Fall STEM Nova Training

posted Aug 14, 2017, 4:46 PM by Tanner Lovelace

If you would like to learn more about the BSA STEM Nova Awards or get trained as a Nova Counselor or Supernova Mentor, there will be STEM training on the afternoon of Saturday, September 9 Aldersgate United Methodist Church (1320 Umstead Road, Durham, NC 27712).  Signup can be done at and the class brochure is located at  For more information you can email the District STEM/Nova Chair Tanner Lovelace at

Community Service Opportunities Website -

posted May 9, 2017, 9:09 AM by Anthony Campione is a website where the volunteer needs of organizations may be posted and volunteers may search for places to serve in the community.

JustServe provides opportunities to relieve suffering, care for the poor and needy, and enhance the quality of life in the community. 

JustServe is not for proselytizing or publicity—it is simply a service to help link community volunteer needs with volunteers.

Neither The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints nor its website discriminates based on race, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation to screen projects for posting or volunteers who may sign up to serve.

JustServe Community Service Guidelines:

  1. The best service opportunities are collaborative—working side by side with others in faith-based, nonprofit, community, and government organizations.

  2. Community service opportunities should enhance the quality of life in the community and assist the poor and needy.

  3. JustServe projects should not have a political or advocacy focus, be for-profit oriented, or directly involve volunteers in fund-raising or other prohibited activities.

Please visit the website to explore opportunities and also for a complete list of prohibited activities.

Mawat and Shakori Districts Joint Camporee, April 28-30, 2017

posted Mar 16, 2017, 11:37 AM by Matt Nash   [ updated Mar 16, 2017, 11:38 AM ]

Camp Campbell, Virginia.  

Hosted by Eluwak and Saponi Chapters Of the Order of the Arrow. 

Leaders guide is now available for download on the Mawat District Website, under the "Camping" Tab (  ).  

TO REGISTER: Go to the Occoneechee calendar and navigate to the date, matey!

STEM Training March 25

posted Mar 8, 2017, 9:10 AM by Tanner Lovelace   [ updated Mar 8, 2017, 9:10 AM ]

If you would like to learn more about the BSA STEM Nova Awards or get trained as a Nova Counselor or Supernova Mentor, there will be STEM training on the morning of Saturday, March 25 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Signup can be done at

For more information you can email the District STEM/Nova Chair Tanner Lovelace at

CANCELLED!!! Scout Cooking Contest - 11/March/2017 10am-2pm

posted Feb 22, 2017, 1:18 PM by Tanner Lovelace   [ updated Mar 7, 2017, 11:31 AM by Matt Nash ]

Unfortunately, due to the low number of pre-registrants, this event has been cancelled.

We hope to hold this event at another time in the future.

Entering Unit Service Hours - Scouting's Journey to Excellence

posted Oct 21, 2016, 10:27 AM by Anthony Campione

"Scouting's Journey to Excellence" is the BSA's council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.

Reporting service hours is an important part of each Unit's Journey to Excellence!

The attached PowerPoint provides information on where to go for JTE information and how to enter service hours.

Please email Tony Campione should you have questions.  


Fright Fest, 10/29 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm

posted Oct 21, 2016, 9:13 AM by Jimmy Smedley

New Location for Mawat Mega Meeting - LDS Church at 3902 Berini Dr, Durham, NC 27705

posted Oct 21, 2016, 6:01 AM by Jimmy Smedley

The Mawat Mega Meeting (M3) is moving to a new location!  Beginning on Thursday, November 17, 2016, we will hold our monthly M3 meetings at the LDS Church at 3902 Berini Dr., Durham, NC, 27705.  The location is spacious, has plenty of smaller rooms to accommodate smaller breakout meetings, and the location is just minutes off of I-85.  We'll see you there, on November 17!

Merit Badge College at Duke - REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

posted Oct 13, 2016, 2:33 PM by Jimmy Smedley

Registration is now OPEN for the 2016 Duke Merit Badge College being held on Saturday, November 12th.

There will be 15 Merit Badges offered with the event running from 8am-5pm (more information to come in a follow up e-mail for those who register).

Please note than an adult volunteer is needed for 2 deep leadership to teach each Merit Badge, so please sign up for that as well.

This event is completely FREE and is run by volunteers here in the Mawat District.

Please see the link below for more information and to sign up: 

Council Camporee POSTPONED until Nov 18-20 due to threat of Hurricane Matthew

posted Oct 5, 2016, 7:19 AM by Jimmy Smedley

From Scout Executive John Akerman:

Due to concerns of the path, wind and rainfall of Hurricane Matthew, the leadership of the Council has postponed our Council Camporee to the weekend of November 18 – 20.  The Council will be spreading this announcement to all Troops registered for the event as well as through our constant contact list and social media sites.  We do plan to reopen the registration portal if additional Troops would like to register to this rescheduled date.


We apologize for the inconvenience of this date change, but the safety of our Scouts and volunteers must come first in any activity and event decision for Scouting.


We look forward to seeing you on November 18 – 20.


John Akerman  |  Scout Executive

Occoneechee Council #421

3231 Atlantic Avenue 
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604
|  F 919-878-5563

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