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2019 Silver Comet District Conductor Award Nominations

Posted on Jan 11 2020 - 11:25pm

The Silver Comet District Conductor Award is for any adult in your unit that you feel deserves recognition for service to scouting that goes “above and beyond”. They might be the Assistant Leader that is always there when help is needed, the Committee Member that somehow keeps the accounts straight, or maybe that parent that keeps everything organized and moving forward. They do not have to be a registered Scouter to be nominated for this award. The Conductor Awards are announced at our District Banquet, which will be held on March 12th, 2020 at McEachern United Methodist Church.

Nominations should be submitted on the Silver Comet Conductor Award nomination form by February 29th, 2020 to our Conductor Award Coordinator, Clint Pope, at: conductor@silvercometdistrictbsa.org.

Or mail to: Clint Pope, 2856 Summit Ridge Dr., Marietta, GA 30066.

One nomination per 25 registered youth in your Unit.

(1-25 registered Youth=1 nomination, 26-50=2 nominations, 51-75=3 nominations, etc.)

The list of previous honorees is available here at the bottom of the page.

Don't Forget - New Roundtable and OA Meeting Location is First Christian Church of Mableton

Posted on Jan 4 2020 - 9:28pm

Join us for our first Roundtable of the new decade, at our new location - First Christian Church of Mableton!

FCCM is located at 878 Old Alabama Rd SW, Mableton, GA 30126.

Thanks To All Our Latter-day Saints Scouters, Past and Recent

Posted on Jan 4 2020 - 9:21pm

To all of our Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Scouters,

Thank you for the countless hours you have devoted to the mission of Scouting; preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.

Thank you to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on New Macland Road, who graciously hosted our monthly Roundtable meeting for the past six years. You opened your doors to a fledgling merged district that needed a place for Scouters to fellowship on a monthly basis, and truly made us feel at home.

Many of the names we see listed in the Silver Comet Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Units have served Scouting for more than a decade, and have presented the Scouting program to many, many youth over those years, giving them the opportunity to experience the personal growth and individual challenges and successes that the Scouting program offers. It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve with you on the Scouting journey.

We hope that many of you will continue Scouting in traditional Units, offering your remarkable talents and dedication to upcoming generations of young people as they each begin to make their way in the world.

Yours in Scouting,

2019 District Award of Merit Nominations

Posted on Dec 28 2019 - 11:35pm

One of the highlights of the District Banquet on March 12th will be the announcement of the 2019 District Award of Merit recipients. The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils, and is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level. To nominate a deserving district volunteer, fill out the nomination form (DAOM Form 33720), which you can download from the district website at https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/system/files/DistrictAwardofMerit.pdf.

Return the form to our Advancement Chair, Ray Swarts, either:

1. in person,
2. by email: advancement@silvercometdistrictbsa.org, or
3. by US mail: Ray Swarts 2019 DAOM, 5473 Amity Cove, Powder Springs GA 30127

Nominations will be accepted by the DAOM Committee, chaired by Ray Swarts, until Saturday, February 15th, 2020, at 5:00pm. Nominees should not be informed that they are being nominated. Nominations received after the deadline may be held for consideration in a future year. To avoid nominating someone who has previously been honored, please check the list of District Award of Merit recipients on the district website at https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1360 before completing your nomination form.

There’s an updated Annual Health and Medical Record to use for 2020

Posted on Dec 28 2019 - 11:26pm

Bryan on Scouting recently wrote an article about the new BSA Annual Health and Medical Record that is available to use now and will become mandatory in 2021. Click "read more" for more details and a link to the article.

Sharla Stewart Appointed Silver Comet District Program Chair

Posted on Dec 14 2019 - 10:45pm

The Silver Comet District is pleased to announce that Sharla Stewart has joined the District Leadership Team as Program Chair.

Sharla comes to us with over six years of Scouting experience, most recently as Family Camping Chair for the Atlanta Area Council, Pack Trainer for Pack 61 in Smyrna, Unit Commissioner for the Silver Comet District, and Committee Member for Troop 61, also in Smyrna. She has previously held unit-level positions as Treasurer and Committee Chair for Pack 61.

Sharla was born and raised in Lockport, NY, and moved to Atlanta in 2005. She is supported in life and in her Scouting adventures by her husband, Charles, and her 12-year old son, Andy.

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