Author: Cathy Millward

2023 Occoneechee Council Highlights

2023 was an exciting year at Occoneechee Council! Check out the highlights, and our proudest moments, in our Year In Review video.  We hope to achieve more great things in 2024! #AdventureOn https://youtu.be/m60TtTzpcDo

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Criminal Background Checks

A change in the processing of adult applications will go into effect beginning March 1, 2024.  At that time, the adult application flow will change to require the completion of the Criminal Background Check (CBC) (results must be received) before the new Adult volunteer can assume a leadership role. Once an adult application is processed (online […]

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Congratulations to our 2023 Silver Beaver honorees!

The Silver Beaver Selection Committee met to review and select this year’s class of honorees.  As you know, the Silver Beaver Award is the highest award that a council can bestow upon a volunteer. This award recognizes registered Scouters of exceptional character who have provided distinguished service within a council.  This year’s Silver Beaver honorees […]

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2024 Occoneechee Council Annual Business Meeting and Elections

In accordance with the by-laws of the Occoneechee Council, Boy Scouts of America, this is official notice of the Occoneechee Council Annual Business Meeting and Elections scheduled for Thursday, January 25, 2024:    George “Chris” Jordan, President of the Occoneechee Council, Boy Scouts of America, proudly announces that the 2024 Council Nominating Committee under the chairmanship […]

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Recharter Info Session Zoom Recording

Occoneechee Council recently hosted a recharter information session on November 9, 2023. You can watch a recording of that Zoom session here: Recorded Council Recharter Chat – November 9, 2023 To learn more about the recharter process, check out the Council’s recharter page. If you have any questions as you work on your unit’s recharter, please […]

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2023 Updates to Youth Protection & Adult Leadership (Effective Sept 1, 2023)

2023 Updates to Youth Protection & Adult LeadershipEffective September 1, 2023 Please take time to review the following updates to the Guide to Safe Scouting and Barriers to Abuse, effective September 1, 2023: Activities Two registered adult leaders, age 21 or older, are required at all Scouting activities, including all meetings. There must be a […]

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Scouting Matters – Netflix Documentary

Dear Scouting Family, You may have recently seen or heard about a Netflix documentary titled Scouts Honor about the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), which was released on September 6, 2023. The documentary covers abuse in the BSA, youth protection, and the future of Scouting. I’m reaching out because of your significance to the mission […]

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Occoneechee Council Virtual Roundtable Zoom Recording Now Available from August 10, 2023

ICYMI: Occoneechee Council Virtual Roundtable Zoom Recording Now Available from August 10, 2023. Hear from Key Leaders within the Council on National Annual Meeting Updates, Fees & Recharter and much more!  Use the Zoom passcode  @K+F8pnf  to watch the video. Watch here Download Roundtable Slides Here   Slides from Breakout Sessions Available Below:  Cub Scouts  […]

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Coming soon: Cub Scout packs can camp up to two consecutive nights

Effective Sept. 1, 2023, Cub Scout packs who are conducting their own overnight camping activities may now camp up to two consecutive nights. This is a change from the earlier policy on pack unit-coordinated camping, which was previously limited to single overnight experiences. The updated policy also applies to Webelos and Arrow of Light dens, […]

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BSA National Annual Membership Fees and New Process Announced

BSA’s emergence from bankruptcy represents a pivotal milestone in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA)’s financial restructuring case and solidifies a path forward for survivors and the Scouting movement. To preserve its mission, the BSA has had to take some extraordinary steps over the past three years to reposition the organization for the future. The […]

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