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Silver Comet WEBELOS Open House - Nov. 6 at Due West UMC

Posted on Oct 20 2018 - 11:25am

Webelos and their Parents: will have an opportunity to meet and talk with several Troops in their area, ask questions and get the information they need when deciding which Unit they want to join when they crossover. You can download and print a copy of "Troop Visit Questions" for ideas of what to ask the Troops at the Open House event.
For more complete Webelos Transition information download our "Silver Comet Webelos Transition Manual".

Troops: set up a display of their activities and are on hand to answer questions about Boy Scouting in their Unit. Troops should fill out and return the “Troop Information Sheet” by October 31st. The District Membership team will hand out the Information Sheet to all Webelos at the event. Email your Information Sheet to our Silver Comet Membership Chair.
For details on the display and venue guidelines view/download our "SCD Webelos Open House Exhibitor Guidelines". Also have a look at the "Silver Comet Webelos Transition Manual" which will help you to “be prepared” for the questions the Webelos and their Parents will be asking.

For the Open House location, times and other details, and any updates go to the 2018 Webelos Open House event webpage

Spring Camporee Registration is Open!

Posted on Feb 2 2020 - 1:32am

Registration for the Spring Camporee (April 24-26, 2020) is now open through Tentaroo. More details and a link to the registration page and the leader's guide are available on the Camporee event page:https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org.

Spring Outdoor Leader Training for Cub Scout Leaders and Scoutmasters/ASMs Registration is Open on Tentaroo

Posted on Mar 7 2020 - 5:48pm

Silver Comet will be hosting outdoor leader training for Cub Scout leaders (BALOO: Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) and Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters (IOLS: Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills) at Allatoona Aquatics Base the last weekend of March.

The BSA requires that a pack have at least one BALOO-trained adult on every Cub Scout den or pack overnight outdoor event. That include pack camping and Webelos den overnighters. A BALOO-trained leader should be at any overnighter regardless of whether it is a pack, district or council event.

In order for a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster to be considered position-trained and be eligible to wear the TRAINED patch on their uniform, they must complete IOLS in addition to other courses that are available as online or in classroom courses.

See the Training page for details, contact information, and a link to the Tentaroo registrations.

Summer Camp (Troops and Crews) and Day Camp (Cubs) Update

Posted on May 9 2020 - 11:28pm

The Atlanta Area Council has made the very difficult decision to delay opening the Summer Camp season at Woodruff Scout Camp and Bert Adams Scout Camp until June 14th. It is important to note that this situation continues to change daily, and the council will provide updates thirty days in advance should the target start date for Summer Camp be adjusted. For more information, including options for affected troops, please see the council's COVID-19 Update page at https://www.atlantabsa.org/safety-health.

Based upon the State of Georgia guidelines and the current Center for Disease Control’s recommendation for youth, the council has made the difficult decision to delay Cub Scout Day Camps in June. The council is exploring new options to bring the Day Camp experience and excitement to your Scout! Cub families will receive a survey soon which will help guide council's plans to bring you the experiences you deserve while remaining safe. The Atlanta Area Council will be issuing full refunds for all June Day Camp registrations. Please allow up to three weeks to receive your refund.

Summer Camp Weeks 1, 2, and 3 are Canceled

Posted on May 16 2020 - 8:58pm

The Atlanta Area Council has made the very difficult decision to delay opening the Summer Camp season at Woodruff Scout Camp and Bert Adams Scout Camp until June 21st. It is important to note that this situation continues to change daily, and the council will continue to provide updates should the target start date for Summer Camp be adjusted. Due to the shortened summer camp season and later start, Summer Camp weeks 1, 2 & 3 have been canceled. The council is working with those Troops to move to a later week to best serve their families. If your troop is scheduled to arrive after June 21st, your arrival date is currently unchanged. The council is following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Georgia State Department of Health, and our health committee led by Dr. Jeremy Ackerman.

Thank you Day and Twilight Camp Volunteers!

Posted on Aug 31 2019 - 11:16pm

The Atlanta Area Council had its Day and Twilight Camp wrap-up meeting last month. In June, our Silver Comet Day and Twilight Camps put on fabulous week-long events for Cub Scouts and their young siblings.

Thanks To All Our Latter-day Saints Scouters, Past and Recent

Posted on Jan 4 2020 - 9:21pm

To all of our Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Scouters,

Thank you for the countless hours you have devoted to the mission of Scouting; preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.

Thank you to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on New Macland Road, who graciously hosted our monthly Roundtable meeting for the past six years. You opened your doors to a fledgling merged district that needed a place for Scouters to fellowship on a monthly basis, and truly made us feel at home.

Many of the names we see listed in the Silver Comet Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Units have served Scouting for more than a decade, and have presented the Scouting program to many, many youth over those years, giving them the opportunity to experience the personal growth and individual challenges and successes that the Scouting program offers. It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve with you on the Scouting journey.

We hope that many of you will continue Scouting in traditional Units, offering your remarkable talents and dedication to upcoming generations of young people as they each begin to make their way in the world.

Yours in Scouting,

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.

There’s an updated Annual Health and Medical Record to use for 2020

Posted on Dec 28 2019 - 11:26pm

Bryan on Scouting recently wrote an article about the new BSA Annual Health and Medical Record that is available to use now and will become mandatory in 2021. Click "read more" for more details and a link to the article.

Thinking of Meeting in Person? Ask These Three Questions First

Posted on Jun 13 2020 - 10:46pm

When considering an in-person gathering or activity, answer these questions in order:

1. Are we allowed?
2. If we're allowed, can we and how will we do it safely?
3. If we’re allowed and we can do it safely, will people come?

Click "read more" for a discussion of these important in-person Scouting questions.