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Silver Comet WEBELOS Open House - Nov. 6 at Due West UMC

Posted on Oct 20 2018 - 11:25am

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 when they crossover. 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 31st. The District Membership team will hand out the Information Sheet to all Webelos at the event. Email your Information Sheet 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 the Open House location, times and other details, and any updates go to the 2018 Webelos Open House event webpage

Silver Comet Troops, our Fall Camporee is coming up October 26-28

Posted on Oct 5 2018 - 4:17pm

Troop 422 invites you to the Fall Camporee at Stout Park in Powder Springs on October 26-28. Our theme is Scouting Thru the Highlands.
Be sure to get your Troop registered for a great weekend of exciting games including Battle Axe Throwing, Caber Toss, and many others. We will also have a troop wide game of tug-of-war. Prizes will be given for the top three winners of the each game, and for the troops with the most spirit. Kilts are encouraged but optional this weekend; bring your battle flags!

Your $15.00 fee includes your camping fee, patch, and prizes. We have many Event details, a link to registration through Doubleknot, and a full Leader Guide on the Fall Camporee event page.

Silver Comet Recharter Days Dec 1st and Dec 8th - Location Changes

Posted on Sep 28 2018 - 10:11pm

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, Dec 1, 9 am to 1 pm will now be at the Troop 540 Scout Hut, 3956 Due West Rd., Marietta GA 30064

Saturday Dec 8, 9 am to 1 pm will now be at the AAC Volunteer Service Center, 1800 Circle 75 Pkwy SE, Atlanta GA 30339

Sign up for slots will begin at the October Roundtable when your Unit's designated recharter coordinator picks up your Recharter packet. Also, in order to pick up your packet you will need a completed 2018 Unit JTE form.

The time slots are first come, first served so decide early where you want to attend and contact:recharter@silvercometdistrictbsa.org to reserve your slot.

Note: There will be 3 slots every 15 min… If you are rechartering more than one unit please schedule an additional slot.

Thank you for all you do for your Scouts,
The Silver Comet Commissioners.

Silver Comet 2018 Webelos Woods October 12 - 14, October 8th last Day to Register

Posted on Sep 28 2018 - 9:30pm

Cubmasters, Webelos Leaders, don't forget about registering for Webelos Woods!

The campout is just for Webelos Dens to teach the patrol method, have fun, and work with some Troops and Venture Crews who will be running the games.
It's just for Webelos, so no siblings and no other Cub Scout ranks!

It's a fun weekend for Webelos 1 & 2 to camp as a patrol, cook for themselves, and learn teamwork that they will need when they crossover to a Troop. Visit the 2018 Webelos Woods event page for the registration and payment link along with additional details and the Leader Guide.

New BSA Youth Protection Training (YPT2) must be completed by October 1, 2018

Posted on Sep 20 2018 - 9:23pm

In order to continue providing a safe and secure environment for today’s youth, the Boy Scouts of America has developed a new version of the Youth Protection Training program to be taken by all BSA volunteers and staff.
The new online training (YPT2) was launched to the public on February 1, 2018 and covers all BSA Program areas (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Exploring).

All registered Scout Leaders Must take the new Youth Protection Training by October 1, 2018 in order to remain registered with BSA. If you have taken YPT online on or after February 1, 2018 you have taken the new YPT2. If you have not taken the new course since February 1st,(either online or live training) your YPT expiration date has been moved up to September 30, 2018.

All registered leaders must complete the new YPT2 training by October 1, 2018.

The online training format for YPT2 at my.scouting.org has changed for 2018. For a guide to taking the new Training on my.scouting.org click here. Your YPT completion certificate will be emailed to you upon completion of all 4 modules of the course.

Silver Comet 2018 Scouting for Food – “STUFF THE TURKEY”

Posted on Sep 14 2018 - 8:36pm

The Silver Comet District annual Scouting for Food program is in conjunction with the annual The Center for Family Resources’ Thanks-for-Giving project. Stuffing is our focal food item.
The collection begins Saturday, November 3. There will be a collection point at Jim Miller Park during the Turkey Shoot. The final collection will be at the November Roundtable Meeting on November 8.

Any non- perishable food items are welcome, but “Stuffing” is our focal food item.

The Pack AND the Troop which raise the most boxes or packages of “Stuffing” will be recognized at our annual banquet with an appropriate prize. It is not too late to plan your individual unit’s “Stuffing” food drive. Good luck and help feed Cobb County families this Thanksgiving.

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