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Foothills Eagle Scouts for July, 2015

Congratulations to the 7 new Eagle Scouts from the Foothills District. On Thursday, July 16, these 7 scouts completed their Eagle Scout Boards of Review conducted by the Foothills Advancement Committee. Combined, their Eagle Scout service projects contributed over 1,000 Service Hours to our community!


John Sullivan - 5/17/1918 - 5/7/2015

The Memorial Mass for John Sullivan will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, on May 16, 2015 at 11 AM.  A reception will follow in the parish hall.  See the attached file for summary of John's Scouting Career.

John was a lifelong Scouter and a revered member of the Foothills District and Atlanta Area Council communities. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.




Guide to Advancement 2015

The National Advancement Team has published the 2015 update to the Guide to Advancement on the BSA national website:

The Guide to Advancement is the authoritative source for advancement policies and procedures at all levels of Scouting. It is a highlly readable and useful document for any adult leader involved with advancement in any way.

In addition to the dedicated web page, the GTA is available as a PDF download, and may be purchased in the Scout Shop (make sure the 2015 version is in stock before you buy).

New Cub Scout Requirements Launch on June 1, 2015

The new advancement program for Cub Scouts officially launches on June 1, 2015. If you haven't done so already, take a look at the BSA Program Updates Page for lots of resources that describe and explain the new program.

The new program and these requirements will be effective with the 2015-2016 Scouting year. Handbooks, den leader guides, and other affected materials are on schedule to be in Scout shops no later than May 1, 2015.

National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award

In 2009, the National Eagle Scout Association established the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award to recognize valuable service of an exceptional nature by a Scout to a religious institution, a school, community, or other entity. The award recognizes the Scout for his Eagle Scout leadership service project, which is part of the requirements for earning the Eagle Scout Award. Each year, local councils select a council-level winner, and from that pool, each region selects a region-level winner.

Service Hours Reporting

Download an Excel Workbook that facilitates tracking and summarizing your unit's community service hours for reporting to

Chris Schornak Eagle Scout Memorial Scholarship

The Chris Schornak Eagle Scout Memorial Scholarship Fund awards a scholarship each year to a Cobb County Eagle Scouts. The amount of the scholarship is subject to change from year to year, based on donataions to the fund. The fund was established in memory of Chris Schornak, an Eagle Scout from Troop 75 who was killed in action in Iraq in 2006.

2014 Eagle Scout Rank Application Available on

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

Super Trained and Super Trainer Awards

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.


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