"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!!!


A "MASTER LIST" of all Merit Badges listed below is available -   CLICK HERE for this document!!


NEW!!!! Discovery Place Merit Badge Weekend (Cyber Chip course, Weather Digital Technology, Programming & Space Exploration)!!  Click on BADGES for Merit Badge worksheets!!!



Saturday, May 23, 2015

Weather Merit Badge, 10:15 am to 1:15 pm

Digital Technology Merit Badge, 10:15 am to 1:15 pm

Programming Merit Badge, 1:45 pm to 4:30 pm


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Space Exploration Merit Badge, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm


Website:  http://www.discoveryplace.org/

Location of event:  Discovery Place, 301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202, 704 372 6261

Minimum class size:  8

Maximum class size:  20

Cost:  $35 for one class or $55 for two classes for registration before or on May 19, 2015.  For registration after May 19, cost is $40 for one class or $60 for two classes.

Scouts may register for a maximum of 2 classes during this weekend program.

Because Scouts registering for either or both of Digital Technology and/or Programming Merit Badges are required to have completed their Cyber Chip, qualified Scouts are encouraged, but not required, to register for both Digital Technology and Programming Merit Badges during the same weekend.

Discovery Place is not able to offer a refund if a Scout is not able to attend.  However, if a Scout is not able to attend, he may notify Discovery Place of his situation and either recruit a Scout to take his place or ask Discovery Place to apply his paid fee toward his registration for a future merit badge program.


Method of registration:   Please call the Discovery Place at 704 372 6261 ext. 300 to register.  Scouts must register in advance to participate.

Registration opens:   Monday, April 6, 2015

Registration closes:   When class is full


Age requirement: 

Ages 12 to 17 for Weather and Space Exploration, ages 13 to 17 for Digital Technology and Programming

Blue card requirement:  Scouts must present to the counselor a separate blue card signed by their Scoutmaster indicating permission to participate in the course(s).

Parents are welcome to attend all sessions.

Click HERE for Merit Badge flyer and course information!!


NEW!!!!  The North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC has posted their Railroading Merit Badge programs for 2015.  Click on BADGE for Merit Badge worksheet!!!

Friday thru Sunday, November 13-15, 2015

Boy Scout Rail Camp featuring an opportunity for Scouts to work on Railroading Merit Badge will be held Friday-Saturday-Sunday, November 13-14-15, 2015.  For more information, see http://www.nctrans.org/Special-Programs---Tours/Boy-Scout-Rail-Camp.aspx

For both events, the following guidelines apply:
1.  Scouts must pre-register.
2.  Scouts must attend as part of a patrol or Troop group, with 2 adult leaders present at all times.
3.  The merit badge courses are supervised under the direction of an adult Scout leader registered with the Boy Scouts of America as a merit badge counselor and will be current on BSA Youth Protection at the time the courses are held. 
4.  Each patrol or Troop attending will be responsible for verifying the Scouts participation and knowledge of the subject matter and signing off the blue cards indicating completion of the merit badge. 
Merit badge course staff will not be signing off on completed merit badges.




Merit Badge Updates

On Saturday and Sunday of November 1 and 2, Scouts participated in 6 merit badge programs. 

Discovery Place offered Electricity, Chemistry, and Electronics.  Latta Nature Center offered

Environmental Science and Nature, with the courses conducted at Rural Hill Farm.  Rural Hill Farm

also hosted Mammal Study.  

The picture attached shows Scouts pose with a beaver tree near McDowell Creek at Rural Hill

Farm as they work on Nature Merit Badge.





Apache District Meeting and Roundtable!

         Updated: 5/14/15

Thursday, May 14th, 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: 5/14//15

         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 May 14, 2015.

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              704.954.4793

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.