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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.

Silver Comet Units Recruit 881 new Scouts

Posted on Nov 19 2016 - 8:53pm

Our District Membership Committee, the District Executives, and our Units combined to recruit 881 new Scouts during our Fall Recruiting Campaign. At the close of the Campaign on November 1st Silver Comet had recruited the most Scouts of any District in the Atlanta Area Council!
Council Fall recruiting reached a total of 8051 new Scouts and Explorers, the most Scouts recruited since the early 2000s.
Thanks and a standing round of applause goes to our District Membership Chair Pamela Saunders and her Committee, our District Executives Kalia Quarles, Drew Doherty, and Kevin Magby, and all of the Units and District folks that made this happen.
The most important result of our fall campaign is the fact that more families are joining the Scouting movement and Scouting in the Atlanta Area Council is thriving. Be sure to share that message with anyone and everyone who will listen!

Scoutmasters – OA Elections begin in December

Posted on Nov 12 2016 - 5:18pm

Egwa Tawa Dee Order of the Arrow Lodge has set December 13, 2016 to mid-March 2017 as the Order of the Arrow election window.
Our local Silepl Ilaonetu OA Chapter is preparing their teams to conduct elections and they need you to look at your Troop Calendars, identify one or two dates for your election, and contact them to schedule your election date as soon as you can at oaelections@silvercometdistrictbsa.org

In order to accommodate all of Silver Comet’s 37 Troops that wish to hold an OA election, the Chapter teams will need to spread election dates throughout the December to mid-March window.
Don’t let your Scouts lose out on the Order of the Arrow experience because of scheduling conflicts or running out of time!

In Scouting
Sean Ware
Silepl Ilaonetu Chapter Chief

Silver Comet Turkey Shoot Draws 650 Cub Scouts

Posted on Nov 12 2016 - 5:15pm

With 650 Cub Scouts, all the Siblings, Parents, Pack Leaders, and Adult and Youth Staff, nearly 2,000 of our Silver Comet Scout Family enjoyed a great day out at our 2016 Turkey Shoot.
Our event host, Troop 350, ordered up perfect weather for the day at Jim Miller Park, and our Cub Scouts and Families took advantage of it to shoot BBs and Arrows, scale the Climbing Wall, do a little fishing, and have a lot of fun.
It takes an experienced and talented Committee of dedicated Scouters to plan, organize, and present an event of this size, and we Thank each and every volunteer that contributed in any way to the huge success of the day.

Special recognition goes to the longtime Leaders that bring this event to life every year, Steve Helbling, R J Kolencik, and Randy Thacker.

Thank You

Silver Comet District Annual Business Meeting Election Results

Posted on Nov 5 2016 - 9:24am

At the Silver Comet District Annual Business Meeting held on November 3rd, 2016 the eligible voters present elected the following slate of District Officers for 2017:

District Chair: John Keiler

District Vice Chairs:Cathie McCabe, Clint Pope, Jeff Starnes

The Nominating Committee's recommendation for District Commissioner, to be appointed by Atlanta Area Council: Hank Blake

The 2017 District Members at Large will be posted on the District Committee webpage.

We thank the 2016 Nominating Committee for their dedication to providing Silver Comet with a great Leadership Team for the coming year, and Thank You to all of the elected Officers, Members at Large, and our District Commissioner for accepting the call to serve our Silver Comet Scouts and their Units.

2017 Recharter Update

Posted on Oct 28 2016 - 4:39pm

Greetings from your 2017 Unit Renewal Commissioner (otherwise known as recharter)

A number of units have not contacted either Drew Doherty or me to get your 2017 Unit renewal information... Remember you can start logging in on November 1. Please contact either Drew Doherty or me to get your information.

Remember this year we have two dates to submit your 2017 renewal paperwork...
Dec 3 from 9am to 1 pm at the Atlanta VSC
Dec 10 from 9am to 1 pm at Troop 540 scout building 3956 Due West Road...

You can register for your time slot at the following web site...

We will also be having a Q & A session at the November Round Table...
For questions please contact me at recharter@silvercometdistrictbsa.org
Ron Lundgren
Silver Comet Unit Renewal Commissioner

Silver Comet District