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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.

Last Day to Settle Camp Cards is Thursday, April 25th

Posted on Apr 20 2019 - 10:49pm

It's time to settle up your Camp Cards! If your unit hasn't done so already, prize tally sheets must be turned in by Monday, April 22nd, and all camp card settlement must be completed by Thursday, April 25th.

If you need copies of the tracking worksheets, you can find them on the Council website: https://www.atlantabsa.org/campcards.

You can settle your unit's Camp Card account in the Program Center of the Volunteer Service Center or arrange to meet with either of our friendly District Executives - Hubert Snow or Lindsay McVicar.

Lindsay McVicar Leaving Silver Comet to Pursue New Opportunities

Posted on May 17 2019 - 3:52pm

Congratulations to our District Executive, Lindsay McVicar, who is leaving her role as a professional Scouter to pursue an opportunity with a financial marketing firm in Kennesaw. She has chosen to make the change with the goal of beginning graduate school part time next year. Although Lindsay has only been with the Atlanta Area Council for 10 months, she has made a lasting impact on the current and future success of Scouting in the Silver Comet District. The district is grateful for her unwavering dedication, guidance, and service and we wish her the best in her future endeavors.

Lindsay sends this note to all:

I hope you’re all doing well. I am writing to let you all know that this week will be my last full week as a professional Scouter with the AAC. I have accepted a new position so that I can work on my Master’s degree part time next year.

I want to let you all know what an honor it has been to work with each of you to serve our community. I will always treasure working with the Scouters of Silver Comet, and the opportunity to be a part of that family. This was an incredibly hard decision to make, and I want to express my deepest apologies for leaving on short notice. Unfortunately the role I am taking needs filling right away. I am working very hard to pass to Hubert what I can, and wrap up any projects I am working on right now. If you have any tasks you’d like my help completing this week, please let me know. My last day is technically May 24th, but due to some oddly timed vacation, that will be my only day in the office next week.

If any of you ever would like my help as a volunteer, please let me know as it would be an absolute privilege to continue to work with all of you. I appreciate all of the support, guidance, and opportunities you’ve provided to me over the last year. I doubt I will ever be able to fully put into words how much I have grown and learned from Silver Comet.

Thank you again for everything.

Yours in Scouting,

Lindsay McVicar

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

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.

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.