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 2021 Fast Facts:

  • 4,400 Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturers, and Explorers
  • 2,000 Adult Volunteers
  • 709 Cub Scout Rank advancements earned
  • 7432 Merit Badges earned
  • 756 Scouts BSA rank advancements earned
  • 115 Scouts earned Eagle Scout.
  • 25,000 Service Hours provided
  • 3,200 Acres at Camp Raven Knob
  • 4,860 Scouts and Leaders from 12 states attended Raven Knob Scout Reservation
  • 51,082 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.