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Acworth Mother/Son Campout was a Great Success!

Posted on Sep 22 2019 - 12:44am

Last weekend a dedicated group of Silver Comet Scouts and Scouters helped over 80 mothers and their sons set up camp sites and engage in fun outdoor activities at the City of Acworth Annual Mother/Son Campout. What a wonderful, community-focused way to show Scout service and spirit! Thank you to the Scouts and parents of Troop 116: Alex Coogler, Noah Coogler (Second Class Scout), Lauren Schwartz, Luke Schwartz (Tenderfoot Scout), Susan Rodgers, and John Rodgers (Tenderfoot Scout); and the Eagle Scouts and Leaders of Troop 350: Conner Kautz, Evan Kautz, Andrew Helbling, and Gary Roberts. Thank you to Steve Helbling and Jeff Starnes for organizing the district's annual support of this community event. Thank you also to Chris Skibbie, a member of the community who overheard Scout Leaders discussing the event and came out to volunteer.

Add Your Unit’s Pictures to the Banquet Slide Show

Posted on Mar 4 2020 - 12:33pm

We’d like to invite your unit to submit photos for the District Banquet slide show. Upload your pictures here:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/j9XXBMCmDSh8wTYm7 or bring your pictures on a flash drive to the District Committee Meeting, Thursday, March 5th, 7pm at the First Church of the Nazarene on Dallas Highway.

Advancement During COVID-19

Posted on Mar 28 2020 - 11:12pm

During this unprecedented interruption to Scouting nationwide, the BSA has released guidance on advancement during COVID-19. Bryan Wendell's Bryan on Scouting blog has all the detail here: https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2020/03/25/advancement-during-covid-19-official-details-about-eagle-extensions-and-more/ or you can read the Questions and Answers about Advancement on the district's COVID-19 Update page: https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1933.

Annual Business Meeting and District Committee Meeting

Nov 1 2018 - 7:00pm
Nov 1 2018 - 9:00pm
First Church of the Nazarene 4341 Dallas Highway SW, Marietta GA 30064

Atlanta Area Council's Summer Outdoor Adventures

Posted on Jun 13 2020 - 10:20pm

The Council has announced summer camping opportunities for families, units, and districts and aquatic merit badge opportunities at Camp Allatoona Aquatics base. Click "read more" for details and registration information.

Bring Your Thanksgiving Stuffing Donation to Roundtable this Week

Posted on Oct 5 2019 - 10:22pm

The October Roundtable on Thursday, October 10th is your first opportunity to drop off your unit's contribution to our 2019 Stuff the Turkey Scouting for Food Campaign. Our Order of the Arrow Chapter will be collecting your donation of boxed stuffing as you enter the building for Roundtable. Thanks in advance for helping our district support Cobb Family Resources and local Cobb County families in need. More information about our 2019 Scouting for Food initiative is available at https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1843, including additional contribution drop off events.

BSA Has Released Internet Advancement 2.0

Posted on Jun 1 2019 - 9:16pm

Internet Advancement 2.0 (formerly known as "Scoutbook Lite") has been released by BSA and can be utilized by Units effective immediately. Access to Internet Advancement 2.0 is available to Unit Key 3, Key 3 Delegates and designated Unit Advancement Chairs using their existing log on credentials through:
1) Scoutbook for those Units already using that software.
2) My.Scouting.org

The old Internet Advancement program will be available until June 10, 2019 after which that log on page will re-direct to Internet Advancement 2.0.

Additional information and details are in the BSA blog post at this link:https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2019/05/29/internet-advancement-upgrades/
and on the Scoutbook support web page at https://help.scoutbook.com/article-categories/advancement-quick-entry-internet-advancement-update/

Please contact BSA Member Care at 972-580-2489 if you have any questions.

BSA National Requiring New Authorization for Criminal Background Check

Posted on Oct 12 2019 - 10:42pm

Many, if not all of you, received an email from National BSA and the Council requesting new authorization for criminal background checks. This form must be completed for all adult leaders and turned in with your unit's 2020 recharter packet. Click "read more" for more information about this new procedure and links to the forms that you'll need to complete.

BSA Tour And Activity Plan Terminated

Posted on Apr 8 2017 - 3:13pm

On April 1, the Tour and Activity Plan was turned off and is no longer required for any Scouting Events. Your unit will still be covered by General Liability and Accident & Sickness Insurance when participating in Scouting Activities that are conducted in accordance with Scouting’s safety guidelines found in the Guide to Safe Scouting. While the Tour Plan form is going away, planning ahead for your tour, outing, or activity is paramount to ensuring a safe and quality program for your Scouts.

Click Here to Learn More Information about the Tour and Activity Plan Termination

Changes on the District Committee

Posted on Aug 3 2019 - 9:54pm

The District Committee is excited to announce some changes in leadership at the district level:

Jennifer Kane, who has been a Day Camp Program Director in Silver Comet for many years, has stepped up to become the district Program Chair. In this new role, Jennifer will represent the district on the Council Program Committee and will ensure the delivery of exciting district-level events for Scouts and Scouters in Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, and Venturing.

Lindsay McVicar has returned to Silver Comet in a volunteer role, and has accepted the position of district Camping Chair. In this position, Lindsay will represent the district on the Council Camping Committee, and will coordinate our Spring and Fall Camporees, and other district-level camping activities designed for our Scouts and Scouters.

We also added several new Members at Large to our Committee at the August District Committee meeting: Jordan Gonzalez and Eddie Lacher who work with the City of Acworth Parks and Recreation Department, and Sharla Stewart, a Silver Comet Scouter who has volunteered to assist with Cub Scout Advancement and Scoutbook.

Please join the District Committee Members in welcoming our newest district-level volunteers!