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New BSA Youth Protection Training (YPT2) Introduced March 2018.

Posted on Mar 24 2018 - 7:02pm

Safe Scouting practices and youth protection are at the heart of the Boy Scouts of America and the Atlanta Area Council’s mission.
In order to continue providing a safe and secure environment for today’s youth, the Boy Scouts of America have developed a new version of the Youth Protection Training program to be taken by all BSA volunteers and staff.
The new training, which is fully supported and endorsed by the Atlanta Area Council, launched to the public this month and covers all BSA Program areas (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Exploring).

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

For a guide to taking the new Training on my.scouting.org click here.

For the Atlanta Area Council's full announcement, including "five things you need to know about the launch of the new Youth Protection Training" click here.

2017 Silver Comet District Award of Merit Recipients

Posted on Mar 16 2018 - 5:26pm

At our 4th Annual Silver Comet District Awards Banquet on Thursday March 8th, three of our most engaged and deserving Scouters were honored with the District Award of Merit.

Mike Calvert, our long serving and popular Activities and Civic Service Chair, Samantha Schuster, our truly dedicated and super motivated Training Chair, and David Stockwell, one of our longest serving, consistent, and enthusiastic District Eagle Board Chairs were recognized for their many years of outstanding service to the Scouts and Scouters in their Units, in our District, and in our Council.
The time, experience, and expertise these three individuals have so generously devoted to Scouting over the years have brought many memorable experiences and the true Spirit of Scouting to the Scouts, and to their fellow Scouters throughout our District.

Congratulations to Mike, Samantha, and David, and Thank You from all of us for your outstanding contributions to Scouting, and to our Silver Comet Scouts.

2017 Silver Comet District Conductor Awards

Posted on Mar 9 2018 - 7:30pm

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.

These individuals are presented with the unique Silver Comet District Conductor’s Award Pin and a certificate of appreciation from all of us in the Silver Comet District. Whenever you see one of our “Conductors” please thank them for their dedication to Scouting and to the Youth we serve.

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

Congratulations and Thank You to all of our “Conductors”

Those Special individuals selected by their Units for 2017 are listed at “read more”.

Silver Comet Spring Camporee - "Safety First" - April 27-29

Posted on Mar 1 2018 - 11:22pm

Silver Comet Troop Leaders and PLCs, start planning now to get your Scouts and Leaders to our Silver Comet Spring Camporee. This year's theme is SAFETY; yours, your Scouts', and the safety of the Community. Scouts will participate in activities based upon safety requirements from various merit badges and ranks, and items from the Guide to Safe Scouting and Youth Protection Guidelines.

The Camporee location is right here in Cobb County, and if you can arrive Friday by 7:30 PM you’ll get to set up in daylight!

Event details, the registration link, and the Leader Guide are available on our 2018 Spring Camporee webpage.

For questions, and to volunteer to help with the Camporee, contact our Spring Camporee Chair David Muller at: scdspringcmpree@silvercometdistrictbsa.org

Silver Comet District Welcomes New District Executive Hubert Snow

Posted on Mar 1 2018 - 11:21pm

The Atlanta Area Council is pleased to announce that Hubert Snow has been promoted to the position of District Executive serving the Silver Comet District effective March 1, 2018. Hubert will be responsible for providing leadership in the areas of service to Silver Comet Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops and Venturing Crews, in addition to providing support for youth recruiting efforts and fundraising including Friends of Scouting, The Trail’s End Popcorn Sale and the Camp Card sale under the direction of Field Director, Lew Sisson.

Hubert joined the Atlanta Area Council in June 2017 as District Executive serving the Exploring Program working in partnership with businesses, organizations and government agencies to provide youth with opportunities for real-world, hands-on career experiences.

Hubert is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in History. An Eagle Scout, Hubert served as Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 312 in Cahaba Heights, Alabama.

The Silver Comet District welcomes Hubert, and we look forward to working with him as he joins our tireless Drew Doherty to bring great Scouting to the Youth and families of our District.

Cobb County Explorer Serving as National Representative

Posted on Feb 24 2018 - 9:22pm

Leah,an Explorer in Post #5, chartered by the Cobb County Police Department, was elected as the Law Enforcement Exploring Vice National Youth Representative at the National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference in July of 2016.
Leah is the first from Georgia to be elected to this position. Her term will end this July at the national conference in Purdue, Indiana.
For more on this story, and Exploring in the Atlanta Area Council, go to the Council story at this link: http://blog.atlantabsa.org/cobb-county-explorer-serves-national-representative/

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