Scout Sunday 2018 - A Scout is Reverent


When is Scout Sunday 2018?

Scout Sunday is 
February 4, 2018.
Scout Sunday is always held on the Sunday before the birthday of the Boy Scouts of America on February 8.

(The only exception: when Feb. 8 falls on a Sunday, as happened in 2015. In that case, Scout Sunday and the BSA's birthday were both celebrated on February 8.)

Though February 4 is the official day for Scout Sunday 2018, each chartered organization may adopt any specific Sunday to celebrate. The BSA says a local church may celebrate "on the Sunday most acceptable to the pastor and congregation."

Helping Scouts Remember Sunday's Lesson.....

We somehow forget our church lessons the nanosecond we step out of the classroom.
At least that's how it is with me. It's not that I don't enjoy the lesson. But, by the time Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday roll in with electronic interactions, work responsibilities, and life's problems, the previous Sunday is a blur (and the previous year as well).
Do you think it is any easier for teenage Scouts with extracurricular activities to enjoy, peers to please, tests to bear, and Merit Badges to earn? No, I really don't think so.
How, then, can we help them retain the short lesson given the previous week?
It's easy. We keep re-teaching it throughout the week.
"All things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator."
In other words, soccer denotes there is a God. Chess denotes there is a God. Archery denotes there is a God. All things, even marshmallows roasting on an open fire, teach us about God's existence, role, and purpose.
Therefore, it is possible to teach Sunday's lessons again as we engage in fun activities with Scouts. Merit Badges and mutual activities can reflect back on important gospel lessons taught You might help them understand how the rules of basketball are similar to life.
Why are there rules in basketball? Why are there rules in life? Just like in basketball, God gives us rules and boundaries to help us through our Earth journey. These rules protect us and help us enjoy our experiences.
Implementing a short "Scouter Master's Minute" like the one above using your Sunday School month's theme can really help youth stay in touch with Sunday's lesson.
Suggest to your Troop's Patrol Leader's Council to consider Duty to God when planning their Scouting outings and activities for the year. In addition to providing fun and entertainment, activities should build testimonies.
2018 Camp Tuscarora Benefit Auction
NEW ITEMS JUST IN! Savage .22 Rifles! 

Tuscarora Council 5th 
Camp Tuscarora Benefit Auction 
  • 2015 NOAC "Centuries of Service" Order of the Arrow Sash
  • NC State Lou Pucillo "1959" Autographed Stadium Seat Back
  • Duke J.J. Reddick Framed and Autographed Photo
  • BSA 100th Anniversary Shrade Old Timer Knife
  • 2015 NOAC "Centuries of Service" Order of the Arrow Sash
  • Croscill Wagner King Size Bed Set (Comforter and 2 Shams)
  • Jerris McPhail Autographed Football
And MUCH, MUCH more!!


Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
5:30pm - 9:00pm
Goldsboro Builders Supply
701 Patetown Road
Goldsboro, NC 27530
5:30p.  -  Silent Auction, 6:30p.  -  Dinner, 7:00p.  -  Live Auction

Tickets -      $25 each       Couples Tickets -         $40
Menu to include:  Salad, Shrimp and Grits, Green Beans, Bread, and Chicken (For our guests with shellfish allergies)
Auction Will Include: Memorabilia, Autographed Team Items, Sports Tickets, Rare Patch Sets, Firearms, Jewelry, andMORE !! The item list will be updated and published regularly as new items arrive.

Proceeds from the auction will be used to purchase a much needed SCAG Turf Tiger mower for Camp Tuscarora.

Purchase Tickets at the Tuscarora Council Service Center:
172 NC Hwy 581 S.
Goldsboro, NC 27530
    Or via phone at 919-734- 1714

Find a copy of the auction flyer  here.
For more information, or with questions contact Sarah Fernandez at or 919-734-1714
By Popular Demand: We've Printed MORE Tickets! 6th Annual Shrimp & Oyster Roast
6th Annual Shrimp and Oyster Roast
 Sunday, February 25 from 3:00p. - 5:00p. 

Chuck Allen's - McArthur Farm
200 Arrington Bridge Road
Goldsboro, NC 27530 
If you've never joined us for the annual shrimp and oyster roast, you are missing out! The Oysters are fantastic and we will serve you until you can eat no more. As for the SHRIMP, they are the obvious highlight of this event and we promise, you've never had better. 
We're bringing more shrimp this year than we ever have before so you better skip lunch!
Please come out and support our LOCAL SCOUTS
We will have several great raffle items along with door prizes to win.  It really is an outstanding event that helps support the Scouting program for our local youth.  

Purchase your tickets today! Come out and enjoy an afternoon of food, fellowship and fun with fellow Scouters and support the great cause of Scouting in our local communities.

Tickets are hot off the presses NOW, and may be purchased at the Council Service Center and/or TA Loving.

With questions, or for more information contact:
Find complete details and a copy of the event flyer here.

Give us a call, stop by, or send us an email to purchase your tickets. We hope to see you there!
2018 Tuscarora Merit Badge College!
Tuscarora Council  
Merit Badge
College 2018
Wayne Community  College | Goldsboro, NC

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Registration 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Classes begin 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(Morning Session 8:00 AM -12:00 PM, and  
Afternoon Session 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

20 Merit Badges to Choose From! 

Classes are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so sign up early to insure your first choice of class selections.....

$15.00 per Scout
($5 late fee after April 1)   

SCOUTMASTERS: We are also offering Scoutmaster Specific Training during MB College this year, beginning at 9:00a. on site. Spread the word and take advantage of this FREE and convenient training session.

Find complete course listings and registration form at this link.
National Youth Leadership Training 2018

National Youth 
Leadership Training 
(NYLT) 2018
Camp Tuscarora  
Sign Up Today to avoid the wait list!
National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home Troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.
NYLT centers around the concepts of what a youth leader must BE, what a youth leader must KNOW, and what a youth leader must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the course as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

Course Dates:

Weekend One - 3:00pm Friday April 6, 2018 to 5:00pm Sunday April 8, 2018
Weekend Two - 5:30pm Friday May 18, 2017 to 5:00pm Sunday May 20, 2018
* Full participation for both weekends is required to complete the course.  
(Please arrive on time to keep the program on schedule.)
Participant Fee: $200.00 Full payment due March 30, 2018
$50.00 deposit due with application
Don't Delay - Insure Your Spot Today! There will be a wait list for all interested participants once the class roster is full.....
Find the 2018 NYLT Registration Flyer at this link.  
For more information please contact:
Course Director - Steve Blackman at or 

Staff Advisor - Sarah Fernandez at 

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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