2020 Silver Comet District Conductor Award Nominations

Posted on Feb 7 2021 - 1:23am

The Silver Comet District Conductor Award is for any adult in your unit that you feel deserves recognition for service to scouting that goes “above and beyond”. They might be the Assistant Leader that is always there when help is needed, the Committee Member that somehow keeps the accounts straight, or maybe that parent that keeps everything organized and moving forward. They do not have to be a registered Scouter to be nominated for this award.

Nominations should be submitted on the Silver Comet Conductor Award nomination form by March 13th, 2021 to our Conductor Award Coordinator, Clint Pope, at: conductor@silvercometdistrictbsa.org.

Or mail to: Clint Pope, 2856 Summit Ridge Dr., Marietta, GA 30066.

One nomination per 25 registered youth in your Unit.

(1-25 registered Youth=1 nomination, 26-50=2 nominations, 51-75=3 nominations, etc.)

The list of previous honorees is available here at the bottom of the page.

2020 University of Scouting will be at Life University in Cobb County

Posted on Jan 26 2020 - 12:37am

Need Training? The Atlanta Area Council's University of Scouting is THE place to be! This year's event will take place Saturday, February 29th at Life University.

2021 Chris Schornak Eagle Scout Memorial Scholarship

Posted on Mar 13 2021 - 11:34pm

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Chris Schornak Eagle Scout Memorial Scholarship.

Applications are due May 1st, 2021, and the award will be presented later in the year, at a time and place to be determined. Click on "read more" for details and to download the application.

2021 Conductor Award Recipients

Posted on Mar 26 2022 - 11:06pm

At our District Banquet on March 10th, the Silver Comet District recognized individuals who go above and beyond to help deliver the promise of Scouting to the youth in their Pack, Troop, or Crew.

These individuals, who were nominated by their unit, received a certificate of appreciation and a Silver Comet Conductor's Award pin to mark their service. On behalf of the Silver Comet District Committee, our Commissioner Corps, your fellow Scouters, and especially our Scouts, congratulations and thank you to our 2021 Conductors!

To see the full list of 2021 Conductor Award Recipients, click on "read more".

2021 District Award of Merit Nominations

Posted on Jan 8 2022 - 6:15pm

Save the date! Our District Banquet will be held on Thursday, March 10th. One of the highlights of our annual banquet will be the announcement of the 2021 District Award of Merit recipients. The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils, and is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level. To nominate a deserving district volunteer, fill out the nomination form (DAOM Form 33720), which you can download from the district website at https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/system/files/DistrictAwardofMerit.pdf.

Return the form to our DAOM Committee Chair, Cathie McCabe, either:

1. in person,
2. by email: districtvicechair@silvercometdistrictbsa.org , or
3. by US mail: Cathie McCabe 2021 DAOM, 5487 Cathers Creek Drive, Powder Spring, GA 30127

Nominations will be accepted by the DAOM Committee, chaired by Cathie McCabe, until Saturday, February 12th, 2022, at 6:00pm. Nominees should not be informed that they are being nominated. Nominations received after the deadline may be held for consideration in a future year. To avoid nominating someone who has previously been honored, please check the list of District Award of Merit recipients on the district website at https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1360 before completing your nomination form.

2021 District Award of Merit Recipients

Posted on Mar 26 2022 - 11:19pm

At our Annual Silver Comet District Awards Banquet earlier this month, two deserving scouters were honored with the District Award of Merit:

Katherine "Katie" Robinson and Jeffrey Sandler

2021 Membership Fee Overview

Posted on Jun 12 2021 - 9:30pm

Starting August 1, the membership fee for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scouting participants will be $72, a $6 increase from the $66 fee enacted last August. The fee for Exploring participants will be $45, up from $42. Fees for all adult volunteers will be $45, up from $42, which includes the cost of a background check. The unit charter fee will stay at $75. For additional details, click "read more".

2022 Silver Comet District Banquet

Mar 10 2022 - 7:00pm
Mar 10 2022 - 9:00pm
McEachern Memorial United Methodist Church

A Holiday Message From the District Chair

Posted on Dec 18 2021 - 9:59pm

As we enter the Christmas season, we here in the Silver Comet District have so much to be thankful for. Our units consistently offer top-notch program to our Scouts, and our leaders work tirelessly to ensure they're keeping our youth focused and engaged, despite the trying circumstances of the last few years.

I encourage you in these coming winter months to continue keeping your Scouts active - go on campouts, take those hikes and work on those service projects! And of course, don't forget to log them in Scoutbook. Need help logging your hours? Reach out to our Scoutbook Advisors:

Cub Scouts: Scott Nowak scoutbook@silvercometdistrictbsa.org

Scouts BSA: Jayme Smith progchair@silvercometdistrictbsa.org

In closing, I'll leave you with a quote from John F. Kennedy:

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

From my family to yours, may your Christmas be filled with light, love and laughter.

Sharla Stewart
District Chair

AAC Around the Campfire with Dr. Randy Rizor

Posted on Apr 3 2021 - 11:40pm

The Atlanta Area Council has a special, virtual campfire planned for Wednesday, May 12th, at 8pm. Join Dr. Randy Rizor for an inspirational message for all Scouting volunteers, but especially for our unit leaders: Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Advisors, and Skippers. To register, click on the "register here" link at the bottom of this page: https://www.atlantabsa.org/rizorcampfire.

Here's the invitation from Dr. Rizor:

Cubmasters and Scoutmasters,

I have a story to share with you. It begins around a campfire - on a little island in a harbor in England - over 100 years ago. Its chapters are still being written, and you are one of the authors. Its message remains powerful. I do not know when it will end, and yet I know what the final chapter will say!

The Atlanta Area Council has a special campfire planned on May 12 at 8:00 pm. I hope you can join me around the fire via zoom so that I can tell you more of the story and thank you for the important role you play in it. If you cannot join me, please extend the invitation to another leader in your unit that can.

Best regards,

Dr. Randy Rizor