The Foothills District Committee elected officers for the 2014 term at the annual business meeting held on November 7. Michael French will serve as district chair and David Jaracz will serve as vice chair.
The Foothills district commissioner staff is making available the Atlanta Area Council's "Recharter A-Z" presentation, containing all the information you will need to successfully recharter your unit for 2014. This version of the presentation has been updated to include specific information for the Foothills district. In it you will find complete recharter instructions, tips to help you manage the process and contact information so you can get help if you need it.
The Atlanta Area Council will have two sessions of University of Scouting (formerly called Scouters Academy) in 2014. The UoA committee will begin to locate events in different sections of the city over the years.
Session 1: Saturday, January 25, 2014.
Mason Creek Middle School, 7777 Mason Creek Rd, Winston, GA 30187.
Need help doing your Unit's Recharter? Come to Roundtable on October 3rd! Better yet, have your individual assigned to do this year's Recharter come to Roundtable on the 3rd! That way he'll have the latest scoop on the "How to's!" Also, referenced below, is a set of guidelines/timelines for what needs to be done and when to have it done by, so that it'll be easier to do.
Attached is the latest Advancement Report for the Units within the Foothills District. Please review! This is the data that will be included in your 2013 JTE report and will be used to compute your Point total. If you have questions, contact your Unit Commissioner or come to Roundtable in October to discuss!
BSA is releasing an online toolbox for units to maintain member information. The first training session, intended for Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Crew Advisors, Unit Committee Chairs and Chartered Org Reps will be held October 2 at the Volunteer Service Center.
Requirements for the 2013 district Honor Roll (Chicken Pin Award) have been finalized by the Awards and Recognition Committee. You can download a copy now. The district honor roll, which includes earning the BSA Journey to Excellence Gold Level, is designed to recognize units that go the extra mile to support district and council initiatives to strengthen the Scouting program. Please contact us if you have questions about the award.
Launched in September 2011, Messengers of Peace is a global initiative designed to inspire millions of young men and women in more than 220 countries and territories to work toward peace. Using state-of-the-art social media, the initiative lets Scouts from around the world share what they’ve done and inspire fellow Scouts to undertake similar efforts in their own communities. The initiative is inspired by the World Scout Committee, administered by the World Scout Bureau, and driven by youth volunteers worldwide. The attached flyer describes the requirements/background of the program.