Foothills District

Foothills District- The Foothills District in not only the gateway to the mountains but also the gateway to Scouting.  The Foothills District serves the youth and young adults of Alexander and Caldwell Counties! For more information about joining or helping as a volunteer in the Scouting Program please contact your local professional Chris Scruggs.

Rountables are the first Wednesday of every month at Philadelphia Lutheran Church in Granite Falls at 7:30 p.m.  District Committee Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.

February / March District News


1          All February Unit Recharters Due & Camp Card Distribution- 6:30 pm
1          Roundtable- 7:30 pm
9          Foothills District Leader Banquet- 6:30 pm
2        Winterplace Ski Event
5        Scoutmaster Dinner- CBS
18        Merit Badge University
20        Winterplace Ski Event
22        Piedmont Council Banquet
26        Ski Beech Day


1           Ash Wednesday- Roundtable moved to Thursday, March 2
2           District Committee mtg. 6:30 pm
2           Foothills Roundtable leaders meeting 7:30 pm
4           CBS-Camp Day of service
4           Baloo Training- Smith Lodge at camp
7-8        Model United Nations Conference
10-12    Woodbadge Weekend
17-18    Exploring Emergency Preparedness Event @ Camp Bud Schiele
26        Venturing Officers Association meeting- VOA
24-26    OA Spring fellowship- Camp Bud Schiele
24-26    Webelos Woods- Cub Camp
31-April 2 Woodbadge Weekend


A big thanks to all of the Foothills Training Team Members that helped out with the POW Wow!!  Guess what??  The Foothills ended 2016 as the top trained leader percentage at 77%! Great Job!  I would like to personally Thank AMY GREEN for all her help!!   Please help to really promote and stay on top of those non-trained leaders to attend and stress the importance of learning how the program works and how to administer a quality program. Please log onto to take the most up-to date trainings.

2017 Friends of Scouting Campaign

The Foothills District is off and running striving to reach our goal of $80,000.  This year’s campaign is being chaired by Adam Sterken from Lenoir.   Please help support Adam and the Foothills Friends of Scouting 2017 Campaign!!  If your unit has not set a date for a Family Friends of Scouting presentation, please do so as soon as possible!

Family Friends of Scouting Presentations

We need each unit help in raising the dollars needed to keep scouting affordable to every youth that has the interest to join. 

For this year’s campaign to be successful we need the participation and support from every unit in scheduling and conducting a family presentation! Your family contribution allows us to, keep Summer Camp cost down (actual cost to the Piedmont Council is approximately $555 per Scout), provide FREE ADVANCEMENTS and MERIT BADGES. Throughout the Piedmont Council, and much more! In another tough economic year, we must all do everything we can to not allow the TRUE cost of Scouting to fall completely on the shoulders of us youth and their families. Please know that you make a huge difference in whatever capacity you can donate, and if you have any ideas on how or who we can approach to make sure the Foothills District has the success needed in 2017 please let Chris Scruggs know and we will individually approach them in a different capacity.

Camp Card Distribution

The Foothills camp card will be distributed on the February 1, from 6:00 p.m. -7:30 pm!  That is the same day as our roundtable we are just distributing the cards beforehand!!  Please have your camp card chairmen or a representative from your unit plan to come by Philadelphia Lutheran church and pick up your cards and leaders guide.

Webelos Woods- March 24-26

Please put in your calendar and promote this great event.  This camping experience is a great way to let your Webelos see what the Boy Scout Program is about and also visit the camp.  There will be a great crossover ceremony for the second year Webelos conducted by the Piedmont Council Order of the Arrow.  Your boys will gain valuable knowledge and skills from older scouts as well as just have some good old fun in the outdoors.  For more information, contact Chris Scruggs or you can log onto the council website to register!

DE Notes:

I would like to thank each volunteer for their hard work and dedication to youth in our area!!  Remember, what we do is for the YOUTH!

Chris Scruggs

Chris Scruggs

Sr. District Executive

(828) 851-1302