"Search, Discover, Share, Do Your Best, Be Prepared," are the mottos we live by.

We're Glad You're Here!  Our geographic district includes all of South Charlotte including Ballantyne, Pineville, Lake Wylie , as well as, West Charlotte , Uptown and all parts in between. The purpose of this web site section is to enhance the communications and support to the members and units in the Apache District, of the Mecklenburg County Council, Boy Scouts of America, in Charlotte, North Carolina. PREPARED. FOR LIFE. TM




Apache District e-Newsletter - Smoke Signals!

A Source for the Latest News - April's Edition just posted!

Smoke Signals: Click here for current copy or download archived copies.

Around the Campfire: Check out the NEW POSTINGS for the latest news!


BSA Publishes a New Eagle Project Book  


BSA published a new Eagle Scout Project Workbook on May 20, 2014:






Here is a link to instructions on how to download the new workbook:



Third Way to Wear Eagle Scout Palms -

In January of 2014, the BSA Awards and Insignia Committee approved a third place on the Scout uniform for wearing Eagle Palms.  Traditionally, Eagle Palms were and are worn on the Eagle medal ribbon by youth and adults and on the Eagle Scout Square Knot or the National Eagle Scout Association Square Knot by adults.  In 2014, youth may also wear Eagle Palms directly on their Eagle Scout oval cloth patches.  Placement on the patches is not specified.  Read more at

Eagle Scout—Merit Beyond the Badge!

A must read: Baylor University Research Finds Eagle Scouts Have Positive, Lasting Influence on American Society.

Download pdf: "Boy-Scouts-Report"

Merit Badge Opportunities - NEW POSTING!!!

NEW!!!!!!  Radio Merit Badge - REGISTRATION CLOSED - FULL CLASS / 10.14
Saturday, October 18, 2014 / 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to coincide with Jamboree on The Air (JOTA) 2014

Location:  Back Creek Presbyterian Church, Scout Troop 29 barn, 1821 Back Creek Church Road, Charlotte, NC  28213

Click HERE for Merit Badge Flyer!!

Click HERE for Radio Merit Badge Worksheet or click on BADGE!


NEW!!!! Discovery Place Merit badge Weekend (Electricity, Chemistry, Electronics Merit Badges), Satuday, November 1 and 2, 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - click on BADGE for MC worksheet!!


Electricty Merit Badge, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm


Chemistry Merit Badge, 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm


Sunday, November 2, 2014


Electronics Merit Badge, 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm


Click HEREfor Merit Badge Flyer and course information!!




NEW!!!!! Hornaday Merit Badge Weekend - November 1 and 2 (Enviromental Science, Nature, Mammal Study) - Davidson School House Shelter - click on BADGES for MB worksheets!!


The Mecklenburg County Council Conservation Commitee in cooperation with staff at Latta Plantaion Nature Center is offering a of program merit badge courses to promote conservation, natural sciences, Outdoor (Leave no Trace) Ethics and the Hornaday Awards. 


Camping overnight is optional and is not required, however he must be accompanied by one supervisong adult from each Troop represented.  Click HERE for the merit badge flyer and course information!!





November 1 and 8, 2014 Woodwork Merit Badge  (8:30 until 1:00 with open shop after that until 2:00 pm) Jackson Park Ministries Woodshop - click on BADGE for MB worksheet!!



Sessions will be offered again by Jim Emery of Troop 80 and the Charlotte Woodworkers Association.  Both sessions are required to complete the merit badge.   As with any merit badge, please read the merit badge pamphlet before coming to the session.  Cost for the session is Free.  Material costs, depending on your project.  The cost will be up to the scout.  The association will supply the pen kit.

Registration by Email: jime@jacksonpark.org  Include Troop #, email address and contact phone #      JPM Warehouse Facility,   4001-B Sentry Post Drive,   Charlotte, NC 28208

(Cross street:  West Blvd & Billy Graham)



NEW!!!! Public Health Merit Badge - registration open November 3!!  Click on BADGE for Merit Badge worksheet!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Mecklenburg County Health Department


Saturday, November 22, 2014, 9:30 to 10:15 am at The Roasting Company


Sunday, November 23, 2014, 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Myers Park Presbyterian Church Oxford Hall

Click HERE for Merit Badge flyer and course information!!!



Merit Badge Updates

On Saturday, 02/08/2014, 24 Scouts gathered at the UNCC Student Union where they checked in for Astronomy Merit Badge class with physics professor Dr. Susan Trammell and her teaching team of staff and undergraduate and graduate students.  After an introductory session on refracting and reflecting telescopes in the lab, Scouts participated in a demonstration of photon capture as cotton balls rained down from a balcony into different size buckets to show the advantage of large diameter telescopes to capture light.  When the sky cleared at lunchtime, Scouts used filtered telescopes outside to see sun spots and solar prominences and learned about the magnetic fields that cause them.  Later during daylight they observed the seas and highlands of the moon.  They learned about regolith (moon dust) and crater ejecta blankets by splashing "meteor" balls into trays of flour topped with cocoa dust.  

After lunch, Scouts used hands-on instruments for light analysis and spectography and heat imaging, all important tools of astronomy.  They practiced the orbital positions of the sun, earth, and moon to show moon phases and solar and lunar eclipses.  They used Starry Night software to learn about constellations and planetary motion.  The day ended with a walk to the UNCC Observatory for observations of the planet Jupiter and 4 of its moons, the Orion Nebula, the Pleiades, and the moon along the lunar day-night terminator line to see outlines of craters.
The Scouts appreciated the work of Dr. Trammell and all of her staff in creating for them such a fine and fun experience in learning science at UNCC.





Apache District Meeting and Roundtable!

         Updated: 10/9/14

Thursday, October 9th, at Providence United Methodist Church (map)
6:15 pm Committee Meeting
7:30 pm Roundtable Meeting
8:10 pm with Cub Scout and Boy Scout  breakout meetings.

Check out our Roundtable Page for current themes and features!

Also get Roundtable Agenda downloads in pdf format.

See You There!

Al Nedrich
Roundtable Commissioner

Apache Chapter - Order of the Arrow

        Updated: 10/7//14

         Monthly Chapter Meeting:
         Providence United Methodist Church
         7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
         At District Roundtable

         Visit the Catawba Lodge website!

We are asking that each troop bring at least one Order of the Arrow Troop Representative to this meeting.  All are welcome to attend.  The following is our meeting agenda for October.

Grow the success of Your Troop’s OA program!  Help your scouts be a part of leadership in their Troop as well as at the chapter level!
With questions, please contact: Chapter Chief Chalmers Middleton

Past Chapter Chief - Chester Ayd

Al Nedrich                    Larry Unferth      
Apache OA Adviser     Co-Advisor           
704.333.0001              704.607.1547      

Tony Roux                    AJ Ayd
Co-Advisor                   Co-Advisor
704.315.7103              704.543.8763

Apache District Committee Chairman's Message!

         Updated: 07/07/12

Stuart Tucker
Apache District Committee Chariman

To Apache Unit Leaders:
Apache District Notes: OA Adult Nominations

See District Chairman's Message on District Chairman's page.


Council News

         Updated: 06/15/12

Cash In, Trash Out
BSA Tour and Activity Plan-Update
Lowe's National Eagle Scout Project Impact Grant
Sign Up for 2013 Jamboree & 2012 Summit Shakedown Today!
North Carolina Eagle Scouts







Unit Commissioner to help Units succeed. Provide units with meaningful service that delivers Scouting ideals to youth, brings about membership growth, and ensures on-time charter renewal.

We are always in need of a new commissioner!

Contact: John Sequeria

Youth Protection

Youth Protection Training-Now Mandatory for All Leaders


To increase awareness of this societal problem and to create even greater barriers to abuse than already exist today in Scouting, the Boy Scouts of America is implementing several important changes to further enhance its Youth Protection policies. Please read on for more details of this change effective June 1, 2010.

Updated Youth Protection Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

New Delivery Method

Attention Cub Scout Leaders!!!

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Posted: 05/19/10


Apache District Key 4


You may obtain further information related to our district by e-mail to our Key 4 contacts or by a telephone call to our District Director or District Executive.

Key 4 Contacts:
District Chairman, Stuart Tucker, Chairman@ApacheMCC.org
District Commissioner, Don Herzhauser, Commissioner@ApacheMCC.org
District Director, John Crapster, John.Crapster@Scouting.org or 704.342.9324
Senior District Executive, John Bittinger,  John.Bittinger@Scouting.org or 704.342.9336


Send comments, questions or suggestions about the Apache District Sections of this web site to the Apache District Webmaster or District Roundtable Commissioner Al Nedrich.