Join the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts & Venture Scouts in carrying the largest flag in Cobb County.
No registration. Just show up in full Class A uniform (required).
Scouts BSA, Cub Scouts, Venture Scouts, and adults will carry the largest flag while the Cub Scouts will carry a smaller (but still large) flag.
STARTING LOCATION: Meet at the parade staging area at the northwestern parking lot of the Roswell Street Baptist Church (774 Roswell St, Marietta, map link pinpoints starting point for the flag.) by 9:30 am or earlier. This is located at the corner of Roswell St. and Victory Dr.
Although the parade starts at 10 am, the flag is in the middle of the parade and we usually won’t start walking until after 10:20.
DETAILS: (if your first time, read everything below very carefully.
There will be no one person in charge of the event or your child.
Cub Scouts MUST have an adult in charge of them AND WITH them at all times during the walk.
Boy Scouts must have an adult or a buddy.
The parade WILL BE HOT! and could take an hour or more to walk. Younger children may not be able to walk the entire route. Make plans for picking up mid route accordingly.
Bring Water! And lots of it.
Let me repeat this… BRING WATER! We will have SOME water to refill bottles on route but we can’t assure you there will be enough to go around to the end of the parade.
And sometimes we have to say the obvious …
Drink the water your brought. Make sure your Scouts do, too.
Watch weather forecast for potential rain. Dress accordingly.
We recommend that toddlers and strollers NOT attend.
Parents walking in the parade should be able to attend to their Scouts if needed.
Roads near the parade start point will close at some point. You may have to walk a bit to the church.
Bring something for the Scouts to do to pass the time while we wait to start. (Electronics are easy, but let’s find something “scouting” for them to do instead.)
BSA rules forbid us from carrying or displaying any political advertisements as part of the Scout group.
There will be Port-a-Johns in the starting area.
The route is approx. 1.5 miles traveling along Roswell Rd past the Marietta National Cemetery. It takes a right onto East Park Street/Cherokee St in the square and ends at the corner of Cherokee and Kennesaw Ave.
There is a parking lot on the above mentioned corner that we will move into to fold the flag. (Map link pinpoints this parking lot. https://goo.gl/maps/oMdN1)
We ask that you walk with your scout, but if you’re unable to, you can pick them up in this parking lot or in the parking lot next to the Cobb County Police HQ across the street OR elsewhere near this corner.
There will be a free City buses that can shuttle you back to the church
OR you can have someone waiting for you
OR you can return to the square for July 4 activities
OR watch the rest of the parade.
There was great weather for the Memorial Day Flag Place at the Marietta National Cemetery. Thank you to everyone who helped come out and honor those fallen by helping to place flags on each and every headstone. Check out the video below for some quick photos from the day or check out the Full Album! If you have photos you would like to share in the below album, please email them to [email protected] with the subject “Memorial Day Flag Placement”.
Every Scout should learn the value of hard work and earning their own way. The popcorn sale is the perfect opportunity to teach this valuable life lesson and fund the most exciting year of Scouting ever. Over 70% of the popcorn sale support your programs and local Scouting! The Atlanta Area Council does all the pre-work to set up the sale, eliminating the need for your Unit to research opportunities, calculate returns on sales, create sales and promotional materials, manage a relationship with a vendor, etc. The popcorn sale also helps the council raise money for summer camps, offering more extensive training for our volunteer leaders and members, and creating new and exciting programs for your Scouts.
Scouts gain confidence, salesmanship and communication skills, and a sense of accomplishment. The popcorn sale is not just about selling popcorn; it’s also about promoting Scouting and the Scouting ideals!
Don’t have a Kernel yet? No problem! Still register so your Pack, Troop, or Crew can still qualify for extra commission and receive important information. We can add / switch contact information later.
KEY DATES: TODAY Register at www.trails-end.com July 1 Online Sales Begin July 20 Popcorn Party #1! @ VSC (req. 1 of 3 for extra commission) July 31 Popcorn Party #2! @ VSC (req. 1 of 3 for extra commission) Aug 29 Show-N-Sales Orders Due Sept 12 Show-N-Sale Distribution (req. 2a of 3 for extra commission) Oct 24 Take Orders Due Nov 9 Take Order Distribution (req. 2b of 3 for extra commission) Dec 5 Payment/Prize Orders Due (req. 3 of 3 for extra commission – payment on time)
*If your Pack, Troop, or Crew did not sale last year, don’t miss out again this year! Online orders are delivered directly to buyers and are no hassle. Give your Scouts the opportunity to earn their way!
*Each Pack needs to send at least one person (New Member Coordinator, Membership Chair, Committee Chair, Successors, etc) It will only allow you to sign up one person, but please don’t let that discourage you from inviting people.
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The Chapter would like to congratulate all our new members who braved the weather this past weekend up at Woodruff Scout Camp during their Induction weekend! Although we had a fair amount of rain Saturday afternoon and night, over all the weather was pretty good. Our chapter alone had 19 candidates get inducted into the OA and the very first female youth to be inducted in the entire Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge! Congrats everyone, you all deserve it. Check back soon for our sign up for an upcoming Chapter Member only event and in the mean time, check out some pics from this weekend.
This morning at the Atlanta Area Council’s Duty to God Breakfast, we celebrated all the new units including these Trailblazers
Congratulations to all the new units in Foothills in the last year:
– Pack 270, Emerson UUC
– Pack 840, Sawyer Road
– Girl Troop 444, the Walker School
– Girl Troop 2019,St. Peter & St. Paul
– Boy Troop 2319, Unity North
– Crew 2319, Unity North
Just a reminder, Foothills currently has two established BSA Troops for Girls in Foothills and two more in the works! Please help give the opportunity for EVERY youth and family to be in Scouting by passing along this information.
Scouts BSA Troops for Girls are open to all females ages 11-17.
There will be an interest meeting on Tuesday, April 16th at 7:30pm at Unity North Atlanta (4255 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta, GA 30066) to kick off Troop 2319 for girls. Anyone interested in being in the Troop or serving, please sign up at: http://bit.ly/2319girlstroop or visit www.scoutsbsa2319.com/
The Fund is currently at $23,712.00. In addition, we continue to get periodic donations –Thank you! Our goal is to sustain an annual scholarship of $1000 when the Fund reaches $50,000. The Fund continues to accept donations – these may be sent in care of Central States Bank (formerly Charter Bank), Chris Schornak Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship Fund, 3324 Canton Rd, Marietta, GA 30066. Checks should be made out to the Chris Schornak Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship Fund. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me – (770) 516-9120. Your donation is tax-deductible.
An article regarding Chris originally appearing the Military Times can be found here.
His son will be 16 this year.
We will award our seventh scholarship this year. The 2019 Scholarship will be $500. The application will be available through the Foothills District Website. The deadline for applying is April 15, 2019. The Scholarship Award will be made at the Flag Placement Ceremony at Marietta National Cemetery on May 25, 2019. Eagle Scouts who are High School Seniors or are currently enrolled in a college, university, vocational school or junior college are eligible. They must have lived in Cobb County at
the time of earning the Rank of Eagle Scout or have been the member of a Venture Crew/Boy Scout Troop chartered in Cobb County at the time of achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. See the application for additional information. If you have questions, you may contact me at 770-516-9120. -Fred Feltmann, Fund Administrator
There’s still time to sign up for Webelos Woods, but the registration deadline is fast approaching! Check out the info below and sign up soon to secure your spot at Webelos Woods!
Webelos Woods 2019 Theme: “Knot having a GOOD Time” When: March 1-3rd, 2019 Where: Woodruff Scout Camp (map and directions) Cost: Scouts $10, Adults Free Who Should Attend: 4th/5th grade scouts for the 2018-19 school year and their adult leaders Registration Deadline: Feb 25, 2019 Registration:Click HERE
What is Webelos Woods?
It’s a District-led Spring camping event for Bears and Webelos 1.
Its purpose for rising Webelos and Webelos 2 (AOL) scouts is to …
Be part of a Scouting Patrol
Maintain Cub Scouts’ interest in Scouting with age-appropriate activities
The Foothills District would like to extend a congratulations and thanks to Troop 287 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. They had a Charter Charging Ceremony to celebrate their 31 years in scouting and 104 Eagle Scouts! Back in 1987, several leaders migrated from Troop 75 at Transfiguration Catholic Church to establish Troop 287’s new charter at St. Joseph’s. Roy Lea played a pivotal role in establishing the new troop and he and Phyllis Lea’s sons, Bryan and Greg were both in attendance with their mother. They are the 1st and 4th Eagle Scouts in the troop. Along the back row are all the scoutmasters since the unit was founded and up front are as many of the Eagles as were able to attend. Congrats and thank for all you do!