Welcome to the Apache District

Apache District Patch"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 Announcements

Latest News

Apache District e-Newsletter - Smoke Signals!

A Source for the Latest News - January 30th Edition just posted!!!!

Click Here for Current Copy or Download Archived copies.

Around the Campfire - click on --->NEPOSTINGS!!!

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

2014 - Camp Card Information

Camp Cards is a great way for your Scout’s to earn their way to camp.  It is a very simple sale where Scout’s sell a camp card for $5 and the unit gets to keep 50% commission.  The Council Camp Card Kickoff is on Wednesday, February 26th – 6:30pm at the Scout Office.  If you would like your unit to sale, all you need to do is fill out the attached registration form and email it to me prior to February 19th and have one adult volunteer attend the kickoff (food will be provided at the kickoff).  Scouts can also earn scholarship money and win a prize.  By selling camp cards, you are helping support our Council.  If you do not sale all of your reserved cards, just turn them back in to the Council by the deadline at no risk.  Thank you for your consideration!!
 
Click on this link to view the leaders guide and to see what the camp card looks like this year:  http://www.mccscouting.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=O1SzWujYGWQ%3d&tabid=238
 

Everyone wins with the camp card, give it a try!!!  Click for the camp card registration form.  So far we have 56 units signed up to sale.  Let’s double that number!!
 
John Crapster
Apache District Director, BSA
704-342-9324
 

 Merit Badge Opportunities - more forthcoming!!!!

Good Turn For America Scouting For Food

Scout Night at the Charlotte Hounds

Come join your fellow Scouts and families on Saturday, April 26 at 7:00 for the HOME OPENER of your Charlotte Hounds Lacrosse team!

This is our 2nd Annual "Scout Night at the Hounds" game.

Order your tickets now for an exclusive Scout discount offer ~ $11.00 per ticket!

WHAT: Charlotte Hounds versus the Ohio Machine.

WHEN: Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m      .

WHERE: Charlotte Memorial Stadium

WHO:  CHARLOTTEHOUNDS.COM or 704.206.1519

Click flyer for more information and how to order your tickets.


Southeastern Fly Fishing Festival - Fri. & Sat. May 16 & 17

An Invitation to all Scout and Scouters

While this is not a merit badge opportunity, here is a great chance to learn about fly fishing from the experts.

Dates:  Friday may 16th & Saturday 17, 2014

Place:  Ramsay Center at the Western North Carolina University - Cullowhee, NC

Further details about the festival will be posted on the website in the coming months.  Please visit http://southeastfaff.org.

For information on lodging (including hotel room blocks) and camping, please click on the Festival 2014 tab and then visit the NC Mountain Guide.

 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.

 
   
 
 
 
   
 
 

 

Good Turn For America Scouting For Food

Scout Night at the Charlotte Hounds

Come join your fellow Scouts and families on Saturday, April 26 at 7:00 for the HOME OPENER of your Charlotte Hounds Lacrosse team!

This is our 2nd Annual "Scout Night at the Hounds" game.

Order your tickets now for an exclusive Scout discount offer ~ $11.00 per ticket!

WHAT: Charlotte Hounds versus the Ohio Machine.

WHEN: Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m      .

WHERE: Charlotte Memorial Stadium

WHO:  CHARLOTTEHOUNDS.COM or 704.206.1519

Click flyer for more information and how to order your tickets.

 

Updated: 2/4/14

Apache District Meeting and Roundtable!

Thursday, May 8th, 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

Updated: 4/15/14

District Chairman Patch

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.


Apache Chapter - Order of the Arrow

Apache Chapter - Catawba Lodge - Order of the Arrow

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

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 Chester Ayd

Past Chapter Chief - Sam Looney

Al Nedrich                    Larry Unferth        Tony Roux             AJ Ayd
Apache OA Adviser     Co-Advisor            Co-Advisor            Co-Advisor
704.333.0001              704.607.1547        704.315.7103        704.543.8763

Updated: 3/10/14

Council Patch

Council News

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

read more >>

 

Updated: 06/15/12

Apache District Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars for these fun upcoming events you will not want to miss!
Click to view our full calendar

HELP WANTED!

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

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO 
THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA 
YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING POLICIES

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

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.

 

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