Tuscarora Council

Scouting During COVID-19

As a community, we face this global COVID-19 pandemic together, and each day brings new adjustments to minimize the spread of the virus. 

Although this is a stressful time for everyone, our Scouting families are responsible, supportive and resilient.

We continue to monitor developments regarding COVID-19 both within our Council as well as through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In following the recommendations of the CDC, we are ceasing all scheduled Council activities, currently through Sunday, May 10, 2020. These events are postponed until we can select a later date when it is safe for us to do so.

Our Council Service Center is NOW OPEN! We are able to process orders for advancements, uniforms, and all of your other Scouting needs! You can contact our Scout Shop manager, Belva Wells, at belva.wells@scouting.org or (919)734-1714, or visit us during our normal business hours (Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 5:00pm).

Be sure to checkout our Summer Camps page for up-to-date information regarding our Cub Resident Camps and Scouts BSA Resident Camps.

We are currently working on determining reschedule dates for each event and will notify all of our Scouting Family when we plan to resume operations.

You can sign-up to receive our alerts by registering for our Friday Five Newsletter.

You can read our Council COVID-19 Advisory here.

Now is the perfect time to learn about Scouting at Home!

Our Next Virtual Program

Rain or Shine, Walk or Run! Stay Physically strong in this 5K RUN! 

Our Scouts are encouraged to live by the Scout Oath and Law. One of the points in the Scout Oath reminds us all to keep ourselves “Physically Strong”. 

Join us for our inaugural Virtual 5K run or walk. The ScoutStrong5K supports our local Scouts and promotes healthy, active lifestyles for everyone. Our Scouts are challenging YOU to participate, and show how physically strong YOU are!

From now through May 31, 2020 you are encouraged to participate and challenge each other to complete a 5K. Are you up for the challenge? 

All registered race participants will receive a custom Tuscarora 2020 #ScoutStrong Finisher Medal upon submitting proof of completion and filling out the official 5K Google form! 


  • Complete online registration and payment
  • Run or Walk, Inside or Outside, anytime between now – May 31, 2020.
  • Track your time
  • Submit your results by midnight on May 31,2020 and request your medallion. 
  • A Google form will be emailed to all registrants on May 15, 2020
  • Take photos and tag @TuscaroraCouncil, Boy Scouts of America, #ScoutStrong5K on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter!

About Tuscarora Council

In 1923, the Goldsboro Rotary Club and a group of citizens in Smithfield and Kinston started what would eventually become the Tuscarora Council of the Boy Scouts of America. During that time, the organization served 474 boys through 24 troops in Duplin, Greene, Wayne, Johnston and Lenoir counties.

Our council now serves Duplin, Johnston, Sampson, and Wayne Counties.

The Tuscarora Council proudly serves approximately 7,000 youth and adult volunteers in Duplin, Johnston, Sampson and Wayne Counties of eastern North Carolina. Read about our Council History, check out our upcoming events, or stop by and say hello!

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