The 2014 revision of the Eagle Scout Rank Application form, which includes Cooking MB as a required item and includes Sustainability MB as an alternate for Environment Science, is now available at http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf
Congratulations to Gail Allen, Rob Taylor, Dave Bottoms, and Jim Talerico, this year's recipients of the Foothills District Award of Merit. The District Award of Merit is the highest honor a Scouting district can bestow upon volunteers. Recipients are chosen from peer-submitted nominations, based upon outstanding service to Scouting and the community at large. The award was presented at the annual Foothills District Recognition Banquet on January 31, 2014.
The Atlanta Area Council has created new "Super Trained" and "Super Trainer" awards for Scouters who have gone above and beyond the basic training requirements. For requirement details Download the Flyer.
There has been much discussion of the imminent change in the requirements for Eagle Scout – namely, that Cooking Merit Badge will be required on all Eagle Scout applications submitted to the Council for certification (prior to the Board of Review) after January 1. This increases the number of required badges to 13, with 8 elective badges for the same total of 21.
The Foothills District had a banner year in terms of Eagle Scout advancement in 2013. The following figures demonstrate our very high level of performance in connection with the highest level of recognition among youth in Scouting:
Total number of Eagle Scouts advanced: 111
Units advancing at least 1 Eagle Scout: 29
Service Hours reported for Eagle Scout service projects: 18,635
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.