February Newsletter for the East Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America
February 2019 Tarheel Scouter
Dear Scouts and Scouters:

East Carolina Council achieved Journey to Excellence SILVER COUNCIL for 2018.  JTE Silver status recognizes the top 50% of councils in the nation based on performance in program, membership, unit service, governance, and finances. This is a testament to the hard work of 2,500 volunteers and staff. Not bad considering the impact of Hurricane Florence. 
Speaking of Florence, I am very, very proud of all the efforts our Scouts made to help affected residents with recovery. In addition to over 6,000 hours of service, Scouts also supported the Boy Scout Christmas Convoy . Read the details in the Tarheel Scouter.
The BSA just announced a 2019 updated Youth Protection Training being released March 1. There is nothing more important that we do as Scouters than protect the Scouts in our care. I greatly appreciate how our leaders take this charge seriously. Please read the story in the Tarheel Scouter about the changes.
160 girls joined Cub Scouts in 28 packs in East Carolina Council in 2018. On February 1, 18 girls joined Scouts BSA in three new troops. More new Scouts BSA troops of girls are in the works. We have groups of girls looking to organize in Washington, Kinston, Greenville, Rocky Mount and more. If you are looking for a troop, please contact the Perry Scout Service Center.
I attended the District Committee Workshop last month. There were many questions about the various forms our council revenue. The group conversation turned towards Scout Shop operations . The short version is the Scout Shop is a significant source of revenue for the council. Shopping at other council or national shops or buying from Amazon provide no revenue to support council operations. More details in the article in the Tarheel Scouter .
Registration is open for National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) at Camp Boddie this August. I promise the knowledge and skills a Scout learns there will improve your troop, crew, or ship. Space is limited to the first 48 applicants.
The BSA just announced more spaces for Scouts to register for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree . I had the opportunity to attend one many years ago. Phenomenal experience. I highly recommend anyone interested read the information and apply.
Congratulations to our four new Silver Beaver recipients: Terry Best; Tar River District (Pinetops); W. Ashley Dail, Jr.; Pitt District (Winterville); Wesley Dail; Neuse Basin District (New Bern); and David Webster, Jr.; Neuse Basin District (New Bern). All are invited to the recognition ceremony for them and our 2018 Eagle Scouts on February 24 in Kinston. All are invited!

In service,

Doug Brown, Jr.
Scout Executive / CEO

A Friend in need....
29,000 Scouts from six states, including East Carolina Council, collected items for families in five counties devastated by Hurricane Florence. Scouts collected and donated 22,442 school library books, 2,261 Christmas presents, 8,925 school supplies, 200 cases of copier paper, and 1,437 pairs of socks and underwear.
The list of needs was developed in coordination with school districts, county management, United Ways, and other agencies. Scouts in Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and North Carolina collected items for thirty days. On Saturday, December 15, just in time for Christmas, all 35,265 items were distributed at the Salvation Army in Morehead City, New Life Church in New Bern, Kinston High School in Kinston, Christmas Cheer in Jacksonville, and Jones County Civic Center in Trenton.
·         Jones County. 421 residents received over 1,300 Christmas presents and 2,100 school supplies. One resident said, “I can’t thank the Boy Scouts enough. I thought everyone had forgotten about us.” Jones County Schools lost 5,000 library books when two schools were flooded for twelve days and permanently closed. Scouts replaced 8,900 library books and forty cases of copier paper, Superintendent Dr. Michael Bracy replied, “This is such as blessing!”
 Onslow County. Scouts sorted five pallets of Christmas presents, school supplies, and books into bins and boxes for boys and girls. Onslow County Schools received nearly 3,000 school and classroom library books to replace those destroyed during the hurricane. Ross Friebel, Director of Digital Learning & Teaching Services for Onslow County Schools, “This is tremendous!”
·         Craven County. 434 presents, several cases of school supplies and children’s books were distributed in New Bern. One mother walking out with a box full of Christmas presents said, “You tell whoever helped with this – the Boy Scouts, UPS, and everybody – that my two boys will now have a wonderful Christmas. If it weren’t for this, we would have no Christmas. You all are such a blessing.” Scouts distributed forty cases of copier paper to Craven County schools.
·         Carteret County. Scouts distributed 400 presents, 290 pairs of socks and underwear, and over 3,000 books. Major Virginia Alderson of the Salvation Army said there is still a tremendous need for socks and underwear and there are many families without the means to provide Christmas presents. Forty cases of copier paper were delivered to Carteret County schools before Christmas. 
·         Lenoir County. Lenoir County Schools received 3,034 books for their elementary and middle school libraries and twenty cases of copier paper. “This is just wonderful!” said Frances Herring, Associate Superintendent of Lenoir County Schools. 
Corporate partners also made valuable contributions. Domtar Corporation donated 200 cases of copier paper from their facility in Illinois in honor of workers at their Plymouth, NC facility that was severely damaged in the hurricane. SCARCE Book Rescue donated nearly eleven thousand books. Bunzl Retail Services and The UPS Store donated 400 boxes and all the packing material. UPS Freight donated the pick-up of thirty-five pallets from ten locations and delivery to five locations in eastern North Carolina. 
The third point of the Scout Law is “A Scout is Helpful”. In the Scout Oath, Scouts promise “to help other people at all times.” Scouts in eastern North Carolina and across the country put those words into action this past Christmas season.
2019 ECC NYLT Announcment
Registration is Now Open!
Registration is now open for the 2019 ECC NYLT Course going August 9-11 & August 16-18, 2019. This This course is opent to Boy Sxcouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers.

Qualifications: Any Scout participating in this course must be at least a First Class Scout, completed at least eighth grade or 13 years old (but not yet 18), and a Scout that the Unit Leader feels is mature and currently filling a Unit leadership position or likely to assume a leadership position in the near future. The Scout may only attend on the Unit Leader’s recommendation. It is important that the Scout have camping, cooking and hiking skills. There is no rank requirement for Venturers but a recommendation is required.

Participation form can be found here.
The BSA just announced that at the end of February 2019, the online Youth Protection course will be replaced with an updated version. Please get the word out to all leaders that any courses in progress (completions of some but not all of the required four modules) will be lost when the course is updated. For example, if a leader had completed one, two, or three of the four modules, but has not completed all four, their completed modules will be erased and they will have to start over again to complete all four required modules.  You must have completed all four modules successfully by  February 28 th , as the new Learning Plan will be launched March 1, 2019.
If you have started—but not completed—the current Youth Protection Training:
You must complete the training before February 28, 2019, or any progress you have made will not transfer, due to the new learning plan. Otherwise, you may simply start over with the new training plan on March 1, 2019.
If you HAVE already completed the current Youth Protection Training:
You WILL NOT be affected. You DO NOT have to retake the training when the March 1, 2019 course is released.

This update will include new policies and procedures implemented since the course was first released in February 2018 , however our Youth Protection and Health and Safety policies, guidelines and procedures are continually being updated and revised. The on-line version of the Guide to Safe Scouting is the single most up to date source of our commitment to Safe Scouting.
Youth Protection certifications will continue to be valid for a two-year period.
When the course update is complete, four new VOLUNTARY modules will be added and will be available under the “VOLUNTARY programs.”    These new, VOLUNTARY modules will provide leaders with knowledge about other forms of abuse. These include:
1.     Physical Abuse
2.     Neglect
3.     Emotional Abuse
4.     Witnessing Violence
YPT Videos
Help Scouts Protect Themselves
The Boy Scouts of America produced two age appropriate videos designed to educate boys about child abuse and how to protect themselves.

The video, A Time to Tell, is for boys 11 years of age and older. It Happened to Me is designed for boys ages 6 to 9 years of age. These videos are an important part of the BSA’s Youth Protection training. The videos present common situations in which sexual abuse might occur and emphasize the BSA’s “three Rs” of Youth Protection.

Each Boy Scout troop and Cub Scout pack are encouraged to show the age appropriate video to its members once a year .

It is important that we all recognize that child sexual abuse is a serious problem in our society and that Scouts are prepared to take appropriate steps to protect themselves if they, or their friends, are confronted by a person who attempts to put them in a situation where sexual abuse could occur. Nobody expects that Scouts are going to be sexually abused. However, just as we learn first aid skills to prepare ourselves in case we ever need to use them, we also need to learn about sexual abuse.

Leaders are encouraged to view the appropriate video and read the discussion guide before showing to Scouts at a pack or troop meeting. There are difficult, yet realistic, scenarios presented in the videos. Parents are encouraged to participate as well.

The videos may purchased from the East Carolina Council Scout Shop of ordered from www.scoutstuff.org . The troop leader discussion guide may be found online at: www.scouting.org/training/youth-protection/boy-scout/ .  The pack leader discussion guide may be found online at: www.scouting.org/training/youth-protection/cub-scout/ .
Going Home
Memory of Oscar Greene Jr.

Mark Holland

Memory of Ernest D Hall
                  Drew Harrell

M. H. & Diana Pridgen
2019 Blackbeard Spring Pre-Camporee
and Cub and Scout Leader Complete Outdoor Training
March 22-24, 2019
Camp Bonner North

Cost: $10/Youth and Adult
Additional $5 Cost for Adults to Enroll in Training
Events for Spring Camporee will be practiced
(see event flyer on eccbsa.org for events details)
Webelos are invited to camp with troops
Grounds will open at 3:00 p.m. on March 22 nd
Grounds will close at 12:00 p.m. on March 24 th

Please register on Tentaroo, call Council Office and register by phone, or pay onsite. However, please RSVP by March 15, 2019

Ahoy, me Webelos mateys!
2019 ECC Webeloree "Webelos of the High Seas"
March 29-31, 2019, Camp Charles

Attached is the information packet for the 2019 Webeloree. Contained in this packet is the information and forms to prepare your Webelos for the Webeloree. This year’s Webeloree is the “Webelos of the High Seas”.   All the events will be geared toward boats, sailors, and pirates. You can get the packet here .

The cost per Webelos is $10
Leaders, parents, and scouts is $10

The cost will be same regardless if you stay the whole weekend, one night, or just for the day.  As the date gets closer you will be able to register online through the Council Website.  http://www.eccbsa.org/Event%20Flyers

POC: Mike Summers // Cell: 252-230-0850 // email: msummers1004@gmail.com

Pitt District Cuboree
Jurassic Camp 2: The Lost Dinosaur
April 5-7, 2019 Camp Boddie

- Feed the Dinosaurs
- Fossil Dig Paleontology Lab
- BB Shooting/Archery
- Pterosaur Walk 
- Cretaceous Crafts 

More information can be found here.
Blackbeard District Pinewood Derby
Ladies and Gentlemen, Start your engines!
March 23 rd 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
All winners of Dens 1 st , 2 nd , and 3 rd place

Washington Montessori School
2330 Old Bath Hwy, Washington, NC 27889

Registration: $7.00 per Cub Scout
Register via Tentaroo, mail check to Council Office,
take out of Pack account, or call with credit card by March 15 th
East Carolina Council, Inc.
Boy Scouts of America
PO Box 1698
Kinston, NC 28503

Leader Training
***ATTENTION: Position-specific training courses for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts (Scouts BSA) are being updated and will be available January 2, 2019. Any progress on current training materials will not carry over to the new learning plan so plan to complete any in-progress training before December 31, 2018.***
LIVE Training Courses – register and see flyers at: http://www.eccbsa.org/Event%20Flyers

CONTINUING ED – Monthly at your district Roundtable
We believe that every Scout deserves a trained leader. We want to make sure that you understand how Scouting works and that you're properly equipped to deliver a fun and fulfilling program to our youth. The Boy Scouts of America provides a wealth of training opportunities at every level of Scouting. Whether you're a first-time Cub leader or a high adventure veteran, there's a training course for you. Continual learning is a key to the success of our programs.

Youth Protection training is designed to help you keep our youth safe from abuse. You will learn the Boy Scouts of America's Youth Protection Guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse.

CUBMASTER AND ASSISTANT CUBMASTER POSITION TRAINING intended to provide Cubmasters with the information and tools they need to successfully lead a Cub Scout pack. Cubmasters and assistants who complete this training as well as Youth Protection, and Weather Hazards training are considered “trained” for both positions.

DEN LEADER POSITION TRAINING provides Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos den leaders with the information and tools they need to conduct successful den meetings. Den leaders who complete the Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scout den leader training, along with Youth Protection training and Weather Hazards training are considered trained for their position.

SCOUTMASTER POSITION TRAINING provides Scoutmasters with the basic information and tools they need to lead successful Boy Scout troops Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters who complete this course, must also complete Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS), Youth Protection Training, and Weather Hazards Training in order to be "trained" for those positions. The Outdoor course must be taken in during a course held by a district or council. The Outdoor course is required to be considered fully trained.

VENTURING ADVISOR AND ASSOCIATE POSITION TRAINING provides an introduction to the responsibilities, opportunities, and resources that will ensure a successful Venturing crew leadership experience

merit badge counselor training provides an introduction to the responsibilities, and advancement guidelines used by merit badge counselors, who also must take Youth Protection Training

Need to know what are the requirements to be trained for your unit leadership role?
Position-Specific (Role-Based) Courses -      Basic Leader Requirements

Where do I find out about live courses if I missed Roundtable in my district? Training Courses and other events are also listed on the East Carolina Council Website. To register for live training go to the Council home page at www.eccbsa.org and click on Event Flyers.


baloo – Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation, an instructor led course that is required of a minimum of one adult leader on pack family campouts and Webelos Den Camping. An online training component is required prior to participating.

IOLS - Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills - Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Boy Scout Troops in order to be considered “trained”.

Fundamentals of Training – required training for Unit Trainers, and district/council training team members

The Trainers EDGE – required for Wood Badge and NYLT Staff and continuing education for Trainers after taking Fundamentals of Training.

STEM Nova Counselor Training – to provide training for STEM Nova counselors
STEM Supernova Mentor Training – self study course available at https://www.scouting.org/Training/Adult.aspx

Wood Badge – an advanced national leadership course for Scouting volunteers and professionals. For more see the ECC home page and click on Wood Badge under Quick Links

Exploring Ride-Along Safety
Hazardous Weather Training
Safe Swim Defense
Safety Afloat
Trek Safely
Climb on Safely
Drive Safely

continue learning by
Viewing current and archived podcasts for Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting

Attending Roundtable – from the home page click on districts to locate information on your local roundtable meetings held monthly. These meetings are held to give out information, provide useful program enhancements, discuss relevant Scouting topics, fellowship with other Scouters, and to learn and well as to share ideas, techniques and more.

CHANGE to Adult Registration Requirement Beginning June 1, 2018
New Changes
The BSA announced an update to adult registration requirements on March 9, 2018 which mandate that all adults accompanying any unit (pack, troop, crew, team , ship, or post) to a Scouting activity lasting 72 hours or more must be registered as a leader , including completion of a criminal background check and Youth Protection Training — effective June 1, 2018 .
Requiring registration, background checks, and YPT for adults adds another dimension of protection. Recognizing the affect these requirements have on parents and programs, this step is being taken to underscore how important youth protection measures are to safe Scouting.
The BSA fully recognizes the affect these requirements will have on parents and programs and offer the following clarification:
  • This change applies to all Scouting programs
  • The new requirement applies to any adult accompanying any Scout unit on a single Scouting activity where they are present for three or more nights (not necessarily consecutive)
  • These adults must be registered as leaders, including the completion of a BSA Adult Application, a criminal background check and Youth Protection Training before the activity.
Scouter Code of Conduct
On my honor I promise to do my best to comply with this Boy Scouts of America Scouter Code of Conduct while serving in my capacity as an adult leader:
1.     I have or will complete my registration with the Boy Scouts of America, answering all questions truthfully and honestly.
2.     I will do my best to live up to the Scout Oath and Scout Law, obey all laws, and hold others in Scouting accountable to those standards. I will exercise sound judgment and demonstrate good leadership and use the Scouting program for its intended purpose consistent with the mission of the Boy Scouts of America.
3.     I will make the protection of youth a personal priority. I will complete and remain current with youth protection training requirements. I will be familiar with and follow:
a.      BSA youth protection policies and guidelines, including mandatory reporting: www.scouting.org/YouthProtection.aspx
b.      The Guide to Safe Scouting : www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/GSS.aspx
c.      The Sweet Sixteen of BSA Safety:
4.     When transporting Scouts I will obey all laws, comply with youth protection guidelines, and follow safe driving practices.
5.     I will respect and abide by the Rules and Regulations of the Boy Scouts of America, BSA policies, and BSA-provided training, including but not limited to, those relating to:
a.      Unauthorized fundraising activities.
b.     Advocacy on social and political issues, including prohibited use of the BSA uniform and brand.
c.      Bullying, hazing, harassment, and unlawful discrimination of any kind.
6.     I will not discuss or engage in any form of sexual conduct while engaged in Scouting activities. I will refer Scouts with questions regarding these topics to talk to their parents or spiritual advisor.
7.     I confirm that I have fully disclosed and will disclose in the future any of the following:
a.      Any criminal suspicion, charges or convictions of a crime or offense involving abuse, violence, sexual misconduct, or any misconduct involving minors or juveniles.
b.     Any investigation or court order involving domestic violence, child abuse, or similar matter.
c.      Any criminal charges or convictions for offenses involving controlled substances, driving while intoxicated, firearms or dangerous weapons.
8.     I will not possess, distribute, transport, consume, or use any of the following items prohibited by law or in violation of any Scouting rules, regulations and policies:
a.      Alcoholic beverages or controlled substances, including marijuana.
b.     Concealed or unconcealed firearms, fireworks, or explosives.
c.      Pornography or materials containing words or images inconsistent with Scouting values.
9.     If I am taking prescription medications with the potential of impairing my functioning or judgment, I will not engage in activities which would put Scouts at risk, including driving or operating equipment.
10. I will take steps to prevent or report any violation of this code of conduct by others in connection with Scouting activities.
Aquatics Committee Recruitment
Aquatics Committee wants you!
"Did someone say Aquatics? How many of you have a background in aquatics, even if it is just swimming merit badge? How many of you want to get more involved in training offered by the council? How many of you want to teach? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, the East Carolina Council Aquatics Committee could use your help. The purpose of the committee is to help not only with Aquatics events during summer camp, but also offer and assist with training throughout the year. Anyone who is interested in the committee should contact the committee adviser Matt Compton,  Matthew.Compton@scouting.org ."
24 th World Scout Jamboree Mondial
July 22 – August 2, 2019
Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia
DON’T WAIT! More spaces just made available!

East Carolina Council has additional spaces for youth.  A true once-in-a-lifetime Scouting experience comes every four years. The World Scout Jamboree, organized by the World Organization of the Scouting Movement (WOSM), brings Scouts from 169 countries together for two weeks to share their Scouting and cultural experiences. Requirements and prices are set by WOSM. This WSJ is co-hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Currently 16 East Carolina Council Scouts are registered to attend.  It’s not too late.

·          Youth participants : Boys and girls age 14 to 17 on the first day of the Jamboree. (Birthday between July 22, 2001, and July 21, 2005)
·          IST (Staff) : Age 18 or older on the first day of the Jamboree. (Birthday before July 22, 2001)

·          Scouts: $2,500. Price includes travel from a nearby “hub city” to be announced.
·          IST (Staff): $1,800 (plus travel costs)
How to apply:
·          All Scouts and IST (Staff) apply online to the BSA.
·          https://wsj2019.us/apply

Scouts will be notified if they have been accepted or are being put on a waiting list. Applicants on the waiting list that are not selected will receive a full refund (including their initial deposit).

All unit leadership has been selected. 

IST (International Service Team)
Once approved by the U.S. contingent leadership, the application will be sent to the WSJ organizers. The host will notify the applicant of acceptance and job assignment. If an applicant is not accepted, he or she will receive a full refund.

Scout Shop Sales
Scout Shop vs Other Vendors
The East Carolina Council has many sources of income: summer camp, Friends of Scouting, United Ways, activity fees, and property rental are just a few. A good portion comes from Scout Shop sales. 

At the District Committee Workshop in January, District Chairs and District Commissioners asked this information be included in the Tarheel Scouter.

East Carolina Council makes 30% on all sales in our Scout Shop. Anything purchased from Scoutshop.org provides a 6% return to the council sixty days after the sale. Purchases from Scout Shops in other councils or from Amazon.com provides no revenue to East Carolina Council.

The District Chairs and Commissioners shared that some people choose to go to Scout Shops in Raleigh or Wilmington for their selection. East Carolina Council has access to the very same merchandise. Those Scout Shops are operated by BSA National Supply which has a much larger budget to purchase items and stock them in stores. They also have more square footage for more items. East Carolina Council can order and provide the same items. We even ship to your home for about the same price as online shipping. 

Last year East Carolina Council made $2,544 from sales made to ScoutShop.org.  Had those same purchases been made from our local Scout Shop, the council revenue would have been $12,444. That could help provide insurance on buildings at camp, pay utilities, make technology upgrades, and more.

We are working on standardizing a system to have a set order by date each month, we will have the items shipped to the Scout Shop, then delivered to monthly roundtable.

The next time you need a Scouting item, or even an outdoor item, buy it from the East Carolina Scout Shop. It makes a difference in the resources for our Scouts.

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Eagle Scout and The Silver Beaver Recognition Program
Kinston High School
Performing Arts Center
2601 N. Queen St; Kinston, NC
Sunday, February 24, 2019, 2:30 PM

The Eagle Scout and Silver Beaver Recognition Program will recognize the all 2018 Eagle Scouts as the 2018 Dr. Frank Eagles Eagle Class. Four Scouting leaders from the East Carolina Council will be recognized with the highest award the council can bestow upon volunteer leaders – the Silver Beaver:
• Terry Best; Tar River District (Pinetops)
• W. Ashley Dail, Jr.; Pitt District (Winterville)
• Wesley Dail; Neuse Basin District (New Bern)
• David Webster, Jr.; Neuse Basin District (New Bern)

Please RSVP by 15 February 2019. More information can be found here.
2018 Blackbeard District Award Winners
20 18 Tiger Den Leader of the Year
Tony Troop
2018 Blackbeard District
Wolf Den Leader of the Year
Renee Joyner
2018 Blackbeard District
Bear Den Leader of the Year
Kevin Joyner
2018 Blackbeard District
Weblos I Den Leader of the Year
Tracy Keel
2018 Blackbeard District
Weblos ll Den Leader of the Year
Josh Keel
2018 Blackbeard District
Cubmaster of the Year
Amy Odom
2018 Blackbeard District
Assistant Cubmaster of the Year
Terrance Hollis
2018 Blackbeard District
Pack Committee Member of the Year
Mike Moore
2018 Blackbeard District
Scoutmaster of the Year
Pat Parker
2018 Blackbeard District
Assistant Scoutmaster of the Year
Daniel Stevens
2018 Blackbeard District
Troop Committee Member of the Year
Eddie Cahoon
2018 Blackbeard District
Sea Scout Skipper of the Year
Lee Anne Delmonte

2018 Blackbeard District
Assistant Sea Scout Skipper of the Year
Susan Cash

2018 Blackbeard District
Sea Scout Committee Member of the Year
Marie Peedin

2018 Blackbeard District
Explorer Post Advisor of the Year
Mike Stalls

2018 Blackbeard District
Kay Williams Spirit Award
Josh Keel

2018 Blackbeard District
K P Lindsay Spark Plug
Ausan Asby

2018 Blackbeard District
K P Lindsay Spark Plug
Dal Newbold

2018 Blackbeard District
K P Lindsay Spark Plug
Kenneth Parker

2018 Blackbeard District
Hackney Award
John Jenner
Congratulations and thank you for your service!