The Occoneechee Council

The Occoneechee Council serves more than 13,000 youth through 6,000 caring adult volunteers within the twelve county Council territory in North Central North Carolina.  The Scoutreach Golf Classic has become one of the largest golf outings in the Triangle area.  Over the past 18 years, this tournament has raised more than one million dollars to support the Council’s Scoutreach programs.  These programs have helped thousands of Scouts from low income, rural and urban areas by providing uniforms, handbooks, summer camp scholarships, registration and other assistance so that no youth is denied the opportunity to experience our scouting program.

The Thomas Crowder Memorial Golf Tournament (formerly, the Occoneechee Scoutreach Golf Classic) is scheduled to be held on Monday, June 26, 2017 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, North Carolina. The classic provides a fun day of golf for civic, corporate and community leaders.  More importantly, it is a funding source for building a lifetime of values for the more than 16,000 registered youth in our local scouting programs. 

Funds raised as a result of the tournament will enable the Occoneechee Council to continue to provide outstanding program for our registered youth members.  By joining in the Scoutreach Golf Classic, you help support the Boy Scout’s mission to build outstanding character in today’s youth.

The Thomas Crowder Memorial Golf Tournament

Thomas Crowder was an organizing member of the Occoneechee Council’s first Scoutreach Golf Tournament and supported the event through the years.  He was determined to find a way to raise the desperately needed funds to help at-risk youth join and participate in Scouting.  

 He was proud to be an Eagle Scout. 

Mr. Crowder was elected to the Raleigh City Council in 2003, and served until his passing in the fall of 2014.   An architect by trade, and owner of ARCHITEKTUR in Raleigh, Crowder’s interest in city politics was partially rooted in his love of art and design.  

We are honored to remember his legacy with this event.




Event Flyer

Please help us promote this great event by printing and posting copies of the event flyer at locations where Scouts gather.