OA Kennesaw

Congrats to our new OA Vigil Honor Recipient

Foothills District’s very own Avery Shumpert from Troop 2319 completed his Vigil Honor Induction this weekend at Trailblazer. A quick recap for those who don’t know, there are three levels in the Order of the Arrow, Ordeal, Brotherhood, and Vigil Honor. Receiving Vigil Honor is exceedingly rare as the process involves getting nominated by your peers within the OA and getting approve by committee and national, before completing your Vigil Honor Induction. The Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge had roughly 900 registered OA members at the end of last year, and out of all those members across the Atlanta Area Council only 12-15 were selected this year to receive the Vigil Honor and Avery was selected as part of that very small group. He is the first new Vigil Honor recipient from our district since 2011! Next time you see him, be sure to give him a big congratulations as he is the first chapter member to receive the Vigil Honor is several years! CONGRATULATIONS AVERY, you deserve it!

District Activities, Scout Troop

Foothills District Annual Meeting

To: Scouters of the Foothills District
Subject: District Business Meeting November 7, 2019

Nominations for Officers and Members at Large for 2019-2020

Elections will be held at the Foothills District Annual Business Meeting to be held on November 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Holy Family Catholic Church, 3401 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068.

Eligible Voters – Currently Registered Scouters holding the following positions:

  • Chartered Organization Representatives of BSA Units within the Foothills District, 2018-2019
  • Members at Large of the Foothills District, and 2018-2019
  • Atlanta Area Council Members at Large
  • Council Committee residing within the bounds of the Foothills District.

Slates to be presented:

  • Foothills District Members at Large
  • District Chair
  • District Vice Chairs
  • District Commissioner (recommendation)

2019 Foothills District Nominating Committee members:

Michael French (Chair), Wade Patrick, Hilary Thornton, Britta Smith, Scott Harward

Recommendation of Candidates:

All currently registered Scouters of the Foothills District are eligible to recommend candidates for District Office and Members at Large for 2019-2020 to the Nominating Committee. Recommendations in writing must be submitted to the committee no later than October 15, 2019.

Please submit your recommendations to Michael French, Nominating Committee Chair, by electronic mail at frenchiepkt@yahoo.com.


The District Chair, Vice Chairs, and Members at Large assume their respective roles immediately upon election. The nominee for District Commissioner is recommended to the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Area Council and does not assume that post until the Board’s approval

Your participation in this election is important to the continuing health of the Foothills District.

Yours in Scouting,
Michael French

Crew, District Activities, OA Kennesaw, Scout Troop

Adopt-A-Mile August 24th

Another clean up of Circle 75 is planned as part of the District’s continued support of the Adopt-A-Mile program. We will meet in the parking lot of the VSC at 1800 Circle 75 Parkway, Atlanta, GA. Look for a gray Toyota pickup truck. All equipment will be provided. You may want to bring work gloves. All Cub Scout participants must be accompanied by a parent.

This should last approximately 90 minutes.

For More Info Contact:
Dan Wright

Cub Scouts

Fall Cub Family Camping Options

This fall there are 5 back to back weekends of Cub Family Camping at Bert Adams Scout Camp. Four weeks of Spooky-ree and the Order of the Arrow Trailblazer Adventure Camp. Register your pack and families for one or more of these great events to jump start your camping with your units. Hope to see everyone around the campfires!

  • Sept 27, 2019 to September 29 – Spooky-ree
  • Oct 04, 2019 to October 06 – OA Trailblazer Adventure Camp (Same date as the cancelled FFC)
  • Oct 11, 2019 to October 13 – Spooky-ree
  • Oct 18, 2019 to October 20 – Spooky-ree
  • Oct 25, 2019 to October 27 – Sppoky-ree


Both of these events have options to reserve the Adventure Pods as well which is great for new families that might not have much camping gear yet. Download the flyers from the Council Web site links to have for your sign up nights and recruiting events.

Check out some pictures from previous years Trailblazer HERE!

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Rudi Shumpert
Troop 2319 Chartered Org Representative
Foothills District Camping Chair
Elangomat Adviser – Order of the Arrow – Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge
Associate Adviser – Kennesaw Chapter – Order of the Arrow

Cub Scouts, District Campout, OA Kennesaw, Scout Troop

2019 Foothills District Camporall – SAVE THE DATE!

Dates: October 25-27, 2019
Location: Woodruff Scout Reservation
Who: Scouts BSA, Webelos & AOL Scouts  – $10.00 each & Adults – $2.00
Registration Deadline: October 21, 2019
Click here

The Kennesaw Chapter of the Order of the Arrow would like to invite you to the Foothills District Camporall. This event is designed for Boy Scout Units to invite Arrow of Light Scouts and Webelos to a weekend of Scouts BSA camping at Woodruff Scout Camp.

There will be game and activities for Scouts and Scouters alike to participate in all weekend or each troop can choose to come and camp and run their own program with their invited cub scouts, or any combination of events. This is a fantastic opportunity for AOL Scouts to meet their requirements of attending a troop outing and for troops to recruit new Scouts to their units.

Some of the adventures that await the scouts are :

  • Orienteering
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Ga Ga
  • Photo Scavenger Hunt
  • Dutch Oven Cooking Competition (Youth & Adult)
  • Campfire Skits, Songs, & more
  • & much much more!!!

The cost is $10 per Scout (Boy Scout, Webelos, Arrow of Light) & Adults – $2.00 which includes patch for every registered camper both youth and adult, and TONS of fun!

Troops need to invite Webelos & Arrow of Light Scouts to be their guests for the weekend. If you need help finding a pack or troop.

If you are willing to run an activity area or help staff, we can definitely use the help. Please contact the event coordinator below!



Event Coordinator:
Rudi Shumpert

OA Kennesaw

OA Kennesaw Chapter Outing

We had a great turn out even though I know there were some scouts who wanted to come who were unable to. Everyone seemed to have a lot of fun, so I definitely think this will be an event that the chapter holds again!  Click the collage below to see the full album and don’t forget, as summer winds down Fall Fellowship and Fall Induction are right around the corner!


Don’t forget, our next chapter meeting is scheduled for next Thursday, August 1st at Maple Ave United Methodist Church beginning at 7:30pm. Check the calendar for more details.

Cub Scouts, Scout Troop

Popcorn Time!

Don’t Forget, it’s popcorn time! Below in a schedule overview, or click HERE for the full details.

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)

Crew, Cub Scouts, District Activities, Scout Troop

Marietta 4th of July Let Freedom Ring Parade

Description: Marietta 4th of July Let Freedom Ring Parade
Location: Roswell Street Baptist Church (774 Roswell St, Marietta)
When: Thursday, July 4, 2019 9:30 AM (EDT) – 11:15 AM (EDT)

Additional information:
Join the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts & Venture Scouts in carrying the largest flag in Cobb County.
No registration. Just show up in full Class A uniform (required).

Scouts BSA, Cub Scouts, Venture Scouts, and adults will carry the largest flag while the Cub Scouts will carry a smaller (but still large) flag.

STARTING LOCATION: Meet at the parade staging area at the northwestern parking lot of the Roswell Street Baptist Church (774 Roswell St, Marietta, map link pinpoints starting point for the flag.) by 9:30 am or earlier. This is located at the corner of Roswell St. and Victory Dr.

Although the parade starts at 10 am, the flag is in the middle of the parade and we usually won’t start walking until after 10:20.

DETAILS: (if your first time, read everything below very carefully.
There will be no one person in charge of the event or your child.
Cub Scouts MUST have an adult in charge of them AND WITH them at all times during the walk.
Boy Scouts must have an adult or a buddy.

The parade WILL BE HOT! and could take an hour or more to walk. Younger children may not be able to walk the entire route. Make plans for picking up mid route accordingly.

Bring Water! And lots of it.
Let me repeat this… BRING WATER! We will have SOME water to refill bottles on route but we can’t assure you there will be enough to go around to the end of the parade.

And sometimes we have to say the obvious …

  • Drink the water your brought. Make sure your Scouts do, too.
  • Watch weather forecast for potential rain. Dress accordingly.
  • Wear sunscreen.
  • We recommend that toddlers and strollers NOT attend.
  • Parents walking in the parade should be able to attend to their Scouts if needed.
  • Roads near the parade start point will close at some point. You may have to walk a bit to the church.
  • Bring something for the Scouts to do to pass the time while we wait to start. (Electronics are easy, but let’s find something “scouting” for them to do instead.)
  • BSA rules forbid us from carrying or displaying any political advertisements as part of the Scout group.
  • There will be Port-a-Johns in the starting area.

The route is approx. 1.5 miles traveling along Roswell Rd past the Marietta National Cemetery. It takes a right onto East Park Street/Cherokee St in the square and ends at the corner of Cherokee and Kennesaw Ave.

There is a parking lot on the above mentioned corner that we will move into to fold the flag. (Map link pinpoints this parking lot. https://goo.gl/maps/oMdN1)

We ask that you walk with your scout, but if you’re unable to, you can pick them up in this parking lot or in the parking lot next to the Cobb County Police HQ across the street OR elsewhere near this corner.

There will be a free City buses that can shuttle you back to the church
OR you can have someone waiting for you
OR you can return to the square for July 4 activities
OR watch the rest of the parade.

Questions: Please contact Chase Crowson at chasecrowson@gmail.com

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!

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
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.