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OA Trailblazer Registration closes Monday, September 24th for Cub Packs and Arrowmen

Posted on Sep 22 2018 - 5:55pm

Trailblazer Adventure Camp is a day full of fun for Cub Scouts and their families in October at Bert Adams Scout Camp. The members of the Order of the Arrow invite Cub Scouts to attend an exciting and fun filled weekend including BBs, archery, monkey bridges, and more.

New BSA Youth Protection Training (YPT2) must be completed by October 1, 2018

Posted on Sep 20 2018 - 9:23pm

In order to continue providing a safe and secure environment for today’s youth, the Boy Scouts of America has developed a new version of the Youth Protection Training program to be taken by all BSA volunteers and staff.
The new online training (YPT2) was launched to the public on February 1, 2018 and covers all BSA Program areas (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Exploring).

All registered Scout Leaders Must take the new Youth Protection Training by October 1, 2018 in order to remain registered with BSA. If you have taken YPT online on or after February 1, 2018 you have taken the new YPT2. If you have not taken the new course since February 1st,(either online or live training) your YPT expiration date has been moved up to September 30, 2018.

All registered leaders must complete the new YPT2 training by October 1, 2018.

The online training format for YPT2 at my.scouting.org has changed for 2018. For a guide to taking the new Training on my.scouting.org click here. Your YPT completion certificate will be emailed to you upon completion of all 4 modules of the course.

Silver Comet 2018 Scouting for Food – “STUFF THE TURKEY”

Posted on Sep 14 2018 - 8:36pm

The Silver Comet District annual Scouting for Food program is in conjunction with the annual The Center for Family Resources’ Thanks-for-Giving project. Stuffing is our focal food item.
The collection begins Saturday, November 3. There will be a collection point at Jim Miller Park during the Turkey Shoot. The final collection will be at the November Roundtable Meeting on November 8.

Any non- perishable food items are welcome, but “Stuffing” is our focal food item.

The Pack AND the Troop which raise the most boxes or packages of “Stuffing” will be recognized at our annual banquet with an appropriate prize. It is not too late to plan your individual unit’s “Stuffing” food drive. Good luck and help feed Cobb County families this Thanksgiving.

Silver Comet Recharter Days Dec 1st and Dec 8th

Posted on Sep 8 2018 - 7:07pm

Silver Comet District Units are now on a calendar year Unit Charter, and the current charter year expires at the end of December 2018.
In order to complete the recharter process on time and without undue stress and frustration please note the following points.
SILVER COMET RECHARTER DAYS: There will be two Recharter days in our District this year, so please be sure to schedule your Unit’s recharter at the location/date most convenient for you.

Saturday, Dec 1, 9 am to 1 pm at the AAC Volunteer Service Center, 1800 Circle 75 Pkwy SE, Atlanta GA 30339

Saturday Dec 8, 9 am to 1 pm at the Troop 540 Scout Hut, 3956 Due West Rd., Marietta GA 30064

Sign up for slots will begin at the October Roundtable when your Unit's designated recharter coordinator picks up your Recharter packet. Also, in order to pick up your packet you will need a completed 2018 Unit JTE form.

The time slots are first come, first served so decide early where you want to attend and contact:recharter@silvercometdistrictbsa.org to reserve your slot.

Note: There will be 3 slots every 15 min… If you are rechartering more than one unit please schedule an additional slot.

Thank you for all you do for your Scouts,

The Silver Comet Commissioners.

Nominations for the 2019 Silver Comet District Committee

Posted on Aug 29 2018 - 5:34pm

The District Nominating Committee is responsible for identifying candidates qualified and willing to serve as District Chairman, District Commissioner, and District Vice Chairman.
The Committee also identifies Scouters qualified and willing to serve as District Members-at-Large who will contribute to the many aspects of District Scouting including Finance, Membership, and all of the Program areas and Operating Committees.

It takes dedicated leadership to provide the excellent Scouting programs that are offered to our youth, and Silver Comet has many motivated and capable volunteers that would make ideal candidates to serve the District but we may not know who they are. Please help us by submitting their names for consideration.

Nominations will be accepted through October 18, 2018.
For details on submitting nominations, selection of individuals to fill the District positions, and the election of District Officers and Members go to our Silver Comet Nominating Committee webpage.

Silver Comet Fall Outdoor Leader Training reminder - September 15-16 at Dallas Landing.

Posted on Aug 25 2018 - 11:05pm

Silver Comet Outdoor Leader Training is for all Cub Leaders and Troop Leaders so please pass this on to all of the Adults in your Unit that need to be trained for their position. The Scouts in your units deserve trained Leaders! Online registration is open now.

BALOO for Cub Leaders will be Saturday September 15th 8am to Sunday September 16th 12 pm. Last Day to register is September 7th. BALOO – Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation for Cub Scout leaders is an energetic training event that will provide the necessary knowledge and skills for a Pack and/or Webelos Den to be able to go family camping. This is the new Course that combines BALOO and the former OWLS training, and it will cover everything you need to know to plan and run an overnighter.
This is a 1 ½ day training that includes an overnight and an online pre-requisite to be done before the course.
Completion of BALOO is mandatory for a minimum of one adult on a pack overnighter.
Cost is $25 and includes all meals. Come learn the basics about camping with your cubbies and also some fun outdoor games and hiking ideas!

Registration Links and more information can be found on the Silver Comet District website Training Page.

ITOLS for all Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters is Saturday September 15th 8am to Sunday September 16th, finishing approximately 12 to 1pm. Last Day to Register is September 4th. Cost is $15 and includes Saturday lunch and all course materials. Learn skills your scouts will need for rank advancement like the patrol method, selecting a campsite and setting up, cooking, and cleaning up as a patrol. Come set up an ax yard, orient a map, and have a fun campfire program Saturday night.
Walk-ins cannot be accommodated as food and materials need to be purchased for the weekend.
Registration Links and more information can be found on the Silver Comet District website Training Page.

If you have any questions, please contact the Silver Comet Training Chair. We hope to see many SCD leaders in attendance for the weekend.

Silver Comet District