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Early Bird Pricing for the District Banquet Ends February 29th

Posted on Feb 22 2020 - 11:05pm

We hope you will join us to celebrate another great year of Scouting in the Silver Comet District! Our District Banquet celebrating our Scouting successes in 2019 will be held on Thursday, March 12th, at McEachern United Methodist Church. This event will take the place of the regular monthly Roundtable. We'll give out training awards, JTE and Boys Life unit ribbons, Conductor Awards, and the District Award of Merit. We'll enjoy Scouting camaraderie and a delicious taco bar dinner!

Early bird registration, $12 per adult and $7 per child, ends Saturday, February 29th. On March 1st, the price for the banquet goes up to $14 per adult. A scout is thrifty, so get registered this week!

Also, the deadline for Conductor Award nominations is Saturday, February 29th. A link to the nomination form and the Tentaroo registration page is available on the banquet event page: https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1908.

Fall Recruiting Training for Packs

Jul 23 2020 - 7:00pm
Jul 23 2020 - 9:00pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting

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.

Fall Recruiting Webinars for Cub Scout Leaders

Posted on Aug 22 2020 - 10:59pm

A new series of live webinars has launched in the Atlanta Area Council – called Membership Updates Live, but covering a lot of topics about how to recruit and retain families in your Cub Scout Pack and to Scout On in these tough times. Each Monday at 5:30 into November, we’ll have a 30-minute (or so) update for Pack and Den Leaders of ideas that can help them lead their families in Scouting. The series launched with programs on “Sign-Up Night in New Times” and “Den and Pack Leader Roles in Family-Led Program” (both posted on the AAC YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/AACBoyScouts/videos). The series will continue on August 24 with “How to Handle Online Applications”. Future sessions will cover “Forge a Functional Facebook Strategy”, “Recruiting Leaders (Who Is Out There? How to Reach Them?)” and “Is It Safe (We Want To Gather, but When and How)”. Got a topic you would like to see? Email bert.bender@alston.com, our Council New Member Coordinator. Want to sign up? Click on this: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FpLtMFg6SricJTelfK9C_Q.

Fill Out the Survey for the 2018 Adult Recognition Banquet

Posted on Apr 13 2019 - 9:38pm

Please help us make next year's banquet even better by answering a few questions on our Banquet Survey at this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QTCKTQ6

The banquet committee would appreciate your feedback whether you attended the banquet this year or not. Also, we'd love to have more scouters join the Banquet Committee! If you are interested in sharing your talents with the committee for this event, send an email with your contact information to Tracye Kamperman at banquet@silvercometdistrictbsa.org.

Thanks again to Tracye and the entire Banquet Committee for a job well done!

First Slver Comet Recharter Day

Dec 1 2018 - 9:00am
Dec 1 2018 - 1:00pm
Troop 540 Scout Hut, 3956 Due West Rd., Marietta GA 30064

Golden Eagle Celebration is Friday, December 11th at noon

Posted on Dec 5 2020 - 9:39pm

Through the Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America makes a significant impact on today’s youth. While this year has been extremely challenging for many people, Scouting has helped many families in our community be better prepared and to lead during these unique times. Scouts have always led the way, been prepared, helped other people, strived to be good citizens and worked to be brave. Times like this are exactly why we need Scouting.

Due to COVID-19, the Council will be hosting its Golden Eagle Lunch-In virtually. This year’s event will be held on December 11th at 12 PM, and since it will be virtual, the event presents an exciting opportunity for all our volunteers, families, and supporters to come together to celebrate and thank those who make Scouting possible for so many. To register, go to https://events.atlantabsa.org/goldeneagle.

Scouting is such an important part in helping families to instill values, build character, and develop leadership in the youth of today. In order for that to continue, you're invited to join us in celebrating Scouting and pledging your support to keep Scouting strong for many more years to come. Thank you for your unwavering support of Scouting.

Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup

Sep 24 2016
Sep 24 2016
Various locations around Lake Allatoona

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.

How to Be Prepared for the Launch of Scouts BSA on February 1st, 2019

Posted on Dec 22 2018 - 11:01pm

In a little over a month, the Boy Scout program will become Scouts BSA, and we will welcome Girl Troops into our Silver Comet family. In addition, the Order of the Arrow will begin conducting elections in Crews. There are lots of great resources to help units manage these exciting additions to the Scouting program. Even if you're not specifically involved with a new Girl Troop or the OA, you'll want to review the latest information so that you'll be able to confidently and correctly answer any questions that might be asked by the families in your unit.