Leader Resources and Links

Awards Requirements and Forms

Cub Scout Training Awards

Boy Scout Training Awards

District Awards Nominations

  • Trailblazer Award: The Trailblazer Award recognizes the volunteer that has devoted the most time and effort toward the advancement of scouting in the District and/or Council over the past year. A written letter of nomination must be submitted to your District Executive (contact information found here).

  • Fellowship Award:The Fellowship Award recognizes the volunteer that has devoted the most time and effort toward the advancement of scouting in the District and/or Council over the past three to five years. A written letter of nomination must be submitted to your District Executive(contact information found here).

  • District Award of Merit:The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils. This award recognizes the volunteer that has devoted the most time and effort toward the advancement of scouting over the past seven to ten years. This is the highest award that can be presented on the district level.The award is made available annually on the basis of 1 for each 25 traditional units or fraction thereof. The district need not present all the awards to which it is entitled each year. It is not appropriate to nominate a Scouter who has already received this award. A professional Scouter or other council employee may not receive this award based on employment service. However, a professional Scouter or employee who also serves as a volunteer Scouter may be eligible, based on volunteer service.

Membership Applications

Policy on Use of the Annual Health and Medical Record (Valid for 12 calendar months)

In order to provide better care for its members and to assist them in better understanding their own physical capabilities, the Boy Scouts of America recommends that everyone who participates in a Scouting event have an annual medical evaluation by a certified and licensed health-care provider—a physician (MD or DO), nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. Providing your medical information on this four-part form will help ensure you meet the minimum standards for participation in various activities. Note that unit leaders must always protect the privacy of unit participants by protecting their medical information.

Parts A and B are to be completed at least annually by participants in all Scouting events. This health history, parental/guardian informed consent and hold harmless/release agreement, and talent release statement is to be completed by the participant and parents/guardians.

Part C is the physical exam that is required for participants in any event that exceeds 72 consecutive hours, for all high-adventure base participants, or when the nature of the activity is strenuous and demanding. Service projects or work weekends may fit this description. Part C is to be completed and signed by a certified and licensed heath-care provider—physician (MD or DO), nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. It is important to note that the height/weight limits must be strictly adhered to when the event will take the unit more than 30 minutes away from an emergency vehicle, accessible roadway, or when the program requires it, such as backpacking trips, high-adventure activities, and conservation projects in remote areas. See the FAQs for when this does not apply.

Part D is required to be reviewed by all participants of a high-adventure program at one of the national high-adventure bases and shared with the examining health-care provider before completing Part C.

The PADI medical form is also required if scuba diving at the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base.

Scouts and leaders participating in programs of the Tuscarora Council must follow the following guidelines for camp and High Adventure programs. For Cub Scout Resident Camp Parts A & B will be required for all Cub Scouts, Webelos, and Adult participants. For Boy Scout Camp parts A, B, and C are required for all Scouts and adult participants. Scouts and leaders participating in High Adventure programs at a National High Adventure Bases must use Parts A, B, C, and follow guidelines in part D.

Youth Protection Training Policies

Youth Protection Training must have been completed within the last 2 years to recharter an adult. New leaders are required to take Youth Protection Training before they submit their application for registration. See more.

List of Merit Badge Counselors

We’ve completed a list of merit badge counselors within the Tuscarora Council. List includes badges, names and phone numbers. Due to the sensitivity of this information, we cannot make this listing public. You can, however, contact our council office for information regarding a specific Merit Badge and its counselors at (919)734-1714, or at amanda.greeno@scouting.org.

National Eagle Scout Association

A fellowship of men who have attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Includes how-to-manuals on Eagle projects, scholarships and more.

Order of the Arrow

National site for the Order of the Arrow, a camping honor society.

National Council Scouting Sites

The following sites are produced by the National Council and contain general information about Scouting topics.

Popular Forms


This is a registered site that allows users to access more personalized Scouting information such as training, social communities and more. Some tools require a user ID, which can be obtained on the site.


Learn about the benefits of Scouting for you and your child, safety and volunteerism for parents.

Scouting Alumni

Reconnect with Scouting adventures, rekindle relationships, learn about volunteerism and support Scouting.

Scouting Safely

Keep up with the latest guidelines and policies, youth protection items and safety alerts. Also contains information from the Guide to Safe Scouting. This would be a good bookmark or RSS feed for leaders.


An overview on how Scouting meets community needs such as mentoring, life long learning, building character and more.


Learn more about the benefits of volunteerism, training, FAQ and resources.


An overview of all of Scouting’s programs designed for youth. Contains a link to Boy’s Life magazine. Also has information on how to earn ranks and awards, proper uniform wear and opportunities such as scholarships and international camp.