"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 - December'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!


Scouter Success Seminar - September 24, 2016 @ CPCC Levine Campus

Registration is now open for Scouter Success Seminars 2016. Join us for Mecklenburg County Council’s Fall training event. Opportunities are open for both Scouters and Boy Scouts (minimum age or rank requirements).
Registration fee, which includes lunch, is $25 for a day full of learning and sharing. Registration for Den Chief training is $15.
There is an additional $10 registration fee for CPR/AED/First Aid certification. Early registration is appreciated. Online payment is available. Payment not made online or for walk-in registration will be $40, due to associated increased lunch costs.
More information about course content and the registration link may be found at www.mcctraining.org. See you September 24 at CPCC, Levine Campus, Matthews, NC.


Follow Us on Twitter
The Apache District Marketing Team is pleased to announce that we have started a Twitter account, @ApacheDistrict. The Twitter account will be used to share District Event information as well as highlight Scout related stories from our District. If you have stories or information you'd like to share you can email us at ApacheDistrictTwitter@gmail.com  Don’t wait, please follow us and tell your Scouting friends.


NEW - Apache Events Master Calendar:  The following MASTER document details all available Training (Adult and Youth, STEM, High Adventure), Merit Badge, Cuboree, Day Camp, Camporee, Venturing, District, Council, National Programs and Order of the Arrow events within our region.

CLICK HERE for Master Calendar!! (June edition)


NEW - Apache District First Aid Competition:  NOVEMBER 5, 2016  / Put Your Skills to the Test - Compete Against Other Scouts.  Competition will be a rotational; skills based assessment between multiple patrol of 5-8 Scouts.  

For more information please contact David Campbell @ 302.245.9642 or email - davidcampbell323@gmail.com


CLICK HERE for Event Flyer!!




Discovery Place and Charlotte Nature Museum (near Freedom Park, a division of Discovery Place) are pleased to announce programs for Scout advancement in 2016!!!!!! 
New for 2016 are
1.  Cub and Webelos Adventure Workshops at Discovery Place that dens, packs, families can schedule on their own
2.  An expanded array of scheduled merit badge courses at Discovery Place and at Nature Museum
3.  Opportunities for Scouts to schedule merit badge courses for their patrols or troops at Discovery Place and Nature Museum

Click on highlighted text for document links........

Merit Badge Counseling for Scouts, Parents, Unit Leaders, and Counselors

BSA Buddy System and Merit Badge Completion


Discovery Place Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Adventure Schedule-Your-Own Courses in 2016

Wolf:  Air of the Wolf, Digging in the Past
Bear:  Forensics, Robotics, Super Science, Make It Move
Webelos:  Earth Rocks, Adventures in Science

For information, click here   
Cub Scout Workshop doc


Discovery Place Merit Badge Workshops 2016
Saturday, August 27     10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m    Energy
Saturday, August 27     1:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.    Engineering
Sunday, August 28         12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m    Chess
Saturday, September 24  10:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.    Robotics
Sunday, September 25    12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.    Space Exploration
Sunday, September 25    4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.    Cyber Chip
Saturday, November 5    10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.    Weather
Saturday, November 5    10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.    Digital Technology
Saturday, November 5    1:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.    Programming
Sunday, November 6    12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.    Model Design and Building
Saturday, December 3    10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.    Electricity
Saturday, December 3    1:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.    Chemistry
Sunday, December 4    12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.    Electronics
For information, click here     DP Merit Badges 2016 details
Nature Museum Merit Badge Workshops 2016

Saturday, August 6        10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.    Environmental Science
Saturday, September 24     10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.    Environmental Science
Saturday, November 5     10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.     Geocaching
Saturday, December 3     12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.     Environmental Science
For information, click here      NM Merit Badges 2016 details



First Aid Merit Badge Courses


First Aid Prerequisites (only) for

Swimming and Lifesaving Merit Badges (including CPR)


Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class First Aid Requirements


Schedule your own merit badge course with your own unit:  Ms. Rita Dilling offers “schedule your own” First Aid advancement, First Aid Merit Badge and CPR courses for Scouts, patrols, or troops who would like a customized schedule.  The group must achieve a minimum class size of 8.  The scheduling must work with space, staffing, date and time resources available through the unit and Ms. Dilling.  A lead Scout, with adult supervision, should call or email Ms. Dilling to plan the event.  Copies of all Scout emails should be sent to a parent or Scout leader to follow BSA Youth Protection guidelines for 2-deep adult leadership with Scouting activities with youth.

Ms. Rita Dilling is a retired nurse, a American Heart Association certified First Aid and CPR Instructor, and a Merit Badge Counselor registered with Mecklenburg County Council.  She is current on BSA Youth Protection. 

Because Scouting First Aid covers a lot of material, courses are divided in manageable sections.

Half-day Swimming and Lifesaving Merit Badges session:

This session covers CPR and first aid requirements for Swimming and Lifesaving Merit Badges.  Ms. Dilling will sign off these requirements on blue cards for Scouts who demonstrate these skills at the end of the session.  Scouts who already have earned First Aid Merit Badge can attend this session to complete requirements for Swimming and Lifesaving Merit Badges.  The cost for this half-day session is $15.

CLICK HERE for course flyer!!



Rifle Shooting Merit Badge Courses
 April 23 and November 19, 2016 


The Shooting Sports Committee is putting on a Merit Badge Class for the Rifle Merit Badge with the help of the folks at POINT BLANK RANGE - South Charlotte [actually in Matthews on Monroe Road just past the intersection of Highway 51/W. John St.].  Boys should be First Class or 13 years old for Class.  Scouts will need to sign up on the Website, bring their own lunch, $5 for ammo and a Blue Card signed by their Unit Leader.  For more information you may contact Mr. Williams, Chairman. Registration for Class is here.


Railroading Merit Badge

Boy Scout Rail Camp

N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer, NC

June 24-26 and November 11-13, 2016 

 The N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC is offering its Boy Scout Rail Camp, the largest event of its type in the nation, in two sessions in 2016.  The first is June 24-26.   The second is November 11-13.  Discount pricing is available for early registration.  Scouts are able to work on Railroading Merit Badge during this event.  For more information, see


Radio Merit Badge

Saturday, October 15 2016, 9:00-3:00 to coincide

with Jamboree  on the Air (JOTA) 2016


Boy Scouts will be able to earn Radio Merit Badge by completing all requirements. 


Registration requied?  YES.  Parents or Scout Leaders must register Scouts by emial to Merit Badge Counselor Paul Trotter at aa4zz@aol.com with

Scout name

Troop #

Scoutmasters name

Parent name

Parent phone #

Parent email address


Email registration will open on September 1, 2016


Ages:  11-17 There are no rank requirements to participate.


Class Size:  THe maximum numner of Scouts for this course is 25.  Scouts will be divided into groups to work on clasroom and radio activities.


Fee:  NONE


Location:  Back Creek Presbyterian Church  and Scout Troop 49 barn,

1821 Back Creek Church Road, Charlotte, NC  28213


CLICK HERE for course flyer!!




Environmental Science Merit Badge

Charlotte Nature Museum


Saturday, August 6, 2016, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm  


Please bring all written homework with you to class to receive credit.


Requirements to be completed before class:  2, 3d, 3e, 3f, 6


1.  Scouts must Be Prepared by completing requirement 2 at home and by bringing written results with them to class.  The workbook contains the terms: https://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/3/3a/Environmental_Science.pdf


2.  Scouts must Be Prepared by completing requirement 3d before class and must bring their completed work to class. 


3. Scouts must Be Prepared by completing requirement 3e before class and must bring their completed work to class.  Here is some information on endangered animals in North Carolina: http://www.fws.gov/raleigh/es_tes.html


4.  Scouts must Be Prepared by completing requirement 3f at home and must bring their completed work to class.  Here is some information on reducing pollution at home: http://epa.gov/oaqps001/peg_caa/reduce.html


5.  Scouts must Be Prepared by completing requirement 6 at home and must bring their completed work to class.  Here is some information on career opportunities in environmental science: http://www.collegexpress.com/interests/science-and-engineering/articles/studying-sciences/environmental-science-majors-and-potential-careers/


Requirements covered in workshop:  1, 3a1, 3b3, 3c2, 4a, 5



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"






Apache District Meeting and Roundtable - NEW LOCATION - South Meck. Presbyterian Church

         Updated: 8/8/16

Thursday, August 11th, at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church (map)
6:15 pm Committee Meeting

7:00 pm Cracker Barrel
7:30 pm Roundtable Meeting
8:00 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.

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Angie White
Roundtable Commissioner


Apache Chapter - Order of the Arrow

        Updated:  8/8/16

         Monthly Chapter Meeting:
         South Mecklenburg Presbyterian 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 August 11, 2016.

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 Eliot McGinnis

Past Chapter Chief - Chalmers Middleton

Al Nedrich                    Larry Unferth      
Apache OA Adviser     Co-Advisor           
704.333.0001              704.607.1547      

Tony Roux                    Brian Hooper
Co-Advisor                   Co-Advisor
704.315.7103              704.534.0566

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: 6/6/16

NYLT Top Gun
BSA Tour and Activity Plan-Update
2016 Report of the State
Sign Up for 2017 Jamboree
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, Bob Howell, 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 / Al Nedrich.