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The Peace Light has arrived in Atlanta

Posted on Dec 8 2018 - 10:42pm

Each year, a child from Austria fetches the Peace Light (a flame) from the grotto in Bethlehem where Jesus was born.

The light is then flown to Austria from where it is distributed at a Service of Dedication to delegations, including Scouts and Guides from across Europe who take it back with a message of Peace to their own countries for use at ecumenical services throughout the Continent. Austrian Airlines then flies the miner’s lamps containing the Peace Light to New York City. The goal is to help the light spread like the branches of a huge tree rooted in New York and spreading throughout the North American continent.

The Peace Light arrived in Atlanta on Saturday, December 08, and will be available starting on the 10th at the Atlanta Area Council Service Center (see Donna Carr) and also at the Silver Comet District Round Table on December 13th where you may receive the light (in a suitable safe container or lantern of your own) for your scout unit, your religious institution, your own home, hospitals, homeless shelters, retirement homes, prisons, and places of public, cultural, and political importance. The peace Light is available to anyone who appreciates the significance of the "gift" of peace.

Upcoming Camping Opportunities

Posted on Feb 9 2019 - 10:18pm

March 15-17th, 2019, the Council will put on Cub Challenge 2019 at Woodruff Scout Reservation. More information is available at https://www.campwoodruff.org/cub-challenge, and early-bird pricing is in effect until Thursday, February 14th. The following weekend, March 22-24th, it will be the Scouts and Venturers' turn at Scout Challenge 2019 at Bert Adams Scout Reservation. More information about Scout Challenge 2019 is available at https://www.campbertadams.org/scout-challenge. This event will take the place of the District Spring Camporee.

For those volunteers looking a little further into the future, registration for our Cub Scout Day Camp at Kennesaw UMC (9am-3pm, June 3-7th) and our Cub Scout Twilight Camp at Bethany UMC (6-9pm, June 24-28th) is now open. Visit the Day Camp page, https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1793, and the Twilight Camp page, https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1794, for more information.

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.