Lanierland Comes Alive With Camporee Spirit

19 Oct

Greetings Scouts!

The FALL CAMPOREE is just around the corner, coming up this Friday, October 21 at Lanierland music park on Jot-em-down road in North Forsyth County. This is your chance to compete against the Troops from the District in several events called “Orienting Scouts to the Future”. With over a dozen events in Scout Skills, knowledge, physical fitness, and teamwork, your Troop will compete for the top prize, our totem, Eddie the Otter.

Last Fall Troop 207 began their year of dominance by taking home Eddie for the first time. This past Spring, they successfully defended their title and held on to Eddie the Otter. This is only the second time a Troop has successfully repeated Camporee victory (Troop 109 Spring 08-Fall08). No Troop has ever accomplished the elusive “Three-peat”. Will history be made? Will another Troop wrest the big Otter from 207? Will you be there?

Sign up to attend with your Troop. Webelos can attend for the day with a host Troop by signing up with your den/Pack.

photo courtesy Johns Creek Herald

Lanierland is an historic music park which closed its gates in late 2006 after nearly 40 years of live country music hosting acts like Randy Travis, the Oak Ridge Boys, Alabama, and Kenny Rogers.

see you out there!

For more info on registering your Troop, visit The ETOWAH DISTRICT or like us on Facebook!

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The Outdoor Program Seminars

5 Oct

Greetings Scouts,

You are highly encouraged to attend a special Outdoor Program Seminar coming to three locations to better serve you! October 18 in Lawrenceville, October 25 in Athens, and October 27 in Gainesville – see schedule. Dinner will be provided at these three special events.  

We will also make presentations at the November 10 Roundtables in Cumming and Blue Ridge. See the schedule and directions below. The purpose of this program is to share information with you about the Outdoor Excitement available to your Scouts in Northeast Georgia. Topics will include:

    • Year-round High Adventure weekends: Climbing, C.O.P.E. Whitewater Kayaking
    • WinterFest
    • Spring Break – The Challenge Mill
    • ScoutBlast
    • Summer, and Fall Aquatics Programs
    • Exciting programs for 2012
    • Summer Camps: Boy Scouts, N.Y.L.T., Ranger Camp
    •  NEW and improved facilities at our camps
    •  Great Escape
    • National High Adventure Bases: Philmont, Northern Tier, Sea Base
    •  National Jamboree 2013 – Scouts must be 12 and First Class by that time (they could be Webelos 2 now!)
    • Order of the Arrow events
    • Cub Scout 2012 Family Weekend, Day Camps, Fun with Son, and Adventure Camp!

We certainly hope you will participate in this special event! Your adult leadership and Senior Patrol Leader/Crew President are also welcome to attend. Help us with meal planning; please RSVP to Sheryl 800.699.8806 x 106 or email sheryl.winterton@scouting.org by October 14.

I know you’ll be glad you participated as we prepare for 2012 to be the best year of Outdoor Scouting in the history of our great council!

see below: 


Schedule and Locations

Start planning your 2012 Summer Programs NOW!!!

Attend any of the meetings that are convenient for you and your pack / troop / crew leadership.  A meal will be provided on the 3 special meetings below. (not included at Roundtable) To help us with meal planning; please R.S.V.P. to Sheryl 800.699.8806 x 106 or sheryl.winterton@scouting.org by October 14.

#1       Tuesday, October 18, 2011

7:00pm     First United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville

                395 West Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046-6921

Or…

#2       Tuesday, October 25, 2011

7:00pm     Beech Haven Baptist Church

                2390 West Broad Street | Athens, GA 30606-3450

Or…

#3       Thursday, October 27, 2011

7:00pm     Gainesville, First United Methodist Church

                2780 Thompson Bridge Road Gainesville, GA 30506

Or…

#RTe   Thursday, November 10, 2011 (Roundtable)7:00pm     First Baptist Cumming

                1597 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040

Or…

#RTm  Thursday, November 10, 2011  (Roundtable)

7:00pm     Blue Ridge United Methodist Church

              322 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Who should attend????

    • Cub Scout Leaders
    • Senior Patrol Leaders
    • Scoutmasters / Assistants
    • Troop / Crew Committee Chairs
    • Crew Presidents
    • Crew Advisors

ENO Blog » Blog Archive » Photo Competition Pics

1 Oct

ENO Blog » Blog Archive » Photo Competition Pics.

 

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

Personal Management added to Fall AAR

28 Sep

Greetings Boy Scouts! (Cub Scouts… see the previous post!)

Two important updates this week. Take a look and forward to your Scouts and leaders please:

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Advance-A-Rama – Forward this link to your Scouts: http://bit.ly/nrecOH

Saturday October 15 at Church of the Good Shepherd on Holtzclaw Rd in Cumming

We’ve had some demand to offer Personal Management at the AAR so that boys whose troops don’t have a counselor can meet with one and get started. You won’t earn the whole badge in one day, but getting started on this one is half the battle, right!? Be sure to share the sign-up info with your Scouts this week at your meeting. These are the badges offered (ALL Eagle required except Computers):

  • Cit. in the Nation
  • Cit. in the World
  • Communications
  • First Aid
  • Personal Mgmt
  • Computers

Lunch tickets can be purchased on site for $6. This will most likely be Backyard Burgers and I’d like to get a head count prior to the event. If you know your troop members will be purchasing lunch tickets, try to let me know this week a ball-park. $10 if you are registered before October 1. Courses will fill up… sign up today.

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Fall Camporee – Follow this link to register your troop: http://bit.ly/qsQs3J

October 21-23 at Lanierland on Jot-em-down Rd in North Forsyth.  $7 per person.

Eddie the Otter is “Orienting Scouts for the Future” in this year’s Fall Camporee, which is sure to be a BLAST! Repeat champs at Troop 207 are looking to make it THREE (the RECORD is three held by Troop 109 Fall 2007-Fall 2008).  Come out and show your skills in this classic competition of Scout Skills and fun. Troop 3740 is hosting this year’s event, but they need your help to staff the events. Your Scoutmaster has the events packet. Let us know which event your troop would like to staff with older Scouts or adults by emailing me or one of the camporee chiefs, Todd or Michael.

Troop Tips:

  1. Share this info at your next TROOP MEETING!
  2. You’ll need 4 “pie-sized” pumpkins to bring to the camporee
  3. If possible, bring your own hand-held GPS for each patrol entering. You’ll need one that you are comfortable working with

Your Scoutmaster has the events packet, so check with him. Come to Roundtable to find out more info before the camporee and stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to time!

<<—Troops and POPCORN—>>>

POPCORN!Remember… the goal is to get EVERY boy to sell popcorn, to reach his goal, and to help fund his own year. Keep encouraging your Scouts. Let us know some feedback from your Scouts that are selling well and that have some tips for other Boy Scouts to use. Leave your comments here.

See you out there!

Ps. Don’t forget to visit www.etowah-bsa.org and ETOWAH ON FACEBOOK.

Etowah Excitement over an Active Autumn

23 Sep

Greetings…

Well what a successful Cub Scout Roundup season that was! Now that we have over 1,000 new friends, be sure to invite them to this page and our webpage. We have an EXCITING and ACTIVE Fall program season coming up… let’s hit the highlights:

Tiger Fun Day – Saturday September 24 PARKWAY CHURCH on Bethelview Road in Cumming http://bit.ly/rj884e 

Loop-A-Rama – Saturday October 8 Yahoola Creek Park in Dahlonega http://bit.ly/loops11 . Come spend a day in beautiful Dahlonega with Scouts from all over the District coming to earn up to 3 Belt loops. This activity is essential for brand new Scouts because they’ll get a chance to earn and walk away with their very first awards. Flag football, Ultimate, Geology, Geography, Hiking, BB’s, Archery, Kickball, or Astronomy. Register early before the popular loops fill up!

Fall Advance-A-Rama (Boy Scouts only) – Saturday October 15 at Church of the Good Shepherd on Holtzclaw Rd. Register online for this event soon because it will fill up fast! Earn Cit. in the Nation, Cit. in the World, Communications, Computers, or First Aid Merit Badges. Register individually here: http://bit.ly/q3Y1V3

Fall Family Weekend – October 14-16 at Scoutland Adventure Camp on Lake Lanier. Register today and join us for a fun-filled weekend of Fall activities like crafts, cooking demos, belt loops, face painting, nature activities, sports, fishing, and who can resist an eventful CAMPFIRE! Everyone in the District will be there and you won’t want to miss this classic event… register by family using the form here: http://bit.ly/fallfam

Boy Scout Camporee – “Orienting Scouts for the Future” – LanierLand Music Park in North Forsyth http://bit.ly/qsQs3J

Cubmobile Race – Register your whole den to and get started building your Cubmobile Racer for this mid-November event!

ALSO – be sure to check out our facebook page for the next edition of Etowah’s Popcorn Possible. Did you miss the previous episode? Here it is: http://youtu.be/Xjlew5eSajU

Popcorn Possible!

12 Sep

don’t forget our POPCORN KICKOFF (one of the best parties of the year!) is this Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 at 7:00pm at Kilough Elementary School in Dawsonville… check out this video!

http://on.fb.me/r2Yl2T

see you out there!

daniel

A Generations Connection – The Etowah Centennial Tree

30 Aug

Last Saturday in a quiet, humble ceremony at the Forsyth County Schools Administration building, the Etowa



h District dedicated its Centennial Tree as a part of the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America’s generations connections. To further celebrate 100 years of Scouting, the BSA has planted a Red Maple tree in front of the Forsyth County Schools
Administration building and marked the occasion of the 100th Anniversary (which took place on February 8, 2010) with a granite stone marker. The tree was originally planted in March of this year, and was donated by a group of Scouts from the Northeast Georgia Council. Dr. Ed Brown, a member of the 100th Anniversary Committee for the Northeast Georgia Council, consulted with the Board of Education and the Superintendent’s office on where to plant the tree in our community.

For generations, Scouting has been an important part of the growing lives of young men in communities across our country, and especially here in Forsyth, Dawson, and Lumpkin Counties. We are proud to dedicate this tree in hon

 

or of Scouting’s traditions as a way to connect our values and the boys of today with the next 100 years of Scouting and the leaders they will become!

At the celebration, Scouts were joined by District Chairman David Waggomann and District Executives Daniel Victorio and Isaac Trotter as well as Superintendent and Northeast Georgia Council Boy Scout Executive Board Member Dr. L.C. “Buster” Evans.

Get a glimpse of our tree here: http://on.fb.me/pfPI71

See you out there!