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Requesting congratulatory letters for Eagle Scouts

22 Jan


From Bryan on Scouting:

Earning the Eagle Scout Award is something to write home about — literally.

Politicians, astronauts, celebrities, and other recognizable figures have been sending hand-signed letters to new Eagle Scouts for, well, 100 years…. (finish the article here…)


Let’s Go Gladiators!

20 Jan

Let’s Go Gladiators!

Hockey Fans!!! Scout Night with the Gladiators is coming up on Feb. 9… Let’s all get tickets and sit together! Go here for the flyer to pre-purchase your tickets… It’s fun for the WHOLE FAMILY!


A BSA Podcast

18 Jan

A BSA Podcast

shared from Scouting Magazine’s blog called Bryan on Scouting here

This Eagle Scout infographic pretty much says it all

15 Apr

Bryan on Scouting

Yesterday, we got scientific proof that Eagle Scouts are awesome.

Today comes the visual evidence.

After the jump, don’t miss a stunning infographic that answers the question: Who exactly are these 2.1 million Eagle Scouts?

The question — and answer — come at a great time as we celebrate 100 years of the Eagle Scout Award!

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April’s BIG NEWS for CUB SCOUTS!!… and more!

11 Apr

Spring gives us so many opportunities to get out and get Scouting!!! Want to see what Daniel did for Spring Break? Check out some pics and videos here: The Challenge Mill 2012

Greetings Cub Scouts!

I hope you all had a great week of SPRING BREAK and that you got celebrate EASTER with your family and friends like I did! Don’t forget this Thursday is ROUNDTABLE!!! 4/12/12 at 7PM First Baptist Cumming on Sawnee Drive… see you there.


If your unit has SOLD ALL of its Camp Cards, we will have a table set up for your first official turn-in. We are out of Camp Cards as of right now, so it we are asking your help to round up ANY UNSOLD Cards in your unit and let’s get those in the hands of the boys that ARE SELLING! Requests for additional cards will be met on a first-come basis as Isaac or I receive them back from units. Some orders may not be filled, BUT we know that we will have left over cards and that we will continue to cycle them out. Hey, seriously, thanks for your patience! You guys have been very understanding… email me today if you still have boys in need of cards to sell.

SCOUT SHOW – Gwinnett County Fairgrounds April 13-15

Come join in the Northeast Georgia Council’s LARGEST gathering of Scouts from across the 26 Counties. Sign up to camp or just come for the day. Have a unique skill to show off? Register for a presentation area or booth by visiting the link above. Concessions, entertainment throughout the day, games, displays, Scouting fun, Advancements, and so much more ALL AVAILABLE at SCOUT SHOW! See you there:

DUTY TO GOD WEEKEND – Camp Rainey Mountain April 21-22

Cub Scouts can earn their Religious Emblem in ONE WEEKEND campout!

Cub Scout Protestant Christian grades 1-3/ Catholic Scouts ages 6-7 use this form to sign up – CUB SCOUTS

Webelos Protestant Christian grades 4-5/ Catholic Scouts ages 8-10 use this form to sign up – WEBELOS

SCOUTING IN THE OUTFIELD – Foley Field, Athens, GA Friday May 11

This should be fun!! It is officially BASEBALL SEASON, and who doesn’t love the dawgs!? Wait, don’t answer that. Register today for this fun event where we’ll watch the Diamond Dawgs take on the two-time defending National Champion Carolina Gamecocks… Goooooo Dawgs! And then we get to campout in our tents in the outfield! SECURE YOUR SPOT today using this REGISTRATION FORM

DISTRICT BANQUET – Tuesday May 15, Oak Grove Baptist Church

MARK YOUR CALENDARDS!! Nominate your Cub Scout Leader for an award…we’ll have more info at Roundtable on this

THE BIG FOUR – Cub Scout Summer Outdoor Program



1. Cub Scout Day Camp – Day Camp is fun, exciting, AND LOCAL!!! You can earn lot’s of great advancements, make crafts and have a great time with your WHOLE DEN!!! Check the schedule for when your Pack is going, there are 5 opportunities for Scouts in our District to attend! Here’s a great article with all the info and links to registration that you need:  or go here to Register Today

2. Scoutland Adventure Camp – Six sessions in July at Scoutland on Lake Lanier

Cub Scouts will enjoy their first full resident camp experience… Webelos 1’s will earn up to 8 Activity Badges!… Webelos 2’s will journey out to the OUTBACK (by canoe!)on a BIG ADVENTURE!!! REGISTER ONLINE HERE:

>>>Parent/Son TEAM     >>AS A PATROL

3. Spring Family Camping – Camp Rainey Mountain May 4-6

Camping fun for the whole family at beautiful CAMP RAINEY MOUNTAIN. Register your family today by clicking HERE

4. FUN with SON!Camp Rainey Mountain June 9-10 OR Scoutland June 23-24

Come spend some One-on-one time with your son for a fun-filled weekend at one of our great camps… this awesome program is put on by our full-time staffers at both of the camps and is sure to be AWESOME! Register ONLINE

everything in the ABOVE section is AWESOME, and ETOWAH APPROVED for your Cub Scouts… Please spread the word and help your friends get registered for these fun activities in the Summer. Each of these 4 great events helps your PACK earn the NATIONAL SUMMER TIME PACK AWARD! See you out there!

Daniel & Isaac – keep LEADING THE WAY!

Three Reasons Your Scouts aren’t Leading

23 Feb

Scoutmasters!!! This is a MUST READ. This article comes to us from Clarke Green at and was shared with me by Neil Funk, an ASM at Troop 62 in Cumming… Thanks Neil!

THREE REASONS Your Scouts Aren’t Leading:

ENO Blog » Blog Archive » Photo Competition Pics

1 Oct

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It is prime hammock season Scouts… share your adventure pics with us.

Scouting 101 – just the fundamentals!

25 Apr

Greetings Scouts –

I wanted to share with you a cool opportunity for younger Scouts to earn some really cool Merit Badges locally this Summer at Scoutland 101 during the week of June 13-17. Scouts can earn a Merit Badge in one day when they come to Scoutland. A couple of cool points:

  1. You pick the day!
  2. You pick the Merit Badge!
  3. Arrive at Scoutland a little before 9:00AM
  4. By 4PM your day is done and you’ve earned a Merit Badge!
  5. the day costs only $15*

Come join us for 1 or MORE days out at the Lake this summer and you can earn one or more of these Merit Badges:

  • Basketry/Leatherwork (TWO FOR ONE!!!)
  • First Aid (EAGLE REQUIRED!)
  • Swimming (EAGLE REQUIRED!)
  • Rifle
  • Archery
  • Woodcarving
  • Communications (EAGLE REQUIRED!)

Now is the time to sign up! Download the 101 flyer and get signed up today!

Scoutland is on Lake Lanier in Gainesville on a 120 acre peninsula that lies between Hwy’s 53(Dawsonville Hwy) and 60(Thompson Bridge Rd) about 30 minutes from the heart of our District (in other words… convenient!). Come out and experience the Lake in Summer time…

See you out there!


*some courses require and additional fee… check out the flyer on our website and be sure to share this link with your friends –


2 Apr


Troops… This year’s Spring Camporee will be the ULTIMATE TEST to see who takes home our District’s prized totem, Eddie the Otter. Troop 207, chartered to Creekside United Methodist Church, hopes to defend their title from this past fall when they took the prize with their very best Catapult… but they will, along with their fellow troops, have to put their field skills, as well as their Scouting Skills and creativity, front and center in order to win this year’s Spring version of the challenge. So Scoutmasters/SPL’s, let’s get started!

Ultimate Frisbee is an old sport who’s time has finally emerged. Over the past decade, the sport of Ultimate has become increasingly more popular with High Schools and Colleges starting their own club teams and competitions going on all over the Country. For Troops whose Scouts have never played, take a look at this link first:

For some strategy tips, take a look here:

The Ultimate Camporee centers around an EPIC Ultimate Tournament, but there will be 9 other events going on at the same time… These events will include Scouting Skills that involve the creative use of your own disc! Pioneering, fire starting, orienteering, and others… a link to the packet is below.

To register for the ULTIMATE CAMPOREE and the chance to take home Eddie the Otter, register online today by TROOP

For more information and to download the packet head over to the Etowah Website and the Boy Scout Activities Page

Also… we need EVENT SPONSORS. If your troop has older boys or adults who would like to sponsor one or more events, please notify Daniel or Andrew Johnson (event SPL)

OK… see you out there!

Boy Scout Jack Pape wins 2011 American Spirit Award – Bryan on Scouting

22 Mar

The voting’s over, and the results are in.

The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation announced today that Jack Pape, a high school junior from Omaha, Neb., has won its American Spirit Award.

At a special ceremony on Friday, Pape will receive the award, which recognizes “extraordinary skill, professionalism, and a spirit of excellence in a challenging situation.”