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Support Boy Scouts of America! Occoneechee Council is one of the largest and most prominent youth development organizations in North Carolina. We 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 and ethical character development as

Friends of Scouting

Every week Scouts throughout North Carolina recite an oath pledging themselves to a duty to God, country and self. Scouting provides young people with a safe, structured and nurturing environment. It also helps them learn and discover while instilling strong values and a deeper appreciation of family and community. It costs $300 per Scout for

SCOUTStrong and PALA Challenge

What is SCOUTStrong? The SCOUTStrong Healthy Living Initiative integrates active lifestyles, healthy eating, and emotional fitness into everything that the Boy Scouts of America do daily. What is PALA? PALA stands for the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award and designed to motivate youth and adults to be physically active on a regular basis. Why the Challenge? Promote good

Benefits Of Scouting

Benefits Of Scouting Scouting will provide experiences that will help prepare our youth for their future. It provides youth with an opportunity to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence, and reinforce ethical standards. Scouting benefits the individual for their lifetime. Come – Be a part of this life experience. Looking for a

Find A Unit

Find A Unit Are you new to Scouting, bridging from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts, returning to the program or just need a new unit? This National BSA software will allow you to search for a new unit using your zip code  or simply call the Council office at 919-872-4884 and be directed to a

How You Can Help

How You Can Help Whether you are volunteering directly with Scouts or helping out behind the scenes, you can make an impact on the lives of Scouts by volunteering your time. Be a leader Be a merit badge counselor Sponsor a unit Call the office at 919.872.4884 to discuss other options that will allow you