Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup

Sep 24 2016
Sep 24 2016
Various locations around Lake Allatoona

How to Be Prepared for the Launch of Scouts BSA on February 1st, 2019

Posted on Dec 22 2018 - 11:01pm

In a little over a month, the Boy Scout program will become Scouts BSA, and we will welcome Girl Troops into our Silver Comet family. In addition, the Order of the Arrow will begin conducting elections in Crews. There are lots of great resources to help units manage these exciting additions to the Scouting program. Even if you're not specifically involved with a new Girl Troop or the OA, you'll want to review the latest information so that you'll be able to confidently and correctly answer any questions that might be asked by the families in your unit.

How to Submit Photos for the District Banquet Slideshow

Posted on Feb 9 2019 - 10:35pm

There are two ways to submit your unit's photos for the 2018 District Banquet. The banquet committee has set up a shared folder on Google Photos. To upload your photos to the shared folder, go to https://photos.app.goo.gl/S8h75ueBnLLC8rt67. You can also bring your photos on a flash drive to this week's District Roundtable meeting (Thursday, 7pm, LDS Chapel, 2595 New Macland Road, Powder Springs GA 30127), and the banquet committee will transfer the photos for you.

More information about the banquet, including how to register to attend, is available on our 2018 District Banquet page: https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1733.

Please don't forget to submit nominations for the District Award of Merit (https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1776) by February 16th and for the Silver Comet Conductor Award (https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1791) by February 28th.

Internet Advancement to be replaced by Scoutbook Lite

Posted on May 12 2018 - 8:16pm

BSA is planning to replace Internet Advancement with Scoutbook Lite (SBL) in mid - 2018.
Though the pay version of Scoutbook can be synchronized to interface with Scoutbook Lite which is a free application, third party programs such as Packmaster, Troopmaster, etc. will not initially do so.

Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Unit Committee Chairs and Advancement Coordinators, please familiarize yourselves with the resources below so you will be ready to transition your Unit to Scoutbook Lite advancement reporting when BSA initiates the transition and retires Internet Advancement.

The actual transition date will be widely publicized when it is announced.

BSA Initial Scoutbook Lite announcement: https://scoutingwire.org/scoutbook-lite-replace-internet-advancement-2018/

Jan 12, 2018. Scoutbook Blog information on Scoutbook Lite: https://www.scoutbook.com/mobile/blog/84/scoutbook-lite-to-replace-internet-advancement-but-not-scoutbook/

Atlanta Area Council Advancement Committee - Internet Advancement to Scoutbook Lite transition information.

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

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.

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.