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Pandemic Expected to Affect Friends of Scouting Presentations - What Your Unit Can Do Instead!

Posted on Nov 14 2020 - 6:27pm

This will come as no surprise, but COVID-19 may limit in-person 2021 Family Friends Of Scouting (FOS) presentations. Instead, we’re encouraging units to utilize the Virtual Golden Eagle Lunch-In on Friday, December 11th at 12:00 noon as a substitute for holding your own FOS unit presentation.

What Your Unit Should Do...

  • Identify an individual or individuals who is willing to serve as your Unit Champion(s)
  • Notify Daniel or Claude who will be the Unit Champion representing your unit
  • Encourage families from your unit to attend the Virtual Golden Eagle Lunch-In!

This will give families the opportunity to donate and be a part of the BIGGEST Atlanta Area Council event that showcases Scouting to the metro Atlanta community. It’s that easy!

Our goal is to have families from EVERY unit represented at the Golden Eagle Lunch-In no matter the donation. So thank you all for your commitment to Scouting and your patience as we navigate through these times. We look forward to seeing every unit at the Virtual Golden Eagle Lunch-In.

It's Recharter Time!

Posted on Nov 14 2020 - 5:41pm

It is CHARTER RENEWAL SEASON! To answer any questions, resolve issues or to assist with submission the District will host three Charter Renewal Days. Each recharter day will give a unit representative the opportunity to schedule a 30 minute meeting with one of our District Executives. There will be a virtual day in November and two in-person days in December at the Volunteer Service Center.

More information about the Virtual Charter Renewal Day (Saturday, November 21st from 9:00AM – 12:00PM) is available here: https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1995.

More information about the first In-Person Charter Renewal Day (Saturday, December 12th 9:00AM - 12:00PM) is available here: https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1996

More information about the second In-Person Charter Renewal Day (Wednesday, December 19th 9:00AM – 5:00PM) is available here: https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1997

If you have any question or concerns, you can email our District Executives: Daniel at daniel.degraffenreid@scouting.org or Claude at claude.gatlin@scouting.org.

Silver Comet District 2020 Annual Business Meeting Election Results

Posted on Nov 7 2020 - 11:26pm

At the Silver Comet District Annual Business Meeting held on November 5th, 2020, the eligible voters present elected the following slate of District Officers for 2021:

District Chair: Cathie McCabe
District Vice Chairs: John Keiler, Clint Pope, Alan Stensland

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

The elected 2021 District Members at Large are posted here on the District Committee web page.

Thank you to all our 2020 district volunteers for their dedication to Scouting in Silver Comet, especially during this difficult year. Thank you also to the 2021 Nominating Committee for their dedication to providing Silver Comet with a great leadership team for the upcoming year, and thank you to all who have accepted the call to serve our district's Scouts and Scouters in 2021.

Silver Comet has a new DE - Please Welcome Claude Gatlin, Jr.!

Posted on Oct 24 2020 - 9:27pm

Please welcome Claude Gatlin, Jr. to our Silver Comet family! Claude was most recently the executive for Exploring in the Atlanta Area Council. Now that Exploring will be folded into the districts, Claude has joined us as a District Executive.

Claude is a native of Mississippi where he attended Jackson State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration. He has over fifteen years of experience working with nonprofits and youth mentoring programs. Claude enjoys family time with his wife, Tiffini, and four children Jayden, McKenzie, Malikai, and Zoë. They can often be found taking long bike rides on the Atlanta Beltline or Silver Comet while enjoying the community.

Here's a personal note from Claude to all our volunteers: "I am eager to be working with the unit leaders and families of Silver Comet. I hope to meet each of you soon as we work together to keep Scouting thriving and strong."

Claude can be reached at 770-956-5698 or claude.gatlin@scouting.org.

Webelos Open House is Tuesday, October 27th at Due West UMC

Posted on Oct 24 2020 - 9:05pm

Webelos Open House is this Tuesday at Due West United Methodist Church! Participating troops must fill out the 2020 Troop information form and should plan to be at Due West UMC at 6pm to set up. Webelos and Arrow of Light dens and families should plan to arrive at 6:30pm. The event will take place on the church's North Campus, off Burnt Hickory Road (see the attached map).

More information for troops, including a link to the required form, is available at https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1972. More information for Webelos and Arrow of Light dens and families is available at https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1973.

Masks are required, and please remember to social distance!

Atlanta Area Council's Hiketober - Sat/Sun October 24-25th

Posted on Oct 17 2020 - 9:18pm

The Atlanta Area Council's Scouting On Demand program is doing their best to keep Cub Scout families engaged in Scouting activities throughout the pandemic.

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