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Popcorn – Take Home Orders Are Due in the Popcorn System by Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Posted on Oct 15 2016 - 6:18pm

Unit Take Home Orders are due in the popcorn system by Wednesday, October 26th. Please be sure to give yourself enough time between your Scouts’ deadline to give you their Take Home Order forms and your deadline (10/26) to have the orders entered in the popcorn system. Remember to verify all App orders, as they are automatically added to your order. For the Take-home orders, your unit has the option to order both by the case and container for this order.
If you have any questions, please contact Beth Shillinglaw.

A Scout is Helpful…We do have a few units that have extra popcorn. Please consider helping your fellow units out when ordering your popcorn and order from them. If your unit has extra popcorn, please provide me an updated list that I can get out by Monday. Remember, you will sell the popcorn at wholesale to your fellow units.
Thank You for your help,
Beth Shillinglaw - Silver Comet Popcorn Chair

Kalia Quarles returning to Soapstone - Kevin Magby joining Silver Comet

Posted on Oct 15 2016 - 6:15pm

After an all too brief few months with Silver Comet our District Director Kalia Quarles is returning to her former District, Soapstone Ridge. Soapstone is currently in need of experienced guidance and support and who better to provide that than Kalia whom we know to be such a capable, energetic and personable Professional. Kalia has the added advantage of knowing the Scouters and Units in her former District, and will be able to “hit the ground running” as they say, making sure Soapstone Scouting has professional support, encouragement and guidance.

For those accustomed to the occasional gap in District professional personnel while Council finds just the right replacement, we are going to set some sort of record by having no gap at all!
Kevin Magby comes to us from Southwest Atlanta to join our own Drew Doherty in providing Silver Comet with a full professional staff. Kevin is already getting settled into our District and attended our Roundtable this past Thursday.
We welcome Kevin and look forward to working with him to bring outstanding Scouting to all of the Youth in the Silver Comet District.

Silver Comet WEBELOS Open House - Oct. 25 and Nov. 1

Posted on Oct 8 2016 - 3:01pm

Webelos and their Parents will have an opportunity to meet and talk with several Troops in their area, ask questions and get the information they need when deciding which Unit they want to join as a Boy Scout. View/download a copy of the "Silver Comet Webelos Transition Manual" which will guide you through the Transition process.

Troops set up a display of their activities and are on hand to answer questions about Boy Scouting in their Unit. Troops should fill out and return the “Troop Information Sheet” by October 15th which District Membership will hand out to Webelos at the event. Bring your Information Sheet to October Roundtable or email it to our Membership Chair Pamela Saunders. The October Roundtable will also offer live Training on how to set up an effective Troop WOH display.

For details on the display and venue guidelines view/download our "WOH Instructions for Troops". The WOH Instructions also includes details on how your Troop can win a new Dutch Oven!
Also have a look at the "Silver Comet Webelos Transition Manual" which will let you “be prepared” for the questions the Webelos and their Parents will be asking.

For event details and any updates go to the respective event webpage:

Tuesday October 25 at the LDS Chapel New Macland RD (Roundtable Church)
Tuesday November 1 at Due West United Methodist Church Due West Rd.

Silver Comet Fall Camporee Oct 21 – 23 Leader Guide Now Available

Posted on Sep 24 2016 - 5:43pm

Our 2016 Silver Comet Fall Camporee we will be held at the YMCA Soccer field complex on Cedarcrest Rd.

CHALLENGE OF THE RINGS emphasizes leadership and teamwork so bring your Patrols to this nearby location and enjoy a great weekend of Games and Camping.

Early registration discount ends September 30. Last Day to register is October 21.

For the Detailed Leader Guide and the link to registration go to our Fall Camporee page

“Stuff the Turkey” – the 2016 Silver Comet District “Scouting for Food” project.

Posted on Sep 17 2016 - 4:52pm

“Stuff the Turkey” – This will be the theme for our 2016 Silver Comet District “Scouting for Food” project. We will be partnering with The Center for Family Resources (CFR) and their annual “Thanks for Giving” event. Our District challenge is to donate 1400 boxes of dressing to be used in preparing Thanksgiving Dinner for 1400 qualified Cobb County families. Our efforts will coincide with our annual Turkey Shoot on November 5 at Jim Miller Park. CFR representatives will be set up to receive boxes of dressing during the Turkey Shoot.

Another opportunity to participate in our “Early Kick-Off” will be to bring boxes of dressing to our Round Table on October 13.

Please check the Center for Family Resources website for other volunteer opportunities in their “Thanks for Giving” event including volunteer participation on the Food distribution days.

Also visit 2016 Atlanta Area Council Scouting for Food for resources and Patches.

While our cub scouts are aiming for their targets at the Turkey Shoot, help our district to hit our target of 1400 boxes of dressing as we “Stuff the Turkey”.

Silver Comet District Recharter for 2017

Posted on Sep 9 2016 - 4:32pm

Unit Recharter for the upcoming year is just about to kickoff, and we would like to share some very important updates on the process that will be unique for this round of recharters.
First, Silver comet District is moving in steps from the current charter year expiration at the end of January 2017, to a Calendar year charter for 2018.
This change will begin with this year’s recharter applying for only 11 months, February 2017 through the end of December 2017.
In order to complete this recharter process on time and without undue stress and frustration please note the following points.
PICK UP RECHARTER PACKETS at October 13th Roundtable: Every Unit must send a representative to the October Roundtable to meet briefly with the Commissioners and pick up and sign for their Recharter packet. Questions about Recharter Packet pickup can be directed to: recharter@silvercometdistrictbsa.org

Click On read more for additional important information on recharter Days and signup.

Silver Comet District