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OCCONEECHEE COUNCIL

 

Occoneechee Council was chartered in 1929 to provide young people in Chatham, Cumberland, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Lee, Moore, Orange, Vance, Wake and Warren Counties with responsible fun and adventure while instilling in them lifetime values leadership and ethical character development.  Over the last 90 years we have grown into one of the largest and most prominent youth development organizations in North Carolina. Scouting has changed in many ways since our founding. But one thing has not changed – the values as expressed in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. For close to a century, Occoneechee Council has instilled North Carolina’s youth with the values of leadership, responsibility, patriotism, morals, and service to others.

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WHY JOIN?

Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of youth and their families. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Family involvement is an essential part of the program, and parents are encouraged to play an active role in making the most of the short time they have to impact the lives of their children.

 

Scouting is designed to be experienced outdoors. Hiking, camping, mountain biking, skateboarding, BMX, mountain climbing, kayaking, whitewater rafting—these are just some of a Scout’s outdoor experiences.The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. There are four aims of Scouting: citizenship, character, personal fitness, and leadership. 

 

HOW TO JOIN

 Click here to start your Scouting Adventure Today!

 

If you are an adult and would like to volunteer as a Commissioner –

Thank you for your interest in volunteering! There is nothing more rewarding than helping young people take their first steps down the path to success. It’s easy to get started! Simply complete an adult application and submit it, along with the $33 annual registration fee, to your unit’s leadership. They will guide you step-by-step through the process. Click here to learn more about Commissioner Service!

Complete an adult application and mail it to the Council at:

Boy Scouts of America, Occoneechee Council
3231 Atlantic Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27604
Questions? Call 919-872-4884
-OR- e-mail the Council Registrar at Tiffany.Adams@scouting.org

The Scouting experience is divided into six programs
according to age and activities

 

Cub Scouting is fun for the whole family.  In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life

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Boy Scouting is the traditional Scouting experience for youth in the fifth grade through high school. Service, community engagement and leadership development become increasingly important parts of the program as youth lead their own activities and work their way toward earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.

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Scouts BSA begins February 1, 2019 I For the first time in its 100+ year history, the iconic program of the Boy Scouts of America will be open to young women. Scouts BSA is a year-round program for boys and girls in fifth grade through high school that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility to help them become the best version of themselves. In Scouts BSA, young men and women go places, test themselves, and have one-of-a-kind adventures that can’t be found anywhere else. 
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You love exploring your passions, making new friends, and discovering the world. You’re always looking for an adventure. Each activity provides an opportunity to shine and learn more about yourself and the world around you. Venturing is youth-led and youth-inspired. You’ll acquire life skills and gain experiences that will prove to be valuable regardless of where your future takes you, all while having a blast: leadership, event-planning, organization, communication, responsibility – the list goes on!    Learn more

 

 

Exploring provides exciting activities and one-on-one mentorship for youth looking to discover their future. Whether you’re a local organization looking to strengthen the community or a young person wanting to uncover the possibilities of your future, Exploring is a great place to start.

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Using experiential activities and interaction with STEM professionals, the goal of the STEM Scouts program is to help young people grow in character and skills as they explore their curiosity about STEM fields. It is hoped that their growing knowledge will translate into the STEM-related careers that are so crucial to our country’s future economy. While the program focuses on future careers in STEM, it is ultimately designed to be challenging, thought-provoking and, most importantly, fun.

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Sea Scout units– called ships- are established all across the country on oceans, bays, rivers, and lakes. They provide limitless opportunities and exciting challenges that you won’t find anywhere else. Sea Scouts is a place to grow and learn, find adventure, and build long lasting friendships.

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View our 2018 Council Program Guide for more information or download our 2018 Council Program Booklet

Corporate Goals

 

1. The vision of the Occoneechee Council is to be recognized as the best and most successful youth organization in the Southeast and the best Council in the Boy Scouts of America.

2. Grow our youth membership and adult volunteer involvement by 9% annually for the next five years to 26,000 youth and 14,000 adult members by 2021.

3. Increase our permanently restricted Endowment Fund to four times our operating expenses by 2021.

4. Provide creative service to units which will result in the increased tenure of Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and Explorer Posts.

5. Develop trained leadership that will provide the highest quality program of Scouting.

6. Enhance and strengthen the programs serving the inner city and rural, low income neighborhoods to maximize our impact among underserved youth.

7.  Serve a greater number of special needs youth in the adventures of Scouting.

8. Maximize participation by eliminating potential financial or geographic barrier, for at-risk youth in underserved communities.

9. Increase our capacity to deliver meaningful outdoor experiences, by offering best in class facilities and eliminating potential financial barriers for our participants.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

¤ How much does Scouting cost?

When compared to the cost of sports and many other activities, there is no doubt that Scouting delivers great value to its members! The registration fee to join Scouting is $33 annually. In addition, there are one-time uniform costs and nominal activity fees that may be charged by your local unit. Of course, these costs may be offset by unit fundraising and other available scholarship funds. Please contact your local unit leadership for details.

¤ When and how often do Scouts meet?

Meeting times and locations vary. Typically, though, units meet weekly or bi-weekly during the school year and less frequently during the summer. Each individual unit will work to set a meeting location and schedule that is convenient for its members. With a number of units meeting in most neighborhoods, there is sure to be an option that fits within your family’s schedule.

¤ Can children with special needs get involved with Scouting?

Absolutely! Scouting seeks to provide the positive outcomes of character development and leadership skills for all eligible youth. Since its founding in 1910, the BSA has guided young men and women of all abilities down their path to success. Based on the individual needs and circumstances involved, unit leadership will work with a child’s parents to ensure a challenging and rewarding Scouting experience.

¤ How do I find more information about Scouting?

Click here for National Resources and Forms. Although there are many resources available to find more information about Scouting, the best is a direct connection with your local unit leadership, click here for Council Contact Information. From meeting times, to planned activities, they’ll provide answers to all of your Scouting questions.

¤ How do I sign up to be a volunteer?

Thank you for your interest in volunteering! There is nothing more rewarding than helping young people take their first steps down the path to success. It’s easy to get started! Simply complete an adult application and submit it, along with the $33 annual registration fee, to your unit’s leadership. They will guide you step-by-step through the process. Click here to learn more about Commissioner Service!

¤Complete an adult application, and e-mail it to the Council Registrar at Tiffany.Adams@scouting.org

¤ How do I sign up my child for Scouting?

You’ve made a great choice to explore the fun and adventure of Scouting! To get started, simply complete a youth application and submit it, along with the $33 annual registration fee, to your unit’s leadership. They will guide you step-by-step through the process. Haven’t yet found a unit, or need contact information? Click here for options near you!

¤ Click here for additional answers to frequently asked questions. Please feel free to call the Council for further assistance at 919-872-4558


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