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Updates from Atlanta Area Council & National

Full PDFs of the above message as well as an earlier email from the Atlanta Area Council can be found at the links below.  If you have additional questions regarding the BSA’s Youth Protection Policy or Training, please visit: atlantabsa.org/youth-protection.

If you still have questions, comments, or concerns, you can visit BSARestructuring.org or if you simply want a quick explanation of why the Boy Scouts of America felt the need to declare Bankruptcy, please check out the below explanation.

Cub Scouts, District Activities

Basic IOLS & Webelos Woods March 6-8, Sign Up Now!

Webelos Woods:

When: March 6th-8th, 2020
Where: Woodruff Scout Camp  (map and directions)
Cost: Scouts $10, Adults $2  (Everyone gets a patch)
Who Should Attend: Current 4th & 5th grade scouts and their adult leaders.
Registration Deadline: March 2, 2020 Register HERE
          (Must register as a pack, not individually.)
More Info: Download this flyer! or Get More Info Here

 

Basic IOLS:

When: March 6th-8th, 2020
Where: Bert Adams Scout Camp (map and directions)
Cost: $20
Who Should Attend: Scouts BSA and Venture Leaders
Registration Deadline: March 5, 2020 Register HERE
          (Must register individually.)
Contact: Valery McCray at vmccray@ymail.com for more information.
More Info: Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical  outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Scout Troops in order to be considered “trained”.

District Activities, Girl Troop, Scout Troop

New Scouts BSA Troops for Girls – TOMORROW

Are you interested in joining a Scouts BSA Girl Troop and live in Foothills District (Northeast Cobb)? Then check out one or both of these new scout troops that are forming as we speak! Foothills District is heading full steam ahead in forming Scout BSA Troops for Girls to operate right along side the existing Troops for Boys.  You could be one of the founding and key members at one of these units! Both of these newly forming units are having info nights coming up. You can attend one or both to hear about the program that each unit plans to offer. This is a great opportunity to meet the leadership, ask questions, and learn more about the adventures and opportunities that scouting has to offer! Don’t miss out, now’s the perfect time to come and sign up so your scouts can start getting ready for Summer Camp 2020!

Troop 2319

Info/Sign-Up Night: Thursday, February 11th at 7:00 pm
Website: http://scoutsbsa2319.com/
Location: Unity North Atlanta in Northeast Cobb (In the Holy Grounds Cafe on the lower level)
Info Sign Up Form: http://bit.ly/2319girlstroop
Questions/Contact: COR@Troop2319.com

OA Kennesaw

OA Unit of Excellence

Foothills would like to congratulate Troop 2319 from Unity North Atlanta! Troop 2319 was the only unit in the entire Foothills District to earn the Order of the Arrow Unit of Excellence in 2019 and one of only 3 units in the entire Atlanta Area Council. In fact, less than 1% of units national receive the OA Unit of Excellence Award each year! Thank you guys for stepping up and support and promoting the National Honor Society of Scouting. As a chapter, we appreciate your support and look forward to more units promoting the OA in 2020.

For more information about the OA Unit of Excellence, you can check out OA-BSA.org. If you’re another unit in Foothills District and want to work towards the OA Unit of Excellence in 2020 and have question, feel free to email the Kennesaw Chapter Adviser at OAKennesaw@gmail.com.

Cub Scouts

Webelos Woods 2020

When: March 6th-8th, 2020
Where: Woodruff Scout Camp (map and directions)
Cost: Scouts $10, Adults $2  (Everyone gets a patch)

Who Should Attend:
Scouts who will be in the 4th & 5th grade for the 2018-19 school year and their adult leaders

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 …

Wondering how to get the most out of Webelos Woods? Download this flyer!

Registration Deadline: March 2, 2020

Registration: Click HERE
          (Must register as a pack, not individually.)

Patch:

Questions? Please contact:
Camp Leader : Rudi Shumpert – shumpert@gmail.com

District Activities

Foothills District Banquet

Date: February 7th, 2020  
Time: Gathering: 6:30pm / Dinner and Program: 7:00pm
Location: Holy Family Catholic Church
Flyer: View and Download
Theme: “Blazing New Trails”
Questions: For questions please contact Wayne Marcinko or Darden Borders
Tickets: $20 per person through Jan 24th, then $30 per person

Awards: Do you know some awesome people in your unit and the district? Make sure you submit them for a Good Egg or District Award of Merit! Don’t forget to read over all the information before submitting. Good Eggs should be submitted by the Unit Leader or Committee Chair, District Award of Merit Nominations usually required additional supporting documents, etc. If you already know what you’re doing, click the links below to submit your nominations!

 

Good Egg Nominations: Click Here! (Submit By: January 24, 2020)
District Award of Merit Nominations: Click Here! (Submit By: January 5, 2020)

 

(Please click the flyer below for a printable PDF version)

District Campout

MAASP Campout & Service Opportunity

Good Evening Foothills Leaders –

The Marietta After School Scouting Program (MASSP) will hold its Second Annual Campout on Friday, November 22 at Marietta First United Methodist Church. MASSP Scouts and their families will arrive to MFUMC on Friday starting around 5:30pm and will leave after breakfast on Saturday morning around 7:30am.

Last year, over 100 Scouts and families attended the inaugural campout. Most of the families who attended experienced camping for the first time!  It was a huge success due to Troop 277 /Pack 277, Marietta First United Methodist Church, and numerous volunteers helping.

We need volunteers to make this happen again this year!

We have several opportunities to volunteer and need volunteers (Scouts BSA age or adults only, please no Cub age) who can assist with one role or multiple roles.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Friday day/afternoon: Set up (mostly tent set up and AV)
  • Friday evening: Registration, working with Scouts on Scout skills, serving dinner, etc
  • Saturday morning: Break down
  • Camp Fire: skits and a MC (if you are willing to MC, please contact Leo Manzo at lmanzo@atlantabsa.org) , the Camp Fire will take place under a pavilion due to size
  • Safety Officer

If you, a Scout, or adults are willing to assist or would like information, please reply to this email.

We also are in need of some tents to borrow for the evening. If you and/or your unit is willing to lend tents for the night, please let me know.

Thank you all for what you do for the Scouts in Foothills and all of metro Atlanta!

Yours In Scouting,
Jacque

 

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
www.atlantabsa.org
Jacquelyn Alford’s LinkedIn Profile

OA Kennesaw

OA Fall Induction

This district would like to extend congratulations to all our new Order of the Arrow Members! This past weekend, OA Kennesaw Chapter had 14 candidates complete their Ordeal to become members in the Order of the Arrow. We made up 20% of all candidates at this weekend’s induction, so way to go! We also had 10 existing members attend this weekend who helped out as Elangomats as well as on the camp-wide service projects. All in all, we completed over 450 hours of service for Bert Adams which equates to over a month’s worth of work for the camp rangers had they had to do it all on their own. You can check out some pictures by clicking on the image collage below.

Cub Scouts, District Campout, Scout Troop

Camporall 2019

We had over 250 scouts and a 125+ adults come out and brave the rain at Foothills District Camporall this weekend. Even with the less than predictable weather, everything seemed to run pretty well. The scouts all seemed to have a  good time and there were no major accidents which is always a plus. Congrats to Troop 433 on winning ALL the Dutch Oven cooking competition awards. Your meals looked and smelled delicious! The district would also like to congratulated Troops 2319 and 2019 for a 1, 2 finish respectively in the photo scavenger hunt. Thank you OA Kennesaw for providing the staff for this weekend, this event couldn’t happen without you!!

Click the collage below to see all the great photos from this past weekend!

If you have any remaining pcitures you would like to share to this album, please email them to Photos@FoothillsBSA.org with “Camporall 2019” as the subject line.