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2017 Silver Comet District Awards Banquet

Posted on Jan 13 2017 - 11:22pm

The Third annual Silver Comet District Awards Banquet will be held MARCH 9th, 2017 at the LDS Chapel, 2595 New Macland Rd. Powder Springs 30127 (the Roundtable Church).
This is an opportunity for our District to come together and thank all of the Unit and District Leaders and Volunteers that have helped make 2016 a year of Scouting to be proud of in the Silver Comet District!

The evening’s program will include recognition of the many accomplishments of our Units and Volunteers, including Unit JTE Recognition, the Silver Comet District “Conductor” award for outstanding individual service by volunteers in their Units, and the 2016 recipients of the Silver Comet District Award of Merit.

(For registration details and times click on "read more")

Silver Comet District 2016 Conductor Award

Posted on Jan 13 2017 - 11:19pm

The Silver Comet “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.

The Conductor Award is presented at our District Banquet.
Click on "read more" for nomination details.

2016 District Award of Merit Nominations

Posted on Dec 31 2016 - 10:28am

Each year the District Committee Chair appoints a temporary Committee of prior District Award of Merit (DAOM) recipients to accept and review nominations for the District Award of Merit for the past District Year. The selection committee considers the Nominees and makes recommendations to the Scout Executive.
Please review the General Information, Requirements, and Procedures for the Award listed on the Nomination for the District Award of Merit” form 33720.

A list of Silver Comet Scouters that have received this award can be found here: http://silvercometdistrictbsa.org/node/1360

Click on “read more” for information on submitting a nomination for the 2016 DAOM.

A Reminder that all Boy Scouts start using the “new” Boy Scout requirements Jan 1, 2017.

Posted on Dec 17 2016 - 3:54pm

Is there a deadline for using the “old” requirements?

Yes. Dec. 31, 2016, is the last day to sign off on requirements using the old requirements.

So what if a youth is partially done with a rank on Dec. 31, 2016?

He would not need to “start over” and repeat all of the requirements for that rank. He must only complete new requirements and any new elements of requirements.
If the wording of a completed rank requirement has not changed and that requirement was signed off on or prior to Dec. 31, 2016, the approval should be transferred to the corresponding new requirements.

For Tenderfoot through First Class ranks, this may include approvals that were previously listed in a different rank.

World Conservation Award has new requirements, effective immediately

Posted on Dec 17 2016 - 3:27pm

The BSA National Conservation and Environment Task Force has announced new requirements for the Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturing/Sea Scout versions of the World Conservation Award. The new requirements, which are now in effect, can be found at this link.

Whether you know the World Conservation Award as the “panda patch” or as the award that encourages Scouts and Venturers to think globally and act locally to improve and conserve our environment, there’s something you need to know.

The new requirements reflect the recent changes to the Cub Scout advancement program and the addition of the Eagle-required Sustainability merit badge in the Boy Scout program.

Modifications to Cub Scout program give Den Leaders more flexibility

Posted on Dec 2 2016 - 6:25pm

The Boy Scouts of America has announced modifications to Cub Scouting that make the program more flexible for busy parents, Den Leaders and Cubmasters.

The BSA gathered feedback from Den Leaders who had delivered the new Cub Scouting program for a year. What they learned was that some Den Leaders had difficulty fitting into their program year all of the adventures required for advancement. This resulted in boys not advancing. After a thoughtful and deliberate review, the BSA has released some modifications to address this concern.

What are the modifications? Click on "Read More" for the full story.

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