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Silver Comet 2018 Fall Camporee is October 26-28

Posted on Aug 11 2018 - 8:31pm

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. Your $15.00 fee includes your camping fee, patch, and prizes. We have many exciting games planned for the weekend including, Battle Axe Throwing, Caber Toss, and many others. Prizes will be given for the troops with the most spirit and prizes will be given for the top three winners of the each game. Kilts are encouraged but optional this weekend, bring your battle flags! We will also have a troop wide game of tug-of-war.

Event details and a link to registration through Doubleknot are available on the Camporee event page.

Silver Comet Fall Indoor Leader Training is Saturday October 20th 2018

Posted on Aug 11 2018 - 8:31pm

Silver Comet District Fall Indoor Leader training is Saturday, October 20th, at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church. Training is offered for all Cub Scout Den Leader, Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster, and Den Chief positions.
More information and registration details can be found on the Silver Comet District website Training page.

Training opportunities for Cubmasters, Asst. Cubmasters, and Pack Committee Members can be found throughout the Council on the current AAC Training Schedule.

The Training required for all BSA Adult Leader positions can be found here: https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/system/files/NEW_Position_Trained_Requirements_5_1_181.pdf

To find out who needs what Training in your Unit, any of your Unit Key 3 can log onto their my.scouting “Key 3 Tools” Training Manager and see that information.

If you have questions about your unit's training or using the Unit’s Key 3 Tools, don't hesitate to contact the Silver Comet Training Chair.

Silver Comet 2018 Webelos Woods October 12 - 14

Posted on Aug 4 2018 - 6:01pm

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. With great camping, games, a big Saturday campfire, and fun for all, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. And, the Webelos can see what they have to look forward to as Scouts BSA attending Summer Camps next year at Woodruff.

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 Scout is like.

Event details, the Leader Guide, and the registration and payment link are on our 2018 Webelos Woods event page.

Pack, Troop, Crew Key 3, Please Check your "Key 3 Tools" roster for missing Adult Leaders

Posted on Aug 4 2018 - 3:22pm

When an Adult Leader's YPT expires their registration remains active for a short period of time, currently only about 5 weeks, then they are removed from your roster. This has been happening more and more frequently, and if left unresolved may result in permanent registration removal.

Please identify any missing Leaders and have them renew their YPT immediately by logging on to their my.scouting.org account. Since there have been several recent changes to the my.scouting training pages, for guidance on taking the current "YPT2" refer to https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1642 As another option, Live YPT2 is being offered at the August and September Silver Comet Roundtables.

If a registered Leader delays renewing their YPT they may need to complete a new Adult Application in order to restore their registration.

Please also remember that all registered Adults, regardless of when their YPT expires, must have completed the new "YPT2" before October 1st, 2018 in order to remain registered.

Cub Scout Fall Recruiting Starts in August

Posted on Jul 28 2018 - 9:12pm

Silver Comet Pack Leaders, Fall Recruiting is just around the corner and our Membership Committee, District Executives, and Commissioners are ready to partner with you in making this our best year ever for Cub recruiting.

Listen to our Membership Chair and District Executive discuss this year's Fall Recruiting campaign and how Packs can make their efforts successful on our Silver Comet Membership Fall Recruiting Podcast.

This is our first recruiting campaign to bring girls as well as boys into Scouting and we want to welcome the girls into the Packs that are ready and able to provide them with a great Scouting experience. To let Families know whether your Charter Organization and your Pack have decided to form Dens for girls this Fall, please have your authorized Leader(s) go to my.scouting.org/ log in, and update your Unit's "pin" with the relevant membership information. Go to this document for detailed guidance on accessing and editing your Pack's Beascout "pin".

Please also look at the District website "Cub Scouts" page and note the "Family Scouting" information listed for your Pack. If it needs to be changed please send updated information to https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/contact

Important contacts for questions, advice, guidance or feedback:

Silver Comet Membership Chair - Bob Griffin membership@silvercometdistrictbsa.org
Silver Comet Fall Recruiting Chair - Leah Briick recruiting@silvercometdistrictbsa.org

Silver Comet District Welcomes New District Executive Lindsay McVicar

Posted on Jul 18 2018 - 9:02pm

The Atlanta Area Council is pleased to announce that Lindsay McVicar will be joining their staff effective July 17, 2018, as District Executive serving the Silver Comet District. Lindsay will be responsible for providing leadership in the areas of service to Silver Comet Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops and Venturing Crews. Her responsibilities include support for our youth recruiting efforts and fundraising including Friends of Scouting, the Trail’s End Popcorn sale and the Camp Card sale. One of her primary roles will be to lead the cultivation and recruitment of volunteers in the Silver Comet District. Lindsay is part of the Service Area 4 team under the leadership of Lew Sisson, Field Director.

Lindsay is originally from Cherokee County and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, where she studied History and Archaeology. She is a yoga instructor and avid outdoorswoman who has hiked over 900 miles of the Appalachian Trail. She has three uncles who are Eagle Scouts and Philmont veterans.

Effective July 17, 2018, Lindsay can be reached at (770) 989-2892 or lmcvicar@atlantabsa.org

The Silver Comet District welcomes Lindsay, and we look forward to working with her as she joins our own Hubert Snow to bring great Scouting to the Youth and families of our District.

Silver Comet District