Welcome to the Official Web site of Cherokee Scout Reservation, Old North State Council. Our Camp is situated on over 1,700 acres in a beautiful hardwood forest in Caswell County, North Carolina near Yanceyville. We offer 6 weeks of Boy Scout Camp.

Be a member of the Best Camp Staff on earth! Get your 2014 Staff Application here...

2014 CSR Leaders Guide        Forms    Health Form    Merit Badge Schedule      Unit Leader Medication Responsibility Form

dates  2014 Fees: 
$250 In Council Scouts - $260 Out of Council Scouts
Provisional Scouts - additional $10

To reserve a camp site contact Gail Simpson at gsimpson@bsamail.org.
A deposit of $50 per site is required to hold a reservation.
Click here to see what 2014 sites are available...

New Payment Policy Effective January 1...

Old North State Council Aquatics2014 Pre-Camp Swim Checks:

These pre-camp swim check sessions are still available, but they may fill up fast. Please call the ONSC office to sign up for times for your Unit. We can only accept limited numbers of boys; depending on how many lanes we have available at each location. Try to be as accurate as possible with your numbers.
You may pay at the door or in advance at the Scout Office - $1.00 per boy or leader being tested.
(We are still trying to add a date for Greensboro in May, and will announce this later.)

Sunday, April 27               2 – 5 PM                           Bryan YMCA in Greensboro   NEW DATE!
Saturday, May 3               10 AM – 2 PM                    Eden YMCA
Saturday, May 10             11 AM – 3 PM                    Reidsville YMCA
Tuesday, May 27        This session is full!                 High Point Swim Club                 (Not the High Point YMCA)

Wednesday, May 28   5:30 – 8:00 PM                        High Point Swim Club

New this year:  Keep in mind that you may now get your pre-camp swim checks done on your own with a certified lifeguard who is at least 18 years old. He or she must read and agree in writing to follow our guidelines, use our swim classification form (forms available at the ONSC website) and must submit a copy of their current certification. A “qualified supervisor” who is at least 21 years old must be present at the swim session. We still encourage leaders to take the Swim and Water Rescue one-day training course (offered each March, and at Cherokee to leaders) to qualify leaders to do their own swim check sessions!

For more information or questions, please contact Randy Mintz, Aquatics Committee Chair at rmintz@greensboroday.org.

Swim Check Guide Lines & Swim Test Administer Agreement Form...                      2014 Pre-camp Swim Check Changes...

Merit Badge Class Registration:

Merit Badge Schedule

Instructions for Creating an account, Getting Started and Running Reports... 

Video Instructions: 

Online system for registering for Merit Badge Classes...

Provisional Campers: email your class selections to gsimpson@bsamail.org (include the week you are attending camp and your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice of merit badge classes)

New Programs for 2014:

CSR Trail Crew:  A program geared towards older Scouts, the CSR Trail Crew offers a week-long excursion at our outpost camp in which Scouts will learn the proper skills required for building/maintaining trails while adhering to Leave No Trace principles.

Merit Badges
Plumbing and Home Repairs merit badges have been added to our new Trade Skills Department.
Game Design merit badge is being introduced for the first time at CSR in our STEM Department.
Bird Study merit badge has been added to our program under the STEM Department.
Fingerprinting merit badge is now being offered by our Handicraft Department during Twilight.
Canoeing and Kayaking merit badges have been combined into one session to better suit the needs of our campers.
Bugling merit badge is being offered by the Communication Department during Twilight.
Safety and Fire Safety merit badges are now offered by the Health Lodge Department.

Several training opportunities for adults are being offered again this year.