Tuscarora Council of Boy Scouts of America relocates due to flooding

Boy Scout Adam Grady, lett, and Scout Executive Jason Smith at the Tuscarora Council’s new Roseboro Scout Shop.

By Steve Reed

sreed@kenlynews.com

The Tuscarora Council of the Boy Scouts of America survived Hurricane Matthew but had to relocate because the headquarters in Goldsboro was flooded. It has been blessed with new headquarters in the Rosewood community.

Tuscarora Council is comprised of Johnston, Wayne, Duplin and Sampson counties.

The council’s headquarters was located at 316 E. Waddell St. near the Wayne County Courthouse since 1983.

“Hurricane Matthew flooded our entire building,” said Melanie Hopkins, who works in accounting. “We had from 12 to 18 inches of standing water and lost pretty much everything.”

Wayne Realty and Insurance housed the council for nine months. Then the council purchased the former Johnston Ambulance Service training center, located at 172 NC 581 South, near the U.S. 70 intersection, behind the Sheetz convenience store in Rosewood.

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