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Cobb County Police to host National Night Out on August 6th, 2019

Posted on Jul 20 2019 - 7:46am

National Night Out 2019, hosted by the Cobb County Police Department, will take place on August 6th at Jim Miller Park (2245 Callaway Rd., Marietta) from 5:00pm till 8:30 p.m.

National Night Out is an initiative by local law enforcement agencies to sponsor a night for the community to come out and mingle with the public safety members that serve their community. The police will showcase all of their toys including the Mobile Command Vehicle, K-9 Unit, SWAT truck, the motorcycles from the Motors Unit, and even the dirt bikes from the Ranger Unit! In addition, CCPD has offered scout units the opportunity to set up a recruiting table at the event.

To sign up your unit, go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0544aea82ea6f85-national. For more information about this recruiting opportunity, contact our District Executive, Hubert Snow.

Conductor Award Nominations close Thursday, February 28th

Posted on Feb 23 2019 - 11:39pm

All Silver Comet units are eligible to nominate a deserving leader for the Conductor Award, so make sure your unit's nomination is submitted by this Thursday, February 28th. The Conductor Award is for any adult in your unit that deserves recognition for outstanding service to scouting. Each unit may nominate one worthy adult for every 25 youth the unit serves (1-25 registered youth = 1 nomination, 26-50 = 2 nominations, 51-75 = 3 nominations, etc.).

The nomination form is available here:
https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/system/files/SCD2019Conductornomform.docx

The nominations must be submitted by the Unit Leader, Committee Chair, COR, or Unit Commissioner. Completed forms should be emailed to Clint Pope at conductor@silvercometdistrictbsa.org.

Conductor Awards are given out at the District Banquet, which will be at the Volunteer Service Center on Thursday, March 14th. Check out the banquet page for more details and for registration links.

Council's Spring Recruitment Initiatives

Posted on Feb 28 2021 - 1:00am

It goes without saying that the pandemic put a damper on fall 2020 recruiting - Silver Comet recruited less than 100 new scouts! For Packs that are interested in trying to recruit new youth this spring, Council will deliver targeted fliers to that Pack's local feeder school, advertising a virtual or in-person event of your choosing. This initiative is not intended to take the place of fall 2021 recruiting, nor is there a requirement for your Pack to participate. If your Pack would like to participate, or if you'd like to know more about the opportunity, please complete a brief survey here: https://forms.gle/dRmGAMy8fZpvX6vMA, and plan to attend the Spring Recruitment Training at Roundtable on Thursday, March 11th (https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/2011). You can also contact the DEs, Daniel (daniel.degraffenreid@scouting.org) and Claude (claude.gatlin@scouting.org) to get your questions answered.

Council has a spring initiative for troops as well. The Council would like each district to facilitate a virtual Webelos Open House for 4th and 5th grade Cub Scouts to assist Webelos in finding a troop, particularly the 5th graders since they are aging out of Cub Scouts. If your troop is interested in participating, please contact Leah Briick (webelos@silvercometdistrictbsa.org).

Cub Scout Fall Recruiting off to a great start

Posted on Aug 24 2018 - 9:16pm

Silver Comet Pack Leaders, our Membership Team, and our District Executives and Commissioners are off to a great start on Cub Scout Fall Recruiting.
Based on the School Sign up Nights that have already taken place, our Recruiters have some updated advice and guidance that will make your Pack's School Sign Up Night an easier, more pleasant and productive experience for everyone involved.
Listen to our Membership Chair Bob Griffin and District Executive Lindsay McVicar as they discuss these new tips and pointers for a more successful Sign Up Night in the latest Podcast.

And, for a short, concise and fun graphic from BSA National, have a look at this video about How having girls in Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA will change the Scouting experience.

For more detailed answers on all aspects of Family Scouting refer to the latest Family Scouting FAQ from National BSA.

For Membership questions, guidance or advice contact:

Silver Comet Membership Chair - Bob Griffin membership@silvercometdistrictbsa.org
Silver Comet Fall Recruiting Chair - Leah Briick recruiting@silvercometdistrictbsa.org

Cub Scouts Can Experience Day Camp This Year - Virtually!

Posted on May 31 2020 - 12:20am

The Atlanta Area Council is excited to deliver the promise of Scouting this summer to our youngest scouts - the Cub Scouts! Day Camp is going virtual from July 13 - 17, so get ready for a "dino-mite" summer experience with Cub Scout Cyber Day Camp: a Jurassic Adventure with Cyber-saurus! More information is available on the Council's Day Camp page: https://www.atlantabsa.org/daycamp and registration is through Tentaroo at: https://www.atlantabsa.org/admin2/events/4677/18786/Cyber-Day-Camp-2020--Cyber-Day-Camp. As always, Day Camp success is dependent on fun-loving adult volunteers. If you'd like to help the Council with this new adventure, send an email to Charity Drabik at Charity.Drabik@scouting.org and put Cyber Day Camp Volunteer in the subject line.

Daniel Degraffenreid Has Been Promoted to Lead District Executive

Posted on Jan 31 2021 - 1:57am

Earlier in January, the Atlanta Area Council announced that Daniel Degraffenreid has been promoted to Lead District Executive in Silver Comet. Congrat

District Banquet

Mar 9 2017 - 6:30pm
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District Banquet Registration is Now Open!

Posted on Feb 8 2020 - 5:54pm

Registration for the District Banquet on March 12th, 2020 is now open on Tentaroo. For more information and a link to the registration page, see our District Banquet event page: www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1908.

District Banquet Registration is Now Open!

Posted on Jan 19 2019 - 5:58pm

The District Banquet will be held in place of our March Roundtable on March 14th, 2019. Registration is a two step process:

1. Until March 6th, registration fees ($7/adult, $5/child) will be collected through Tentaroo: https://www.campwoodruff.org/event/3800/14358/SC---District-Adult-Leader....

District Committee Meeting

Sep 7 2017 - 7:30pm
Sep 7 2017 - 9:00pm
First Church of the Nazarene 4341 Dallas Highway SW, Marietta GA 30064