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Silver Comet Turkey Shoot Draws 480 Cub Scouts

Posted on Nov 15 2018 - 4:49pm

With 480 Cub Scouts from 23 Packs, and the Siblings, Parents, Pack Leaders, and Adult and Youth Staff, over 1600 members of our Silver Comet Scout Family enjoyed a great day out on November 3rd at our 2018 Turkey Shoot. We were also glad to welcome many Scouts and families from our neighboring Pickett's Mill District whose Turkey Shoot had to be cancelled at the last minute.

Our event co-hosts, Troops 350 and 2096, made sure everyone had a great time as the event returned to Jim R Miller Park for 2018. Cub Scouts and Families took advantage of the perfect 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 one of the 80 staff volunteers 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,
Steve Helbling, R J Kolencik, Jeff Starnes, and Randy Thacker. And a special thanks to our Rangemasters: Shawn Blake; Leah Briick; Bob Griffin; Brian Huang; Mike Kozar; David Oakley; Samantha Schuster; Chuck Stewart; Sharla Stewart; and John Watts for dedicating your day to our Cub Scouts.

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

Silver Comet Recharter Days are coming up Dec 1st and Dec 8th

Posted on Nov 10 2018 - 10:06am

Our Silver Comet Unit Recharter days are coming up and all Units should already have their recharter packets. Now is the time to be getting your Scouts and Leaders rechartered and ready for a great Scouting program in 2019.
The two Silver comet Unit Recharter Days are:

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

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

Sign up for a recharter day and time slot began at the October Roundtable when your Unit's designated recharter coordinator picked up your Recharter packet. If you do not yet have a slot, the time slots are first come, first served so decide where and when 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.

Here is the December 1st Scout Hut time slot chart (as of Nov 10th).

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

Silver Comet District 2018 Annual Business Meeting Election Results

Posted on Nov 3 2018 - 4:00pm

At the Silver Comet District Annual Business Meeting held on November 1st, 2018 the eligible voters present elected the following slate of District Officers for 2019:

District Chair: Cathie McCabe

District Vice Chairs: John Keiler, Clint Pope, Jeff Starnes, Alan Stensland

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

The 2019 District Members at Large will be posted on the District Committee webpage.

Thank You to the 2018 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 Pack Turkey Shoot coming up Nov 3

Posted on Oct 27 2018 - 4:40pm

All Silver Comet Cub Scouts are invited to the 2018 Pack Turkey Shoot at Jim R. Miller Park. Cub Scouts (Tiger or older) will try their skills at BB precision shooting and Archery, and the high scores in BBs will win Turkeys just in time for Thanksgiving.

We will have the Climbing Wall, several hands on crafts, and 10 or more field games, other games, and activities.

Siblings, age 6 or older, may participate in all events. If they choose to shoot BB, use the climbing wall, or make the crafts, the registration fee will apply. There is no charge or age limit for visiting the displays or playing the games, but adult supervision is recommended.

Lions and siblings under the age of 6 will not be shooting BBs, bur are welcome to participate in all other event activities.

We will be continuing our Silver Comet Scouting for Food “Stuff the Turkey” campaign for the Center For Family Resources. Please bring a box or boxes of stuffing to the Turkey Shoot for this worthy cause. There will be a collection point at the Park, and we hope to collect 1200 boxes this year.

For additional details and the registration link go to our Turkey Shoot event page, and be sure to get all of the information you need to know about the event from the Leader Guide.

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 District