*Updated Council Calendar
(March) Commissioner College
STEM Merit Badge College (Catalog forthcoming)
(March) Cub Scout Leaders Guide
DATE: Sat. March 29, 2014
TIME: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM (1st session 8:30-Noon and 2nd session 1:00-4:30)
LOCATION: Sampson Community College, 1801 Sunset Ave, Clinton, NC
(December) Camp Forms
Summer Camp Staff Application
Counselor In Training Application
Boy Scout Camp Reservation Form
(October) Awards Requirements and Forms
Cub Scout Training Awards
Boy Scout Training Awards
District Awards Nominations
(February) Policy on Use of the Annual Health and Medical Record (Valid for 12 calendar months)
In order to provide better care for its members and to assist them in better understanding their own physical capabilities, the Boy Scouts of America recommends that everyone who participates in a Scouting event have an annual medical evaluation by a certified and licensed health-care provider—a physician (MD or DO), nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. Providing your medical information on this four-part form will help ensure you meet the minimum standards for participation in various activities. Note that unit leaders must always protect the privacy of unit participants by protecting their medical information.
Parts A and B are to be completed at least annually by participants in all Scouting events. This health history, parental/guardian informed consent and hold harmless/release agreement, and talent release statement is to be completed by the participant and parents/guardians.
Part C is the physical exam that is required for participants in any event that exceeds 72 consecutive hours, for all high-adventure base participants, or when the nature of the activity is strenuous and demanding. Service projects or work weekends may fit this description. Part C is to be completed and signed by a certified and licensed heath-care provider—physician (MD or DO), nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. It is important to note that the height/weight limits must be strictly adhered to when the event will take the unit more than 30 minutes away from an emergency vehicle, accessible roadway, or when the program requires it, such as backpacking trips, high-adventure activities, and conservation projects in remote areas. See the FAQs for when this does not apply.
Part D is required to be reviewed by all participants of a high-adventure program at one of the national high-adventure bases and shared with the examining health-care provider before completing Part C.
The PADI medical form is also required if scuba diving at the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base.
Scouts and leaders participating in programs of the Tuscarora Council must follow the following guidelines for camp and High Adventure programs. For Cub Scout Resident Camp Parts A & B will be required for all Cub Scouts, Webelos, and Adult participants. For Boy Scout Camp parts A, B, and C are required for all Scouts and adult participants. Scouts and leaders participating in High Adventure programs at a National High Adventure Bases must use Parts A, B, C, and follow guidelines in part D.
(June) Youth Protection Training Policies (Effective June 1, 2010)
Youth Protection Training must have been completed within the last 2 years to recharter an adult. New leaders are required to take Youth Protection Training before they submit their application for registration. See more
Common Questions and Answers
(May) List of Merit Badge Counselors
We've completed a list of merit badge counselors within the Tuscarora Council. List includes badges, names and phone numbers. The list is included under Programs: Boy Scouts: Merit Badge Counselors. Get it now.
(May) Camp Cards Help Your Scouts Raise Funds for Summer Camp
The Tuscarora Council is selling $5 Camp Cards as a fundraiser to help your Scouts raise the money they need to attend summer camp. These cards include special one-time discounts of $5 off a $50 or more purchase at both local Piggly Wiggly and IGA grocery stores. Several other discounts are also available.
(January) 2010 Training Resolutions
The Executive Committee of the Tuscarora Council adopted a resolution at its December 15, 2009 meeting requiring that on May 1, 2010 council units must have at least 50% of their direct contact leaders basic trained before a tour permit will be issued. On December 31, 2010, all council units are to have at least 85% of their direct contact leaders basic leader trained in order to recharter. See the Training section for complete details and upcoming courses.