Black River District News

2019 District Pinewood Derby Results

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

2019 Guide to Advancement Is Now Available

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

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

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.

2019 Black River District Klondike Derby

Registration is now open for the 18tth Annual Black River District Klondike Derby to be held 22-24 February at Hammerstone Scout Museum, 2219 Leaflet Church Road, Lillington NC. This event is open to all Scout Troops, Venture Crews and Weblos in Cub Scout Pack. A bridging ceremony will be held for eligible Weblos. Contact host Scout Troop 61 Scoutmaster Jimmy White at jnjm00707@yahoo.com to register and for additional information Thank you Scott 

John William Pope Scholarship Application

The application and information for the 2019 John William Pope Family Eagle Scout Scholarship is now available.  If you visit our council website, it is currently the first item shown on our homepage (www.ocscouts.org).  Scouts who are recommended for the Eagle rank at the 12 December Eagle Board of Review are included in those who can apply. No better time than now for interested scouts to start the process!

District Award Nominations are due November 15, 2018 for this years December 5 Awards Dinner

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

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.