News

Chris Schornak Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship Fund – 2020 Annual Update

The Fund is currently at $25,646.00, as of February 22,2020 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 CenterState 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, we are a 501(c)3 organization. 

 

An article regarding Chris originally appearing the Military Times can be found at http://thefallen.militarytimes.com/army-staff-sgt-christopher-j-schornak/1570073. His son will be 17 this year.

 

We will award our eighth scholarship this year. The 2020 Scholarship will be $500. The application will be available through the Foothills District Website, after March 1, 2020. The deadline for applying is April 18, 2020. The Scholarship Award will be made at the Flag Placement Ceremony at Marietta National Cemetery on May 23, 2020. 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.

 

More information and 2020 Scholarship Application can be found HERE.

 

–Fred Feltmann, Fund Administrator

Cub Scouts

Cub Scout Day Camp!

Hello Scouters!

 

Join us for a week of fun at the Foothills Day Camp June 8th – 12th (8:30am-2:30pm) at Marietta First UMC!  We will offer a program full of shooting sports, crafts, games, woodworking, activities and friends! All of our camps are nationally accredited and staffed by trained volunteers. Our camps welcome the whole family, including siblings and volunteer parents!

 

Click the link below to register! https://www.atlantabsa.org/fh-daycamp

 

If you have any questions, reach out to Leo Manzo at lmanzo@atlantabsa.org
See you there!

 

2020 Foothills District Cub Scout Day Camp
Dates: June 8-12, 2020 from 8:30am-2:30pm
Location: Marietta First UMC
Registration: https://www.atlantabsa.org/fh-daycamp
Questions Contact: Leo Manzo at lmanzo@atlantabsa.org
More Info: Click Here

 

Leo Manzo
District Executive
Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
1800 Circle 75 Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
C 404.662.9628 / B 770.989.2865

 

News

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
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