95th Anniversary Camporee Celebration!!
Celebrating 95 Years of Scouting throughout the Tuscarora Council! 
(And 90 Years at Camp Tuscarora!)
95th Anniversary Camporee 
  • What? 95th Celebration Encampment - A Good Ol' Scouting County Fair!
  • When? October 19- 21, 2018
  • Where? - Camp Tuscarora
  • Who? - EVERYONE!!! 
    Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venture Crews, Explorer Posts..... ALL of our Tuscarora Scouting Units and Branches!
Come out and join the Tuscarora Council in celebrating what is sure to be a monumental weekend! We have put together an amazing, not-to-miss, fun-filled weekend for Scouts and Scouters of all ages to enjoy. 

Along with a thorough historic expo on all things Tuscarora, there will be a midway full of many competitions and games for units to participate in throughout the weekend to make the Scouting Spirit come alive! There will also be expos that focus on key Scout skills, a cook-off, and much more!! 

Event registration forms will be released next week in time for Roundtables, so please be sure not to miss out on this monumental event and pre-register to reserve your place in Tuscarora Council history!

Also, a fully detailed information packet on all event areas and competitions, Camp Tuscarora policies, event schedule, and more will be released in the coming months, be on the look out for this guide which will be your unit's ultimate ticket to the Scouting County Fair.

*Due to the anticipated attendance for the event, early registration is highly recommended. 

Find the Registration Flyer here

For more information on the 95th Anniversary Camporee Celebration please contact Sarah Fernandez, Program Director at or 919-734-1714.
Get Hooked on Scouting -  Spring Cub 
Fishing Derby!

Calling ALL Cub Scouts! Come out and spend the morning with your fellow Cubs and enjoy a morning full of spring Cub fishing fun and beautiful spring weather at Lake Sylvania at 
Camp Tuscarora.

Registration deadline is 
Friday,  May 4th

Lake Sylvania - Camp Tuscarora
Saturday - May 12, 2018
Assembly for Registration at the Flag Pole
8:00 AM
Fishing runs from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM 
* Concessions on site all day! Hot dogs, drinks, chips,etc.
$8.00 per Cub Scout ($10.00 after May 4th)
Items You'll Need to Bring:
* A Cub Scout AND a Parent/Guardian
* Fishing Pole (Rod & reel, cane pole, etc.)
* Bait (Live bait only! No artificial lures)
* A Bucket or small cooler to transport fish to the weighing station
* Cub Scout Spirit
Derby Rules:
  • Live bait only
  • Fishing from bank only - NO BOATS, NO FISHING AT MILL CREEK
  • Only the fish caught by Cub Scouts count towards competition, no fish caught by adults will be counted in the competition.
  • Each youth participant must be under the direct supervision of an adult at all times.
Save the Date! Registration Opens Next Week
* Don't forget to bring a bucket or container to transport your fish to the weighing station! It's "Catch and Release", and we like to keep 'em alive. *
NEW - Trained Leader Designation to Require Hazardous Weather Training
Effective April 30, New Direct Contact Leaders Must Complete Hazardous Weather Training to be Considered 
 Position Trained. 

And here is one story about why this is so important:

Imagine as a leader with a group of excited Scouts you arrive at a Council camp for a Camporee on a rainy Friday afternoon. Saturday morning is filled with the sounds of Scouts participating in the scheduled activities, only to have the weather turn blustery with sustained winds of about 30 mph and gusts up to 48 mph. The trees of the heavily forested area start swaying madly back and forth.

As a leader, what would you do? Would you continue with the Camporee or evacuate the camp?

This was exactly the situation experienced earlier this year at Pacific Harbors Council's Klondike Derby held at Camp Thunderbird. According to the National Weather Service, sustained winds of about 30 mph with gusts up to 48 mph were recorded near the camp between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. It soon became apparent to leaders that conditions had become unsafe and, around midmorning, with input from the council representative and Camp Thunderbird's ranger, leaders decided to evacuate the camp.

"We made sure that we followed the Boy Scout Guide to Safe Scouting and our hazardous weather training to ensure that all scouts and adults made it home safe," said Barb Dyer, Klondike committee chairperson. "It was the right decision to cancel Klondike. While it's disappointing that the boys couldn't have the fun-filled weekend that was planned, I'm eternally grateful that safety is first with the BSA."

A good decision it was, as several large trees and branches dropped on or near Scout campsites during the storm. No injuries were reported, but it could have turned out differently. Rebecca Ledford, an adult leader with Troop 4100, shared a photo of her son's tent, which had been impaled by a heavy fallen branch - right where his pillow was.

On Sunday morning the "all clear" was given for Scouts and leaders to return to retrieve their belongings and break down their campsites.

This course is available around-the-clock in the BSA Learn Center by logging in to your account on
BALOO (Basic Adult L eader Outdoor Orientation) Spring 2018 

BALOO (Basic Adult 

Leader Outdoor Orientation) Training


BRAND NEW Course - Expanded Content!


May 2018


·         Who: Cub Scout Leaders & Webelos Leaders

·         What: Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

·         When: Saturday, May 5, 2018, 8:00am - Sunday, May 6, 2018, 11:00am (Effective 8/16/17, BALOO is now an overnight training. Also, there is no longer a separate outdoor course for Webelos Leaders. OWLS has been incorporated in to the new, updated and expanded BALOO Course.)

·         Where: Camp Tuscarora (965 Scout Rd, Four Oaks, NC 27524)

·         Cost: $30 - includes all course materials and meals.

Deadline to sign up is April 27.

In order for a Pack to go camping, at least one leader, (two are highly recommended) must be BALOO trained and on site during the campout.


PLEASE NOTE: BALOO training is now comprised of two components-an online component and a practical, hands-on component. Both components must be completed to qualify as a "TRAINED" Cub Scout outdoor leader. 


The online component must be completed prior to the practical component. The online training contains introductory and basic information that will be built upon during the practical training.

IOLS (Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills) Spring 2018

IOLS (Introduction 
to Outdoor Leader Skills)
  • Who: Boy Scout Leaders, and Venturing Leaders
  • What: Introduction to Leadership Skills (IOLS)
  • When: May 5 - 6, 2018. 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 register is April 30 by 4:30p.
  • This training is to understand how the Boy Scout Outdoor Program works. A "Trained" Scoutmaster needs this training and Position Specific training 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.

* Bonus Training Session on Friday, May 4th for any IOLS participants also in need of Scoutmaster Specific Indoor training:
Friday, May 4th - 6:00p. - 10:30p. (FREE to any registered IOLS participant who needs to complete this course. Please indicate this choice on your registration form if interested.)

Name: ____________________________________________
Phone: _________________ E-mail: ____________________
Unit #: __________ Unit Position: _______________________
District: ___________________________________________
Find the registration form here

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

Boy Scouts of America
Tuscarora Council
Council Service Center - 172 NC Hwy 581 S.
Goldsboro, NC 27530

P 919.734.1714 F 919.734-6540

Camp Tuscarora - 965 Scout Road
Four Oaks, NC 27524
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