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District Pinewood Derby Registration is Now Open!

Posted on Apr 10 2021 - 11:00pm

Registration is now open for our 2021 District Pinewood Derby, which will take place as a virtual, livestream event on Saturday, May 22nd from 10am - 2pm. Car impound will take place Friday night, May 21st, at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church, from 5:30 - 8:30pm.

Registration is open to any Cub Scout who placed in the top 4 in their den during their Pack's 2021 Pinewood Derby. To register, please pay the $5 entry fee here:

https://www.atlantabsa.org/admin2/events/3800/21364/Silver-Comet-District-Pinewood-Derby

Once you have registered, you will receive an email request for additional information, including your Scout's rank and the name of their car.

We are also looking for a few volunteers on Friday night to help with car impound, and on Saturday to help with race logistics.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer for this event, email our Program Chair, Sharla Stewart, at progchair@silvercometdistrictbsa.org.

AAC Around the Campfire with Dr. Randy Rizor

Posted on Apr 3 2021 - 11:40pm

The Atlanta Area Council has a special, virtual campfire planned for Wednesday, May 12th, at 8pm. Join Dr. Randy Rizor for an inspirational message for all Scouting volunteers, but especially for our unit leaders: Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Advisors, and Skippers. To register, click on the "register here" link at the bottom of this page: https://www.atlantabsa.org/rizorcampfire.

Here's the invitation from Dr. Rizor:

Cubmasters and Scoutmasters,

I have a story to share with you. It begins around a campfire - on a little island in a harbor in England - over 100 years ago. Its chapters are still being written, and you are one of the authors. Its message remains powerful. I do not know when it will end, and yet I know what the final chapter will say!

The Atlanta Area Council has a special campfire planned on May 12 at 8:00 pm. I hope you can join me around the fire via zoom so that I can tell you more of the story and thank you for the important role you play in it. If you cannot join me, please extend the invitation to another leader in your unit that can.

Best regards,

Dr. Randy Rizor

Save the Date - District Pinewood Derby May 21st/22nd

Posted on Mar 20 2021 - 11:44pm

Silver Comet is excited to announce the date of the 2021 District Pinewood Derby! This year's race will be a virtual, livestream event on Saturday, May 22nd. Thank you to Pack 353 and Burnt Hickory Baptist Church for making this event possible!

More details to come, but here's what we can share:

- All Silver Comet District Packs are invited to send their top 4 finishers from each Rank (Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light) in your Pack Pinewood Derby to the District Derby.

- Cars will be impounded on Friday, May 21st, at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church, 5145 Due West Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127

- Registration details will be posted on the event page ASAP: https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/2023

- A copy of the 2021 PWD Rules is available at https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/system/files/2021SCDPinewoodDerbyRules.pdf

2020 Silver Comet District Award of Merit Nominations

Posted on Mar 20 2021 - 11:42pm

Typically in March, the District gathers to celebrate the accomplishments of the previous year. Unfortunately, we are not yet able to do that in 2021. In fact, the 2020 District Banquet was our last district-level event held in person.

Usually, one of the highlights of the District Banquet is the announcement of the District Award of Merit recipients. While we still can't have a banquet, we can certainly take nominations for the District Award of Merit! To find out how to submit a nomination, click on "read more".

2021 Chris Schornak Eagle Scout Memorial Scholarship

Posted on Mar 13 2021 - 11:34pm

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Chris Schornak Eagle Scout Memorial Scholarship.

Applications are due May 1st, 2021, and the award will be presented later in the year, at a time and place to be determined. Click on "read more" for details and to download the application.

Changes at Council and our District

Posted on Mar 6 2021 - 9:19pm

Council level news first - I'm sure many of you fondly remember Brandon Dobbins, former Silver Comet and Mountain Lake DE. He has been promoted to Field Director at the Council, so be sure to congratulate him the next time you have a chance! Along with a new Field Director, the Council has rearranged Service Areas. Silver Comet has been moved to Service Area 4, together with Foothills and Appalachian Trail districts, under the direction of George Snipes. Please welcome George to the Silver Comet family!

Now for some district news. We have a new Membership Chair - Leah Briick. Leah is taking over for Chris Voigt, who has moved out of state. Thank you, Chris, for your work on the Membership Committee and as the Membership Chair! Leah has served on the Membership Committee for several years and has already hit the ground running - thank you, Leah, for taking on this role.

We also have a new Advancement Chair - John Keiler has come out of retirement to reprise a role he held many years ago. He is filling some very big shoes. Our long-time Advancement Chair, Ray Swarts, is ready to sail off into the sunset. While many aspects of Scouting slowed down or stopped due to the pandemic, the Advancement Committee could not and did not. Thank you, Ray, for your many years of dedication and service to our Advancement Committee, especially over the past year!

We are still looking for a few good Scouters to take on Training Chair and Camping Chair. While we continue our search, Sharla Stewart and Clint Pope have graciously agreed to fill those roles in the interim. If you're interested in learning more about those district positions, or would like to help out in a smaller way on any of our district committees, email the District Chair at districtchair@silvercometdistrict1.mytroop.us.

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