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.

Old Hickory Council 2017 Fast Facts:

  • 4,525 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers
  • 2,136 Adult Volunteers
  • 143 Scouts earned Eagle Scout rank.
  • 25,000+ Service Hours provided
  • 2,210 Students in Learning for Life character education programs
  • 3,200 Acres at Camp Raven Knob
  • 3,682 Scouts from 12 states attended Raven Knob Scout Reservation last year.
  • 50,000 Pounds of food collected in Scouting for Food
  • 8 Counties in NW North Carolina are served by our council.
  • 1,041 Scouts in our council are members of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting's honor society.