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Silver Comet District 2019 Annual Business Meeting Election Results

Posted on Nov 10 2019 - 12:54am

At the Silver Comet District Annual Business Meeting held on November 7th, 2019, the eligible voters present elected the following slate of District Officers for 2020:

District Chair: Cathie McCabe
District Vice Chairs: John Keiler, Clint Pope, Alan Stensland

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

The elected 2020 District Members at Large are posted here on the District Committee web page.

Thank You to the 2019 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.

Over 400 Cub Scouts and Their Families Attended Turkey Shoot 2019

Posted on Nov 10 2019 - 12:47am

22 Packs brought over 400 Cub Scouts and their families to Jim Miller Park for the annual Turkey Shoot. Everyone enjoyed the climbing wall, crafts, field games, and shooting sports, especially the lucky Scouts who won a turkey for their family!

The District Committee would like to express our thanks to Steve Helbling, RJ Kolencik, and Jeff Starnes for organizing this fantastic event. Thanks also to BSA Troops 2096 and 520, both of County Line United Methodist Church, for donating their time as cooks, game support, range assistants, event setup, and event take-down. Thank you to Anthony Gaito for being the Turkey Shoot Health & Safety Officer and special thanks to Brian, Doug, John and Tim for setting up the field.

This event would not be possible without the dedicated volunteers who served as Rangemasters: Clint Hauser, Brian Huang, Zach Hulet, Mike Kozar, Ed Mahan, Douglas Sanders, Adam Stensland, Sharla and Chuck Stewart, and Tim Szepkowski. Thank you Rangemasters!

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

Two More Chances to Stuff the Turkey

Posted on Nov 2 2019 - 11:40pm

If your unit has collected packaged stuffing to donate to the Center for Family Resources for their Thanks-4-Giving Campaign, please bring them to either the Silver Comet Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, November 7th, 7pm, at the First Church of the Nazarene, 4341 Dallas Highway SW, Marietta, GA 30064 or to District Roundtable on Thursday, November 14th, 7pm, at the LDS Chapel, 2595 New Macland Road, Powder Springs, GA 30127.

Thanks for helping our district support the Center for Family Resources and local Cobb County families in need. More information about our 2019 Scouting for Food initiative is available at https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1843.

Webelos Woods and Webelos Open House

Posted on Nov 2 2019 - 11:38pm

Thanks to our dedicated Membership Committee, the District's Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts were treated to not one but two district events in October!

First, they participated in a fun, camporee-style weekend at Woodruff Scout Reservation at Webelos Woods. 130 Webelos and AOL Scouts played patrol and camp-wide games, practiced orienteering and cooking, and took part in a campfire and Scouts' Own service. The District would like to thank Leah Briick and Chris Voigt for organizing and running the event, Audrey Taylor, Nancy Domoracki, and Katie Robinson for running the Health Lodge, RJ Kolencik and Shannon Fishback for cooking for the staff, and the Scouts and Scouters of Troop 675 (boys and girls), Troop 2096, and Crew 2500 for staffing the games.

On October 22nd, we held our most successful Webelos Open House ever! 66 Arrow of Light and Webelos Scouts attended the event and had the opportunity to visit with 23 different Scouts BSA units! If you missed this event or if you missed picking up a troop information packet, a pdf copy is now available here: https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/system/files/WebelosOpenHouse2019.pdf. Thanks again to Leah Briick and Chris Voigt for organizing this event that facilitates the Webelos to Scout transition. Thank you also to Due West United Methodist Church for hosting the event for our district.

National BSA announces 2020 National Annual Membership Fee

Posted on Oct 26 2019 - 10:10pm

To ensure National BSA has the resources to fulfill the promise of Scouting despite increasing operating costs, the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America made the difficult but necessary decision to increase the National BSA Annual Membership Fee effective January 1, 2020 to:

$60 for youth members in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts
$36 for youth members in Exploring
$36 for adult members
$60 unit charter fee

Click "read more" for information on what services the fee covers and a link to the Atlanta Area Council's FAQs regarding the fee increase.

BSA National Requiring New Authorization for Criminal Background Check

Posted on Oct 12 2019 - 10:42pm

Many, if not all of you, received an email from National BSA and the Council requesting new authorization for criminal background checks. This form must be completed for all adult leaders and turned in with your unit's 2020 recharter packet. Click "read more" for more information about this new procedure and links to the forms that you'll need to complete.

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