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District Executive Changes and More Council News

Posted on Aug 8 2020 - 8:29pm

Hubert Snow, who has been part of our Silver Comet family since March of 2018, has decided to leave the Atlanta Area Council to return to his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. We wish Hubert all the best and great success in his new endeavors!

Everyone is asking - "Wait, what? Silver Comet now has NO District Executive!", and "What's Hubert going to be doing?" The answer to the first question is - yes, we do have a "new to us" District Executive, Daniel Degraffenreid. Daniel has been with the Atlanta Area Council for a number of years and is ready to hit the ground running! As for what Hubert is doing, click on the "read more" for a personal note from Hubert on his new pursuits.

One other noteworthy Council change - Silver Comet will no longer be part of Jon Ingram's Service Area. Our District has been moved to Faye Hammonds' Service Area, Area 1. Faye is the Assistant Director of Field Service and Scoutreach Director for the Atlanta Area Council. Please welcome Daniel and Faye to the Silver Comet family!

District Recharter Day

Dec 7 2019 - 9:00am
Dec 7 2019 - 1:00pm
Troop 540 Scout Hut, 3956 Due West Rd., Marietta GA 30064

District Recharter Day

Nov 23 2019 - 9:00am
Nov 23 2019 - 1:00pm
AAC Volunteer Service Center, 1800 Circle 75 Pkwy SE, Atlanta GA 30339

District Roundtable

Apr 9 2020 - 7:30pm
Apr 9 2020 - 9:00pm
Online Zoom meeting

District Roundtable

Jun 11 2020 - 7:00pm
Jun 11 2020 - 8:00pm
Online Zoom Meeting

District Update

Posted on Apr 12 2020 - 1:12am

Just a quick reminder about the two pages on our district website where you can find information about changes to district and council programs:

First, our COVID-19 Update page. This is where you can find information about specific events and general information about the district's and council's response to COVID-19. https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1933. This page is updated as new information becomes available.

Second, our How to Scout at Home page. This is where you can find links to activities to encourage your Scouts while they are staying at home. This page is updated as we receive new resources. https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1938

Stay safe!

Don't Forget - New Roundtable and OA Meeting Location is First Christian Church of Mableton

Posted on Jan 4 2020 - 9:28pm

Join us for our first Roundtable of the new decade, at our new location - First Christian Church of Mableton!

FCCM is located at 878 Old Alabama Rd SW, Mableton, GA 30126.

Drew Doherty is leaving the Atlanta Area Council to pursue his career

Posted on Jun 30 2018 - 11:16am

Our hard working, multi-talented District Executive Drew Doherty is moving on from the Atlanta Area Council to pursue his career, and we wish him every success in his future endeavors.
In his nearly 3 years here in Silver Comet Drew made many friends and met just about all of our Scouters as he worked to make the District a great place for Scouts and Families to get the most out of the Scouting Program.

Drew, from all of us, Thank You for your support, dedication, and enthusiasm for Silver Comet Scouting.

Drew sends the following note to all:

Over the past three years, I’ve been blessed to work with some of the most incredible, generous and caring people I’ve ever met. I want to thank each and every one of you for all that you’ve given me even beyond Scouting. Your friendship, guidance and so many kind words will continue to stay with me as I continue to grow and pursue a new career.

Thank you. Y’all are truly awesome!
-Drew Doherty

Duty to God Virtual Gathering

Posted on May 2 2020 - 6:59pm

The Council will be hosting a Duty to God virtual gathering on Friday, May 8th, from 8-9am, featuring Terry Bramlett, Area 9 BSA President and Silver Buffalo recipient, as the keynote speaker. Join us for a time hearing Duty to God in Scouting from our wonderful youth and adult leaders. A great start to your day of faith, encouragement and Scouting! This will be a Zoom meeting. Click the read more link for the meeting credentials.

Early Bird Pricing for the District Banquet Ends February 29th

Posted on Feb 22 2020 - 11:05pm

We hope you will join us to celebrate another great year of Scouting in the Silver Comet District! Our District Banquet celebrating our Scouting successes in 2019 will be held on Thursday, March 12th, at McEachern United Methodist Church. This event will take the place of the regular monthly Roundtable. We'll give out training awards, JTE and Boys Life unit ribbons, Conductor Awards, and the District Award of Merit. We'll enjoy Scouting camaraderie and a delicious taco bar dinner!

Early bird registration, $12 per adult and $7 per child, ends Saturday, February 29th. On March 1st, the price for the banquet goes up to $14 per adult. A scout is thrifty, so get registered this week!

Also, the deadline for Conductor Award nominations is Saturday, February 29th. A link to the nomination form and the Tentaroo registration page is available on the banquet event page: https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1908.