10/06 - Mega Leader Training

posted Sep 14, 2018, 9:02 AM by Web Master   [ updated Sep 14, 2018, 9:03 AM ]

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Soapstone United Methodist Church

Cubmaster Specific Training (C40) This course is intended to provide Cubmasters and assistant Cubmasters with the basic information they need to conduct successful pack meetings. The course is based on the seven parts of a pack meeting using the Pack Meeting Plans on The course should take about 2 ½ to 3 hours to complete. Leaders who complete this training and Youth Protection training are considered “trained” as Cubmasters and assistant Cubmasters. 

Cub Leader Specific Training (C42) The Den Leader Position-Specific Training course provides Cub Scout den leaders with the basic information they need to conduct successful den meetings. The course should take about 2 ½ to 3 hours to deliver. Den leaders who complete this course and Youth Protection training are considered “trained” as Tiger, Wolf, and Bear den leaders or as Webelos den leaders. 

Pack Committee Training (C60) This position-specific course for Cub Scout pack committee members is intended to provide members with the basic information they need to support a pack and conduct a successful pack program. The course should take about 2 ½ to 3 hours to complete. This course is conducted based on the five parts of a typical pack committee meeting. The purpose of the Pack Committee Challenge is to familiarize pack committee members with the various responsibilities of the individual members of the committee as well as the committee as a whole. The goal is to help each pack committee work as a team to improve the Scouting experience for adult and youth members. Pack committee members who complete this training and Youth Protection training are considered “trained.” In addition to this course, pack trainers should complete Fundamentals of Training to be considered “trained.”

Chartered Organization Representative Specific Training Each chartered organization appoints a volunteer, other than the unit leader or assistant unit leader, as its chartered organization representative to represent it as a member of the district committee and as a voting member of the local council. The primary responsibilities of the chartered organization representative are to help units be successful and to provide coordination between the chartered organization and the BSA. Every chartered organization representative is encouraged to become an active, participating member of one of the district’s committees. The total time necessary is about 3 hours. 
Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training (S24) Scoutmaster Position-Specific training, course code S24, is the BSA’s initial level of training for the top leaders of Boy Scout troops. It is designed for Scoutmasters, assistant Scoutmasters, and junior assistant Scoutmasters. However, committee members and other adults connected to a Boy Scout troop are welcome to attend. How effectively the Boy Scouts of America influences the lives of youth depends on its leaders and their ability to apply the aims and methods of Scouting—these are the keys, and developing the ability to use these keys is what this course is all about. Scoutmaster Position-Specific training should take about 4 1/2 hours. When Scoutmaster Position-Specific training and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) and Youth Protection Training have all been completed you will be considered “trained.’ Lunch will be sandwiches, chips and lemonade.

Troop Committee Training (WS10) This course will provide the committee members of a Boy Scout troop the basic information they will need to support a troop and ensure a successful boy-led troop program. Troop Committee Challenge has been developed to help troop committee members better understand their roles and responsibilities and help them deliver the promise of Scouting. The training program is designed to be delivered in a single, 2½-hour session. Troop committee members who complete this training and Youth Protection training are considered “trained.” 

Venture Advisor Specific Training (P21) This course is intended to provide Venturing Crew Advisors with the basic information they need to help youth leaders manage a crew. The total time necessary is about 3 ½ hours. Crew Advisors who complete this training and the Venturing version of Youth Protection training are considered “trained.” 

Venture Committee Specific Training (WS12) This course is intended to provide Venturing crew committee members with the basic information they need to help manage a crew. The total time necessary is about 2 ½ hours (two hours’ instruction time). Crew committee members who complete this training and Youth Protection training are considered “trained. 

11/17 - UNC Football Scout Day

posted Sep 14, 2018, 8:10 AM by Web Master   [ updated Sep 14, 2018, 8:35 AM ]

From Evan Weber, UNC Athletics:

"As a member of the Boy Scouts, we would like to invite you to attend our Boy Scout Day football game on November 17th, 2018 as we take on the Western Carolina Catamounts at Kenan Stadium! 

Tickets will be only $20 for all scouts, leaders and family members who would like to attend.  

All scouts and leaders will have the opportunity to participate in the pre-game Victory Walk with the Tar Heel football team prior to the game. 

All participants will also have the opportunity to come down on the field for a post-game picture after the game has concluded.

Most importantly, for every ticket purchased, $5 will go back Occoneechee council as part of a fundraiser! Please make sure to write in your council name during checkout in order for us to keep track of donations.

Tickets can be purchased by following this link:

The game is sure to be a great time, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Feel free to reach out to Evan Weber of the UNC Ticket Office at (919) 962-0383 or if you have any additional questions.

Kenan Stadium Field

10/12 - 10/14 - Occoneechee Council Camporee

posted Aug 21, 2018, 7:36 AM by Web Master

Camp Durant

Camporee Overview 
Scouts and Scouters, it is once again time to prepare for the Council Camporee. 

The Theme this year is Servant Leadership.

The camporee will be held at both Camp Durant for Cub Scouts, and at Camp Reeves for Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts. 

Escape Room Competition 
A new event has been added, an Escape Room. Patrols can sign up at the Friday night Cracker Barrel, either your SPL or Scoutmaster can sign up a patrol. Sign-up is on a First Come, First Served basis and you need to sign-up for a specific time slot. The competition is limited to 25 teams (patrols) and limited to one team per troop. If you know what an Escape Room is, no explanation is needed. If you are not familiar with an Escape Room, then you will need to look it up online. GOOGLE is your friend. The fastest team to complete the challenges, wins! Period.

Iron Chef Competition!!!!! (Camp Reeves participants only)

For more information:

Register At:

09/21 - 09/23 - Powder Horn 1st Weekend

posted Aug 21, 2018, 6:32 AM by Web Master

Powder Horn

The course will be conducted over two weekends: September 21-23 and October 5-7, at Camp Durant Scout Reservation, Carthage, NC. 


Powder Horn is a training opportunity designed to expose Venturing and Boy Scout leaders and Youth to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful Venturing, Ranger or Troop High Adventure Program in several ways: 
  • Help Venturing and Scouting leaders to safely conduct outdoor activities of a fun and challenging nature. 
  • Provide an introduction to the resources necessary to successfully lead their Venturers and older Boy Scouts through a program of high adventure. 
  • Familiarize the leader with the Ranger program so that he or she can help the Venturer to meet the requirements of the Ranger Award. 
  • This course is based on the Venturing Ranger requirements giving participants an exposure to outdoor/high adventure activities.
This course is not a total training program and is not intended to enable the leader to be an expert or even self-sufficient in any aspect of outdoor skills. The leaders will most likely still need knowledgeable, trained, and certified individuals (Consultants) to help provide a safe and correct outdoor/high adventure program. 

For more information and to register:

10/19 - 10/21 - OA Fall Fellowship

posted Aug 21, 2018, 5:59 AM by Web Master   [ updated Sep 14, 2018, 7:37 AM ]

Due to the possible effects of Hurricane Florence, Fall Fellowship was rescheduled this year.  If you had registered for Fall Fellowship, your registration was automatically moved to the new date.  For further information, go to

Cost:Current members pay the event fee of $20.00 when you pre-register at least a week in advance, plus any annual dues that have not been paid. The cost at the door or less than a weeks notice is $30.00 plus any annual dues that haven’t been paid. This covers your meals, program activities, and event patch.

What is there to do?

09/28 - 9/30 - Wood Badge 2nd Weekend

posted Aug 21, 2018, 5:52 AM by Web Master   [ updated Sep 14, 2018, 7:38 AM ]

Wood Badge

Every Scout deserves a Trained leader – and you can be that trained Leader!

• Wood Badge will not only change your life but it will impact the lives of the youth you work with and other Scout Leaders who look to you for guidance!

• Wood Badge was first held in 1919 and was a way to assure that all Scout Leaders were properly trained in the Scouting way.

• For 100 years Wood Badge has been held worldwide providing advanced leader training to Scout Leaders all around the world!

• Wood Badge is open to Scout Leaders from all program areas of Scouting – Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Sea Scouts, and Exploring.

• Wood Badge provides training using modern leadership skills that will improve your leadership style and may assist you in improving your personal and professional life.

• Wood Badge will teach you to lead with a vision! Wood Badge will provide you with valuable tools in listening, communication, conflict management, project planning, and leading change. You will learn about leveraging diversity and generational diversity.

Note:  This Course is over two separate weekends.  You MUST complete both weekends to complete the course.

More Information At:

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10/04 - District Roundtable

posted Aug 18, 2018, 10:47 AM by Web Master   [ updated Sep 14, 2018, 7:16 AM ]

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Next Meeting: October 4, 2018
Food: 6:30 to 7 pm
Meeting: 7 pm to 8 pm

Food Theme:
Fair Food

Topic(s) of the Month:

Hayes Barton Baptist Church

Roundtable is a form of commissioner service and supplemental training for volunteers at the unit level. The objectives of roundtables are to provide leaders with program ideas; information on policy and events; and training opportunities. It is a forum for sharing experiences and enjoying fun and fellowship with other Scout leaders. When skillfully executed, the roundtable experience will inspire, motivate, and enable unit leaders to provide a stronger program for their Scouts.

10/25 - Oysters for Occoneechee

posted Aug 18, 2018, 8:04 AM by Web Master   [ updated Aug 18, 2018, 8:13 AM ]

North Hills Club

Thursday, October 25th, 2018
6 PM

Ticket Prices:
$125 per Couple
$75 Per Individual


Price Includes: Steamed Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, Fried Chicken, slaw, Beer & Wine

3 Drink Tickets per Person. 

North Hills Club will also have a cash bar available.


An acoustical duo featuring Bryan Berry and Kyle Elliott of the Nasty Habits band. 

For tickets, go to: 

10/26 - 10/27 - Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS) Training

posted Aug 18, 2018, 6:01 AM by Web Master   [ updated Aug 18, 2018, 7:01 AM ]

$30 for the Course, meals included.   Registration opens August 27.  Register at or

Soapstone United Methodist Church

Introduction to Leadership Skills - IOLS

Along with Scoutmaster Specifics, this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Boy Scout Troops in order to be considered "Trained."

Impeesa District invites you to participate in Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, a fun filled program of hands-on skills training in the outdoors, designed to help you master basic camp skills required for Tenderfoot to First Class.

Instructors will help you learn how to set up camp, cook, work with wood tools, about ropes, planning campfire programs, map reading and compass skills, hiking and packing techniques, nature identification and outdoor ethics.

Each outdoor session will bring to life the pages of the Scouts BSA Handbook to help you deliver the promise of Scouting to yourself and the youth you serve.  It will increase your comfort level and give you confidence as a trained, skilled leader.  The program will also give you the opportunity to work with other Scout Leaders from your area, meet new friends and reinforce skill techniques with fellow unit leaders.

You will need a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, toiletries, camp chair, closed toe shoes, pen, paper, Boy Scout Handbook, coat, and rain gear and an open mind is all that is needed.  (Gear list will be sent to all participants)

10/26 - 10/27 - Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) Training

posted Aug 18, 2018, 6:01 AM by Web Master   [ updated Aug 18, 2018, 3:01 PM ]

$30 for the Course, meals included.   Registration opens August 27.  Register at or

Soapstone United Methodist Church

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

This is the introductory training Cub Scout Leaders should complete before taking Cub Scouts on an overnight camping trip.

Recent updates to this two-part course make the content more impactful, useful and convenient.

The new BALOO combines the previous BALOO and a course called Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders, or OWL.

Who should take BALOO?

The BSA requires that you have at least one BALOO-trained adult on every Cub Scout Den or Pack overnight outdoor event.  That includes pack camping and Webelos den overnighters.

A BALOO-trained leader should be at any overnighter regardless of whether it is a pack, District or Council event.

Having at least one BALOO-trained adult will make your Cub Scouts' camping experience as awesome as it can be.

Why should I take BALOO?

Leaders who complete BALOO training are better prepared to plan Den or Pack overnight events.

You'll learn how to make camping activities and outing fun.  You'll discover how to keep your Cub Scouts safe and entertained.  And you'll learn how to plan an event that rooted firmly in Cub Scouting's Principles.

Successful experiences in the outdoors make Cub Scouts - and their parents - more likely to keep coming back.

How do I take BALOO?

BALOO consists of two components:  online and hands-on.  You'll need to complete both in order to qualify as a "Trained" Cub Scout Outdoor Leader and receive the BALOO recognition patch.

1. Online Component:  The online portion of BALOO is available 24/7 on the BSA Learning Center. Just log in to to begin.  The goal of the online portion is to make the best use of time to allow leaders to experience as much as possible during the practical hands-on training.
2. Practical, Hands-on Component:  This 1.5 day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout Outdoor Program for leaders interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities.

You will need a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, toiletries, camp chair, closed toe shoes, pen, paper, rain gear, and an open mind!!!!  (Gear list will be sent to all participants.)

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