Category: Council News

2024 National Cub Scout Fall Membership Kick-Off

Join us for the “2024 National Fall Membership Kick-Off”! It’s that time of year to welcome new families into the movement, inviting them to join the fun and excitement of Scouting. Often, that invitation comes at “joining nights” that you organize each fall for your unit. We can’t thank you enough for the work you […]

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All Girls Adventure Camp

Save the Date! Calling girls in all Troops, Crews, Ships, and AOLs! Come out to Camp Durant for the first All Girls Adventure Camp weekend, hosted by the Cardinal District, on November 8 – 10, 2024. Details will be posted soon! In the meantime, you can download the Save the Date flyer here.

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2024 Fayetteville Distinguished Citizen Award

Health system chief earns testimonial praise for health care vision Dr. Rakesh Gupta says Mike Nagowski ‘has remained true to his mission’ as Nagowski is honored with 2024 Cumberland County Distinguished Citizen Award. by Bill Kirby Jr. June 4, 2024  A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Mike Nagowski has been CEO of the health system since 2008. […]

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Council-wide Virtual Roundtable on June 2

Based on the success of last year’s Council-wide Roundtable, we decided to do it again! We are excited to invite you to our upcoming Council-wide Virtual Roundtable scheduled for Sunday, June 2, 2024, from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. During the general session, we will (1) provide an update of the recent developments shared at the […]

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2024 George Watkins Citizen of the Year

Cindy Bennett named 2024 George Watkins Citizen of the Year Tyler Davis, Henderson (N.C.) Daily Dispatch May 17, 2024 —HENDERSON — You know what they say about Scouts.  They’re trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful… and a whole bunch of other adjectives. That’s what Scouts say about Scouts, anyway — it’s the law. By […]

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BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA IS CHANGING ITS NAME TO SCOUTING AMERICA

The new name reflects the continuing efforts to welcome everyone to experience the benefits of Scouting. Raleigh, NC (May 7, 2024) – The Boy Scouts of America today announced that it will be changing its name to Scouting America. This change reflects the organization’s ongoing commitment to welcoming every youth in America to experience the […]

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Occoneechee Council Alumni Association Gathering

May 29, 2024 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Carolina Exotic Car Club, 3107 Glen Royal Rd., Raleigh, NC 27617 Please RSVP here What? The Occoneechee Council Alumni Association is a group for all Scouting supporters regardless of registration status. Who? Unregistered Scouters and those interested in renewing friendships with former Scouts and Scouters. Why? The […]

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Occoneechee Council Fee Increase

Dear Occoneechee Council Scouters and Parents: Scouting matters!  Thank you for your continued service and involvement in the Scouting programs of the Occoneechee Council. The core values taught through these programs are foundational for our young people as they address and overcome challenges in their lives. The impact Scouting has on our young people and […]

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2024 Cub Scout Program Update

Looking for ideas and resources about how to plan your Best Year Ever in Cub Scouting for 2024 – 2025?   Check out this video of the 2024 Cub Scout Program Updates effective June 1, 2024, or the 2024 – 2025 School Year/Program Year. It includes: Key Guidance on Activities (it’s why families join and […]

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2024 Membership Fee Update

One-Time Joining Fee Eliminated Effective April 1, 2024, the BSA will eliminate the $25 one-time joining fee for new Scouts in the Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scouts programs. This is great news for families joining Scouting and especially timely during spring recruiting. Membership Fee Increase Also, effective April 1, 2024, the annual […]

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