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Turkey Shoot Needs Rangemasters

Posted on Sep 14 2019 - 11:15pm

Attention all Cub Leaders and Adult Partners!

As our annual Turkey Shoot event approaches we are again in need of Rangemasters to help us provide enough shooting sports ranges for the hundreds of Cubs we expect to enjoy the day. We are calling on you – the certified Rangemaster – to help with this year’s event. Those who volunteer for the day will get to choose a preferred shooting time for their Pack – first come first served. Those who are able to volunteer even during their Pack’s range time will get preferential treatment…so reply now with your name and time you would like! Click on "read more" for how to sign up or register for Rangemaster training!

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.

Update your BeAScout.org Pin - An Important Reminder from Bryan on Scouting

Posted on Aug 3 2019 - 10:22pm

This was taken from Bryan on Scouting's post on January 28th, 2019, but it's very timely as we start the fall recruiting season!

Today’s parents can do it all online. With a few taps on their tablet, they can buy school supplies, sign up for soccer or hire a babysitter. More and more these days, they’re finding out about Scouting online, too. Today’s parents want, and expect, to learn more about the BSA through a simple-to-use, nicely designed website. BeAScout.org is that website. It is the first thing many prospective Scouting families see about the BSA, and it tells them what Scouting is, why it’s a good fit for their family and where they can find a Cub Scout pack, Scouts BSA troop, Venturing crew or Sea Scout ship near them.

That last part — the where — is where you come in. It’s time to update your unit’s listing on BeAScout.org, and I’ll tell you why. You see, when moms and dads visit BeAScout.org, they can enter their ZIP code to find all the Scout units near them.

These results show up as pins, with each representing a pack, troop, crew or ship nearby. Updating your BeAScout.org pin is simple, and it’s a good way to make sure your information is current — that it doesn’t list last year’s Unit Leader or meeting time, for example.

Access to update your pin is available to all unit leaders, including committee members in a unit.

To update your pin:

Go to My.Scouting.org

In the drop-down menu, go to Legacy Web Tools and select BeAScout.

Choose “unit” (rather than council) under “Unit Pin Mode” to update the pin with your contact info.

Be sure to set pin status to “active.” If they want the “Apply Now” button on the pin, set “Apply Status” to “active.”

Note that it may take a few hours, or up to overnight, for the updated information to show up.

For Cub Scout packs: You’ll also want to go to Organization Manager and identify your pack’s gender: all-boy, all-girl or a mix of all-boy dens and all-girl dens. Under Organization Manager, find the settings tab and scroll to the bottom of the page. The default is Boys Dens, but you can change that. Be sure to enter an effective date or it will not update the pin.

If you need help with updating your pin, contact our District Chair, Cathie McCabe at districtchair@silvercometdistrict1.mytroop.us.

Volunteer Request for City of Acworth's Mother-Son Campout on September 14th

Posted on Sep 7 2019 - 9:40pm

BSA volunteers continue to help the City of Acworth Parks & Recreation with their annual Mother-Son Campout and we need your help.

Cubs and Scouts are welcome to come to Proctor Landing on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11:00am to help non-Scouts set up tents and staff games and activities. Come for as long as you can stay and eat for free! "Class B" attire is fine for this event. We plan to have orienteering, fishing, air rockets, cooking, and crafting para-cord bracelets and t-shirt bags. Contact Jeff Starnes at jlstarnes@bellsouth.net if you can help.

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.