BSA Outdoor Ethics Guide Course

Leadership Training
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Occoneechee Council Boardroom
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Outdoor Ethics Guide is a junior leadership position which qualifies as a leadership position for Star, Life and Eagle rank advancement.  This position replaces the Leave No Trace Trainer leadership position as of January 1st, 2016.  While there is currently no required training for this position, this training is highly recommended as a basis of knowledge to better serve their unit.

Outdoor Ethics Guide Responsibilities:

  • The outdoor ethics guide helps the troop plan and conduct an outdoor program that emphasizes effectively practicing the principles of outdoor ethics.
  • The guide works to help Scouts improve their outdoor ethics decision-making skills to minimize impacts as they participate in outdoor activities.
  • He supports Scouts who are working to complete the relevant requirements for the Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class ranks.

Participants will gain:

  • Knowledge of Outdoor Ethics: Leave No Trace and it’s seven principles, introduction to Tread Lightly! principles and The Land Ethic.
  • Understanding of the importance of following minimum impact guidelines and stewardship in outdoor activities.
  • Where to locate additional Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly! resources and opportunities for further training.
Successful completion of the course requires participation in all course activities, participant teaching exercises and conducting at least one OE session with participants or home unit.  Those who complete the course are equipped to understand, demonstrate and teach minimum impact techniques for friends, family, sponsoring organizations and community groups and help others explore their own personal outdoor ethic.
Pre-requisition:  First Class RankCost:  $10 covers all course materials.
Registration:  Please register online at the Occoneechee Council website calendar. Course is limited to 14 attendees.
Registration Deadline:  October 13,2017
Questions:  Contact Meredith Blackwood at

2016 Dogwood Distric Award Form

Have an outstanding leader in your unit, then nominate them so they can get the recognition they deserve.  See the attached file for more information.

District Award Nominations Form
Awards dinner Registration

Key Note Speaker: Will Eastman

Education & Work:Will Eastman Bio
High school: Phillips Academy in
Andover, MA (2008)
Undergraduate: Duke University, B.S. in

Statistical Science, B.S. in Economics w/ Concentration in Finance, minor in
German Literature (2012)
Graduate: Duke University, M.S. in
Statistical Science (2018)
Interest Rate Derivatives Trader, Morgan Stanley (2012 – 2015) Portfolio Manager, Millennium
Partners (2015)
Scout Story:
Having been a Cub Scout in Pack 73, I joined Troop 7 of Pinehurst in
2000. Scouts for me proved one of the formative experiences of my upbringing. It allowed me to make
amazing friends, appreciate the
virtues of discipline and hard work, and sparked my lifelong of the
outdoors. I earned my Eagle Scout on 3/17/2003 after completing a project on behalf of the
Sandhills Children’s Center, a school for children with developmental disabilities. My project
consisted of designing and building a wooden structure with accompanying landscaping for housing
the center’s dumpsters in order to comply with a local ordinance.
Appalachian Trail:
Trip dates: 2/21/2016 – 8/16/2016. Highlights included the Grayson Highlands, the White Mountains
of New Hampshire (Mount Washington in particular), crossing the GA-NC border during a blizzard
(very memorable experience), and of course the final summit of Mount Katahdin in Maine.
Future Plans:
Hope to pursue a PhD in Statistics to either become a professor or
start a financial consulting firm.

Dogwood District Open House

November 15, 2016
McDonald House
207 McReynolds St.


 6:30 PM -­‐ Informal Gathering & Ice Breaker
 6:45 PM -­‐ Inspirational Audiovisual
 6:50 PM – Welcome, District Chair, Frank McNeil, Jr.
 6:55 PM -­‐ Opening, (           )  Eagle Scout
 7:00 PM – Introductions, District Commissioner, Rod Herbig
 7:05 PM -­‐ Four Functions of District Operations – Lucy Grist
 7:10 PM -­‐ Break for Round-­‐Robin Discussion-­‐
                Coffee & Cinnamon Toast
 7:45 PM Adjourn Open House
 8:00-­‐8:15 PM Annual Business Meeting
Round Robin Meet, Greet, and Engage
Group 1: District Membership Team Group 2: District Exploring Team Group 3: District Venturing Team
Group 4: New-­‐Unit Organizers
Group 5: District Finance Team
Group 6: District Training Team
Group 7: District Camp Promotion and Outdoor Team
Group 8: District Activities and Civic Service
Team Group 9: District Advancement and Recognition Team
Group 10: District PR/COMM Team

Follow me Boys

follow-me-boysFollow me Boys is Disney’s tribute to the Boy Scouts of America, and nearly five decades after its release, it’s the only major motion picture that celebrates the Boy Scouts and holds up our organization’s strong values.
(Bryan on Scouting).

Free Admisions for All Scouts in Uniform

When: Sat. Aug. 27, 10 AM to 12:30 PM
All others $3.00
Where: Sunrise Theater
250 NW Broad Street – Southern Pines
Dogwood District Popcorn Kernel:
Mike Quintana (910) 489-2020

Great FREE Movie
Great Scout Fellowship
FUN – Excitement

WHERE: Masonic Lodge 230 NW Broad S. (Two doors down the street).
WHY: Fund your unit’s year of Scouting
Teach Scouts life lessons; people skills, getting out of their comforts zones, overcoming fear of rejections, create a scholarship fund and more. Scouts are active participants in the sale!

Receive all information for the 2016 Trails End Popcorn Sale or just come out and enjoy the movie; bring a friend.

Follow Me Boys