Mission & Facts

Mission Statement

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.


Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.


Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.


Old Hickory Council 2019 Fast Facts:

  • 4,400 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers
  • 2,000 Adult Volunteers
  • 154 Scouts earned Eagle Scout rank.
  • 18,293 Service Hours provided
  • 3,200 Acres at Camp Raven Knob
  • 4,250 Scouts from 12 states attended Raven Knob Scout Reservation
  • 99,419 Pounds of food collected in Scouting for Food
  • 8 Counties in NW North Carolina are served by our council.
  • Our Council was formed in 1912.