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Silver Comet Recharter at Roundtable December 14th.

Posted on Dec 8 2017 - 7:19pm

Our Recharter Commissioner group will be available at our upcoming December Roundtable to accept completed recharter packets, answer questions, and provide any assistance you may need to finish up the details and submit your Unit recharter prior to the December 31st deadline.
Please bear in mind the December 31st deadline is to have your Recharter packet complete, checked, any problems resolved, and logged in at Council. Recharter packets presented on or near the deadline date with problems such as paperwork and signatures missing cannot be resolved in time to complete your Unit recharter “on time”.

Units that have not submitted their recharter packets by the end of December's Roundtable should plan to complete the process with AAC program staff at the Volunteer Service Center.

For recharter questions contact recharter@silvercometdistrictbsa.org

Thank you for all you do for your Scouts,

The Silver Comet Commissioners

Silver Comet Turkey Shoot Draws 630 Cub Scouts

Posted on Nov 11 2017 - 7:35pm

With 630 Cub Scouts, and the Siblings, Parents, Pack Leaders, and Adult and Youth Staff, nearly 2,000 of our Silver Comet Scout Family enjoyed a great day out at our 2017 Turkey Shoot.
Our event host, Troop 350, with the assistance of scouts and leaders from several Troops and Packs made sure everyone had a great time at Stout Park. Our Cub Scouts and Families took advantage of the good weather to shoot BBs and Arrows, scale the Climbing Wall, play some games, and have a lot of fun.

It takes an experienced and talented Committee of dedicated Scouters to plan, organize, and present an event of this size, and we thank each and every volunteer that contributed in any way to the huge success of the day.

Special recognition goes to the longtime Leaders that bring this event to life every year,
R J Kolencik, Jeff Starnes, Steve Helbling and Randy Thacker.
And a special thanks to our Rangemasters Leah Briick; Bob Griffin; Clint Hauser; Mike Kozar; Jeffrey Krieger; Jayme Smith; Chuck and Sharla Stewart; and John Welstead.

Thank You All for making the Turkey Shoot a safe, fun, and memorable day for our Silver Comet Scouts.

Steve Helbling moving to Vice Chair; Cathie McCabe moving to Silver Comet Program Chair

Posted on Nov 11 2017 - 7:31pm

Our Silver Comet Program Chair Steve Helbling has moved to a Vice Chair position and will focus on special District projects that will include our highly successful Annual Pack Turkey Shoot as well as advising and supporting various District Camping and Outdoor events.
Thank You Steve for your dedication to our Silver Comet Scouts and their Units, not only over the past years, but as you continue to contribute your time and talents to our District in the future.

Our Thanks to Cathie McCabe for accepting the District Program Chair position. Cathie will advise and coordinate the Program Operating Committees for Activities and Civic Service, Advancement, Camping and Outdoor and Training. Please lend Cathie your support as we plan and provide great District events and ongoing services for our Scouts and Units in the year ahead.

Silver Comet WEBELOS Open House - Nov. 7 and Nov 9

Posted on Nov 4 2017 - 8:19pm

Webelos and their Parents: will have an opportunity to meet and talk with several Troops in their area, ask questions and get the information they need when deciding which Unit they want to join as a Boy Scout. You can download and print a copy of "Troop Visit Questions" for ideas of what to ask the Troops at the Open House event.
For more complete and detailed Webelos Transition information download our "Silver Comet Webelos Transition Manual".

Troops: set up a display of their activities and are on hand to answer questions about Boy Scouting in their Unit. Troops should fill out and return the “Troop Information Sheet”, and email it to our Silver Comet Membership Chair. before their selected display date. The District Membership team will hand out the Information Sheet to all Webelos at the event.

For details on the venue and display guidelines view/download our "SCD Webelos Open House Exhibitor Guidelines". Also have a look at the "Silver Comet Webelos Transition Manual" which will help you to “be prepared” for the questions the Webelos and their Parents will be asking.

For event details and any updates go to the respective event webpage:
Tuesday November 7 at the Volunteer Service Center 1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE, Atlanta GA 30339 OR

Thursday November 9 at Due West United Methodist Church 3956 Due West Rd. Marietta GA 30064

Silver Comet Recharter Day - Saturday November 11th.

Posted on Nov 4 2017 - 8:17pm

Silver Comet District Units have moved to a calendar year Unit Charter, and the current charter year expires at the end of the year.
In order to complete the recharter process on time and without undue stress and frustration please note the following points.

SILVER COMET RECHARTER DAY: The second and last Recharter day is coming up next
Saturday Nov 11, 9 am to 1 pm at the Troop 540 Scout Hut, 3956 Due West Rd., Marietta GA 30064

The Recharter Day time slots are first come first served, so decide when you want to attend and sign up for your Recharter Day slot at:www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0544ada92fa5f58-2018

Let's go for 100% on time recharters in the Silver Comet District!

For recharter questions contact recharter@silvercometdistrictbsa.org

Thank you for all you do for your Scouts,

The Silver Comet Commissioners.

Silver Comet District Annual Business Meeting Election Results

Posted on Nov 3 2017 - 10:19pm

At the Silver Comet District Annual Business Meeting held on November 2nd, 2017 the eligible voters present elected the following slate of District Officers for 2018:

District Chair: John Keiler

District Vice Chairs: Steve Helbling, Clint Pope, Jeff Starnes, Alan Stensland

The Nominating Committee's recommendation for District Commissioner, to be appointed by Atlanta Area Council: Hank Blake

The 2018 District Members at Large will be posted on the District Committee webpage.

Thank You to the 2017 Nominating Committee for their dedication to providing Silver Comet with a great Leadership Team for the coming year, and Thank You to all of the elected Officers, Members at Large, and our District Commissioner for accepting the call to serve our Silver Comet Scouts and their Units.

Silver Comet District