Welcome to the Hornets Nest District

 2015 Friends of Scouting Progress Meter                  
The Hornets Nest District serves the Northeast portion of the Mecklenburg County Council.  Please use the District Page Links to find more detailed information regarding programs and events.


Congratulations to our 71 Hornets Nest Eagle Scouts for 2014.  Click here to see the list.

Event Details / Resources

Journey to Excellence (JTE)




Scouting for Food

District Banquet

  • District Banquet Registration Form 2015
  • District Awards Nomination Form 2015
  • Golden Nest Award Nomination Form 2015

District Cuboree

District Webelos-Ree

Campership Info

District Day Camp

District Camporee

  • Camporee Packet 2015

Klondike Derby



District News that You can Use.....
At the Winter Training on January 10th Chuck Ezell, Department Manager Regional Operations for the BSA, will be with us to talk about changes that are coming to the Cub Scout Program in 2015 and the Boy Scout Program in 2016. If you have any questions about these upcoming changes, here’s your chance to ask an expert involved in these changes. Please follow the banner link above to find more information about registering for this training and about the courses offered.
  100 years. A century. In 2015, the Mecklenburg County Council will celebrate 100 years of scouting! In recognition of our 100th Anniversary, we are providing a once in a lifetime program that we wish EVERY Scout and Scouter in Mecklenburg County Council to take part. We have a special “Star” pocket patch which can be completed by adding activity rockers by participation in Council and District events and activities. Our 100th Anniversary celebration will highlight programs, events camping, community service, leadership, and training that we offer throughout the years.

Please read the Rocker Brochure for details on earning the patch rockers.

Download the order form to place your patch pre-order prior to January, 10th, 2015.


Discovery Place Merit Badge Weekend - registration now open!!

Click on BADGES for Merit Badge worksheets!!!


Discovery Place Merit Badge Weekend

Saturday, January 17, 2015

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

Chemistry Merit Badge, 1:45 pm to 5:30 pm


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Electronics 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 28202704-372-6261

Minimum class size:  8

Maximum class size:  20

Cost:  Cost is $35 for one class or $55 for two classes for registration before or on January 13, 2015.  For registration after January 13, cost is $40 for one class or $60 for two classes.

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

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, December 1, 2014

Registration closes:   When class is full

Age requirement:  Ages 12 to 17


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!!

District Key 4

 For more information regarding the Hornets Nest District please contact:

District Chairman
Bob Lang

District Commissioner
Rob Monto
District Director
Stan Murrow

Senior District Executive
Roger Penny


District Webmaster

If you have any comments or suggestions regarding any information on this section of the website, send them to the Hornets Nest District Webmaster.


District Events

Belk Scout Camp (map)
Starting on Friday evening, March 13, 2015, and continuing until Sunday afternoon, March 15, 2015, Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders and Boy Scout Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will be offered at Belk Scout Camp.  Also offered for this course is a non-Sunday alternative on the following Saturday, March 21, for the sections that will be presented on Sunday, March 15th. Participants who chose this option will be required to stay until after the Cracker Barrel, t...