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Atlanta Area Council's Summer Outdoor Adventures

Posted on Jun 13 2020 - 10:20pm

The Council has announced summer camping opportunities for families, units, and districts and aquatic merit badge opportunities at Camp Allatoona Aquatics base. Click "read more" for details and registration information.

Banquet Registration is Open

Posted on Feb 6 2022 - 1:23am

Registration for the Silver Comet Recognition Banquet is now available through Tentaroo. To register, go to https://www.atlantabsa.org/admin2/events/3800/23521/Silver-Comet-District-Banquet. Registration is $15/adult (no children at this event, please). For more information about the banquet, see the event page: https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/2099.

At the banquet, we'll announce the 2021 Conductor Awards and the District Award of Merit recipients. To nominate someone for a Conductor Award, complete and return the award form which you can access here: https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/system/files/2021SCDConductornomform.pdf". To nominate a district-level volunteer for the District Award of Merit, please complete and return this form, https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/system/files/DistrictAwardofMerit-0.pdf to the DAOM Committee Chair at districtvicechair@silvercometdistrictbsa.org. Nominations for the District Award of Merit close on Saturday, February 12th at 6pm. Nominations for Conductor Awards close on Monday, February 28th.

Bring Your Thanksgiving Stuffing Donation to Roundtable this Week

Posted on Oct 5 2019 - 10:22pm

The October Roundtable on Thursday, October 10th is your first opportunity to drop off your unit's contribution to our 2019 Stuff the Turkey Scouting for Food Campaign. Our Order of the Arrow Chapter will be collecting your donation of boxed stuffing as you enter the building for Roundtable. Thanks in advance for helping our district support Cobb Family Resources and local Cobb County families in need. More information about our 2019 Scouting for Food initiative is available at https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1843, including additional contribution drop off events.

BSA Has Released Internet Advancement 2.0

Posted on Jun 1 2019 - 9:16pm

Internet Advancement 2.0 (formerly known as "Scoutbook Lite") has been released by BSA and can be utilized by Units effective immediately. Access to Internet Advancement 2.0 is available to Unit Key 3, Key 3 Delegates and designated Unit Advancement Chairs using their existing log on credentials through:
1) Scoutbook for those Units already using that software.
2) My.Scouting.org

The old Internet Advancement program will be available until June 10, 2019 after which that log on page will re-direct to Internet Advancement 2.0.

Additional information and details are in the BSA blog post at this link:https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2019/05/29/internet-advancement-upgrades/
and on the Scoutbook support web page at https://help.scoutbook.com/article-categories/advancement-quick-entry-internet-advancement-update/

Please contact BSA Member Care at 972-580-2489 if you have any questions.

BSA National Requiring New Authorization for Criminal Background Check

Posted on Oct 12 2019 - 10:42pm

Many, if not all of you, received an email from National BSA and the Council requesting new authorization for criminal background checks. This form must be completed for all adult leaders and turned in with your unit's 2020 recharter packet. Click "read more" for more information about this new procedure and links to the forms that you'll need to complete.

BSA Tour And Activity Plan Terminated

Posted on Apr 8 2017 - 3:13pm

On April 1, the Tour and Activity Plan was turned off and is no longer required for any Scouting Events. Your unit will still be covered by General Liability and Accident & Sickness Insurance when participating in Scouting Activities that are conducted in accordance with Scouting’s safety guidelines found in the Guide to Safe Scouting. While the Tour Plan form is going away, planning ahead for your tour, outing, or activity is paramount to ensuring a safe and quality program for your Scouts.

Click Here to Learn More Information about the Tour and Activity Plan Termination

Camp Card Sale Starts February 1st

Posted on Jan 2 2021 - 11:45pm

The 2021 Atlanta Area Council Camp Card sale will run from February 1st - April 1st, 2021. To register your unit, complete the form at: https://forms.atlantabsa.org/view.php?id=6479581.

The Council has a Camp Card information page where you can get sales tips and a copy of the 2021 Leader's Guide: https://www.atlantabsa.org/campcards.

Camp Card Settlement

Posted on May 22 2021 - 10:41pm

If your unit participated in the 2021 Camp Card sale, it's time to settle your account. There are several ways to do this. First, if you have left over camp cards for which you would like to get credit (they must be in their original, unbroken condition), you will need to give those to a District Executive or turn them in at the Program Center at the Volunteer Service Center. To pay for the camp cards your unit sold, you can make arrangements with one of our District Executives, pay at the Program Center, or pay online at https://www.atlantabsa.org/campcardsettle. Got Camp Card questions? Email our District Executive, Claude Gatlin at claude.gatlin@scouting.org.

Changes at Council and our District

Posted on Mar 6 2021 - 9:19pm

Council level news first - I'm sure many of you fondly remember Brandon Dobbins, former Silver Comet and Mountain Lake DE. He has been promoted to Field Director at the Council, so be sure to congratulate him the next time you have a chance! Along with a new Field Director, the Council has rearranged Service Areas. Silver Comet has been moved to Service Area 4, together with Foothills and Appalachian Trail districts, under the direction of George Snipes. Please welcome George to the Silver Comet family!

Now for some district news. We have a new Membership Chair - Leah Briick. Leah is taking over for Chris Voigt, who has moved out of state. Thank you, Chris, for your work on the Membership Committee and as the Membership Chair! Leah has served on the Membership Committee for several years and has already hit the ground running - thank you, Leah, for taking on this role.

We also have a new Advancement Chair - John Keiler has come out of retirement to reprise a role he held many years ago. He is filling some very big shoes. Our long-time Advancement Chair, Ray Swarts, is ready to sail off into the sunset. While many aspects of Scouting slowed down or stopped due to the pandemic, the Advancement Committee could not and did not. Thank you, Ray, for your many years of dedication and service to our Advancement Committee, especially over the past year!

We are still looking for a few good Scouters to take on Training Chair and Camping Chair. While we continue our search, Sharla Stewart and Clint Pope have graciously agreed to fill those roles in the interim. If you're interested in learning more about those district positions, or would like to help out in a smaller way on any of our district committees, email the District Chair at districtchair@silvercometdistrict1.mytroop.us.

Changes on the District Committee

Posted on Aug 3 2019 - 9:54pm

The District Committee is excited to announce some changes in leadership at the district level:

Jennifer Kane, who has been a Day Camp Program Director in Silver Comet for many years, has stepped up to become the district Program Chair. In this new role, Jennifer will represent the district on the Council Program Committee and will ensure the delivery of exciting district-level events for Scouts and Scouters in Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, and Venturing.

Lindsay McVicar has returned to Silver Comet in a volunteer role, and has accepted the position of district Camping Chair. In this position, Lindsay will represent the district on the Council Camping Committee, and will coordinate our Spring and Fall Camporees, and other district-level camping activities designed for our Scouts and Scouters.

We also added several new Members at Large to our Committee at the August District Committee meeting: Jordan Gonzalez and Eddie Lacher who work with the City of Acworth Parks and Recreation Department, and Sharla Stewart, a Silver Comet Scouter who has volunteered to assist with Cub Scout Advancement and Scoutbook.

Please join the District Committee Members in welcoming our newest district-level volunteers!