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Have You Registered for the May 12th Campfire Program?

Posted on May 1 2021 - 11:41pm

Don't forget, the Atlanta Area Council has a special, virtual campfire planned for Wednesday, May 12th, at 8pm. Join Dr. Randy Rizor for an inspirational message for all Scouting volunteers, but especially for our unit leaders: Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Advisors, and Skippers. To register, click on the "register here" link at the bottom of this page: https://www.atlantabsa.org/rizorcampfire.

Registration for Cub Scout Day Camp is Now Open

Posted on Apr 25 2021 - 12:52am

Registration for Silver Comet's Mad Science Day Camp 2021 is now open!

Our Silver Comet Day Camp is required to follow all state, local, Boy Scouts of America, and Kennesaw United Methodist Church COVID-19 guidelines, so we will be running a smaller camp this year.

Camp Directors have worked very hard to come up with a plan that will allow the most Cubs to experience day camp while staying COVID safe. This plan is quite different from our traditional Day Camp in that each rank will attend on only one specific day during the week of camp, all activities will be outside, and we will not have Pixie Hall. In addition, masks will be mandatory and den sizes will be limited. For dates, details, and links to the registration page, click "read more".

Daniel Degraffenreid is Leaving the Atlanta Area Council

Posted on Apr 17 2021 - 11:30pm

Daniel Degraffenreid is leaving the Atlanta Area Council to pursue a new opportunity at Blaze Sports that will allow him to blend two of his passions - sports and community service! His last day with the Council will be Tuesday, April 20, so you have a day or two to reach out to him personally if you'd like to pass on your own good wishes or thanks via email (daniel.degraffenreid@scouting.org) or by phone (404-662-9658).

Daniel has made a tremendous impact in his short time with Silver Comet, and on behalf of the entire District, we wish him all the best in his new endeavors!

George Snipes, our Field Director, and Claude Gatlin, our DE, remain at your service, and can be reached at george.snipes@scouting.org and claude.gatlin@scouting.org.

Applications for the Chris Schornak Eagle Scout Memorial Scholarship are Due May 1st

Posted on Apr 17 2021 - 9:47pm

Applications are being accepted through May 1st for the 2021 Chris Schornak Eagle Scout Memorial Scholarship. The award will be presented later in the year, at a time and place to be determined. More information about the award and the application process is available at https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/2021.

District Pinewood Derby Registration is Now Open!

Posted on Apr 10 2021 - 11:00pm

Registration is now open for our 2021 District Pinewood Derby, which will take place as a virtual, livestream event on Saturday, May 22nd from 10am - 2pm. Car impound will take place Friday night, May 21st, at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church, from 5:30 - 8:30pm.

Registration is open to any Cub Scout who placed in the top 4 in their den during their Pack's 2021 Pinewood Derby. To register, please pay the $5 entry fee here:

https://www.atlantabsa.org/admin2/events/3800/21364/Silver-Comet-District-Pinewood-Derby

Once you have registered, you will receive an email request for additional information, including your Scout's rank and the name of their car.

We are also looking for a few volunteers on Friday night to help with car impound, and on Saturday to help with race logistics.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer for this event, email our Program Chair, Sharla Stewart, at progchair@silvercometdistrictbsa.org.

AAC Around the Campfire with Dr. Randy Rizor

Posted on Apr 3 2021 - 11:40pm

The Atlanta Area Council has a special, virtual campfire planned for Wednesday, May 12th, at 8pm. Join Dr. Randy Rizor for an inspirational message for all Scouting volunteers, but especially for our unit leaders: Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Advisors, and Skippers. To register, click on the "register here" link at the bottom of this page: https://www.atlantabsa.org/rizorcampfire.

Here's the invitation from Dr. Rizor:

Cubmasters and Scoutmasters,

I have a story to share with you. It begins around a campfire - on a little island in a harbor in England - over 100 years ago. Its chapters are still being written, and you are one of the authors. Its message remains powerful. I do not know when it will end, and yet I know what the final chapter will say!

The Atlanta Area Council has a special campfire planned on May 12 at 8:00 pm. I hope you can join me around the fire via zoom so that I can tell you more of the story and thank you for the important role you play in it. If you cannot join me, please extend the invitation to another leader in your unit that can.

Best regards,

Dr. Randy Rizor

Silver Comet District