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2019 Popcorn Sale is here!

Posted on Jun 23 2019 - 12:13am

The Atlanta Area Council is gearing up for the 2019 Popcorn selling season. For more information about the sale and how to register your unit, check out our Popcorn page at https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1819.

Cub Scout Fall Recruiting Training at June Roundtable

Posted on Jun 8 2019 - 10:59pm

Pack leaders, June Roundtable will feature a special breakout dedicated to Fall Recruiting! Please make sure that your recruiting coordinator attends this important training. If your pack doesn't have a volunteer that specifically coordinates your school sign up process, it would still be appropriate to send someone to this breakout to collect information for your pack on how to run a successful fall recruiting season. If possible, have your Pack representative bring a Pack calendar for the 2019/20 school year, information about your Pack meeting place (night, address, Chartered Organization name, and time that your pack meets), and information about your annual Pack dues. Our District Executives, Hubert Snow and JoAnna Zackery, will use this information to create your recruiting materials. If you can get this information to the DEs by June Roundtable or by July 8th at the latest, you will be able to pick up your recruiting materials at the July Roundtable Picnic.

This fall recruiting training will help your Pack be prepared for a busy back-to-school Cub Scout season, so please make every effort to have a Pack representative attend!

Samantha Schuster Retiring as District Training Chair

Posted on Jun 8 2019 - 10:38pm

Samantha Schuster is stepping down as our District Training Chair after several years of leading a dedicated training committee. As many of you know, Samantha wears several important hats in both our district and at the council level. At the council level, Samantha is a dedicated staff member of NYLT, the University of Scouting, and the College of Commissioner Science. In addition to her responsibilities as Training Chair, Samantha also found time to be a Silver Comet Unit Commissioner. In February of this year, Samantha stepped into a new scouting role when she became Scoutmaster to a new girl troop at Kennesaw United Methodist Church.

Under Samantha's leadership, our district earned the distinction of having the highest percentage of trained leaders in the council! Lucky for us, Samantha will continue to be a valuable contributing member of the Silver Comet Training team, albeit in a smaller role. Thank you Samantha for your hard work and dedication to scouts and scouters in Silver Comet and the Atlanta Area Council!

BSA Has Released Internet Advancement 2.0

Posted on Jun 1 2019 - 9:16pm

Internet Advancement 2.0 (formerly known as "Scoutbook Lite") has been released by BSA and can be utilized by Units effective immediately. Access to Internet Advancement 2.0 is available to Unit Key 3, Key 3 Delegates and designated Unit Advancement Chairs using their existing log on credentials through:
1) Scoutbook for those Units already using that software.
2) My.Scouting.org

The old Internet Advancement program will be available until June 10, 2019 after which that log on page will re-direct to Internet Advancement 2.0.

Additional information and details are in the BSA blog post at this link:https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2019/05/29/internet-advancement-upgrades/
and on the Scoutbook support web page at https://help.scoutbook.com/article-categories/advancement-quick-entry-internet-advancement-update/

Please contact BSA Member Care at 972-580-2489 if you have any questions.

Silver Comet District Welcomes New DE, JoAnna Zackery

Posted on Jun 1 2019 - 9:13pm

The Atlanta Area Council is pleased to announce that JoAnna Zackery will be joining the Atlanta Area Council staff, effective June 3, 2019, as District Executive serving the Silver Comet District. JoAnna will be responsible for providing leadership in the areas of service to Silver Comet Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops and Venturing Crews. Her responsibilities include support for our youth recruiting efforts and fundraising including Friends of Scouting, the Trail’s End Popcorn Sale and the Camp Card sale under the direction of Jon Ingram, Service Area 3 Field Director.

JoAnna graduated from Goodwin College in East Hartford, Connecticut with a degree in Organizational Studies/Human Services. She was the Director of Membership and Recruitment/Training Services at the Girl Scouts of Connecticut for three years. She also worked at the Connecticut Rivers Council Boy Scouts of America as an Executive Learning for Life/Exploring Program Coordinator for six years. JoAnna is a native of Hartford, Connecticut. She moved to the Atlanta area in 2014 where her three sisters reside, including her twin. JoAnna has a son who is currently attending Georgia State University. In her free time, she enjoys music, archery, and reading.

The Silver Comet District welcomes JoAnna, and we look forward to working with her and our dedicated Hubert Snow to bring great Scouting to the youth and families of our District!

Lindsay McVicar Leaving Silver Comet to Pursue New Opportunities

Posted on May 17 2019 - 3:52pm

Congratulations to our District Executive, Lindsay McVicar, who is leaving her role as a professional Scouter to pursue an opportunity with a financial marketing firm in Kennesaw. She has chosen to make the change with the goal of beginning graduate school part time next year. Although Lindsay has only been with the Atlanta Area Council for 10 months, she has made a lasting impact on the current and future success of Scouting in the Silver Comet District. The district is grateful for her unwavering dedication, guidance, and service and we wish her the best in her future endeavors.

Lindsay sends this note to all:

I hope you’re all doing well. I am writing to let you all know that this week will be my last full week as a professional Scouter with the AAC. I have accepted a new position so that I can work on my Master’s degree part time next year.

I want to let you all know what an honor it has been to work with each of you to serve our community. I will always treasure working with the Scouters of Silver Comet, and the opportunity to be a part of that family. This was an incredibly hard decision to make, and I want to express my deepest apologies for leaving on short notice. Unfortunately the role I am taking needs filling right away. I am working very hard to pass to Hubert what I can, and wrap up any projects I am working on right now. If you have any tasks you’d like my help completing this week, please let me know. My last day is technically May 24th, but due to some oddly timed vacation, that will be my only day in the office next week.

If any of you ever would like my help as a volunteer, please let me know as it would be an absolute privilege to continue to work with all of you. I appreciate all of the support, guidance, and opportunities you’ve provided to me over the last year. I doubt I will ever be able to fully put into words how much I have grown and learned from Silver Comet.

Thank you again for everything.

Yours in Scouting,

Lindsay McVicar

Silver Comet District