Lake James District

The Lake James District serves over 1,000 youth across McDowell and Burke Counties through the 4 programs of the Boy Scouts of America; Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, and Exploring; with a growing number every year! By working through a group of more than 250 volunteers, on both the local unit and district level, up to the council board. 

We would encourage anyone interested in learning more about the Scouting Programs in Burke or McDowell to stop by a leader roundtable to get more information! 

Leader Roundtables - Open to all interested leaders and parents

(Burke County) Roundtable meetings are the 1st Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at Matthews United Methodist (201 Shady Rest Rd, Morganton, NC). (Except for the August Program Kickoff - held on the 3rd Tuesday and the December District Christmas Party - held on the 2nd Tuesday due to the Downtown Morganton Christmas Parade.)

(McDowell County) Rountable meetings are the 1st Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at Marion First United Methodist Church (176 Robert St, Marion, NC). (Except for the August Program Kickoff - held on the 3rd Thursday.)

District Committee Meetings - Open to all Members at Large and Chartered Organization Representatives.
District Committee Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of every month at BlueRidge HealthCare - Morganton Campus, typically in the Lake James Auditorium. 

District Web Page


Position Name Telephone
Lake James District Executive Erich Carpenter (704) 472-7495 Email
Foothills District Commissioner Paula Castleman (828) 850-0766 Email
Lake James District Chairman Ron Patton Email