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  • Longtime Scoutmaster Jack Kepley joins Order of the Long Leaf Pine By Mark Wineka, Salisbury Post Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 9, 2018 SALISBURY — Here was the ruse: Scout leaders had asked one of their legends, 94-year-old Jack ...
    Posted Aug 28, 2018, 12:47 PM by Sapona District
  • A busy sky: Cub Scouts help museum display model plane collection By Staff Report Published 12:05 am Saturday, September 23, 2017 SPENCER — About 35 Cub Scouts and their adult leaders descended on the N.C. Museum of Dolls, Toys and ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2017, 8:33 AM by Sapona District
  • Rusher Earns Eagle Published 7:20 am Sunday, February 12, 2017 salisburypost.com Bobby “Bo” Lee Rusher III, 16, received his Eagle Scout award on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017,  at St. John’s ...
    Posted Apr 2, 2017, 8:44 AM by Sapona District
  • Boy Scouts collect more than 14,000 pounds of food for local food pantries By Amanda Raymond amanda.raymond@salisburypost.com Published 12:10 am Monday, February 6, 2017 SALISBURY — Boy Scout packs visited neighborhoods all over the county to collect food for local ...
    Posted Apr 2, 2017, 8:37 AM by Sapona District
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WEBELOS WOODS 2020

posted Sep 23, 2020, 11:01 AM by Sapona District   [ updated Sep 23, 2020, 11:02 AM ]


When: November 13th-15th, 2020

Where: Camp John J. Barnhardt


Cost: Arrow of Light $23.00, Webelos $15.00 and Adults $7.00
Fees includes all events, supplies and patches.

You must register online for this event. No walk-ins will be accepted for Webelos Woods.

 Are you ready to camp like Scouts BSA?

Come out to Webelos Woods to find out!

You will need to bring your own tent and sleeping bag. 

Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts will be able to come to Camp John J. Barnhardt to test their skills as a patrol and get ready for their transition into Scouts BSA! Scouts will be able to participate in various events such as: Backpacking/Camping, Cooking, Shooting Sports and other fun activities. 

Because of Covid-19 there will be limited space for this event. Arrow of Light Scouts is limited to 100, Webelos is limited to 100 and Adults is limited to 50. Each participant will be required to have a 14 day temperature and self monitoring sheet filled out.  

Leader Guide Coming Soon!!

14 Day Temp and Self Monitoring

Contact E-mail

Cost
$7.00 per Adult
$23.00 per Arrow of Light
$15.00 per Webelos

http://www.centralnccouncilbsa.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2626230&orgkey=2390&ReturnURL=//www.centralnccouncilbsa.com/app/calendar/month/2390/2020-11-01/2390/0/
Registration Begins
8/5/2020 1:00 PM
Last Day To Register
10/29/2020 5:00 PM


Cancellation Policy
Central NC Council has a NO REFUND Policy. We make every effort to have enough patches, programs supplies, t-shirts, food or whatever supplies each event requires. In order for that to happen we need to have accurate attendance numbers. Once you have registered for an event we are counting on your attendance and we will be purchasing the needed items for the event. Due to this fact we cannot refund event and activities fees for any reason.

Fall Scouts BSA Weekend

posted Sep 23, 2020, 10:06 AM by Sapona District

When: October 23rd-25th, 2020

Where: Camp John J. Barnhardt

Cost: Scouts $50.00 and Leaders $25.00

Check-in: October 23rd at 4pm

You must register for this event online. There will be no walk-ons or late registrations accepted for this event!

This fall we will be hosting two weekends that Scouts BSA can come to Camp John J. Barnhardt and participate in activities.  This weekend, Scouts will be able to do the following:  ATVs, Mountain Bikes, Outdoor Skills (fishing, geocaching, Reptiles Study and Wilderness Survival)  Note: Scouts must be at least 14 years old to participate in ATVS. Scouts will be able to earn one merit badge in Outdoor Skills area. The other high adventure areas will be geared for a activity and fun weekend for the Scouts. 

Sign-ups will be limited to 100 Scouts and 25 leaders.  All meals on Saturday and Sunday breakfast will be provided by camp.  Units/individuals are responsible for their meals on Friday evening.  Cost includes: food, patch and all program supplies for the weekend.  All participants must bring the 14 day self monitoring form filled out and signed.  The form is below.   We are not able to take anyone after the deadline date due to this

14 Day Temp and Self Monitoring

Contact E-mail

Cost
$25.00 per Adult
$50.00 per Scout


http://www.centralnccouncilbsa.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2717276&orgkey=2390&ReturnURL=//www.centralnccouncilbsa.com/app/calendar/month/2390/2020-10-01/2390/0/
Registration Begins
8/19/2020 8:00 AM
Last Day To Register
10/9/2020 12:00 PM


Cancellation Policy
Central NC Council has a NO REFUND Policy. We make every effort to have enough patches, programs supplies, food or whatever supplies each event requires. In order for that to happen we need to have accurate attendance numbers. Once you have registered for an event we are counting on your attendance and we be purchasing the needed items for the event. Due to this fact we cannot refund event and activities fees for any reason.

Fall Fest Family Camp

posted Sep 23, 2020, 10:00 AM by Sapona District   [ updated Sep 23, 2020, 12:07 PM ]

When: October 16th-18th, 2020

Where: Camp John J. Barnhardt

Cost: $25 Cub Scouts and $5 Leaders/Siblings

Check-in: 5pm on Friday, October 16th

You must register online for this event. 

There will be no walk-ons or late registrations accepted for the event. 

Shooting Sports Training (Archery and BB) will be available Friday night for those available. Please register for the training.  

Fall Fest Family Camp (formerly Gold Rush) is an  outdoor event for ALL Cub Scouts, parents and siblings to enjoy together.  It will be held at the #1 rated summer camp, Camp John J. Barnhardt.  Because of Covid-19 camp will be limited to 100 Cub Scouts, 100 Adults/Leaders and 50 Siblings. Everyone will be required to do a 14-day temperature check and self-monitoring. Please see the form below.  

You will need to bring your own tent and sleeping bag!

Participants are responsible for their food for the weekend. 

Activites/Events:

Shooting Sports-Archery, BB Guns and Sling Shots

Corn-hole Games

Friday Night Movie on the Climbing Tower

Face Painting

Haunted Trail

Hay Ride

Scouting History Trail

Trick or Treating

Special event for all Bear Cubs

Contests

Campsite Decorating 

Costume Contest

Pumpkin Carving-Please bring your own pumpkin

Scavenger Hunt

 Leader Guide Coming Soon!!!!

14 Day Temp and Self Monitoring

 Contact E-mail: kyle.camp@scouting.org

Cost
$5.00 per Adult
$25.00 per Cub Scout
$5.00 per Sibling

http://www.centralnccouncilbsa.com/openrosters/view_homepage.aspx?orgkey=2390
Registration Begins
8/5/2020 1:00 PM
Last Day To Register
10/1/2020 11:55 PM

Cancellation Policy
Central NC Council has a NO REFUND Policy. We make every effort to have enough patches, programs supplies, food or whatever supplies each event requires. In order for that to happen we need to have accurate attendance numbers. Once you have registered for an event we are counting on your attendance and we be purchasing the needed items for the event. Due to this fact we cannot refund event and activities fees for any reason.

One Night School Night

posted Sep 11, 2020, 1:49 PM by Sapona District


When:  Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020
Time:  5:30pm-8:00pm
Where:  Rowan County Fairgrounds -  Main Parking Lot
How Much: $33.35 for National Registration through December 2020
(Plus $25 one-time fee for all first time Scouts)
Plus $4 for Boys' Life Magazine (optional)
Special Assistance Available Upon Request
Please contact: Dieter Stoelting at 704-762-0689 or Dieter.stoelting@scouting.org for more information

DISTRICT BOARD OF REVIEW

posted Sep 11, 2020, 9:59 AM by Sapona District

Attention Scoutmasters and Eagle Candidates in Sapona District

The Sapona District Eagle Board of Review will conduct virtual reviews for Eagle Candidates and Eagle projects only using the Zoom Conferencing program by appointment only beginning at 6:30 pm. Review periods will be 45 minutes for Eagles and 30 minutes for Eagle Project approval.

All Candidates should appear in Full Official BSA Uniform.

NOTE: The District Board plans to continue virtual reviews for the immediate future regardless as to what you may read or see elsewhere including the District Calendar. At this time we are not reviewing Star or Life candidates but may consider it in the future.

To make appointments email your full name, unit number, email, phone number to Marny Hendrick at the email listed at bottom of this message. Once appointment time is set, candidate will be notified  of the Zoom meeting ID and appointment time by the Review Board by email. Candidate will also receive a copy of the District Board Policy and Guidelines to help prepare for the review.

For Eagle Project approval:

■ Candidates must be a current Life Scout

■ Candidate must fill out the Proposal section of the Eagle Project Work Book and obtain all signatures for that section prior to the review (Beneficiary signature plus Scoutmaster and Troop Committee Chair)…scan and email the proposal section to email address below, prior to the review. Also include the Fundraising Application form, filled out and signed, if public fundraising and solicitation is involved.

■ Once review is complete and approved by District Board, the signature page will be returned to the candidate. The project can be commenced immediately after approval.

For Eagle Rank Candidates

Submit original Eagle Scout application with signatures to email address below.

Application also must be submitted to Ellen Whitley at Central NC Council office for verification prior to the Review Board (Ellen.Whitley@scouting.org). Verified copy must then be emailed to the address below prior to the review date. Can also FAX to Ellen Whitley at 704-982-0262. Please do not wait until the last minute to seek verification because it may not be available in time.

The candidate’s written personal statement of life ambitions and goals plus honors and awards outside scouting (see certification section of Eagle application) must be emailed to address below with the Eagle application.

Candidate should bring Eagle project workbook with required signatures in Final Report section to the review session and be prepared to discuss project and show the signatures to the Review panel.

To make appointment and submit required documents and information contact:

Marny Hendrick, marny@mindspring.com

Sapona District Recognizes District Leadership Award Recipients

posted Aug 27, 2020, 12:29 PM by Sapona District   [ updated Aug 27, 2020, 12:30 PM ]

By Post Lifestyles
Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 23, 2020

The Sapona District of Scouting BSA recently recognized its 2019 District Leadership Award recipients during the annual program preview picnic on July 26.

The following individuals were recognized:

Cubmaster of the Year Mark Steelman Pack 448

Assistant Cubmaster of the Year Jack Godfrey Pack 328

Lion Leader of the Year Matthew Cameron Pack 308

Bear Den Leader of the Year Rebecca Moore Pack 308

Webelos Leader of the Year Linda Binkley Pack 308

Scoutmaster of the Year Becky Sides Girl Troop 4443

Assistant Scoutmaster of Year Mike Powers Troop 320

Venturing Advisor of the Year Walter Ryerson Crew 443

District Scouter of the Year Marie Licata Troop/Crew 443

District Award of Merit - Robert Anderson   Troop 442 2019 (100th recipient, since 1974), John Barber   Pack/Troop 306/443 2019

Cub Cup – Pack 306, North Hills Christian School 2019

Scout Cup – Troop 443, St John’s Lutheran Church 2019

Special Recognitions:
Jack Kepley - Troop 448 - Kiwanis Centennial Service Award- 2020
Spencer Chandler - Troop 379 Service Above Self Award – 2020 (High School Category)

Phil Cameron - Pack/Troop 306/443 - International Scouters Award- 2019

Kevin Fuller - Pack 328/Roundtable Commissioner - Commissioner Arrowhead Honor- 2020

Sapona District has been serving youth in Rowan County for 100 years and plans to have an anniversary celebration on Jan. 30 at the Salisbury Civic Center. Since 1929, more than 1,875 youth have achieved the Eagle Scout rank in Rowan County.

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Central NC Council Fishing Tournament

posted Aug 13, 2020, 1:13 PM by Sapona District   [ updated Aug 13, 2020, 1:14 PM ]


Prizes
1st- $1,000
2nd- $500
3rd- $250

Prizes Based On 100 Boats

-$10 raffle tickets
Raffle Prizes
Chainsaw
Rod and Reel
Gift Cards
Hand Made Lures and more
(do not need to be present to win raffle)
Big Fish—$10 per fisherman

-Check-in 6:00am
-1st flight launch 6:30 am
-Raffle Drawing 12:45 pm
-Weigh in and final results Begin at 12:30 pm
-Nitro Money Eligible
-Everyone pre-registered receives a t-shirt

For registration and full rules visit our website at cncc-bsa.org
or contact Jeff Bays at jeff.bays@scouting.org or Josh Gibbs at Joshua.gibbs@scouting.org
9120 Bringle Ferry Rd,
Salisbury, NC 28146

Raffle Tickets Available in Advance 2 for $15

Go to www.cncc-bsa.org to pre-register


National Youth Leadership Training

posted Jul 27, 2020, 9:53 AM by Sapona District   [ updated Jul 27, 2020, 9:54 AM ]

When

Weekend #1: September 4-6, 2020

Weekend #2: September 25-27, 2020

Must Attend Both Weekends to Complete Course!

Register Today: http://www.centralnccouncilbsa.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2521214&orgkey=2390&ReturnURL=//www.centralnccouncilbsa.com/app/calendar/month/2390/2020-09-01/2390/0/

Last Day To Register
8/21/2020 5:00 PM

What: 

“National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the Scouts BSA premier youth leadership course.  It builds upon the foundation of ILST/C (Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops/Crews). The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what a leader must KNOW, and what a leader must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

NYLT is a six-day course. Content is delivered in a troop and patrol outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. Interconnecting concepts and work processes are introduced early, built upon, and aided by the use of memory aids, which allows participants to understand and employ the leadership skills much faster.”

 

Where: Camp John J. Barnhardt

 

Who: Prerequisites Below

 

  • Must be a registered member of a Scouting unit.
  • Must have a current BSA Health and Medical Record form parts A and B..
  • Must be at least 14, or 13 and First Class Rank.
  • Must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops. 
  • Must be at least First Class. 
  • Venturers and Sea Scouts (male and female) must be at least 14, or 13 and have completed eighth grade in 2020, and fall within the maximum age allowance for their program. They must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews or Ships. It is recommended that they have had at least one year of camping experience. While NYLT is not an outdoor skills course, it is important that each participant have basic camping and outdoor cooking experience.

 

Cost: The cost is $200.00 up till August 4, 2020. (Late fee of $225.00 will begin after August 4, 2020)

 

**Course graduates will receive an NYLT neckerchief, Council Shoulder Patch, NYLT Trained patch, NYLT beads (think Wood Badge) and a certificate.** 

Fee includes a two t-shirts to be used during the course. 

 

Packing list will be similar to summer camp. 

Once registered please send the following information to Alison Moore: Age, Food Allergies and ILSTC Completion Date.

 

For more information please contact the course leader:

Alison Moore, Course Director  at moorecrew375@gmail.com 

Virtual Sapona District Eagle Board of Reviews April 28

posted Apr 20, 2020, 9:48 AM by Sapona District

Attention Scoutmasters and Eagle Candidates in Sapona District

The Sapona District Eagle Board of Review has developed a process to conduct virtual reviews for Eagle Candidates and Eagle projects only using the Zoom Conferencing program. The first session will be Tuesday April 28 by appointment only beginning at 6:30 pm. Review periods will be 45 minutes for Eagles and 30 minutes for Eagle Project approval.

All Candidates should appear in Full Uniform (aka Class A).

To make appointments email your full name, unit number, email, phone number to the email listed below. Once appointment time is set, candidate will be notified  of the Zoom meeting ID and appointment time by the Review Board by email. Candidate will also receive a copy of the District Board Policy and Guidelines to help prepare for the review.

 For Eagle Project approval:

■ Candidates must be a current Life Scout

■ Candidate must fill out the Proposal section of the Eagle Project Work Book and obtain all signatures for that section prior to the review (Beneficiary signature plus Scoutmaster and Troop Committee Chair)…scan and email the proposal section to email address below, prior to the review. Also include the Fundraising Application form, filled out and signed, if public fundraising and solicitation is involved. Submit by Sunday April 26.

■ Once review is complete and approved by District Board, the signature page will be returned to the candidate. The project can be commenced immediately after approval.

 For Eagle Rank Candidates

Submit original Eagle Scout application with signatures to email address below…submit all information by Sunday April 26

Application also must be submitted to Ellen Whitley at Central NC Council office for verification prior to the Review Board (Ellen.Whitley@scouting.org). Verified copy must then be emailed to the address below prior to the review date. Can also FAX to Ellen Whitley at 704-982-0262.

The candidate’s written personal statement of life ambitions and goals plus honors and awards outside scouting (see certification section of Eagle application) must be emailed to address below with the Eagle application.

Candidate should bring Eagle project workbook with required signatures in Final Report section to the review session and be prepared to discuss project and show the signatures to the Review panel.


How to conduct a board of review through videoconferencing


To make appointment and submit required documents and information contact:

Marny Hendrick, 704-433-9098, marny@mindspring.com

A Message from the BSA

posted Mar 19, 2020, 3:19 AM by Thomas Griffin   [ updated Mar 19, 2020, 3:24 AM by Sapona District ]


To our Scouting community, 

In Scouting, we vow to help other people at all times. Now, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Scouting community must do its part to slow the spread of the virus, which will save lives and avoid overwhelming our local healthcare infrastructure. 

The safety of Scouts, volunteers, employees and our communities is our top priority.  

With safety in mind and based on guidance from national health officials, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is strongly advising that in-person meetings, activities, events and gatherings of 10 or more people be suspended through the end of March. Please also follow any restrictions outlined by your state and local health department or other state and local authorities. This applies to youth and adults out of an abundance of caution.  

In accordance with national guidelines, please focus on the following through the end of March: 

  • Avoid in-person gatherings; instead, utilize available digital and online resources, such as video conferencing, to continue Scouting meetings, projects and advancement, adhering to the current youth protection guidelines already in place for digital communications. 
  • If you must meet, limit participants to fewer than 10 people and remain at least six feet apart.
  • Follow BSA blogs and social channels, as well as #ScoutingAtHome, for great examples and ideas of how to continue Scouting. 
  • If you or any member of your family feel sick, DO NOT go into the office or attend any gatherings. Contact your health professional to get care and notify your supervisor so they can take the appropriate measures while you focus on recuperating.  

We will continue to evaluate the ongoing situation and prioritize the safety of everyone involved in Scouting – youth, families, volunteers, employees and our communities – is our number one priority. 

We realize these decisions are not without their challenges, and we thank you for helping meet the needs of our communities in difficult times.  

The steps we are taking reinforce the many ways – big and small – that Scouting empowers character and leadership today and for generations to come.  

Yours in Scouting, 

Roger C. Mosby
President and CEO
Boy Scouts of America

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