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Silver Comet District supports Acworth Parks and Recreation Department's annual Mother-Son Campout

Posted on Sep 20 2017 - 11:43am

The Silver Comet District was proud to support the Acworth Parks and Recreation Department's annual Mother-Son Campout at Proctor Landing on Saturday, September 16th.

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and adult Scouters from Troop 350, Troop 510, Pack 220 and Pack 611 provided over 140 novice community campers with assistance setting up their tents, manning activity stations and providing some hands-on instruction. Specifically, the District would like to thank Ken Adamson; David Briick; James Kautze and his (Eagle) sons Connor and Evan; Tanya Parks; Gary Roberts; and Jeff Starnes for their leadership.

If you would like to be a part of this growing event next year, contact our Silver Comet Program Chair.

Silver Comet Fall Outdoor Leader Training

Posted on Sep 16 2017 - 5:04pm

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, September 30th , 8am - 4pm. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. Come learn the basics about camping with your cubbies and also some fun outdoor games and hiking ideas!

OWLS for Webelos Leaders will be Saturday October 7th, 8am - 10pm. Cost is $15 and includes lunch and dinner. This is for all Webelos leaders who want to camp as a patrol with their scouts. You will learn new skills that your age groups can begin working on and also have some fun with the new adventures!

ITOLS for all Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters is Saturday October 7th, 8 am, until Sunday October 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.
Register for and attend the Special Session-Troop Leader Indoor Training and you can be “Trained” in a weekend.

Special Session-Troop Leader Indoor Training (aka SALT, BSLST, or SM/ASM Specific) for all Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters is Friday October 6th, 7:30 pm until 10 pm. There is no charge for this Training, and you’ll be on site for the ITOLS course which starts at 8:00 Saturday morning. You can be “Trained” in a weekend.

Nominations for the 2018 Silver Comet District Committee

Posted on Aug 31 2017 - 3:34pm

The District Nominating Committee is responsible for identifying candidates qualified and willing to serve as District Chairman, District Commissioner, and District Vice Chairman.
The Committee also identifies Scouters qualified and willing to serve as District Members-at-Large who will contribute to the many aspects of District Scouting including Finance, Membership, and all of the Program areas and Operating Committees.

It takes dedicated leadership to provide the excellent Scouting programs that are offered to our youth, and Silver Comet has many motivated and capable volunteers that would make ideal candidates to serve the District but we may not know who they are. Please help us by submitting their names for consideration.
Nominations will be accepted through October 19, 2017.

For details on submitting nominations, selection of individuals to fill the District positions, and the election of District Officers and Members go to our Silver Comet Nominating Committee webpage.

Silver Comet Pack Turkey Shoot Nov 4, 2017

Posted on Aug 26 2017 - 11:50am

All Silver Comet Cub Scouts are invited to the 2017 Pack Turkey Shoot at the Cobb County Stout Property on Saturday, November 4th.(refer to location information on the event page - do not Google Stout Park)
Cub Scouts will try their skills at precision BB shooting and Archery, and the high scores in BBs will win Turkeys just in time for Thanksgiving.

We will have the Climbing Wall, several hands on crafts, and 10 or more field games, other games and activities, and there will be a concession stand for hungry Scouts and adults.

For information on cost, times, event location and registration, and for import event planning details in the Leader Guide go to the 2017 Turkey Shoot Page.

“Stuff the Turkey” – the 2017 Silver Comet District “Scouting for Food” project.

Posted on Aug 26 2017 - 11:49am

“Stuff the Turkey” will be the theme for our 2017 Silver Comet District “Scouting for Food” project. We will again be partnering with The Center for Family Resources (CFR) and their annual “Thanks for Giving” event. Our District challenge is to donate 1200 boxes of dressing to be used in preparing Thanksgiving Dinner for 1200 qualified Cobb County families.

Our efforts will coincide with our annual Turkey Shoot on November 4 at the Stout Equestrian Property. CFR representatives will be set up to receive boxes of dressing during the Turkey Shoot.

For details on the location of the Stout Property please refer to our 2017 Turkey Shoot webpage. Collection times will coincide with the Turkey Shoot, 10 am to 4 pm.
For additional details on our "Stuff the Turkey" Community Service Project click on "read more".

Popcorn, Popcorn...Order your Popcorn!

Posted on Aug 19 2017 - 5:05pm

You need popcorn to sell at all your store locations.

Popcorn Show and Sell Orders are due Wednesday, August 30 by midnight!

Distribution will be on Saturday, September 16, 2017!

If you have any questions on how to order your show and sell product, please contact me at popcorn@silvercometdistrictbsa.org or 770-855-0713.

Also, if you have not completed your training or picked up your selling kits, please contact me ASAP!

Silver Comet District