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Council Celebrates 100 Years with Jamboree

Category: 100th Anniversary

April 26, 2017
The Cape Fear Council’s 100th Anniversary Jamboree is now history.  Hundreds of Scouts from across the Cape Fear Council gathered at Camp Bowers the weekend of March 31 – April 2, 2017 to celebrate a milestone of 100 years of service to the youth of Southeastern North Carolina. The original date and location in the fall of 2016 had to be rescheduled because of Hurricane Matthew’s heavy rains and wind.  Weather continued to be a concern as heavy rain moved across the state stopping mid-afternoon on March 31 just in time to welcome gathering troops at Camp Bowers. Blue skies soon ...
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Ron King Goes to Washington

Category: 100th Anniversary

March 22, 2017
Earlier this month, a group of Scouts from across the nation visited Washington, D.C., to present a report of the BSA’s greatest accomplishments in 2016 to our nation’s leaders. Each year, as part of the BSA’s congressional charter, the Boy Scouts of America presents the Report to the Nation to the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, congressional leadership and other top government officials. This year, that delegation includes Eagle Scout Ronald King of Troop 301.  It’s an honor and privilege to be selected for this duty, and Ron was chosen because of his accomplishments and contributions to the community.   ...
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Last Chance to Order Your Council History Book

Category: 100th Anniversary

March 24, 2016
The Cape Fear Council is proud to offer a color coffee table book detailing the years-long research of the council’s history by Robert O. Walton, Jr.  Each page contains rich details and photos of the councils earliest years to the present.  The 128 page hardcover book measures 8.5 by 11 inches and is available at the pre-order price of $35.00 with a limited one time run. Shipping is available for an additional $5.  This limited time offer only lasts until January 1st, so get your orders in early, this is the last time we will have an opportunity to offer ...
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Den Chief

Category: advancement

April 7, 2017
Who: Any Boy Scout interested in becoming a Den Chief When: September 30th, 2017 1:00 – 4:00pm Where: Camp Bowers               13165 NC HWY 53 W, White Oak, NC 28399 Cost: $30/Scout What is Provided? We will provide snacks and materials for all participants. What should I wear? Please arrive in a Boy Scouts Field Uniform (“Class A”) For More Information: Erik Hedblom – 910.632.4832 – stagemanager72@hotmail.com [gravityform id="81" title="true" description="true"]
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Spring 2017 Merit Badge Classes

Category: advancement

February 23, 2017
We have been hard at work over the past few months coordinating Merit badge classes for our Scouts.  See below for the list of classes: COIN COLLECTING MERIT BADGE Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Azalea Festival Coin Show Elks Lodge 5201 Oleander Dr.  1:30 PM – 3:30 PM by a team of Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselors and several coin experts from the Lower Cape Fear Coin Club Requirements that will be covered in the clinic:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5a, and 8.    Scouts will need to complete the following before class:   5b (A link to an online magazine:  http://www.coinworld.com/, and it can ...
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Make Record Keeping Simple With These Tips

Category: advancement

May 28, 2016
Below are some tips from the Scouting Magazine Blog "Bryan on Scouting" to help you keep your records organized and your Unit's advancement tracking accurate. Take Charge “Our troop has an advancement chairman who is responsible for keeping all advancement records and keeping our Scouts advised on their status. Anyone charged with keeping advancement records should have a thorough grasp of the advancement guidelines of the BSA.” –Troop 76 Go Digital “I’ve been keeping records for a pack and a troop for 21 years now, so I’ve used several different methods. I started out with the printed record book from BSA and then, when I ...
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Camp Bowers to host International Camp Staffer

Category: Camp Bowers

May 19, 2017
Meet Gabriel Tidestav who comes to us from Sweden this summer.  He is a Challenger Scout in Scouterna, the Guides and Scouts Association of Sweden, and is looking forward to his first experience in America. Gabriel has been a member of Scouting since he was 7 years old beginning as a Beaver Scout and working his way through the ranks where he is currently a Challenger Scout and assistant leader for the Beaver Scouts in his hometown.  The thing he enjoys most about Scouting is being in the outdoors.  He enjoys hiking in Sweden and has ascended the highest mountain in ...
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Critter Call

Category: Camp Bowers

May 4, 2017
Attention All Critters 2017 Cape Fear Critter Call Have you ever had the thought: I would love to get back together with my Woodbadge patrol.  Or even a desire to see that loud mouthed fox that drove you nuts during your course?  2017 is your opportunity.  A few folks in the Cape Fear Council have come together and are organizing the inaugural Cape Fear Critter Call.  Why, you ask? The mission of the Cape Fear Critters is to provide financial and leadership support to the training of youth and adults in the Cape Fear Council through Woodbadge, National Youth Leadership Training, and other ...
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Council Celebrates 100 Years with Jamboree

Category: Camp Bowers

April 26, 2017
The Cape Fear Council’s 100th Anniversary Jamboree is now history.  Hundreds of Scouts from across the Cape Fear Council gathered at Camp Bowers the weekend of March 31 – April 2, 2017 to celebrate a milestone of 100 years of service to the youth of Southeastern North Carolina. The original date and location in the fall of 2016 had to be rescheduled because of Hurricane Matthew’s heavy rains and wind.  Weather continued to be a concern as heavy rain moved across the state stopping mid-afternoon on March 31 just in time to welcome gathering troops at Camp Bowers. Blue skies soon ...
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Pre-Camp Swim Tests Announced

Category: Camp Bowers

February 22, 2017
The Cape Fear Council has partnered with the Wilmington Family YMCA to offer two Pre-Camp Swim test days for all Troops and Scouts.  Scouts will take a standard BSA swimmers test administered by Camp Bowers BSA lifeguards following which their Scoutmasters will be given their filled out buddy tags.  We can also provide copies of our lifeguards certifications if needed for Troops attending summer camp out of Council. As we get closer to the event we will provide an opportunity for individual scouts to register if their Troop is not participating. Location: Wilmington Family YMCA, 2710 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 2 test ...
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New Action Tower XXL Coming to Camp Bowers

Category: Camp Bowers

November 22, 2016
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous Scouting supporter the Cape Fear Council has ordered the Wibit Sports Action Tower XXL to be installed in Lake Katharine at Camp Bowers for Summer 2017.  A challenging obstacle block in itself, the Action Tower will test your endurance through climbing, jumping, crawling, hanging and sliding activities. Promotes physical training, building teamwork, and even evaluates problem solving skills.
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Camp Bowers Celebrates Successful Summer

Category: Camp Bowers

July 21, 2016
Thank you to all of the volunteers, camp staff, Scouts, and leaders for a great summer!
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Major Camp Bowers Updates

Category: Camp Bowers

June 1, 2016
Is anybody not ready?  Camp starts in 19 days and boy have we been busy preparing for your arrival.  Here is an update of what we have been working on: This past May our Camp Staff completed the last of 3 training weekends. This effort, led by Larry Greer (past Woodbadge course director) caps off 30 hours of customer service, health & safety, and teaching strategy training.  Thank you to all of the instructors that came out to help. Our Ecology, Shooting Sports, Scoutcraft, First-year Camper, and Program Director are attending National Camping School this week. This is the first time that ...
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Fall Family Costume Contest

Category: Camp McNeill

September 22, 2017
October 13 - 15 Registration October 20 -22 Registration October 27 - 29 Registration Prizes Awarded for: Overall Best Costume - Youth Best Costume - Girl Best Costume - Boy Overall Best Costume - Adult Best Costume - Adult Male Best Costume - Adult Female Best Group Costume - Pack Best Group Costume - Family
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The Cub Scout Six Essentials: The half-dozen items to pack on every campout

Category: Camp McNeill

September 21, 2017
The Bryan on Scouting Blog covered the Cub Scout Six Essentials.  We have copied the article below: A big part of Cub Scouts involves introducing boys to the fun and adventure of spending time outdoors. And if you’re going to spend time outdoors, you’re going to want the right gear. The Cub Scout Six Essentials, learned as part of the Wolf Rank, is a list of a half-dozen items every Cub Scout should carry when going on hikes or campouts. Cub Scout leaders explain the Six Essentials as part of the Wolf required adventure “Call of the Wild.” Later, when a Cub Scout enters Boy ...
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New Cub Resident Camp Advancement

Category: Camp McNeill

April 5, 2017
This year we have revamped our program to offer more Cub Scout Advancement than ever before.  Each Scout will have an opportunity to earn at least 2 Adventure electives, the Cub Scout Shooting Sports Award for their age level, and the Cub Scout NOVA award.  Below we have the Advancement broken down by age/program level.  During the quick check-in process each scout will receive a schedule, patch, and a check list of requirements that your Scout will complete while at camp.  After camp you will be able to turn in this handy form to your Packs advancement chairman so your ...
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Tips for a Successful Cub Camp Experience

Category: Camp McNeill


Cub Scout Resident Camp is a fun trip to Camp McNeill where your Scout will earn a lot of Adventure Electives and other awards.  Preparing for this trip can be overwhelming and a bit intimidating.  To help you prepare to make the most of your trip we have put together this list of tips. Pack light& bring a wagon.  Many times, families bring much more gear than they could ever use in one weekend.  Bring refillable water bottles instead of that heavy case of water or cases of soda, pack snacks that don't require a heavy cooler, look for a ...
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Cub Scout Camp Staff – Service Troop Registration

Category: Camp McNeill

February 21, 2017
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Cub Scout Camp Staff – Individual Registration

Category: Camp McNeill


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New Cub Resident Camp Advancement

Category: Cub Scout Resident Camp

April 5, 2017
This year we have revamped our program to offer more Cub Scout Advancement than ever before.  Each Scout will have an opportunity to earn at least 2 Adventure electives, the Cub Scout Shooting Sports Award for their age level, and the Cub Scout NOVA award.  Below we have the Advancement broken down by age/program level.  During the quick check-in process each scout will receive a schedule, patch, and a check list of requirements that your Scout will complete while at camp.  After camp you will be able to turn in this handy form to your Packs advancement chairman so your ...
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Tips for a Successful Cub Camp Experience

Category: Cub Scout Resident Camp


Cub Scout Resident Camp is a fun trip to Camp McNeill where your Scout will earn a lot of Adventure Electives and other awards.  Preparing for this trip can be overwhelming and a bit intimidating.  To help you prepare to make the most of your trip we have put together this list of tips. Pack light& bring a wagon.  Many times, families bring much more gear than they could ever use in one weekend.  Bring refillable water bottles instead of that heavy case of water or cases of soda, pack snacks that don't require a heavy cooler, look for a ...
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Cub Scout Camp Staff – Service Troop Registration

Category: Cub Scout Resident Camp

February 21, 2017
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Cub Scout Camp Staff – Individual Registration

Category: Cub Scout Resident Camp


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Fall Family Costume Contest

Category: Fall Family Camp

September 22, 2017
October 13 - 15 Registration October 20 -22 Registration October 27 - 29 Registration Prizes Awarded for: Overall Best Costume - Youth Best Costume - Girl Best Costume - Boy Overall Best Costume - Adult Best Costume - Adult Male Best Costume - Adult Female Best Group Costume - Pack Best Group Costume - Family
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The Cub Scout Six Essentials: The half-dozen items to pack on every campout

Category: Fall Family Camp

September 21, 2017
The Bryan on Scouting Blog covered the Cub Scout Six Essentials.  We have copied the article below: A big part of Cub Scouts involves introducing boys to the fun and adventure of spending time outdoors. And if you’re going to spend time outdoors, you’re going to want the right gear. The Cub Scout Six Essentials, learned as part of the Wolf Rank, is a list of a half-dozen items every Cub Scout should carry when going on hikes or campouts. Cub Scout leaders explain the Six Essentials as part of the Wolf required adventure “Call of the Wild.” Later, when a Cub Scout enters Boy ...
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Family Camping Hacks

Category: Fall Family Camp

September 29, 2016
Register here for Fall Family Camp Fall Family Camp is an exciting time of year, but we all know that packing and getting the whole family ready to venture into the woods can be a daunting task.  We found this great article that should help make it a little easier to pack (and maybe save you some money and time). Session I November 4-6 Session II November 11-13 Source: Fix.com Blog  
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How Can Our Family Make the Most of Fall Family Camp?

Category: Fall Family Camp


This is a great question.  First timers at Camp McNeill can often feel overwhelmed by the size of our facility and feel pressure to visit every single area of camp before you leave.  Here are 5 tips to help you get the most enjoyment out of your visit to Camp McNeill: Pack light& Bring a wagon.  Many times families bring much more gear than they could ever use in one weekend.  Bring refillable water bottles instead of that heavy case of water or cases of soda, pack snacks that don't require a heavy cooler, look for a foam sleeping pad instead ...
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What Should We Pack (or not pack) For Camp?

Category: Fall Family Camp


Click here to register for your weekend of choice Deciding what to bring to Camp McNeill can be tough, especially if it is your first time camping with Cub Scouts.  Below you will find a list of suggested things to pack and a helpful list of what to leave behind. What to bring? What should we leave at home? This is a Scouting event so Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Fireworks are prohibited.  You may want to try and pack light as you will need to carry your gear back to your campsite.  We have a limited number of carts available, but a beach buggy ...
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Golf

Category: Fundraising

August 24, 2017
Presented by:Dear Golfers, On behalf of the Cape Fear Council, we cordially invite you to participate in the 2017 Boy Scout Southern Classic Golf Tournament Presented by Columbus Regional Healthcare at Whiteville Country Club on Friday, September 29, 2017. Schedule: 11:00 AM           Registration Open, Lunch open 12:30 PM           Shotgun Start 5:00 PM           Prizes and Award Entry Fee includes: Golfing, cart, lunch, and prizes Proceeds from this event will help  provide quality Scouting Programs throughout  Columbus and Bladen Counties served by the Lakes District of the Cape Fear Council. The Lakes District of the Cape Fear Council serves young people with many diverse programs from first grade through age ...
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Camp Card A Huge Success

Category: Fundraising

May 19, 2017
The Camp Card Sale was another huge success having brought in over $100,000 to help Scouting!  Special thank you to the following people and units that helped to make this year's Camp Card Sale so great... Steve Yost - Council Camp Card Chairman Samantha Alsup - Lakes Camp Card Chair (Lakes District increased sales over last year by $3,000) Troop 777 (Sarah Jackson - Unit Camp Card Chair) - sold $5,000 in cards Troop 512 (Jonathan Lanehart - Unit Camp Card Chair) - sold $4,312 in cards Joseph S. (Troop 218) - $200 Grand Prize Fill It Up Winner
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Skeet Tournament Benefits Boy Scouts

Category: Fundraising

November 23, 2016
The Coastal and North East Cape Fear Districts of the Cape Fear Council would like to thank all who came out to support Scouting through our 2016 Captain’s Party and Skeet Tournament two weeks ago.  This event was a huge success, with over 23 shooters in attendance including one of our Council’s very own Life Scouts!  Sponsors and guests had a great time playing games and listening to live bluegrass at our party on Thursday night at Honalee Stables in Bolivia, and there was great competition at the Friday morning shoot which was held at Buccaneer Gun Club in Leland, ...
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Camp Card Sale Ends Soon…Finish Strong

Category: Fundraising

March 24, 2016
The camp card sale ends April 29, 2016 and all unit accounts must be settled by end of day on May 2, 2016 to receive the 50% commission.  If your unit needs more camp cards, please contact your District Executive or our Scout Office so we can arrange to get them to you.  Likewise, if your unit has an excess of cards, feel free to return those now. Don’t forget to make sure Scouts in your unit know about the chance to win $50 during each of the 13 weekly drawings that take place throughout the sale. Weekly drawing forms must ...
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Fall 2017 Boy Scout/ Leader Programs

Category: Merit Badge Classes

August 29, 2017
We have been working hard to line up lots of programs for our Boy Scouts and Leaders this fall.  You'll see lots of merit badge opportunities, youth training, and certifications that can be earned.  Bookmark this page as we will continue to update it as we add more programs. UNCP Merit Badge College Date: September 23 | Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm The Cape Fear Council is excited to partner with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke to offer a Merit Badge College on September 23rd at their campus.  We are still in the planning stages of this event but more ...
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Spring 2017 Merit Badge Classes

Category: Merit Badge Classes

February 23, 2017
We have been hard at work over the past few months coordinating Merit badge classes for our Scouts.  See below for the list of classes: COIN COLLECTING MERIT BADGE Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Azalea Festival Coin Show Elks Lodge 5201 Oleander Dr.  1:30 PM – 3:30 PM by a team of Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselors and several coin experts from the Lower Cape Fear Coin Club Requirements that will be covered in the clinic:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5a, and 8.    Scouts will need to complete the following before class:   5b (A link to an online magazine:  http://www.coinworld.com/, and it can ...
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2 New Merit Badge Days

Category: Merit Badge Classes

December 20, 2016
We are excited to announce 2 more merit badge days: Journalism at the WECT TV station in Wilmington & Farm Mechanics at the Z.V. Pate farm shop in Laurinburg. We are also in the process of booking merit badge days during the high school spring breaks this April.  New Hanover, Brunswick & Pender share a spring break April 10-13, Columbus, Bladen, Robeson, Scotland, & Hoke all share April 17-21 for spring break.  If you or your business would like to host a Spring Break merit badge class, please contact Matthew Bull. Journalism Registration Farm Mechanics Registration
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Scouts Reach New Heights in Climbing Merit Badge

Category: Merit Badge Classes

November 22, 2016
Over 30 Scouts ascended on the Climbing Tower at the Camp Bowers Challenge Valley Program Area this past weekend.  Scoutmaster & COPE Committee Member Scott Harris, led the training along with Quinn Brookins and Grayson Harris.
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More Merit Badge Days

Category: Merit Badge Classes

September 23, 2016
Climbing Merit Badge Oceanography Merit Badge
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Bob King Hosts Automotive Maintenance MB Class

Category: Merit Badge Classes

March 24, 2016
On Tuesday March 22nd Bob King Buick GMC hosted an Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge class.  Over the course of a morning 12 Boy Scouts were introduced to the ins and outs of the Automotive Maintenance Industry.  The Bob King service technicians welcomed the Scouts into their state-of-the-art shop, allowing the scouts to see what it takes to change tires, oil, repair & rebuild engines, and perform annual inspections.  Thank you to General Manager Phil Hardee, Service Manager Chris Alexander, Commercial Service Manager John Yarbrough, and Customer Relations Manager Jessie Thompson for organizing this class.  We look forward to partnering with ...
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National Scout Jamboree Collectors Patch Set

Category: National Jamboree

February 13, 2017
Only 100 available, first come - first served. Order your Cape Fear Council 2017 National Scout Jamboree Limited Collectors Edition Dick Tracy Patch set.  Each set contains: An individually numbered 5"x7"certificate of authenticity, featuring officially licensed Dick Tracy artwork "Daily Edition" Delegate JSP "Sunday Edition" Trader JSP Lodge Flap Backpatch "Collectors Edition" JSP - Only available with purchase of this set! Will not be sold individually!         [gravityform id="75" title="true" description="true"]
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Registration is open for the 2017 National Jamboree

Category: National Jamboree

March 24, 2016
The Cape Fear Council is taking a contingent of Scouts to the 2017 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, July 19 to July 28, 2017. What is the National Scout Jamboree? The National Jamboree is a gathering of Scouts from across the country. The program will feature and reflect the skills of Scouting, our Nation’s heritage, physical fitness, conservation, and the spirit of brotherhood. During this brief period when Scouts gather, you will see everything that Scouts do – and everything that Scouting is – all in one amazing place. The 2017 National Scout Jamboree promises to ...
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New OA Candidate Registration

Category: Order of the Arrow

January 13, 2017
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Klahican Lodge’s Busy Summer

Category: Order of the Arrow

July 21, 2016
[caption id="attachment_882" align="alignnone" width="948"] The Klahican Lodge Prism Contingent[/caption] This summer the Klahican Lodge sent 8 Arrowmen to the Summit for the Inaugural Prism Experience.  Here is a brief description from the Prism Participant Guide: "The defining experience of Prism will be the inaugural rededication ceremony at the newly constructed Summit Circle. The ceremony will provide you with a glimpse of what the future holds for the OA and how you can impact the direction it takes. As you ponder your role, you will be surrounded by remnants of Treasure Island Scout Reservation’s original ceremony circle where Dr. Goodman once stood, as ...
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Klahican Lodge Makes a Huge Impact on Camp Bowers

Category: Order of the Arrow

June 1, 2016
At the Summer Fellowship this May, Klahican Lodge and the 120 Arrowmen in attendance took on a massive project: Get Camp Bowers ready for Summer Camp.  They spent the better part of a wet and rainy weekend cleaning latrines & pavilions in each campsite, distributing 400lb tent platforms throughout the entire camp, building and placing brand new gaga pits, building new fire rings in the campfire arena, and cleaning the dining hall from top to bottom.  At the end of the weekend, all of these projects had been completed and Camp Bowers was looking its best.  Thank you ...
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Klahican Vest/Jacket Order Form

Category: Order of the Arrow

May 23, 2016
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Klahican Lodge Places 1st at Conclave

Category: Order of the Arrow

April 26, 2016
Hello Brothers, A quick update from your 2016 Lodge Chief.  2016 Conclave was awesome, Klahican had 120 Arrowmen there! I would like to congratulate the ceremony teams who placed first in the Brotherhood ceremony.  This is the fourth year consecutively that Klahican has taken first in the Brotherhood ceremony.  Also, I would like to give a huge thanks to Josh Hart for leading and making sure our lodge delivered on our cheerful service projects Next event that is coming up soon is NECF Camporee/ Coastal Camporee.  We will be having a Call-Out ceremony at Camporee which is being held at beautiful Camp ...
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Fall 2017 Boy Scout/ Leader Programs

Category: Program

August 29, 2017
We have been working hard to line up lots of programs for our Boy Scouts and Leaders this fall.  You'll see lots of merit badge opportunities, youth training, and certifications that can be earned.  Bookmark this page as we will continue to update it as we add more programs. UNCP Merit Badge College Date: September 23 | Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm The Cape Fear Council is excited to partner with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke to offer a Merit Badge College on September 23rd at their campus.  We are still in the planning stages of this event but more ...
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Cub Fun Day

Category: Program

July 17, 2017
CAPE FEAR COUNCIL “CUB SCOUT DAY” Saturday September 23, 2017 10:00 am to 3:00 pm New Hanover County Law Enforcement Officer’s Association Range (NHCLEA) 5301 Holly Shelter Road, Castle Hayne, N.C. Register Here A day of excitement and fun for all Cub Scouts and their families in the Cape Fear Council.  Cubmasters bring your Pack, Den Leaders bring your Den and Cub Scouts bring a boy to join Cub Scouts and earn your Recruiter Patch.  Electives will be offered for each Cub Scout Rank.  There will be Archery, BB Gun, Slingshot and Fishing Activities.  There will also be many exciting demonstrations from public service agencies and ...
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New Program Preview Format

Category: Program

July 12, 2017
We are excited to announce a new format for Program Preview: Trade Show Style.  Each program will host a table at both program previews where Scouts, Leaders, and Parents will get to meet the coordinators and collect all of the information regarding each event.  We think this change will create a more fun and celebratory atmosphere showcasing all of the programs our Council and each District will be offering. Please RSVP today to help us plan each event.  Share the links with your units! Wilmington Program Preview Lumberton Program Preview
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Individual Swim-Test Registration

Category: Program

May 1, 2017
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Den Chief

Category: Program

April 7, 2017
Who: Any Boy Scout interested in becoming a Den Chief When: September 30th, 2017 1:00 – 4:00pm Where: Camp Bowers               13165 NC HWY 53 W, White Oak, NC 28399 Cost: $30/Scout What is Provided? We will provide snacks and materials for all participants. What should I wear? Please arrive in a Boy Scouts Field Uniform (“Class A”) For More Information: Erik Hedblom – 910.632.4832 – stagemanager72@hotmail.com [gravityform id="81" title="true" description="true"]
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Ron King Goes to Washington

Category: Program

March 22, 2017
Earlier this month, a group of Scouts from across the nation visited Washington, D.C., to present a report of the BSA’s greatest accomplishments in 2016 to our nation’s leaders. Each year, as part of the BSA’s congressional charter, the Boy Scouts of America presents the Report to the Nation to the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, congressional leadership and other top government officials. This year, that delegation includes Eagle Scout Ronald King of Troop 301.  It’s an honor and privilege to be selected for this duty, and Ron was chosen because of his accomplishments and contributions to the community.   ...
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Pre-Camp Swim Tests Announced

Category: Program

February 22, 2017
The Cape Fear Council has partnered with the Wilmington Family YMCA to offer two Pre-Camp Swim test days for all Troops and Scouts.  Scouts will take a standard BSA swimmers test administered by Camp Bowers BSA lifeguards following which their Scoutmasters will be given their filled out buddy tags.  We can also provide copies of our lifeguards certifications if needed for Troops attending summer camp out of Council. As we get closer to the event we will provide an opportunity for individual scouts to register if their Troop is not participating. Location: Wilmington Family YMCA, 2710 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 2 test ...
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Cub Scout Camp Staff – Service Troop Registration

Category: Program

February 21, 2017
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Cub Scout Camp Staff – Individual Registration

Category: Program


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Inaugural Webelos Woods A Resounding Success

Category: Program

November 22, 2016
The response has been HUGE!!!  Webelos Woods had over 100 Webelos in our inaugural year, with tons of eager parents and staff excited to come again next year.  Thank you to David Vanasse, Troop 291 (Calabash, NC) for his vision of the Webelos Woods program and to all of our Host Troops for lending their experience and knowledge to our Webelos and families.  Troops 386 (Lumberton), 622 (Dublin), 447 (Laurinburg), 296 (Murrayville), 102 (Shallotte), 291 (Calabash), & 200 (Wilmington) all participated in staffing the event.  Take a look at some great photos from the weekend. ...
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How Can Our Family Make the Most of Fall Family Camp?

Category: Program

September 29, 2016
This is a great question.  First timers at Camp McNeill can often feel overwhelmed by the size of our facility and feel pressure to visit every single area of camp before you leave.  Here are 5 tips to help you get the most enjoyment out of your visit to Camp McNeill: Pack light& Bring a wagon.  Many times families bring much more gear than they could ever use in one weekend.  Bring refillable water bottles instead of that heavy case of water or cases of soda, pack snacks that don't require a heavy cooler, look for a foam sleeping pad instead ...
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Program Preview Locations Set

Category: Program

July 21, 2016
Coastal/NECF Program Preview Monday, August 15th at the LDS Church in Wilmington,at 6:30pm - RSVP Here Lakes/Lumber River Program Preview Tuesday, August 16th at the First Presbyterian Church in Lumberton at 6:30pm - RSVP Here  
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Volunteers Key to Success of Cub Camp

Category: Program

April 26, 2016
During the past 3 weekends over 100 volunteers came together to put on Cub Scout Spring Resident Camp!  This is the 20th consecutive year Camp McNeill Cub Scout World has hosted a spring resident Camp, all of them fully staffed and organized by volunteers.  Thank you to the hundreds of dedicated Leaders, Parents, Troops, and friends that take time out of their busy lives to organize and staff this amazing experience each year for our Cub Scouts. Thank you to Mr. Matt Gould, Cubmaster of Pack 262, for his excellent job as Program Director for this Camp.  For the past few ...
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Scouts in Action at Scout Shows

Category: Program

March 24, 2016
This past weekend hundreds of Scouts assembled across the Cape Fear Council at District Scout Shows to show off their skills and Pinewood Derby cars to the public.  Events were held at  Lumberton Airport, the Columbus County Fairgrounds, Brunswick Forest, and Kiwanis Park in Hampstead, Scouting across Southeastern North Carolina was on full display.  Each Scout Show featured displays from units showcasing their historical background and the local Pinewood Derby Championship.  Over the course of the day the public was invited to come and learn all about Scouting in their local communities and share in fellowship.  Thank you to each ...
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Ron King Goes to Washington

Category: Recognition

March 22, 2017
Earlier this month, a group of Scouts from across the nation visited Washington, D.C., to present a report of the BSA’s greatest accomplishments in 2016 to our nation’s leaders. Each year, as part of the BSA’s congressional charter, the Boy Scouts of America presents the Report to the Nation to the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, congressional leadership and other top government officials. This year, that delegation includes Eagle Scout Ronald King of Troop 301.  It’s an honor and privilege to be selected for this duty, and Ron was chosen because of his accomplishments and contributions to the community.   ...
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Cub Scout Camp Staff – Service Troop Registration

Category: Recognition

February 21, 2017
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2017 Thomas E. Avent Scholarship Announced

Category: Recognition

January 19, 2017
The Cape Fear Council – Boy Scouts of America is announcing a financial aid award from the Thomas E. Avent College Scholarship Fund for 2017 of up to $5,000, which will be awarded to one or more deserving high school senior(s). This Scholarship Fund was established by the estate of Judith C. Avent of Lumberton in memory of her late husband Thomas E. Avent. This financial aid award may be used for payment of tuition to any accredited college, university or two-year community college. The scholarship will be offered in the eight counties of southeastern North Carolina served by the Cape ...
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Camp Road Repaired Ahead of Schedule

Category: Recognition

October 26, 2016
Thanks to the quick action of some volunteers, construction has been completed on the washout of the camp road.  Over 30 truckloads of earth were needed to replace and repair the road surface.  Thank you to Howell Clark, Dooie Leach, Paul Mason, and Campbell Oil Company for organizing the construction.  The Cape Fear Council is blessed to count these great community leaders among our members and we thank them for their quick action to get this road repaired very quickly.  Crews from Sampson-Bladen Oil Company, FCI, Campbell Oil, & Gregory Poole Caterpillar teamed together to complete repairs and reconstruction of ...
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A Fond Farewell and Happy Greetings for Coastal District

Category: Recognition

June 24, 2016
Please join us in welcoming Mason Williams as the new Coastal District Executive.  Mason is a product of the Cape Fear Council, an Eagle Scout (2010) from Troop 234 in Scotts Hill and a graduate from Appalachian State University with a degree in Parks and Recreation Management and a minor in Communications.  Mason has spent the past 2 years working as Program Specialist/Director of Communications at Camp Don Lee.  We also want to take the time to send well wishes to Bill Gay as he transitions to another council.  We are extremely grateful for all that Bill has done in ...
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Thank You For All These Years

Category: Recognition


From the Desk of Beth Whitley, Cape Fear Council Registrar: As many of you have heard my last day will be June 30, 2016. There are so many people I would like to personally say a special “Thank You” for all your help and support all these years but my list would be too long. Please know that I love and appreciate you all. I started the Scouting journey in October 2000 with my son Shawn when the Cape Fear Council had a Jamboree for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts on the grounds of Lake Waccamaw. Little did I know where this ...
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Bill Squire Receives National Scouting Honor

Category: Recognition

June 1, 2016
Past President of the Cape Fear Council, William B. Squire recently received the prestigious Silver Antelope Award at the National Meeting of the Boy Scouts of America held last week in San Diego.  Squire, an Eagle Scout has served Scouting throughout the decades in every capacity from Den Leader to Cubmaster to Scoutmaster to Council President.  He was recognized with the Silver Antelope for his many years of service on both the Area and Southern Region boards where he has served as Vice President of Membership. The Silver Antelope Award, created in 1942, is the regional-level distinguished award of the Boy ...
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Cape Fear Council Receives Gold Rating

Category: Recognition

April 26, 2016
[caption id="attachment_759" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] From Left: Jonathan Widmark, Scout Executive, Joe Pizzi, Area President, Carlton Williamson, Council President.[/caption] Members of the Cape Fear Council Executive Board recently met with representatives from Area 7 to complete our annual charter review.  It was a productive session that involved constructive feedback and the sharing of best practices from across the region. The Cape Fear Council received its charter for another year and earned a “Gold” rating for 2015 Journey to Excellence.  Our continued success is a direct testament to the tremendous program being delivered week in and week out across our eight counties. Thank you to ...
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Scouts & Scouters Honored at Annual Recognition Banquet

Category: Recognition

March 24, 2016
On March 17th over 200 of our closest friends came together at the Riverside Hilton in downtown Wilmington to recognize the 2015 Eagle Scout Class and Silver Beaver recipients.  This historic event was emceed by our own Judge J. Stanley Carmical and featured Eagle Scout Jackson Burney, of Troop 600 in Elizabethtown, as the Eagle Scout Class Spokesman. We would also like to say Thank You and congratulations to the Cape Fear Council's newest Silver Beaver Award Honorees.  These distinguished individuals have gone above and beyond in service to the Cape Fear Council and the Scouts we serve. Thomas W. Adams from ...
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CFC Scouter Recognized with National Honor

Category: Recognition

March 16, 2016
Cape Fear Scouter to Receive Prestigious Silver Antelope Award It is with exceeding pleasure and pride that we announce that our very own William B. Squire has been selected to receive the Silver Antelope Award by the Southern Region of the Boy Scouts of America. Bill has served as Vice President of Membership for the Southern Region and previously as Vice President of Membership for Area 7. Prior to that Bill has held every Scouting position from Den Leader to Council President. The Silver Antelope Award, created in 1942, is granted for outstanding service to youth within the territory of a BSA ...
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Fall 2017 Boy Scout/ Leader Programs

Category: Training

August 29, 2017
We have been working hard to line up lots of programs for our Boy Scouts and Leaders this fall.  You'll see lots of merit badge opportunities, youth training, and certifications that can be earned.  Bookmark this page as we will continue to update it as we add more programs. UNCP Merit Badge College Date: September 23 | Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm The Cape Fear Council is excited to partner with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke to offer a Merit Badge College on September 23rd at their campus.  We are still in the planning stages of this event but more ...
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Critter Call

Category: Training

May 4, 2017
Attention All Critters 2017 Cape Fear Critter Call Have you ever had the thought: I would love to get back together with my Woodbadge patrol.  Or even a desire to see that loud mouthed fox that drove you nuts during your course?  2017 is your opportunity.  A few folks in the Cape Fear Council have come together and are organizing the inaugural Cape Fear Critter Call.  Why, you ask? The mission of the Cape Fear Critters is to provide financial and leadership support to the training of youth and adults in the Cape Fear Council through Woodbadge, National Youth Leadership Training, and other ...
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Den Chief

Category: Training

April 7, 2017
Who: Any Boy Scout interested in becoming a Den Chief When: September 30th, 2017 1:00 – 4:00pm Where: Camp Bowers               13165 NC HWY 53 W, White Oak, NC 28399 Cost: $30/Scout What is Provided? We will provide snacks and materials for all participants. What should I wear? Please arrive in a Boy Scouts Field Uniform (“Class A”) For More Information: Erik Hedblom – 910.632.4832 – stagemanager72@hotmail.com [gravityform id="81" title="true" description="true"]
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Program Preview Locations Set

Category: Training

July 21, 2016
Coastal/NECF Program Preview Monday, August 15th at the LDS Church in Wilmington,at 6:30pm - RSVP Here Lakes/Lumber River Program Preview Tuesday, August 16th at the First Presbyterian Church in Lumberton at 6:30pm - RSVP Here  
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Thank You For All These Years

Category: Training

June 24, 2016
From the Desk of Beth Whitley, Cape Fear Council Registrar: As many of you have heard my last day will be June 30, 2016. There are so many people I would like to personally say a special “Thank You” for all your help and support all these years but my list would be too long. Please know that I love and appreciate you all. I started the Scouting journey in October 2000 with my son Shawn when the Cape Fear Council had a Jamboree for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts on the grounds of Lake Waccamaw. Little did I know where this ...
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Woodbadge: The Premier Adult Leader Training

Category: Training

April 26, 2016
Woodbadge is the premier adult leadership training course Scouting has to offer, will be taught over two weekends in November and December. Woodbadge teaches high-level leadership skills by having adult participants function as a Boy Scout Troop.  Ask any Woodbadge graduate and you’ll know how meaningful the experience truly is! Those that wish to participate in this year’s course should sign up immediately.  Space is limited and filling quickly.  Registration can be completed at the Council Office or Register Here This year, we can look forward to a great course under Wood Badge Scoutmaster Bill Purcell of Laurinburg.  Bill is an Assistant ...
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New O.W.L.S. Training Offered For First Time

Category: Training

March 28, 2016
On April 30th to May 1st, our Council will offer Outdoor Webelos Leader Skills (OWLS) for the first time. This hands-on program gives an adult leader the practical skills to lead Webelos in the outdoors. Training sessions include: how to set up camp, cook meals, application of Webelos craft skills, and Leave No Trace Principles. This training is recommended for Bear leaders and Scouters that will be moving to Webelos in the fall. It will give leaders a great foundation to help their Scouts transition to the Patrol Method used in Boy Scouting’s outdoor activities.  Mr. Joel Bradford, Cubmaster of ...
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What’s New at Fall Family Camp

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September 19, 2017
Everyone that has been to Fall Family Camp at McNeill Cub World knows that there are always lots of activities for Scouts and their siblings to enjoy.  Let's take a look at some of the activities that will be offered this year. 1. Enjoy the "Drive-In" movie on Saturday night.  Each boy and girl will be making their own "drive-in" car from cardboard to sit in while we play a movie outdoors on Saturday night. 2. Looking to get more mileage out of that Halloween costume this year?  Wear yours to camp!  Each week we will be holding a costume contest for ...
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Annual Banquet a Resounding Success

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March 23, 2017
Lakes District Chairman and professional photographer Fuller Royal took pictures throughout the banquet and put together this excellent video showcasing the highlights of the evening. 2017 Cape Fear Council Banquet from Fuller Royal on Vimeo. Earlier this month our Council recognized the 2016 Eagle Scout Class, Silver Beaver honorees and our North Star honor recipients at our Annual Banquet.  Council President Carlton Williamson kicked off the evening by welcoming our guests, introducing Troop 224 as the honor guard and bringing Judge Stan Carmical to the stage as our Master of Ceremonies for the evening.  Inspirational speeches were given by the Klahican Lodge ...
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January 13, 2017
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Boy Scouts

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Click Here for a Boy Scout Application Check out all of these awesome programs coming up for our Boy Scouts: C.O.P.E. Day at Camp Bowers: Calling all Patrol Leaders, Senior Patrol Leaders, Scoutmasters, and Venturers!!! Bring your Patrol of 8 Scouts for an intense day of team building activities. Improve communication, leadership, planning, and self-reliance through a Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience (COPE). This course is limited to only 32 Scouts, cost is $35 per scout; gear and instructors are included. Wilderness First Aid Training: *Required for High Adventure* Designed for high adventure Boy Scouts and Boy Scout Leaders, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who ...
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Klahican Lodge Annual Banquet

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November 22, 2016
The Klahican Lodge held their annual banquet at Camp Bowers on November 12th.  Over 150 Arrowmen and family members were in attendance to see the new officers of the Lodge Executive Committee be inducted and to hear guest speaker, Rev. Nathan Finnin speak about how the Order of the Arrow impacted his life.
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Thank You for a Great Fall Family Camp

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Thank you to all of our Scouts, siblings, parents, a& staff for making the 2016 Fall Family Camping season truly wonderful.  Take a look at these awesome pictures from this year's camp.  You can find more on our Facebook page.
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What to Expect For Webelos Woods

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October 24, 2016
You can expect lots of fun, learning, and participating as a Boy Scout. This event was created to help ease the transition between Webelos and Boy Scouts, giving these boys a foundation of Scouting knowledge to build on. We have a ton of stuff planned for our Scouts and below is the Program Guide which will walk you through the entire program from Check-In to Check-Out. Webelos will camp in assigned camp sites with host Boy Scout Troops who will introduce the Webelos to outdoor cooking, the patrol method, and how to set up a Boy Scout style campsite.  During the ...
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What to Pack for Webelos Woods?

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Register Now There are numerous checklists available to help you decide what to bring for any campout.  We like this one from BoysLife.org which covers the 10 essentials and what to pack for cold-weather camping.  One thing to note for Webelos Woods: You will need a mess kit, however our Boy Scout Troops will provide the necessary cooking gear (and food) for your Scouts/Patrols. We know the temperature can be warm even in November, but as the Boy scout Motto says: Be Prepared.  
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What Should We Pack (or not pack) For Camp?

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September 29, 2016
Click here to register for your weekend of choice Deciding what to bring to Camp McNeill can be tough, especially if it is your first time camping with Cub Scouts.  Below you will find a list of suggested things to pack and a helpful list of what to leave behind. What to bring? What should we leave at home? This is a Scouting event so Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Fireworks are prohibited.  You may want to try and pack light as you will need to carry your gear back to your campsite.  We have a limited number of carts available, but a beach buggy ...
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Klahican Summer Fellowship Cheerful Service

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May 10, 2016
The upcoming Summer Fellowship on May 20-22, promises to be the largest Summer Fellowship ever.  Be sure to register over at Klahican.org to secure your camping spot. Here is a list of the Cheerful Service that is planned for the Summer Fellowship: 1. Complete installation of Tent Platforms in all campsites (92 platforms).  This will require a crew of Adult arrowmen working with impact tools. 2. Clean all camping facilities to be ready to accept Scouts and Troops as they arrive to Summer Camp.  This project will take every available arrowmen working together to sweep, mop, powerwash, dust, and tidy every campsite and ...
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