Kernel's Korner - Volume 2, Issue 13

The Peanut & Popcorn Product  Countdown.....

  • 5 Days until the popcorn arrives
  • 4 Weeks until final payment is due 
  • 3 District Distribution sites
  • 2 Teams on the ready to unload and sort unit orders 
  • 1 Month to submit any final commission questions/issues
REMINDERS - Unit Product Sale Money Due Date, Top Sellers, Prize Orders, and Commission Requests:
Thank you so much to all of our units who participated in this year's Tuscarora Council Fall Product Sale! The product sale is our largest fund-raiser each year, and we wouldn't be able make Scouting possible in our communities without quality, dedicated units like yours.                                              THANK YOU! 
Unit invoices were mailed earlier this week. If you would also like an electronic copy of your unit's product sale invoice, please request those via email to All unit product sale funds are due to the Council Service Center by close of business on Monday, November 27th. 

Also, don't forget to turn in a list of your unit's participating Scouts and their total sales numbers!  We will be recognizing the top district sellers at the district banquets in a few weeks, but we won't be able to do that without receiving that information directly from you.  
While the majority of our units have placed their prize orders already (if applicable), there are still a handful who either haven't submitted the prize orders for their Scouts yet, or haven't indicated that they will be opting out of the prize program this year. Please take a few minutes to go ahead and complete all prize orders as soon as possible or send us an email with the subject line "Opting out of the prize program for 2017" so we can close out the prize process for the 2017 fall product sale. 
Last, but not least, the final date to submit any unit commission questions/issues is December 8th. 
Thank you!! 
Also, just a reminder that Wednesday, November 8th is scheduled as our peanut and popcorn delivery and sorting day. Shipments are scheduled to arrive at Airflow Products in Smithfield and Seegars Fence in Goldsboro.
We will be sorting all Neusiok orders at Airflow Products, and all Coharie and Torhunta orders at Seegars Fence Company. (Coharie sorted orders will then be transported to Kenansville.)  
The following day, Thursday, November 9th is scheduled as unit peanut and popcorn distribution day. This is the day that units may come out to our warehouse locations to pick up their orders. 

* If we are expedient enough with our sorting efforts, then we will begin contacting units on Wednesday the 8th that they may pick up their orders a day earlier than expected, and units may begin to arrive at any time after receiving that notification to pick up their unit's product order.
We will have more specifics on pick-up hours and instructions as we get closer to that date. (The freight company calls us the day prior with an ETA for the truck, and updates on any unexpected issues with delivery, if applicable.) District Distribution locations are as follows:  

COHARIE - Duplin Events Center - 195 Fairgrounds Drive, Kenansville, NC 28349 

NEUSIOK - Airflow Products - 1050 Yelverton Grove Road, Smithfield, NC 27577 

TORHUNTA - Seegars Fence Company - 401 Patetown Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530 

With questions regarding the fall product sale campaign, please contact Sarah Fernandez at 919-734-1714, or via email at Thank you!
January Recharter Units - Recharter Packets Have Been Distributed

Recharter Units:

Recharter Packets for all units with a January recharter were distributed at November District Roundtables last night, and the January recharter process will go live online on Friday, December 1st.

As a reminder, all January recharter units MUST complete the process by close of business on Monday, January 15th. 
REMEMBER, there is no longer a grace period!  

PLEASE NOTE: Effective September 1, 2017,  Youth Protection Training is required for all adult leaders at the time of registration. Paper applications from new leaders must be accompanied by a Youth Protection Training completion certificate, which must be filed with the application. Also,  the Internet Rechartering system will be updated so that units cannot submit the registration renewal  of any adult who does not have current YPT as of the effective date of the renewal.
 Completion of YPT as part of the online registration system will be  REQUIRED.

(Units that do not recharter on time will automatically be dropped by National.)
Have questions or need assistance with your unit's recharter? Give us a call or stop by the Council Service Center. We can walk you through the process and we're happy to answer all of your recharter questions. Need us to pick up your completed recharter packet and ferry it to the office for you? Just let us know! We're here to help make your unit's recharter process as easy and convenient as possible.

Also, Recharter Packets for all units with a December recharter were distributed at the October District Roundtables last month.  If you were not present at the October or November Roundtables and have not picked up your unit's Recharter Packet, please contact your District Executive to make arrangements to receive your paperwork.
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

Tuscarora Council | Camp Tuscarora 
Introduction to Leadership Skills | Adult Scouts Leaders
IOLS Training

Who: Boy Scout Leaders, Cub Scout Leaders, and Venturing Leaders
What: Introduction to Leadership Skills (IOLS)
When: November 18 - 19, 2017, 8:00am Saturday - 11:30am Sunday
Where: Camp Tuscarora (965 Scout Rd, Four Oaks, NC 27524)
Cost: $40, includes course materials and meals.

Deadline to sign up is November 13.

This training is to understand how Boy Scout Outdoor Program works. A "Trained" Scoutmaster needs this training and Position Specific to be considered "Trained."
In terms of supplies you will need a ground cloth, lantern (if you have one), compass, mess kit, tent, sleeping bag, personal toiletries. Food is provided during the weekend.

Name: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________
Phone: _______________ E-mail: _______________
Unit #: ________ Unit Position: _________________
District: ___________________________________  
* Bonus Training Session  on Friday, November 17 th  for any IOLS participants also in need of Scoutmaster Specific Indoor training:

Friday, November 17 th  - 6:00p. - 10:30p. (FREE to any registered IOLS participant who needs to complete this course!)

Please Send Payments to:
Tuscarora Council, IOLS
172 NC Hwy 581 S.
Goldsboro, NC 27530

Find the IOLS Registration Flyer  here
NEW! 2017 Tuscarora Fall Leave No Trace 
Trainer Course

Tuscarora Council, 2017 BSA Leave No Trace Trainer Course  

When:  November 17-19, 2017 
Where: Tuscarora Scout Reservation 965 Scout Rd. Four Oaks, NC 27524

Course  Director:  Chris 

For More Information or With Questions: 
Sarah Fernandez -
This course is designed to train Boy Scouts (age 14 and older), Venturers and Adults (Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venture Leaders) to serve as Leave No Trace Trainers for Scouting and the wider public. (For a Scout to serve in the position of Leave No Trace Trainer, he must complete the Leave No Trace Trainer Course)  
The youth leaders of a busy outdoor adventure program must be able to apply Leave No Trace principles toa variety of activities in differing environments during   all seasons of the year, all done in the company of Scouting youth and adults with varying levels of outdoor skills, self-discipline and commitment to outdoor ethics. 
Additionally, the course will provide participants with a deeper understanding of Leave No Trace to help individuals make and guide others in making good choices to minimize recreational impacts to help protect the wonderful outdoor locations they choose to enjoy.
Individuals planning trips to National High Adventure Bases, Camp Staff members, Unit Leaders and those in District or Council training positions are urged to attend as well.
Cost: $40.00 per person - Covers all course materials & meals

Registration deadline: November 10, 2017

Registration Link

NEW CAMP T SPIRIT WEAR at the SCOUT SHOP - Uniform Deals Continue Too!
Add To Your  BSA Collection!
NEW For 2017


Camp Tuscarora NC Tee
with Camp Coordinates

Navy 50/50 Poly - Cotton Dry Blend Tee
(Looks as sharp on as it does in the photo!)

Sizes Youth M - Adult L: $12.00
Adult XL - Adult 3X: $14.00
Get 'em now before they're all gone!!





Cub Scout Bear 

Fishing Nutcracker


Unforgettable new interpretation of the Cub Scout Adventure "A Bear Goes Fishing" in nutcracker form. The nutcracker features a full Bear Scout uniform, bucket, fishing rod, and fish to represent the catch of the day! This statement piece measures 14" tall.






                  SALE PRICE $14.99

Standing taller than our previous nutcracker collectibles, the 2015 Scoutmaster Nutcracker measures approximately 18" tall.

The uniformed figure proudly boasts a stance that is similar to Norman Rockwell's painting "The Scoutmaster" and wears a Scoutmaster emblem on his sleeve.  


Lighted Scouting Village 

Climbing Tower!

     SALE PRICE $29.99

A fun, new addition to the holiday scene, this Lighted Climbing Tower adds dimension to your collection.

Ceramic tower measures 5"L x 5"W x 19¾"H and is accented with two resin climbers attached to the walls. Includes a linkable 3' UL power cord and C7 bulb.

Quantities are limited.


Scout Leader 
Tan Uniform Shirt Sale Continues!

15% OFF
Now through Thanksgiving, save fifteen percent off of ALL 
in-stock  tan Scout uniform shirts. (Adult sizes only.)
Grab yours while they last!       -      
Sale runs through 11/22/17
         * In stock items only, no special orders. District Award  Du

Boy Scouts of America
 Tuscarora Council
   172 NC 581 Hwy S.
 Goldsboro, NC 27530
      P 919.734.1714
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