Archive | March, 2011

The National Summer Time Pack Award

31 Mar

HEY… did you know that your whole pack can earn the National Summer Time Pack Award. Here’s how…

1) Have at least 50 percent of Scouts participate in Day Camp in June

2) Have the same number of Scouts participate in a July event like Scoutland Adventure Camp, a Summer field trip or pool party, or a Summer picnic for your Scouting families.

3) Have 50 percent of Scouts participate in BACK to PACK in August!

Remember, Scouting is a 12 month program… though you might not have regular Den meetings, the Pack should take some pride in keeping their Scouts engaged throughout the best time in a boy’s Scouting year… Summer! So… let’s get out there! Here are some great ways to keep up the momentum of your Scouting year and get your guys outdoors. Please share a link to this blog or any of the links found below with ALL OF YOUR PARENTS!!! Thanks!

Cub Scouts – Take some time this week to plan out your Summer Camp plans… here’s some tips:

1) Read yourCub Scout Guide to Summer Outdoor Activities

2) MAY is Spring Family Camping Weekend… put it on your calendar and register online!

3) JUNE is DAY CAMP! and don’t forget FUN With SON! and you can sign up ONLINE here: DAY CAMP REGISTRATION FUN WITH SON REGISTRATION


5) Sell CAMP CARDS so you can do all of these for FREEEEEE! – if you need more cards to sell, just email DANIEL at

SUMMER is gonna be AWESOME!

See you out there….

Check out the WAY BACK machine on Boy’s Life

31 Mar

Check out this awesome bit of technology… in some of the later issues, you can link to the articles you want to read by clicking on menu items in the table of contents. It is pretty cool to look back at the things that Scouts were doing decades ago through the eyes of Boy’s Life Magazine writers… there were certainly more short stories, especially from the 1930’s through the 1950’s. In comparison, most Boy’s Life magazines have just one short story with the rest being replaced by articles on people or personalities. Tell us some of the differences you find and what you think is interesting about this look back in time! Leave it in the comment section here or on our facebook page.

ScoutBLAST! 2011

30 Mar

On Saturday, April 16th, at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, your family can enjoy a day with THOUSANDS of Scouts showing off their skills and displaying things they’ve learned over the past year at the Northeast Georgia Council’s ScoutBLAST 2011. The event runs all day, but Troops can set up camp the night before to get their displays ready. Families will love the hundreds of displays, crafts, live music, and demonstrations by Police, Fire, and EMS Explorer teams competing.

UNIT DISPLAYS – Packs, Troops, Crews, Ships, or Posts can set up any kind of display that shares your Unit’s Scouting knowledge from a new game, a craft for everyone to do, an outdoor exibit, an instructional display, a cooking demonstration, a pioneering project,… you name it! Anything goes… just be sure to read the rules before you decide what your display will be…

Special Events – stay tuned for a listing of additional special events as we get closer to ScoutBLAST. There will be live music, Scouting Displays all day long, and of course, The Council Pinewood Derby Race. Don’t forget the new open class race called Contenders and Pretenders!

AWARDS – Special awards will be given out for your display having originality, live action, skill proficiency, Exceptional Scout Spirit, Youth led (Boy Scouts), and Youth participation (Cub Scouts).

Get your unit involved in this year’s ScoutBLAST! 2011.

to reserve your booth use this form: ScoutBLAST Display Registration

ok… see you out there!

The Summit will host the 2019 World Scout Jamboree

29 Mar

Here’s a cool article from Bryan on Scouting… who’s interested in going to this?


The Summit will host the 2019 World Scout Jamboree.

Spring Family Camping at Camp Rainey Mountain

28 Mar


Check out some Camp improvements on our FACEBOOK PAGE:

Spring is in the air and Family Camping Weekend is right around the corner! Don’t miss this fun-filled weekend of crafts, shooting sports, hiking, camping, fishing, and crafts up at the Northeast Georgia Council’s very own Camp Rainey Mountain… APRIL 29- May 1, 2011.

You will never forget the first time you visited Camp Rainey Mountain. You’ll get to stay in one of our campsites, explore trails (with a parent, of course), find the WATERFALL! or hike to the top of BIG ROCK! (they have a t-shirt for that in the trading post…)

And it will all be capped off by a HUGE campfire on the last night with hundreds of your friends singing along, doing skits, and telling stories… I can’t wait!

GO HERE for more information
See you out there!
– daniel

Patrol PLUS

24 Mar

Patrols are the building blocks to a strong, well-run troop. To build up your troop, add a patrol or two, and watch what can happen:


  • More parental involvement
  • More leadership opportunities
  • More skills development
  • More camaraderie among peers
  • More friendly patrol competition
  • More energy and enthusiasm
  • More patrol spirit
  • stronger patrol leaders’ council
  • More resources for the troop
  • More community service opportunities




Download the brochure …



Journey to Excellence

23 Mar

Greetings Leaders,

Take some time to evaluate your progress before Summer! Post some comments or questions that we can answer in a future article…

“Scouting’s Journey to Excellence” is the BSA’s new council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils. It is replacing the Centennial Quality Awards Program as a means of encouraging excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA. It is time to sit down with your unit leadership and evaluate your “Journey” so far… take a look at this website to download a scorecard, answer FAQ’s, view powerpoint presentations, and get lot’s of information as we work together to ensure your unit’s success in 2011. You will want to review this regularly with your Unit leadership. Your Commissioner can help throughout the year… just ask!see you out there!