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Lindsay McVicar Leaving Silver Comet to Pursue New Opportunities

Posted on May 17 2019 - 3:52pm

Congratulations to our District Executive, Lindsay McVicar, who is leaving her role as a professional Scouter to pursue an opportunity with a financial marketing firm in Kennesaw. She has chosen to make the change with the goal of beginning graduate school part time next year. Although Lindsay has only been with the Atlanta Area Council for 10 months, she has made a lasting impact on the current and future success of Scouting in the Silver Comet District. The district is grateful for her unwavering dedication, guidance, and service and we wish her the best in her future endeavors.

Lindsay sends this note to all:

I hope you’re all doing well. I am writing to let you all know that this week will be my last full week as a professional Scouter with the AAC. I have accepted a new position so that I can work on my Master’s degree part time next year.

I want to let you all know what an honor it has been to work with each of you to serve our community. I will always treasure working with the Scouters of Silver Comet, and the opportunity to be a part of that family. This was an incredibly hard decision to make, and I want to express my deepest apologies for leaving on short notice. Unfortunately the role I am taking needs filling right away. I am working very hard to pass to Hubert what I can, and wrap up any projects I am working on right now. If you have any tasks you’d like my help completing this week, please let me know. My last day is technically May 24th, but due to some oddly timed vacation, that will be my only day in the office next week.

If any of you ever would like my help as a volunteer, please let me know as it would be an absolute privilege to continue to work with all of you. I appreciate all of the support, guidance, and opportunities you’ve provided to me over the last year. I doubt I will ever be able to fully put into words how much I have grown and learned from Silver Comet.

Thank you again for everything.

Yours in Scouting,

Lindsay McVicar

District Program Kickoff for Pack Leaders is Thursday, May 9th at Roundtable

Posted on May 4 2019 - 7:45pm

Cub Scout Leaders - this special breakout at Roundtable is for you!

Need help with program planning?

Want to know how to incorporate district and community events into your Pack's calendar so you don't have to plan all your events on your own?

Need help with training, recruiting, fundraising, but don't know who to ask?

Attend the District Program Kickoff event at the May Roundtable and we'll set you up to earn the Summertime Pack Award, ease the stress of fall recruiting, get your new and existing leaders trained, introduce you to district staff that can answer your burning questions, and help you plan your Pack calendar.

Don't miss this information packed breakout!

Silver Comet Merit Badge Clinic is Next Saturday

Posted on Apr 20 2019 - 10:49pm

If any of your Scouts need the Citizenship in the World, Communication, Cooking, or First Aid merit badges as they work toward becoming an Eagle Scout, be sure to sign them up for our Silver Comet Merit Badge Clinic! For those who have already earned all those merit badges, the clinic will also offer the Disability Awareness merit badge.

The clinic is next Saturday, April 27th at First Christian Church of Mableton from 9am to 2pm. There is no cost to attend and a free hot dog lunch will be available. Registration is through www.meritbadge.info and will close on Wednesday, April 24th.

More information is available on the event page: Silver Comet Merit Badge Clinic.

Last Day to Settle Camp Cards is Thursday, April 25th

Posted on Apr 20 2019 - 10:49pm

It's time to settle up your Camp Cards! If your unit hasn't done so already, prize tally sheets must be turned in by Monday, April 22nd, and all camp card settlement must be completed by Thursday, April 25th.

If you need copies of the tracking worksheets, you can find them on the Council website: https://www.atlantabsa.org/campcards.

You can settle your unit's Camp Card account in the Program Center of the Volunteer Service Center or arrange to meet with either of our friendly District Executives - Hubert Snow or Lindsay McVicar.

Fill Out the Survey for the 2018 Adult Recognition Banquet

Posted on Apr 13 2019 - 9:38pm

Please help us make next year's banquet even better by answering a few questions on our Banquet Survey at this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QTCKTQ6

The banquet committee would appreciate your feedback whether you attended the banquet this year or not. Also, we'd love to have more scouters join the Banquet Committee! If you are interested in sharing your talents with the committee for this event, send an email with your contact information to Tracye Kamperman at banquet@silvercometdistrictbsa.org.

Thanks again to Tracye and the entire Banquet Committee for a job well done!

2018 Conductor Award Recipients

Posted on Mar 31 2019 - 12:19am

At our District Banquet in March, the Silver Comet District recognized individuals who go above and beyond to help deliver the promise of Scouting to the youth in their Pack, Troop, or Crew.

These individuals, who were nominated by their unit, received a certificate of appreciation and a Silver Comet Conductor's Award pin to mark their service. On behalf of the Silver Comet District Committee, our Commissioner Corps, your fellow Scouters, and especially our Scouts, congratulations and thank you to our 2018 Conductors!

To see the full list of 2018 Conductor Award Recipients, click on "read more".

Silver Comet District