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Troop 253 is affiliated with the Cardinal District of the Occoneechee Council (Lodge 421) and the Occoneechee Council Order of the Arrow (Lodge 104). For the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding Council programs, events, and training, it's recommended to directly consult the source organization.


Occoneechee Council

Cardinal DistrictCardinal District

The forms you'll frequently require can be accessed at the BSA National Forms Center, and it's advisable to obtain them directly from there.

BSA Activity Consent Form

BSA Annual Health and Medical Record Parts A-B

BSA Pre Participation Physical

BSA Merit Badge Information

Scout and Adult Training

BSA Guide to Advancement

BSA Official Training Portal


BSA Adult Application

BSA Youth Application

BSA Youth Member Transfer

BSA Merit Badge Counselor Application

BSA Merit Badge Counselor Annual Renew Form

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