2019 Conductor Award Recipients

Posted on Mar 21 2020 - 7:40pm

At our District Banquet on March 12th, 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 2019 Conductors!

To see the full list of 2019 Conductor Award Recipients, click on "read more".

2019 District Award of Merit Nominations

Posted on Dec 28 2019 - 11:35pm

One of the highlights of the District Banquet on March 12th will be the announcement of the 2019 District Award of Merit recipients. The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils, and is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level. To nominate a deserving district volunteer, fill out the nomination form (DAOM Form 33720), which you can download from the district website at https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/system/files/DistrictAwardofMerit.pdf.

Return the form to our Advancement Chair, Ray Swarts, either:

1. in person,
2. by email: advancement@silvercometdistrictbsa.org, or
3. by US mail: Ray Swarts 2019 DAOM, 5473 Amity Cove, Powder Springs GA 30127

Nominations will be accepted by the DAOM Committee, chaired by Ray Swarts, until Saturday, February 15th, 2020, at 5:00pm. Nominees should not be informed that they are being nominated. Nominations received after the deadline may be held for consideration in a future year. To avoid nominating someone who has previously been honored, please check the list of District Award of Merit recipients on the district website at https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1360 before completing your nomination form.

2019 District Award of Merit Recipients

Posted on Mar 21 2020 - 8:24pm

At our Annual Silver Comet District Awards Banquet on Thursday, March 12th, four deserving Scouters were honored with the District Award of Merit:

Leah Briick, the district YPT Champion and coordinator of Webelos-to-Scout district events;
Jennifer Kane, the long-time Program Director of the Day and Twilight Cub Camp at Jim Miller Park and Bethany United Methodist Church;
Addie Outlaw, the Camp Director of the Day Camp at Kennesaw United Methodist Church; and
Torie Shores, the long-time Program Director of Cub Day Camp at Kennesaw UMC.

These ladies were recognized for their outstanding dedication to special Cub events in our district and the Scouting mission in general. They work year-round to present fun experiences to our youngest scouts, helping them make Scouting memories that last a lifetime. The selfless dedication of time and expertise from these ladies brings the true spirit of Scouting to scouts and scouters alike.

Congratulations to Leah, Jennifer, Addie, and Torie, and thank you from everyone in the district for your outstanding contributions to Scouting!

2019 Popcorn Sale is here!

Posted on Jun 23 2019 - 12:13am

The Atlanta Area Council is gearing up for the 2019 Popcorn selling season. For more information about the sale and how to register your unit, check out our Popcorn page at https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1819.

2019 Silver Comet District Conductor Award Nominations

Posted on Jan 11 2020 - 11:25pm

The Silver Comet District Conductor Award is for any adult in your unit that you feel deserves recognition for service to scouting that goes “above and beyond”. They might be the Assistant Leader that is always there when help is needed, the Committee Member that somehow keeps the accounts straight, or maybe that parent that keeps everything organized and moving forward. They do not have to be a registered Scouter to be nominated for this award. The Conductor Awards are announced at our District Banquet, which will be held on March 12th, 2020 at McEachern United Methodist Church.

Nominations should be submitted on the Silver Comet Conductor Award nomination form by February 29th, 2020 to our Conductor Award Coordinator, Clint Pope, at: conductor@silvercometdistrictbsa.org.

Or mail to: Clint Pope, 2856 Summit Ridge Dr., Marietta, GA 30066.

One nomination per 25 registered youth in your Unit.

(1-25 registered Youth=1 nomination, 26-50=2 nominations, 51-75=3 nominations, etc.)

The list of previous honorees is available here at the bottom of the page.

2020 Camp Card Sale Runs from February 1st to April 1st

Posted on Feb 8 2020 - 5:48pm

Camp Cards are discount cards to businesses around Atlanta that your Scouts can use as a fundraiser for Scouting activities. For every $5.00 card sold, your Scout earns $2.50 for themselves or their unit. These funds can be used for any Scouting activity including Day Camp and Summer Camp. If you haven't signed up your unit to sell camp cards, contact one of our District Executives, Hubert Snow or JoAnna Zackery, they'll be able to help you! For more information on the sale and a link to the resources on the council Camp Card page, see our District Camp Card page: https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1792.

2020 Journey to Excellence Unit Criteria Revised Due to Pandemic

Posted on Sep 27 2020 - 12:41am

National BSA has revised the criteria for 2020 Journey to Excellence (JTE) due to the ongoing pandemic. The new criteria include credit for home-centered activities, virtual meetings and trainings, and reduced membership recruitment. The patch program will still be available for all participating units.

The revised unit 2020 JTE Scorecards are available at https://www.scouting.org/awards/journey-to-excellence/unit/2020-scorecards-english/. For direct links to the scorecards for Packs, Troops, and Crews, click "read more".

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.

2020 University of Scouting will be at Life University in Cobb County

Posted on Jan 26 2020 - 12:37am

Need Training? The Atlanta Area Council's University of Scouting is THE place to be! This year's event will take place Saturday, February 29th at Life University.

AAC Duty to God Encampment

Sep 23 2016 - 6:00pm
Sep 25 2016 - 12:00pm
Bert Adams Scout Camp, 218 Scout Road, Covington, GA 30016, US