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District Executive Changes and More Council News

Posted on Aug 8 2020 - 8:29pm

Hubert Snow, who has been part of our Silver Comet family since March of 2018, has decided to leave the Atlanta Area Council to return to his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. We wish Hubert all the best and great success in his new endeavors!

Everyone is asking - "Wait, what? Silver Comet now has NO District Executive!", and "What's Hubert going to be doing?" The answer to the first question is - yes, we do have a "new to us" District Executive, Daniel Degraffenreid. Daniel has been with the Atlanta Area Council for a number of years and is ready to hit the ground running! As for what Hubert is doing, click on the "read more" for a personal note from Hubert on his new pursuits.

One other noteworthy Council change - Silver Comet will no longer be part of Jon Ingram's Service Area. Our District has been moved to Faye Hammonds' Service Area, Area 1. Faye is the Assistant Director of Field Service and Scoutreach Director for the Atlanta Area Council. Please welcome Daniel and Faye to the Silver Comet family!

Check The YPT Expiration Date of Your Unit's Adults

Posted on Jul 25 2020 - 10:57pm

We currently have 34 volunteers in the Silver Comet District whose YPT certification has expired. Those leaders should not be meeting with youth either physically or virtually until they retake their YPT! Unit leaders, please use my.scouting.org to check if anyone in your unit needs to complete re-certification.

JoAnna Zackery has been promoted!

Posted on Jul 25 2020 - 10:46pm

Please join the Silver Comet District Committee in congratulating our District Executive, JoAnna Zackery, on being promoted to Lead District Executive in Soapstone Ridge District.

2020 Popcorn Season is Just Around the Corner!

Posted on Jul 18 2020 - 10:34pm

It's time to start thinking about popcorn, so be sure to mark all these important dates on your calendar! Kick-off meetings are happening now and sales kits will be available from Council on July 22nd and July 29th. Show-n-Sell orders will be due Thursday, August 27th and will be available for pick up on Saturday, September 12th. Take Orders will be due Thursday, October 29th and will be available for pick up on Saturday, November 14th. The last day to settle up with council will be Thursday, December 3rd. Units can earn commission through Show-n-Sell/Take Orders (30% base commission plus 5% bonus commission) and Online Orders (35% base commission). To earn the bonus commission on Show-n-Sell/Take Orders, your unit must attend a Popcorn Kick-off Meeting, attend a virtual training, ensure 80% of the unit sales are logged in the Trails End app or online platform, and pay council on time (by December 3rd). If you have questions about the Popcorn sale or need help registering your unit, please contact our District Popcorn Kernel, Tanya Parks, at popcorn@silvercometdistrictbsa.org.

Fall Recruiting Training for Packs on Thursday, July 23rd, at 7pm

Posted on Jul 11 2020 - 10:28pm

The Silver Comet Membership Team will host a special virtual training on Thursday, July 23rd at 7pm. Every pack will want their Membership Coordinator or another member of the Pack Committee to attend. The Team will review the council-provided recruiting resources, hosting unit-based recruiting events, dealing with Chartered Organization COVID restrictions, strategies for discussing fee increases with new families, updating Be A Scout, and managing Be A Scout interest emails. While this training will be aimed at Cub Packs, all volunteers are welcome to attend. Click "read more" for the Zoom meeting credentials.

Last Chance to Register for Cyber Day Camp

Posted on Jul 11 2020 - 10:16pm

Sunday, July 12th is the last day to register for the Atlanta Area Council's Cyber Day Camp, which is being held Monday, July 13th through Friday, July 17th. Don't let your Cub Scouts miss out on the fun! For more information about the camp and a link to the Tentaroo Registration, go to https://www.atlantabsa.org/daycamp.

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