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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.

Eagle Coach and Unit Training

Friday, May 24, 2019

Black River District will hold a training session for both individuals interested in becoming an Eagle Coach and for troops on unit responsibility regarding preparing our Life rank Scouts for the earning the rank of Eagle. The District requires all Eagle Coaches to have the training before they coach Eagle Scout candidates. The unit responsibility training is for a troop's SM, ASMs, Committee members, and other registered adults in a troop. The goal of the training is to ensure that all Eagle candidates are properly prepared for both the concept preparation and the final Eagle Board of Reviews. It is the unit's responsibility to properly prepare the Eagle candidate before the appear before the District Board. The training is 22 June 2019 at Campbell University from 0900 to 1100 in Room 311 Leslie Campbell Science Building. Parking is available in the faculty parking lot with the exception of the handicap spaces unless you have placard.  Coffee and doughnuts will be available. Any ...

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

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
Black River District Camporee

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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)