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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

Camp Card Sale Starts February 1st

Posted on Jan 2 2021 - 11:45pm

The 2021 Atlanta Area Council Camp Card sale will run from February 1st - April 1st, 2021. To register your unit, complete the form at: https://forms.atlantabsa.org/view.php?id=6479581.

The Council has a Camp Card information page where you can get sales tips and a copy of the 2021 Leader's Guide: https://www.atlantabsa.org/campcards.

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!

Check The YPT Expiration Date of Your Unit's Adults

Posted on Jul 25 2020 - 10:57pm

We currently have 34 volunteers in the Silver Comet District whose YPT certification has expired. Those leaders should not be meeting with youth either physically or virtually until they retake their YPT! Unit leaders, please use my.scouting.org to check if anyone in your unit needs to complete re-certification.

Chris Schornak Eagle Scout Memorial Scholarship

Posted on Mar 7 2020 - 5:30pm

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Chris Schornak Eagle Scout Memorial Scholarship.

Applications are due April 18, 2020, and the award will again be presented at the Annual Memorial Day Flag Placement Ceremony at the Marietta National Cemetery on May 23, 2020. Click on "read more" for details and to download the application.

Chris Voigt is the new District Membership Chair

Posted on Aug 25 2019 - 12:08am

Chris Voigt has enthusiastically accepted the position of District Membership Committee Chair, taking over from our retiring Chair, Bob Griffin, who is taking on the role of Scoutmaster in Troop 7020. Thank you Bob for guiding our District Membership Committee for the past two years, during which we successfully added girls to Cub Scout Packs and Girl Troops to the district. The entire district wishes you success in your new role as Scoutmaster!

Chris is an experienced member of the District Membership Committee, and is well positioned to ensure the smooth transition of all of our District Membership Committee functions and events. Leah Briick continues to provide valuable experience and assistance to the committee, particularly with Webelos to Scout Transition events.

If you have questions or suggestions, or if you'd like to join the District Membership Committee, email Chris at membershipchair@silvercometdistrictbsa.org.