Cub Resident Camp - Here We Come!

IMPORTANT TIPS As You Prepare to Arrive 
at Resident Camp 
This Week: 
Session One of 2018 Resident Camp kicks off this Sunday, June 17th, and Session Two on Wednesday, June 20th. Our camp staff have been busy getting Camp T in tip-top shape in preparation for your arrival, and we're beyond excited! We hope you and your Cub Scouts are too, and ready to have loads of summer fun with us next week.

A Few Reminders For All Cub Leaders as You Prepare to Arrive at Resident Camp:
  • Check-in & Registration begins at 1:00p. - Please do not arrive prior to 1:00p. as our staff will not be on hand or available to assist you. As a reminder, no one may enter campsites until your unit's check-in process is complete.
  • Have Your Medical Forms Complete, Signed and Ready - In order for your Pack's registration to go as quickly and smoothly as possible, please be sure you have complete medical forms for everyone camping with the Pack during Resident Camp, and make sure you have them out and ready for review upon arrival.
  • Consolidate All Pack Gear Into As Few Vehicles As Possible - For the safety of all of our campers, and most especially our youth, Camp T parking staff will only permit a limited number of vehicles past the gate into the camping areas at one time. Everyone waiting in the parking line will appreciate a faster gear drop-off process and reduced waiting times with pre-planned gear and vehicle consolidation.
  • Be Ready To Make a Visit To The Waterfront! - That's right, it's swim check time once again, and one of the first things each Pack will do upon campsite set-up will be unit swim checks. Either have your Cubs wear their swim trunks to camp, or pack them where they are quickly and easily accessible.
What's New at Camp and What's Happening During 
Cub Resident Week:
  • FREE Cubmaster and Cub Leader Specific Training Offered at Both Sessions of Cub Resident Camp
     - For your convenience, we're holding Cubmaster and Cub Leader Specific training at camp on the evenings of June 18th and June 21st For FREE!! Just choose the session that works best for your schedule and sign up today. If you or someone you know needs, or would like to take advantage of this free leader training, please contact Sarah Fernandez at, or let us know during check-in at Resident Camp.
  • Got Ink? - Well, used ink cartridges that is. If so, we'll take 'em! We now have a used ink cartridge drop box conveniently located in the Headquarters building at Camp Tuscarora, so when you're busy packing for camp this weekend go ahead and pack up your used ink cartridges and bring them with you. Again, you'll help us in our efforts to be good stewards of the land and also help us earn a few funds to go right back into ongoing Camp T improvements and projects.
  • The Trading Post is Stocked and Ready - Stop in for a favorite summer treat..... a cool, refreshing slushie, and check out our brand new line of camping items, official Wampus Cat Outfitters merchandise and Camp T gear while you're there. We have lots of new products and our shelves our fully stocked.
Thank you for bringing your Cub Scouts to Tuscarora Resident Camp this summer. We can't wait to see you!!

Outfit Your Troop in Style this Summer - Order Your Anniversary Summer Camp T-Shirts!

Get your 2018 Summer Camp T-Shirt Today! We're celebrating the 90th
 Anniversary of Camp Tuscarora this summer, bringing back a favorite classic design, and offering a couple of new color and fabric choices.

Use the order form at this link to order. Order as a Troop, or individuals may order as well. Shirts will be available for pick-up during your unit's week at summer camp. Payment MUST be included with order. (Orders without payment will not be processed.)

HEATHERED SLATE GRAY COTTON: S - XL - $12.00, 2X - $14.00, 3X - $16.00

TEAL BLUE DRI-FIT: S - XL - $14.00, 2X - $16.00, 3X - $18.00

If Camping Week Two: JUNE 22, 2018, NOON.
If Camping Week Three: JUNE 29, 2018, NOON.
* Troop number customization is available for an additional $1.00 per shirt with a 12 shirt order minimum. If choosing this option please include the appropriate fees and indicate Troop number on order form.

Orders & Payments: 

Tuscarora Council, BSA
172 NC 581 Hwy S.
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Summer Camp - A Great Way to Prepare Your Child For the Future
12 Ways That Summer Camp Prepares Your Child For Adulthood:
When your Scout attends summer camp, he learns how to work with others, build meaningful relationships, accept guidance and develop decision-making skills. All of these life skills nurture independence and confidence, creating a foundation that will serve him and that he'll stand and grow from for the rest of his life. So how can your child benefit from summer camp?
1. At camp, kids learn teamwork
2. The camp environment teaches resilience
3. Kids learn to make decisions at camp
4. Camp sets a kid up for trying new things
5. Camp helps your child to grow up
6. Kids learn who they are at camp
7. Kids learn how to be away from home and succeed
8. Kids learn how to care for themselves
9. Kids see what good leadership looks like
10. Kids learn a healthy level of competition
11. Brain-Based Learning
12. Nature and the Out-of-Doors Experience
Summer camp is the best emotional preparation for a successful college experience later on as well, because youth practice being on their own, keeping track of their clothes; they practice living in a community and getting along with roommates (tent-mates) they don't necessarily always like - all of the skills they need for true independence.... It's very helpful to start the process of learning to live independently and also in a community earlier.

Perhaps the biggest psychological impact of camp is on resilience, on character, and on learning to be a successful, productive member of a community. Not to mention, IT'S FUN!!
First Year Camper? Worried about homesickness? Worry no more! They'll survive, and you will too.
Ask most Troops you know, and they'll tell you that they haven't lost a Scout yet to homesickness at summer camp. This doesn't mean that your Scout doesn't miss you or need you. It simply means they are learning some independence, growing up a little bit, and gaining much-needed responsibility-based skills that will prepare them for bigger life situations later on. (College, for example.) Even the first day of middle school will seem less daunting after making it a full week at summer camp without your family. 
Just a few words of first-year camper parent advice on that front: Don't promise to come get your Scout if they "aren't having a good time" or if "things go badly." That sets their week up from the beginning with a free pass home. Instead build it up to be the fun and exciting adventure that it is! Don't entertain the notion of taking them home on family night, and let them know from the beginning that you won't be as well. 
Be excited for them and with them as they prepare to leave for the week, even if you are a little hesitant. If they notice your apprehension, they're going to feel badly, and maybe even a little guilty. On the other hand, if they do manage to call home during the week, don't say "We're having so much fun with the new puppy we got last night after we rearranged all of the furniture and bought a new car!" It might sound funny, but honestly if they think you're having a boring, mundane week while they're away at camp, they'll be much more at ease.

Want to make sure they're fully prepared for summer camp? Here are three things parents can do to help:
1. Have your Scout put his Name & Troop number on everything.
If they are attending an event with dozens or hundreds of other Scouts and misplace a piece of clothing or gear there's a much better chance it will find it's way back to them if it is clearly marked with their full name and Troop number.
2. Please DON'T PACK for your Scout!
If you pack for your Scout, they won't know what they have or where it is. Letting Scouts pack for themselves is a little trying for some parents. However, having parents pack for their Scouts is extremely trying for most Scoutmasters. Work with your Scout instead to avoid frustration on all sides. Start with a list, have them lay everything out, and remind them to check it off as they pack. Will they forget things? Absolutely! (I still forget things after several decades of camping!) 
Building self-sufficiency is an important part of Scouting, and packing your own gear is a great way to do just that. If a new Scout packs his own pack he'll forget something and maybe be a little uncomfortable, but he will learn more from forgetting than he will if you pack his bag for him. What he learns from that process is one step closer to a much broader goal.

If you cooperate with the process, if you keep your eye on the broader goal, you'll see your Scout start to grow and figure things out for himself and find that your job is not so much telling and doing as helping him discover answers and how to get things done. Your job is not making things easier but helping him look past the initial frustrations of not knowing. Soon he'll learn to ask those questions of himself, he'll grow in confidence and ability and surprise you as he does.
3. Help your Scout keep track of their gear .

We can't tell you how many times a Scout has said that the reason they are without some key piece of gear is because they couldn't find it at home. After every camping trip see that your Scout unpacks, checks to make sure their gear is clean and dry, and stores it all in a plastic storage bin so it's there for the next camping trip.
FREE Cub Leader & FREE Scoutmaster Specific Training - at Summer Camp!
Leader  Specific Training 
Who:  Registered Adults who are, or plan to be Cub Scout Den Leaders, Cubmasters, or Pack Committee Members.
When:   1 evening, Monday, June 18, 2018 -    7:00pm - 9:30pm
             1 evening, Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 
                         7:00pm - 9:30pm
Where:  Camp Tuscarora, 965 Scout Road, Four Oaks, NC  (During Cub Resident Camp!) 
Pick from one of the following class options and sign up for the training of your choice by submitting registration to the Council Office: Den Leader Specific, Webelos Leader Specific, Cubmaster Specific, or COR/Pack Committee Specific.
* Participants should bring paper/pencil for note-taking. It is also strongly suggested that participants purchase or borrow a copy of the Position Specific Handbook for the training class they're taking and bring it with you to class. *
YPT 2 (Youth Protection Training)  is available online at, and mandatory prior to working with or supervising any youth in the Scouting program. YPT 2 is the very first training course you should complete as an adult volunteer! All participants taking Cub Leader Specific training  MUST  have current YPT 2 training. 
Effective April 30, new direct contact leaders must also complete Hazardous Weather Training to be considered position trained. This training is also available online at
Find the flyer and registration form for Cub Leader Specific training here.

FREE Scoutmaster 
            Specific Training  
Who:   Registered Adults who are, or plan to be Scoutmasters or Assistant Scoutmasters.
2 evenings, Wednesday and Thursday, June 27 & 28, 2018 - 
6:30pm - 8:30pm

2 evenings, Wednesday and Thursday, July 4 & 5, 2018 - 
6:30pm - 8:30pm

2 evenings, Wednesday and Thursday, July 11 & 12, 2018 - 
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Pick from one of the options listed above to sign up for your preferred training week, and please note: You MUST attend  both training sessions to receive credit for training.
Where:  Camp Tuscarora, 965 Scout Road, Four Oaks, NC  (During Summer Camp!) 
* Participants should bring paper/pencil for note-taking. It is also strongly suggested that participants purchase or borrow a copy of the Scoutmaster's Handbook and bring it with you to class. *
YPT 2 ( Youth Protection Training)  is also available online at, and mandatory prior to working with or supervising any youth in the Scouting program. YPT 2 is the very first training course you should complete as an adult volunteer! All participants taking Scoutmaster Specific training must have current YPT training.
Effective April 30, new direct contact leaders must also complete Hazardous Weather Training to be considered position trained. This training is also available online at

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will be conducted November 17 - 18, 2018..... More information about this will be covered at Leader Specific Training.

Find the flyer and registration form for Scoutmaster Specific training here.
With questions or for more information, please contact Sarah Fernandez at 919-734-1714, or via email at
2018 Cub Day Camp - Sign Up Today!

Council |
Summer Day Camps 2018
This year's "Wizarding World of Scouting" themed Cub Scout Day Camps will be filled with FUN and exciting outdoor educational opportunities that provide rich environments with positive role models for our Cub Scouts.
The campers will have the chance to get a head start on their next rank advancement as well as have a lot of fun while learning about fun things in the outdoors at our various event locations!
Tuscarora Day Camp Dates and Locations Are As Follows:
Torhunta District Summer Day Camp! - 
July 19th, 20th & 21st from 8:30-4:30 
at Old Waynesborough Park in Goldsboro, NC
(801 Hwy U.S. 17 Bypass South, Goldsboro, NC 27530)

Cost  - 1) $55/Scout (and sibling) - the camp fee includes lunch ALL 3 DAYS, T-shirt, supplies and patch for each Cub Scout or sibling; 
Adults can order a Cub Scout Day Camp T-shirt for $12.00
Family Day - You can register your entire family for Family Day on Saturday for only $10! This includes lunch and program supplies!
Find Event Flyer Here

neusiok District Summer Day Camp!
July 26th, 27th & 28st
Thursday & Friday from 7:30-12:30
Saturday from 7:30 - 4:00
at sam godwin recreation park in pine level, NC
(20 E. Crescent St., Pine LevelNc 27568)

Cost  - 1) $40/Scout (and sibling) - the camp fee includes T-shirt, supplies and patch for each Cub Scout or sibling; 
2) Adults can order a Cub Scout Day Camp T-shirt for $12.00. Indicate name and size on the registration form; 
3) Family Day - You can register your entire family for Family Day on Saturday for only $10! This includes lunch and program supplies!

Find Event Flyer Here

coharie District Summer Day Camp! - 
august 4th from 7:30-4:30 
location tbd
$20.00 per cub/sibling (includes lunch)
Event Flyer Forthcoming

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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