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2016 Silver Comet District Conductor Awards

Posted on Mar 17 2017 - 11:02pm

Each year at our Annual Awards Banquet the Silver Comet District recognizes those individuals nominated by their Unit as having gone “Above and Beyond” to provide the best Scouting experience to the Youth in their Pack, Troop, Crew, or Team.

These individuals are presented with the unique Silver Comet District Conductor’s Award Pin and a certificate of appreciation from all of us in the Silver Comet District. Whenever you see one of our “Conductors” please thank them for their dedication to Scouting and to the Youth we serve.

On behalf of the Silver Comet District Committee, our Commissioner Corps, your fellow Scouters, and especially our Scouts,
Congratulations and Thank You to all of our “Conductors”

Those Special individuals selected by their Units for 2016 are listed at “read more”.

2016 Silver Comet District Award of Merit Recipients

Posted on Mar 11 2017 - 10:23am

At our Annual Silver Comet District Awards Banquet on Thursday March 9th, 3 of our most dedicated and deserving Scouters were honored with the District Award of Merit.

Mark Gruner, Cathie McCabe, and Pamela Saunders were recognized for their many years of outstanding service to the Scouts and Scouters in their Units, in our District, and in our Council. The time, experience, and expertise they have so generously devoted to Scouting have exemplified Scout Spirit and "made a difference" in the lives of our Scouts.

Congratulations to Mark, Cathie and Pamela, and Thank You from all of us for your outstanding contributions to Scouting and to our Silver Comet Scouts.

A Reminder that all Boy Scouts start using the “new” Boy Scout requirements Jan 1, 2017.

Posted on Dec 17 2016 - 3:54pm

Is there a deadline for using the “old” requirements?

Yes. Dec. 31, 2016, is the last day to sign off on requirements using the old requirements.

So what if a youth is partially done with a rank on Dec. 31, 2016?

He would not need to “start over” and repeat all of the requirements for that rank. He must only complete new requirements and any new elements of requirements.
If the wording of a completed rank requirement has not changed and that requirement was signed off on or prior to Dec. 31, 2016, the approval should be transferred to the corresponding new requirements.

For Tenderfoot through First Class ranks, this may include approvals that were previously listed in a different rank.

World Conservation Award has new requirements, effective immediately

Posted on Dec 17 2016 - 3:27pm

The BSA National Conservation and Environment Task Force has announced new requirements for the Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturing/Sea Scout versions of the World Conservation Award. The new requirements, which are now in effect, can be found at this link.

Whether you know the World Conservation Award as the “panda patch” or as the award that encourages Scouts and Venturers to think globally and act locally to improve and conserve our environment, there’s something you need to know.

The new requirements reflect the recent changes to the Cub Scout advancement program and the addition of the Eagle-required Sustainability merit badge in the Boy Scout program.

Modifications to Cub Scout program give Den Leaders more flexibility

Posted on Dec 2 2016 - 6:25pm

The Boy Scouts of America has announced modifications to Cub Scouting that make the program more flexible for busy parents, Den Leaders and Cubmasters.

The BSA gathered feedback from Den Leaders who had delivered the new Cub Scouting program for a year. What they learned was that some Den Leaders had difficulty fitting into their program year all of the adventures required for advancement. This resulted in boys not advancing. After a thoughtful and deliberate review, the BSA has released some modifications to address this concern.

What are the modifications? Click on "Read More" for the full story.

Online Training / Internet Advancement / Internet Recharter have moved

Posted on Oct 29 2015 - 3:28pm

BSA ONLINE TRAINING / INTERNET ADVANCEMENT / INTERNET RECHARTER now login at my.scouting.org (notice the . between my and scouting).

Anyone with an existing account can login at the new address with the same username and password they used at the old address. DO NOT create a new account, or your records will be separated and it will be difficult or impossible to attach them to your new account.

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