Black River District News

Silver Beaver Nominations deadline extended.

From 2018 Chair of the Occoneechee Silver Beaver Selection Committee Susan Long We have leaders in every district in Occoneechee Council who deserve the Silver Beaver recognition- the highest recognition a BSA Council can award to a volunteer!   Please go to for the Nomination form.  (Or you may go to the website and click on the right hand side of the page where it says “2018 Silver Beaver Nominations”).  The online fillable nomination form will come up and a detailed explanation of what should be included in the nomination is included on pages 3 & 4.  Note the deadline has been extended to close of business on Wednesday, November 7th, so get your nominations in now to Dona Johnston at!     Thanks in advance for your attention to this important recognition.

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.

Den Chief – Training Syllabus for this Leadership Position Revised

As packs and troops begin to develop their programs for the next year, planning to train and support den chiefs is an important part of the Scouting process for leadership development. The Den Chief training syllabus, which was recently updated, is available at this web address:


The BSA will require that all adults have YPT2 certification by 1 October. If you haven't updated your training since 1 February 2018 your current YPT will expire on 30 September and all charters will be revised to drop those you have not taken YPT2. All units should check the status of all adult members and remind those in need of the training to take in ASAP.  If you need to take YPT2 it is strongly advised to do it NOW. National expects the website to be deluged by the second half of September and access may be delayed or slow. The website address for YPT2 is: