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The Apache District Marketing Team is pleased to announce that we have started a Twitter account, @ApacheDistrict. The Twitter account will be used to share District Event information as well as highlight Scout related stories from our District. If you have stories or information you'd like to share you can email us at ApacheDistrictTwitter@gmail.com Don’t wait, please follow us and tell your Scouting friends.
NEW - Apache Events Master Calendar: The following MASTER document details all available Training (Adult and Youth, STEM, High Adventure), Merit Badge, Cuboree, Day Camp, Camporee, Venturing, District, Council, National Programs and Order of the Arrow events within our region.
CLICK HERE for Master Calendar!!
NEW - Apache District First Aid Competition: NOVEMBER 5, 2016 / Put Your Skills to the Test - Compete Against Other Scouts. Competition will be a rotational; skills based assessment between multiple patrol of 5-8 Scouts.
For more information please contact David Campbell @ 302.245.9642 or email - email@example.com
CLICK HERE for Event Flyer!!
NEW MERIT BADGE OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2016!!!!!!!!!!
Discovery Place and Charlotte Nature Museum (near Freedom Park, a division of Discovery Place) are pleased to announce programs for Scout advancement in 2016!!!!!!
New for 2016 are
1. Cub and Webelos Adventure Workshops at Discovery Place that dens, packs, families can schedule on their own
2. An expanded array of scheduled merit badge courses at Discovery Place and at Nature Museum
3. Opportunities for Scouts to schedule merit badge courses for their patrols or troops at Discovery Place and Nature Museum
Click on highlighted text for document links........
Discovery Place Cub and Webelos Adventures in 2016
Discovery Place Merit Badge Workshops in 2016, Overview and Details
Discovery Place and Nature Museum Merit Badge Workshops Schedule for 2016
Nature Museum Merit Badge Workshops in 2016, Overview and Details
Merit Badge Counseling for Scouts, Parents, Unit Leaders, and Counselors
BSA Buddy System and Merit Badge Completion
First Aid Merit Badge Courses
First Aid Prerequisites (only) for
Swimming and Lifesaving Merit Badges (including CPR)
Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class First Aid Requirements
Schedule your own merit badge course with your own unit: Ms. Rita Dilling offers “schedule your own” First Aid advancement, First Aid Merit Badge and CPR courses for Scouts, patrols, or troops who would like a customized schedule. The group must achieve a minimum class size of 8. The scheduling must work with space, staffing, date and time resources available through the unit and Ms. Dilling. A lead Scout, with adult supervision, should call or email Ms. Dilling to plan the event. Copies of all Scout emails should be sent to a parent or Scout leader to follow BSA Youth Protection guidelines for 2-deep adult leadership with Scouting activities with youth.
Ms. Rita Dilling is a retired nurse, a American Heart Association certified First Aid and CPR Instructor, and a Merit Badge Counselor registered with Mecklenburg County Council. She is current on BSA Youth Protection.
Because Scouting First Aid covers a lot of material, courses are divided in manageable sections.
Half-day Swimming and Lifesaving Merit Badges session:
This session covers CPR and first aid requirements for Swimming and Lifesaving Merit Badges. Ms. Dilling will sign off these requirements on blue cards for Scouts who demonstrate these skills at the end of the session. Scouts who already have earned First Aid Merit Badge can attend this session to complete requirements for Swimming and Lifesaving Merit Badges. The cost for this half-day session is $15.
CLICK HERE for course flyer!!
Rifle Shooting Merit Badge Courses
April 23 and November 19, 2016
The Shooting Sports Committee is putting on a Merit Badge Class for the Rifle Merit Badge with the help of the folks at POINT BLANK RANGE - South Charlotte [actually in Matthews on Monroe Road just past the intersection of Highway 51/W. John St.]. Boys should be First Class or 13 years old for Class. Scouts will need to sign up on the Website, bring their own lunch, $5 for ammo and a Blue Card signed by their Unit Leader. For more information you may contact Mr. Williams, Chairman. Registration for Class is here.
Railroading Merit Badge
Boy Scout Rail Camp
N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer, NC
June 24-26 and November 11-13, 2016
The N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC is offering its Boy Scout Rail Camp, the largest event of its type in the nation, in two sessions in 2016. The first is June 24-26. The second is November 11-13. Discount pricing is available for early registration. Scouts are able to work on Railroading Merit Badge during this event. For more information, see
Stamp Collecting Merit Badge
Saturday, July 30, 2016, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to coincide with
Charlotte Philatelic Society’s Annual Stamp Show
The Charlotte Philatelic Society (CPS) once again invites all Piedmont and Mecklenburg Council Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts to ‘CHARPEX’, the annual Stamp Show. Located in Worrell Building on the Central Campus of CPCC in Downtown Charlotte, Scout leader Glenn Silverman of Piedmont Council will be hosting a Stamp Collecting Merit Badge Workshop. Rarities and philatelic ‘phinds’ will be on exhibition. Scouts who are accompanied by an adult who sign up for the CPS mailing list receive a $3.00 coupon to spend at the show.
There is NO COST to attend. All program materials are donated.
Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.
Learn what Stamp Collecting is all about, start a new collection, and earn a rare merit badge!
CLICK HERE for course flyer!!
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"