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2018 Silver Comet District Awards Banquet Reminder and call for volunteers to help with set up.

Posted on Feb 17 2018 - 10:15pm

Just a reminder that our Fourth Annual Silver Comet District Awards Banquet will be held MARCH 8th, 2018 at the AAC Volunteer Service Center, 1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE Atlanta, GA 30339.
We’ll begin gathering (Adults only please) at 6:30 pm, and the program will start promptly at 7:00pm.

The Banquet Committee will need volunteers to help with room set up at the VSC on Thursday March 8th from 10 am to 12 noon. If you would like to help make our Banquet a success, and enjoy some time with your fellow Scouters, please email our Banquet Chair Jayme Smith at banquet@silvercometdistrictbsa.org and let her know you will help out setting up.

All banquet registration will be done through Doubleknot. click here to go to registration.

The cost to attend is $10 if you register before February 23rd, 2018. From February 23rd, 2018 until March 7th, 2018, the cost to attend will be $13.

And don't forget to nominate your Unit's outstanding Adults for the 2017 Conductor Award.

For additional Banquet and Conductor Award details click on "read more".

Silver Comet Spring Outdoor Leader Training April 7-8

Posted on Feb 17 2018 - 10:14pm

Silver Comet Outdoor Leader Training is coming! This is for all Cub Leaders and Troop Leaders so please pass this on to all of the Adults in your Unit that need to be trained for their position. The Scouts in your units deserve trained Leaders! Online registration is open now.

BALOO for Cub Leaders will be Saturday April 7th 8am to Sunday April 8th 12 pm. BALOO – Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation for Cub Scout leaders is an energetic training event that will provide the necessary knowledge and skills for a Pack and/or Webelos Den to be able to go family camping. This is the new Course that combines BALOO and the former OWLS training, and it will cover everything you need to know to plan and run an overnighter.

This is a 1 ½ day training that includes an overnight and an online pre-requisite to be done before the course at my.scouting.org - BSA Learn Center - Course Catalog - Expanded Learning - BALOO prerequisite. Completion of BALOO is mandatory for a minimum of one adult on a pack overnighter.
Cost is $25 and includes all meals. Come learn the basics about camping with your cubbies and also some fun outdoor games and hiking ideas!
Registration Links and more information can be found on the Silver Comet District website Training Page.

ITOLS for all Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters is Saturday April 7th, 8 am, through Sunday April 8th, finishing approximately 12 to 1pm. Cost is $15 and includes Saturday lunch and all course materials. Learn skills your scouts will need for rank advancement like the patrol method, selecting a campsite and setting up, cooking, and cleaning up as a patrol. Come set up an ax yard, orient a map, and have a fun campfire program Saturday night.
Walk-ins cannot be accommodated as food and materials need to be purchased for the weekend. Registration Links and more information can be found on the Silver Comet District website Training Page.

If you have any questions, please contact the Silver Comet Training Chair. We hope to see many SCD leaders in attendance for the weekend.

Cub Leader OWL Training now combined with BALOO into one course

Posted on Feb 10 2018 - 4:45pm

New Syllabus for Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation(BALOO)

Cub Scout leaders interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities are required to have at least one BALOO trained adult on every Cub Scout den or pack overnight outdoor event – including Pack Camping and Webelos Den overnighters. BALOO training sets a unit up to carry out a successful camping experience for Scouts.

The new BALOO syllabus is now available at http://www.scouting.org/training/adult.aspx.This new syllabus combines both the Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) and Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OWL) previously used into one training curriculum.

BALOO training is comprised of two components – an online component, and a practical, hands-on component. Both components must be completed to qualify as a “trained” Cub Scout outdoor leader.
The online component contains introductory and basic information, and must be completed prior to the practical component. The goal of the online portion is to make the best use of time to allow leaders to experience as much as possible during the practical hands-on training.

Successful completion of BALOO training has a positive impact on the confidence level of a Cub Scout Leader, and promotes a willingness to plan a Pack overnighter. Camping activities and outings that are fun, based on the purposes of Cub Scouting, and successful, often whet the appetite of Cub Scouts, parents, and leaders to desire more of the outdoors.
The online portion of BALOO is available around-the-clock on the BSA Learn Center by logging into my.scouting.org.

The practical, hands on component of the new BALOO syllabus will be presented by the Silver Comet District Training Committee this coming April. Please watch our District website, and website Calendar for information and registration details to be available soon.

Rik Born stepping down as Silver Comet Camping Chair

Posted on Feb 3 2018 - 7:29pm

Rik has dedicated a great deal of his time, experience, and expertise as our District Camping and Outdoor Chair, guiding the preparations for our Camporees, coordinating with our Program Chair, and advising on the planning and preparations for our Webelos Woods. Rik was also the District lead and on site representative for our Fall Camporee at Woodruff this past year.

Rik has done an outstanding job making sure all of our Scouts have opportunities to get out and camp, and collecting our District camping numbers for last year's JTE. Our Gold status in that category reflects his efforts. Thank You Rik, for all of your work and service to our Silver Comet Scouts.

Rik will continue to serve on the District Committee, working with the District Advancement Committee in support our Eagle Scout candidates as they prepare for their Service Projects and their Boards of Review.

Clint Pope will take over the Camping Chair on an interim basis, and bring to the position his extensive Camping and Outdoor experience, as well as the resources of our OA Chapter.
Thank You Clint for stepping up and making sure our Units and Scouts have the Camping support and guidance that will enable them to keep the outing in Scouting.

Silver Comet Spring Indoor Leader Training is Saturday March 10th

Posted on Jan 27 2018 - 2:49pm

Silver Comet District Spring Indoor Leader training is Saturday, March 10th, at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church. This Training includes all Cub Leader Positions, Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster, Den Chief, and Merit Badge Counselor Training.
More information and registration can be found on the Silver Comet District website.

All units with 100% trained Leaders are eligible for a streamer to show off on their unit flag! Silver Comet has Two Units that are 100% Trained, and many more that only need a few of their Leaders trained to reach that special status. 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!

Scout Shabbat February 2 at 7:30pm, All Scouts Welcome

Posted on Jan 26 2018 - 4:39pm

On February 2 at 7:30pm, Congregation Ner Tamid will host its 8th annual Scout Shabbat, celebrating Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts from our congregation and surrounding areas. Services will be held at Congregation Ner Tamid 1349 Old Hwy 41, Suite 220, Marietta GA 30060.
Boy & Girl Scouts and Scouters (BSA adult volunteers) attending this service in uniform will receive a special patch.
Plan to arrive in uniform at least 30 minutes before the service to check in. After the service, there will be a Scout-sponsored Oneg Shabbat.

RSVP as soon as possible to ensure you will get a patch. E-mail rsvp@mynertamid.org or leave a message at 678-264-8575 with the name of the Scout and whether a Boy or Girl Scout as there are different patches for each. Scouts of all faiths are welcome.

For more about Congregation Ner Tamid, visit www.mynertamid.org

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