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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

Due Date for Popcorn Show-n-Sell Orders has Changed

Posted on Aug 15 2020 - 11:31pm

Show-n-Sell popcorn orders must be entered into the online popcorn system by Monday, August 24th. This date is a few days earlier than originally planned to allow for additional time for processing the orders. An updated Council Popcorn Calendar is available here: https://www.atlantabsa.org/files/33301/2020-Popcorn-Calendar. For more information on the 2020 Popcorn Sale, go to https://www.atlantabsa.org/popcorn.

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.

Fall Recruiting Training for Packs

Jul 23 2020 - 7:00pm
Jul 23 2020 - 9:00pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting

Fall Recruiting Training for Packs on Thursday, July 23rd, at 7pm

Posted on Jul 11 2020 - 10:28pm

The Silver Comet Membership Team will host a special virtual training on Thursday, July 23rd at 7pm. Every pack will want their Membership Coordinator or another member of the Pack Committee to attend. The Team will review the council-provided recruiting resources, hosting unit-based recruiting events, dealing with Chartered Organization COVID restrictions, strategies for discussing fee increases with new families, updating Be A Scout, and managing Be A Scout interest emails. While this training will be aimed at Cub Packs, all volunteers are welcome to attend. Click "read more" for the Zoom meeting credentials.

Fall Recruiting Webinars for Cub Scout Leaders

Posted on Aug 22 2020 - 10:59pm

A new series of live webinars has launched in the Atlanta Area Council – called Membership Updates Live, but covering a lot of topics about how to recruit and retain families in your Cub Scout Pack and to Scout On in these tough times. Each Monday at 5:30 into November, we’ll have a 30-minute (or so) update for Pack and Den Leaders of ideas that can help them lead their families in Scouting. The series launched with programs on “Sign-Up Night in New Times” and “Den and Pack Leader Roles in Family-Led Program” (both posted on the AAC YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/AACBoyScouts/videos). The series will continue on August 24 with “How to Handle Online Applications”. Future sessions will cover “Forge a Functional Facebook Strategy”, “Recruiting Leaders (Who Is Out There? How to Reach Them?)” and “Is It Safe (We Want To Gather, but When and How)”. Got a topic you would like to see? Email bert.bender@alston.com, our Council New Member Coordinator. Want to sign up? Click on this: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FpLtMFg6SricJTelfK9C_Q.

Fill Out the Survey for the 2018 Adult Recognition Banquet

Posted on Apr 13 2019 - 9:38pm

Please help us make next year's banquet even better by answering a few questions on our Banquet Survey at this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QTCKTQ6

The banquet committee would appreciate your feedback whether you attended the banquet this year or not. Also, we'd love to have more scouters join the Banquet Committee! If you are interested in sharing your talents with the committee for this event, send an email with your contact information to Tracye Kamperman at banquet@silvercometdistrictbsa.org.

Thanks again to Tracye and the entire Banquet Committee for a job well done!

First Slver Comet Recharter Day

Dec 1 2018 - 9:00am
Dec 1 2018 - 1:00pm
Troop 540 Scout Hut, 3956 Due West Rd., Marietta GA 30064