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Keeping up with all of the changes coming to Scouting from now through early 2019

Posted on Jun 16 2018 - 11:11pm

2018 and 2019 will see many changes to Scouting from the Lions Program and welcoming girls to Cub Scouting this year, to the start of Scouts BSA and girl troops forming in early 2019.

There is also the all new YPT online course that every registered adult must complete by September 30, 2018 in order to participate and remain registered in Scouting.

To keep up with all that is happening BSA has made various resources available, and here are a few that will help you understand and become familiar with the changes affecting the area of the Scouting Program you are involved with.


Family Scouting Q and A for June 12, 2018: Cub Scouts - Boy Scouts/Scouts BSA - Order of the Arrow - Adult Supervision/Youth Protection
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What You Need to Know About Lions Integrating With Cub Scouts.

The new "YPT2" course, and how to access the online training. (Your completion Certificate will now be emailed to the address used to set up your my.scouting account)

If you have questions your Unit Commissioner is your first resource for answers and guidance.
And, Thank You for all you do for the Scouts in your Unit and in our Silver Comet District.

Last Date to Register Online for the District Banquet is Tuesday!

Posted on Mar 2 2019 - 10:14pm

Online registration for our 2018 District Banquet will close on Mar 05, 2019 at 11:59 PM. Please make every effort to complete your registration online, both on Tentaroo and the Sign Up Genius, as this will greatly assist the Banquet Committee with food and space planning.

You also have two more opportunities to submit photos for the banquet slideshow. If you would like to submit photos electronically, please do so via the google drive by Friday, March 8th at https://photos.app.goo.gl/S8h75ueBnLLC8rt67. You can also bring your pictures on a flash drive to the District Committee Meeting on Thursday, March 7th, 7pm, at the First Church of the Nazarene, 4341 Dallas Highway SW, Marietta GA 30064.

All the details for the banquet, including registration links are available at https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1733.

Merit Badge Counselor Training

Mar 4 2017 - 10:00am
Mar 4 2017 - 12:00pm
Burnt Hickory Baptist Church, 5145 Due West Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127.

Merit Badge Counselor Training

Mar 10 2018 - 10:00am
Mar 10 2018 - 12:00pm
Burnt Hickory Baptist Church, 5145 Due West Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127.

Merit Badge Counselor Training

Sep 9 2017 - 10:00am
Sep 9 2017 - 12:00pm
Burnt Hickory Baptist Church, 5145 Due West Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127

Ner Tamid Synagogue SCOUT SHABBAT Friday, February 1 at 7:30pm

Posted on Jan 19 2019 - 1:48pm

Please join us for Congregation Ner Tamid’s annual Scout Shabbat, celebrating Scouts from our congregation and surrounding areas. Invite any scouts that you know who would like to participate. Register by January 25 to rsvp@mynertamid.org or 678-264-8575 with the name of the Scouts and whether Boy or Girl Scouts (different patches for each) to ensure you will get a patch. Arrive in uniform 30 minutes before the service to check in. After the service, there will be a Scout sponsored Oneg.

New BSA Youth Protection Training (YPT2) must be completed by October 1, 2018

Posted on Sep 20 2018 - 9:23pm

In order to continue providing a safe and secure environment for today’s youth, the Boy Scouts of America has developed a new version of the Youth Protection Training program to be taken by all BSA volunteers and staff.
The new online training (YPT2) was launched to the public on February 1, 2018 and covers all BSA Program areas (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Exploring).

All registered Scout Leaders Must take the new Youth Protection Training by October 1, 2018 in order to remain registered with BSA. If you have taken YPT online on or after February 1, 2018 you have taken the new YPT2. If you have not taken the new course since February 1st,(either online or live training) your YPT expiration date has been moved up to September 30, 2018.

All registered leaders must complete the new YPT2 training by October 1, 2018.

The online training format for YPT2 at my.scouting.org has changed for 2018. For a guide to taking the new Training on my.scouting.org click here. Your YPT completion certificate will be emailed to you upon completion of all 4 modules of the course.

No Roundtable at the LDS Chapel in March, Come to the District Banquet Instead!

Posted on Mar 9 2019 - 11:22pm

Remember that our District Banquet will replace our monthly Roundtable and the regular OA meeting on March 14th. The Banquet will be held at the Volunteer Service Center, 1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE Atlanta, GA 30339, and will start at 6:30pm. Online registration has closed, but you can still attend the banquet if you send an email to the banquet committee, sign up to bring a side dish on the Sign Up Genius, and pay the $10 registration fee at the door.

Email the banquet committee at banquet@silvercometdistrictbsa.org.

Sign up to bring a side dish at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4aacac2ba6fc1-scd2019.

See you at the banquet!

Nominations for the 2019 Silver Comet District Committee

Posted on Aug 29 2018 - 5:34pm

The District Nominating Committee is responsible for identifying candidates qualified and willing to serve as District Chairman, District Commissioner, and District Vice Chairman.
The Committee also identifies Scouters qualified and willing to serve as District Members-at-Large who will contribute to the many aspects of District Scouting including Finance, Membership, and all of the Program areas and Operating Committees.

It takes dedicated leadership to provide the excellent Scouting programs that are offered to our youth, and Silver Comet has many motivated and capable volunteers that would make ideal candidates to serve the District but we may not know who they are. Please help us by submitting their names for consideration.

Nominations will be accepted through October 18, 2018.
For details on submitting nominations, selection of individuals to fill the District positions, and the election of District Officers and Members go to our Silver Comet Nominating Committee webpage.

OA Silepl Ilaonëtu Chapter Meeting

Sep 12 2019 - 7:00pm
Sep 12 2019 - 9:00pm
LDS Chapel, 2595 New Macland Road, Powder Springs GA 30127