Upcoming Events: (Save the Dates!)
(Click on the title for details - information added upon release)
- Mawat District Pinewood Derby - February 1, 2014 [Northgate Mall]
- Mawat District Cub Scout Day Camp - June 9-13, 2014 [Rock Quarry Park]
- Scouting for Food - October 25 & November 1, 2014 [Mawat/Orange District]
- Merit Badge College - November 8, 2014 [Duke University]
- Mawat District Pinewood Derby - February 7, 2015 [Northgate Mall]
- Mawat Disrtict Spring Camporee May 2 - 4 2014 Camp Durant
New Service Opportunities:
“We must change boys from a ‘what can I get’ to a ‘what can I give’ attitude.” — Sir Robert Baden-Powell
BSA Adopt-a-School - A GREAT new way for Scouting to connect to our local schools! Visit the Adopt-a-School website or click the following links for more information and how to take part in this amazing opportunity for Scouts to give back! Program Flyer | Program Materials (With Q&A)
Messengers of Peace - A world-wide initiative from the World Scout Committee. "Every Scout who runs a service project is a Messenger of Peace. All it takes to be a Messenger is to run a project that helps your community." Visit the website for details.
Mawat District Leader Meetings:
Third Thursday of each month.
Glendale UMC (map). Gathering 7:00pm meeting starts at 7:30pm followed by Boy Scout and Cub Scout breakouts.
District Committee Meeting
Second Monday of each month. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1200 West Cornwallis Rd 27707 (map)
Durham Scouts in the News:
Two articles about Durham's largest Boy Scout troop in the Hearld-Sun newspaper:
Mason Brooks honored for 40 years of dedication to Scouting!
Troop 451 Scout to be Jamboree correspondent for The Herald-Sun
First article here.
August 1st article
August 2nd article
August 3rd article
August 3rd article on keeping it clean
August 4th article on patch trading
Closing ceremony article by Nate Fitzsimons
Bidding Jamboree goodbye
"After 100 years, Boy Scouts say they are still 'essential'" article on Durham's The Herald-Sun.
BSA National News:
Scouting's Journey to Excellence
"Scouting’s Journey to Excellence” is the BSA’s new council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our Units, Districts, and Councils. It is replacing the Centennial Quality Awards Program as a means of encouraging excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.
UNIT SERVICE HOURS
To report Unit Service Hours, cllick the Good Turn for America logo (left)
to be directed to their website.
**Service hours must be recorded on this website to count towards the Journey to Excellence Unit requirements.
Unit Leaders, If you have any questions about the Journey to Excellence requirements please contact your Unit Commissioner or the Mawat District Commissioner, Todd Taft.
Scouting Magazine is now available online.
Did you know? It costs at least $150 per Scout to provide the programs for one year. Friends of Scouting is a program dedicated to the Occoneechee Council that provides funding for local Scouts. To learn more or donate contact the Mawat District Executive, Desmond Miller at
Mawat District Spotlights:
Mawat District's Eagles since 2000: 279!
Web Spotlight - We are proud of our Scouting Units and the great things they are doing!
This spotlight features Troop and Pack 411
Some companies offer discounts/freebies to Scouts. See a list here.
PVSA – Presidential Volunteer Service Award – is available to youth and adults for their volunteer service in Scouting and in other areas.
Join the Mawat District Listserve and stay up to date on all the great things happening within Scouting including;
Information on District, Council and National events, youth and adult training opportunities, event reminders, Scouts in the news, and more!
This list serve is for everyone; Leaders, Parents and Scouts! To sign up, send an email to: mailto:
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