Journey to Excellence 2020 Forms Are Now Available

Posted on Jan 26 2020 - 1:14am

Scouting’s Journey to Excellence (JTE) is the BSA’s planning, performance, and recognition program designed to encourage and reward the success of units, districts, and councils. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA. The 2020 Unit Scorecards are available on the national website at http://www.scouting.org/awards/journey-to-excellence/unit/2020-scorecards-english/. Unit guidebooks and tracking sheets are also available to help your unit on it's journey. Guidebooks are available at http://www.scouting.org/awards/journey-to-excellence/guidebooks/ and tracking sheets are available at https://www.scouting.org/awards/journey-to-excellence/tracking-workbooks/2020-tracking-workbooks/. If you have questions about the JTE process or metrics, or need assistance with anything related to JTE, reach out to your Unit Commissioner or a member of the District Committee, our district-level volunteers are here to help you!

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.

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.

National BSA announces 2020 National Annual Membership Fee

Posted on Oct 26 2019 - 10:10pm

To ensure National BSA has the resources to fulfill the promise of Scouting despite increasing operating costs, the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America made the difficult but necessary decision to increase the National BSA Annual Membership Fee effective January 1, 2020 to:

$60 for youth members in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts
$36 for youth members in Exploring
$36 for adult members
$60 unit charter fee

Click "read more" for information on what services the fee covers and a link to the Atlanta Area Council's FAQs regarding the fee increase.

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.