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Welcome to Scouting!
Scouting is more than just an activity. It’s an adventure, learning, and discovery around every corner. From STEM to exploring the outdoors, and developing leadership & confidence, your son or daughter will be on the path to discovering their very best “future self” – and they will have fun doing it!
The Central NC Council is divided into 3 geographical areas called Districts. These Districts are Gold Rush (Cabarrus & Rowan Counties), Old Hickory (Union & Anson Counties), and Uwharrie (Stanly, Montgomery & Richmond Counties). Each District is comprised of local Scouting units called Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops, Venturing Crews, and Exploring Posts. These units are chartered to a local school, religious organization, or community center.
The Cub Scouting Progam is for boys and girls who are enrolled in a Kindergarten class through Fifth Grade. A Cub Scout Pack is made up of all Grade Levels and meets together once a month. The Pack is led by the [arnent volunteer called The Cub Master. The Scouts in the Pack will meet weekly in age-appropriate groups called Dens. A Den has five to nine members and Meets 2-3 times each month in Den Meetings. A Den is run by a parent volunteer called a Den Leader.
A Scout Troop is led by a Scout Master as well as an elected youth member called the Senior Patrol Leader. Youth in a Troop organize themselves into smaller, working groups called Patrols. Each Patrol elects a Patrol Leader and among the Candidates, the Senior Patrol Leader is elected to represent the Youth.