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It's Popcorn Time! 

   That's right, it's popcorn time here in Old Hickory Council! All families should have received a mailing with all the information but if not, just click here to go to the popcorn page for everything you need to know.

   Online sales are a great way to make sales to out-of-state relatives and friends. Online sales system products may be different than what is offered locally in our council, and pricing will be higher due to shipping costs, but we've never met a grandma yet who doesn't want to support her grandson - even if the pricing is a bit higher! And by the way, you don't have to deliver the product or collect the money!

Important Information on Adult Leadership Policy Change

On Monday, July 27, the National Executive Board ratified a resolution that removes the national restriction on openly gay adult leaders and employees. Of those present and voting, 79 percent voted in favor of the resolution. The resolution was recommended for ratification by the Executive Committee earlier this month. The resolution is effective immediately.

Chartered organizations will continue to select their adult leaders and religious chartered organizations may continue to use religious beliefs as criteria for selecting adult leaders, including matters of sexuality. This change allows Scouting’s members and parents to select local units, chartered to organizations with similar beliefs, that best meet the needs of their families. This change also respects the right of religious chartered organizations to choose adult volunteer leaders whose beliefs are consistent with their own.

Moving forward, we will continue to focus on reaching and serving youth, helping them grow into good, strong citizens. By focusing on the goals that unite us, we are able to accomplish incredible things for young people and the communities we serve.

More information can be found at the following link:


Old Hickory Council, BSA

Old Hickory Council has served Northwestern North Carolina's young people and families with a program of fun, excitement and outdoor adventure for over 100 years. We achieve character development, citizenship training and physical and mental fitness through a program of challenge, personal achievement, leadership training and association with positive adult role models - all while having lots of fun! Click here to find out where a Scouting unit is located in your area.

Steve Daniel and Council President David Park

Steve Daniel To Retire September 30

Steve Daniel, Development Director for the Old Hickory Council, Boy Scouts of America, will retire after nearly 31 years of service to youth and families as a commissioned professional in the BSA. 

After a tour of duty with the United States Air Force, and college at the University of South Carolina, Steve started his career in Scouting in 1983 as a District Executive with the Indian Waters Council, headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina.  His left this position after two years for work in the insurance industry, but after a couple years returned to Scouting in Columbia as a Senior District Executive.

In 1992, the South Carolina bank where Steve’s wife, Kathy, worked was acquired by Wachovia Bank, and she was offered a position in Winston-Salem.  Fortunately, a position was available in the Old Hickory Council and Steve became the District Executive serving Hanging Rock Alleghany Districts.  After two successful years, Steve was promoted to Senior District Executive in the Piedmont District, where he served until being promoted to Finance Director.  Steve has continued to serve in this role, with a change to his current title of Development Director.  

Steve Daniel has been instrumental in the Old Hickory Council’s financial stability over the past 20 years or so.  He has been largely responsible for the success of the council ‘s annual Scout Popcorn Sale.  While he has served as staff adviser for this major fundraising program - which benefits local units as well as the council’s operations – the council has been recognized for many years as having the highest per Scout average among all BSA Southern Region Scout councils.  Steve has also overseen the growth and success of the annual Distinguished Citizen Dinner, a major funding source for Scouting and an event that brings together and recognizes key leaders in our area’s business community. 

In addition to working with the Scout Popcorn Sale and Distinguished Citizen Dinner, Steve has had responsibility for a number of other key activities, including: funding applications and relationships with the United Way of Forsyth County; marketing and communications though the council website and The Raven Newsletter; and organizing and managing the annual Friends of Scouting campaign.

The youth and families involved in Scouting in central South Carolina and those in northwest North Carolina have benefitted greatly from the work of Steve Daniel over the last 31 years.  On behalf of these and the many volunteers and staff members he has worked with, “Thank You Steve!” and best wishes for a long, happy, and fulfilling retirement!           

For the most up-to-date information and council activities,

and to view the September issue of the online newsletter, The Raven,

click on the Raven logo above.

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The Old Hickory Council is a member agency and receives support from the following United Ways and United Funds:
United Way of Forsyth County
United Fund of Surry
United Fund of Stokes County
Yadkin Valley United Fund
Yadkin County United Fund
High Country United Way
United Way of Wilkes County

Old Hickory Council Statement of Privacy 

Old Hickory Council,BSA
6600 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC  27106
Phone: 336-760-2900 Fax: 336-760-4222
Email: webmaster@oldhickorycouncil.org

Administrative Office Hours of Operation: M-F  9 AM to 5 PM

Winston-Salem Scout Shop Open M-F  10AM to 6 PM  Saturdays 10 AM to 4 PM  Phone: 336-768-7205

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