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Scouts BSA Troops welcoming girls

Shakori District has two new Scouts BSA Troops for girls: Troop 39 and Troop 835!

Troop 39 for girls is chartered at University United Methodist Church and meets Wednesday nights at 7:30 pm. For more information, please contact Glyn Tomkins, Scoutmaster.

Troop 835 for girls is chartered at Amity United Methodist Church and meets Wednesday nights at 7:30 pm. For more information, please contact Ruth Heaton, Scoutmaster.

Announcing Area 2

Occoneechee Council has organized its ten Districts into four Areas. Shakori is part of Area 2 along with Awahili and Mawat Districts. Neither the Districts nor the Order of the Arrow Chapters have changed. The professional staff has also been reorganized. The goal is to bring more Scouting to more Youth. We have four scouting professionals serving Area 2:

    • Gwangi Shipp is our Development Director. He is responsible for Community, District, and Council fundraising activities for our Area.
    • Matt Groseclose is our Family Scouting Director. He is responsible for serving our existing units in Awahili and part of Mawat Districts
    • Louise Lochner is our Family Scouting Executive. She is responsible for serving our existing units in Shakori District and part of Mawat District.
    • Jerry Wells is our New Unit Development Director. He is responsible for developing and sustaining new units in our Area.

Their contact information is in the Scouters Directory. Please join us in welcoming these Scouting professional when you see them!

Shakori District Cub Scout Shooting Sports Day



August 25,2018
Session 1:           8:30 – 11:30am
Session 2:           12:00- 3:00pm
Session 3:           3:30 – 6:30pm


Union Grove UMC
6407 Union Grove Church Road,
Hillsborough, NC 27278


Archery, BB Guns, Sling Shots

Participants will earn a shooting sports rank-specific patch and three pins upon completion of the event


$20 per participant**


 Closes by August 1st or when slots are filled (limit 24 per session).


Closed toe shoes, water bottle
**Parent/guardian will be required to attend with each participant in the event of an emergency


Dawn Hale,

New Youth Protection Training

If you are a registered adult in the BSA, then this applies to you and needs your attention and action! 

The new Youth Protection Training for Boy Scouts of America adult leaders and parents (familiarly called YPT2) went live online on February 1, 2018. BSA has developed the new programs with the help of some of the greatest experts in the field of child abuse and maltreatment, and using the most current research. The content is much more in-depth and relevant.
The new YPT2 training will be used by everyone. There is only one training and the code will show up on the user’s my.scouting profile as Y01. The training and completion of the post-test should take about 90 minutes and Youth Protection training remains a two-year certification. It is important to note, that everyone registered with the BSA must take the new YPT by October 1, 2018. Currently, there is no facilitator led option, but it is anticipated that materials will be out in late spring.

To take the training go to, authenticate and follow the links to Youth Protection Training.  There is also an optional video from the Chief of the BSA. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with your District Youth Protection Champion. The questions they cannot answer will be passed up to the Council YP Champion and above and we will try to share information as we receive it.

New National policies are being introduced in coordination with the new training being released: 

  • Before any adult can be registered in the BSA, they must have completed the YPT training. 
  • Every unit must be 100% compliant with YPT before they can re-charter.
  • Effective, June 1, 2018, all adults present at any event at an event for 72 total hours or longer must be registered as a scouter which includes the criminal background check and YPT training. 

Remember, Youth Protection begins with You!

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