Black River District News

Deadlines Extended for NESA Eagle Scout Scholarships

Earning the Eagle Scout Award can open the door to many career opportunities, and as Scouts study for those careers, the National Eagle Scout Association can help. Several scholarship opportunities are available to active NESA members (click here to learn how to join).

New US Environmental Protection Agency Award

The award is designed to teach Scouts about their world and encourage them to explore and preserve it. The URL for the application is at the end of the post. To earn the 50th Anniversary Environmental Protection Agency award, Scouts must earn four merit badges: the Public Health merit badge and one from each of three following groups.

Central District Camporee Planning - Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 17

Happy New Year Black River District! Now that the new year is here, it is time for us to get our ducks in a row for the District Camporee.  Now that we have the results of redistricting, we are now planning the first Camporee of the new Central District (to be named later).  I have been been coordinating with Brian Lehrschall from Crosswinds district and we have 3 virtual meetings planned.  They will be held on the third Wednesday of each month (January 20, February 17, March 17) at 7:00. The Camporee is scheduled for April 9-11 and we have Camp Durant reserved.  We will need assistance from all troops in running all of the activities, and the Camporee guide is on the Black River website. The next meeting is in 2 weeks, so please plan on joining us to help us make this the best Camporee ever.  The virtual meeting information for connecting is below: Brian Lehrschall is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Camporee Monthly me ...

Eagle Refs is Back

The site is back and whole. All Eagle Scout candidates must use it to request references and to upload a picture of their finished Eagle project with the Scout in the picture. If you have any questions reach out to me at

2021 Pope Scholarship

The Occoneechee Council is now accepting applications for the 2021 John William Pope Family Eagle Scout Scholarship.  Please read and complete the requirements for submission. All applications must be submitted by mail and postmarked no later than midnight on March 27, 2021 and are received by the Occoneechee Council y  the March 31, 2021 deadline.