Activity, District Activities

Memorial Day Flag Placement

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”.

Boy Troop, Cub Scouts, Girl Troop, Scout Troop

Popcorn Sign Up

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.

Sign up at www.trails-end.com!

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!

Cub Scouts

Cub Scout Fall Recruitment Training

WHO: All Cub Scout Packs New Member Coordinator
WHEN:
Thursday, May 23rd @ 7pm
WHERE: Volunteer Service Center, 1800 Circle 75 Parkway
Sign Up: Click Here
Flyer: Download
  
*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.   

TOPICS COVERED
BSA POLICIES ● RESOURCES ● PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL ORDERS ● SUMMERTIME RECRUITMENT ● SCHOOL SIGN UP NIGHTS ● BEST PRACTICES ● FAQ’s 

 

OA Kennesaw

Congratulations to Our New OA Members!

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.

Boy Scouts, Boy Troop, Crew, Girl Troop, Scout Troop

New Foothills Units!

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

Kes Stadler, Scoutmaster for Girl Troop 2019 & Dam Timko, Scoutmaster for Girl Troop 444
Crew, Girl Troop, Scout Troop

Scout Me In!

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/

Established Troops:

Troop 444
The Walker School
T444 Website

 

Troop 2019
Episcopal Church of St. Peter and St. Paul
T2019 Website

 

Please share these three great opportunities to be a Scout! One more is still pending charter approval. Details to come.

 

If you are interested in starting a Troop for girls (linked or unlinked), please reach out to our District Director, Jacquelyn Alford.

 

Jacquelyn Alford
District Director
Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
1800 Circle 75 Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
C 770.814.1846  / B 770.989.2868
[email protected]

Boy Scouts, Boy Troop, Crew, Girl Troop, Scout Troop

Chris Schornak Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship Fund Annual Report

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

Learn More and Apply Here!

Cub Scouts, District Campout

Weebelos Woods

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
  • Enhance the Webelos-to-Scout transition.

Event Logo/Patch:

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Boy Scouts, Boy Troop

Congratulations Troop 287!

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!

Activity, Crew, Cub Scouts, District Activities, Scout Troop

University of Scouting

Life University, 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta, GA 30060

Need Training? The University of Scouting is THE place to be! With more than 60 classes to choose from that range from the beginning leader/Cub Scout parent to Scouts BSA leader/veteran Venture Crew advisor, or a youth in a leadership role, you are assured of finding the help you are looking for! University of Scouting is a one day supplemental training that offers everything from the most basic Leader Specific training to more advanced sessions. This year will feature lots of new and exciting classes designed to help you, the unit leader, take your unit to the next level of program.

Show them adventure, make them effective, keep them engaged through desirable, consistent, accessible, and high quality training.

Take a look at everything we have to offer during this exciting training!

Register today!