Internet Advancement 2.0

Eagle Scout Extension Is Not Just For Girls

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

As girls now join Scouts BSA some of the new members to scouting will not have sufficient time to earn the rank of Eagle because of their age at joining. Earning the rank of Eagle takes a minimum of 19 to 20 months. Therefore, a one-time extension for earning the rank of Eagle has been created for all Scouts age 16 or 17, who first join Scouting BSA between 1 February and 31 December 2019. This one time extension is not just for our new female members of scouting but also boys age 16 or 17 who have never been a member of the BSA/Scouting BSA. The detailed information regarding requesting this one time extension is available at the attached link or you may contact Curt Lunchick at curt.lunchick@bayer.com for the details.

District Events

Start Date/Time:
Friday, August 2, 2019 5:00 PM
End Date/Time:
Sunday, August 4, 2019 11:00 AM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
District Event

Black River District Troop Leadership training will be here before you know it.  We are still expecting to hear from more units.  Several units have already signaled their intention to participate.  Attendance will help your unit with JTE.

Start time is 5:00 pm on Friday August 2.  There will be several activities the early arriving groups will be able to participate. There will be a heavy cracker-barrel will be provided Friday night and our program will end with short a religious service Sunday August 4 at 10:30 am.

All adults will be asked to bring several simple items to the activity.  We will contact you once we have an idea as to who will be attending. It is important that adult unit leaders participate.  If you have NYLT trained youth leaders please indicate as such so they can be involved and provide part of the training.

Examples of items needed

1.       One can be very simple quiz or short 10 min. questionnaire or story that can be shared with the group.

2.       One team building activity.  You should bring any equipment you might need or notify me so I can obtain what you need.  We should have blind folds, twine etc. available.

3.       Suggested concepts or your units needed focus areas.

4.       Enthusiasm and a genuine interest to develop our youth leaders.

Topics for the TLT

1)       Managing personal expectations

2)       Identifying personal targets

3)       Unit structure and positions of responsibilities

4)       Developing unit goals and planning

5)       Dealing with conflicts

6)       Empathic problem solving

7)       The importance of long term planning.

Scouts and Scouters Attendees need to bring:

Class A uniform

Bring your regular personal camping equipment

Bring a cup you can identify

Bring your tent, cots, hammocks etc.

Private ambient temperature showers are available for your use.

Our camp site has water, flush bathrooms and electrical. Bring an extension cord if you need one.

You will probably want a comfortable chair, rain gear and writing equipment


Food will be provided along with eating utensils and cooking equipment, stoves and tarps. You might want some bug spray however the area will have been treated for bugs. The campsite is located at 1901 Ball Road, Holly Springs right behind 3591 Cokesbury Road, Fuquay-Varina in Northwest Harnett County. Parking is available however gear will be transported to campsite via a trailer.


We will need a roster of attending scouts including first, last name and position of responsibility.  Please include any adults attending listing their first and last name.  Please send these to me via Email.  Trusguy@gmail.com as soon as possible. 


Remember materials, food and equipment needs to be purchased in advance for this event.  Time is necessary to make sure everything is available. Please register as soon as possible. Total cost of this event is $20.00 per person and includes food, trained patch, certificate, handouts.

Owned by Glenn Traylor On Thursday, February 21, 2019