October Newsletter for the East Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America
October 2017 Tarheel Scouter
Dear Scouts and Scouters:

I recently had lunch with a very successful businessman in our council. He told me about a job opening he had in his company. There were forty-seven applications. He reviewed them all quickly and found only one Eagle Scout. He said that applicant went to the top of the list and received the first interview. He told me he knew he could expect a few things from an Eagle Scout: the young man knew how to solve problems, how to prepare for an interview (having completed seven Boards of Review), how to lead, and how to work with others. What he wanted to see was how respectful the young man would be – did he say “yes, sir”, “no, sir”, “please”, and “thank you”. I asked why the emphasis on respect. He said it takes a lot of time to teach someone problem solving, teamwork, leadership, and most of all, respect. This businessman told me that respect for others is the cornerstone of his success. He knows Scouts, especially Eagle Scouts, understand respect. The young man got the job.
At the Council Awards Dinner in mid-September, 180 guests stood with their hands over their hearts during the Pledge of Allegiance. I overheard one guest say afterwards, “That’s why I like the Boy Scouts. They know how to show respect!”
At the end of a recent campout, I observed a Senior Patrol Leader organizing Scouts “policing the area” where they had camped. They checked the area for trash three times. As we were leaving, another family camping nearby said to me, “I appreciate you Boy Scouts being respectful of the next campers and leaving this place better than you found it.” 
Last night, my wife and I ate dinner at a Mediterranean restaurant. The owner dressed in a traditional hijab, or Muslim head covering. The food was great! We had a nice conversation with the owner. As we were leaving, the owner said to me, “Thank you for being so respectful.”
It is interesting to me that respect is something we instill in Scouts almost without thinking about it. Respect is instilled through community service projects, living the Scout Oath and Law, serving in leadership positions, doing a good turn daily, and “leave no trace” camping.
Thank you for being respectful of others and teaching others through your example.
Remember, the popcorn sales runs through November 6 – a great opportunity to fund your Scouting year. As a former Popcorn Kernel, door-to-door sales averages $200 per hour, storefronts only average $37 per hour.

I’d appreciate your feedback on what you think or ideas you’d like to share. Please email me at doug.brown@scouting.org . I’ll see you on the trail.

Scout sign,

Doug Brown, Jr.
Scout Executive / CEO

2017 Council Awards Dinner
180 guests gathered at Rock Springs Center in Greenville on September 19 to recognize six individuals and one company with prestigious national Scouting awards. This is the first such dinner in the East Carolina Council in more than a decade.

Bill Daughtridge – Distinguished Eagle Scout Award
Bill Daughtridge is president of Daughtridge Gas and Oil based in Rocky Mount. Bill served in the North Carolina legislature from 2003 to 2008. He was Secretary of Administration for the State of North Carolina from 2013 to 2016 when he was appointed to the State Industrial Commission. Bill is the fifteenth Distinguished Eagle Scout recipient from East Carolina Council.

David Ward – Outstanding Eagle Scout Award
David Ward is a principal at the law form of Ward and Smith, P. A. based in New Bern, with offices across North Carolina. David practices all aspects of business law. David has been named a “Best Lawyers in America” every year since 1983. David is the third NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award recipient from East Carolina Council.

Oscar “Skip” Greene, III – Outstanding Eagle Scout Award
Skip Greene is president of Group III, Management, Inc., a full-service construction management company based in Kinston, with offices in Georgia. He is also co-owner of a Century21 real estate firm. Skip is a U.S. Navy Seabee veteran. Skip is the fourth NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award recipient from East Carolina Council.

Blake Deaton – National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award
Blake Deaton was selected from nearly 300 nominations from across the country as the National Winner of the Outstanding Eagle Scout Project of the Year for 2017. Blake raised nearly $30,000 to build two sensory perception rooms for students with autism in two schools in Carteret County. Blake is the first recipient from East Carolina Council. Here is an article from Scouting Magazine with two videos about Blake’s project: https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2017/05/26/2017-eagle-project-of-the-year-he-built-sensory-rooms-for-kids-with-autism/

Mayo Boddie – Council Alumnus of the Year
Mayo Boddie is the Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Boddie-Noell Enterprises based in Rocky Mount, the largest franchisee of Hardee’s Restaurants in the world with 339 restaurants in the southeastern United States. Mayo was a Star Scout from Troop 11 in Rocky Mount. Mayo is the first Council Alumnus of the Year recipient from East Carolina Council.

Lamont Wiggins – Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award
Lamont Wiggins is an Eagle Scout, attorney, and 20-year City Councilman from Rocky Mount. He practices a wide variety of criminal and civil law. Lamont received the North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award in 2015. He chairs the BSA Outreach Committee.

Grady-White Boats – Russell C. Hill Award for Character Education
Grady-White Boats is world-class fishing boat manufacturer operating from Greenville for 58 years. Grady-White has a corporate heritage of contributing to the betterment of the community, especially young people, for the long-term benefit of society. Accepting for Grady-White Boats was Executive Vice President Mark Doggett.
Back row (L-R): Skip Greene, Lamont Wiggins, Blake Deaton.  Front row
(L-R): Mark Doggett from Grady-White Boats, David Ward, Mayo
Boddie, Sr., Bill Daughtridge. Photo by Garry E. Hodges.
Online New Scout Reservation
Coming to a council near you!
Online registration for new scouts will soon be available. More information on how to get set up for online registration can be found here
Tartan Guard
Be part of the Tartan Guard!
  Now is the time to start working towards the requirements for being part of the Tartan Guard. Here are some benefits:

Tartan Guard Units receive free cloth rank advancements and waived campsite rental fees at ECC properties for a year, excluding the Council Camporee. Applications must be submitted by 1/31/2018 for consideration for 2018.

The worksheet for submission can be found here . More information can be found here .
Looking for the Perfect Eagle Gift
Round Eagle Plaque      D9188   24.99
Flat Single Eagle Plaque D9190  19.99
Gold Eagle Statue D9189 19.99
Eagle w/ Flag  D9191  14.99
  Give us a call to place your order 252-522-1521 or email us at terose@bsamail.org
ECU Pirate Football
ECU Football Scout Day
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium    ~     ECU vs. CINCINNATI
Only $30!!! (These lower level seat are normally $50)
All Packs/Troops, Individual Scouts, Family and Friends Welcome! Get out of the house and have a great time. Come sit together, have a chance to be on the video board, and enjoy the game!
Call to reserve your tickets Today!   (252) 522-1521
Pre-ordered tickets will be available for pick up on game day at the Box Office (behind Murphy center).
Parking and game day information, visit:   www.ecupirates.com.
Click  here for the flyer.

Leader Training
See www.ECCBSA.org/flyers for courses already on the books. Mark your calendars and check back frequently to this site for newly added courses, registration and flyers. For courses listed in October, be mindful of the deadlines.

BALOO Required for Pack, and Webelos Den Camping and outdoor program

CT District 10/14-16 deadline 10/6
Not on website see Brian Snow: acts2@ec.rr.com

Lewis Deanes 10/28-29 early bird by 10/18, cut off at 10/25 Jeanine Kosmicki dekosmicki@gmail.com

ECC at Camp Boddie May 18-19, 2018

CT District 10/27-28 deadline 10/21 Not on website see Brian Snow: acts2@ec.rr.com

Pitt/Wilson 10/27-28 early bird by 10/21, cutoff 10/25

Greenville 11/10/17 reg by 11/7
(Cubmaster, Den Leader, Pack Committee)

At Winter Camp 1/13/18
At Spring Camporee 4/28/18

Get Trained to be a Unit Trainer and help the district training teams by taking FUNDAMENTALS OF TRAINING
At POW WOW 11/18/17.

Cub Leader Pow Wow
·         Den Chief Training
·         Special Needs Scouting
·         Blue and Gold Banquets
And MUCH more to help enhance Cub Program!

Dee Goliwas,
ECC Training Chair
Youth Protection Training Clarified Release
Effective  September 1, 2017 , Youth Protection Training (YPT) will be 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.

Because completion of YPT is now required for all leaders at the time of registration, unit leaders must obtain copies of the completion certificates from the leaders who register online before approving their application.
With the upcoming renewal cycle, 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 in a future update. Additionally, council registrars will no longer be able to override the registration system to register any leader whose Youth Protection Training is not current.
Youth Protection Training is good for 2 years from the training date.

Effective for the 2018 BSA summer camp season, (or any outing over 72 hours as of 1/1/2018) any adult accompanying a Boy Scout Troop to a residence camp or other Scouting activity lasting 72 hours or more  must  be registered as a leader, including completion of a CBC ( which stands for Criminal Background Check, part of the adult leader application process,) and YPT, even if they are the parent of a youth on the trip . This does require submitting the adult leader application, YPT certification, and prorated $33 fee. These adults if merely accompanying the unit and if not intending to serve the unit as a leader, may register using the Position Code 91U for Unit Scouter Reserve, for which the only required training is Youth Protection Training.
Please Note: Although YPT is strongly encouraged for adults attending any overnight activity, at this time, the requirement applies only to individual adults staying three or more nights at a resident camp.
ECC Philmont 2018
ECC Contingency 2018
For those interested in going out to philmont in 2018, here's a flier for more information.

Woodbadge 2018
S7-426-18 Registration
Registration for Wood Badge 2018 is now open on Tentaroo!. Cost is $200 for the six day class being held at Camp Boddie. The course dates are January 26 to 28, 2018 and March 3 to 5, 2018. The flyer is on the ECC webpage. Please contact George Parker if you should have any questions at  WBS742618@gmail.com.

Summer Time Pack Award
Hot Fun in the Summer Time!
National Summertime Pack Award- Your Pack Can Qualify Now

 Host/Attend one Pack Activity in June, July and August

 This is EASY and it will go a long way in keeping your pack active during the summer months without too much to do for leadership

This Award is just for Cub Scout Packs.

 A pack can qualify for the National Summertime Pack Award by planning and conducting three pack activities - one each in June, July, and August. This award can be an incentive for greater attendance at your summer pack activities.  Most packs have had an event or participants in a summer program that will qualify. By far the biggest barrier for units not being recognized for this distinction is that the pack fails to fill out the simple application. Dens and individual boys are eligible as well.
This award is a pack requirement for East Carolina Council’s Tartan Guard.
Click the link here to download the form
Who is A Deserving Leader for Silver Beaver?
Nominations are now open
 All Nominations are due to the Council Service Center on or before Thursday, November 30, 2017. The submission needs to be carried in, mailed in or e-mailed to judy.phillips@scouting.org Faxes are not permitted and will not be considered.
  1. The Silver Beaver Award is the 
Those selected for the award will need to be available to a Council Eagle Scout and Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on Sunday, February 25, 2018 in Kinston.
Any registered adult Scouter (21 or older) who has a record of quality service to Scouting, his or her community, and non-Scouting youth, is eligible for nomination. Nominations will not be considered for former professional Scouters or Council employees within 5 years of their leaving employment with the BSA (i.e., any form of full-time or part-time employment such as secretary, ranger, or professional-technical position). Nominations cannot be considered for posthumous awards.
Nominations may be initiated by adults who have served with the nominee or who are otherwise personally familiar with the nominee’s service record. 
Nominations are due in the Council Office by November 30, 2017.

Nomination forms can be found here

Here's a list of current ECC recipients by name

Here's a list of current ECC recipients by year