"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:

 

http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2014/06/24/eagle-scout-service-project-workbook-tweaked-to-make-your-job-easier/ 

 

http://www.mccscouting.org/ScoutingPrograms/Advancement/EagleScoutInformation.aspx

 

Here is a link to instructions on how to download the new workbook:

 

http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/boyscouts/advancementandawards/eagleworkbookprocedures.aspx


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
http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2014/05/01/now-theres-a-new-third-way-to-wear-eagle-scout-palms/


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!!!! Bird Study Merit Badge - registration now open!!  Click on BADGE for Merit Badge worksheet!!!

Bird Study Merit Badge

Latta Plantation Nature Preserve

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

Please call Latta Plantation Nature Preserve at 704 875 1391 to register before class starts, or Scouts may register on-line at

 

https://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/bsa-bird-study-merit-badge/9405

 

Registration opens:   NOW!

Registration closes:   Maximum of 9 Scouts

Location of event:  Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC, 28078, Phone:  704 875 1391

Sponsor:  Latta Plantation Nature Preserve

Minimum class size:  5

Maximum class size:  9

Date(s) and time(s) of event:   Saturday, February 21, 2015, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Cost:  Cost is $15.

Age requirement:  Ages 12 to 17

 

Click HERE for Merit Badge flyer and course information!!

 

 

 

 

NEW!!!! Discovery Place Merit Badge Weekend (Robotics and Space Exploration)!!  Click on BADGES for Merit Badge worksheets!!!

 

Discovery Place Merit Badge Weekend

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Robotics Merit Badge, 10:15 am to 5:30 pm

 

 

Sunday, February 22, 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:  is $35 for Space Exploration and $55 for Robotics for registration before or on February 17, 2015.  For registration after February 17, cost is $40 for Space Exploration or $60 for Robotics.  Scouts may register for either one or both 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, January 12, 2015

Registration closes:   When class is full

Age requirement: 

Ages 12 to 17 for Space Exploration, ages 13 to 17 for Robotics

 

 

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!!!! CPCC Harper / Welding  - registration soon!!  Click on BADGES for Merit Badge worksheets!!!

 

CPCC Harper Welding Merit Badge Day

Saturday, March 14, 2015

8:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

Location of event:  The course will be held at the CPCC Harper Campus at 315 w/]. Hebron Street, Charlotte, NC  28273.  For directions and map see, http://www.cpcc.edu/campuses/harper/directions-map

For campus map, see http://www.cpcc.edu/campuses/harper/11095_Harper_07172013.pdf

Minimum class size:  12

Maximum class size:  40

Cost:  None

Method of registration:   Parent or Scout leader should email merit badge counselor Mr. John McPherson at trollworks@hotmail.com  with Scout name, troop #, parent name, parent or other adult contact email address.

Registration opens:   As soon as opportunity is posted.

Registration closes:   When class is full

Age requirement:  Ages 13 to 17

Transportation:  Scouts are encouraged to carpool.  Scouts must arrange their own transportation to CPCC Harper campus.

 

Click HERE for Merit Badge flyer and course information!!

 

 

NEW!!!! Discovery Place Merit Badge Weekend (Electricity, Chemistry & Electronics) - registration now open!!  Click on BADGES for Merit Badge worksheets!!!

 

Discovery Place Merit Badge Weekend

Saturday, March 21, 2015

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

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

 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Electronics Merit Badge, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

 

Sunday, March 22, 2015, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Cyber Chip course for Scouts and Parents

(required for Digital Technology and Programming Merit Badges)

  

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:  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.

 

Cost:  Cost is $10 for Cyber Chip class for registration before or on March 17, 2015.  For Cyber Chip class registration after March 17, cost is $15.

 

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!!

 

 

 

NEW!!!! Charlotte Nature Museum Merit Badge Weekend (Environmental Science & Bird Study)!!  Click on BADGES for Merit Badge worksheets!!!

Charlotte Nature Museum Merit Badge Weekend

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Environmental Science Merit Badge, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

 

 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Bird Study Merit Badge, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

 

Website:   http://www.charlottenaturemuseum.org

Location of event:  

Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209, 704 372 6261

Minimum class size:  8

Maximum class size:  20

Cost:  Cost is $20 for one class or $30 for two classes for registration before or on April 15, 2015.  For registration after April 15, cost is $25 for one class or $40 for two classes.

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:   January 15, 2015

Registration closes:   April 20, 2015

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!!

 

 

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

 

Discovery Place Merit Badge Weekend

Sunday, March 22, 2015, 4:30 to 6:00 pm

Cyber Chip course for Scout and Parents

(required for Digital Technology & Programming Merit Badges)

 

 

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:  Cost is $10 for Cyber Chip class for registration before or on March 17, 2015.  For Cyber Chip class registration after March 17, 2015, cost if $15.

Cost is $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, July 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!!

 

 

 

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: 1/8/15

Thursday, January 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

Apache Chapter - Order of the Arrow

        Updated: 1/8//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 January.

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

read more >>


 

 

 

 

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

 

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.