Service is a cornerstone of Scouting, and it is evident throughout Roanoke Rapids and Halifax County. All of our local Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops participate in local service projects.

Leadership is another foundation of the Scouting movement. Whether an older Scout is teaching younger boys or Scouts working together to achieve more, the Boy Scouts help our youth reach their potential by giving them the tools and opportunity to succeed.

Of course, the Boy Scouts go camping. Each year, our older boys go on con campouts monthly, preparing for the highlight of the Boy Scouting year: week-long Summer Camp. Our younger boys get in the action, too. Local campouts at Medoc Mountain and countless other locations prepare our Cub Scouts for a bright future in Scouting.

In response to the changing world, young women can now participate in Boy Scouting in the "non-traditional" youth program, Exploring. This program gives our youth experience in potential career fields, providing an advantage as they plan to enter the workforce after graduating. Currently, Explorer Posts are up and running at Gaston EMS and the Halifax Sheriff's Department, with plans to start fire and health posts in the near future.

Whether it is celebrating the traditions of the past or looking forward to the future, the Boy Scouts of America give our youth the tools to excel in a changing world.

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Phone: (252) 522-1521

Fax: (252) 522-9707

Helpful Hands and Hearts, a project of the Lake Gaston Retirement Village Foundation, Inc., organizes volunteers to help meet the needs of seniors who are living at home and need assistance to physically access their homes, physicians, pharmacies, and more.  Volunteers also make home visits with individuals who are housebound or not able to get out frequently for socialization.

Northampton County Office on Aging helps to meet the dietary needs of its elderly clients. Each participant is 60 or older. Some are homebound, some have a form of disability, and/or they are unable to prepare a well-balanced meal for themselves.  

Many of the people they serve struggle to receive and maintain quality care. Therefore, preference is given to those who are significantly deprived, both socially and economically, and/or low-income minorities. We continue to serve citizens in eleven towns: Conway, Galatia, Garysbury, Gaston, Henrico, Jackson, Milwaukee, Rich Square, Seabord, Severn, and Woodland.  



The American Red Cross Frederick E. Turnage Chapter serves Halifax, Northampton, Nash, Edgecombe, and Wilson Counties. Our main office is located at 301 N. Church St., Rocky Mount, NC 27804. 

You may feel it is your responsibility, but you do not have to do it alone; you do not have to be a Superhero or a Superwoman. Roanoke Valley Adult Day Center has been privileged to serve older adults, people with disabilities, and their families for the past 27+ years.