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

Someone asked me recently what camp improvements have been made lately and how do we pay for them. I knew we had done quite a bit, but it was impressive to me how much actually has been done. Here’s a snapshot:

Camp Boddie
1.   Received a major pool renovation in 2018 to restore the plaster surface and installed more efficient water pumps to better circulate the water and reduce electricity use. 
2.   Two new convection ovens and a food steamer were purchased and installed in the kitchen in 2018 – replacing equipment from 1982 and 1977. The new equipment is safer to use and more efficient. 
3.   Hammock Gardens are being installed in four campsites in spring 2019. Each provides 8-12 places for hammocks per garden.  Six more are planned in 2020.
4.   Installing a metal roof to protect the handicraft shelter in spring 2019. 
5.   The Hodges Leadership Development Center was built in 2016. It is used for Wood Badge, NYLT, summer camp classes, and many weekend activities.

Pamlico Sea Base
1.   75 new sets of safety equipment for each kayaker was purchased in 2017.
2.   Three new kayaks were purchased for program use in 2019.
3.   Two Hammock Gardens are being installed in spring 2019. 
4.   Installing a metal roof on the shower house in spring 2019. 

East Carolina Scout Reservation
1.   A temporary Ga-Ga pit was installed in 2017. A permanent one is being installed in 2019.
2.   Built snack bar was built in 2017 the Reception Center for enjoyment of Scouts.
3.   We created recreation area at the reception center including foosball, pool, darts, board games, speakers for music for Scouts to play, and installed new oversized ceiling fans to circulate the air.
4.   We installed new wiring and components to the entire waste water treatment system to be compliant with new Health Dept standards in 2018.
5.   The E. A. Clement Chapel was rebuilt in 2017 to replace the one destroyed in Hurricane Irene in 2011. 
6.   We are conducting timber operations on the far back side of the reservation in accordance with our council forestry management plan.

Camp Sam Hatcher
1.   We have had an on-site caretaker to maintain camp since fall 2017. 
2.   We repaired and restored the shower house on the south side in 2018. It contains 8 showers, 4 toilets, 5 sinks, and hot water. This makes unit camping more convenient.
3.   We have plans to restore 9 campsites in the next two years, including running water and firepits, throughout camp to allow more unit camping.
4.   We continue to make ongoing repairs to the Pirate Ship enjoyed by many Cub Packs.

Camp Charles
1.   We cleared the underbrush from around the pond in 2018 for an unobstructed view.
2.   We installed three new year-round water spigots in 2018.
3.   We repaired lighting and wiring in campsites in 2018.
4.   We installed a new safety light and pole in the parking lot in 2019.

Camp Bonner North
1.   We conducted timber operations in accordance with our council forestry management plan.

The East Carolina Council Executive Board at their March meeting is expected to approve a task force to develop a Camp Master Plan to prepare for the future of all our camps. They will determine new program features, needed facilities, financial needs, and allocation of resources. This will be a 2019 – 2020 project which will eventually require the input of Scouts, Scouters, Scouting families, and others who use our camps.

That’s a lot of stuff! The above projects cost us $973,469. That does not include the insurance on the buildings or the annual power and water costs. Most of these projects would not be possible without community donors and Scouting families supporting our annual Friends of Scouting campaign.  If you use our great camps, you benefit from Friends of Scouting.  When your pack, troop, crew, ship, or post has a Friends of Scouting presentation this spring – please contribute so we can continue making improvements to our camps. All contributions stay local.

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.
We have 39 girls in five Scouts BSA girl troops across the council (since February 1) and about four more forming of which I am aware. We have 160 girls in 28 Cub Scout packs across the council. The BSA is committed to the single-gender nature of Scouting. Boys and girls will be in separate dens at the Cub Scout level and in completely separate units in Scouts BSA. 
Remember to shop in the East Carolina Council Scout Shop for all your Scouting uniform and accessory needs. All purchases in our Scout Shop help support our council. Purchases at other shops do not.

Read the short article about changes to Youth Protection Training that occurred March 1. There are still spaces available to attend the 2019 World Scout Jamboree . If you’re considering it – GO! I went when I was a Scout and it’s one of the highlights of my time in Scouting!

In service,

Doug Brown, Jr.
Scout Executive / CEO

Let's Go Camping!
The East Carolina Council offers two camp scholarship programs for youth to apply towards their camp registration fees. The Croatan Lodge, Order of the Arrow also provides camperships annually. Applications can be found here:
Francis E. Becker Eagle Scout Scholarship:   
The Francis E. Becker Eagle Scout high adventure campership provides helps pay the registration fees to nationally accredited high adventure bases including: Philmont, Northern Tier, Florida Sea Base, National and World Jamborees, and the Pamlico Sea Base. Camperships will not exceed the registration fee. Registration fees do not include the cost of transportation, food or incidentals. Camperships amounts are based on income earned by the endowment fund and the number of applicants.  Applications are due April 1st and is open only to Eagle Scouts registered to the East Carolina Council.  
Dorothy and K. D. Kennedy Camp Scholarship:  
Camp scholarships are open to any Scout registered in the East Carolina Council. Scholarships are available to cover part of the cost of Cub Scout day camp, Cub Scout resident camp, Camp Boddie or the Pamlico Sea Base. Camp scholarships will be awarded based upon the financial need of the applicants and their Scouting involvement. The amount awarded to an applicant will be determined contingent upon the funds available and the number of applications received. The amount of the scholarship will not exceed the registration cost of the program and it will be deducted from the amount the applicant will pay to attend a program. Applications are due by April 1
Croatan Lodge 117 Camperships:   
The Order of the Arrow Campership provides financial assistance to those Boy Scouts who could not attend summer camp without financial help. This is not a scholarship. Due to limited resources, please submit only those names that sincerely need financial help. The troop must be registered to attend camp in order for the application to be considered. Applications are due on April 1 .
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.

* For 2019 only, an exception will be granted for girls registered in Scouts BSA to attend NYLT without first achieving the First Class rank.

The updated participation form can be found here.
On February 1, 2018, the Boy Scouts of America released updated youth protection training, called YPT2. There is now only one YPT training for all levels of Scouting adults from Cub Scouts through our young adult programs. This is the one designated Youth Protection Training for all adults.
The mandatory training is closed captioned and includes three modules covering the following:
·          Overview and Policies
·          Sexual Abuse
·          Bullying
YPT2 is accessible from a account, but BSA registration is not required to take the training. BSA chartering organization members are welcome to take the training free of charge. The training certificate will only be available for printing after completing the three required training modules and passing the test which completes the Youth Protection Training. The training certificate must accompany a new BSA adult application.
By October 1, 2018, all new and currently registered leaders will be required to complete the updated training . The enhanced and updated content will allow leaders and councils to comply with all current legal requirements. While this may be inconvenient for some, it reflects the BSA’s commitment to the safety of all youth.
Other recently announced new policies to ensure compliance with mandatory training requirements, including:
  • As of January 1, 2018, no new leader can be registered without first completing youth protection training.
  • As of January 1, 2018, no council, regional, or national leader will be allowed to renew their registration if they are not current on their Youth Protection Training.
  • As of September 1, 2017, no unit may re-charter without all leaders being current on their Youth Protection Training. Registrars no longer have the ability to approve charters without full compliance.
·          Effective for the 2018 BSA summer camp season, all adults accompanying a Boy Scout troop to a residence camp or other Scouting activity lasting 72 hours or more must be registered as a volunteer, and complete YPT2.
·          Adult Youth Protection Training is required for adult program participants 18 years or older. Adult program participants (Venturing, Order of the Arrow, Exploring) must complete adult Youth Protection Training before submitting their adult application.
·          The only position exceptions to taking the required the Youth Protection Training are institutional heads of chartering organizations and adult partners in Tiger and Lion programs.
·          Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to take the training.
·          Youth Protection Training for youth members will be available in 2019.
·          New supplemental youth-on-youth training resources required for camp staff were released.

The announcement from the National Key-3 stated, “When it comes to the safety of children, our goal is to continually improve. Sustained vigilance on youth protection is a central part of our culture. Nothing is more important than the safety of our children. The Boy Scouts of America will not stand by while people take advantage of our trusted program to harm children.”
Updated Training
At the end of February, the online Youth Protection course was replaced with an updated version. 

This update includes 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.
Four new VOLUNTARY modules were added and are available under the “VOLUNTARY programs” heading. These include:
1.     Physical Abuse
2.     Neglect
3.     Emotional Abuse
4.     Witnessing Violence
These new VOLUNTARY modules will provide leaders with knowledge about other forms of abuse.

Leaders who had any of the prior YPT modules in progress, but not completed, had their progress lost when the course was updated. For example, if a leader had completed one, two, or three of the four modules, but had not completed all four, their completed modules were erased and they have to start over again to complete all four required modules. 

If you already completed the Youth Protection Training since February 1, 2018, you are not affected and do not have to complete YPT until your current certification is due for renewal.
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 . The troop leader discussion guide may be found online at: .  The pack leader discussion guide may be found online at: .
Going Home
Memory of Oscar Greene Jr.

Harris F. Hastings Jr
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 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.

POC: Mike Summers // Cell: 252-230-0850 // email:
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
Where it is hotter, under the water!
$70 if signed up by June 7; $85 after June 7

See flyer and registration forms: 
For questions contact:
Darcy Guill, Camp Director
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:

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 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

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.
May 17-18
Pamlico Sea Base

See the flyer for more details:

Darcy Guill, Course Director
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:
b.      The Guide to Safe Scouting :
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, ."
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.

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 provides a 6% return to the council sixty days after the sale. Purchases from Scout Shops in other councils or from 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 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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A Scout is Helpful
Scouting for Food in East Carolina Council
Post 400 from Washington High School helped to sort the food from Scouting for Food delivered to Eagle's Wings Food Pantry on Monday, February 11th.