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Over 400 Cub Scouts Attend Silver Comet Day Camps

Posted on Jul 16 2016 - 7:25pm

Our June 2016 Silver Comet Day Camps at Jim Miller Park and Kennesaw United Methodist Church saw over 400 Cub Scouts spend a week of excitement, fun, learning and exercise as they tackled a full program of activities and events.
More than 120 Boy Scout Den Chiefs and 29 Teen Assistants (Girl Scouts and older Sisters) were right there with the Cub Scouts helping with every part of the week’s program and sharing in the fun.

And, of course, guiding the whole show and watching over all of the Youth were more than 160 Adults who so generously gave their time, and focused their thoughts on the safety of the Cub Scouts and the quality and success of every activity and event throughout the week.

A standing Round of applause goes to all of the Adults, and we especially recognize our Camp Directors and Leaders who spent many months preparing this fantastic experience for our Silver Comet Cub Scouts and their Families.
On behalf of the Silver Comet District, “Thank You” Dalia Wyman, James and Kim Kammerdiener, Jennifer Kane, Renee Abernathy, Torie Shores, Tracy Jones and many others for a wonderful week of Cub Scout Day Camp.

Silver Comet District is saddened by the loss of longtime Scouter Stacy Jones.

Posted on Jul 9 2016 - 6:16pm

Troop 1294 and the Silver Comet District and are grieved by the loss of a dedicated volunteer this past Thursday, 7 July. Stacy L. Jones was beloved leader within the Troop and a core member of the District Eagle Board Chair cadre. Stacy was the proud father of two Eagle Scouts, and was also active in his church and the McEachern High School Band Boosters. He was also a dear friend, one whom I’ll miss greatly.

Visitation will be Sunday July 10 from 4-7 pm at West Cobb Funeral Home (2480 Macland Rd., Marietta, GA 30064). A funeral mass will be offered for Stacy on Monday, 11 July, at 10 am, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church (1920 Skyview Dr., Lithia Springs, GA 30122). Interment will be at Sugar Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Suches, GA afterwards.

Our Troop is deeply shaken by the loss of one of its core leaders, and at the request of the family, invites all District Scouts and Scouters to the visitation and/or funeral. As Stacy was involved in Scouting for almost 20 years, the family would appreciate it if all Scouts and Scouters attending the visitation and funeral wear their full Class A uniform. In addition, since Stacy was a member of the Order of the Arrow, Brothers are requested to wear their sashes. As part of the visitation, between 5 and 5:30 pm, the Silepl Ilaonëtu Chapter of the Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge will conduct a Broken Arrow ceremony in honor of our fallen Brother. All Brothers present will be welcome to and encouraged to participate in the ceremony.

Please keep Stacy’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this time of mourning, and in the days and years to come.

Yours in the World Brotherhood of Scouting,

Kevin L. Kamperman, Committee Chair and ASM, Troop 1294
Ceremonies Advisor, Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge

John Lyon will lead the Silver Comet Membership Committee’s outreach to establish New Units in our District.

Posted on Jun 11 2016 - 10:15pm

John’s long tenure in Atlanta Area Scouting and his personal knowledge of so many Scouters at the Council, District and Unit level uniquely qualify him to lead the networking and make the connections that will bring Silver Comet Scouting to more of our area Youth through the formation of New Scouting Units.

John will be the point of contact for all questions, recommendations, suggestions and leads on the formation and establishment of new Scout Units for all of our Program areas.

If you know of any organization that you think might Charter a Cub Pack, Troop, Crew, Team, Ship or Post, contact John Lyon at newunit@silvercometdistrictbsa.org

David Craig is the new Silver Comet Merit Badge Counselor Designee

Posted on Apr 23 2016 - 8:11pm

Our thanks to David Muller for serving as our Merit Badge Counselor Designee since the beginning of 2015. With only very slight arm twisting David has agreed to transfer his proven planning and organizational skills to the guidance and support of various Silver Comet Program events.

David Craig has accepted the MBC Designee position, and all Merit Badge Counselor Application paperwork for Silver Comet District should be submitted to him.

David will be available at our District Roundtables to accept MBC paperwork, and will dedicate time to reviewing and ensuring all submissions are complete and correct. This will significantly reduce the time involved in identifying and resolving corrections and omissions.
We expect this will reduce the number of incomplete applications and improve the application experience for all of our Merit Badge Counselors and applicants.

2015 Silver Comet District Award of Merit Recipients

Posted on Mar 12 2016 - 6:35pm

At the Annual Silver Comet District Awards Banquet on Thursday March 10th, 4 of our most dedicated and deserving Scouters received the District Award of Merit.

Steve Helbling, Elden Morris, Dan Owenby and Dave Peterson
were recognized for their many years of service to the Scouts and Scouters in their Units and our District, and for the time, experience, and expertise they so generously devote to Silver Comet Scouting.

Congratulations Gentlemen, and Thank You from all of us for your outstanding contributions to Scouting and to our Youth.

2015 Silver Comet District Conductor Awards

Posted on Mar 12 2016 - 6:31pm

2015 Silver Comet District Conductor Awards

Each year at our Annual Awards Banquet the Silver Comet District recognizes those individuals nominated by their Unit as having gone “Above and Beyond” to provide the best Scouting experience to the Youth in their Pack, Troop, Crew, or Team.

They have been presented with the unique Silver Comet District Conductor’s Award Pin so please thank them for their dedication to Scouting when you see the Pin.

On behalf of the Silver Comet District Committee, our Commissioner Corps, your fellow Scouters, and especially our Scouts,

Congratulations and Thank You

Those Special individuals selected by their Units for 2015 are listed at “read more”.

Silver Comet District