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Check The YPT Expiration Date of Your Unit's Adults

Posted on Jul 25 2020 - 10:57pm

We currently have 34 volunteers in the Silver Comet District whose YPT certification has expired. Those leaders should not be meeting with youth either physically or virtually until they retake their YPT! Unit leaders, please use my.scouting.org to check if anyone in your unit needs to complete re-certification.

Chris Schornak Eagle Scout Memorial Scholarship

Posted on Mar 7 2020 - 5:30pm

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Chris Schornak Eagle Scout Memorial Scholarship.

Applications are due April 18, 2020, and the award will again be presented at the Annual Memorial Day Flag Placement Ceremony at the Marietta National Cemetery on May 23, 2020. Click on "read more" for details and to download the application.

Chris Voigt is the new District Membership Chair

Posted on Aug 25 2019 - 12:08am

Chris Voigt has enthusiastically accepted the position of District Membership Committee Chair, taking over from our retiring Chair, Bob Griffin, who is taking on the role of Scoutmaster in Troop 7020. Thank you Bob for guiding our District Membership Committee for the past two years, during which we successfully added girls to Cub Scout Packs and Girl Troops to the district. The entire district wishes you success in your new role as Scoutmaster!

Chris is an experienced member of the District Membership Committee, and is well positioned to ensure the smooth transition of all of our District Membership Committee functions and events. Leah Briick continues to provide valuable experience and assistance to the committee, particularly with Webelos to Scout Transition events.

If you have questions or suggestions, or if you'd like to join the District Membership Committee, email Chris at membershipchair@silvercometdistrictbsa.org.

Claude Gatlin Moving to Southern Crescent District

Posted on Feb 1 2022 - 7:00pm

Our District Executive Claude Gatlin is moving from Silver Comet to the Southern Crescent District where he will continue to use his talents and skills to support Atlanta Area Scouting Youth and Families. Claude has helped steer Silver Comet through a very trying time for Scouting and his constant and enthusiastic support has kept our District moving forward in spite of the challenges and unpredictability of the last 2 years.
Thank You Claude for your dedication to our Silver Comet Scouts and Families, and we wish you all the best in your new position.

Claude would like to share the following message with all of his Silver Comet friends and volunteers:

Silver Comet volunteers and stakeholders I have enjoyed working with each of you during Pinewood Derby, winter camps, fall recruiting, summer camps, and day camps were all fun. I appreciate the wonderful opportunity to work with each of you as we accomplished a lot together. Although I will be shifting over to a new district, you all will be in great hands with David Hood. David is a young District Executive with zeal for Scouting. I believe David and the next District Executive will take this district to new heights.
I look forward to seeing each of you at different Scouting events and camps.

Kind Regards,
Claude E. Gatlin, Jr.
Silver Comet-District Executive

Cobb County National Night Out Recruiting Opportunity

Aug 2 2022 - 6:00pm
Aug 2 2022 - 9:00pm
Jim R. Miller Park 2245 Callaway Road Marietta, GA 30008

Cobb County Police to host National Night Out on August 6th, 2019

Posted on Jul 20 2019 - 7:46am

National Night Out 2019, hosted by the Cobb County Police Department, will take place on August 6th at Jim Miller Park (2245 Callaway Rd., Marietta) from 5:00pm till 8:30 p.m.

National Night Out is an initiative by local law enforcement agencies to sponsor a night for the community to come out and mingle with the public safety members that serve their community. The police will showcase all of their toys including the Mobile Command Vehicle, K-9 Unit, SWAT truck, the motorcycles from the Motors Unit, and even the dirt bikes from the Ranger Unit! In addition, CCPD has offered scout units the opportunity to set up a recruiting table at the event.

To sign up your unit, go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0544aea82ea6f85-national. For more information about this recruiting opportunity, contact our District Executive, Hubert Snow.

Conductor Award Nominations close Thursday, February 28th

Posted on Feb 23 2019 - 11:39pm

All Silver Comet units are eligible to nominate a deserving leader for the Conductor Award, so make sure your unit's nomination is submitted by this Thursday, February 28th. The Conductor Award is for any adult in your unit that deserves recognition for outstanding service to scouting. Each unit may nominate one worthy adult for every 25 youth the unit serves (1-25 registered youth = 1 nomination, 26-50 = 2 nominations, 51-75 = 3 nominations, etc.).

The nomination form is available here:
https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/system/files/SCD2019Conductornomform.docx

The nominations must be submitted by the Unit Leader, Committee Chair, COR, or Unit Commissioner. Completed forms should be emailed to Clint Pope at conductor@silvercometdistrictbsa.org.

Conductor Awards are given out at the District Banquet, which will be at the Volunteer Service Center on Thursday, March 14th. Check out the banquet page for more details and for registration links.

Council's Spring Recruitment Initiatives

Posted on Feb 28 2021 - 1:00am

It goes without saying that the pandemic put a damper on fall 2020 recruiting - Silver Comet recruited less than 100 new scouts! For Packs that are interested in trying to recruit new youth this spring, Council will deliver targeted fliers to that Pack's local feeder school, advertising a virtual or in-person event of your choosing. This initiative is not intended to take the place of fall 2021 recruiting, nor is there a requirement for your Pack to participate. If your Pack would like to participate, or if you'd like to know more about the opportunity, please complete a brief survey here: https://forms.gle/dRmGAMy8fZpvX6vMA, and plan to attend the Spring Recruitment Training at Roundtable on Thursday, March 11th (https://www.silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/2011). You can also contact the DEs, Daniel (daniel.degraffenreid@scouting.org) and Claude (claude.gatlin@scouting.org) to get your questions answered.

Council has a spring initiative for troops as well. The Council would like each district to facilitate a virtual Webelos Open House for 4th and 5th grade Cub Scouts to assist Webelos in finding a troop, particularly the 5th graders since they are aging out of Cub Scouts. If your troop is interested in participating, please contact Leah Briick (webelos@silvercometdistrictbsa.org).

Cub Scout Adventure Trail Volunteers Needed Sept. 17 2022

Posted on Jun 14 2022 - 4:31pm

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Seeking Adults, Troops and Crews to help with this year's Cub Scout Adventure Trail! Youth volunteers are needed to assist as Den Walkers, as well as at the various stations. Adult volunteers are needed to help with registration, stations, and more! We had 85+ Scouts in attendance last year, and can't put on an event like this without YOUR help! Please consider registering to volunteer!

VOLUNTEER AT THIS LINK

Cub Scout Fall Recruiting off to a great start

Posted on Aug 24 2018 - 9:16pm

Silver Comet Pack Leaders, our Membership Team, and our District Executives and Commissioners are off to a great start on Cub Scout Fall Recruiting.
Based on the School Sign up Nights that have already taken place, our Recruiters have some updated advice and guidance that will make your Pack's School Sign Up Night an easier, more pleasant and productive experience for everyone involved.
Listen to our Membership Chair Bob Griffin and District Executive Lindsay McVicar as they discuss these new tips and pointers for a more successful Sign Up Night in the latest Podcast.

And, for a short, concise and fun graphic from BSA National, have a look at this video about How having girls in Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA will change the Scouting experience.

For more detailed answers on all aspects of Family Scouting refer to the latest Family Scouting FAQ from National BSA.

For Membership questions, guidance or advice contact:

Silver Comet Membership Chair - Bob Griffin membership@silvercometdistrictbsa.org
Silver Comet Fall Recruiting Chair - Leah Briick recruiting@silvercometdistrictbsa.org