Boy Scouts council holds fundraiser, honors CBCs Jim Goodmon

Occoneechee Council has annual Friends of Scouting Breakfast

Christine T. Nguyen—The North State Journal
John Sloop

RALEIGH — The Occoneechee Council of the Boy Scouts of America held their annual Friends of Scouting Breakfast on March 3 at the Hilton in North Raleigh.The Occoneechee Council — which spans 12 counties in North Carolina — has more than 20,000 youth and adult members. In 2016, 527 members earned the rank of Eagle Scout.The council dedicated more than $3.1 million in community service, and for every dollar donated the council contributed the equivalent of $1.62 to the community.At the breakfast the Boy Scouts gave their highest local honor, the North Carolina “Good Scout” Lifetime Achievement Award, to Capitol Broadcasting Company president and CEO Jim Goodmon.In his nearly 50 years with CBC, Goodmon has grown the broadcasting company exponentially and also been a real estate leader and added professional sports to the company’s portfolio.In the 1990s, CBC bought the Durham Bulls and later pushed for the team’s new stadium, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, which opened in 1995. Under Goodmon’s leadership, CBC further boosted Durham’s profile with the renovation of the American Tobacco District, turning old tobacco warehouses into business space, restaurants and housing.The 12 counties that make up the Occoneechee Council are in central North Carolina and span as far south as Cumberland County to the Virginia border. They are: Chatham, Cumberland, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Lee, Moore, Orange, Vance, Wake and Warren.Note: North State Journal was one of the sponsors of the breakfast