TUSCARORA COUNCIL NEWSLETTER
Mar. 27, 2020
COVID - 19 Updates: Weekly Status of Events
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Health & Safety: COVID-19 Updates

Event Status Updates

Events Postponed :

  • Spring Cub Family Weekend and Crossover One | Scheduled for March 27 – March 29, 2020 | No dates for reschedule yet
  • Coharie District Roundtables | Scheduled for April 2, 2020 | Will take place via Zoom video conference | More details to be announced 
  • Neusiok District Roundtables | Scheduled for April 2, 2020 | Will take place via Zoom video conference | More details to be announced 
  • Torhunta District Roundtables | Scheduled for April 2, 2020 | Will take place via Zoom video conference | More details to be announced 
  • Spring Cub Family Weekend and Crossover Two | Scheduled for April 3 – April 5, 2020 | No dates for reschedule yet
  • Neusiok District Friends of Scouting Dinner | Scheduled for April 7, 2020 | No date for reschedule yet
  • National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) | Scheduled for April 24 - April 26, 2020 | No date for reschedule yet
  • Basic Adult Leadership Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)| Scheduled for May 2 - May 3, 2020 | No date for reschedule yet

FAQ: The most frequently asked question regarding events status we've received is " Once you've successfully rescheduled an event to a new date, will you then re-open registration and extend the sign-up deadline ?"

Answer: Absolutely ! One positive outcome we can all take some small comfort in is that with new event dates comes an opportunity for more Scouts and families to gather and join us at Scouting events once it's safe for us to all do so again.

We will continue to re-evaluate on a weekly basis and provide Council-wide communication updates in an effort to keep all of our Scouting families informed and as up-to-date as possible.

We thank you for your continued support and patience as we all weather this storm together. Our continued prayers for safety, health, and well-being are with everyone as we weather this storm together. Stay safe out there.
Don't Forget: Please Submit Campership Applications By Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Tuscarora Council Camperships For Summer Programs
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STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2020 CAMPS  

Camperships are developed to help provide life-changing camping experiences for Scouts who, because of financial challenges, may not otherwise be able to attend one of the camp programs. 
 
Contributions are sought after with an emphasis on making sure every Scout has the chance to go camping, changing their lives through recreation, friendship, and experiences which will cultivate skills and values needed for success in the future.
 
Scouts who face financial challenges have attended camp programs each summer due to the support of the campership program.
 
A Scout is Thrifty: A Scout works to pay his or her own way and help others. Camperships and scholarships normally do not exceed 50% of the fee.
 
Camperships are awarded based on need. The allocation process, and information used in it, is confidential and will not be shared outside of the campership allocations committee.
 
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS :
The campership application is for youth only. Only one application per Scout will be considered. APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2020. For your convenience and to comply with social distancing, you may email applications to: Sarah.Fernandez@Scouting.org or send them via text to: 919-270-0475.

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Award timeline: No camperships are reviewed or awarded before the April 1, 2020 deadline. The parent and unit leader will be notified of the campership award no later than April 15, 2020.
 
The application is for Tuscarora Council Camp attendance only. This includes Cub Scout Resident Camp, Webelos Resident Camp, Scouts BSA Summer Camp, and Adventure Week Camp at Camp Tuscarora.
 
Eligibility: To be eligible for a campership, youth applicants MUST:
·    Be currently registered within the Tuscarora Council and in good standing for at least 30 days prior to completing an application.
·    Attend a Tuscarora Council operated Summer Camp (Cub Scout Resident Camp, Webelos Resident Camp, Scouts BSA Summer Camp, or Adventure Week Camp)
·    Be recommended by his/her unit leader (committee chair, Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, or Advisor) and parent/guardian.
 
Approvals: If approved, the campership amount will be applied to the event when registration of the individual is confirmed. Funds will be credited to the appropriate unit camp balance. It is critical that the correct parent and unit leader email addresses are given on the application, as this is the primary method of notification, or for any questions from the committee. Camperships are awarded to a specific individual and are not transferable to other youth.  

Find a copy of the 2020 Tuscarora Campership application at this link .
 
Know a Scouting youth who would love to attend a summer camp program this year but is faced with financial hardships? Please consider taking just a moment to apply for a campership so we can make sure every youth has the opportunity to attend a summer camp program this year!
 
With questions or for more information regarding camperships please contact Sarah Fernandez at 919-734-1714 or Sarah.Fernandez@Scouting.org .
 
Thank you!
Jamboree On The Internet (JOTI) 2020
Special Edition! April 3 - 5, 2020
Connecting Young People Virtually Because Our Impact Never Stops! ​​
April 3 - 5, 2020


Regular "in-person" activities have been postponed or cancelled. We miss our school. We miss our friends. Our family, friends and community need our help. We can still join forces!

This special edition of our largest digital jamboree will allow you to connect to others, learn new skills, take good care of ourselves and others and build new friendships during this challenging time. We’ll foster teamwork and intercultural interaction while enhancing safe social engagement and wellbeing.

What is JOTI Special Edition?

This is a one-of-a-kind special edition of JOTI! It is a special version of our yearly JOTA-JOTI event that is still scheduled to take place in October as it does each year.
Both educational and fun, this special JOTI, in April, will bring fun and education to the homes of young people around the world during a challenging time. You can learn about safety measures, mental and physical health and digitally engage as global citizens through a range of different activities. The best part is, you’ll make new friends from around the world!

Find complete details and check out the site at the following link:

Greetings From "Camp Cooped Up!" Catch Up On Daily "Virtual Camp" Challenges 1 - 7
Looking for FUN At Home Scouting family activities this weekend? Miss any of the Daily Challenges this week? No worries, catch up on days 1 through 7 below:
Camp Cooped Up! Day One Challenge: “Old School Text”!
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1. Write a letter, draw something, or make your own postcard to send to a family member or a friend.
2. Tell us who you decided to write to, or share a photo of your postcard on our Facebook page, tag us in your Instagram story, or send it via email to Sarah.Fernandez@Scouting.org .
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💡 * Program/Rank Specific Ideas:
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.. CUB SCOUTS: Write a letter or make a card for a grandparent or other elderly relative or family friend that isn’t able to have visitors right now to brighten their day. Or: Write a thank you note for a gift you received recently or to someone who did something kind for you or your family.
SCOUTS BSA : Use this challenge to complete requirement number 8 or the Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge - Write a letter about a national issue and send it to one of the senators or the member of Congress from your congressional district, sharing your view with him or her. (Be sure to show your letter and any response you receive to your MB counselor.)
VENTURING : Use this challenge to complete requirement number 7 towards the Discovery Award - 7 . Complete a structured personal reflection, and use this reflection and what you learned from the process to prepare for goal setting and as part of your Discovery Award advisor conference. Explore one of the following realms: “Adventures of Faith”, “Adventures of Self”, and “Adventures of Others”. 
Camp Cooped Up! Day Two Challenge: “Bake Off”!

1. Find a simple recipe, like “Compost Cookies”! Bake/cook it and enjoy!
2. Tell us what you decided to make, or share a photo of your creation on our Facebook page, tag us in your Instagram story, or send it via email to Sarah.Fernandez@Scouting.org .
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💡 * Program/Rank Specific Ideas:
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CUB SCOUTS : Use this challenge to complete rank-specific requirements: Lion—Fun On The Run (requirement 2). Tiger—Tiger Bites , Family Stories (requirement 7). Wolf—Running With the Pack (requirement 6). Bear—Bear Picnic Basket ; Bear Necessities (requirement 5). Webelos—Cast Iron Chef
SCOUTS BSA : Use this challenge to complete one part of requirement number 4c of the Cooking Merit Badge .
VENTURING : Use this challenge to practice requirement number 3f of the Ranger Award until you can get back out camping with your Crew again. 

Camp Cooped Up! Day Three Challenge: “Virtual Campsite Competition”!
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1. Create a “Virtual Campsite” in your backyard or living room. Break out your tent, your sleeping bag and back pack. Build some awesome camp gadgets. Be creative!
2. Share a photo of your campsite on our Facebook page, tag us in your Instagram story, or send it via email to Sarah.Fernandez@Scouting.org .
Camp Cooped Up! Day Four Challenge: “Highlighter Poem”!
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1. Choose a page from an old book or magazine and decide on a series of words from the page to create a poem. With a black marker, go over the rest of the page, so that only the words you chose for your poem remain.
2. Share a photo of your poem on our Facebook page, tag us in your Instagram story, or send it via email to Sarah.Fernandez@Scouting.org .
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💡 * BONUS: Bonus points if your poem has a Scouting theme!
Camp Cooped Up! Day Five Challenge: “Scavenger Hunt”!
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1. Choose from one of the pictured scavenger hunt options, either indoor or outdoor. Collect all of the items in a bag or basket. Check them off as you find each one.
2. Share a photo of what you found on our Facebook page, tag us in your Instagram story, or send it via email to Sarah.Fernandez@Scouting.org .
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💡 * BONUS: Bonus points if you complete BOTH scavenger hunt options!
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P.S. Don’t forget to practice Leave No Trace ethics and make sure everything gets put back where it belongs when you’re done.
Camp Cooped Up! Day Six Challenge: “Mini-Me Adventure”!
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1. Cut out or draw a picture of yourself.
2. Photo-shoot your mini-me on different adventures exploring your house and/or yard.
3.  💡 * Bonus points if your series of photos is a story! Be creative and have FUN!!
4. Share photos of your mini-me’s adventures on our Facebook page, tag us in your Instagram story, or send them via email to Sarah.Fernandez@Scouting.org .
Camp Cooped Up! Day Seven Challenge: “Row Your Boat”!
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1. Using craft supplies, household recycling (cardboard, milk cartons, water bottles, etc.), and/or other items you find around your house, construct a boat!
2. Depending on the scale you make it to, and the “seaworthiness” of your vessel, take a picture or video of your boat in action! Small enough to float in the tub or the sink? Great! Big enough for you to sit in? Super! (Send us your best footage of pretending to “row your boat” through the living room or across your yard.)
3. Share photos or footage of your boat on our Facebook page, tag us in your Instagram story, or send it via email to Sarah.Fernandez@Scouting.org .
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💡 * BONUS: Thursday nights are BEACH PARTY night at Camp! Bonus points if you and your family have your own Camp Cooped Up Beach Party tonight and send us photos of the celebration! (Don’t forget to include your boat.)
Continue to follow us on Facebook and Instagram each day for new "Camp Cooped Up" Daily Challenges next week!
Completed All Of The Camp Cooped Up Challenges So Far? Bored and Looking For More Things To Do While Stuck Inside?

Check out these 25 Fun Projects to do with stuff from around the house, by Boy's Life Magazine!
Black Pug Event Registration - Parent Portal Feature! Details and Instructions
Scouts BSA Summer Camp & Cub Resident Camp
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Parent Portal!

Not Able to Meet In Person To Collect Summer Camp Fees? Enable "Parent Portal" and Allow Parents to Pay Online From the Safety of Their Own Homes:

As part of our event registration system (Black Pug), unit leaders have the ability to manage all of their summer camp registrations in one unit registration while giving parents the ability to pay fees directly or, at the unit leader's discretion, manage the Scout's class schedule. This offers the best of both worlds!

PLEASE NOTE : All Summer Camp registrations must be done by the unit and not by individual Scouts . Also, the use of Parent Portal is solely at the discretion of the Unit Leader.

Click here for a detailed FAQ document ab out the Parent Portal feature and how to use it.

Check out the videos below as well to learn more about Parent Portal:

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With questions or for more information regarding Parent Portal, please contact Sarah Fernandez at 919-734-1714 or Sarah.Fernandez@Scouting.org .
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
Tuscarora Scout Reservation
965 Scout Road
Four Oaks, NC 27524

919-934-9538