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The Silver Comet Fall Camporee is coming up on October 27-29, 2017

Posted on Oct 10 2017 - 9:15pm

Make your plans and register now for our Silver Comet Fall Camporee!

“Be prepared” to defend the Galaxy during our “Scouts of the Galaxy” themed Camporee. The only way to defend the Galaxy is with teamwork. Activities will include team building games and competitions using scout skills, out of the box thinking, and TEAMWORK.

Saving the Galaxy is cause for celebration and the Saturday night campfire will include songs, skits and awards.
Will the Galaxy be saved? You’ll only know if you go to the Silver Comet Fall Camporee!

For Details, the Leader Guide, and to register, go to our 2017 Fall Camporee webpage.

Popcorn Update from our Silver Comet Popcorn Kernel

Posted on Oct 10 2017 - 9:06pm

Hello Popcorn Kernels,

Our Popcorn season is quickly winding down. Just a few reminders to ensure a successful finish for the year!

Thursday, October 26, 2017 – Take Home Orders Are Due in Popcorn System. Unit Take Orders are due in the popcorn system by Wednesday, October 26th. Please be sure to give yourself enough time between your Scouts’ deadline to give you their Take Order forms and your deadline (10/26) to have the orders entered in the popcorn system. For the Take-home orders, your unit has the option to order both by the case and container for this order. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Shillinglaw at 770-855- 0713 or popcorn@silvercometdistrictbsa.org.

A Scout is Helpful…We do have a few units that have extra popcorn Please consider helping your fellow units out when ordering your popcorn and order from them. A spreadsheet will be used this year that is available to every kernel. Take time to update it with any surplus, and check to see where there is surplus. Remember, you will sell the popcorn at wholesale to your fellow units.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 – Take Home Distribution Day Take Order sorting will start at 6:30 am this year, so please arrive by 6:15 for instructions and assignments. It's a Large order so it will take us longer than show and sell to get things organized.
Reminder, if you are picking up and NOT working the sorting, do not arrive more than 10 minutes before your scheduled time. You will NOT get in early and we'll make sure later times do not get ahead of you.

If you have popcorn to be picked up, your unit MUST supply at least 1 volunteer to work the morning sorting popcorn. Remember, that more hands make lighter work.

Silver Comet Cub Scout Rangemaster Training Oct 21

Posted on Oct 6 2017 - 3:28pm

The Silver Comet District is holding Cub Scout Rangemaster Initial Certification Training for Archery and BB Rangemasters.

WHEN: Saturday October 21, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
There will be a short lunch break. We suggest bringing a bag lunch so the program finishes on time.
WHERE: Southland Greenhouse, 4992 Cobb Pkwy NW, Acworth 30101 (cross street Third Army Rd)
HOW MUCH: No Charge
REGISTRATION: Email turkeyshoot2017@gmail.com with your name, Unit number and mention “Rangemaster Training” in your message. Questions can be sent to the same address.
MINIMUM AGE: To be certified as a Cub Scout Rangemaster you must be at least 18 years of age.
NOTE: Packs attending the 2017 Silver Comet Turkey Shoot that have volunteer Range Masters for two hours or more get shooting time preference when possible.

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

Posted on Oct 5 2017 - 10:12am

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 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” by October 25th. The District Membership team will hand out the Information Sheet to all Webelos at the event. Bring your Information Sheet to October Roundtable or email it to our Silver Comet Membership Chair.

For details on the display and venue 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 Webelos Woods Reminder Oct.13-15

Posted on Sep 30 2017 - 5:41pm

Cubmasters, Webelos Leaders, take advantage of beautiful North Georgia in the Fall and bring your WEBELOS to Woodruff Scout Reservation in October for our Silver Comet Webelos Woods.
Please have your Webelos Dens sign up for Webelos Woods as one unit. This campout is for Webelos to act as a patrol and have fun! They will cook for themselves (with adult leader assistance) at the campsite, work as a patrol, and get a feel for what being a Boy Scout is like.

Sign up today!!

The registration and payment link is on our District website 2017 Webelos Woods event page.

Once you register, refer to the Leader Guide for needed information.

Silver Comet Recharter Days - Saturday, November 4th or Saturday November 11th.

Posted on Sep 30 2017 - 5:39pm

Silver Comet District Units have moved to a calendar year Unit Charter, and the current charter year expires at the end of December 2017.
In order to complete the recharter process on time and without undue stress and frustration please note the following points.

SILVER COMET RECHARTER DAYS: There will be two Recharter days in our District this year, so please be sure to schedule your Unit’s recharter at the location/date most convenient for you.

Saturday, Nov 4, 9 am to 1 pm at the District Turkey Shoot location: 5315 Brownsville Rd., Powder Springs GA
Saturday Nov 11, 9 am to 1 pm at the Troop 540 Scout Hut, 3956 Due West Rd., Marietta GA 30064

The time slots are first come, first served so decide where 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